Goodwill Industries of The Valleys, Inc.

  • Baler Full Time

    Job ID
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Madison Heights
    Location Name
    Madison Heights Office/Workshop (286)
    General Labor
  • Overview

    The Baler has the responsibility of baling clothing, shoes, purses or plush, stacking and unstacking gaylords and loading trucks when bales of clothing, purses and plush, and/or other salvage items are sold or shipped out.


    • Operate top loading clothing baler.
    • Operate fork lift
    • Operate pallet jack
    • Must be able to work unsupervised. Filling hopper of baler. Tying off baler with provided wire, removing completed bales with forklift and stacking in warehouse. Loading trucks when bales of clothing, shoes, purses or plush are sold. Responsible for emptying poly-bulk trucks or gaylords of donated goods that are to be warehoused for later use.
    • Maintain cleanliness of warehouse.
    • Orderly structure of contents in warehouse.
    • Complete salvage invoices.
    • Must be able to produce one completed bale per hour pace when working without interruption.
    • If no bailing duties are available then baler would work in the warehouse or as an assistant to a driver performing pickups.


    • High school diploma or GED and /or one to three months of related experience.
    • Fork lift certification required.
    • Ability to read simple instructions required.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; talk or hear. Lifting, pushing and pulling are performed 85% of the time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, occasionally push or pull 500 lbs. utilizing a wheeled container or pallet jack. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Can sometimes be exposed to hot and cold temperature conditions.


    Goodwill offers a competitive salary and benefits for full time employees such as medical, dental, vision, life, retirement, educational reimbursement, EAP, STD, LTD, and PTO. We offer retirement and EAP benefits for part time employees.


    “Helping people and families in our communities achieve a better life through work and independence.”


    Goodwill is an equal employment/affirmative action employer.


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