Warehouse Foreperson ($37,000 – $42,000 + benefits + $1,000 sign on bonus)

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St. Vincent de Paul gives back to our community right here in Allegheny County (and surrounding counties) and you are making a difference in other people’s lives just by working here!  It’s a fun, rewarding, and a fast-paced place to work!

Job Description

Recycling Center Foreperson Salary – $37,000 – $42,000 + benefits + $1,000 sign on bonus
Job Summary: Responsible for assisting the Director of Operations and Warehouse Transportation Supervisor with the day-to-day operation of the warehouse. Upholds the mission and values of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the performance of duties.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Knowledge of the operation and procedures of the warehouse (forklift and baling equipment).
  • Maintain the safety and cleanliness of the warehouse and warehouse offices.
  • Manage Warehouse Staff (laborers and drivers)
  • Loading and unloading of box trucks and trailers
  • Tracking weights, pick-ups and deliveries
  • Scheduling Staff
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Professionalism, poise, and the ability to keep business information confidential.
Cognitive Abilities:
  • The ability to get along with others and work as a team player.
  • The ability to concentrate for extended periods of time.
  • The ability to shift focus from one task to another.
  • The ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • The ability to remain calm in difficult or emergency situations.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is regularly required to: sit at a desk or conference table or while driving; walk throughout SVdP facilities; use hands to finger, handle, or feel to use the telephone or computer or to manipulate office equipment or supplies; talk or hear when interacting with various individuals.

The employee is frequently required to: reach with hands and arms for supplies, binders, and files.

The employee is occasionally required to: stand when conversing with various individuals, making copies, and sending faxes; walk throughout SVdP’s facilities; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl to place items in or get items from low drawers or shelves; lift and/or move up to 100 pounds (using proper lifting techniques), which may be furniture, store fixtures, or heavy merchandise.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus when walking throughout facilities; close vision for reading or completing paperwork; color vision when reviewing color-coded documents; distance vision when attending meetings and training sessions.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is frequently exposed to: moving machine parts; fumes from lifting equipment in the warehouse; outdoor weather conditions when traveling. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud because it involves driving in city traffic, working in the warehouse where there is a lot of activity and machinery running, and delivering to stores that are open to the public.

Employment Criteria: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against an employee or candidate because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or any other factor specified in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1983 and subsequent amendments, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S.C 1681 et seq., the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other pertinent federal and state laws regarding discrimination.