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The Salvation Army ARC Materials Handler in Poughkeepsie, New York


The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center is seeking a Materials Handler that will work cooperatively with all personnel to ensure the safe and expeditious movement of merchandise in and out of the warehouse, sorting room, and stores and will be responsible to perform a wide variety of duties related to this process.






Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keep work area clean and in order at all times.

  • Ensure the safe and expeditious movement of merchandise in and out of warehouse in cooperation with other warehouse personnel.

  • If asked to ride with Production Assistant, maintain complete and accurate records, i.e., delivery manifests and proper use of iPad with strict adherence to communication procedure and 10 codes.

  • Responsible for loading and unloading of truck assigned and others as requested. Take proper care to secure and safely handle goods and materials during loading and unloading.

  • Provide assistance to Thrift Store personnel when delivering items to ensure proper placement and location within the store (i.e. hampers to processing area, furniture placed properly on sales floor, removal of trash, etc.)

  • This position will support the work therapy program component of The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers by providing to beneficiaries; an example of professional conduct, work habits, and supervision (as directed by Supervisor).

  • Serve all customers and donors in a courteous and efficient manner.

  • Handle all donations with care.

  • Maintain the cleanliness of the dock, warehouse, bathrooms, sidewalks and parking areas daily.

  • Safeguard all donated materials and assigned equipment.

  • Bale ragouts and cardboard as assigned.

  • Assist as required with sorting room operation.

  • Assist in cleaning and general maintenance of sorting room area.

  • Categorize and box seasonal clothing, bric, and shoes.

  • Sort and clean all saleable merchandise daily as required.

  • Operate forklift as needed, after receiving proper training and certification, observing all safetyregulations.

  • Other duties as may be assigned by immediate supervisor, Administrator, or other management.


  • Must be able to communicate effectively.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and stand for long periods of time

  • Must have customer service skills and be able to understand and follow instructions.

Job LocationsUS-NY-Poughkeepsie

Job ID 2022-10564

Category Warehouse

Compensation Min USD $14.20/Hr.

Type Regular Full-Time