Lead Driver / Warehouse Technician

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Full-Time, Hourly Non-Exempt

Send cover letter, resume, and position-related inquiries to Jessica Escott jescott@avfx.com

Company Overview

Founded in 1981, AVFX is an audiovisual staging company based in Boston that provides the technical infrastructure for in-person and virtual corporate events, meetings, and trade show exhibits across North America and around the globe. We are dedicated to the highest standards in the industry, with a reputation for exceeding client expectations.

At AVFX, we are proud of our technical skills, the quality of our services, and our commitment to our customers. Fostering a supportive team environment that encourages collaboration and employee development, we provide every employee the opportunity to excel in their field.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Warehouse Manager and Director of Operations, the Lead Driver / Warehouse Technician functions as a member of a team to ensure warehouse operations are running smoothly and equipment is getting to and from a site in a timely and orderly fashion. As the Lead Driver, you will be responsible for tracking maintenance for the AVFX fleet: (1) cargo van, (2) 15’ box trucks, (1) 22’ box truck, and (1) 24’ box truck. As a Warehouse Technician, you will assist other warehouse staff with unpacking gear and warehouse maintenance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive van, 15’, and 24’ trucks, with a capacity of less than 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight, to deliver/pick up equipment, packages, merchandise, employees, and other goods
  • Responsible for safe and secure loading of vehicles, including the use of appropriate safety equipment
  • Track vehicle maintenance, coordinate with the Warehouse Manager and Director of Operations to schedule required services
  • General upkeep of trucks and van; keep interior and exterior clean
  • Fuel vehicles and submit all receipts for reconciliation
  • Abide by all laws and rules of the road
  • Arrive on time and prepared with any necessary directions for the day’s route
  • Perform equipment deliveries to/from headquarters and event venues
  • Pick up and return cross rental gear
  • Verify the contents of pallets and/or gear that are to be shipped out with shipping papers, or have arrived at the warehouse
  • Unpack gear, confirming that all cases contain appropriate items
  • Properly clean and sanitize all returning equipment.
  • Adhere to safety protocols in-office and on-site
  • Assist other employees and/or technicians, as needed
  • Complete other projects and duties as assigned by supervisor and/or management

Skills & Proficiencies

  • Familiarity with truck routes in cities of Boston, Cambridge, and surrounding areas
  • Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize competing priorities
  • Using discretion and judgment within established procedures
  • History of working effectively within a team
  • Perform routine tasks with minimal supervision
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Effective communication, both written and verbal

Qualifications

  • Experience driving non-CDL trucks up to 26’ / GVW 26,000lbs
  • Current, valid Driver’s license in good standing is required
  • MA DOT medical card is required
  • Class B CDL is a plus

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs repeatedly and unassisted
  • Frequent bending, kneeling, squatting, and walking
  • Sitting for extended periods
  • Ability to climb in and out of trucks

Work Environment

  • Warehouse environment with seasonal temperature fluctuations
  • Frequent travel to off-site locations
  • Occasional travel to out-of-state locations – e.g. deliveries to New York, Rhode Island, etc
  • Ability to work occasional early mornings, late evenings, and weekends is required

Benefits

  • Highly subsidized health insurance plan
  • Employer-sponsored dental, disability, life, and accident insurance
  • Voluntary vision, life, and accident insurance
  • Generous paid time off program
  • Paid parental leave
  • Daycare assistance
  • 401(k) and employer profit sharing contribution
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Arts allowance

Non-Discrimination Commitment
AVFX is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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