811 23rd Avenue E., Bradenton, FL 34208 (941) 747-4655

Transit Driver/Warehouse Assistant

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee
Bradenton, FL

The Transit Driver/Warehouse Assistant is responsible for assisting with all transportation and warehouse needs. This includes transporting clients to and from the Friendship Dining Centers, Daybreak and any special trips needed. Responsible for assembly of all food coolers for delivery/pick-up, preparation of hot meals and their delivery to Dining Centers and remote volunteer drop off sites. Maybe needed to assist in pickup of donated food items, meal delivery as well as assisting with all other Transportation responsibilities.

Major Responsibilities: 

  1. Responsible for the day-to-day transportation of clients to and from the program centers
  2. Follow and ensure compliance with all safety and emergency procedures as outlined in the MOW+ Policy and Procedure Manual
  3. Maintain and update daily transportation records for each client and submit report to supervisor weekly, as per established guidelines
  4. Perform daily Pre/Post trip monitoring on the vehicles being used and provide documentation to the Transportation Manager
  5. Responsible for reporting immediately to the supervisor any injuries or accidents as well as any needed vehicle repair
  6. Maintain and clean vehicles interior and exterior as needed
  7. Assemble food coolers with adequate quantities of food supplies between 7:30am – 9:00am
  8. Assist with All Frozen Meals assembly and hot meal preparation
  9. Work to ensure all food safety temperatures are maintained.
  10. Deliver meals to specific drop off points at scheduled times
  11. Pick up insulated cooler from remote volunteer location, congregate center and Daybreak as assigned
  12. Assist in food packing during tray line of respective route
  13. Be available to assist with tray line when called upon
  14. Assist in the loading and unloading of coolers, boxed, etc. of all vehicles
  15. Deliver food supplies to designated site.
  16. Assist volunteers with loading and unloading coolers
  17. Assist with cleaning ALL containers that are returned to the Warehouse
  18. Participate in MOW+ fundraising activities
  19. Other tasks and duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  1. High School Graduate or equivalent
  2. Valid Driver’s License
  3. 2 years of experience in computer operation
  4. 2 years of experience in driving, route planning and working with volunteers
  5. Willing to be Safe-Serve training upon hire

ADA Requirements:

  1. Must have good driving record
  2. Must be able to communicate orally and in writing and be able to follow direction or read maps
  3. Must be able to stand/walk for moderate periods of time
  4. May be exposed to high/low temperatures and rain
  5. Must have special interest in programs designed to assist Older Americans
  6. Must have great organizational skills along with excellent planning and attention to detail
  7. Must work well with others and coordinate several activities simultaneously
  8. Must be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines in a timely manner
  9. Must have good oral and written communication skills and follow directions well
  10. Must be able to bend, lift, carry, push and pull up to 25lbs. or 50lbs. with assistance
  11. Must have basic mathematical skills

Job Type:  Full Time / Non-exempt (40 hours/week)

Compensation:  $15.00/hour.

Benefits include 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks paid vacation and medical benefits.

MOWP follows CDC guidelines for COVID-19 and requires, upon successful employment, all individuals in client-facing positions to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination to MOWP.