Lead Driver - Portland

Portland, ORE
Fulfillment - Logistics Drivers /
Part-time /

Thistle was founded in 2013 with a mission to make it easy to get and stay healthy while improving the sustainability of our food system. We deliver delicious, ready-to-eat plant-forward meals, snacks, and cold press juices to our customers’ doorsteps to empower our customers to improve personal and planetary health by eating more plants. To date we’ve delivered over 20 million nourishing meals to customers across the West and East Coast and we’re just getting started! The San Francisco Business Times named us one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area in 2023, and Inc. awarded us Best in Business in 2022 among companies that “go above and beyond” in both food and sustainability sectors.


Lead Drivers live Thistle’s values to the fullest. They are an excellent representative of Thistle and can be someone for our Delivery Drivers to lean on when a logistics member is not available.  They think outside the box, can identify problem areas, and in turn, will work with the team and logistics managers to correct issues or help implement new SOPs.

What you'll do

    • Assist Logistics Team with preparations prior to the delivery window start time
    • Check-in and greet drivers upon their arrival on-site; assist with any questions that drivers may have
    • Assist with training new drivers and 3rd party temp workers on Thistle driving protocols, wellness procedures, bag pick-up and return procedures, etc.
    • Act as a resource for drivers with questions regarding Thistle driving applications and software platforms
    • Assist team members with route distribution including, but not limited to ensuring that all drivers have their assigned delivery bags 
    • Act as rescue driver for routes as needed
    • Perform other duties as assigned

What you'll bring

    • High school diploma or equivalent required
    • At least 6 months experience as a Thistle Delivery Driver or equivalent experience
    • Valid driver's license 
    • Clean driving record
    • Proof of valid insurance that includes liability and bodily injury coverage
    • Ability to learn, adhere to, and enforce all applicable safety and/or OSHA regulations and guidelines
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • A team player approach to your work
    • Ability to adhere to the physical requirements of the position, including but not limited to standing, bending, and walking for extended periods of time, consistently lifting up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds
$22.50 - $26.50 an hour
The starting hourly rate for this position is $22.50 out of the pay band range of $22.50 - $26.50 and represents the company's good faith minimum and maximum range for this role at the time of the posting.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential values at Thistle. We know we do our best and most impactful work when we feel we are represented and belong. We're proud to actively recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.