Warehouse Forklift Operator

Colonial Materials, Inc.

New Castle, DE

Capitol Building Supply (CBSI) has twenty-one convenient yard locations throughout Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the Washington, D.C. metro area. For years, builders, contractors, construction professionals and homeowners across the Mid-Atlantic region have turned to CBSI for the quality building materials they require. Through our partnership with the industry’s leading construction product brands, our network of yards, and our reliable delivery service, we’re able to honor our pledge to get the right products to customers as quickly and safely as possible. Many of our employees have been working with Capitol Building Supply for over 10 years. Several started their careers with CBSI in delivery and warehouse positions, and later advanced into management. This is a testament to the great culture and work environment that CBSI provides. We really define our employees as “family” and truly care about the health and welfare of everyone who works for us. All of Capitol Building Supply’s employees pride themselves in being hard-working, safe, and professional in their key roles. They are the backbone of our success as a company.

Capitol Building Supply, Inc. is proud to be a Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc (GMS) company. GMS is the leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard, acoustical ceiling products and other specialty building materials. Founded in 1971, GMS now operates a network of more than 250 distribution centers nationwide. For more information about GMS, visit www.gms.com or any one of our subsidiary company websites.

Summary of Position:

Capitol Building Supply, Inc. Forklift Operators will be responsible for areas of warehouse maintenance, shipping/receiving, product storage, and delivery set-up.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain health and safety compliance in accordance with company policy
  • Prepare orders by processing requests: pull accurate materials and place in appropriate area for customer pick up or delivery; loading and unloading trucks as necessary
  • Maintain inventory controls through minimizing materials damage and ensuring order accuracy
  • Be able to organize the warehouse and manage bin locations
  • Establish, maintain and promote high standards of customer service
  • Ensure that equipment is maintained to company operating standards
  • Cuts and stages outbound orders prior to the crew’s return, and the night before the crews’ departure in the morning.
  • Loads delivery trucks efficiently and quickly with the correct balance and weight for truck size (maximum 30 minute turnaround time)
  • Loads trucks with 100% accuracy for product type and quantity
  • Drives forklift safely and operate equipment within the guidelines for efficient and safe operation
  • Reports all maintenance problems with equipment to yard manager immediately
  • Completes VCR form on forklift

Other Competencies:

  • Ability to self-manage, show initiative and be proactive
  • Communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing to coworkers and customers

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience or more is preferred
  • Ability to speak Spanish is preferred

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50%
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs Frequently, will move about inside the warehouse
  • Must be able to operate warehouse machinery  
  • Must be able to communicate with team and management and be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Constantly in warehouse environment  

Mental Demands:

  • Must be able to problem solve and prioritize tasks
  • Must be able to manage stress depending on tasks
  • Must be able to multitask
  • Must be able to receive information
  • Must be able to quickly communicate solutions if problems occur
  • Must be able to demonstrate a high degree of sound judgement

Company benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance
  • 401k
  • Paid holidays & vacation days


This job description is subject to change at any time.

Launch your career with a national building materials distributor and discover opportunities for growth and advancement. Our people have the independence and authority to make a difference. We invest in relationships, and every person is important. Our highest priority is serving others. We passionately pursue a safe work environment along with a relentless focus on operational excellence. We believe you can never go wrong doing the right thing.