Driver-Packer

Sep 26 2017
Friends with Farms |Kailua|Part Time, $15.00 / hour
Job Description

Driver-Packer, Friends with Farms

 

We’re looking for a person to pick-up produce from suppliers, pack it nicely, and deliver it to consumers. The ideal candidate will have some knowledge or experience of the food and/or agricultural industries. As the position may entail some informal contact with suppliers and customers, we are also looking for a very friendly, polite person who is service-oriented.

 

As a Driver-Packer, you should also share our values and be committed to promoting local food that is produced sustainably. This is an exciting opportunity to help us to enhance Hawai’i’s food security in a practical way.

 

We’re looking for 1 part-time Driver-Packer

 

The Role:

In this role, you will help with the logistics of our Community Support Agriculture (CSA) operation. At a later date, the role may be expanded to include logistics for our farmers’ market operation as well.

 

The Driver-Packer will pick-up produce (currently on Mondays) from farms located on the N. Shore and in Waianae, Central Oahu and Waimanalo and deliver them to our cold storage/aggregation facility in Waimanalo. He or she will then assist with packing the CSA bags. The following day (currently Tuesday), the Driver-Packer will deliver the CSA bags to schools and businesses located in Honolulu and in Windward Oahu. This will involve driving the delivery route from approximately 11:30-3:30pm and delivering CSA bags by hand or using a handcart, as well as collecting returned cool bags.

 

The current schedule is roughly as follows:

 

MONDAY:

Pick-up: 6-8 hours

Packing: 2-3 hours

 

TUESDAY:

Delivery: 4 hours

 

WEDNESDAY:

Delivery: 4 hours

Total: 16-19 hrs.

 

Note:

·         The total number of hours may fluctuate slightly as we require the Driver-Packer to be available until all packing is completed.

 

Payrate: $15/hr., hours subject to change.

Contract type: independent contractor (non-salaried position).

 

Job Qualifications:

  •  A safe and skilful driver; comfortable driving a sprinter van or 16 ft. refrigerated box truck (particular care must be taken in school parking lots and loading zones)
  • Friendly, polite, and service-oriented
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work quickly but with care to pack CSA bags, putting the right produce into the right bag while ensuring that produce is not damaged and is well-presented
  • Organized and able to follow packing protocols
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 lbs.
  • 21+ years of age
  • Valid Hawaii Driver’s License with a "clean" driving record (including: no DUIs)
  • Must be willing to work as a contractor

Growth Possibilities:

Our CSA is growing and we are also expanding to new farmers’ markets. The Driver-Packer may be asked to help with delivery and pickup for farmers’ markets as well.

 

How to apply:

If you’re passionate about local food then we want to hear from you. To apply, please send a cover letter with your résumé to: info@friendswithfarms.com.