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Eldersburg Merchandise Processor

Eldersburg, MD
Job Type
Salary: $10.00 /hour

Position Summary

The Merchandise Processor handles donated goods by working at various stations to create a sellable product. This is accomplished by sorting and cleaning goods, recycling the non-sellable and prepping the item for the sales floor or into bins for rotation to another department or store based upon the store’s needs. This position may provide support by cross training in other areas and departments of the retail location, as well as attend trainings and certifications in operating equipment.

Goodwill Industries Monocacy Valley encourages diversity in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Unloads container, sort and grade goods into appropriate bins by quality specifications
  • Inspects, sorts, grades, and assigns prices or other actions needed to donated items
  • Prepare items for sale by hanging clothing, cleaning items, and bagging items that need to be kept together
  • Tags, marks, and/or codes items selected for sale according to designated prices and type of merchandise
  • Tallies amount and/or prices of processed items
  • Must be able to meet production goals in a timely fashion while maintaining a set of standard of practice
  • Transports items to and from the sales floor, and places items on shelves, in bins or on racks
  • Face shelves, racks, and bins according to display standards
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization of retail environment including the sales floor when needed
  • Complies with all standards and safety regulations
  • Exemplifies quality customer service
  • Attends meetings and training sessions as required
  • May be trained and certified in operating equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Ability to smell odors, visualize, and feel greasy or unusual textures (stains, discoloration, flaws, tears, missing or broken pieces)
  • Strategic innovative thinking, solid judgement, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to obtain certification for forklift and/or pallet jack operation
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and Holidays
  • Must be able to pass a background and drug screen
  • Able to perform functions with or without special accommodation

Working conditions

  • Thrift retail and warehouse environment
  • May be exposed to dust, debris, animal hair, and any number of allergens
  • Items donated may be textile, glass wares, electronics, books, media, furniture, plastics or any variation.
  • Consistently moderate noise level
  • Tolerance of extreme changes in temperature and humidity

Physical requirements

  • Lifting and carrying up to 40lbs without assistance/ up to 100lbs with assistance
  • Developed fine motor control (grasp, handle, manipulate objects with fingers)
  • Frequent bending, kneeling, reaching, stopping, squatting, pushing; climbing ladders; standing for long periods of time
  • Able to travel across a variety of surfaces (stairs, ramps, uneven terrain)
  • Ability to tolerate different temperature variations in working environment

Direct reports

This position does not supervise employees.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401k
  • Accrued Sick Leave/Vacation Days
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discount

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