Production Associate Position Description

The Production Associate helps achieve the mission of Adelante Thrift by receiving and processing donations according to established procedures. This position will work with a team of staff and volunteers to pick-up donations from locations across the community and screen all donated good for sales floor quality, and divide donations into the correct departments, item type, sizes, etc.


  • Help pick-up and unload donations from trucks.
  • Review quality of items to ensure only saleable merchandise is marked for the sales floor.
  • Follow established procedures to sort items by department, item type, size, and other factors determined by the Production Manager.
  • Help maintain an organized, safe, and clean back of store.
  • Assist with transferring and receiving items from the warehouse.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Ability to safely lift 50 lbs, stand for long periods of time, as well as bend, stoop reach, and walk unassisted.
  • Visual acuity to sort items according to department, type, size, and color.
  • Past warehouse or retail experience a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment with a team made of staff and volunteers.
  • Basic verbal communication in English required. 
  • Willingness to cross-train on other functions of the store team a plus.
  • Driver’s license with safe driving record and valid insurance.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends.

This is  a part-time (20-24 hours per week) position. Salary is $8.00/hour. Paid holidays. No other benefits available for part-time positions.

Interested applicants may apply using our online application.