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Load Builder/Forklift Operator

Company: Parr Company
Location: Spokane
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

PARR is the total source for homebuilding supplies, solutions, and services. We focus on supplying building materials and solutions to professional home builders of all sizes including custom builders, large production builders, and multifamily builders. Our customers and community members know that they can rely on us for Legendary Service and quality products.

Job title: Load Builder/Forklift Operator

Pay: Starting at $19 - $23 an hour, depending on experience

Schedule: Monday-Friday 6am to 4pm

Location: Spokane, Washington

The Load Builder/Forklift Operator supports our Mission of "Legendary Service Through Teamwork" by safely and efficiently building loads for our drivers to then deliver. The accuracy of loads is key in order to save time and money for the company so the load builder is an important component of the PARR team. This Full-Time position is also responsible for receiving and stocking inventory. As needed the Load Builder assists customer service employees in filling orders for walk in customers.

The Load Builder directly reports to the Yard Manager. They interact daily with the Yard Inventory Specialist, Yard Supervisor, Customer Service Employees, Truck Drivers, and delivery persons.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred
  • OSHA Certified Forklift License
  • 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 "pick tickets" and invoices
  • Ability to speak, write, and read English required
  • Ability to concentrate and attend to detail amidst a busy work environment
  • Class C driver's license or reliable alternative transportation Duties and Responsibilities
    • Builds safe and efficient loads of building materials by correctly reading "pick tickets" and invoices
    • Reads SKUs and identifies material types to accurately build loads
    • Load and off-load company trucks with building materials both by hand and with a forklift
    • Completes inventory adjustments
    • Puts stock away
    • Tags loads
    • Receive delivered inventory by properly inspecting paperwork for accuracy and by depositing inventory in designated locations
    • Opens and closes yard as needed
    • Keeps forklift clean
    • Ensures that appropriate paperwork is completed as per company policy
    • Maintain yard cleanliness during course of work
    • Knows product substitutions, shares that knowledge, and always applies the knowledge to building the load
    • Cross trains as backup driver, receiver, counter sales, and dispatcher if needed
    • Proactively seeks to learn products and applications for the end user
    • Regularly attends product knowledge meetings
    • Understand weight limits and length limits for the company's fleet of trucks as to safely and lawfully load trucks
    • Wears proper high visibility and safety gear
    • Safely operates equipment and always honks horn and looks before backing or rounding blind corners
    • Perform daily safety audits of forklift and promptly report any malfunctioning equipment
    • Participates in safety committee when necessary
    • Reviews and completes Hold Harmless form with customers The load builder primarily works outdoors in all weather conditions.

      Physical Requirements
      • Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time
      • Must be able to grasp, talk, hear, and operate a computer and keyboard
      • Must be able to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds and carry objects 50 feet
      • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
      • Must be able to drive a vehicle when necessary
      • Both local and overnight travel may be required
      • Ability to cover different shifts when necessary We know that without great people, we can't be a great company. Voted the fourth 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 a high deductible that offers an 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 $360/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 $800 for the 2023 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.


Keywords: Parr Company, Spokane , Load Builder/Forklift Operator, Professions , Spokane, Washington

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