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Verified Pay $16.50 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Frederick, Maryland

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Our regional headquarters are located in beautiful Frederick Maryland where the region is currently comprised of 9 retail stores, 2 warehouse locations and has roughly 300 employees. We hope to expand our retail footprint and believe we have capacity for upwards of 15-20 stores within our territory.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a smaller region, but have the support and infrastructure of one of the largest Goodwill’s in the network, Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona (GCNA).  After the merger in 2020, Goodwill of Monocacy Valley has been able to grow retail revenue and stabilize operations with the support of GCNA’s innovative best practices.

6413 English Muffin Way Frederick Maryland, 21703,

Starting Pay: $16.50 Per Hour

Position Description:

This is a safety sensitive position. Participates in the training program for no less than 90 days in order to learn how to safely operate various equipment to include baling machines to produce bales for sale to salvage or recycle vendors and responsible for transporting materials utilizing a sit-down forklift. Must adhere to all safety policies and wearing all required personal protective equipment at all times. After successful completion of the program, must remain in good standing without any workplace corrective action or performance improvement infractions and must successfully complete 90 days of solo machine operation without any safety incidents. Upon successful completion of the training program and approval of your supervisor and the leadership team, the Equipment Operator Trainee may become eligible to be promoted to an Equipment Operator position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Safeguards company property, including donated goods.  Reports any incidents of theft or misappropriation or unauthorized possession of company property.
  • Safeguards equipment including forklifts and bale machines.  Responsible for clearing debris or material that will damage equipment.  Ensures proper load handling and that each machine is in working order to safely operate.
  • Takes direction from leadership with a positive attitude.
  • May be cross-trained to provide support to all departments in the Retail Operations Center (ROC), including processing donations.
  • Responsible for following and ensuring all safety rules are complied with and appropriate safety equipment is used.  Immediately takes action and/or reports any unsafe or potential hazards.
  • Manually transfers donated goods from Gaylord (merchandise container) to baling machine.
  • Operates baling machine to compress goods into bales.
  • Loads and unloads merchandise containers from trailers and straight trucks, ensuring safety at all times.
  • Operates hydraulic lift and/or pallet jack to move merchandise containers.
  • Performs pre-shift forklift and tipper machine inspection, to include fluid checks, safety precautions, etc.  Follows Lockout/Tagout procedure if equipment is deemed unsafe or inoperable and notifies leadership.
  • Performs visual inspection of contents and manually removes any breakable materials.
  • Sweeps and/or dusts daily.  Sweeps and mops floors, and washes walls around baling machines, as directed.
  • Must follow daily product placement plan schematic.
  • Upon successful completion of the training program and approval of your supervisor and the leadership team, the Equipment Operator Trainee may become eligible to be promoted to an Equipment Operator position.
  • Models Goodwill Core Values – Trust, Collaboration, Engagement, Ownership, and Innovation.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills):

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent experience.
  • Must possess a Forklift Certification Certificate or be able to pass our Forklift Certification class.
  • Ability to be trained and take direction.
  • Ability to speak and read English proficiently.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older. 
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screen, where applicable for position.

You will be eligible for a comprehensive Total Rewards package, 1st of the month following 60 days of employment that includes the following:

  • 5 Medical Plans
  • Employer Funded Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • 3 Dental Plans
  • Vision Plan
  • 401K (Immediate participation upon hire)
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Time Off; Sick and Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • These are just a few highlights of our key benefit offerings!

Goodwill endeavors to make our website accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact HR Services at 602-535-4000, option 5, or . We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status. We will make reasonable accommodation and modification, including adaptive devices, to assist any person with a disability to apply for and, if hired, to perform the duties the position they seek. Assistance could include help in completing on-line application as well as providing alternative communication, e.g., Braille and Large Print.

PHISHING SCAM WARNING: Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona/Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, Inc. (“GCNA/GIMV”) are among several companies recently made aware of a phishing scam involving con artists posing as hiring managers recruiting via email, text and social media. The imposters are creating misleading email accounts, conducting remote “interviews,” and making artificial job offers in order to collect personal and financial information from unsuspecting individuals. Please note that GCNA/GIMV only use company email addresses, which contain “” or”, to communicate with candidates via email. The company also uses secure tools on our website to receive data from applicants and would never ask them to submit their personal banking information to apply for an open job.  If you are contacted by someone about an open job at GCNA/GIMV, please verify the domain of the sender’s email address and that they are asking you to apply on this website. If you believe you have been a victim of a phishing scam, please visit the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Smart website () to learn how to report it.