EWP Warehouse Specialist

Job Description


Job Summary:

Responsible, at various points, for loading, unloading, sorting, staging, transporting and otherwise handling products that come into and move out of the warehouse. Individuals in this position must work cooperatively with other Associates and productively with little supervision. Individuals must follow U.S. Lumber safety policies and procedures at all times.

Responsibilities and Essential Function

  • Safely operate forklifts or other machinery (chainsaw) in order to complete assigned tasks including loading and unloading, moving, staging, pulling orders and transporting material.

  • Band, wrap, and tape product as needed.

  • Maintains condition of Warehouse work area, e.g. free of trash, product in correct location and organized, swept floors.

  • Work cooperatively and productively with Supervisors and other employees in order to complete required work load.

  • Provide and inspire outstanding service to customers by maintaining attention to detail, accuracy, quality and completing assigned work in a timely manner.

  • Assist with inventory variances, order accuracy and track and trace issues.

  • Follow U.S. Lumber safety policies and procedures and encourage others to do the same. This includes performing daily forklift safety checklists.

  • Reading and understanding tickets and the various codes for products

  • Must learn how to use a chainsaw and Holtec Industrial Saw

  • Must be able to read a tape measure.

  • Accurately pull daily orders.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors or management.


  • Communication proficiency

  • Organizational skills

  • Mathematical Skills

  • Technology Capacity

  • Thoroughness

  • Time Management

Physical Job Requirements:

  • Bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, lifting, pushing, pulling and moving items:

    • Requires the ability to consistently, and often, lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

  • Responding to public address system announcements, directions from supervisors and managers, warning alarms from other fork lift drivers

  • Walking and carrying merchandise

    • Requires moving around the warehouse to assist others or moving merchandise themselves

  • Identify and read tickets, SKU's, UPC labels and reports

    • Requires recognizing, identifying and using merchandise and necessary reports.

  • Gripping used to operate machinery or hand tools

Environmental Job Requirements:

  • Due to forklifts and other heavy equipment traveling through the Warehouse, temporary cracks may appear in the floor, causing uneven walking surfaces.

  • Warehouse environment can be dusty and noisy.

  • Fluctuations of temperature are common; some outdoor exposure during the workday.

  • Wet floors may occur during rainy or snowy weather or at other times depending on what has transpired in the environment (i.e. cleaning of floors...)

  • Sharp and/or rough edges will typically be encountered

  • Warehouse equipment and treated lumber may emit fumes

  • Some equipment may require electric voltage.

  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and standard warehouse equipment such as hand trucks, box cutters and tape dispensers.

Required cognitive and psychological characteristics:

  • Be personable, articulate, and knowledgeable with the ability to work well with other employees and management.

  • Ability to learn skills quickly with a mature and service oriented attitude.

  • Must have a high level of comprehension of, and be able to communicate in, the English language.

  • Must be process oriented and able to take direction with the ability to think and act with a systematic and effective approach to analyzing situations and acting on good business solutions to problems.

  • Must work with strong attention to detail and high motivation toward completing task completely, accurately and timely.

  • Must be adaptable and flexible in order to change or adapt to changing work practices, priorities, procedures or conditions.

  • Must have the ability to manage multiple tasks.

  • Forklift skills with appropriate updated certification.

  • Ability to meet the required schedule for work.

Required credentials:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum of one (1) year warehouse distribution experience.

  • Prior lumber experience desired. Engineered Lumber experience is preferred.

  • Forklift experience and forklift certification preferred, but not required.

  • Must have basic math and analytical skills

  • Must be computer literate, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Team Lead/Shift supervisor experience is preferred.

  • Self-starter, pro-active and able to take initiative.

Not a comprehensive list of duties. Duties may change without notice in management's sole discretion

Employment at U.S. Lumber Group, LLC. is on an at-will basis.

Company Description
U.S. LUMBER is the leading distributor of specialty building materials in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. U.S. LUMBER was created by a merger of Atlantic Trading Company (est. 1986 in Birmingham, AL) and Bestwood Forest Products (est. 1986 in Greenville, SC). U.S. LUMBER is headquartered today in Atlanta, GA. We operate distribution branches in Atlanta, Greenville, Raleigh, Nashville, Jacksonville, Central Florida, Mobile, Baltimore and Boston, in which we stock the largest and broadest inventory of specialty products in the industry.
As individuals, U.S. LUMBER employees have nine core values that we live by. They didn't come from consultants, nor are they aspirational. They reflect what we actually believe and how we actually behave. They are WHO we are.
oBe Consistently Responsive to Customers and Suppliers.
oAlways Do the Right Thing - Even When it is Hard.
oDon't Finish Fresh. Give Everything You Have Every Day.
oLive with Intentionality. Make Sure Your Progress is on a Well Conceived Path.
oGive Credit Where Credit is Due. Most of the Credit is Not Due to You.
oUse Your Influence to Have a Uniquely Positive Impact on People.
oDevelop People by Serving the Whole Person.
oLive out Idealism. Don't Settle.
oLead with Influence; not Position, Title or Tenure.
U.S. LUMBER believes that by maintaining a culture based on these Core Values, we are building a high performance organization that can actually make a difference in our world one person at a time.

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