Square Roots

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-17

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

Delivery Driver

About the company:

Square Roots is a leader in urban indoor farming. Its scalable farm-tech platform brings fresh, healthy food to urban areas year-round, while simultaneously training future generations of farmers. The company was founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneurs Tobias Peggs and Kimbal Musk (WEF Social Entrepreneur of The Year 2017) and is headquartered in New York City.

About Square Roots

Square Roots is the technology leader in urban indoor farming. Its mission is to bring local, fresh, real food to people in cities around the world - setting new standards for transparency and responsibility while empowering the next generation of leaders in agriculture. 

Founded by serial entrepreneurs, Kimbal Musk and Tobias Peggs, its range of fresh produce is available in more than 200 retail locations around the country including Whole Foods Market, Fresh Thyme Market, SpartanNash, and FreshDirect. Square Roots’ strategic partnership with Gordon Food Service reinforces a larger shared ambition to build commercial scale, climate controlled indoor farms together across the continent - enabling local food at a global scale, year round. For more information, please visit www.squarerootsgrow.com.

About the Role

You will be responsible for round trip deliveries from our Grand Rapids campus in Wyoming, MI, to metropolitan areas in Michigan and adjacent states in a 16' foot cargo van or 26' refrigerated straight truck. 

You will be responsible for loading the truck according to the day’s manifest and subsequently unloading the assigned product at each stop. You are the face of Square Roots and in many cases, the only in-person interaction our retail partners will have, so a willingness to learn and communicate about our product and our mission is a must. You will report to the General Manager.

You will: 

  • Safely and efficiently transport produce from our farm in Grand Rapids along the day’s assigned route.
  • Collect signed invoices from each stop as proof of receipt.
  • Communicate any pertinent issues along the route to the General Manager
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary, food-safe environment in the truck at all times
  • Palletizing and loading truck.
  • Preparing orders for pickup.

You have experience with:

  • working long hours within state labor guidelines.
  • Driving vehicles up to 26’ or longer.
  • Perishable food handling and delivery.
  • CDL a plus but not required.

You are:

  • Passionate about real, local food
  • Values-aligned
  • An early riser - this job will start before dawn.
  • Adaptable to changing routes.
  • Serious about COVID-19 safety, comfortable wearing a mask, and willing to submit to weekly COVID screening tests
  • Passion for local food. 
  • Available to work on the weekends

You'll love working at Square Roots because: 

  • We're here to change the food system. You'll have the opportunity to play a significant role in our work at the intersection of technology, farming, and the global food industry - and we're only just getting started. 
  • Our team is driven by a shared set of values. These keep us aligned and remind us how to show up every day in the face of growth and ambiguity. Whether you’re working remotely or on the farms,  collaboration, respect, optimism and humility are all embraced, and we seek to empower people at every step. Ask us about the rest!

Benefits and perks, of course. We're all here first and foremost to play our part in the mission, but medical, dental, and vision coverage, flexible work life culture, and lots of samples of the delicious food we grow certainly do not hurt. :)