Entry Level Lumber Yard Associate

Website Parr Lumber

Are you looking for a fast-paced, rewarding, family oriented work environment?

At The Parr Company, our Mission is: ” Legendary Service Through Teamwork .”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.

Benefits: Vacation, Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, HSA, 401k, 401k match, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, Year End Bonus.

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 Springfield, Oregon lumberyard.

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

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