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Lead Baler - Burlingame Warehouse in Burlingame, CA at Goodwill San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin

Date Posted: 10/5/2018

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Job Description

The Baler position is responsible for producing bales of un-sellable and recyclable goods from donation flow according to safety and production standard.


  • Responsible for the physical maintenance of all baling and material handling equipment used in salvage and recycling operation
  • Ensure safety standards are followed when operating baling and other material handling equipment
  • Follows proper baling procedure and be able to meet production goal


  • Model the behavior of an ideal baler while serving as a leader and mentor to staff.
  • Collaborates with Management to complete key work responsibilities.
  • Prepare weekly baler labor schedules, paperwork and reports, using Goodwill information reporting systems and/or Microsoft Office suite. Visit designated offices as necessary to complete reports.
  • Communicate labor schedule activities to staff.
  • Partner with Leadership in scheduling discussions, operations activities and personnel actions.
  • Train staff on key baler and salvage processes, as needed.
  • Perform pre-shift inspection of equipment
  • Loading and unloading of trailers
  • Handle equipment properly to avoid damage or breakage
  • Meet production standard on any given shift
  • Bale recyclable and un-saleable goods neatly and safely
  • Remove wet clothes and hangers from clothing in preparation for bailing
  • Stack bales neatly and safely using a forklift or pallet jack
  • Supply empty containers to shipping docks and other departments and moving damaged roll-containers from these areas to maintenance as needed.
  • Ensure bailing area is free of debris and maintain good housekeeping around baling area
  • Submit needed reports and information in a timely manner
  • Perform basic arithmetical calculations including addition and subtraction
  • Keep proper maintenance of forklift at the end of the shift
  • Perform the duties of a Dock Worker during the slow season
  • Assist supervisor in providing on the job training to new staff, participants, clients and volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Respects and has knowledge of cultures, ethnicities, gender, sexual orientations and age groups other than one’s own, able to work effectively with all.
  • Must be able to lift from 35 to 50 lbs consistently