R-9705 Warehouse Clerk/Delivery Driver – Talladega Manufacturing Facility -Alabama Industries for the Blind (-Re-Advertised) (2024)

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Revised & Re-Advertised

R -9705 Reference #21807105456130

Posting Date: June 10, 2024

Blind or visually impaired candidates are encouraged to apply for this position and may be

given preference in hiring as permitted by federal laws.

POSITION: Warehouse Clerk/Delivery Driver – Talladega Manufacturing Facility

Alabama Industries for the Blind (AIB)

Alabama Industries for the Blind partners with the National Industries for the Blind and the

AbilityOne Program. The AbilityOne Program exists to create and enhance employment

opportunities for individuals that are blind and/or have significant disabilities as it promotes a

workplace that provides reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to

perform the essential functions of the job equal to those employees without disabilities. A

reasonable accommodation will be provided to employees with disabilities, unless doing so

would cause undue hardship.


The Alabama Industries for the Blind (AIB) is one component of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB), which is the world’s most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are Deaf, Blind, DeafBlind, multi-disabled and their families.

Founded in 1929, AIB is the state’s largest employer of persons who are blind or have significant disabilities. Mattie Smith’s passion was to provide remunerative employment for women who were blind. Starting AIB meagerly with five donated sewing machines and five seamstresses, which would sew items for homemakers, AIB, experienced many products for the US Government, State and commercial customers including a contract to produce long neckties for each service branch. AIB has 315 employees manufacturing facility in Talladega, AL and facility in Birmingham, AL. AIB also operates five Base Supply Centers in two states, which are located on Redstone Arsenal, Fort Novosel, Anniston Army Depot, Robins Air Force Base and Moody Air Force Base.

Partnerships help us reach farther and influence more people. Through long-standing partnerships with organizations such as National Industries for the Blind and the AbilityOne Program, we connect people who are blind or visually impaired with government service contracts nationwide, providing companies with skilled workers and advancing opportunities for visually impaired individuals. Partnerships also make possible the production of more than 3,000 SKILCRAFT products including cleaning & janitorial, mattress & bedding, medical supplies & equipment, office products & equipment, paints & tools, and writing instruments.


The Alabama Industries for the Blind’s mission is to provide meaningful employment for individuals with disabilities in areas of manufacturing and delivery of service contract.


The Warehouse Clerk/Delivery Driver role will be responsible for the operation of our Alabama Industries for the Blind (AIB) Warehouse at the Talladega Manufacturing Plant. This position reports to the Supervisor, Warehouse Department.


  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate
  • Must possess a valid Alabama Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to be insured by AIDB insurance carrier by maintaining a good driving record.
  • Must possess a good driving record with no record of DUI. Driving record will be checked for the previous five years.
  • Must complete pre-employment drug screening to be eligible to drive an AIDB state vehicle.
  • Must be able to drive truck from 1 ½ tons capacity to 4 tons capacity with up to six-wheel drive.
  • Must be physically capable of lifting, moving, carrying, and handling numerous boxes weighing up to 60 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Must possess computer skills in MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and Google Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and Sheets.
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal directions, read maps, and follow GPS as required to make on time deliveries to the customer.
  • Upon offer of employment, the applicant must submit to a fingerprint background check at an agency designated and paid by AIDB.


  • Minimum one (1) year of work experience working with people that are blind, visually impaired, deaf, or have other significant disabilities.
  • Minimum one (1) year of work experience in shipping and/or receiving.
  • Minimum one (1) year of work experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum one (1) year work experience operating a forklift or material handling equipment.
  • Minimum one (1) year work experience driving a mid-size truck or van.
  • Minimum one (1) year work experience driving for a delivery route.


  • Must follow AIDB policies and procedures.
  • Must understand, support and follow the mission of the AbilityOne Program by remaining in compliance of statutory and regulatory requirements set forth in the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act. You are expected to conduct all business ethically and lawfully.
  • Must comply with all AIB safety requirements. This includes proper safe lifting techniques at all times.
  • Operation of any AIB vehicles must remain in accordance with established delivery routes and must be in compliance with a pre-established delivery and pick-up schedule.
  • Must follow the AIDB policies or procedures related to the operations of an AIB vehicle by retaining and submitting all receipts or invoices for gasoline purchases or emergency road repair.
  • May be required to attend conferences, in-service training and other functions.
  • Must possess general knowledge of office equipment.
  • Must be able to perform your responsibilities that sets a good example for others to follow and demonstrate good leadership skills.
  • Must be able to deal pleasantly and courteously with all of the AIB Team to include co-workers, the leadership team, Supervisor, Plant Manager and Executive Director by telephone, written correspondence and in person by using good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions and deal with changes in the work assignments.
  • Must be available to work the regular work schedule and may be required to work overtime.
  • Operate material handling equipment to include a forklift and pallet jacks and be responsible for loading AIB vehicles to delivery products to the customer.
  • Follow instruction from Warehouse Supervisor on coordinating a route schedule. Collaboratively work together to plan the route schedule and communicate delivery information.
  • Monitor the performance of AIB vehicles and report mechanical problems as soon as they are detected.
  • Operate material handling equipment to include a forklift and pallet jacks and be responsible for unloading freight carriers and placing products or materials into proper storage areas and vertical bin locations.
  • Operate material handling equipment to transport products and raw materials within the AIB physical plant.
  • Use requisition forms to pick raw materials from various warehouse locations and transfer the raw materials to various manufacturing departments.
  • Use Sales Order pick lists to pull finished goods or resale inventory from various warehouse locations, package, palletize, label and prepare for shipment.
  • Label and bar code inventory items.
  • Perform inventory cycle counts and perform periodic company physical inventory counts.
  • Through routine housekeeping by maintaining a clean and attractive working warehouse.
  • Palletize and stretch wrap goods for storage and/or shipment.
  • Manually load and unload commercial freight trucks or other vehicles at the AIB dock.
  • Must be able to generate and apply bar coding labels.
  • Make warehouse deliveries or may be required to assist with heavy loads along with another Warehouse Clerk/Delivery Driver. Customer orders may require manually carrying and/or delivery packages or materials weighing up to 60 pounds. It may entail climbing stairs to deliver the products.
  • Complete all required documentation accurately and route according to the established procedures.
  • Must be able to work in all areas of the warehouse that includes raw materials, finished goods, resale inventories, and office duties.
  • Must possess or develop an understanding of cultures and needs of persons who are deaf, blind or deaf/blind, ensuring all actions and decisions demonstrate a respect for and value of persons with sensory loss.
  • Must attend Disability Sensitivity Training Class within the first six (6) months of employment.

SALARY: $16.01- $18.89 Scale IB Rank 34

This is a non-exempt position and is subject to overtime time provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Payroll Schedule – Semi-monthly, Direct Deposit is required

Deadline for Application: June 24, 2024

AIDB Benefits Summary:

  • Teachers’ Retirement System https://www.rsa-al.gov/trs/
  • Supplemental Retirement Programs (RSA-1 and TIAA-CREF)
  • Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Plan https://www.rsa-al.gov/peehip/
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Leave Policy (Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Personal Leave & Paid Holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Services Program
  • Upward Mobility Program

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