USAgain, a green for-profit clothing recycler is seeking a skilled Warehouse Lead/Driver
USAgain is leading the recycling industry in reused clothing. With 10,000 collection bins in 17 states, our mission is to make textiles as convenient to reuse and recycle as many other commonly recycled materials already are. Since 1999 USAgain has saved more than 400 million pounds of used clothes from becoming landfill, and sold them wholesale for re-wear, reuse and recycling in the US and abroad.
Under the supervision of Warehouse Supervisor, the Warehouse Material Handler has three primarily responsibilities. One is the handling, processing and making ready all raw-materials received into finished-materials for warehouse inventory storage, sale and shipment to customers. The second area of focus is to open and close the warehouse on days that the warehouse supervisor is not present/scheduled. The third area of focus is to execute the plan set forth by the warehouse supervisor. When the supervisor is not present, the lead is held accountable for his share of the work and is responsible to lead the warehouse staff in a safe and efficient manner. This job entails a great deal of physical labor; this is not an office job. You will be moving trucks and helping off load for the 1st 2-4hours, processing the material the next 4-5hours, and final paperwork the last 15-30minutes.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities
1. Process raw-materials of used clothes, shoes, textiles and miscellaneous to finished-product as required.
a. Operate baling machine
b. Pack shoes in cap-sacks
c. Sort and process miscellaneous materials as needed and directed
d. Sort and separate trash from raw-material
2. Load and unload trucks and trailers as required.
a. When a driver’s truck enters the warehouse it becomes a priority to be offloaded. You must stop the working you are performing and immediately go and help off load the drivers truck
b. Using pallet-jacks
c. Use of forklifts
d. Using pull Carts and Gaylord
e. Carrying by hand
3. Maintain records
a. Record daily work and hours
b. Count raw product unloaded in from trucks and trailers
c. Count finished product loaded out on trucks and trailers
4. Other duties i.e. sweeping, cleaning and facility maintenance as well as any task directed to do as needed.
Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities
1. Accomplish all work in the order of priority set by Warehouse Supervisor.
2. Driving experience is required
3. Must be able to safely drive an 18 to 26" truck in tight spaces.
4. Must be able to back the trucks in and out of the docks in order to properly unload the trucks.
5. Report any hazardous conditions/maintenance items as needed.
6. Participate in all meetings, in-services, seminars and committees as designated by management.
7. Communicate to Warehouse Supervisor any staff or department issues or concerns in a timely manner.
Education/Abilities: High School education or GED preferred. Must be able to read, write and follow written and verbal directions. Must be able to write, count and add numbers.
Must be productive and a self starter with the ability to work with little direction. Expectation to work in a safe and efficient manner.
Experience: Prefer one (1) plus year experience in warehouse, shipping dock or assembly line. Forklift experience and certification a plus.
Problem solving Abilities: Must possess ability to handle routine problems and to know when to refer problems to supervisor.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Position requires walking or standing 90% of the time. Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs., move quickly, bend, stoop, read and balance. Must have the ability to perform gross and fine motor skills. May be exposed to cleaning chemicals, dust and foul odors. May be required to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary, as well as in other positions as needed.
Work environment: Work in clean, well lighted and well-ventilated warehouse building. May work in cramped quarters, climbing, stooping, kneeling, bending, pushing and reaching, inside and outside of building and equipment in various weather conditions. Work environment involves slight physical risks, that require following basic safety precautions (wearing safety glasses, rubber gloves, back belts, etc.)
*Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
PTO and Paid holidays
USAgain (pronounced "use-again") is a for-profit company that collects unwanted textiles and resells them in the U.S. and abroad, effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing from landfills, generating new revenue streams for U.S. businesses and non-profits, and fueling local economies in emerging countries.
Founded in 1999, USAgain operates over 10,000 collection bins in 17 states. In 2011 alone, USAgain collected 60 million pounds of clothing, shoes and other textiles. Headquartered in Chicago and operating 11 division offices, USAgain employs over 220 people.
Travel: No travel required