Warehouse Training Instructor

Job Type

Part Time




New York
New York
United States


Center for Employment Opportunities

Warehouse Training Instructor - New York, NY (Temp-possible perm)

Schedule: 8 am – 4 pm, 1 – 2 weeks per month

The Opportunity

The Warehouse Training Instructor trains CEO participants in how to safely perform the basic functions of the forklift: powering up, driving with/without a load, loading items/material on shelves and driving the forklift in/around an active warehouse. He or she also trains CEO participants the following warehouse skills: fire safety, electrical safety, dust and ventilation, lifting and opening boxes, ladder safety, maximizing loads, loading trucks, pallet jack and dolly training, inventory control, picking, packing and sorting, wrapping boxes, trailer loading and unloading. The Warehouse Training Instructor ensures that a minimum standard of work is achieved and creates an environment that supports participant vocational development.

Who We Are

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) provides employment services to people with recent criminal convictions.  Across the United States, over 5,000 people participate in CEO each year, transitioning to employment that supports themselves, their families, and their communities.

What began as a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of Justice in the 1970s to address employment barriers facing the formerly incarcerated following release in New York City has grown into the leading reentry employment organization in the country, where over 25,000 formerly incarcerated individuals have secured full-time employment since 1996. Since 2009, CEO has gained support to expand its programs through government, nonprofit, and private organizations including the Kresge Foundation, the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. In 2016, CEO embarked on a 5-year strategic plan to grow to serve 9,000 participants annually.

The Nitty Gritty

  • Monitors working conditions for hazards, referring routinely to CEO’s Health & Safety Manual.
  • Ensures that crew members use appropriate methods or materials that keep team members and/or passersby safe from harm.
  • Assigns crew members to specific job duties, setting reasonable goals for their completion.
  • Monitors individual crew members for job performance and productivity and provides appropriate instruction or training as needed.
  • Demonstrate 100% accuracy in confirming training attendance and distribution of daily Metrocards or Food Vouchers to participants.
  • Ensure that all participants have protective boots and CEO ID.
  • Mentors participants on appropriate employment etiquette.
  • Maintains a daily log that notes work location, task, production and unusual circumstances as they arise at the work site.
  • Following the chain of command, promptly reports any matter that may impede the smooth operation of the training crew (e.g., hazardous conditions, flagrant behavioral problems with crew members, inadequate tools and supplies).
  • Trains CEO participants on warehouse skills. How to safely perform the basic functions of the forklift: powering up, driving with/without a load, loading items/material on shelves and driving the forklift in/around an active warehouse.
  • Eliciting feedback from participants on their CEO experience and documenting as appropriate in Salesforce.
  • When applicable, follow up on feedback also and discussing feedback with coworkers/supervisors, and/or implementing corresponding program improvements.
  • Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities that will be assigned from time to time.
  • Complete work orders in the allotted time and to the satisfaction of the work site manager. Accurately evaluate participant performance on a daily basis.

Required Qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • High school diploma
  • Two – three years of supervisory experience in Warehouse Management and Warehouse Training. Preferred experience includes prior experience training.
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds;
  • Ability to walk or stand for long periods of time.

Who You Are

  • You’re an excellent communicator (verbal and written)
  • You're knowledgeable on building trades
  • You are someone experienced in warehouse operations and management including including experience operating a stand up forklift
  • You are excited about teaching and guiding individuals while adhering to safety protocols this is the job for you.
  • You’re able to identify and analyze a problem and offer solutions
  • You’re well organized and easily able to multitask and can adjust priorities

More About Us

We welcome diversity and highly encourage applications from people of color and people with convictions. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


The compensation for this position is $18 hourly, commensurate with demonstrated experience and abilities. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


Please submit your application materials, including a resume and cover letter, using the link provided. Please note: our application portal is optimized for use with Google Chrome.