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Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

To apply for available positions, please send a résumé to jobs@nwfurniturebank.org, as well as any questions you might have.

 

Through three programs, NW Furniture Bank helps restore hope, dignity, and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture to people in need.To advance this mission, we collect and distribute furniture to families rebuilding their lives.

Click the links, below, to find out more about NWFB.

Furniture Bank
Mattress Recycling
Hope Furnishings Retail Store

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS (8/27/19)

CO-PILOT – $12.35 to 16.83 per hour

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Closes: 08-18-2019
Location: 117 Puyallup Ave. Tacoma, WA 98421

Commitment: Hours are full-time, Tuesday thru Saturday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). It’s a non-exempt (hourly) position with the Furniture Bank department. Co-Pilots report to the Operations Manager.

To Qualify: We’ll need proof you’re legally authorized to work in the U.S. The position also involves loading and unloading furniture onto the truck, which happens multiple times throughout the day. So we’re looking for someone comfortable with lifting 50 pounds and able to fulfill this physical requirement.

Summary of the Position
We’re seeking a self-motivated and driven individual to assist in our Furniture Bank. Co-Pilots help support the operations of NWFB by doing everything from helping with deliveries and pickups, stocking the warehouse floor, cleaning furniture, helping Hope Furnishings, organizing the build shop, and inventory. Warehouse team members are an essential part of the NWFB Team. As a Truck Driver, you’ll:

      • Interact with our public and corporate donors, and also with our clients. In many cases, you’ll be the face of the Furniture Bank. You must put the client, donor or volunteer first.
      • Assist in lifting furniture (must be able to lift 50 pounds)
      • Spray and tag all incoming donations and enter items into inventory
      • Organize inventory and put away all incoming donations
      • Check off items as they are loaded on truck and delivered
      • Be on time and reliable

Detailed Daily Job Responsibilities

Truck:

      • Obtain schedule for the day from the Program Manager
      • Load truck with items to be delivered from staging area
      • Do a daily walk around and safety inspection of the truck
      • Prepare Navigation with address and call before each delivery and pickup
      • Assign truck member to call client or donor from truck phone 30 minutes prior to delivery or pick up
      • Return all signed client paperwork for the day
      • Check off items as they are delivered
      • Ensure client delivery receipt is signed
      • When truck arrives from deliveries and pickups, unload truck
      • Help spray furniture if needed
      • Help inventory all items
      • File donation receipts
      • Help tag and put furniture on floor
      • Clean interior of truck cab and box weekly or more if needed
      • Wash truck bi weekly or as needed
      • Report any damage or safety issues daily


Warehouse:

      • Put inventoried furniture out on floor
      • Take in drop off furniture and hand out donation receipt
      • Stage furniture that has been tagged for client delivery in staging area
      • Spray furniture for delivery
      • Help load will-call client’s furniture in client’s vehicle
      • Load furniture on the truck, the afternoon prior to delivery
      • Look for anything that needs done and ask if you can do it - Sweep floors, empty garbage, recycle


DISASSEMBLY TECH – $12.35 to 16.38 per hour

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Closes: 08-18-2019

Location: 117 Puyallup Ave. Tacoma, WA 98421

Commitment: Hours are full-time, Monday thru Saturday (6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). It’s a non- exempt (hourly) position with the Spring Back Mattress Recycling department. Disassembly Techs report to the Operations Manager.

To Qualify:  You’ll need a valid driver’s license. We’ll also complete a driving record check. Driving history should show: 2 or fewer motor vehicle violations (think speeding, running a red light, etc.), no major accidents (where you were legally at fault), and no major violations (like a DUI) in the past 3 years. We’ll need proof you’re legally authorized to work in the U.S.

The role of the Disassembly Tech is to process recyclable mattresses and box springs, breaking them into their component parts. So we’re looking for someone comfortable with lifting 75 pounds and 
able to fulfill this physical requirement.

Preferred: Special consideration given to anyone who’s forklift certified or who has experience operating balers.

Summary of the Position

We’re seeking a self-motivated and driven individual to assist in with our mattress recycling program. As a Disassembly Tech, you’ll:

  • Accomplish warehouse objectives by participating in training, follow instruction, being flexible and following directions,
  • Exhibit professionalism in personal appearance and willingness to interface with NW Furniture Bank (NWFB), Hope Furnishings and Commercial Clients such as hotels, universities, etc. to meet overall mattress recycling objective.
  • Maintain warehouse and personal work area by organizing and cleaning,
  • Lift up to 75lbs and stand at work station for up to 9 hours per day,
  • Take initiative and ownership of warehouse duties in order to meet minimum daily goal of 40-60 mattresses and box springs processed
  • Operate heavy equipment such as forklifts, balers, box spring scraper etc. when applicable,
  • Embody team with willingness to grow, be flexible, communicate clearly, be calm under pressure, and has ability to follow through on written or verbal instruction

 

 

NW Furniture Bank is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from any qualified and interested candidate. At NW Furniture Bank, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees, volunteers, clients, donors, and vendors feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.  Let us know if there are any accommodations that would make the job application process more accessible to you.