Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa

  • Retail Production Worker

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    Regular Full-Time
    Starting Salary
  • Overview

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     By joining our retail team as a Production Worker your work will aid our mission of improving the quality of life for all individuals by providing skills training and helping people find jobs. You will be the first point of contact for Goodwill donors and the face they remember.  We are looking for enthusiastic individuals, who want to provide excellent customer service, and take pride in working with valuable donations from our community. You will also assist in spreading our mission by informing customers they helped someone get a job. Last year alone, Goodwill of Central Iowa helped more than 800 people find employment and over 14,000 gain skills needed for a rewarding career. 


    Our Outlet store is looking for a Production Worker to join their team! If you have an eye for detail and enjoy a fast-paced work environment this opportunity may be for you!


    What you'll do here:

    • Sort donations
    • Hang clothing 
    • Clean and price hard goods (ex. household goods)
    • Ensure standards are met when processing donations
    • Stock, clean, and maintain production area
    • Meet production goals
    • Pleasantly greet donors, assist with unloading their donations, offer a donation receipt, and thank them for their donation
    • Adhere to orderliness and cleanliness according to Kaizen standards

    In order to be considered for this role you must have day, evening, and weekend availability.



    What you’ll need:

    • Excellent customer service skills
    • A high school diploma or currently attending high school or GED classes, or a minimum of four years of any combination of military service, high school, or related full-time paid employment
    • Availability to work days, evenings, and weekends
    • Ability to carry, lift, push or pull 40 pounds
    • Ability to tolerate variations in work environment temperature
    • Ability to stand for long periods of time
    • Be at least 16 years of age
    • Effective communication and basic math skills


    In addition to working in a fun environment with a fulfilling mission, candidates for this role can also expect:

    • A competitive retail industry salary
    • (For full-time candidates) An excellent benefits package, including: medical/dental/vision, long/short-term disability, 403(b) plan, paid time off (PTO), flexible spending plan, and life insurance
    • A 10% discount at our retail stores
    • A unique work environment, with interesting products and a diverse clientele- Never the same day or the same donation twice!
    • The ability to take 10,000 steps per shift- This role will keep you active and healthy!

    Career opportunities with Goodwill of Central Iowa (GCI) provide so much more than your average position. Each employee is an essential part of fulfilling our mission of improving the quality of life for all individuals. Revenue from our 19 stores provides skills training and helps people facing any type of barrier find employment. Each position at Goodwill contributes to making a positive impact directly in Central Iowa. Headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, GCI operates in a territory consisting of 22 counties across central Iowa, employing more than 400 individuals.


    Goodwill of Central Iowa and our affiliates are Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employers (EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability) and E-Verify Participants


     If you are ready to work for an organization that brings out the best in people, apply today!

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