Salvation Army Thrift Store Truck Drivers are responsible to safely drive Salvation Army trucks in the course of doing their duties, which includes donation pick-up, deliveries, trash disposal, and for the loading and unloading of their assigned vehicle.
When not on a route the drivers assist with other operations of the thrift store donation processing as assigned. Drivers must wear designated work shirt and jacket while on duty.
• Drive assigned routes to each address and evaluate donations for appropriateness and accept or reject as needed applying store policies and guidelines as appropriate.
• Load donations in a safe, secure manner to minimize damage and breakage to donations and property
• Issue donor receipts for donated items
• Deliver donations to store and unload truck taking donations to designated areas
• Deliver purchased merchandise as scheduled taking care to assure safe handling and avoiding damage to merchandise and property
• Take metal to recycling center as assigned. Return payment and receipt to store management upon return
• Take trash to landfill or other designated disposal sight as assigned
• Deliver and pickup merchandise and supplies to the Store as assigned
• Pick up donated bread from local grocery stores as assigned
• Drive truck for other Salvation Army program needs as assigned
• Fill truck with fuel and check and fill with oil and washer fluid as needed at designated filling stations
• Report all maintenance and performance concerns to supervisor as needed to assure that trucks run safely and efficiently
• Maintain interior of truck in a clean orderly condition
Additional Responsibilities – When not on a driving route or assignment
• Assist with bailing and loading of bales on trailer
• Assist with maintaining furniture floor – moving furniture to display in best manner
• Assist customers with loading large purchases
• Assist donor with unloading
• Assist with cleaning as needed or assigned
Other duties as assigned by supervisors
Store truck drivers must be at least 18 years of age and have held a valid drivers’ license a minimum of 24 and must have or obtain with-in 30 days a Department of Transportation (MNDOT) Commercial Drivers Medical Certification (including physical examination and drug test). They must pass The Salvation Army Motor Vehicle Report and background check. Must have training or experience driving a 15 foot fixed bed truck. They should be familiar with the city. They must be able to read and follow a map and written directions. They must be able to lift 50 lbs to shoulder level and move 75 lbs with assistance regularly during the course of an 8 hour shift. Drivers must be able to deal courteously with donors and other employees. They must be able to make decisions regarding potential donations based on given general guidelines. They must be able to handle donations in proper and appropriate manner to avoid damage and breakage. Must be able and willing to work Saturdays and early morning hours. It must be understood by the incumbent that the provisions of Safe From Harm will apply upon commencement of employment and also understood that the required Safe From Harm training be satisfactorily completed within the first thirty (30) days of employment.