Operations Team Assistant

Operations Team Assistant

Job Description:               Operations Team Assistant

Status:                                  Full Time/Non-Exempt

Reports to:                         Director of Operations


Position Summary

The Operations Team Assistant position, under limited supervision, performs routine work in support of the Operations Team to include pantry deliveries, maintenance of the grounds, and minor maintenance duties including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, carpentry and light custodial as needed.  The Operations Team Assistant will serve as the face of The Julian Center (TJC) to our donors and other agencies while making pick-ups throughout the Indianapolis area.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Transports food pantry donations to the facility from various off-site donors
  • Delivers donations, furniture, food items or miscellaneous office supplies between TJC locations
  • Complies with all applicable laws regulating safe driving, and TJC policies and procedures
  • Ensure any accident or injury is promptly reported
  • Maintains a safe driving record and appropriate driver’s license classification while operating company vehicles
  • Assists with loading and unloading of donations, utilizing proper lifting techniques and the appropriate tools and equipment provided, asking for assistance when needed
  • Reviews scheduled pick-ups and deliveries to ensure vehicle is equipped with needed supplies and receipts
  • Represents TJC by cultivating positive relationships with donors, staff and volunteers while making pickups and deliveries
  • Regularly inspect and maintains vehicle (i.e. gas, oil, water, tires, etc.) and vehicle maintenance logs/records to ensure vehicle is kept in proper working condition.
  • Maintains a clean vehicle appropriate for food donation
  • Reports any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles to supervisor


Other Duties & Responsibilities

  • Exterior maintenance responsibilities such as lawn care, landscaping and snow/ice removal
  • Assists donors dropping off donated items, and picking-up donated items, as needed
  • Performs routine maintenance on building(s) interior & exterior and grounds, as required
  • Performs preventive building maintenance duties, including plumbing, electrical and carpentry
  • Purchases supplies, equipment, and materials necessary to complete projects
  • Assembles and moves furniture, as needed
  • Paints interior and exterior walls
  • Detects and reports defective materials or questionable conditions to the Director of Operations
  • Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly condition and follows all safety regulations
  • Performs required preventative maintenance on machinery, as needed



  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of building maintenance and repair
  • Knowledge of machinery, equipment, and tools necessary for the maintenance of buildings and grounds
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Possess a team player attitude


Physical Requirements

Exterior maintenance duties may involve moderate to heavy work in all types of weather. There is a frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday.


Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent
  • Valid Indiana Driver’s License with at least 5 years driving experience
  • Clean motor vehicle record
  • At least one year of relevant building maintenance experience


 Preferred Qualifications

  • Delivery experience a plus


Physical Demands

This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and/or climbing.  The employee must be able to frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds.


 To Apply:        Send resume and salary requirements to jobs@juliancenter.org