Material Handler
Reading, PA 
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Job Description

Goodwill Keystone Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO/Disabled/Veterans Employer)

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Material Handler
Job Code:210059
Location:Reading St Lawrence Outlet & Distribution Center
Address:3001 St. Lawrence Ave., Reading PA
Job Type:Transportation
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Job Responsibilities:
To perform a variety of material handling duties and responsibilities to ensure the consistent flow of materials throughout the donated goods and retail division. Duties vary and material handlers may be assigned assist drivers, work within warehouse/workshops, handle baling duties, and move materials utilizing hand and power equipment.
A. Daily performs the following duties to include, but not be limited to: Police the property; pick-up trash around the building and grass areas; empty trash; sweep dock area; weed grounds around facility; snow and ice removal; outside maintenance and lawn care.
B. Assist general dock operation by performing the following duties to include, but not be limited to: Loading and unloading trucks; keeping dock area clear of all furniture, bags, etc.
C. Assist processing/production operation by performing the following duties to include, but not be limited to: Removal of material throughout processing/production department, storage and removal of seasonal material, and inventory control.
D. May assist with operation of furniture department, where applicable, by performing the following duties to include, but not be limited to: Prepares furniture for sale; clean furniture; places on display; assists with carrying furniture for customers.
E. Assists the baler operation to include, but not be limited to: Weighs and stores bales; records necessary information; inventories supplies; removes all bale bins from processing and take to baler; return all containers to the proper place in the processing department. May operate forklift to move materials and load bale onto trucks (must be certified).
F. Assist the truck driver, when needed, in locating stops by watching traffic and street numbers. Assists the driver in operating vehicle safely. Assists with loading and unloading of truck.
G. Receives goods from the general public; to include, but not be limited to: Greets and assists donors by providing information; unloads donations; offers and provides receipts, determines what is acceptable according to criteria; rejects unusable items tactfully; as per training, provides tax information per guidelines; maintains excellent public relations at all times; sorts donations into proper containers and removes trash; completes all necessary paperwork such as daily donor logs, donor receipts, etc.; keeps donation site clear and clean at all times.
H. Presents an appropriate appearance and good manners to the general public.
I. Maintains an awareness of safety precautions and techniques and performs all duties in a safe manner.
Job Qualifications:
Job Specific -
No formal education necessary, but must be able to read, write and perform simple math.
Must present a neat appearance and have the ability to communicate effectively with general public.
Ability to walk and stand for a full day.
Ability to climb, stoop, crouch, reach, and bend.
Ability to lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds frequently and 100 pounds occasionally.
Ability to work in all weather extremes.
Ability to work around dust, dirt, fumes and varied noise levels.
Possess forklift certification and/or willingness to become certified.
Must be able to work with power equipment such as forklift, pallet jacks, trash compactors, balers and operate equipment following all safety guidelines at all times.
Must have the flexibility to work overtime and varied hours to include Saturdays and Sundays.
Physical Requirements -
Ability to push and pull the speed lift requiring an initial force of 60 pounds a distance of 20 feet up to four times per shift.
Ability to lift 50 pounds from ground level to waist level frequently for more than 75% of the shift.
Ability to lift 75 pounds from ground level to waist level once per shift.
Ability to step up 24 inches at a time onto forklifts and/or truck cab steps for 10% of the shift.
Visual and hearing acuity (with correction) that meets standard vision and hearing test criteria. NOTE: This applies to powered industrial equipment operators only.
Possession of forklift license or ability to become certified as a forklift operator.
Ability to stand continuously for more than 75% of the shift.
Ability to bend, kneel and stoop to open and close doors and secure loads for 10% of the shift.
Other Relevant Job Information:
Must be able to work days, nights and weekends.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
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