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Lumber Yard Associate

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bend, OR
  • $18 - $22 an hour USD / Year
  • Salary: $18 - $22 an hour

Website Parr Lumber

PARR is the single and total source for home building supplies, solutions, and services 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.

Job title: Entry Level Lumber Yard Associate

Pay: Starting at $18 – $22 an hour, depending on experience.

Schedule: Monday-Saturday 7am to 5pm, with a rotating day off in the week.

Location: Bend, Oregon

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.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • OSHA Certified Forklift License preferred
  • Ability to speak, write, and read English required
  • 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

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 the correct location and nicely
  • Provides required paperwork for change orders
  • Completes inventory adjustments
  • Participates in inventory preparation and post procedures
  • Reads and follows instructions on picking tickets
  • Opens and closes warehouse and yard when necessary
  • Complete Blue-Volt training as necessary
  • Seeks to learn products and applications and attends product knowledge meetings
  • Knows product locations in the yard and warehouse
  • Ability to read a measuring tape
  • 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 audits 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
  • 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

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

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
  • Footwear subsidy through boot vendor after 90 days of employment
  • 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.

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