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153785 Requisition #

Join our team and immediately become part of the largest distributor of conventional, natural, organic and specialty products in the United States and Canada. We serve over 43,000 customer locations with 250,000 different products. Our Warehouse associates supply thousands of consumers with better for you food that nourishes families nationwide. Our retailers range from small family owned stores to Whole Foods Markets and everything in between. 


As a valued UNFI Associate you''ll receive: 

  • Pay starts at $16.75 hr 
  • Start time - 7 AM 
  • Competitive Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, & 401K
  • Weekly pay 
  • Growth and professional development opportunities.
  • Recognition for great work, company events and picnics, and much more.
  • Full-time employment opportunity.



Responsible for moving tractors and trailers on the premises, starting refrigeration units, preparing trucks for deliveries. 



  • Sets tractor trailer combinations for loading product scheduled for delivery.
  • Starts refrigeration units; checks units periodically.
  • Pulls loaded trailers away from dock and secures trailer doors.
  • Coordinates loading schedules with warehouse supervisors.
  • Ensures trucks have received pre-trip inspection prior to driver departure.
  • Notifies drivers of potential late load situations.
  • Ensures returning trucks are refueled, if necessary.
  • Assists warehouse personnel with unloading/cleaning trailers.
  • Operates powered industrial equipment such as electric pallet jacks and forklifts, as necessary.
  • Shuttles trucks to and from truck rental facilities if necessary.
  • Supply the warehouse operations with trailers for loading adhering to specific requirements from retailers.
  • Dock back haul trailers as needed for the warehouse operations.
  • Maintain proper trailer temperatures for refrigeration units at all times.
  • Monitor trailer temperatures of perishable back haul trailers.
  • Dead line trailers due to mechanical problems and notify the appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Performs other duties as necessary and required



  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent. Valid medical card as prescribed by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration and a valid state specific Commercial Drivers License, Class A.  



  • Understanding of related computer applications.



  • Minimum of one year verified experience operating a tractor trailer. Must be 21 years of age.
  • Experience with dock setup reports and completing status reports during work shift.
  • Be able to occasionally lift, push, pull and carry product to reposition on trailers.
  • Handle exposure to extreme temperatures of -20 degrees to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Be able to stoop, bend, twist, and reach as required



  • Ability to speak, read and write English well.
  • Safe driving skills, ability to drive large tractor trailers and ability to use forklifts and related delivery equipment.
  • Ability to read maps and written directions.
  • Ability to pass a post-offer employment physical and drug test and subsequent enrollment in a random pool of drivers for drug and alcohol testing as required by law.
  • Strong Interpersonal, communication, organizational and customer service skills.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Ability to be on-call


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.



UNFI anticipates paying the above-referenced pay rate (or within the above-referenced pay range) for this position.  Actual Pay, where applicable, will depend on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, education, experience, training, and any requirements under applicable collective bargaining agreements.  UNFI is committed to transparency in pay in compliance with applicable state and local laws.


For Washington positions (or positions that may be performed remotely from Washington), Click HERE for Washington-specific paid time off details.

Candidates hired into this position will also be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs:  Paid Time Off; Sick Time; paid holidays and parental leave; 401K Program; medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental death/dismemberment insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance program, Flexible Spending Account and/or Health Savings Account, subject to meeting the eligibility requirements and the terms and conditions of these programs, and subject to any requirements under applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Sales Positions Only:  For sales positions that are commission-based, the above range is an estimate of total potential commission-based compensation during an associate’s first year, but UNFI offers an introductory period minimum of $1,000 per week.  After the introductory period, as a 100% commission-based role, there is no set salary.  UNFI’s commission plans are uncapped and average earnings vary depending on territory and sales achieved, among other factors.

UNFI’s compensation, benefits, and paid time off policies are subject to change in the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with applicable law.  This job posting should not be construed as an offer of employment with certain terms, nor should it be construed as a guaranteed minimum.

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