Driver Helper | Acworth, GA | Papa Johns

Driver Helper


Come join the Better Ingredients, Better Pizza Team!

We are looking for a hard-working, fun, dedicated team player for a Driver Helper role at our fresh dough-making facility in Acworth, GA.

Don't you want the FREEDOM of working for a company that pays you WEEKLY so that you can enjoy a few slices of pizza on your day off!

What are some perks?

  • Monthly service and attendance bonuses!
  • Take advantage of our Dough & Degrees program! We'll pay 100% of tuition for undergraduate and graduate online degree programs through Purdue University Global for eligible team members.
  • Paid Time Off
  • Recognition for a job well done with a monthly awards and pizza day. (MMM. Pizza.)
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Working with great people in a smaller environment
  • Affordable health insurance options - just ask for details!

This position will assist the Delivery Specialist (CDL Class A Driver) with safely unloading product and providing customer service to our Papa John's Pizza restaurants. The Driver Helper will also assist with the loading of goods onto our trailers, determining loading procedures, staging orders and checking product for loading accuracy. Some overnight stays while out on route may be required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Safely and efficiently unload products from truck to Papa John's restaurant using ramp, gate-lifts and 2-wheeled hand truck.
  • Place product in designated walk-in cooler in an organized manner
  • Ensure safety procedures are followed with regards to all loading and unloading of product while in the Quality Control Center and restaurant
  • Inspect equipment to ensure it is in proper operating condition
  • Assist delivery specialist with dispatch preparation, load security, and other itis
  • Load and unload goods, determine loading procedures, stage orders and check product for loading accuracy.
  • Complete loading or receiving tasks to comply with PJFS Safety and quality standards.
  • Assure completion of required daily transportation/distribution paperwork, i.e., receiving logs, load sheets, damaged product, etc.
  • Operate fork trucks and other material handling equipment in a safe and professional manner.
  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly sanitation tasks according to sanitation schedule; including, trailers.
  • Communicate with Supervisor regarding Safety, product levels, quality issues, day-to-day challenges, etc.
  • Communicate with other department team members to ensure the correct product is being picked and loaded.
  • Assist customers with will-call pick-ups as required.
  • Ensure compliance with PJFS Safety, Sanitation and HACCP policies & procedures, federal, state and local regulations (OSHA, FDA, DOL) and all Papa John's International, Inc., policies & procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Do you have what it takes?


  • Ability to read and/or understand written and/or verbal policy, instruction and direction in English required.
  • Must be able to safely operate a forklift and manual/electric pallet jacks.
  • Ability to perform mathematical tasks.
  • Able to work shifts anytime during a 24-hour day, over any 7 day period, work Holidays, including overnight routes when necessary.
  • Able to successfully pass physical demands assessment, drug screen and criminal background check.


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience with loading and unloading trucks, preferred.
  • Experience with technologically advanced order picking system, preferred.


While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to use hands repetitively, stand, walk, grasp firmly/strongly and/or simply/lightly with hands, and use fine finger dexterity. The team member is frequently required to bend over, twist, reach above shoulder level, crouch or stoop, kneel, repetitively use feet, and use head and neck in a twisting or static motion and to look up and/or down, and lift and/or move up to 60 plus pounds and move up to 400 pounds with material handling equipment. Occasionally, the team member is required to sit, climb, balance, push and/or pull, and lift and/or move over 61 pounds.

It is the policy of Papa John’s to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status or civil partnership, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, uniformed service (as defined by 10 U.S.C. §101 (a)(5)), protected disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, or gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by statute or law.