Travis Association for the Blind/Austin Lighthouse
  • 13-Nov-2022 to 13-Dec-2022 (CST)
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Paid medical stipend, PTO, Vacation, Birthdays, 403b retirement.


Travis Association for the Blind/Austin Lighthouse (TAB) a non-profit organization, was founded in 1934 by Dr. Henry L. Hilgartner and other civic-minded citizens of Austin to provide a setting where blind men and women could come to learn skills and create products that were sold door to door.

Today, Travis Association for the Blind stays true to the mission established in 1934 by providing opportunities for economic and personal independence for people who are blind, visually impaired, or deaf blind by creating, sustaining, and improving employment. We continue to grow and expand the services we provide to blind Texans.

Our Core Values guide us in everything we do: LIGHT: Leadership, Integrity, Growth & Innovation, Heart, and Teamwork. TAB offers a variety of benefits to include: 403(b) retirement plan; health insurance; dental insurance; vision insurance; employee assistance program; life insurance; paid time off; paid holidays; employee appreciation events; and more.

Job Summary

Ensure all items being inspected are meeting the quality and quantitative standards required for each contract or project. Assist in the set up of the work area to ensure efficiency and quality standards are met.


  • Performs thorough inspection on all Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment (OCIE) items after being laundered and completes minor repairs to meet acceptable standards.
  • Prepares laundry loads by separating the items and staging for the wash cycle.
  • Spot treat items before laundering.
  • Sorts laundered items by LOT number for the conditioning process utilizing the conveyor system or hanging racks.
  • Ensures laundered items are completely dry before performing the inspection and packaging process.
  • Verifying material by the identification number and records all defects, damages, or missing hardware of the OCIE items.
  • Package all OCIE items into triwalls or boxes by the appropriate quantities and standards in preparation to be shipped.
  • Record all data into the laundry database and appropriate forms.
  • Maintains adequate stock of supplies in the work area.
  • Complies with and assists other employees understand and comply with TAB's Safety and Security policies and guidelines.
  • Behaves in accordance with the key behaviors aligned with TAB's Core Values of Leadership, Integrity, Growth & Innovation, Heart and Teamwork (LIGHT).
  • Other duties as assigned

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control and techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Critical Thinking
  • Basic mathematics
  • Time Management
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to read, comprehend and understand information and ideas presented in writing or in alternative form
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Demonstrates sound work ethics
  • Possesses cultural awareness and sensitivity

Supervisory Responsibility

  • None

Communication & Contacts Required

  • Employees, departments, & managers

Decision Making/Judgment Required

  • Makes decisions as per Standard Operation Procedures and Company Policies

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Highschool diploma or equivalent

Physical Requirements

With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to:

  • Ability to be in a stationary position (stand/sit) for 4-8 hours
  • Ability to lift/move up to 25 lbs. at times
  • Ability to bend, stoop, squat, adjust position for 50% of time
  • Ability to work in conditions with varying temperature, including cold and/or heat
  • Have strong dexterity capabilities to grasp, assemble, and manipulate objects.
  • The ability to navigate safely in small or large areas/environment.


  • Background Check and Drug Screen required
  • Confirmation of COVID-19 Vaccination Status (or approve Accommodation Request)
  • Internal and external applicants accepted
  • Verifiable documentation of ability to work in the US

Blind and visually impaired individuals are encouraged to apply


TAB provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, genetics or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, TAB complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

EEO is the law. To review your rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, please visit:

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