Driver Helper

Columbia, SC, USA Req #8183
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized, non-profit organization, has a job opening for a Truck Helper for the Family Store located in Columbia, SC.

 

Job Summary

Assists in picking-up donations by riding in a Salvation Army truck and lifting, carrying, and/or hauling donations into the truck and unloading the same at the warehouse; assists in navigating for the Truck Driver; ensures the accountability, security, and safety of the donations when in route; assists in maintaining the vehicle in proper working order and in compliance with established standards; assists in performing work in the thrift/family store and warehouse. When needed: Sorting responsibilities; receives, sorts, prices and prepares donated items for display in the store; determines suitability and pricing of items based on established standards; assists in maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of the warehouse area. Cleans and maintains the stores and storage facilities. Assumes the responsibilities of the Truck Driver, as needed.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the assigned geographic area. Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers. Ability to perform general maintenance and cleaning activities for buildings and grounds.  Ability to follow instructions and work independently. 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.

 

Materials and Equipment

The Salvation Army vehicle, hand truck, cleaning supplies, equipment and tools.

 

Education and Experience 
No formal education required, AND six months experience lifting and hauling heavy items such as appliances and furniture, OR 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 riding  in 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 normal store environment with some exposure to outdoor temperatures, dirt and dust, and/or disagreeable sights and odors.


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 Property
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Columbia, SC, USA