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Forklift Building Material Operator

Full Time
Henrico County, VA
From $18 an hour
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

$500 Hiring Bonus!

We have an immediate opening for a Forklift and Building Materials Operator at our Richmond Distribution Center, and we encourage you to review the responsibilities and qualifications and apply today!

Our business

Weyerhaeuser has been in business for more than 120 years, and our strong foundation of values guides everything we do. Our people are our most valuable assets, and we’re serious about safety — there’s nothing more important than making sure every employee goes home safely each day. We are driven to achieve excellence and proud of what we do, and we strongly support and value different backgrounds and voices. With Weyerhaeuser, you’ll join a community where everyone has opportunities to develop and grow throughout their careers.

Competitive pay and excellent benefits

Entry level pay rates start at $18.00 per hour. This role offers a $500 hiring bonus, paid after 90 days of successful employment with Weyerhaeuser (Successful employment includes but is not limited to-no disciplinary actions and attendance issues).

Full benefits include:

  • Health, Well-Being, and Future
    • Medical + Prescription, Dental + Vision for you and your family
    • Life and Accidental Death Insurance, Retirement Plan Options with Employer Contributions
    • Employee Assistance Program
  • Time Away from Work
    • Paid vacation time
    • Disability Benefits, Parental Leave
  • Appreciation and Opportunity
    • Competitive base pay and a site performance bonus plan
    • Professional development and career advancement opportunities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Safely operate and maintain propane or gas forklift to move products from stock lines to staging and/or cut stations
  • Safely load products
  • Ensure accountability for personal safety and the safety of others by addressing any unsafe practices observed
  • Wear all personal protective equipment required
  • Accurately perform basic math skills such as adding, subtracting and multiplying
  • Accurately count units, record totals and document shipping and receiving activities
  • Develop in‑depth knowledge of building material products and warehouse operations
  • Be highly attentive and adaptive to warehouse routines
  • Commit to quality, efficiency and continuous process improvement.

This is not an inside warehouse position. This role will perform manual labor 55- 65% of the time.


What you will need:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Experience operating a sit-down forklift with 9,000 to 17,500-pound forklift capacity
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and move or slide up to 100 pounds
  • Must be able to operate a chainsaw with a 24” bar
  • Willingness to work outside in the elements five days a week and occasional Saturdays depending on business needs
  • Computer skills: SAP or other Warehouse Management Systems
  • Ability to work cohesively in a team environment with strong attention to detail and accuracy

What will make you stand out:

  • 2 or more years of experience operating a 9,000 to 17,500-pound forklift
  • Wood products cutting experience
  • Building materials distribution work experience/ background
  • Knowledge of building materials/construction background

Want to hear why our employees love working at Weyerhaeuser? Watch This Video.

About Wood Products

We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support.

For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood products.

About Weyerhaeuser

We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.

We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.

Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team.

Job Operations, Manufacturing, & Construction Primary LocationUSA-VA-Henrico Schedule Full-time Job Level Individual Contributor Job Type Experienced Shift Day (1st) Relocation Assistance Not Available

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