Guilford Nonprofit Consortium

Furniture Mover / Life Changer

The Barnabas Network
Published
February 9, 2024
Location
838 Winston Street, Greensboro
Category
Job Type
Salary Range
$14-$15 per hour
County
Inside Guilford County
Street Address
838 Winston Street
Apply for the position to this email address
ddobra@thebarnabasnetwork.org

Description

Furniture Mover / Life Changer
PURPOSE:
This position assists in the safe and efficient movement, collection, and distribution of donated furniture to local individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness, fleeing abuse, overcoming major setbacks, and living on incomes that do not meet basic needs. This position helps make the world a better place.

We seek someone with a great attitude, strong work ethic, someone who enjoys meeting and working with people from all walks of life and wants to make a positive impact in our community. It is hard work, but it is rewarding.

The Barnabas Network is the Triad’s only nonprofit furniture bank. We collect more than 8,000 pieces furniture each year that people don't want and don't need and we give it to individuals and families who do want it and desperately need it, diverting over 250,000 lbs. of waste from the landfills in the process. Simply put, we recycle furniture and restore lives.

POSITION SUMMARY: Furniture Mover / Life Changer will assist our team by helping collect furniture (loading and unloading) from donors in the community, bring it back to our warehouse to be cleaned, sanitized, and stored; and then deliver it to the individuals and families we serve. Valid driver's license and clean driving record required (Non-DOT, Non-CDL). Must be able to lift 75 lbs. or more.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a drug test.
  • Valid driver's NC license with clean driving record, box truck experience preferred.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs. or more.
  • This position requires a positive, outgoing personality and sincere interest and motivation in being part of a movement that since 2005 has been a force for good in our community.

Job Type: Full-time Tuesday – Saturday (7:00am – 3:00pm)

Pay: $14.00 - $15.00 per hour

Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Safely load and unload furniture from trucks and trailers
  • Safely move furniture in and around client and donor homes, taking care to not damage the furniture, the property of others, or to cause injury to yourself or others.
  • Communicate clearly and constantly with warehouse staff, truck staff and donations coordinating staff to ensure complete, accurate and efficient service to clients and donors.
  • Obeys traffic laws, and follow established traffic and transportation procedures.
  • Inspects and maintains vehicle supplies and equipment, such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights, and brakes, to ensure that vehicles are in proper working condition.
  • Performs emergency repairs such as changing tires or installing light bulbs, fuses, and tire chains.
  • Keeps the truck log, documenting need for repairs and what repairs were made.
  • Reports any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles.
  • Loads and unloads trucks, to and from warehouse and to and from donation sites and clients homes using good safety techniques and proper equipment.
  • Verifies the contents of inventory loads with donation/delivery papers.
  • Reads maps and follows written and verbal geographic directions.
  • Reports delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations to warehouse office.
  • Maintains telephone contact with dispatcher to receive delivery or pick up instructions or to receive notice of changes in scheduled delivery or pick up.
  • Uses and maintains the tools and equipment found on commercial vehicles, such as lifting and carrying devices.
  • Greets clients and donors and maintains a positive reflection of The Barnabas Network.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with clients and has clients sign form indicating that they have received the items. Notifies the Warehouse Manager and the Operations Manager of any client irregularities.
  • Other duties as needed.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs. or more.
  • Valid driver's NC license.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Box truck driving experience preferred.
  • No felony convictions
  • Must be able to pass a drug test.
  • Experience driving a box truck or similar large vehicle.
  • Experience working with general public in a customer service capacity; experience working in social service organization preferred.
  • Professional appearance, manner and communication style.
  • Ability to assess a problem, call on the appropriate resources, communicate with all parties the status of the situation and offer solutions.
  • Must possess common sense, maturity, good judgment, and positive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with all segments of the population, including Barnabas volunteers, staff, clients and donors.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner;
  • Great communication/Customer Service skills;
  • Ability to work without direct supervision;
  • Ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other; objects are in relation to you and the vehicle;
  • Capable of physical demands;
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills

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