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Load Builder 



Where you work is a big deal, therefore we do not want you to just like where you work but rather, we want you to love where you work. We could tell you why you’ll love working at Mans, we could list out our accolades and a whole bunch of employee satisfaction statistics, but everyone does that, right?

Here’s the deal - at Mans Lumber and Home, we care. Not just about whether you show up for work every day, but we care about you as an employee and person. As a family owned and operated company, we appreciate and care for our employees, partners, and customers: these individuals are the ones that make Mans the company that it is and has been for 120+ years. When you succeed – we succeed.


As a Load Builder, working independently is one of your many strong suits! You will work individually in Michigan’s lovely weather assembling building materials and lumber for delivery and customer pick up. In this fast-paced environment, you will always portray a customer and company first mentality, as well as possess the innate ability to multitask. You must be self-motivated, dependable, and willing to create an overall great experience for our customers.


  • The people things:

  • You are friendly and professional, responding quickly to customer and team member needs.

  • Communicate with peers, customers, and vendors respectfully, honestly, and openly.

  • The load building things:

  • Prepare and assemble materials for shipment.

  • Drive forklift trucks as duties require and in accordance with safety regulations and company procedures.

  • Inspect forklift truck daily and preform all minor maintenance necessary for that day’s operation

  • Pick material from the area of responsibility: picking material due both that day and the day following when time allows

  • Assist in loading trucks

  • Restock material, as required

  • Ability to recognize and focus on the quality of materials, correcting if items are missing, damaged, or refused.

  • Utilize basic functions of WMS system on a scanner gun; (including but not limited to receive, put away, move, cycle inventory, select, and customer ship).



  • 2 years warehouse / material handling experience (preferred) *will train the right candidate(s)*

  • Warehouse Operations: 1 year (preferred)

  • Prior building material knowledge and/or construction experience: 1-2 years (preferred)

Interpersonal Skills:

  • A strong steward of Mans culture and core values

  • Ability to quickly learn, use and adapt to software, such as WMS system.

  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record; reliable transportation is required.


This job operates almost entirely outdoors. This role routinely uses equipment including but not limited to forklifts.


  • Capable of physically demanding work with the ability to lift up to 75-100 lbs. consistently.

  • Heavy lifting – up to 100 lbs.


Days and hours of work will be Monday through Friday 10:30 AM – 7PM+ and at least one Saturday per month. Oftentimes, overtime is required by the nature of this position, so having a flexible schedule is important. Exceptional opportunities for overtime are rewarded.


World-class benefits consisting of Blue Cross Blue Shield medical and dental coverage, vision insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) with generous match of 4%, life insurance, pet insurance, legal assistance, identity theft protection, charitable and community service initiatives, progressive paid time-off policy, paid holidays and annual profit-sharing eligibility. We also have good coffee.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. All responsibilities outlined in this description are majorly trainable for candidates that embrace the appropriate mindset.

The Company is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Second  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 2/1/2024  

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