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Goodwill Industries of Central and Southern Indiana Material Handler (Part Time) - Fort Harrison Village Commissary in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Description

Hours are Tuesdays and Fridays 11am - 5pm

*Job Summary*

This position at Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana (GCSI) is a result of the AbilityOne program in partnership with GCSI and the federal government, providing healthy operations and environments at local federal facilities. The AbilityOne program is one of the largest sources of employment in the United States for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. GCSI is one of about 500 non-profit organizations that provides employment opportunities in competitive, integrated environments at federal government locations.

The Material Handler, AbilityOne works at governmental installations performing material handling duties and maintaining inventory for the assigned location. This position tracks and maintains inventory supplies, receives the merchandise and unloads trucks, and operates heavy equipment such as a forklift, pallet jack, etc. Will additionally operate as a store worker as needed.

*Example Duties and Activities*

Material Handling

  • Operates the commissary receiving/storage/holding area (RSHA) and receives deliveries of items/merchandise.

  • Offloads trucks by removing the merchandise from the vehicle of transport, by pallet loads, using a forklift or other material handling equipment, and places merchandise in the designated receiving area.

  • Transports merchandise, and moves pallets or cartloads of perishable merchandise from receiving area to the holding area.

  • Segregates/separates merchandise by aisle, commodity, or store location to prepare for staging and stocking.

  • Identifies and communicates with contracting any damaged merchandise received from the delivery.

  • Keeps RSHA, inside and outside receiving areas, clean and free of safety hazards.

  • Operates gas and electric forklifts, pallet jack, and double stacker.

  • Follows all safety rules and common sense practices in the operation of equipment inside a building.

  • Creates and transports cardboard bales; organizes unused pallets, inside and outside of the building.

  • Performs light maintenance and records safety inspections on the equipment.

Store Worker

  • Assists in placing cases (staging) on the floor from the truck pallets or old overwrite areas.

  • Follows established procedures for stocking shelves, rotating merchandise, and checking for expired merchandise.

  • Stocks items from the cut case area in their assigned aisle/areas.

  • Maintains general cleanliness of the exposed shelf areas.

  • Provides high standards of customer service.

  • Faces all products in assigned row/area - labels forward, properly stacked, and pulled forward.

  • Generally will stock the same aisle each shift but may be called upon to assist in other aisles as well as the frozen and chill areas.

*Required Competencies*

  • *Certification -* Current Forklift Operator certification or ability to obtain.

  • *Customer Focus -* Has the ability to see, comprehend and relate with customers in an impartial, unbiased yet effective and balanced manner; builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization; provides excellent service to internal and external customers.

  • *Communication Skills -* Reads and comprehends two- and three-syllable words and recognizes similarities and differences between words and a series of numbers. Communicates simple sentences through both speech and written words.

  • *Mathematical Aptitude -* Adds and subtracts two-digit numbers and multiplies and divides with 10s and 100s. Is able to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

  • *Reasoning Ability -* Ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving se eral concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • *Teamwork -* Works well with others and makes valued contributions to the outputs of others in order to assist the team or project to achieve the required outputs.

*Preferred Competencies*

  • *Safety Awareness -* Recognizes the risks in activities, applies the right measures to control and manage those risks, and ensures all safety protocols are followed.

  • *Quality Standards -* Has expertise in quality assurance base standards, requirements, specifications, and guidelines to ensure that products, services, and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

*Other Requirements*

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • Moderate to Hard Physical Work - is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reaches with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift up to 50 pounds and/or move pallets that way in the hundreds of pounds using a pallet jack. Will be occasionally exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. There is a risk of electrical shock and vibration.

  • Visual Acuity - Has close and distance vision abilities and is able to adjust focus.

  • Minimum of 18 years of age

  • Background Screening - All candidates must pass a pre-employment background check.

  • Governmental Contract Responsibilities - Goodwills Commercial Services division holds contracts for services at some federal government buildings. As a result, Covid vaccination may be required for employment, and proof of full vaccination may also be required.

*Benefits: Employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:*

  • Continuing education and leadership development

  • Comprehensive health plan

  • Vacation as well as sick time

  • Life, dental and vision insurance

  • Nationally recognized preventive health and wellness program

  • Section 125 pretax health spending account, dependent care spending account, and premiums