Warehouseman in Schnitzer - Woodinville at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 7/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Warehouseman reports to the facility and operations manager. The Warehouseman is responsible for the operations associated with shipping, receiving, and inventory maintenance while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards. Duties may include forklift operations, assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material; data entry, and arranging for the transportation of items. The Warehouseman should possess knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques necessary for procurement and distribution.

This position operates under flexible parameters. The primary goal of this position is to achieve excellence in all facets of the position. Providing the highest quality product safely, effectively and efficiently decreases accidents and errors and increase profits.

Required Skills

Essential Functions

Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S)

  • Strictly adheres to all Metals Recycling Business Health, Safety, and Environmental standards.
  • Provides a safe environment for all employees, customers and visitors.

Operational Performance & Best Business Practices

  • Receive and count stock items, and record data associated with the close of purchase orders.
  • Determine shipping methods for materials using knowledge of related procedures, routes, and rates.
  • Verify inventory computations by conducting cycle counts, and correspond with buyers and appropriate managers to rectify any damages, shortages, and nonconformance to specifications.
  • Assist in directing the delivery or routing of materials to departments, using work devices, such as hand trucks, company vehicles, or sorting bins.
  • Pack and unpack items to be stocked on shelves in the warehouse and perform inventory replenishment requisitioning as needed.
  • Assist with data entry, processing requisitions, and cross train with buyers to support purchasing functions as required.
  • Monitor parts counter and usage of company owned tools and equipment.
  • Provide backup or assistance throughout the yard as needed or assigned.

Equipment & Maintenance

  • Report all equipment deficiencies or malfunctions for maintenance or repair to the proper supervisor.

Internal Control Responsibilities

Supports the Company's Internal Control process which includes understanding, communicating, and complying with defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making modifications to the policies, procedures, and controls to better relate to the business.

Communicates upward problems in operations, noncompliance with the code of conduct, or other policy violations or illegal actions.


Interpersonal Contacts

Direct contact with Purchasing Agent or Maintenance Manager, and operations production employees. Face-to-face, telephone, and email communication required daily.

Job Conditions

This position is regularly exposed to all weather conditions. Physical hazards such as noise, fumes, and dirt are present due to the equipment, machinery, and scrap as would be found throughout the scrap yard. Safety shoes, hearing protection, respirators, face shields, and additional personal protective equipment as needed, must be worn to eliminate the risks associated with these hazards. Travel is not required for this position.

Handling multiple issues regarding safety and maintenance increases pressure. Work load may be unpredictable and pressure can be substantial during peak times. Critical deadlines require considerable adaptability. Disturbances of work flow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Extra hours may be required, sometimes on weekends, weekdays, and holidays.

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions

Ability to: sit at the parts counter continually; stand and walk frequently on uneven ground and throughout the warehouse; lift and carry up to 50 pounds consistently; crouch or bend at the knees consistently to move materials; stoop or bend at the waist consistently to move materials; reach at arms length and overhead frequently; twist and turn at the neck and trunk continually; climb occasionally when obtaining items; handle and grasp parts continually; communicate by speech and hearing continually. Visual acuity needed for close detail work. Mental dexterity needed as Warehouseman will work independently while demonstrating attention to detail and continuous awareness.


  • High School diploma, GED Certification, or experience in a similar role preferred.
  • Forklift certification preferred.

PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Required Experience

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.