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Merchants Metals Warehouse/Lead Yard Associate in Chicopee, Massachusetts

About Merchants Metals

We’re one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fence systems in North America. With 35 distribution center locations, 4 manufacturing facilities, and a 60-year legacy of providing quality fencing and accessories, Merchants Metals continues to be the contractor and architect choice for excellence. Our complete line of products includes perimeter security solutions for industrial, commercial and residential applications.

Why Join the Merchants Metals Team?

Our employees are part of a culture that values and promotes personal growth and development. We understand that to be a market leader we must be committed not only to our products but also to our people. It’s our talent that helps make Merchants Metals the first name in fence solutions.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Yard-Warehouse Lead Associate supports the successful operations of the distribution center by overseeing the operational and customer service efforts of front-line yard and/or warehouse associates. This individual will be responsible for 2-5 warehouse/yard employees depending on the season.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures safe practices and company guidelines are followed by associates working in the yard and/or warehouse.

  • Assigns work responsibilities as directed by the Operations Manager or Service Center Manager and provides frontline supervision to associates.

  • Ensures quality and accuracy related to product inventory and customer order fulfillment.

  • Services and maintains equipment as required to avoid unnecessary repairs and assure its readiness for use.

  • Trains new and existing associates.

  • Checks work orders to make sure appropriate equipment is staged for loading.

  • Assists customers by filling orders and loading trucks.

  • Inspects returned product and/or equipment for damage.

  • Maintains a maintenance checklist of equipment status.

  • Ensures safe work habits for all staff through supervision and training.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Service Center Manager and/or Operations Manager.k

Work Hours (subject to change during peak season)-

Mon-Fri: 7am-4:00 or 4:30pm

Requirements

NECESSARY SKILLS, BACKGROUND & COMPENTENCIES:

  • 2+years of solid yard/warehouse experience in a fast-paced environment necessary

  • Prior experience in fencing, distribution, shipping and receiving preferred.

  • Prior supervisory experience a plus.

  • Strong knowledge of and belief in the safety guidelines of the company and safe operation of equipment.

  • Exceptional personal and professional integrity

  • Strong mechanical abilities

  • Bi-lingual in English/Spanish a plus.

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time

  • Ability to work for extended periods in non-climate controlled environments

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs with or without assistance on a frequent basis

REQUIRED EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

  • High School diploma or GED

Benefits

Merchants Metals employees and their qualified family members have the opportunity to participate in industry leading benefits programs which include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage for Employees, Spouses, Dependents &/or entire Family

  • Company Paid Life Insurance and Short/Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Convenient 24/7 Doctor Visits through LiveHealth Online

  • Legal Assistance via Legal Shield

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Identify Theft Protection

  • Access Perks – Discounts on products and services with companies nationwide.

  • 401k Retirement Program with strong company match.

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