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

Responsible for moving, stacking, transporting a variety of materials in and around the warehouse safely using a forklift or other means available as the project determines.


  • Inspect product load for accuracy and safely move product to respected areas in the warehouse.
  • Weigh materials or products and record weight or other production data on tags or labels.
  • Transfer product from different locations in the warehouse, place put-aways in racks or get them ready for Austin.
  • Operate or tend automatic stacking, loading, packaging, or cutting machines.
  • Replenish stock from top rack to lower racks to allow for orders to be made.
  • Verifying the correctness of incoming shipments by comparing items and quantities unloaded against bills of lading, invoices, manifests, storage receipts, or other records.
  • Checking for damaged goods; insuring that goods are appropriately identified for routing to departments within TAB; preparing and keeping records of goods received.
  • Load & unload trucks going to Austin or coming from Austin (Indirect).
  • Put- away product into racks A & B (Turret driver) (Direct).
  • Complies with and ensures employees understand and comply with TAB's policies and procedures.
  • Holds self and others accountable for behaving in accordance with 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.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Forklift Certification or the ability to attain certification through the company's training

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 2-3 years of Forklifting experience preferred
  • Must pass background & drug screen
  • Internal and External Applicants
  • Verifiable documentation of ability to work in the US
  • Operation and Control
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Equipment Maintenance

Supervisory Responsibility

  • None

Communication & Contacts Required

  • Employees, departments & managers Decision Making/Judgment Required
  • Makes decisions as per Standard Operation Procedures and Company Policies as appropriate for the position

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

  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing or in alternative form.
  • Have strong dexterity capabilities to grasp, assemble, and manipulate objects.
  • The ability to stand for 7-8 hours a day.
  • The ability to lift 10-25lbs items/products repeatedly.
  • The ability to endure extreme temperatures in a warehouse setting.
  • The ability to navigate safely in small or large areas/environment.


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

Individuals who are blind or visually impaired 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:

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned or reassigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.

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