Driver/General Maintenance - NE_Administration-101

Columbia, SC, USA Req #6668
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized, non-profit organization, has a job opening for a full time Truck Driver for the Family Store located in Columbia, SC.


Job Summary

Drives Salvation Army truck along scheduled route to pick-up donations and/or deliver merchandise to customers; operates the truck in compliance with established Salvation Army standards and state driving regulations; lifts, carries, loads and unloads variety of donations including furniture, appliances, clothing, etc.; ensures the safety, security, and accountability of the vehicle and donations at all times; assists in performing work in the thrift/family store and warehouse. Maintains good relationship with donors to promote a favorable image of The Salvation Army. Lifts, carries, and/or hauls donations into truck; packs items in truck in a manner that maximizes use of space, protects items from damage, and ensures safety (this applies to donor’s property as well so that door facings, etc. and outside areas (including trees) are not damaged. Unloads donations from truck upon arrival at warehouse; distributes items to appropriate locations in the warehouse. Pays close attention when backing up truck. Drives carefully and observes/complies with all traffic signs and road/weather conditions. Parks vehicle in a safe and clearly marked parking space. Locks vehicle doors when vehicle is not in use. Fuels vehicle in accordance with state gasoline regulations and The Salvation Army standards. Logs all mileage on standard forms; ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same. Arrives at destination according to schedule or telephones ahead when severe delays occur. Participates in the handling of materials processed out of the store to be bailed. Assists in ensuring that all premises are secured at the end of the workday and that the premises are always kept clear of trash and debris which is constantly accumulating in the salvage process. Operates a fork lift and trains/certifies others in the same. Assists in cleaning and maintaining the warehouse and loading dock area. Performs special projects as needed. Performs other related work as required.  Works 40 hours per week.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers. Ability to ensure the warehouse and dock area and equipment are maintained in a neat, orderly, and secure manner. Ability to drive a heavy-duty truck. Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate in English. Ability to read and follow a map and/or hand-written directions. Ability to perform strenuous, heavy work involving the lifting and carrying of heavy objects. Ability to perform continuous walking, stooping, standing, and some climbing. Physical ability to lift and carry and/or push/pull light objects (less than 25 lbs.). Moderate mobility:  duties are usually performed by combinations of sitting, standing, and walking on a frequent change basis.  Distance of travel is usually within the same building.


Materials and Equipment

The Salvation Army vehicle, bailer and fork lift.


Education and Experience
High School diploma or G.E.D. and experience working in a retail store preferred


any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

License and Certification

Valid State Driver’s License.
Must be able to pass criminal/credit history background check.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Work requires driving a vehicle daily with exposure to the outdoors where there are physical discomforts associated with changes in weather such as rain, cold, snow, heat or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like. 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.

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.

Statement of Purpose
The purpose of a job description is to outline the essential functions unique to a particular job within a specific department.  Job descriptions are used to recruit, train and evaluate employees.

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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

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

Other details

  • Job Family NSC-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Store
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Max Hiring Rate $11.54
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • Columbia, SC, USA