Material Handler I in Ontario at Goodwill Southern California

Date Posted: 5/23/2024

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Goodwill is one of the leading non-profit brands in the world and one of the largest non-profits in Southern California. We are a rapidly evolving organization and yet we have never been more focused on our Mission, on our people, and on our future. It’s always a GOOD day in SoCal! 

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.

     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.

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
  • Integrity Test

Goodwill Industries in Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here:

Goodwill gives preferential consideration to persons with barriers to employment.   Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Goodwill is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. 
Employment decisions will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.  

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities

In furtherance of our commitment to end discrimination against qualified disabled individuals, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all regulations properly issued thereunder to protect the rights of qualified disabled persons, it is Goodwill's policy that no program or activity administered by it shall exclude from participation, deny benefits to or subject to discrimination any individual solely by reason of his or her disability.   Equal employment opportunity will be extended to qualified disabled persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination.   We further affirm that we will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified disabled employee or applicant.  

It is the policy of Goodwill to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need assistance for accommodations to interview because of a disability, please notify the Human Resources Department. 
Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a disability.

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