Local Food Logistics Associate, Common Market Local Food Distribution Center

Posted by on August 11, 2008

[emailed 8/8/2008]

The Common Market Local Food Distribution Center is hiring a Local Food Logistics Associate.

The Common Market, a non-profit wholesale distributor of local produce, is hiring a seasonal Local Food Logistics Associate (August 15-Nov 1). The Associate will be on the front line of the business, interacting with farmers in PA and South Jersey, as well as institutional customers in the Philadelphia area (hospitals, schools, universities) and learning all aspects of the logistics of running a wholesale local food distribution operation. We are looking for someone who can communicate the local food mission of the Common Market, present him or herself in a professional manner, and is punctual and dependable.

The job duties include:
-driving a 18′ refrigerated box truck to make pick-ups and deliveries (rural, highway and city driving)
-learning the aspects of quality control for produce and making quality control decisions at the farms
-loading and unloading boxes of produce on and off the truck and into cooler at the warehouse
-helping the General Manager to label and pack orders at the warehouse

Additional Qualifications:
-must be committed to promoting local food
-must have a valid driver’s license and insurance (commercial driver’s license is not a requirement)
-must have experience driving a truck or other large vehicle
-must be able to regularly lift boxes weighing 50 lbs
-must be available for early morning starting time (5 am); there is potential for some weekend work
-must have a clean driving record and no criminal background
-must be able to pass regular random drug tests

-$12/hr; average of 30-35 hrs/week

How to Apply:
-send resume, cover letter and 3 job references to James DeMarsh, General Manager to james@commonmarketphila.org
-no phone calls please!

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