Class B Driver in Phillipsburg, NJ at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 4/20/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for a Class B CDL driver to expand our fleet and support our growing organization at our Phillipsburg, NJ distribution center. Drivers will be responsible for complying with all DOT, state regulations, and Company safety and compliance policies.  

 

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Drive a company truck to perform deliveries to customers according to the daily route schedule as well as as needed deliveries

  • Drive and Operate in a safe manner a 26’ lift gate box truck

  • Ability to read maps, work navigation system and read and write in English to meet customer orders

  • Fulfill orders in the distribution center while operating warehouse equipment (forklift, order picker, pallet riders, etc.)

  • Responsible for delivering product and providing excellent communication and customer service to our customers

  • Work in a collaborative manner across all department functions to meet customers needs through all communication methods (phone, email and in-person)

  • Accurately complete all required paperwork on a daily basis

  • Build relationships with fellow associates, at all levels as well as contractors , suppliers and customers

  • Must be outgoing and fun to help us brand our business by building strong customer relationships with the objective of continuing and renewing business

  • Bring new ideas/improved ways to help improve the department

  • Be passionate, engaged and work enthusiastically towards personal and company goals

What you'll need to be successful:

  • Prior route or delivery experience required with knowledge of DOT regulations

  • Must have at least 3 years verifiable driving experience

  • Requires a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills are required to be successful in this role

  • Must have excellent driving record to be insurable through our underwriters

  • Must be able to lift / push / pull up to 55lbs

  • Required to be a minimum of 21 years of age or older to drive a company vehicle

  • Upon conditional offer candidate will be required to successfully complete DOT and other required pre-employment screenings

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Home nightly

  • Hourly pay

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with wellness incentive program.

  • Unbelievable 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.

  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 13 holidays

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

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