Capital Area Food Bank of Texas

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Product Recovery Assistant

Why this position is critical to our mission:

The objective of this position is to provide assistance with the training and maintenance of volunteers and volunteer groups in sorting, labeling, and distribution of food and grocery products.  Assists in other areas of the warehouse as needed.

About Capital Area Food Bank of Texas:

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. Since 1981, the Food Bank in collaboration with more than 300 partner agencies has been helping Central Texans in need providing healthy food, nutritional program assistance and education, so they can make better choices at mealtime.


  • Material handling from warehouse to product recovery area.
  • Evaluate donated products according to established food safety standards.
  • Orient and maintain volunteer groups and projects.
  • Oversee volunteers in the sorting, boxing, and preparing food and grocery products for distribution.
  • Maintain supplies needed for product recovery operations, including boxes, tape, soaps and disinfectants, sponges, labels, etc.
  • Keep product recovery work areas clean and organized, remove trash, recycle cardboard, and promote overall cleanliness and inspection readiness.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Product Recovery Manager or Assistant Manager.
  • Operates forklifts, jacks, and other equipment in a safe manner.
  • Effectively work with large numbers of volunteers


Education, Experience and Training

  • Experience in warehousing and demonstrated ability to operate all warehouse equipment.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge with providing effective training and delegation of others.
  • Knowledge of warehousing procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge to organize and manage multiple projects, setting priorities and working independently under aggressive timelines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and discretion.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with other Food Bank staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a professional manner under a variety of conditions.

Additional Requirements With or Without Reasonable Accommodation

  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle and operate motor equipment
  • Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane
  • Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone and automobile

This position reports to:

Product Recovery Manager

Additional information:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.

No recruiters, phone calls or walk-ins please. 

The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

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