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Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas Data Capture Production Associate in Kansas City, Missouri


This is a temporary, full time position. The Data Capture Production Associate is supporting Goodwill’s visionary project of determining whether computer vision machine learning can accurately identify a clothing item’s size, type, fabric composition, and quality. The Data Capture Production Associate is responsible for sorting and preparing garments for photo capture and capturing photos using image capture prototype provided by our contract vendor.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sort & confirm all sourced softline items meet parameters determined by the contract

  • Add defects by needed clothing category i.e. shirt, pants etc. and defect type i.e. stain, rip/tear etc.

  • Confirm all sourced garments meet parameters determined by defect guidelines.

  • Sort & prepare defective clothing items for image capture.

  • Take precise, consistent, high-quality photo of softline items using image capture prototype provided by our contract vendor

  • Label and store softline items after images are captured to maintain clear, organized records

  • Move and stack gaylords as needed to access and store products

  • Maintain a clean and safe workplace

  • All other duties as assigned by Contract Manager

Work Environment

This opportunity operates in a warehouse and production environment.

Physical Demand

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and apply active listening skills. For certain projects, this position will be very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work/Travel

This is a non-exempt, temporary position. Expected duration is 4 months. Hours may vary to meet the needs of the business, including nights, weekends, and holidays. A typical schedule is Monday through Thursday 8am-5pm & Friday 8AM-2:30PM


The Data Capture Associate is a proven leader with the following skills:

  • Self-motivated to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Comfortable utilizing computers (training is provided)

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team

  • Can understand and follow detailed directions

  • Meticulous and detail oriented

  • Value consistency, accuracy, and quality

  • Able to maintain sharp focus, even with repetitive tasks

  • Pallet Stacker training/experience preferred but not required

Competencies and Values

Every leader must demonstrate these competencies:


  • Accountability

  • Initiative

  • Mission Focused and Financially Aware

  • Functional Expertise


  • Collaboration/Builds Relationships

  • Organizational Sills/Planning/Project Management

  • Develop Self and Others

We allow our values to guide our actions:

  • Lead: Everyone has value - Help them find it and celebrate it

  • Grow: Learn constantly and strive continually to better ourselves

  • Partner: Be good citizens, maximize the value of donations, and support sustainability

  • Innovate: Always seek new and better ways to accomplish our mission

  • One Agency: Work collaboratively to build a legacy from which future generations will benefit

All employees should be instilled with and demonstrate an appreciation of the value entrusted to us by the community through donated goods.

Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas has a rich, 125 year+ history. Everyone knows Goodwill for our thrift stores, but few know what Goodwill is really all about. The sale of unwanted items provides funds that stay local, helping us to support thousands of job seekers with barriers to employment. We believe in the Power of Work and are committed to helping people earn and keep jobs in the community. That’s why 88¢ of every dollar Goodwill spends goes directly into our mission, not into shareholders’ pockets.

Our agency is evolving. We’re looking for new leaders and team members who want more than just a job.

Visit www.mokangoodwill.org to learn more about our agency.

Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, disability or genetic information, and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply for available positions. Individuals needing accommodations to complete an application may contact Human Resources at 816.842.7425.

ID: 2021-8768

External Company Name: Goodwill of Western MO & Eastern KS

Street: 800 E. 18th Street