Lead Driver
Job Details
Kent Distribution Center - Kent, WA
Full Time
High School
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.



Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm




  • 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.


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.




This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and drug screen.