Waste Not Driver


Job Title:  Waste Not Driver 

Department: Waste Not 

Reports To:  Assistant Transportation Manager

Supervises:  N/A 

FLSA Status:  Hourly –  Hiring Range, $16.00 with a $.50 increase after 3 months and $.50 after 6 months. 


This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative nonprofit organization. Waste Not rescues perishable food from donor organizations and makes deliveries on the same day to a variety of local agencies that feed the hungry. 



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following. Other duties may be assigned by the Executive Director and/or President & CEO. 

  • Load truck and deliver food to partner agencies on an assigned route and service area
  • Ability to lift and stack boxes of food, lift and set up Gaylord storage units, lift and stack wooden pallets, (50 to 60lbs)
  • Ability to lift 50 to 60 pounds repetitively in and out of the truck
  • Practice safe food handling procedures at all times

· Take full responsibility for the product during transportation

· Practice safe driving procedures at all times

· Obey all traffic laws at all times

· Conduct vehicle safety checks as required 

· Must keep assigned truck (including cab) and related equipment clean and in an orderly fashion for the transportation of food 

· Must be capable of operating a midsize refrigerated truck in a safe and responsible manner

· Must be self-motivated and able to work independently

· Help coworkers of different job titles whenever possible

· Maintain good public relations with all contacts

· Must be able to prepare the necessary paperwork (donor and recipient log sheets, route information sheets, vehicle inspection forms) accurately, neatly, and in a timely manner

· Must be able to use a smartphone for payroll application, text messages, and phone calls

· All assigned paperwork must be completed neatly and orderly

· Must have a working knowledge of the Phoenix and surrounding cities


  • Arizona Food Handlers Card
  • Must have a valid Arizona driver’s license with a clean driving record 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, and socio-economic levels. 
  • Exhibits qualities of maturity, good judgment, and tact. 
  • Ability to effectively analyze and resolve routine and complex problems.
  • At least three years of delivery experience in a metropolitan area

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, and percentages. 

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


· Values Focused – emphasizes organizational values in their work activities and inspires co-workers to follow their lead.

· Analytical – synthesizes complex and/or diverse information.

· Problem Solving – makes timely and sound decisions based on logical presumptions that reflect factual information; prioritizes work tasks, goals, and objectives; considers confidentiality of information before sharing with others.

· Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills, and conducts meetings. 

· Planning/Organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, and develops realistic action plans. 

· Safety and Security – actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.

· Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

· Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.

· Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

· Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

· Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in a timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

· In instances of a federal, state, or locally declared emergency, Waste Not is typically considered an essential service and emergency responder; all of its employees may be called in to perform regular or emergent duties.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.