Materials Handler, Delivery Driver

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Serve Colorado State University Dining Services and Mountain Campus with loyalty, competence and professionalism and to expect the same from others; to maintain within our Institution the highest standards of service, quality products and food safety and to promote the same standards within the community by personal practice and example. Residential Dining Services sole purpose is to provide Colorado State University students, faculty/staff and the community with a quality food service program.


Founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, Colorado State University is now among the nation’s leading research universities. Fort Collins is an award-winning city located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students, faculty and staff.

CSU’s Commitment to Campus offers employees a healthy work-life balance through a wide variety of programs, discounts, and special benefits. This includes Employee Study Privilege (nine free credits per year available through CSU, CSU Global, CSU Online Plus, and University of Northern Colorado), Family Tuition Scholarship Program, Discounted Veterinary Care, Wellness Membership Discounts, Volunteers in Public Schools Leave Program, Athletic Ticket Discounts, and much more! Visit to learn more about working at CSU.

Position Summary

The primary purpose of the Material Handler I is to accurately and safely deliver food and supplies from the Warehouse to the six Dining Services Unit locations for half the year and the other half delivering to CSU Mountain campus in the Roosevelt National Forest. The position will be required to pull goods from stock, stage goods for delivery, load a refrigerated truck, and deliver to customers at various locations. The position is also responsible for Mountain campus material handling needs during their open season. Other responsibilities will include; receiving and verifying shipments that come into the warehouse, professionally handling customer questions and concerns, assisting with inventory cycle counts, utilizing a computer and food service software, and handling paperwork. The job has heavy physical demands, requires a clean driving record with excellent driving skills, ability to operate an 12 and 24 foot refrigerated truck, excellent attention to detail, and a knowledge of Servsafe and HACCP as it relates to the job duties.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • One full-time year (12 months) of experience conducting delivery and distribution of goods which includes warehousing, handling, receiving, storing, inventory, and/or distribution of goods using a box truck. This experience must include experience driving with a bumper pull or fifth wheel trailer.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities and other personal characteristics outlined as critical to this position:

  • Possession of a current CDL license.
  • Excellent driving skills and experience driving a refrigerated truck
  • Experience performing inventory documentation and ordering
  • Electronic inventory experience
  • Knowledge of Food Safety as it relates to food storage.
  • Experience delivering exceptional customer service to internal and external customers while adhering to employer/department policies
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities
  • Able and willing to drive a delivery vehicle on unpaved mountain roads in varying weather conditions, including driving up steep elevation grades

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Material Handling Duty/Responsibility

  • Pull food and materials from stock utilizing system generated pick/pull tickets.
  • Stage items for delivery and verify accuracy of Items pulled.
  • Load truck to maximize efficiency of delivery route.
  • Deliver items to dining centers utilizing a 24 foot refrigerated truck and un-refrigerated box truck.
  • Deliver items to and from Mountain Campus .
  • Collaborate with multiple campus entities to ensure the operational needs are met for the Mountain Campus.
  • Obtain customer signatures and deal professionally with customer concerns.
  • Notify supervisors when customers have concerns with products received.
  • Utilize HACCP practices by taking and recording food temperatures and delivery times.
  • Utilize safe work practices to maintain both personnel and food safety.
  • Use specialized equipment while performing all duties, including: a refrigerated truck, fork lift and pallet jack.
  • Retrieve delivery and storage equipment from units: enclosed storage racks, pallets, etc.

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Maintenance and Quality Control Duty/Responsibility

  • Receive goods at the warehouse/bakery, reviews in-coming shipments for damages, correct quantity, and item.
  • Maintain a clean warehouse/storage environment; including regular maintenance and organization.
  • Ensure proper stock rotation and usage to ensure: quality, organization, sanitation and safety of goods.
  • After receipts are entered into materials management/food service system, stock is put on the shelf or queued up for delivery to the customer.
  • Alert supervisor when items received are not as ordered.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment; lubricate mechanical equipment, check racks and equipment for loose nuts and bolts.
  • Check delivery vehicle for adequate fluid levels, tire pressure and properly operating brake lights, turn signals and back up warning horn.

Percentage Of Time 25 Job Duty Category Customer and Employee Relations Duty/Responsibility

  • Customer support duties will include: greeting customers, answering questions about their orders or product we carry in the warehouse or Mountain Campus, calls customers upon receipt of urgent items. The individual in this position must be positive, friendly and proactively helpful.
  • Understand inventory management systems and the critical nature of maintaining accurate inventory. Assist other Material Handlers, Warehouse Manager and Bakery Manager with inventory cycle count and problem resolution.
  • Assist in the training of hourly employees.
  • Other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to: assisting Mountain Campus material handling. etc.

Percentage Of Time 25

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (eg: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
    **Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.
  • Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at


  • Please check the Help link online at for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical - Must successfully pass WorkSTEPS , Valid Driver’s License - Must possess a valid driver’s license , Essential Services Designation - Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare. Must maintain full availability for operational needs., Special Requirements/Other - Per CSU HDS food safety training policy, the incumbent must successfully pass the ServSafe certification exam within 6 months of hire date.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.