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Warehouse Lead

Flexibility Option:  In Person
Job Req Id:  29243

Be part of a growing, successful company in an exciting and challenging field. Border States is 100% employee-owned, which means you’re empowered to make decisions, find solutions and receive rewards for your hard work.
This position will be located in: Curtis Bay , MD  


Job Summary

Leads the day-to-day operations of the Warehouse in providing warehouse and delivery services.  Responsible for the security and maintenance of the building and grounds and safe operations of all warehouse equipment and vehicles. Performs the duties of the Warehouse Associate and leads and coordinates activities associated with the inventory process.


Essential Functions

  • Leads and coordinates the flow of work and coordinate team members accordingly.
  • Responsible for the training or cross-training of associates in safe and efficient operations.
  • Responsible for the security and maintenance of the building and grounds so the property is neat and safe within BSE and government standards.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and safe operations of all warehouse equipment and vehicles in accordance with BSE, our vendors and/or any government standards.
  • Performs the appropriate SAP functions to ensure the warehouse and deliveries runs as efficiently and accurately as possible. 
  • Performs the duties of the Warehouse Associate 
  • Leads and coordinates activities associated with our inventory process. 
  • Communicates with internal customers on orders, inventory, and deliveries, etc.

Non-essential Functions

  • May assist with maintaining all our current driver’s records to satisfy our requirements and the requirements of all state and federal regulations.  
  • May perform the duties of the delivery drivers, as needed.  
  • Assists to make sure all drivers meet Commercial Driver Licensing (CDL) requirements if they drive trucks that are above 26,000 lbs.
  • Assists with daily safety meetings, updates and concerns
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or designate


  • Two-year business/trade degree or the equivalent in work experience. 
  • Prior supervisory experience with a minimum of three years of prior warehouse distribution and/or city desk experience preferred. 
  • Good knowledge of electrical products or systems preferred. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license to operate company vehicles. 
  • Prior experience operating a forklift is preferred. 
  • Prefer strong working knowledge of PC for Windows, Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), Internet, Email and SAP software. 

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication and reading skills
  • Ability to effectively plan and organize. 
  • Excellent customer service skills include being competent, accurate, responsive and engaged.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and lead by example

Physical Requirements

Lift and carry requirements (weight and frequency):
Occasionally 0 – 33% Frequently 34 – 66% Continuously: 67 – 100%

  • Lift from Floor to Waist:
    • < than 10 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 10 to 25 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 26 to 50 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 51 to 75 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 76 to 100 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 101 + lbs. - Occasionally
  • Above Waist Lift:
    • < than 10 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 10 to 25 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 26 to 50 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 51 to 75 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 76 to 100 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 101+ lbs. - Not at all
  • Unilateral Carry:
    • < than 10 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 10 to 25 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 26 to 50 lbs. - Not at all
    • 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all
    • 76 to 100 lbs. - Not at all
    • 101+ lbs. - Not at all
  • Bilateral Carry:
    • < than 10 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 10 to 25 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 26 to 50 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 51 to 75 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 76 to 100 lbs. - Not at all
    • 101+ lbs. - Not at all

Physical Activity

Frequency at which you would do the following in a typical day:

  • Sitting (a continuous period of being seated) - Frequently
  • Standing (for sustained periods of time) - Occasionally
  • Walking (moving about on foot to accomplish tasks) - Occasionally
  • Bending/Stooping (downward and forward) - Occasionally
  • Crawling (moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet) - Not at all
  • Climbing/Walking Stairs (ascending or descending) - Occasionally
  • Reaching (extending arms in any direction) - Frequently
  • Crouching/Squatting (bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine) - Occasionally
  • Kneeling (bending legs at knee to come to rest on knee(s)) - Not at all
  • Balancing (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling) - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motion (substantial movement (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers) - Occasionally
  • Trunk Rotation (movement in any direction, whether standing or sitting, with at least one foot stationary and in contact with the floor) - Occasionally
  • Pushing/Pulling (using upper extremities to press against or draw or tug) - Occasionally
  • Handling (applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm) - Continuously
  • Fingering (picking, pinching, typing; working primarily with fingers and not whole hand) - Frequently
  • Talking (expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word) - Occasionally
  • Driving (the control and operation of a fork lift) - Frequently
  • Desk Work (tasks generally performed at a desk, including use of a computer, printer, fax machine, telephone and other office equipment) - Occasionally
  • Use of tools (safely operate equipment needed for receiving, conveying, stocking, packaging, and shipping parts) - Frequently
  • Hearing (perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels) - Continuously
  • Exposure (to adverse weather & temperature conditions) - Frequently
  • Travel (travel needed to perform job duties) - Not at all

Additional Information

This job description is a summary of the job duties and responsibilities and is not intended to cover all possible job duties and is subject to change at the employer’s discretion. Employees must be able to perform the essential job duties and satisfy job requirements either with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Our History

Border States is a leader in the electrical supply distribution industry with over 120 locations in 31 states. Our employee-owners are second to none in delivering top-notch customer service and in demonstrating extra-ordinary people skills. We are one of the largest independent electrical distributors in the United States providing products and services to the construction, industrial and utility industries. Border States has a competitive benefit package and is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Employee-ownership is a significant part of our culture and our success stems from the dedication of our employee-owners. We practice open-book management and our employee-owners are empowered with clearly defined levels of authority to be innovative and decisive, allowing us to respond quickly to the needs of customers. Employee-owners understand their roles in the success of the company and care about customers’ needs, which drives our focus on adding value to everything we do. We recognize that not all customers are the same and each has specific requirements. Our employee-owners understand these diverse needs and have the commitment, resourcefulness and flexibility to outperform all others.

As a Border States employee-owner, you’re responsible for living our mission, service philosophy and service standards.

Our Purpose
We believe unstoppable businesses shouldn't go it alone. We are owners - of relationships, of outcomes, of every moment these unstoppable businesses need to deliver.

Service Philosophy
We earn customer loyalty and confidence by caring about their needs and adding value to everything we do.

Service Standards
Border States employee-owners are competent, accurate, responsive, and engaged .

Your career
Join an experienced team at one of the largest electrical distributors in the United States. What are you waiting for?


Border States has a competitive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Disability Benefits
401(k) Retirement Plan
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays
Paid Volunteer Time
Personal Leave time and more!
Border States provides bonuses to their employee-owners upon the achievement of branch and company goals.


Equal Opportunity For All

It’s not just the law.  It’s something  we’ve believed in since our founding.  We value the diversity of all of our employee-owners and will always be an equal opportunity employer.


Drug Free/Smoke Free workplace