Lead Driver
Job Details
Kent Distribution Center - Kent, WA
Full Time
High School
$18.95 - $26.53 Hourly
Day
Distribution - Shipping

Are you looking for a way to use your gift to help others? Do you have a heart to come alongside others who are trying to improve their lives? Do you want to work for a company that's made it on the Best Christian Workplaces 2 years in a row? If so, we want to talk with you!

 

As a Lead Driver, you will fill in for the Operations Supervisor when they are not in the office. The Lead Driver’s main focus will be on, but will not be limited to, picking up and delivering incoming donations and outgoing orders. At any given time, you might work independently, or with other drivers, guests in the program, Sr. Procurement Officer, Warehouse Manager, and/or GIK Manager. The Lead Driver will also assist the Distribution Center Dock Hand to ensure all orders are properly loaded on the trucks and ready for delivery.

 

Schedule 

Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Deliver orders to program sites, non-profit partners, and clients.
  • Pick up donated items as scheduled.
  • Load and unload trucks.
  • Work alongside Dock Hand to ensure all outgoing orders are properly loaded and ready for delivery.
  • Complete and turn in all required paperwork properly and in a timely manner.
  • Drive and maintain UGM vehicles. Maintenance includes
    • Keep the interior/exterior of the vehicle clean.
    • Reporting any operational issues that may require attention.
    • Complete Safety Checks on vehicles regularly
  • Stand in for Operations Supervisor as needed when they are away from the Distribution Center.
  • Assist in answering incoming calls and emails that come to the dispatch email. Accurately record the information necessary to schedule pick-ups and deliveries.
  • Assist in monitoring driver routes to ensure efficient pick-ups and the maintenance of excellent donor relations.
  • Ensure that regularly scheduled pick-ups, deliveries, and dump/recycling runs occur in a timely manner.
  • Contact donors with missed pick-ups or other problems immediately in order to resolve them.
  • Maintaining exceptional relationships with donors during all forms of communication, including in-person, over the phone, and through emails.
  • Look for ways to invest in, support, and mentor other drivers.
  • Assist donors who are dropping off donations when necessary.
  • Know what items the Mission accepts for donation along with minimum conditions for acceptance.
  • Assist DC staff in processing donations, pulling orders, and cleaning the warehouse as time permits.
  • Supervise and mentor program guests while working with them.
  • Cultivate and maintain a positive attitude and atmosphere.
  • Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and trainings, as required.
  • Any other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience

 

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Prior experience driving a box truck required.
  • Possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be able to meet the standards of the Mission driver criteria, including but not limited to:
    • Clean driving record.
    • No current suspensions or revocations.
    • At least 21 years of age.
  • Prior dispatch knowledge preferred.
  • Previous forklift operation preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

 

Benefits

 

All regular fulltime employees, you are eligible to participate in our generous benefits package:

 

  • Medical / Vision with generous dependent coverage
  • Dental - 100% company paid
  • Long Term Disability – 100% company paid
  • Basic Life Plan – 100% company paid
  • Voluntary Products (Aflac and Guardian)
  • EAP and 24/7 Virtual Mental Health – 100% company paid
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation (prorated based on hire date)
  • 11 paid holidays + 1 Floating Holiday
  • Personal Day and Birthday holiday
  • Retirement benefits w/ company match
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement Program

   

Work Environment

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit while driving for long periods of time, climb in and out of box trucks, load and unload pallets of product using pallet jacks and forklifts, stand, balance, twist, stoop, kneel and reach with hands/arms. Occasionally lifts up to 50 pounds and walks uses stairways to climb to multiple floors within the company. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Statement of Faith 

 

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God. 
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. 
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential. 
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. 
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. 
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ. 

  

Mission Statement 

 

To bring the love of Jesus and hope for a new life to our homeless neighbors. 

  

Vision Statement 

 

To see every homeless neighbor - beloved, redeemed, restored  

  

Pre-Employment  

 

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and must be able to pass a five -panel drug screen including THC.

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