Market Update | March 2023

Yard Associate: Knecht Lumber and Distribution - Rapid City SD

This position offers a competitive compensation package and outstanding benefit program including medical, dental and EMPLOYEE STOCK OWNERSHIP PLAN and accrued VACATION in the first year.

Knecht Lumber and Distribution (Mead Lumber Company) is a leading provider of building products to professional contractors, and remodelers. We have 52 Operating locations across 9 Midwestern states. 100% employee-owned, we are the 16th largest building material suppliers to professional builders in the country. We continue to grow through acquisitions and are in search of driven individuals who desire an opportunity to grow and apply their skills to help us attain our goals.

Job Summary

Primary responsibility is to receive building materials from vendors, put away, label and track special order materials entering and exiting the yard, stock product, keep yard clean and load customers in the yard. This exciting position in a fast paced, fun environment is waiting for you!

Responsibilities & Duties
  • Learn company products, procedures, culture, and customer service philosophy.
  • Provide the highest level of customer service to all customers.
  • Unload/Load trucks/customers accurately in accordance with paperwork/invoices.
  • Organize, label, store materials in accordance with protocols.  
  • Safely operate equipment. Always wearing a seatbelt per company policy.
  • Follow yard loading and delivery procedures.
  • Accurately record all merchandise returns on a credit memo, put materials in designated return area and ensure return to vendor.
  • Listen and work with customers to solve customer complaints.
  • Maintain a clean working environment.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications & Requirements
  • Desire to learn and grow professionally.
  • Ability to react quickly to problems and respond to them accurately and professionally.
  • Ability to stand/walk for 4 -10 hours daily.
  • Ability to operate a computer and calculator.
  • High School diploma or GED required. 
  • Physical strength to lift and carry 70+ pounds at times.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel and crouch.
  • Positive and energetic attitude.
  • Strong verbal skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Possess a high level of initiative.
  • Possess excellent communication skills.

Mead Lumber offers competitive pay and benefit package, including paid holidays, vacation and sick time, group medical and dental insurance, 401(k), ESOP, dependent education assistance.

Mead Lumber considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, pregnancy, marital status, veterans status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or any other protected basis prohibited by law.

Mead Lumber is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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