Driver

Drivers Countryside, Illinois


Description

With over 47 locations in 17 states and nearly 1,000 employees, Colony Hardware is the leading distributor of Tools, Equipment, Fasteners, Supplies, and Safety Products to commercial construction and industrial accounts throughout our markets.

Our customers can count on us for same or next-day delivery of over 30,000 products from the top names in the industry right to their job site with no minimum order requirement. At the heart of what we do is building long-term, meaningful relationships. Whether it is our customers, suppliers, or our associates, everyone is a part of the Colony family!

At Colony, our people are our most valuable asset. Success as a Colony Associate means being reliable, conscientious, and passionate. With our direction centered on teamwork, every employee at Colony will not only find their work to be meaningful but will have the opportunity to grow alongside Colony, both professionally and personally.

Colony Hardware is currently seeking a Driver to join our team!

Reporting to the Operations Manager, this position is responsible for the delivery of merchandise in a safe and timely manner using company vehicles and assisting in the warehouse by stocking merchandise and maintaining a clean warehouse environment.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Performs pre-trip inspections of vehicle, equipment, paperwork, and loaded product.
  • Loads trucks with packed orders, sorting and organizing merchandise so that it can be easily located on trucks.
  • Delivers all orders (materials, tool repairs, rental products) to customers in a timely and courteous manner.
  • Checks in with customers either by phone or text at each designated account to announce the arrival and serve as company liaison for the customer.
  • Collects payments from customers if required and verifies cash payment with customers prior to accepting payment to ensure correct collection.
  • Ensures all signatures are received when making deliveries by utilizing the signature capture POS system.
  • Communicates with branch dispatcher and/or supervisor if issues arise.
  • Maintains all vehicles/trucks and communicates with branch dispatcher and/or fleet manager to coordinate special appointments for fleet maintenance.
  • Assists in warehouse operations as needed such as cycle counts, inventory control, picking orders, and operating a forklift. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

  • High school degree or equivalent required.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Minimum 3 years experience of prior commercial driving experience and deliveries.
  • Valid Driver’s License. Motor Vehicle Record must show a record of sustained safe driving with no moving violations in the last 3 years.
  • CDL-B Driver’s License preferred. 
  • Skills
    • Programs used:
      • FACTS
      • Outlook
      • Fleetio
      • WebAPPS
      • Teletrac
      • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Abilities
    • Ability to work independently, prioritize work and perform multiple tasks.
    • Analytical ability including basic math skills.
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and climb stairs, stretch, and bend.
    • Ability to navigate websites and able to see, review, and interpret computer images and written documents.
    • Must have excellent time management, negotiation, critical thinking, decision-making, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication skills including speaking, reading, and writing in the English language with the ability to converse verbally with others on the phone and/or in person.
    • Must have outstanding customer service skills with the ability to interpret customer needs and demonstrate a customer service mindset when dealing with internal and external customers.

 

Physical requirements include:
Lifting up to 50 pounds while demonstrating safety techniques
Moving about the warehouse and loading dock area majority of the day
Exiting and entering vehicles several times per day
Must be able to climb stairs, crouch, bend, stoop, kneel, and work in small spaces and various climates.

Equipment used includes:
Desktop computer and mouse/tablet.
Telephone, cellphone, fax machine, GPS.
Forklift and motorized pallet jack.
Scanning equipment, such as RF scanners
Motor vehicles, such as vans and trucks

Colony Hardware Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, religion, marital status, victims of domestic violence, familial status, genetic predisposition or information, disability, Family and Medical Leave, military or veteran status, citizenship, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.