Independent Contractor Delivery Driver

    • Kearny, NJ
At Bowery Farming, we dream of a world where agriculture gives back to the people and the planet more than it takes. But to achieve this, we need more than incremental change. We need to reimagine farming from the ground up. Every day, Bowery’s purpose-driven team works toward this mission. Right outside of cities, we build indoor farms that grow wildly flavorful produce that’s defiantly free from pollutants, all while using less finite resources like space and water. Our smart farms are powered by our proprietary farm operating system, BoweryOS, creating a simplified, agile food system that’s focused on flavor, freshness, and safety. At Bowery, we’re farming efficiently so we can feed effectively, democratizing access to fresh, local food in our communities.

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

Who You Are:

  • You are 21 years of age or older (preferred)
  • You have 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
  • You are comfortable driving 16 ft box trucks or sprinter vans; experience driving and managing  refrigerated vehicles preferred
  • You are able to work on weekends and holidays in special circumstances
  • You are able to work 5 - 11 hour driving shifts 
  • You have excellent time management skills and experience completing complex multi-stop shifts on time 
  • You are capable of following routes successfully; you also have experience with commercial roads in the tri-state region preferred
  • You 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
  • You have 3 points or less on a motor vehicle report
  • You have no suspensions within the past 12 months and no more than 1 suspension in the past 3 years
  • You have no more than 1 accident in the past three years
  • You do not have more than 3 moving violations within the past 3 years
  • DOT Medical Card preferred

Bowery's headquarters is based in Manhattan. We have two farms in Kearny, New Jersey. One farm is focused on Research & Development, the other services retailers and community partners in the Tri-State area. Our third farm is located in Nottingham, Maryland, feeding the Mid-Atlantic region. Bowery Farming products are sold at hundreds of retailers, including Whole Foods Market, Giant Food, Stop & Shop, Walmart and specialty grocers, along with online partners like Amazon Fresh, Hungryroot, Peapod and restaurants, including Sweetgreen. Based in New York City, the company has raised over $172.5 million from leading investors, including Temasek, GV (formerly Google Ventures), General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, and Henry Kravis, as well as some of the foremost thought leaders in food, including David Barber of Blue Hill, Tom Colicchio, and José Andres.


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