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The Salvation Army - Metro Division Full-Time Dock Foreman - Des Moines, IA in Des Moines, Iowa


Looking for a place where “Doing the Most Good” is a mission? The Salvation Army has a full-time Dock Foreman position in Des Moines, IA available for the ideal candidate. We offer a competitive employee benefit program which includes a comprehensive medical, dental, vision, hearing and prescription drug plan, voluntary life insurance, paid holidays, and paid sick days. This position oversees all dock operations while maintaining a well-organized dock area.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Maintain a clean and well-organized dock area ensuring order and safety for all items being loaded or unloaded.

  • Supervise Operation of forklift as necessary, being sure operators ovserve all safety regulations.

  • Supervise operation of weight scales and proper recording of weights.

  • Direct all incoming material to either the warehouse, dump or As-Is sales, ensuring the best possible distribution of materials for the highest resale value.

  • Cooperate with store supervisor on selection of items for As-Is sales.

  • Oversee all help, maintaining proper decorum of behavior and language as a representative of the Salvation Army.

  • Supervise the unloading of all trucks and CCC units.

  • Oversee loading of mattresses, trailers, and bales. Arrange with supervisor to schedule pick-up prior to being full.

  • Wear any and all assigned PPE provided, including but not limited to gloves, masks, or back guard when doing substantial lifting.

  • Report complaints, damage, maintenance issues, and any injuries occurring on or near the dock area for which the Salvation Army may become liable.

  • Sort, load, and unload all Salvation Army trucks per policy.

  • Must be available for a flexible schedule; to work early shifts, late shifts, and some weekends.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of the position. Other job-related responsibilities and tasks may be assigned. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, skills, and/or abilities required for this position.

Education & Experience :

High School Degree or equivelent, or currently pursuing. Two years of transportation, warehouse, and/or loading dock preferred.

Skills/Abilities :

Ability to speak, write and understand English in a manner sufficient for effective communication with customers, management and coworkers.

Basic computer skills including but not limited to the use of the payroll program and all other programs or systems that are adopted by the TSA ARC.

Good speaking, hearing and vision ability, and excellent manual dexterity.

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

Physical Requirements :

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands, handle, or feel; and hear or talk. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel or crouch.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions :

The work environment for this position is a backroom store or warehouse environment with a low to moderate noise level. The environment may be dusty and may experience temperature fluctuations based on weather.

Job LocationsUS-IA-Des Moines

Job ID 2021-18680

of Openings 1

Category Warehouse

Type Regular Full-Time