Driver - Lanakila Kitchen

Aug 29 2023
Lanakila Pacific |Honolulu|Full Time, $16.49 / hour
Category: Transportation
Job Description

The Food Service Driver is primarily responsible for delivering foods to various island-wide locations, securing mandatory paperwork for audit purposes, properly handling food on deliveries, and maintaining vehicle and mileage records and program equipment. The Food ServiceDriver supports the mission, vision and values of the organization, and upholds and enforces the guidelines and policies of the organization, and demonstrates Lanakila Pacific’s values of teamwork, excellence, achievement, and motivation in a ll personal interactions and exemplifies Lanakila’s STAR service standards.



Position Specific Duties.

·         Confirms route schedule and delivery times daily.

·         Verifies counts, changes, special meals and all other components associated with meal service.

·         Packs meals in transport equipment such as heated caddies, holding caddies, and coolers.  Lifts and loads filled equipment into company vehicle.

·         Delivers meals to assigned routes in a timely, professional and courteous manner.

·         Maintains vehicles including mileage record, fuel, sanitation, general maintenance, and security.

·         Adheres to all traffic rules and regulations.

·         Maintains all other program equipment including heated caddies, holding caddies, coolers and cellular telephones.

·         Cleans kitchen either by wiping, washing, moping, dusting, sweeping, emptying disposal bin, waxing, scraping, buffing, etc.

·         Cleans kitchen appliances, utensils, pots and pans and cooking equipment at regular intervals meeting Food Service sanitation standard.

·         Ensures supplies are properly stored, stocked, labeled and rotated utilizing the FIFO method and made available to complete assignments.

·         Inspects equipment and tools.

·         Reports any maintenance problems to supervisor; does not operate any equipment or tools in unsafe condition.

·         Performs general cleaning of equipment and tools at regular intervals.

·         Supports kitchen staff in preparation of meals and for deliveries to customers, as required.

·         Attends staff meetings and training workshops.

·         Working knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. 

·         Be sensitive to the needs of the elderly, caregivers, and people with disabilities.

·         Completes assignment according to quality and safety standards.

·         Participates in training or demonstration to others on how to complete tasks meeting quality and safety standards.

  Other Duties:

·         Follows all safety procedure and practices, and that safeguards and proper safety gear, such as gloves, and hairnets are used when appropriate.

·         Follows established work rules, standards of conduct, policies, procedures and practices.

·         Performs other reasonably related business duties as assigned.

·         Completes training as mandated by organizational policy.



·         Scheduled for work 5 days a week. Monday-Friday: 5:00 am. – 1:00 pm. 8-hour shift may vary. May be required to work outside of normal business hours including weekends and holidays to meet operational needs and contract requirements.

·         Works under a fast-paced environment

·         Works with diverse group of people and at times under difficult situations

·         Indoor – kitchen environment; steam and heat from cooking and dish washing often cause uncomfortably high temperatures.  The area is usually noisy, floors may be damp/wet where food or beverages have been dripped or wet from daily mopping that is usually performed while the workers are in the area. 

·         Some workers may be subjected to getting wet while using steam/pressure-washing equipment.  Some workers are exposed to extreme temperatures of the hot kitchen and the walk-in refrigerator or freezer and reefers.  Will be exposed to weather outside weather conditions including heat, rain and humidity.



·         Assigned company vehicle for deliveries.

·         Standard delivery equipment including coolers, thermal bags, heated caddies, holding caddies and pushcart.

·         Assigned company cellular telephone.



·         Education: High School or Certificate of Completion or equivalent

·         Experience:  Minimum1 year related work; previous commercial driving preferred.

·         Clearance/Certification: 1) TB clearance, 2) Criminal background check, 3) Pre-employment drug testing, 4) Child Protective Services/Adult Protective check.

·         Valid driver license and clean driver’s abstract



·         Willingness to gain and possess a thorough knowledge of the delivery and distribution procedures of the Food Service program.

·         Use of considerable initiative and good judgment.

·         Ability to multi-task and work under minimal supervision.           

·         Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure.

·         Ability to work with a diverse group of people and at times under difficult situations.

·         Ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups of people, as well as the ability to work well in a team setting.

·         Demonstrate basic knowledge of the geographic areas of Oahu and the ability to map out delivery locations.

·         Demonstrate the ability to observe all Federal, State, City and County driving laws.

·         Demonstrate customer service skills.

·         Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.



Frequently = F,    Occasionally = O,     Seldom = S,    Rarely = R

Standing = F, Lifting/Carrying below 25 lbs. = F, Walking = F, Lifting/Carrying 26 – 50 lbs. = F, Sitting = F, Lifting/Carrying above 50 lbs. = O, Climbing (ascending/descending ladders, stairs) = O, Seeing (able to clearly see 20 feet or more) = O, Balancing = F, Color Vision = F, Stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or squatting = F, Night Vision (work at night with use of lighting) = R, Handling/Push/Pull (work with hands, arms, fingers) = F, Talking = F, Feeling (perceiving attributes i.e., size, shape, temperature, texture) = F, Hearing = F, Tasting = R, Travel = F.