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ROUTE SALES DRIVER

 

Department: Delivery

Location: Sauk Rapids

Reports To: SR Operations Manager 

Job Status: Exempt

 

Summary

The Route Sales Driver is responsible for completing assigned deliveries and pick up of merchandise. They are accountable for loading, driving and delivering products; serving as the main contact between the customer and the employer; and contacting prospective customers to make a sale. Ensure top service is provided to customers at business sites. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive standard route of up to 150 miles/day and deliver merchandise to customers in a timely manner
  • Load and unload truck with materials for daily delivery route
  • Scan all products on and off truck during daily loading, unloading and at all customer drop off/pick up sites using handheld device
  • Sell welding equipment, materials and supplies off truck merchandise at customer site by using technical knowledge, advising and trouble-shooting problems
  • Make/take telephone calls and create future orders for customer requests and coordinate delivery schedules
  • May confer with customers to expedite or locate missing, misrouted, delayed or damaged merchandise
  • Serve as a liaison to sales and other managers, reports on progress, communicates to appropriate personnel to enhance customer service/support
  • Operate company vehicle in a professional, safe and courteous manner following all traffic rules
  • Perform daily safety inspection on truck; check turn signals, tires, DOT manifest preparation and complete paperwork
  • Complete dock backings and tailgate backings for regular stops on route
  • Unload items and process paper work at customer locations by having delivery tickets signed and receiving of payment from time to time
  • Ensure delivery of appropriate merchandise in accordance with customer invoices
  • Checks empty cylinders and replace when needed at customer site
  • Provide customer with receipt and/or credit form for merchandise to be delivered/returned
  • Return credit merchandise with appropriate paperwork and inform appropriate personnel
  • Sort through delivery tickets in preparation of next day’s route
  • Double check barcodes, delivery tickets and payments received and forward to billing clerk
  • Attend sales training and/or conferences as necessary

 

Non-Essential Functions

  • Perform other job duties as assigned and fill in for other employees in their absence

 

Education, Experience & Skills

  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • 2+ years of previous customer service experience required
  • 3-5 years of truck driving experience desired
  • Class A licensure with Hazardous Endorsements, Transportation Endorsements and Air Brakes
  • Basic knowledge of gases, cryogenics i.e. pressure and compatibility a plus
  • Basic knowledge of welding and gases industry such as handling cylinders a plus
  • Possess good reasoning skills, math aptitude, and the ability to make decisions based on facts and attain precise set limits
  • Must be a team player with good communication and work well with others
  • Demonstrate professionalism, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to adjust and interact with all levels of personnel
  • Must be multitask oriented, organized, have high attention to detail, set priorities and meet deadlines and take pride in one’s work

 

Equipment Used

  • Safety gear such as steel toe boots, safety glasses, gloves and hard hat when appropriate
  • Double axle truck with tailgate lift, 2-wheeler, handcarts and pallet jacks
  • Company billing and order entry software, known as TIMS
  • Various plant tools including but not limited to a scanner, ratchet straps, chains, boxes of wire, bungee cords, etc.

 

Job Specifications/Requirements

  • Be able to sit 4 to 5 hours a day with frequent standing, walking, twisting, bending, reaching, pushing/pulling, grasping, and repetitive motions
  • Frequent lifting/carrying 50 lbs is required, may at times lift up to 75lbs
  • Reoccurring Pushing/pulling of 150lbs
  • Ability to work indoor/outdoor with hot summer and cold winter conditions where high noise levels are possible
  • Capable of traveling 80% of your day delivering products and working extra hours as needed
  • “Walk” cylinders daily

 

Please send your resume or download and complete the application below, then send to: hr@oxyserv.com


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