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SnowCap Warehouse and Facilities Assistant

July 02, 2024 8:42 AM | Imke Sellier

Job Type: Full-time, 40 hours, non-exempt

Salary: $20 per hour plus excellent employer-paid benefit package. Staff are paid monthly.

Who we are: SnowCap is a nonprofit agency.  Our mission is to help our neighbors in need with food, clothing and other basic necessities in east Multnomah County. We carry out this mission with the help of hundreds of volunteers, led by a small staff of caring people like you. We help thousands of people each month and treat each client, and each other with compassion, dignity, and respect.


The position: The Warehouse and Facilities Assistant is a key player on the SnowCap team.  This active position is supervised by the Operations Manager and helps keep SnowCap’s warehouse, pantry operations and grounds safe and running smoothly with a positive attitude. Some evening work is required. Driving, use of pallet jacks, lifting and bending, walking and standing the majority of shift are required.  Must be able to lift 50-70 pounds repetitively and work in cold and/or outdoor environments.  A good driving record and valid Oregon license are required.  All SnowCap employees must pass criminal background checks.  Excellent and cheerful customer service skills are needed. Flexibility and managing frequent interruptions is essential.


This is a 40 hour work week Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm, although circumstances sometimes require flexibility in these days and hours.


Examples of principle duties under the direction of the Operations Manager include:


Working with volunteers and independently to stock the pantry, clean the building, sort food, receive donations and do grounds upkeep at both SnowCap locations. 


Help communicate daily food distribution guidelines to volunteers.


Follow procedures regarding perishable foods inventory and product rotation in freezer and cooler.


Clean and maintain pantry facilities.  Spills must be cleaned immediately and the regular cleaning schedule followed closely.


Engage, assist and supervise daily volunteers making food boxes, sorting food, assembling foods in re-pack room, and/or sorting clothing.


Receive donations graciously.  Helping donors carry bags and boxes from their cars.  Documenting each donation and giving donors written receipt.


Assist with SnowCap volunteer driver routes and receive incoming donations from various business and community donors.  Maintaining vehicle appearance and prepare vehicles for daily routes.


Adhere to USDA and Oregon Food Bank guidelines and practices.


Support food distribution through Good Neighbor Day, Mobile Food Pantry, senior deliveries and other programs that may be developed.


Help with special events.


Work cooperatively with all staff and volunteers including seniors, youth and people of all abilities and backgrounds.

Cheerfully accept other tasks as directed.                            

Required Qualifications:

  • ·         Reliable transportation, good driving record and valid driver’s license
  • ·         Ability to lift 50-70lbs regularly, bend, push/pull, stand majority of shift
  • ·         Experience with or willingness to learn how to use a variety of warehouse equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks
  • ·         Experience with or willingness to learn basic maintenance and landscaping
  • ·         Ability to take direction cheerfully and work in an environment with frequent interruptions
  • ·         Strong work ethic and ability to work with minimal supervision after training
  • ·         Passion for working alongside our dedicated volunteer teams of elders, youth and people from all backgrounds and abilities
  • ·         A passion for SnowCap’s mission to feed and clothe our neighbors in need


  • Excellent 100% employer paid health and dental coverage with no deductible and low copays.
  • Paid Leave-16 days vacation, increases by length of employment up to 26 days
  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • 12 sick days per year
  • Employer paid retirement contribution of 5% of your salary after 6 months of employment (you may contribute more if you would like).
  • Employer paid life insurance

To Apply: Please email resume to (2 pages maximum please). Be sure to include why you are a good fit for SnowCap. Resumes will be reviewed after July 8th, 2024.    Pre-employment criminal background check required prior to starting work.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer- Women, people of color, immigrants, LBGTQ+ folks, and those with lived experience of hunger, are strongly encouraged to apply!

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