Goodwill of the Finger Lakes Material Handler – Food Service in Rochester, New York

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Goodwill of Finger Lakes

Material Handler – Food Service


Goodwill of Finger Lakes


Material Handler – Food Service




Full Time


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Date posted:

December 5, 2018


422 S. Clinton Ave, Goodwill - Main Campus

Rochester, NY, 14620, US

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The Material Handler/Drop-Shipper maintains a steady flow of materials within the department, insuring that all work stations are stocked and ready to operate, supplying the work stations with materials, and removing completed material. Oversees and performs the movement of Raw & Finish goods materials between floors, maintains a clean and safe environment in and around all work areas.


  1. Responsible for preparing and processing LTL shipments in a timely fashion: accurately picking products needed to fill orders and palletizing according to customer requirements.

  2. Move materials (Manufacturing/Food Service) as needed utilizing carts and pallet jacks.

  3. Load and unload trucks using appropriate equipment and/or by hand.

  4. Assist in maintaining good housekeeping throughout the manufacturing department– removing debris from floors and disposing of full trash cans properly.

  5. Manages the accuracy and reporting of month-end inventory, fills out all required movement and conversion forms to move/convert materials plus the recording of damaged goods.

  6. General duties: Performs all assigned manufacturing tasks to ensure coordination of all production operations and products. This includes packaging, assembly, counting, inspection, inventorying, etc.

  7. Promotes a safe working environment and employs cost effective methods and time efficient procedures in completing jobs and tasks.

  8. Understands the ISO quality statement, what the objectives are and utilizes them in their everyday duties.

  9. Backup and support to the supervisor in his/her daily duties, with the reporting of personnel issues during the times the supervisor is not available in the area.

  10. Helps to build an ever growing and learning environment and team work through training others and learning new jobs.


  1. Adheres to Agency Policy and Procedures.

  2. Acts as a role model within and outside the Agency.

  3. Performs duties as workload necessitates.

  4. Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.

  5. Communication and Contact: The employee communicates both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company.

  6. Relationships with others: The employee works and communicates effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the company. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships.

  7. Employee will adhere to mission statement and guiding principles.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


Minimum of two years successful work experience in a similar position.



Good recordkeeping and documentation practices. Prefer some computer knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Access.


Able to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations. Able to digest numerous types of equipment manuals and drawings. Communicates effectively with groups of managers, employees, customers and the general public.


Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Able to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and manuals in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables simultaneously.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be reasonably mobile. The employee must have the use of hands and arms and be able to work in a variety of situations, some of which may require climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling or crouching. The employee must be able to communicate effectively in both face-to-face or telephone situations.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently work near moving mechanical parts, or be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Goodwill of the Finger Lakes and its subsidiaries encourage diversity in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Veteran/Disability