Delivery Driver
Entry
Wholesale Gardens - Houston, TX
Full Time
None
None
Day
General Labor
About Us

Wholesale Gardens has been serving the professional landscape industry in Houston since 1998. We offer a full selection of products and material to support independent landscapers whether they are refreshing a small residential garden or installing a large commercial project.

Our daily inventory ranges from specimen plants, trees, shrubs, color plants, and cut grasses. We also offer a wide variety of mulches, compost and soils, as well as a curated selection of beautiful pottery.

Description

Essential Tasks or Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages to customers.
  • May load and unload vehicle.
  • Assist with outside sales of nursery as needed.
  • Assist with moving of product in nursery.
  • Assist with counting of product during inventory.
  • Supervised by the Delivery Coordinator.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Obey traffic laws and follow established traffic and transportation procedures.
  • Inspect and maintain vehicle supplies and equipment, such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights, or brakes, to ensure that vehicles are in proper working condition.
  • Report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles.
  • Present bills and receipts and collect payments for goods delivered or loaded, as needed.
  • Verify the contents of inventory loads against shipping papers.
  • Maintain records, such as vehicle logs.
  • Read maps and follow written or verbal geographic directions.
  • Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations to bases or other vehicles using telephones.

Essential Skills to Perform Job:

  • Clean driving record.
  • Plant knowledge.
  • Able to operate a sit down counter balance rider forklift, but not necessary.  
  • Bilingual skills – English and Spanish are preferred.  
  • Physically able to move and lift heavy objects.
  • Team Player.
  • Reading and writing skills.
  • Active listening.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Service orientation.

Physical requirements of the job:  

  • Bending or twisting the body.
  • Keeping or regaining balance.
  • Marking repetitive motions.
  •  Standing.
  • Walking and/or running.
  • Sitting.
  • Kneeling, crouching, and squatting.
  • Pushing or pulling objects.
  • Bending/stooping.
  • Move/lift objects up to 75 pounds.
  • Load, unload, or stack containers, materials, or product.

Environmental Elements of the job:  

  • Work outdoors in extreme heat or cold.
  • Work indoors, environmentally controlled.
  • Work in an enclosed vehicle, equipment.
  • Work in an open vehicle or equipment.

Tools, equipment, and technology utilized for job:

  • Wheelbarrows/wagons.
  • Forklift.
  • Large goods vehicles.
  • Drive van or light trucks less than 3 tons.
  • Truck lift gates.
  • Use truck mounted hydraulic lifts or other accessories.
  • GPS.

What makes this position different from the next level up and/or level down?  

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Responsible for truck and trailer.
  • English skills: reading and writing.
  • Excellent customer service.
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