Travis Association for the Blind/Austin Lighthouse
  • 07-Nov-2022 to 07-Dec-2022 (CST)
  • Taylor, TX, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Paid medical stipend, PTO, Vacation, Birthdays, 403b retirement. M- F schedule 7:00-3:30


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.


  • Performs clerical and physical tasks in connection with shipping goods and receiving incoming shipments.
  • Handle unusual non-routine problems, receives specific guidance from supervisor or other officials.
  • Perform day-to-day, routine tasks, follows TAB's established guidelines.
  • Removing material from storage racks and preparing it for shipment.
  • Loading trucks to ship products to customers. (Direct)
  • Unloading received products from the trucks. (Direct)
  • Shipping duties typically involve the following: Verifying that orders are accurately filled by comparing items and quantities of goods gathered for shipment against documents; ensuring that shipments are properly packaged, identified with shipping information, and loaded into transporting vehicles; and preparing and keeping records of goods shipped, e.g., manifests, bills of lading.
  • Receiving duties typically involve the following: 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 the establishment; preparing and keeping records of goods received.
  • 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, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records
  • Knowledge of safety around heavy machinery
  • Good verbal and written 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
  • Have strong dexterity capabilities to grasp, assemble, and manipulate objects
  • Ability to stand for 7-8 hours per day
  • Ability to lift/move up to 10-35 lbs. at times
  • Ability to bend, stoop, squat, adjust position for 50% of time

Ability to work in extreme conditions with varying temperature, including cold and/or heat


  • 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:

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