One aspect of the Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth's mission is to empower individuals who are blind through meaningful employment so that they lead full lives with the highest level of independence and quality of life.

Thank you for visiting and/or your interest in Lighthouse for the Blind employment. For over 80 years the Lighthouse has employed blind individuals in various roles in the company. The Lighthouse offers full-time employment in areas of executive administration and support, accounting and finance, community development, facilities, human resources and employee benefits, industrial manufacturing and assembly, machining operations, rehabilitation services, sales and marketing, and warehousing.

All full-time employees are eligible for employee benefits based on the employee’s employment classification. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, voluntary supplemental products, retirement, paid time-off accrual, and employee holidays.

Our labor force consists of indirect and direct labor with the largest percentage of employment being that of direct blind labor in industrial manufacturing and assembly.  Full-time direct labor employment for blind or low vision individuals include the following:

  • Operating an electric pallet jack
  • Operating a manual pallet jack
  • Operating a stretch wrapper for paper tubes, copy paper and boxes
  • Operating a FTC stitcher (stapler), side and bottom stitcher (stapler)
  • Operating horizontal and vertical band saws
  • Applying foam glue
  • Slitter/Scorer for box production
  • Operating a clicker press
  • Operating a screen printer
  • Picking, packing and shipping functions
  • Operating a tube winding machine
  • Unloading pallets of copy paper
  • Operating an automated box maker

Full-time indirect labor employment for blind, low vision, or sighted individuals include the following positions:

  • Front Office Receptionist
  • Executive Administrative Assistant
  • President/CEO
  • Head of Accounting
  • Head of Community Development
  • Head of Rehabilitation Services
  • National Sales Manager
  • Inventory Control and Purchasing Analyst
  • Staff Accountant
  • AP/AR/Payroll Clerk
  • Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Orientation and Mobility Specialist
  • Vision Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Rehabilitation Services Assistant
  • Wellness Representative
  • Outside Sales Representative
  • Inside Sales Representative
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Industrial Operations Plant Manager
  • Industrial Operations Supervisor
  • Material Handler
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Associates/Forklift Drivers
  • Facilities Manager
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Janitor

 

Employment Opportunities

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Fork Lift Driver-Warehouse Associate III

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POSITION REQUIREMENTS

 Basic Function:

The Warehouse Associate III is a master level position requiring minimal supervision and guidance requiring a vast level of experience and warehouse knowledge, training and certifications for performing complex activities in the warehouse operation.

This position primarily picks orders, loads and unloads orders by operating a pallet jack and/or fork lift, prepares labeling for shipping of products, picks up and delivers products to/from customers and other basic daily warehouse activities.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Loading and unloading trucks with ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Picking orders, wrapping products, labeling, shipping and receiving items
  • Completing routine pick list and cycle counts as well as shipping and inventory logs
  • Scheduling carriers for daily pickups
  • Driving a box truck making deliveries and pickups
  • Staging finished products for loading
  • Auditing incoming shipments as well as outgoing to ensure quality and accuracy
  • Taking the lead in maintaining warehouse organization, safe work environment and excellent housekeeping duties
  • Reporting damaged material or equipment immediately upon observation
  • Handling basic office needs in the absence of the department supervisor
  • Keeping department supervisor advised of department issues or concerns
  • Performing other duties as assigned

 Qualifications:

  • Vast knowledge and ability in operating a sit-down forklift, clamp truck, electric pallet jack and manual pallet jack safely and competently
  • Ability to operate a cardboard bailer
  • Ability to drive a box truck making deliveries and pickups
  • Vast knowledge and experience in dealing pleasantly and courteously with all employees and customers by telephone, written correspondence and in person
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and professionally with other departments

Experience and Education:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience operating a forklift
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working in a warehouse environment
  • Certified Forklift Operator required
  • Experience in operating a clamp truck required
  • Experience with UPS and FedEx shipping methods required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products required
  • Basic math skills required
  • Basic computer skills required
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required

Work Environment

  • Protective equipment if required must be utilized or worn (i.e. gloves, ear plugs, eye protection devices, etc.)
  • Moderate to high noise level
  • Two break periods; one in the morning and one in the afternoon and a 30-minute break for lunch

 Transportation:

  • Valid Driver’s License and clear driving record
  • Reliable transportation to and from the Lighthouse within the required open and close times

 Pay Rate

  • Commensurate with market and job level or experience

 Office Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday (7:00am-5:30pm) occasional overtime at the request of the supervisor only

 The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth, a non-profit organization, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Fork Lift Driver -Warehouse Associate I

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POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Basic Function:
The Warehouse Associate I is a beginner level position requiring direct supervision and guidance with no additional requirements beyond the basic daily warehouse activities.

This position primarily picks orders, loads and unloads orders by operating a pallet jack and/or fork lift, prepares labeling for shipping of products, picks up and delivers products to/from customers, janitorial duties, and other basic daily warehouse activities and floating between the various Lighthouse locations.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:
• Loading and unloading trucks with ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and occasionally greater than 50lbs with assistance from co-worker
• Picking orders, wrapping products, labeling, shipping and receiving items
• Picking up and delivering products off-site from/to customers
• Completing routine pick list and cycle counts as well as shipping and inventory logs as directed
• Reporting damaged material or equipment immediately upon observation
• Staging finished products for loading
• Assisting in warehouse and shop organization
• Assisting in janitorial duties
• Inspecting products to ensure incoming and outgoing products are not damaged
• Communicating with other personnel in an effective and professional manner
• Performing other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications:
• Ability to operate a sit-down forklift, clamp truck, electric pallet jack and manual pallet jack safely and competently
• Ability to drive a box truck making deliveries and pickups
• Ability to deal pleasantly and courteously with all employees and customers by telephone, written correspondence and in person
• Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal direct supervision
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to work effectively with other departments

Experience and Education:
• Minimum one year experience operating a forklift
• Minimum one year working in a warehouse environment
• Certified Forklift Operator preferred
• Experience in operating a clamp truck preferred
• Experience with UPS and FedEx shipping methods preferred
• Experience with Microsoft Office preferred
• Basic math skills required
• Basic computer skills required
• High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Requirements
• Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally with assistance and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Activities
• Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
• Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
• Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
• Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
• Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
• Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
• Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
• Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
• Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
• Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
• Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
• Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
• Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and make fine discriminations in sound.
• Repetitive Motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Visual Acuity
• The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment and to determine the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work

Working Conditions
• The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
• The worker is subject to extreme heat: Temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than an hour in summer months.
• The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
• The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat.
• The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts.
• The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.

Work Environment
• Protective equipment if required must be utilized or worn (i.e. gloves, ear plugs, eye protection devices, etc.)
• Moderate to high noise level
• Two break periods; one in the morning and one in the afternoon and a 30-minute break for lunch

Transportation:
• Valid Driver’s License and clear driving record
• Reliable transportation to and from the Lighthouse within the required open and close times

Pay Rate
• Commensurate with market and job level or experience

Office Hours:
• Monday-Thursday (7:00am-5:30pm) occasional overtime at the request of the supervisor only
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth, a non-profit organization, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Outside Sales Representative

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Basic Function

Meet or exceed agency goals for profitable revenue growth by prospecting new customers and retaining old customers.  This sales position requires 2+ years of successful laboratory sales experience or tests for drugs of abuse sales experience and knowledge of laboratory testing and competing products.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet or exceed specific goals for profitable revenue growth and blind labor employment growth
  • Build and maintain existing customers
  • Increase sales by developing new accounts
  • Consistently meet sales goals
  • Provide effective sales presentations
  • Utilize available sales and marketing tools for presentations, sales calls, and prospecting
  • Track and report daily sales activities
  • Prepare customized proposals to meet specific customer requirements
  • Maintain updated, organized files on all accounts in assigned territory
  • Travel extensively throughout assigned territory to call regularly on prospective and current customers to solicit orders
  • Responsible for selling and promoting products in a highly professional, ethical and knowledgeable manner

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge/Skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills coupled with the ability to embrace change
  • Hard working, self-motivated and disciplined
  • Computer skills and working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, etc
  • Ability to analyze multiple markets or business segments
  • Creative and confident with a vision for the future

Education/Experience

  • 2+ years of successful laboratory sales experience or tests for drugs of abuse sales experience
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience preferred
  • Knowledge of laboratory testing and competing products
  • Government sales experience a plus
  • A proven track record of building and maintaining solid relationships with customers

Physical Requirements

  • Sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, kneel, crouch, bend
  • Use of hands, fingers, feel, handle objects
  • Viewing of computer monitor and motion on the keyboard and calculator
  • Close vision, color vision and depth perception
  • Carry, push, pull, or lift a maximum of 50 lbs. (weight exceeding 50 lbs. must be shared with co-worker or by using lifting equipment)

Travel/Transportation

Reliable transportation to and from work and within required business hours

Pay Rate

Commensurate with market and job level or experience

Employment Classification

Full-time, salaried, exempt

Office Hours

Monday –Thursday (7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.) with occasional Friday and weekend hours as needed to meet objectives and position responsibilities

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

 Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth, a non-profit organization, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Many lives are enhanced in our community because of the opportunity for meaningful employment made available by the efforts of our dedicated staff, companies, corporations, and individuals in Fort Worth who have supported and continue to support our agency.