Materials Processing Staff


Materials Processing Job Description

The Scrap Exchange is seeking energetic, self-motivated, hard-working individuals to join our materials processing team. The successful candidate is a strong team player who is capable of working independently and who possesses excellent customer-service skills. Fabric and craft knowledge a plus!

This physically demanding job involves sorting, pricing, and stocking materials on the retail sales floor.

The Scrap Exchange is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote creativity, environmental awareness, and community through reuse. Since 1991, we have been collecting materials from local businesses and residents and distributing these reclaimed materials through a variety of programs. Our creative reuse arts center contains a retail store, art gallery, Design Center for hosting classes, Make-N-Take classroom for open studio art-making, and more.

Job Duties

  • Fabric and craft knowledge a plus
  • Provide courteous, friendly and efficient customer service
  • Provide customers with accurate, positive information about The Scrap Exchange
  • Use of pallet jack and hand truck
  • Sort incoming materials for sale in retail store and use in programming
  • Direct volunteers to process materials for retail store and use in programming
  • Move at a reasonable pace to meet quotas for putting materials out in the store
  • Stock the store, in conjunction with other staff
  • Create displays/sample items
  • Set prices of retail items, in conjunction with other staff
  • Keep store, bathroom, volunteer space, workshop space and storage space orderly and clean
  • Handle customer complaints; confer with director/manager
  • Process incoming mongo donations (wood, electronics, metal, paint, cables, AV supplies, etc.)
  • Assist with warehouse organization, as needed.
  • Sub for other staff and/or cashiers as directed by manager.

Working conditions

  • Standing and walking for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours)
  • Bending, stooping, and climbing
  • Unassisted heavy lifting (up to 40 lbs.)
  • Working in varying temperatures in warehouse environment


  • Must be able to work on weekends (Saturday and/or Sunday)
  • Part-time: 22-28  hours per week / 3 shifts. Standard shift is 10:45am  to 7:15 p.m.
  • Availability to cover shifts for other staff


  • $10.60 hour
  • Paid time off, after probationary period
    • 10 discretionary days, pro-rated according to hours worked (e.g., 22 hour per week employee receives 44 discretionary hours)
    • PTO hours accrued at the following rates for regularly scheduled hours (non-PTO, non-outreach events) worked:
      – 5% in years 1 and 2
      – 5% in years 3, 4 and 5
      – 10% in all years thereafter

Application information:
Please submit resumes to Suellen Laberdia, Retail Assistant Manager at 

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