Warehouse Worker_NE-PMC_Thrift Store Department-401

5511 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24012, USA Req #19552
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for a (Warehouse Worker)(Roanoke).

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Thrift Store Manager, the Warehouse Worker operates a bailer machine to secure, package and bind large volumes of clothing. Loads and unloads trucks performing lifting of heavy objects on a regular basis. Assists in maintaining the neatness and orderliness of the warehouse area. Receives, sorts, prices and prepares donated items for display in the store; determines suitability and pricing of items based on established standards; assists in maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of the warehouse area. The Warehouse Worker will assist with loading, unloading, and sorting donations; moving donations and other materials into the warehouse; assist in the set-up, clean up and break down of the warehouse. He/she may also act in the capacity of a Truck Helper as needed. Assists in picking-up donations by riding in a Salvation Army truck and lifting, carrying, and/or hauling donations into the truck and unloading the same at the warehouse; assists in navigating for the Truck Driver; ensures the accountability, security, and safety of the donations when in route; assists in maintaining the vehicle in proper working order and in compliance with established standards. Receive, store, and distribute donations. Daily loading and unloading and placement of donated items into the warehouse. Ability to successfully interface with the public and Salvation Army donors in a variety of settings. Assist with can food drives, coat drives, toy drives and moving operations. Follow The Salvation Army policies and procedures at all times. Perform other tasks as assigned by management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to follow instructions and work independently

Knowledge of warehouse operations

Knowledge of inventory control techniques, as well as logistics knowledge

Knowledge of general office practices and procedures

Knowledge of basic math

Skill in paying attention to detail, particularly in the manipulation and recording of numbers

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing

Ability to compile and summarize information

Ability to handle several tasks at the same time and work well under pressure

Education and Experience

High school diploma or G.E.D. and two years experience in sorting, receiving, storing, loading and unloading of materials or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Licenses and Certifications


Physical Requirements

Ability to meet attendance requirements.

Ability to communicate the English language.

Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy (25-50 lbs.) materials, supplies, and equipment frequently.

Ability to lift heavy (50-100 lbs.) materials, supplies, and equipment occasionally. Work requires continued walking, stooping, standing, and some climbing.

Ability to lift scales, hand trucks, and dollies

Ability to perform route mathematical calculations

Ability to occasionally lift boxes of materials, donations

Ability to load, unload, secure and protect goods

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a warehouse environment where there are physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like. Temperatures in the warehouse and dock area may, at times, be very cold, depending on the varying weather and temperatures during the season. Temperatures vary from approximately 30 degrees to below 0 in the winter. Position involves going in and out of the warehouse space into the cold throughout the day.

Additional Information

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

To apply, please select the “Apply Now” icon at the bottom of this posting.

*Application Submittal Period: (09/20/22 – 10/20/22)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

When an application is selected for review, typically, only applicants who indicate the relevant education and experience requirements, as indicated in the job description for the position, may be considered for job openings. Please FULLY complete the application, answer questions completely, honestly and to the best of your ability. Please also upload a copy of your resume (when available). Those applicants requiring accommodation to the application and/or interview process should contact a representative of the Human Resources Department at the applicable location.

We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family PMC-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Property
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 5511 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24012, USA