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Repack Cooler Associate

Department: Operations
Location: Cleveland, OH

Choose a career where you can better someone elseís life, while bettering your own. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided over 50 million meals in 2018 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties. The organizationís mission is to ensure that everyone in these communities has the nutritious food they need every day.

Apply for a position at Greater Cleveland Food Bank where we offer a culture of learning and development, competitive pay and amazing benefits including Low Cost Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-Term and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Generous Retirement Plan and Holiday Pay all starting on first day of hire and paid time off which starts after 90 days.

Wage: 15.00/hour

Shift: 11:30am-8:00pm Monday-Friday


This position coordinates the daily processing of recovery product, ensuring volunteer effectiveness in the evaluating, sorting and packaging of salvage product for distribution.† Performance of the following duties is done personally.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is not all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.†

  • Implements recovery projects, directed by the Operations Manager and supervises work production of the volunteers and staff.† The projects are completed by volunteer groups and staff based on supply and demand of product and the type and size of the group to be working.† Communicates with fellow staff regarding the recovery projects and the production plan.

  • Training of volunteers and staff to maximize evaluating, sorting and packaging of salvage product for distribution.

  • Orients, motivates and monitors volunteers and ensures that the volunteer experience is pleasurable yielding effective production of finished product.† Educates the volunteers on the mission of the Foodbank.

  • Increase the recovery program in size and output by increasing the number of volunteers and volunteer hours (work with supervisor) to increase the poundage of sorted product produced on a daily basis.

  • Prepares work area for arrival of volunteer groups.† This may include use of a tow motor, power pallet jack and hand jack. Conveys materials and items from production areas to storage or to other designated areas.

  • Inspects the work of the volunteers to assure that quality control standards are being honored and applied.† Ensures that all salvage guidelines are being met.

  • Manages supplies necessary for sorting of product, requesting products from Supervisor, in a timely manner to the production schedule.

  • Timely reporting of monthly product poundage processed and distributed by volunteers and staff.

  • If needed, provide assistance at the main warehouse, when called upon, to help in the volunteer efforts of sorting product.

  • Maintains required job knowledge and skills and core professional competencies.† Attends and participates in required educational programs and staff meetings.

  • Maintain high standards of warehouse sanitation and safety at all times.†

  • Provides housekeeping services for the building, as directed,† or needed/necessary, to maintain the highest level of cleanliness and pest control.

  • Inspect the operating equipment to assure that it is in good working order.†

  • Assess daily, that dangerous conditions are removed prior to an accident or injury occurring (i.e., water spill clean up, etc.).

  • Manage the opening and closing of the building for production,† ensuring that the alarm system is operating, securing the building.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


HS Diploma/GED required. Two to three years warehouse experience, supervisory experience preferred.† Volunteer coordination and/or experience leading groups or supervising employees preferred.† Tow motor and pallet jack certified. Serve-safe certification preferred, but not required.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 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.†While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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