Driver / Delivery Associate

Location: 
New York, New York
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 (All day)
Company Name: 
The Fresh Connection

The Fresh Connection Driver/Delivery Associate

The Fresh Connection is a company based in New York City that provides transportation and logistics services to the local and sustainable food network. Our clients are independent, artisanal, and environmentally and economically sustainable food producers with a strong emphasis on local when possible. We are entering our second summer of operation and are looking for drivers and delivery associates to assist us in operating our delivery routes. The job will entail picking up from producers at farmers markets and other locations in NYC as well as in upstate New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and delivering to wholesale and individual customers, mostly in Manhattan and Brooklyn, but also in other boroughs as well as New Jersey, Westchester County, and Connecticut. The Fresh Connection is a small but rapidly growing company, and the right candidate will have the opportunity to grow with it and become an integral part of what we are trying to build. You will be the right candidate if you are able to combine a passion for building a strong local and sustainable food system with the practical skills and experience listed below:

Qualifications:

-          Excellent geographic knowledge of and experience driving in New York City, particularly Manhattan and Brooklyn

-          Experience driving a large cargo van and/or a 16’-20’ box truck (non-CDL)

-          A clean driver’s license

-          Knowledge of and a passion for local and sustainable food

-          Ability to work early, long days and be on time

-          Experience working in the food industry (farming, restaurant, grocery, etc.) a plus but not required

 

Hours:

Hours vary, but drivers/delivery associates will generally be expected to be on site by 7 AM, often earlier. Shifts will generally be between 8-10 hours. This job will start out as part-time, but there will likely be at least 30 hours/week available by June. We will be operating at least Monday-Saturday this summer, so the more flexibility the better.

 

Compensation:

Delivery Associates: $12/hour

Drivers: $15/hour

 

To apply, please e-mail a resume to mark.elliot.jaffe@gmail.com