The Food Depot seeks a Programs Distribution Coordinator



Deadline for applications: Oct. 26, 2018. Send résumés to or in person at 1222 A Siler Rd., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

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JOB TITLE: Program Distribution Coordinator             Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Distribution Manager

SUPERVISES: None        SALARY RANGE: $13.00 – $20.00/Hour

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for all aspects of food and nonfood distribution for The Food Depot programs in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, standards and program guidelines.


  • Picks up, delivers, loads and unloads product; develops daily routes including regular site delivery for Food 4 Kids, Food 4 Pets, Lunch Box Express, Infant Supply and other programs
  • Assists with compliance for all programs
  • Assists in food acquisitions routes, when needed
  • Maintains positive customer relationships with donors, partner agencies and volunteers
  • Sorts and stores perishable goods in the proper refrigerated and freezer spaces, pulling outdated product – practice FIFO
  • Sorts and places materials or items on racks, shelves, or in bin and boxes according to predetermined sequences such as size, type, style, color or product code
  • Moves and arranges stock as assigned
  • Completes forms, reports, and logs as required
  • Reads and understands production schedules, orders, work orders, shipping or requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered or distributed
  • Supervises volunteers, when appropriate
  • Ensures that all stock and inventory items are maintained in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, standards and program guidelines – executes physical count
  • Ensures the proper maintenance and recording of inventory levels for food and nonfood items
  • Handles food according to safe food handling practices
  • Maintains and safely operates all trucks and warehouse equipment, including forklifts and pallet jacks; operates scales to weigh inventory items
  • Assists in the maintenance and care of the facility and equipment; assists in the safety and sanitation of facilities and equipment through compliance with The Food Depot guidelines and any applicable local, state or federal laws or regulations
  • Observes all local, state, and federal regulations in warehouse operations and vehicle transport
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests
  • Complies with all The Food Depot policies, procedures and systems
  • Is consistently at work and on time
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned; assists other departments as requested; may work evenings and weekends, as needed


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of The Food Depot.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with coworkers, managers and customers; ability to effectively communicate problems and issues
  • Ability to read and comprehend packing slips and orders
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide along with a basic understanding of weights and measures
  • Must be computer literate; knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, inventory database experience a must
  • Commitment to accuracy and thoroughness

Employment Requirements

    • Negative Pre-employment Drug Screening
    • Clean Driving Record as defined by DOT and The Food Depot – New Mexico Driver’s License
    • Successful Completion of Forklift Training provided by The Food Depot


Physical Environment

  • Employee will spend 50% of the time driving a vehicle (truck, forklift and other machinery); 20% of time in distribution of food
  • Employee will spend 30% of time in a warehouse environment.
  • Requires travel to other facilities within service area and within state
  • Must be able to get into a forklift and operate all of the controls
  • Employee can be exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • The employee must be able to load and unload items into and out of truck
  • The employee must be able to operate forklift and pallet jacks
  • The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts  
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give assignments.

This position description excludes the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Deadline for applications: Oct. 26, 2018. Send résumés to or in person at 1222 A Siler Rd., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.