Posted: November 21, 2014
Filed under: Jobs
For best consideration, please apply by Dec 15th. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to jobs (at) freegeek (dot) org.
This position will report to the Receiving and Sorting Supervisor and will have Receiving and Sorting as their initial work areas. The work schedule will be 20 hours/week over a three month period. Applicant must have Tuesday and Saturday availability.
JOB TITLE: Production Associate
STATUS: 0.5 FTE, Hourly Wage, Non-Exempt
BENEFITS: Not Eligible
REPORTS TO: Receiving Supervisor
A Production Staff Member works in many dynamic, workshop-style volunteer areas which both produce refurbished technology and educate volunteers about technology. This position trains in multiple areas in order to help provide shift coverage, ensure a steady flow of gizmos for Free Geek’s programs, and coordinate volunteers. This position participates in group meetings to help develop programs and procedures.
DETAILED ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Train, supervise, schedule, coordinate and motivate volunteers.
•Lead workshop-style classes.
•Troubleshoot and help maintain the technical infrastructure in production areas.
•Stocks production areas with needed hardware and components.
•Manage flow of incoming and outgoing devices and gizmos.
•Keep work areas clean and organized.
•Monitor compliance of workflow and inventory with quality control protocols.
•Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
•Ability to maintain a calm, positive and professional attitude at all times.
•Aptitude for directing, instructing and positively influencing the energy level of others.
•Ability to consistently follow policies and procedures.
•Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
•Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with teammates to determine daily responsibilities and priorities.
•Fluency in spoken and written English.
•Good communication and interpersonal skills.
•Demonstrable self-motivation and personal initiative.
•Proficiency with using standard office software.
•Ability to learn Free Geek documentation tools.
•Reliability and punctuality.
•Ability to lift and carry up to 75 lbs occasionally, and 50 lbs repeatedly.
•Must not be afraid to ask questions, but must be able to work without direct supervision on a regular basis.
•Ability to remain flexible about duties and expectations as Free Geek grows and changes.
•Aptitude for and interest in working with computer components and other hardware.
•Demonstrated interest in learning and training opportunities.
•Technical skills and knowledge equivalent to someone who has successfully completed the Free Geek Build Program.
DESIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
•Fluency in another language besides English.
•Demonstrated confidence and competence working with diverse populations.
•Six months of customer service experience.
•Significant technical skills and knowledge, such as might be gained from 1-3 years of technical work experience or 3-5 years as a serious hobbyist.
•Ability to identify computer components and other hardware.
•Previous Free Geek volunteer or work experience.