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Driver / Merchandiser — non-CDL

Pay: $20/hour.  Eligible for a bonus of up to $2,000 every quarter.

Hours: Overnight

Location: Carlstadt, NJ

About us:

Farmer’s Fridge started with an idea in Chicago: make fresh, healthy food as accessible as a candy bar. Our handcrafted meals are delivered daily to over 200 smart fridges and can be conveniently purchased with a credit card or using our app. This is only possible because of our team of people: techies, logistical geniuses, folks who lovingly curate the food among many others.

Our people are friendly and are gifted with grit and passion. That’s exemplified in our work environment where things are always shifting. Forget open-door policies; we have an open layout where you can hear and see everything that’s going on.

And just like our open layout, we value an open mind, dedication to work, and a collaborative spirit. We hire based on those characteristics, our business’ needs, and your qualifications. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind — in the hiring process or in the workplace.

Check out our BuiltIn Chicago page to see what it’s like to work here: www.builtinchicago.org/company/farmers-fridge. 

About the Driver / Merchandiser - non-CDL job:

The Driver / Merchandiser - non-CDL job is a crucial part of making fresh food accessible in an innovative way. You’ll distribute freshly made food to our smart fridges and retrieve food that’s ready to donate. Your job is to own your route by making sure that deliveries are made in a timely manner, collecting unsold food for donation, ensuring that fridges are operable and immediately reporting any problems. Check out this video for more on the role: vimeo.com/274747878. 

  • This position is new! — particularly to the New York and New Jersey areas; you also need to be adaptable and innovative.
  • Drivers safely and efficiently maneuver city streets in a refrigerated box truck, stock and merchandise fridges and then use an iPad to report temperatures and inventory.
  • Even though you'll be driving a refrigerated box truck to each location, most of your time will be spent merchandising each smart fridge and making sure that it looks great for our customers.
  • Sometimes you’ll have to make minor mechanical repairs on our smart fridges but you’ll always keep your supervisor informed with check-ins and updates about issues.
  • Success will be measured by consistent on-time deliveries.
  • You’ll probably be the only Farmer’s Fridge employee that people see so you must be friendly and knowledgeable.

Necessary knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Professional driving particularly with food shipment using a refrigerated box truck
  • Our fridges need to be stocked and food items are faced so merchandising experience is great!
  • Ability to use technology: computers, Microsoft and iPads
  • Some knowledge of mechanics (minor repairs to vans or smart fridges)

Personal characteristics:

  • Friendly. Your team needs to trust and feel empowered by you. Your friendly demeanor will make them feel comfortable approaching you with problems.
  • Organization. You need to have a plan for your drivers and make sure that they’re enabled to carry out their routes.
  • Teamwork. Even though you’ll be working solo most of the time, we’re also a team and we need to be able to depend on one another.
  • Improvement Oriented. You always look for ways to do things better, smarter and faster.

Benefits:

  • Traditional Benefits. Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability
  • 10 paid floating holidays
  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Monthly cell phone credit
  • Regular team celebrations for company milestones and other special events

Farmer’s Fridge is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

View our disclosures related to External Agencies and Applicants: www.farmersfridge.com/careerdisclosures. 

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