Come grow with us!
Pacific Coast Fruit Company is a local, family-owned produce distributor that has proudly served our Pacific Northwest retail, wholesale, and foodservice customers since 1977. We are now one of the largest independent produce distributors in the Northwest with distribution centers in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle (Kent), Washington.
Our employees are a big part of our success, and we truly believe the words of our founder, Emil Nemarnik, who often said, Take good care of your employees, customers, shippers, and farmers and they will make you successful. As a Driver at Pacific Coast Fruit, youll not only earn a competitive hourly wage and comprehensive benefits but also open doors to a wide variety of advancement opportunities. Pacific Coast Fruit Company takes pride in developing employees and recruiting from within, and we hope this position is just the beginning of your career with us!
Our Drivers touch the freight! This position is responsible for the delivery of product to the customers of Pacific Coast Fruit. Duties include checking orders for accuracy, inspect for damage, and rotating product into stock for customers. Picking up product at various vendors checking it for quality and quantity and returning to Pacific Coast.
What youll do
- Pick up paperwork in the office, check to shortlist and load any additional product needed.
- Do a complete pre-trip inspection of the vehicle.
- Deliver product to customers, checking off the orders for accuracy.
- Have customers sign for product or collect money for COD customers after completing delivery to customers satisfaction.
- Pick up product from vendors and check orders for accuracy.
- Upon completion of route return to Pacific Coast and do a post-trip inspection.
- Operate and monitor all equipment professionally and safely including manual and electric pallet jacks, hand truck,s and vehicles.
- Must maintain a professional demeanor with speaking with employees, customers, and management.
- Drivers typically have 7-15 stops per day.
- Other duties may be assigned.
What we look for
- Ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle equivalent to the class of license the driver currently holds.
- Customer Service experience.
- Problem-solving and attention to detail.
- Ability to operate an electric pallet jack safely.
- Ability to speak, read and write in English.
- Be able to properly fill out a manifest, credit, and inspection sheet and drivers log.
- Must be able to work weekends and holidays
- Ability to lift 50 pounds regularly and stack and un-stack product on pallets
- Ability to sit, stand, walk, carry, lift, push, pull, stoop while checking, loading, and delivering product.
- Knowledge of produce types and ability to determine quality a plus (but not required).
What youll gain
- The opportunity to contribute, learn a lot, and have fun along the way
- Competitive salary
- Comprehensive benefit package including, medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and profit-sharing plan as well as paid time off
- Regular and constructive performance feedback
- Lots of fresh produce you can eat or take home to your family through our generous employee purchase program