Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan
  • 07-Jan-2019 to 08-Mar-2019 (EST)
  • Traverse City, MI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

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


Loads trailers, prepares shipping documents, performs recordkeeping functions, rides along with drivers to assist on pickups, loads and unloads gaylord boxes, handles textile bales, runs fork lift, maintains organization in salvage area and sorts salvage commodities. The Salvage and Transportation Associate must be able communicate effectively with all levels of staff and must consistently provide excellent customer service.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the mission and vision of Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan.
  • Perform tasks in a safe manner, adhering to Goodwill safety practices and procedures.
  • Drive forklift; operate baler; trash compactor; and pallet jack.
  • Ensure that trash and salvage are being processed efficiently.
  • Perform warehouse tasks alongside staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, Licenses, Certifications and Experience:

  • High school diploma / GED.
  • Ability to obtain Forklift certification.
  • Ability to obtain Chauffeurs license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-directed with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions quickly.
  • Experience driving a forklift.
  • Must be able to communicate well all levels of staff including persons who have disabilities or who are disadvantaged.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work with and around people with physical and mental disabilities.

Physical Requirements:

  • Work in and out of doors, usually both in the same day regardless of weather conditions.
  • Work environment is sometimes hectic with occasional high stress and occasional short deadlines.
  • Routinely walks, stands, pushes pulls, bends, kneels, reaches, twists and turns throughout the shift.
  • Medium lifting (20-50 pounds of force) with occasional heavy lifting (exerting 50-100 pounds of force).
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