Warehouse Operator

Job Locations US-WA-Auburn
Job ID
# of Openings
Hourly Full-Time

About Us



Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 

Job Description


The Warehouse Operator’s primary responsibilities include picking, packing, and loading material following established procedures and quality standards using standard warehouse equipment. S/he is responsible for participating in continuous improvement activities providing feedback to management on process and safety. This role is also responsible for designated housekeeping areas to ensure warehouse areas are kept clean and safe.


  • Prepares the distribution/processing of materials, products, parts/tools, and/or equipment for shipment:
  • Receives orders/requests from customers and internal employees.Picks, Packs, and Stages the orders and ensures order and items match using scanning tools.
  • Loads shipments on flatbed or LTL truck safely.
  • Communicates all necessary information on each shipment to CSR or Supervisor
  • Receives/processes the incoming of materials, products, parts/tools, and/or equipment:
  • Inspects materials for potential damage, documents & reports, as necessary.
  • Receive materials from van truck loads and flatbed loads.
  • Replenish warehouse stock and rotate as required using reach truck or forklift.
  • Operates warehouse equipment
  • Use of forklift, order picker, reach truck, and walkie rider pallet jack required.
  • Participates in departmental process improvement:
  • Studies and standardizes procedures to assure the timely, accurate and efficient processing of all shipping and receiving functions.
  • Comprehends and adheres to all safety, quality, and Company guidelines specified in the Employee Handbook, the safety policy manuals, quality procedures or any official Company documents.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • Lead and promote health and safety work practices as required by regulatory agencies and company policy
  • Regular, predictable, full-time onsite attendance at the plant per the schedule.
  • Assist with other projects and analyses as needed



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of two years of warehouse experience, preferably with steel or tubing; or a combination of equivalent education and experience.


  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to listen and speak effectively to understand and communicate the needs of customers and coworkers.
  • Computer Skills: Ability to operate MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), internal business application computer system, and ability to be trained in bar-coding.
  • Work Environment: Warehouse and office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines. This role routinely uses standard warehouse equipment such as forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers,and pallet jacks.
  • Other Qualifications: Must follow safety standards when working with tools and equipment and must be able to receive forklift certification and dock leveler training within first week of start in the position. After first week, must be able to operate dock leveler, as well as forklift in a variety of weather and traffic conditions. Must also be able to receive 30-hour OSHA certificate approximately within the first month of start in this position.

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting, and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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