Material Return Coordinator

Vancouver (lumber)
Posted 2 months ago

Job Purpose
The Material Return Coordinator safely and efficiently performs the process of receiving re-sellable materials back into yard inventory. The Coordinator is essential to help ensure that all material returns are received properly and in a timely order to meet our customer expectation of 5 business days from pickup to process. This position reports directly to the Yard Supervisor. Will work closely with the Receiving Coordinator and will interact daily with the Regional Yard Supervisor, Yard Supervisor, Load Builders, Customer Service Employees, Truck Drivers and vendor delivery drivers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understands and follows company Material Returns policy
  • Ensures incoming material returns are properly staged with appropriate recognition tags
  • Ensures that special order and/or nonstock items are addressed immediately with Receiving coordinator/Yard Supervisor and properly tagged for vendor return
  • Maintains a neat organized material return transition location
  • Checks all paperwork for accuracy
  • Follows through with team for corrections needed
  • Performs daily safety audit of forklift and promptly reports any malfunctioning equipment
  • Identifies areas of opportunities for better practices pertaining to handling of products along with packaging for severe weather conditions


  • Load building and/or customer service experience
  • OSHA Certified Forklift license (training will be provided)
  • Ability to measure correct lineal footage totals on returns
  • Ability to make decisions whether or not materials qualify to be returned
  • Ability to load and unload materials from company fleet in a safe manner
  • Knowledge of receiving/inventory control principles, practices and protocols (preferred)
  • Two years of experience working with dimension lumber and panel products and other building materials (preferred)
  • Ability to read grades of lumber and other materials
  • Must be able to operate forklift, banding machine, tin snips, tape measure, power saws, hand truck, pallet jack, re-fueling stations, and any other equipment necessary for the job
  • Ability to work cordially, professionally, diplomatically and with a high level of customer service in a dynamic environment
  • Display sound judgment in dealing with sensitive business matters with internal and external customers of all types
  • Ability and willingness to change processes, tools and/or procedures in an effort to improve the workplace and outcomes for our customers
  • Solution driven to help identify prevention of damaged material
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and written with all levels of management and employees
  • Ability to function independently and as part of a team with a positive attitude, strong work ethic and commitment to excellence
  • The ability to adapt to constantly changing environments
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Ability to sit and/or 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 stoop, bend, and walk outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to utilize all appropriate safety equipment

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