Route Delivery Driver at Sioux Falls, SD

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The route delivery driver will safely drive a company tractor trailer to unload/deliver various products and render customer service to Orion Food Service store locations on an assigned route schedule. 


Essential Functions:

  • Safely operates Company vehicle to deliver product in a timely, efficient manner, per Orion Food Systems delivery schedule.
  • Operates Tractor-Trailer (Semi and other company vehicles) compliant of DOT regulations.
  • Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions.
  • Completes paperwork required by State and Federal law and Company policy.
  • Observe and report equipment or mechanical failures immediately.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding the product being delivered.
  • Maintains a “check sheet or operational follow up sheet” indicating condition of locations, with the sheet given to the Transportation Manager for attention.
  • Assures each location receives the correct quantity.  if product is damaged or not available for delivery, a credit is issued.
  • Communicate the successful delivery of products to Transportaion Manager.
  • Contacts each store advising personnel of scheduled time for delivery.
  • Maintains Blue Tree electronic log system.
  • Takes necessary and reasonable steps to deal with situations, as they develop to promote customer relations.
  • Knowledge of necessary reports required by state laws.
  • Requires the ability to use a handcart/dolly to deliver food from a truck ramp.  Completes accident investigations, licensing, mileage reporting, database maintenance and vehicle file maintenance.
  • Comply with truck driving rules and regulations (size, weight, route designations, parking and break periods) as well as with company policies and procedures.
  • Observe and report equipment or mechanical failures immediately.
  • Find ways to conserve resources, including fuel, to benefit the business
  • Serve as a brand advocate and ambassador in every interaction with clients and the public
  • Conduct daily inspections of the vehicle at the end of the shift and report any problems or damage to management.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Experience and Education Competencies

  • Education and/or Experience. High school diploma or GED equivalent. Must have at least one-year verifiable driving experience with minimum of 100,000 miles driven, dealing with road and weather conditions with no serious moving violations.  Class A CDL certification is mandatory.  Extensive knowledge of applicable truck driving rules and regulations. No recent moving or driving violations.
  • Communication/Language Skills. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) is a must.  Ability to read and comprehend documents, simple instructions and product labels.
  • Technical Competencies.  Experience & knowledge in MS Office products (Excel & Word) and XATA electronic log system preferred. 
  • Certifications.  Must have a valid driver’s license to operate truck along with a Class A CDL license.
  • Mathematical Skills.  Strong analytical skills with the ability to calculate figures and amounts along with performing basic math functions.
  • Reasoning Abilities. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Strong analytical skills with ability to identify opportunities.


Behaviors/Work Environment/Physical Requirements

All Orion Food Systems employees and stakeholders must have uncompromising integrity and ethical standards.

Accountability and Reliability. Our employees must work reliably under pressure to keep on task and meet deadlines.
Passionate, Energetic, and Enthusiastic. Our employees possess a high energy level, focusing on execution with measurable results. We exhibit a “can-do attitude” to maintain enthusiasm and provide encouragement by our demeanor.
Strong Work Ethic. Our employees are fully committed and willing to do whatever it takes to drive the team and company brand into the future. Work/life balance is encouraged at Orion Food Systems with the expectation that team members give 110% effort on the job. Orion is a fast-paced environment and it is critical that our employees are driven to succeed.
Customer Focused. Our employees keep the customer as their main focus while executing the daily responsibilities of their job.
Supportive. Our employees possess emotional intelligence and common sense to support team members and appreciate the value of our culture, company, and brand.

Physical. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 100 lbs. 
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, crouch and use hands to grip regularly.
  • Requires frequent exposure to extreme cold (below 0 F degrees) temperatures. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and grooming standards as outlined.

Personal Competencies:  Extreme attention to detail and accuracy.  Must be flexible to work days, nights or weekends if necessary.  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision yet be flexible and have ability to work in a team environment.

Safety:  Must adhere to all safety rules, policies and regulations in relationship to OSHA standards.  Maintain and follow GMP, HACCP, SFQ, OSHA and Orion standards to include safe work practices.


The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Federal law obligates us to provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of employees, unless to do so would pose an undue hardship.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you need an accommodation to complete these listed essential functions. 

Orion Foods is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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