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Entry Level Lumber Yard Associate - Newberg, Oregon

Company: Parr Company
Location: Newberg
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

PARR is the single and total source for home building supplies, solutions, and service for professional home builders of large and mid-sized communities and single custom homes, and for motivated homeowners working on home improvement projects. Our customers and community members know they can rely on us to be the total source of home building supplies and solutions with legendary customer service and quality products.
Headquartered in Hillsboro, PARR has grown considerably from its start in 1930 as a single lumberyard, to one of the Pacific Northwest's most respected brands.
We know that without great people, we can't be a great company. Voted the sixth top place to work in Oregon in 2023, we offer industry-leading benefits:

  • Everyone starts earning 2 weeks of vacation per year on day 1, and gains an additional day every year worked up to 4 weeks off
  • Employee paid sick days
  • 7 holidays
  • 2 medical plan options, one with no paycheck deduction (HSA) and our standard plan with a very low $1,250 deductible
  • Dental, Vision, EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Massage, Chiropractic and Acupuncture coverage
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account) and Childcare pretax spending programs
  • HSA (Health Savings Account) - PARR will match up to $600/year
  • Up to 50% match on the first 6% you contribute to your 401(k) after 1 year of employment and fully vested at the end of your 3rd year
  • In addition to the 401(k) match, there a 3% profit share contribution to the 401(k), with Board approval
  • Tuition reimbursement (up to $2,500/year)
  • Annual profit sharing (every full time employee who worked the full year earned a minimum of $2,750 for the 2022 year)
  • $1,000 referral bonus

    PARR Promotes!
    We have a transparent pay structure, and love to promote from within. Our current CEO started with the company as a driver and by being open to change and a self-starter he climbed the ranks to the role he has today. There are many members of our management team who started their careers in our entry-level positions. If you're willing to work hard, there's no reason you won't earn regular merit increases and promotions. There is a LOT of opportunity - PARR is growing fast!
    We value our employees like family and are constantly working to provide a safe place to work for our employees. Most of our locations are not open past 5 and all our locations are closed on Sundays.
    Our company mission is Legendary Service through Teamwork, and we take that seriously. When you join our team, you're joining a family owned company that's been in business for 90 years, with a well-established reputation as a leader within the building material supply industry in the United States.
    Job Purpose
    Lumber Yard Associates are responsible for providing legendary service by safely and efficiently loading customer vehicles with building materials. The Lumber Yard Associate is also responsible for keeping the yards clean and stocking inventory.
    This position reports to the Yard Manager and works closely with external and internal customers out of our Newberg, Oregon lumberyard.
    Starting at $17 - $19 Depending on Experience
    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Safely, accurately and efficiently load customer vehicles with orders of building materials
    • Ensure that appropriate paperwork is completed as per company policy
    • Receive delivered inventory by properly inspecting paperwork for accuracy and by depositing inventory in designated locations
    • Inspects stock and returned items to ensure salable quality
    • Puts stock away in correct location and nicely
    • Provides required paperwork for change orders
    • Completes inventory adjustments
    • Participates with inventory preparation and post procedures
    • Reads and follows instructions on pick tickets
    • Opens and closes warehouse and yard when necessary

      Job Knowledge:

      • Complete Blue-Volt training as necessary
      • Seeks to learn products and the applications and attends product knowledge meetings
      • Knows product locations in yard and warehouse
      • Ability to read a measuring tape and carries one at all times
      • Understands product terminology and grading
      • Keeps forklift clean
      • Maintain yard cleanliness during course of work
      • Adhere to company procedures, policies and protocols as set forth in the Employees Handbook


        • Wears high visibility, safety gear, and proper uniform
        • Performs daily lift inspections
        • Always looks behind/honks horn when backing/rounding blind corners
        • Safely operates equipment
        • Promptly report all accidents/incidents and damaged products
        • Perform daily safety audit of forklift and promptly report any malfunctioning equipment
        • Keep aisles and exits clear
        • Attaches red safety flag to over-length product
        • Participates on safety committee if needed
        • Understands weight, height, and length limits to inform customer of being able to safely handle or transport material
        • Consistently follows safety protocols

          Customer Service:

          • Quickly greets and assists all customers
          • Reviews and completes hold harmless form with customers
          • Shares product knowledge with customers
          • Pulls orders and stages for will calls


            • Assists with material returns
            • Participates in team meetings and discussions
            • Assist other team members with their work when appropriate
            • Communicates with all coworkers and uses those relationships to solve problems
            • Cross-trains for driving, counter sales, receiving, and load building as needed
            • Responds quickly to radio
            • Regularly checks stock in computer system and reports low inventory when needed
            • As time allows and when needed, load and off-load delivery trucks both by hand and with a forklift

              Qualifications Include:

              • High school diploma or GED equivalent
              • OSHA Certified Forklift License preferred
              • Knowledge of receiving/inventory control principles, practices and protocols
              • Knowledge of dimension lumber and panel products and other building materials
              • Ability to read and interpret "picking tickets" and invoices
              • Ability to concentrate and attend to detail amidst a busy work environment
              • General knowledge and use of power tools

                Interpersonal Skills:

                • Ability to work cordially, professionally, diplomatically and with a high level of customer service in a dynamic environment.
                • Demonstrate sound judgment in dealing with sensitive business matters with internal and external customers of all types. Must maintain confidentiality and accuracy of all information related to company finances and records, particularly, cost of goods purchased and sold
                • Demonstrate positive interactions with the public, and positive interpersonal relations in dealing with fellow employees, supervisors, and other department employees, so that productivity and positive employee relations are maximized
                • Support and contribute to effective safety and risk management efforts by adhering to established policies and procedures, maintaining a safe environment, promoting accident prevention, and identifying and reporting potential liabilities
                • Ability and willingness to identify processes, tools and/or procedures that may be improved upon in an effort to improve the workplace and outcomes for our customers
                • Strong focus, planning, organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage changing priorities, handle multiple projects, and do what is necessary to meet deadlines, while maintaining a high degree of attention to detail and accuracy
                • Ability to function independently, as part of a team, and as a leader within your own cohort with a positive attitude, strong work ethic and commitment to excellence
                • Ability to think and respond quickly, positively and professionally to constantly changing circumstances

                  Working Conditions
                  This position works outside in a retail lumberyard location in all weather conditions.
                  Physical Requirements

                  • Must be able to lift up to 90 lbs.
                  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
                  • Ability to stoop, bend, walk

Keywords: Parr Company, Portland , Entry Level Lumber Yard Associate - Newberg, Oregon, Other , Newberg, Oregon

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