Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan
  • 22-Jun-2017 to 21-Aug-2017 (EST)
  • Alpena, MI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Paid time off, company holidays, 401(k), employee assistance program and employee discount.

The Material Handler sorts, classifies, handles donated materials, provides exceptional donor relations and maintains supplies and equipment for production stations. May operate High Low/ pallet jack and compactor.  


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the mission and vision of Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan.
  • Perform work in a safe manner observing all Goodwill safety policies and procedures.
  • Perform duties and interact with all Goodwill team members, clients, and customers in a professional manner.  Respect the diversity of others including, but not limited to, those with cultural, ethnic, and gender differences, individuals experiencing homelessness, and persons with visible or non-visible disabilities.
  • Drive forklift; use trash compactor and pallet jack.
  • Ensure that trash and salvage are being processed efficiently.
  • Operates trucks, forklifts, and other equipment according to safety and legal guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education, Licenses, Certifications and Experience:

High school diploma / GED


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-directed with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to problem-solve and make decisions quickly.
  • Experience driving a forklift.
  • Good working knowledge of chemicals and chemical safety.
  • Good working knowledge of the safe use of warehouse equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Ability to work and communicate well with persons who have disabilities or who are disadvantaged.
  • Ability to effectively communicate information verbally and in writing.
  • Must have the ability to see details at close range.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Most work is conducted indoors with some outdoor work required.
  2. Work environment is sometimes hectic with occasional high stress and occasional short deadlines
  3. Routinely walks, stands, pushes pulls, bends, kneels, reaches, twists and turns throughout the shift.
  4. Medium lifting (20-50 pounds of force) with occasional heavy lifting (exerting 50-100 pounds of force).
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