Material Handler I in Los Angeles, CA at Goodwill Southern California

Date Posted: 7/13/2024

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    29204 | GSC-Fletcher-SC | SC Distribution Fletcher Square3150 N San Fernando Rd.
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Compensation
  • Neighborhood
    Glassell Park

Job Description

Primary Responsibility / Summary

Assists drivers in loading and unloading of goods.  Performs a variety of material handling tasks to support the efficient operation of the department.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Assists drivers with loading and unloading of bins.
  2. Create soft and hard goods bins for drivers.
  3. Load and unload trucks/trailers (Raw donations, trash, salvage, etc.).
    1. Segregating soft goods, hard goods and trash.
  4. Ensure all items are marked correctly (Donations, commodities, salvage, etc.).
  5. Sort recyclables in proper containers (metal, plastic, cardboard, etc.).
    1. Build and palletize empty gaylords for commodities; ensuring heavier commodities have adequate support.
  6. Operate equipment (i.e. auger, compactor, tipper, down-stroke baler, auto-tie) by following established procedures and guidelines.
  7. Must be able to use material handling equipment (i.e. pallet jack, hand truck, furniture dolly).
  8. Clear post retail textile tables of trash and commodities.
  9. Clean, organize and sweep the warehouse to ensure a safe environment.
  10. Ability to lift and carry min. 25 lbs.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

  1. 1.Other duties and special projects as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.        


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • Some warehouse experience
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Ability to work with moderate supervision.
  • Spanish / English bilingual preferred.
  • Must be safety conscious.
  • Excellent people skills and maintains courteous disposition at all times.
  • Ability to following written and oral instruction consistently.
  • Shift flexibility and overtime when needed.



  • Punctual and dependable attendance.
  • Free from alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Adheres to Goodwill’s values of Respect, Integrity, Service, & Excellence.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Forklift certification


English Language Skills

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

  • NA

Required Training

  • New Hire Orientation
  • Harassment Prevention (non-management)
  • Safety training


Values-Based Work Environment Notice

Goodwill Southern California provides a values-based work environment for our employees.  All individuals are expected to support and promote our values:

  1. We treat everyone with respect, compassion and inclusion, recognizing their contributions and differences.
  2. We conduct business with transparency, integrity and accountability.
  3. We serve, empower and advocate for our clients, community, business partners and each other.    
  4. We pursue a vision of excellence and continuous improvement to better the lives of those we serve.

The above description is not intended to be an “all-inclusive” list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor is it intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, it is intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

Pre-Employment Testing

  • Drug Screen
  • Background Check
  • Employment Verification