WEST PAK AVOCADO INC
Job Contact: ELIZABETH GARCIA
West Pak Avocado was founded in 1982 as a grower and shipper of California avocados, West Pak began operations from a small packing house in Fallbrook â the heart of the stateâs avocado growing region. Our disciplined approach to delivering quality produce and our ability to forge strong partnerships with regional growers earned us a solid reputation in the industry. In 1992, we opened a new, state-of-the-art, 40,000 square foot packing facility in Temecula, California to service an expanding customer base throughout North America and Asia. In 1996, we formed our Mexican subsidiary â Grupo West Pak de Mexico â and opened an advanced 90,000 square foot packing facility in Uruapan, MichoacÃ¡n. Today, West Pak is proud to be a major force in the avocado industry. Our extensive relationships with domestic and international growers â combined with our mastery of transportation logistics, ripening technology and marketing expertise â translate into year-round availability of quality produce. And our status as a financially strong, privately-owned company allows us to continue our sole focus on serving our customers.
Our VISION, quite simply, is to be âthe worldâs premier avocado company, offering quality, superior service to customers and growers everywhere.â Being the premier avocado company does not mean being the biggest, but it does mean being the best and most relevant in terms of customer value, customer service, employee talent, and consistent and predictable growth.
West Pak Avocado Values:
We strive for Excellence:
PEOPLE - We care for our people. We practice Integrity in all of our relationships.
SERVICE - We provide the highest level of Service to our customers, growers, and each other. We ensure our key stakeholders a true partnership.
INNOVATION - We are committed to the Innovation of our products and services and maintaining our industry leadership in technology.
We are currently looking for a dynamic on the road Class A driver - Representative, who is passionate with produce and has the reputation for being a star performer.
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the class.
Responsible for transporting goods from one place to another using heavy or tractor-trailer trucks. Operates trucks with a capacity of up to 80,000 pounds or per maximum capacity.
â¢ Pick up and deliver avocados while operating a tractor-trailer truck.
â¢ Load and unload pallets, and bins of avocados.
â¢ Record amount and type of cargo being delivered.
â¢ Drive mostly long distances (i.e. Dallas, TX â Chicago, IL), but short distances are also required (i.e. Laredo, TX).
â¢ Fill up on fuel, clean truck, and wash windows.
â¢ Report to a dispatcher any incidents encountered on the road.
â¢ Monitor road conditions and watch for traffic congestion.
â¢ Follow all applicable traffic laws.
â¢ Inspect their trailer before and after the trip and record any defects they find.
â¢ Follow accident procedures if an accident occurs.
â¢ Keep a log of their activities.
â¢ Report serious mechanical problems to the appropriate personnel.
â¢ Keep their truck, and associated equipment, clean and in good working order.
â¢ Plan routes using maps or satellite tracking.
â¢ Get goods to client on time.
â¢ Take rest periods during trip.
â¢ Take special precautions while driving.
â¢ Maintain log of trips.
â¢ Must possess a CDL Class A driver license
â¢ 3 years DMV/MVR record with two or fewer moving violations/accidents, NO suspensions
â¢ No DUI in the last 5 years
â¢ Safety oriented
â¢ Willingness to travel long distance, work the required schedule and must pass the e-verify application, which includes a background investigation (past employment, education and criminal history) and drug screening
West Pak Avocado, is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
Able to pass a pre-employment, background check and drug-screen-Must be over age 18 years old-Must have legal authorization to work in the U.S.
Required license or certification:
â¢ CDL Class A
LONG HAUL IS PAID BY THE MILE ($0.45/mile) and LOCAL IS PAID HOURLY ($18-$21).
For more information, please visit www.WestPakAvocado.com and www.TheAvocadoFamily.com
Job Type: Full-time
*Excessive waiting/retention time pay
Overnight pay/hotel pay
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
â¢ Full time;
â¢ This position requires availability and travel nationwide â interstate
Environmental Conditions/Mental Demands:
The employee constantly works in both field and office environments and accesses stores, sales offices, trade show, conferences, and special events sites as well as plant and production areas to communicate with supervisors and rarely with operation employees. Within the office, the noise level is frequently quiet or moderately quiet, at or below 70 decibels and in the product plant areas noise levels can exceed 80 decibels when machinery is operating. The employee has extensive internal and external interfaces with others and the work requires continual problem-solving, the prioritization of tasks and projects, resolution of conflicting needs and issues, and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret trends and data and solve on the road repairs/ issues weather inclememences with independency.
The essential functions of this job require frequent sitting/driving and grasping and reaching out to potential clients for prolonged periods of time as well as extensive driving, standing and walking. Sensory demands require the ability to constantly hear and talk, both in person and by phone, and the ability to use a computer, calculator, and standard office equipment. Specific vision acuity required by this job includes close vision, the ability to adjust focus, and color vision when inspecting products. Physical demands include bending, stooping, and reaching above and below shoulder level to access boxes, as well as lifting and carrying and documents typically weighing less than 45 pounds.
Work Equipment: No. Only if on the production floor â hard hat, safety vest and hair net if applicable for tours.
Travel: - Yes interstate /National
â¢ Annual Merit Increase of Pay
â¢ Annual Bonus
â¢ Health Insurance
â¢ Profit Sharing (after one year of employment)
â¢ 401k Enrollment Assistance
â¢ Paid Time Off
â¢ Holiday Pay
â¢ Free Avocado Fridays (when available)
â¢ Monthly Company Events with Raffles!
â¢ West Pak Pride Fridays
â¢ And Much More!
Based on experience
4039 ROCK QUARRY RD SUITE 100
DALLAS, TX 75211