Central Garden & Pet
Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet, lawn and garden supplies markets.
Forklift/Backup CDL Driver
Full-time
Central Garden & Pet
Central Garden & Pet
300 Athens Brick Rd.
75751 Athens , TX
Responsibilities Include: 
  • Drives gasoline, diesel powered tractor-trailer combination or straight truck to transport and deliver products to our Warehouse facility across the street from production Plant

  • Back in drops, pull out full and empty trailers

  • Inspect truck equipment and supplies before and after trips and submits reports indicating condition of equipment

  • Maintain an accurate daily driving log

  • Work closely with other drivers and communicate shift information

  • Maintain good housekeeping; clean truck, sweep and clean up spills

  • Assist with Warehouse Associate duties (order selecting, loading/unloading of trucks)

  • Forklift Driver for Warehouse when not occupying CDL position

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor
Education/Experience: 
  • CDL required, with demonstrated experience driving / backing tractor-trailer combination

Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: 
  • Driver’s license with excellent driving record, demonstrating safety first

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to communicate with employees in a manner promoting a “team” work environment

  • A DMC certification in forklift driving is required (company will train)

  • Must be willing to work overtime and adjust work shift schedule based on business needs

  • Ability to use two-way communication equipment

  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner
Work Environment: 
  • Hours of work will generally be during regular business hours (on each respective shift) and average at least 40 hours a week 

  • There may be some variation in work hours due to overtime, special projects, deadlines, and other concerns 

  • Generally, works in exterior environment in all types of varying weather conditions (cold, heat) 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.