Warehouse Yard Associate – Merchants Metals – Tacoma, WA

  • Full Time
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Applications have closed
  • Full Time
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Applications have closed

Merchants Metals

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About Merchants Metals

We’re one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fence systems in North America. With 38 distribution center locations, four 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 core values are in seven basic principles: Safety, Integrity, Accountability, Passion, Transparency, Empowerment, and Teamwork. 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. We are committed to growing our employees and want our people to feel their time with Merchants Metals is an investment in their future. It’s our talent that helps make Merchants Metals the first name in fence solutions.

The Warehouse Yard Associate position is responsible for preparing loads for delivery. This position requires the individual to adhere to strict safety, cleanliness and organizational standards related to work areas, loading and unloading materials and forklift operation.



  • Move freight, stock, or other materials to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, or containers, by hand or using trucks, tractors, or other equipment.
  • Load and unload flat-bed and box trucks; Sort materials before loading and unloading.
  • Attach identifying tags to containers or mark them with identifying information.
  • Stack cargo in locations such as transit sheds or in holding areas as directed, using pallets or cargo boards.
  • Record numbers of units handled or moved, using daily production sheets or work tickets.
  • Install protective devices, such as bracing, padding, or strapping, to prevent shifting or damage to items being transported.
  • Guide loads being lifted to prevent swinging.
  • Ensure that the warehouse and yard are clean and organized according to inventory procedures: wash out cargo containers or storage areas
  • Pack containers and re-pack damaged containers. Prepare materials for shipping.
  • Carry needed tools or supplies from storage or trucks and return them after use.
  • Connect electrical equipment to power sources so that it can be tested before use.
  • May perform duties such as fabrication and order pulling as directed.
  • Carry out general yard duties.
  • Follow established safety procedures when performing tasks and/or working with equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as necessary and as directed by supervisor.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Must be able to work overtime as required.


  • Comprehensive verbal communication skills for effective interface with customers and operations staff.


  • High school diploma or equivalent necessary.
  • Proficiency in equipment operations
  • Forklift Operator Certified


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to

successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is occasionally required to sit; frequently

stand, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up

to 50 pounds, and heavier with additional assistance on a regular basis, and frequently push and pull up to 120

pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral

vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. Work environment is outdoors with daily exposure to extremely hot or cold temperatures. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.


We’ve got you covered.

Merchants Metals employees give a lot, and we offer benefits that fit their needs. We provide industry-leading coverage and benefits to our people and their qualified family members, including:

  • 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.

In addition to the benefits program, Merchants Metals also provides employees a competitive wage, career advancement and training opportunities.


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