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Material Handler

Department: Salvage
Location: Albuquerque, NM


Job Description: Material Handler

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

  • Adherence to the attendance and punctuality policies of Goodwill
  • Exhibit excellent customer service skills as related to your position
  • Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.
  • Transports boxes, bins and crates to work areas; distributes items and salvage to appropriate areas.
  • Sorts, packs, wraps, bales and transports donated goods.
  • Load and unloads trucks using material handling equipment.
  • Appropriately disposes of unsalable or non recyclable items.
  • Documents production numbers (number of bales, pallets etc.) in a timely and accurate manner and forwards to appropriate personnel.
  • Operates material handling equipment (baler, forklift, pallet jack, compactors etc).
  • Ensures donated good are secured at all times and protected from misuse; occasionally accepts and receives donations.
  • Maintains work area and warehouse in an organized and clean manner.
  • Attends and participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Maintain confidentially of all privileged information.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of organizational practices, policies and procedures and compliance with the same.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with all safety policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to exhibit excellent customer service skills as related to position.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities.
  • Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate time management skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to train on operating forklift, baler and compactor use; ability to obtain forklift certification.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; see, talk and hear. Work requires extensive use of hands and arms to use tools; lifting, bending, carrying, loading, unloading and transporting equipment and supplies. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and lift/move up to 75lbs. Work is generally performed in a warehouse or retail environment where moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, chemicals, moving mechanical parts and/or loud noises may occur. Employee will be exposed to outside weather conditions. Situations where safety-toe shoes, safety goggles, gloves, or protective face shields are needed may arise. Specific vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.


Minimum Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and or abilities required for the position. Individuals must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test.

  • High School Diploma/GED, preferred.
  • One year work experience in retail, warehouse or related setting, preferred.

This job description is representative of the general nature of the requirements necessary to successfully perform the essentials functions of this position. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an otherwise qualified individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Goodwill Industries of New Mexico reserves the right to modify or revise the duties of this job position at any time to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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