Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers, Inc PROCESSOR in Opelika, Alabama

The Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers (GoodwillSR) Retail Associate’s job is to create excellent relationships with donors, shoppers, and co-workers and to ensure that all customers are treated to a great donating and/or shopping experience. Team members will cross-train in various areas of the retail environment, to include but not limited to, cashiering, donation processing and donation intake.

Essential Functions

  • Process and sort donated goods into various categories to include: wares, electronics, books & media, shoes & accessories, textiles and bin goods

  • Price and tag donations using a barbing gun to mark the appropriate color of the week

  • Pull un-sold goods off of the sales floor to be transferred to salvage

  • Place new items onto the sales floor

  • Clean donations to ensure they are in optimum condition to be sold

Education & Experience

  • Obtained or in current pursuit of a high school diploma or general education degree (GED); preferred. Prior experience will be considered in lieu of education

  • 1 year of relevant experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to do the job

Work Environment

This job operates in a retail/warehouse environment. Team members may be subject to indoor and outdoor conditions, dust, dirt, irritants and other allergens, noise, heat and cold temperatures.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching. The team member must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Operating Hours and Days

Part-time position averages 20-25 hours per week. Hours can and will fluctuate based on, but not limited to, business needs, i.e., seasonal changes, donation changes, etc. Operating days may fluctuate based on store location but can include Monday-Sunday operating days.


  • Starting Pay rate of $9.00

  • A generous paid time off (PTO) plan

  • 401k with a company match

  • Basic Life insurance

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.