Independent Contractor Delivery Driver

Kearny, NJ /
Farm Operations – Farm Operations /
Contract
Bowery is growing food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture. Our modern farming company combines the benefits of the best local farms with advances made possible by technology to grow produce you can feel good about eating. BoweryOS, our proprietary software system, uses vision systems, automation technology, and machine learning to monitor plants and all the variables that drive their growth 24/7. Because we control the entire process from seed to store, Bowery farms use zero pesticides, 95% less water, and are 100+ times more productive on the same footprint of land than traditional agriculture. Bowery produce is currently available at select Whole Foods and Foragers stores in the Tristate area, and featured on the menus of Tom Colicchio’s New York restaurants Craft and Temple Court. Based in New York City, the company has raised over $170 million from leading investors including GV, General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Temasek and Almanac.

About The Role:
Bowery is looking for a passionate individual to join us in building a better agricultural system by being an Independent Contractor Delivery Driver (non-CDL) for Bowery’s vertical farming facilities in Kearny, NJ and Nottingham, MD.  Bowery delivers fresh, pesticide-free produce to a variety of grocery stores, online distribution centers, and food service companies.  Our contracted drivers complete routes using Bowery’s refrigerated delivery vehicles and place a premium on the safety of Bowery’s vehicles and food.  Our drivers are also the face of Bowery with our customers and serve as professional representatives of our brand. 

What You'll Do:

    • Complete two to six delivery routes per week (average of four routes expected) to a variety of customer types including grocers, restaurants, and distribution centers
    • Perform vehicle safety and food safety inspections at the beginning of each shift
    • Clean the cab and cargo spaces of the vehicle, maintaining a clean working environment
    • Follow food safety regulations as well as driver safety throughout the routes
    • Deliver orders up to 50 lbs with hand trucks or pallet jacks
    • Collect paperwork (signed BOL) and report back any order complications to Bowery while on route (quantity difference, rejections, missing deliveries, customer feedback)
    • Must have a strong commitment to customer service and safety
    • Able to interact with customers professionally 
    • Must demonstrate Bowery’s values and culture
    • Kearny, NJ: Expect to deliver in NJ, NY (including New York City and Long Island), PA and CT
    • Nottingham, MD: Expect to deliver to MD, Washington DC, Northern VA, and PA

What You'll Have:

    • 21 years of age or older preferred
    • A minimum of six months recent commercial driving experience including box trucks (CDL not required but optional) with comfort driving in a variety of weather and traffic conditions
    • Comfortable driving 16 ft box trucks or sprinter vans; experience driving and managing  refrigerated vehicles preferred
    • Able to work on weekends and holidays in special circumstances
    • Able to work 5 - 11 hour driving shifts 
    • Excellent time management skills and experience completing complex multi-stop shifts on time 
    • Ability to follow routes successfully; experience with commercial roads in the tri-state region preferred
    • Must have a valid NY, NJ, CT or PA driver's license (Kearny) or MD, PA, DC, VA or DE driver’s license (Nottingham); CDL not required
    • 3 points or less on a motor vehicle report
    • No suspensions within the past 12 months and no more than 1 suspension in the past 3 years
    • No more than 1 accident in the past three years
    • Cannot have more than 3 moving violations within the past 3 years
    • DOT Medical Card preferred
We celebrate unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that will enrich the workplace. Join us in creating an inclusive work environment that is free of bias and discrimination, where everyone can be their authentic self. We strongly encourage people from all walks of life and underrepresented backgrounds to apply and join the Bowery Farming team. We are an equal opportunity employer.