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Cover Driver / $17.90/hr / FT / M-F / 7:30am - 4:00pm / Arden Hills, MN

Function: Distribution/Warehouse/Transportation
Location: Arden Hills, MN SDO, Arden Hills, MN US
Date posted: 1/29/2018 9:01:37 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1038622

Primarily responsible for delivering product to customers operating a straight truck 24 feet long or smaller.


  • Drive a variety of route assignments to cover for vacations and absences at least 50% of the time
  • Sort freight, load truck and verify packages against the manifest according to route sequence daily using all equipment necessary including pallet jacks, hand trucks, pallets, skids and hand held scanners
  • Handles all deliveries for the day and turns all delivery receipts to the appropriate supervisor at the end of the shift
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections on the vehicle being operated daily prior to leaving from and returning to the SDO
  • Deliver the merchandise to the customers (Residential and Commercial), in a prompt, safe, business like and friendly manner; top priority should be given to taking care of the customer’s needs
  • Use a hand held package scanner in the delivery process as required
  • Obtain accurate electronic or paper POD (Proof of Delivery) for each delivery
  • Drive the truck in a safe, lawful and courteous manner always remembering that the people will judge us by the way you handle the vehicle
  • Conduct business in a professional and courteous manner
  • Keep the truck and associated equipment in proper working order; report any problems to the Supervisor; keep the cab and cargo area clean and free of clutter
  • Process all non-delivered and customer returns following correct procedures, upon return to the SDO at the end of the day
  • Submit all required POD’s, non-delivery, return information and reports to the appropriate Supervisor daily
  • Regular attendance
  • Work as a team member by interacting and communicating with fellow associates in a cooperative, constructive manner
  • Pick up and accept merchandise returns and/or damages
  • When help assigned (Driver or Driver Helper), maintain responsibility for truck and equipment; lead daily completion of work and report questions/issues to SDO Supervisor right away

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Obtain a D.O.T. medical card
  • 1-3 years of driving experience in a service oriented position
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license (no “major moving violations” as described in the employment application supplement and in accordance with applicable state law)
  • Math and mechanical aptitude
  • Able to navigate and read a map
  • Must have excellent customer service skills/satisfaction
  • Must be a team player and able to work well with minimum supervision
  • Must be able to lift, push or pull equipment/merchandise weighing between 70 lbs. and 100 lbs.
  • Must be willing to wear a Staples uniform and present a clean, neat appearance
Valued, but not required skills and experience
  • PC and Microsoft Office knowledge
About Us
Staples Supply Chain and Logistics is recognized as one of the top supply chain organizations within North America.  With an extensive fulfillment and delivery network providing services for three main business units, we are able to deliver customer orders next day to 98% of the U.S. population, not to mention or Distribution Centers supporting our Retail Stores.  Our 10,000 Supply Chain & Logistics associates throughout North America continue to “make more happen” through the integration of people, process and technology.  We sell more than 2 million SKUs and are continually adding more products for our customers.  We continue to invest in our people, capabilities and technology to deliver “Every product our customers need, when they want it, where they want and how they want it.”  Without a doubt, our Supply Chain differentiates us from our emerging competitors. 

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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