Masonry Forklift Operator/Order Picker

Arnold Lumber Co.

West Kingston, RI

Job Details

Level:    Entry
Job Location:    West Kingston - West Kingston, RI
Position Type:    Full Time
Salary Range:    Undisclosed
Job Shift:    Day


Material Handler

Arnold Lumber Company is a full-service lumberyard offering building materials, a full line of masonry supplies, cabinetry, and a Kitchen & Bath Design Center Showroom with locations in Bristol, Wakefield, Westerly, and the Headquarters based in West Kingston.

If you are seeking a rewarding position with an opportunity for career growth we want, YOU on our team!


As a Material Handler, you will perform a variety of duties including picking lumber, masonry and/or building materials and staging for customers and deliveries.


  • Service customers with a polite, courteous, friendly, and professional manner.
  • Safely and accurately load and unload delivery and tractor-trailer trucks.
  • Maintain the integrity of products through proper handling and storage.
  • Responsible general housekeeping to ensure our warehouse/yard standards are met in a safe and professional manner. This may include sweeping, consolidation of product, facility maintenance, organizing product and other tasks as necessary.

Maintain Department and Equipment

  • Replace stock as received/sold.
  • Ensure stock is stacked correctly and neatly to preserve quality of product.
  • Keep yard and building areas clean, free of debris, and organized.
  • Report and process damaged, and unsaleable stock.
  • Request and place any needed signage with assigned area per company guidelines.

Transfers and Deliveries

  • Accurately pull all necessary product for needed transfers, work orders, or deliveries.
  • Communicate any discrepancies immediately with Supervisor on Duty.
  • Stage or palletize product in a safe and secure manner.
  • Process all paperwork in a timely fashion.

Safety Protocols

  • Unload and load vehicles safely and securely.
  • Complete Forklift Pre-Trip Inspections and accompanying documentation.
  • Maintain OSHA Forklift Operator certification and follow all safety regulations required by OSHA and Arnold Lumber Company.
  • Maintain required certifications and up-to-date equipment training.
  • Follow all applicable OSHA and ALC safety regulations for position.


  • Maintain a working knowledge of all equipment and machinery used in position
  • Attend trainings and self-learning opportunities to keep up to date on products in assigned area
  • All other duties as assigned by Management

All other duties Perform all other duties as assigned including carrying out responsibilities, performing duties, using skills, and working in conditions necessary to perform all assigned tasks.



  • Operating machinery
  • Knowledge of building materials


  • Lift 80 lbs. above head
  • Stand, sit, bend, kneel and repetitive lifting for 8 hrs.
  • Climb stairs while carrying heavy objects
  • Works in inclement weather conditions.


  • High School or GED
  • Forklift Certified

We offer a comprehensive benefits package offering flexible options to meet your healthcare needs and a robust 401(k) and Roth retirement savings program. Our competitive compensation package is based on ones skill set and experience.