Receiving Associate

Nashville, TN

ThriftSmart is a nonprofit social enterprise operating thrift stores in Middle Tennessee. We combine our passion for serving our community with the best trends in business management to create jobs, provide value to customers, and generate ongoing revenue for our four charity partners. 


The receiving associate position is responsible for performing inventory management for incoming donations from customers and company trucks.


  • Performs quality control on all donated items
  • Receive donated items and sort/process items for production
  • Provide production associate with a steady flow of items to process
  • Operate forklift, walk behind lift, or pallet jack as assigned
  • Maintains inventory of receiving supplies
  • Answers customer's questions concerning donations and completes donation slips for customers as needed
  • Maintains record keeping of donations including weights and customer donation receipts
  • Assist on donation truck as needed
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested


  • 1 year experience preferred
  • High School diploma/GED preferred
  • Customer service
  • Problem resolution
  • Organization
  • Oral communication
  • Resourcefulness
  • Basic mathematical knowledge required
  • Mechanical operation of forklifts, walk behind lifts and or pallet jacks

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to work, stand and walk for 2 hours at a time
  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb
  • Occasionally required to lift light up to 75 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include: close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust or focus
  • Good finger and hand/eye coordination required


  • 50% discount 
  • Paid Time Off after 1 year
  • 401k match after 90 days
  • $11-$14/hour, raise after 90 day review

Bruce Krapf

Operations Manager
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