Assistant Yard Foreman

Job Description


Assistant Yard Foreman


Reports To: Yard Foreman

Department: Yard

FLSA: Exempt


Summary: Assists the Yard Foreman in directing and overseeing, the yard staff to assure effective and efficient operations in accordance with established policy and procedures.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities to include but not limited to:

- Provides leadership, by personal participation in daily workload.

- Assists in the supervision of the yard staff, and assigns individuals daily duties and tasks.

- Ensures that the staff performs prompt, quality customer service.

- Assists in the training and development of the Yardmen performance and customer-relations habits.

- Encourages individual potential and encourages personal growth amongst the staff.

- Assists with ensuring the accuracy on all deliveries.

- Performs all daily tasks and duties as directed by the Yard Foreman.

- Communicates and enforces company policies and procedures.

- Advises Yard Foreman any of concerns or issues as they arise and follows up as directed.

- Welcomes communication and suggestions from staff.

- Recognizes and immediately reports any signs or indications of theft to Yard Foreman.

- Handles disciplinary actions regarding unacceptable behavior or performance of yard staff.

- Assists with associate evaluations.

- Handles customer complaints within the yard and ensures that issues are resolved where possible.

- Exercises discretion and confidentiality in all communications both internal and external.

- Coordinates and complies with requirements of all top management and staff departments.

- Must have strong product knowledge.

- Works closely with the Yard Foreman and must be able to perform the Yard Foreman duties in his absence such as receiving, inventory, and dispatch functions.

- Ensures good house keeping is maintained in the yard at all times.

- Responsible for correcting safety concerns or issues as they arise.

- Maintains a professional attitude and appearance.


As with all other jobs, other duties may be assigned. Management reserves the right to reassign an individual in this position to another position in the interest of efficient personnel utilization.




Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervisors 5 or more associate's assigned to the yard. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable Federal and State Laws. Responsibilities include training associates, and addressing complaints and resolving problems.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and / or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


Education and / or Experience

Associates Degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or one to two years of related experience and / or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to read and comprehend correspondence and memos. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to customers, associates, and vendors.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percents, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply basic algebra and geometry.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standards exist.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or reach with hands and arms. The associate is required to frequently sit, stand, walk, hear, or talk. The associate is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The associate must regularly lift and / or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and / or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the essential duties of this job, the associate is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The associate is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.



Forklift training and demonstrated continuing forklift operation competency required.


Must be proficient in the Epicor Computer System. Must be proficient in Cycle Count Procedures.

Company Description
Williams Lumber has been in business since 1946 and services homeowners and contractors in Dutchess, Columbia, Greene and Ulster counties.

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