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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Warehouse Associate III

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Warehouse Associate III

POSITION TITLE:                                                                       Warehouse Associate III
RESPONSIBLE TO:                                                                     Warehouse Supervisor
SUBORDINATES:                                                                        0

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 acceptable 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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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.