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Yard Associate

companyRP Lumber
locationFairbury, IL 61739, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Employment Position - Yard Associate

Summary of Position

A Yard Associate is responsible for making sure each and every customer of R.P. Lumber Co. customer receives prompt and courteous service while ensuring a culture of safety, accountability, and cleanliness at their location, including making sure product is properly stored and equipment is properly maintained. In addition, a Yard Associate must also participate in the delivery operations of their location, maintaining accuracy of product entering and leaving the yard as well as building loads for delivery and traveling on deliveries to assist in the safe unloading and stocking of shingles, drywall, lumber, millwork, and other products. The direct supervisor of a Yard Associate is the Yard Manager.

Responsibilities of Position

  • Greet customers or professional contractors in a friendly manner upon entry into the yard or Home Retail Center.
  • Load materials into customers' vehicles or on to company delivery vehicles, after validating type and quantity based on the record of the transaction from the company's point-of-sale system.
  • Unload incoming freight, taking care not to damage the incoming goods or the equipment that belongs to the carrier.
  • Operate forklift to merchandise and stock yard and warehouse.
  • Accurately build loads and prepare materials for delivery before delivery takes place.
  • Assist truck drivers in delivery of merchandise to homeowners and job sites using company equipment.
  • Respond to customer inquiries regarding product selection, placement of orders, requests for prices and quotations, scheduling of deliveries and installations, and providing customer follow-ups as necessary.
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory, product displays, and pricing labels within assigned area in regard to merchandising standards by stocking, facing, straightening, and cleaning or any other task necessary to maintain an organized, safe, and proper storage of inventory within lumberyard.
  • Responsible for following and enforcing all safety rules and policies as outlined and communicated by management.
  • Perform other assigned job duties and responsibilities as requested by the Yard Manager.

Required Skills

  • Forklift experience preferred in many of the tasks. Will train the right candidate.
  • Follow safety expectations set by company safety policies consistent with the storage, handling, and transport of materials.
  • Regular, reliable, dependable attendance.
  • Knowledge of building materials, applications, related equipment, and/or construction industry is desired, but not required.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) when dealing with vendors, customers, management, and team members.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding and carry out simple one or two-step instructions.
  • Ability to provide professional customer service and work in a team-oriented environment.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • 1 year of prior related work experience preferred.
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays.
  • Successful applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing, pre-employment background check and driver history checks in accordance with applicable federal and state law.

Physical Requirements of Position

  • This position requires sitting, standing, bending, and walking most of the day.
  • The physical demand of the position requires an individual to have the ability to bend, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and be able to frequently lift and/or move between 50 - 100 pounds.
  • Must be able to work and tolerate adverse weather conditions.

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

R.P. Lumber Co. offers the following opportunities and benefits (Full-Time employees):

  • Competitive wages
  • Health / Dental / Vision / Term-Life and Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Profit Sharing / 401k
  • Paid time-off & holidays
  • Employee Merchandise Discount

Candidates who meet our selection criteria will be contacted by phone or email for the next step in our hiring process.

Thank you for your interest in our position. We appreciate the time you have taken to apply with us.

R.P. Lumber Co., Inc. (“R.P. Lumber Co.") is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, handicap or disability, citizenship status, service member status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law.

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