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CDL Trainee

US Foods, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Portland, OR posted May 8, 2021.

Join Our Community of Food People!To attract students from CDL certification schools or employees from within the company or MVO to enter into the CDL Trainee program. This is a trainee position, involving a structured 90 day training program, consisting of driving skills training, classroom and behind-the-wheel practice. Must have a state certified CDL learner’s permit prior to entering the training program. At the conclusion of this training program, a successful candidate will have obtained a CDL Class A license and be ready to move to a Delivery Driver Trainee position.During the training period, the trainee will work with designated senior drivers selected to participate in the program and will assist in delivery duties to gain insight into the physical requirements of the job, safe work practices, and receive coaching on their driving skills.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:100 % attendance in all elements of the training program, actively participating in classroom exercises as well as hands on instructionMaintains satisfactory feedback from instructors and driver/coaches during the classroom, yard skills, and on-the-road driving portion of the training programAssists designated US Foods drivers in route completion, learning all aspects of the jobSuccessfully obtains a CDL Class A license within the first 45 days of the training programAchieves defined performance expectations during the initial 90 day probationary period of programAttends all required company meetings and adhere to all safety practices and company policiesEducation/Training: High School Diploma/GED preferred. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English as it relates to the job and to the safety regulations. Must have basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide) and ability to work with money collected from customers to ensure the amount collected matches the invoiced amount.Related Experience/Requirements: A minimum of one year’s experience operating heavy motor vehicle equipment and/or one year’s experience as a warehouse selector in a foodservice or comparable product environment required. Examples: MVO’s from the military, Class B CDL drivers with route delivery experience, US Foods selectors or selectors from other foodservice organizations.Must be able to pass DOT physical and obtain a two year DOT Medical Card upon receiving a conditional employment offer.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to use, or learn to use, all equipment, global positioning systems (GPS) i.e. XATA, POD, and tools used to perform the job. Must be able to perform all job functions safely. Must be able to work the scheduled/assigned times and required overtime for the position. Must know/have ability to learn material safety data sheet information regarding all material used within the scope of the work.Must be able to perform coupling procedures for the Tractor/Trailer. Must have excellent customer service skills. Must successfully complete the DOT written examination for drivers and pass a controlled substance abuse screening test.Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions, including applying tire chains if needed. Must adhere to all safety practices and company policies.No more than two convictions in the past two year period for traffic violations. No more than one of these may be a serious (as defined by DOT) violation or result of an accident – company or private vehicle; No DUI convictions within past three years, regardless of type of vehicle operated; no driver’s license suspension within past three years (insurance and overweight tickets are excluded); and no termination by previous employer for failure to comply with safety regulations or for accident involvement.* EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*

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