Distribution Coordinator

Minneapolis Public Schools-1
Minneapolis, MN, US
Closing date
Nov 22, 2021

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Administrator, Specialist / Coordinator
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Job Title: Distribution Coordinatorand Requisition ID number: 83146
Close Date:11:59 PM on 10/27/2021
Organizational Unit: CWS, Distribution (10001109)
Site: Nutrition Center (0782)
FTE: 1.0; 40 hours/week; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time
Union: Food Service(27)
Functional Area: Food Service

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.

Tentative Work Schedule: 7:30AM-3:00PM; 52 weeks

Under general supervision, oversees the distribution and transportation of product from the Nutrition Center to MPS sites; ensures safe, accurate, timely, and efficient distribution and delivery.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides support and training to food delivery drivers on proper storage and transportation and delivery of food items to sites.
  • Oversees district HACCP plan for distribution and delivery; ensures drivers understand and are held accountable to the food safety practices in the HACCP plan; ensures food temperatures are monitored and recorded.
  • Troubleshoots delivery issues, product shortages, product substitutions/case counts, delivery errors and food emergencies.
  • Maintains distribution and delivery standards and verifies accuracy of shipments.
  • Manages paperwork to include order sheets, order additions, returns/ pick-ups, vehicle pre-trip inspections, Truck Temperature logs.
  • Utilizes data from the internal ordering system and other sources to manage product.
  • Ensures deliveries are stored properly upon delivery to MPS sites and all MPS equipment is picked up and brought back to the Nutrition Center.
  • Operates powered fork lift and riding pallet jack, and moves material according to work order and material requisition form.
  • Collaborates with coworkers to coordinate activities of individual departments.
  • Works independently, and assures that all safety rules, regulations and policies are observed; performs duties within scope of authority and training, and in compliance with MPS policies.
  • Monitors work site to assure that safety rules and regulations are adhered to, and that the work zone and all equipment are in safe operating condition.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent's goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND three (3) years of coordinating and managing food distribution experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.

Knowledge of:
  • Federal, state and local codes and regulations governing food handling and public nutrition services.
  • Safety and sanitation practices and methods for food preparation, distribution and storage.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management.
  • Personal sanitation and hygiene regulations.
  • Customer service and public relations methods and practices.
  • Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient food preparation and distribution methods.
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Skill in:
  • Operating and maintaining a forklift in a safe and effective manner.
  • Coordinating food services distribution operations.
  • Reviewing operations, identifying potential food safety hazards, and verifying compliance with state and Federal regulations.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Following verbal and written instructions and procedures
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to obtain and maintain OSHA forklift certification
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with co-workers and clients.
  • Following and maintaining safety standards.

Must possess and maintain a Fork Lift Operator License.
State Food Handler's permit (Serv Safe Certification) must be obtained prior to completion of probationary period.
A valid Minnesota State Driver's License may be required.

Work is performed indoors and outdoors at MPS facilities; requires constant physical efforts; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment; safety precautions must be followed including use of safety equipment; a job in this category may require walking, bending, reaching, kneeling, crouching, climbing ladders, and ability to frequently lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds. Eligibility for position is based on passing the required pre-placement exam.

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.
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