Driver/Warehouse Associate

Baker Distributing Company

Job Description
12880 Automobile Blvd, Clearwater, Florida 33762 Baker Distributing Company is one of the largest distributors of HVAC, refrigeration and food service equipment that has been in business for nearly 75 years; we are disruptors! We are disrupting the distribution industry every single day as we transform our company into a world-class supply chain. Our 1,400 employees and 200+ locations serve 50,000 active customers. Our corporate headquarters is in Jacksonville, Fla., Baker Distributing Company is a subsidiary of Watsco (NYSE: WSO). At Baker, we are utilizing emerging technologies and innovations to diversify our portfolio and our service offerings to deliver a best-in-class customer experience. People are the core of our business -- those who work for us (our employees), those who work with us (our suppliers and vendors) and those we work for (our customers). While some of our employees are the most experienced in the industry, we are always seeking new talent with fresh ideas. If you have a keen sense of respect -- for yourself and others; an unfaltering devotion to integrity; the drive to provide consistency; the tenacity to strive for excellence; and embody the spirit of teamwork, we would love to talk with you. Baker Distributing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fully subscribes to, as well as practices, the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. Therefore, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law in the recruitment, selection, placement, training, compensation, and promotion of our employees. Job Summary The Driver is responsible for delivering and transporting HVAC freight and materials daily from our one of our established wholesale HVAC distributorships that carries multiple brands of equipment, parts and supplies to customers, vendors and/or internally to other Sales Center locations. Essential Duties/Accountabilities Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to: * Represent Baker Distributing Company as a leader in the industry. * Daily loading and unloading of products in truck for delivery to customers and/or other Sales Centers. * Collect invoices with proper signatures and return to Sales Center Manager. * Assist in the Warehouse with inventory counts, picking and verifying orders. * Responsible for daily checklist of truck maintenance and reporting in/out times with merchandise returns. * Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications * Highschool Diploma or GED Preferred Baker Distributing offers a GED Program for applicants that are offered a job with Baker to obtain their GED within 180 days of their start date with Baker. Continued employment is contingent upon the successful completion of the GED program. * Minimum 1-year truck driving experience. * Box Truck delivery experience * Must possess a clean driving record with no restrictions, suspensions or DUI convictions in the past 3 years. * Must be able to pass DOT physical examination requirements. * Warehouse experience, including driving a forklift/appliance lift, is a plus. * Must be able to communicate effectively with customers and provide superior service. * Must possess the attitude of wanting to learn and grow with the Company. * Must be 21 years of age or older. Licensing and Certifications: Valid driver license Physical Demands and Work Environment: * The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. * Must be able to frequently lift up to 50 pounds. * The employee frequently is required to stand sit or walk, climb, kneel, crouch, or crawl. * Ability to utilize a computer keyboard, computer monitor, and telephone for prolonged periods of time. * Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. * The employee may use equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks and other warehouse equipment. * The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. Skills * Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate on all levels within internal and external groups. * Excellent customer service mindset with the ability to develop long term relationships * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Excellent analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data * Strong and creative problem-solving skills * Ability to work independently and in a team environment * Proactively seeks continuous process and service improvements Supervisory * This role has no direct reports.