Pacific Gas & Electric Company Lead Driver in Fremont, California

Requisition ID # 18130

Job Category : Transportation

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Job Location : Fremont


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The Fremont Distribution Center is a facility within Materials Operations, which is a section of the Supply Chain Department. Materials Operations consists of three DCs and two gas pipe and fitting related facilities. The DCs provide materials related support to various Operating Department customers throughout the PG&E Territory.

Material Lead Drivers, located at the DCs have been support the 131 Division Service Centers, General Construction Yards, CGT Compressor Stations, Power Plants, TES and General Office. These Material Lead Drivers serve as the operational link between the Materials Distribution Centers and the Operating Departments to ensure all material needs are satisfied.

Materials Operations provides emergency response whenever and where ever necessary to support restoration activities.

Position Summary

This is an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E. This job is subject to collective bargaining.

A Materials Lead Driver performs routine duties without direct supervision relating to ordering, receiving, disbursing and salvage of materials, including stocking shelves and bins, and preparing material for shipment. They will operate various equipment including, but not limited to forklift and other materials handling equipment and drive company vehicles up to 18-wheel semi-truck. A Material Lead Driver will perform computer input, operate office equipment, follow all safety rules and maintain a clean and safe work environment.

The individual will be responsible for reviewing job materials/kits, backorders, picking and staging material requests in stalls (e.g. EPCM, truck stock, etc). Remote Lead Driver will make deliveries to job sites for emergency support. Receive stock orders, perform goods issues and place replenishment orders in SAP and perform other related warehouse management functions, as necessary.

This position is a DOT (Department of Transportation) covered classification and is subject to random drug and/or alcohol screening.


-Maintain an absolute commitment to safety and work safely at all times.

-Operate an 18-wheel semi-truck, stakebed trucks of varying capacities, and pickup trucks of various transmission configurations to transport materials and products to company and contractor sites.

-Drive to local or remote distribution centers, service centers and job sites. Travel includes both during day and night hours in all types of inclement weather and various types of roadways.

-Use forklift to load and unload pallets, transformers, streetlights, gas pipes and other materials on and off trailers

-Stack and un-stack materials while working at various heights

-Responsible for reviewing job materials/kits, backorders, picking and staging material requests in stalls.

-Receive stock orders and perform goods issues in SAP.

-Make deliveries to job sites for emergency support.

-Work in environments including inclement weather and emergency conditions.

-Use computer to complete administrative tasks



-Must be at least 18 years of age

-Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience

-Must possess a valid California Class A Driver’s License

-Must have passed California DMV medical exam and ability to verify

-Ability to work in all types of weather extremes

-Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions

-Ability to work at varying level of heights

-Ability to work flexible schedules, extended hours, nights, weekends, and/or overtime (scheduled or ad hoc)

-Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

-Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds a minimum of one time a day

-Internal PG&E employees: Must have qualified on the Clerical Test Battery (CTB) exam prior to applying

-External and Hiring Hall candidates: Must qualify on the Clerical Test Battery (CTB) exam prior to interviewing


-Demonstrated work experience in warehouse or shipping environment

-Demonstrated experience using SAP

-Certified to operate a forklift

-Current or previous PG&E employee

-Current or previous Hiring Hall employee