Load Checker

Hillsboro (lumber)
Posted 1 month ago

Job Purpose

The Load Checker safely and efficiently performs the “checking of loads” for all orders, including both deliveries and large will call orders. Seeks out 100% accuracy of properly tagged orders that have the correct type and size of material, quantity of products, proper sequence of materials in load, (i.e. pressure treated on top, not bottom of underfloor load, sheeting on bottom, not top of framing load.), along with goods being sellable and damage free.

This position is essential in larger yards to help ensure that all loads are “on time and in full.” To find errors of any kind while the trucks are in the yard saves countless hours of fixing problems and plays a large role in fulfilling Parr’s mission of Legendary Service Through Teamwork.

This position reports directly to the Yard Supervisor. Interacts daily with, Load Builders, Receiving Coordinators, Regional Yard Supervisor, Customer Service Employees and Truck Drivers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure loads are built safely and accurately by correctly reading “pick tickets” and invoices
  • Help identify damaged material
  • Ensure that appropriate paper work is complete & scanned as per company policy
  • Maintain yard cleanliness during course of work
  • When mistakes are made, follow through with team to make system corrections as needed
  • Perform daily safety audit of forklift and promptly reports any malfunctioning equipment
  • Assist with prevention of material damage
  • Identify areas of opportunity for best practices pertaining to handling of products, along with packaging for adverse weather conditions


  • OSHA Certified Forklift license (training will be provided)
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent or a minimum of 1 year load building experience
  • Knowledge of how loads need to be properly labeled, protected and kept damage free
  • Ability to tally correct lineal footage totals on orders
  • Ability to read and interpret “picking tickets” and invoices
  • Ability to load and unload materials in a safe manner
  • Must be able to operate forklift, banding machine, tin snips, tape measure, power saws, hand truck, pallet jack, re-fueling stations, and all other equipment necessary for the job
  • Ability to utilize all appropriate safety gear required for this position
  • Must be able to operate personal computer, smartphone, scanner, and all other equipment necessary for the job
  • Two years of load building and/or yard/warehouse experience preferred
  • Two years of experience working with dimensional lumber, panel products, and other building materials preferred
  • Knowledge of receiving and inventory control principles, practices and protocols preferred
  • Ability to read grades of lumber and other materials preferred

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to work cordially, professionally, diplomatically and with a high level of customer service in a dynamic environment
  • Ability and willingness to identify processes, tools and/or procedures that may be improved upon in an effort to improve the workplace and outcomes for our customers
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management and employees at a high skill level. Communication can include, but is not limited to: in-person (verbal and non-verbal), written, e-mail, telephone and public speaking to medium size groups
  • Strong focus, planning, organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage changing priorities, handle multiple projects, and do what is necessary to meet deadlines, while maintaining a high degree of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to function independently, as part of a team, and as a leader within your own sales cohort with a positive attitude, strong work ethic and commitment to excellence
  • Ability to think and respond quickly, positively and professionally to constantly changing circumstances

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • This position works outside in the lumberyard in all weather conditions
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift/push/pull up to 90 pounds and carry objects 50 feet
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Must be able to drive a company vehicle when necessary

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