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Maintenance Technician - Knoxville Metro Region

Company: KARM Stores
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

The Thrift Store with a MissionIn recent years, KARM Stores has become some of the most popular thrift stores in East Tennessee. You never know what you're going to find at KARM Stores - from designer clothing to beautiful gently-used furniture and appliances. KARM Stores shoppers know it's a treasure-hunter's paradise. But there's more---Everything that is sold at or donated to KARM Stores helps us with our singular mission of restoring lives in Jesus' name. So, while shoppers are getting all of these great things, and team members are working in a fun thrift environment, there are also great things being done for those in need right here in East Tennessee.Why We Do What We DoTo provide funding for Knox Area Rescue Ministries.To tell the story of KARM and KARM Stores.To reveal Christ in everything we do. History of KARM StoresKARM Stores is part of the Knox Area Rescue Ministries which has been serving the Knoxville homeless community since 1960. KARM provides emergency services, meals, shelter as well as recovery programs for those in need. KARM averages 800-1000 meals served each day and can provide bed space for up to 400 every night. Today KARM serves men, women and children through a variety of progressive ministry programs designed to break the cycle of homelessness. For the guests of KARM who are ready to change their life, KARM has programs that assist with that. One of their most successful programs is LaunchPoint Life Academy which will spend time looking at the basics of getting a job, budgeting, and creating a stable environment to build one's life back. The Serenity Shelter is a program specifically for women. It includes various recovery programs and safe havens.The Berea Program is an unprecedented personal development opportunity at KARM focused on work, learning, and service. The objective of Berea is to prepare students for the abundant life God has planned for them and to provide a strong, Biblical foundation to build a life upon after KARM and have successful restoration into the community.All of these programs require funding and that is where the stores come in. One hundred percent of the profits earned through the retail stores help fund Knox Area Rescue Ministries. Job DetailsSPIRITUAL GUIDELINESKARM Stores Team Members at all levels believe the following:We believe in the Holy Trinity- God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.We believe that God the Father sent His Son, Jesus, to die for us as the ultimate sacrifice.We believe in Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins.We believe that the Bible is God's true Word.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESMust be a people person with a pleasant and willing attitude and have a servant's heart.Must have a friendly, smiling demeanor.Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.Must have exceptional hospitality talent to offer the highest level of customer service.Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) with an excellent command of the English language.Must have a commitment to KARM Stores' mission and mission statement.Must be detail-oriented and have solid organizational skills.Must be a problem solver and be able to work with a minimum of supervision and take initiative.Excellent time management skills.Computer skills to include general typing skills.Ability to read and define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form.PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDSStand - up to 100% of a standard work day.Walk - up to 75% of a standard work day.Sit - less than 10% of a standard work day.Use hands to perform required duties - up to 100% of a standard work day.Lifting and Bending - up to 75% of a standard work day.Talk or hear - As needed throughout a standard work day.Moderate physical activity. Depending on location, this position may require frequent strenuous activity. Able to lift at least 50 pounds. Use hands to lift, sort, clean, organize throughout a standard work day. Depending on location, this position may work in a warehouse setting with some outdoor exposure throughout the workday. Receivers will be required to wear a red KARM Stores' T-shirt that is provided upon hire, along with a name badge.VISION REQUIREMENTSClose vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less).Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more).Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors).Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point).Depth perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships).Ability to adjust focus (adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).WORK SCHEDULE/HOURSPart time to full time, Monday through Saturday, up to a maximum of 40 hours per week.Attendance at specific meetings, off-site events or training, as required. PI131908214

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