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Driver & Merchandising Assistant in Dallas, TX at The Family Place

Date Posted: 1/29/2019

Job Snapshot

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    Dallas, TX
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Position Summary:  Drives Resale Shop box truck to acquire donated goods from vendors or individual donors or clients; responsible for the safe handling of merchandise, loading, securing, delivering, and setting up furniture for clients; assists with donation sorting and resale store showroom production.

Resale Shop Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:30 pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 pm

Key Responsibilities:
•Works with the Resale Shop Manager and Manager on Duty to coordinate the scheduling and the pick up of donated items at donor locations; coordinates delivery of starter kits to the client’s homes.
•Unloads and loads items at the Resale Shop and provides preliminary sorting of donations; sets up displays in Resale Shop when necessary.
•Sorts, coordinates and organizes daily donations according to size, color, etc. and ensures quality merchandise is sorted from merchandise that should be discarded or prepared for bulk donations.
•Efficiently and effectively sorts and tags clothing for placement on floor.
•Runs the cash register and receives payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debits; maintains clean and orderly checkout areas.
•Provides appropriate information for acknowledgment of donated goods and maintains daily, accurate recordkeeping.
•Assures agency truck is in good working order and receives scheduled maintenance, including regular cleaning; keep logs of activities and make sure the vehicles are maintained in good working order.
•Coordinates and instructs volunteer and community service truck crew, when requested.
•Assures all trash is removed from resale shop daily.
•Maintains good relations with donors and volunteers.
•Supports agency operations and is available for special events as necessary.

Other Duties:
Performs other job-related duties as assigned By Resale Shop Manager or Manager on Duty.

Job Requirements

High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of two years related experience. Some working knowledge of automotive mechanics.  Due to insurance requirements, the employee must be at least 21 years of age.
•Required Licenses and Certifications:
Have and maintain valid Texas Driver’s License
Have and maintain a clean driving record

Knowledge and Skills and Abilities:
•Ability to safely drive a box truck.
•Ability to adhere to safe lifting techniques to maintain a safe working environment.
•Working knowledge of the rules and regulations involved in the safe and efficient operation of automotive equipment.
•Ability to work a cash register, count change, etc.
•Ability to communicate well with clients, staff and volunteers and demonstrated empathetic and personable attitude.
•Ability to work weekends.
•Ability to work well with little supervision.
•Ability to maintain confidentiality of locations and housing of clients.

Mental and Physical Abilities:
The employee must be physically and mentally able to safely perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation without a direct threat of injury to the employee, co-workers, clients or donors.  These include:
•Routinely requires lifting, loading, and delivering merchandise, 50-75 pounds, using safety precautions, dolly and manpower assistance when needed.
•Regularly sit, walk and stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
•Ability to sit and drive for short and long periods at a time.
•Ability to drive safely and follow driving regulations and rules.

Working Conditions:
Some work is performed in a warehouse like setting where there may be dust and dirt. Driver will climb in and out of the delivery truck, positioning and tying off furniture, bending and folding pads. In the summer the temperature might exceed 100 degrees. Winter brings the elements, as well. Driver’s are required to wear a back support brace/belt when lifting and loading heavy items.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.


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