BlueLinx Corporation

Material Handler - Lead

Job Locations US-VA-Richmond
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/23/2018 12:52 PM)
Regular Full-Time
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Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx, is a leading distributor of building products in North America. Employing over 1,600 people, BlueLinx offers greater than 10,000 products from over 750 suppliers to service approximately 11,500 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. The Company operates its distribution business through a vast network of 39 distribution centers located throughout the U.S.





Position Purpose Summary

Leads and directs a team of material handlers in addition to perform the same duties.  Responsible for safely transporting material off and on trailers or rail cars and identifying damaged material.  Responsible for product identification and product loading/unloading/storage for detailed finished and standard product handling.


  • Understands the company’s vision, mission, and strategy; understands business unit objectives and sets/accomplishes individual performance goals accordingly.
  • Responsible for transporting material off and on trailers or rail cars.  Stores and retrieves material (piece pick and/or bulk).
  • Identifies damaged material.
  • Documents inbound and outbound transactions. 
  • Performs daily maintenance of equipment and area cleaning requirements.

Responsible for basic equipment maintenance (horn, flashing beacon, fluid levels, fire extinguisher, fueling, personnel protective equipment (PPE), proper packaging).


Ability to handle forklift with a variety of products without damaging them.  Ability to use safety equipment (fire extinguisher, eye wash, fire hose).  Knowledge of proper individual/group lifting techniques.  Knowledge of loading/unloading/storage requirements.  Knowledge of damage identification procedures and safety forklift operations techniques.



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