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Laborer/Yard Attendant  

About the Organization Cogent is a growing, midwest company that provides creative and innovative fluid processing solutions. Our companies include Automatic Engineering, BRI, Fluid Equipment, Lee Mathews, Industrial Measurement and Control, iME Solutions, Vanco, Vandevanter Engineering, Velocity and Water Technology Group. Cogent companies are committed to providing compelling, pertinent and logical solutions while serving the local Industrial, Municipal, Commercial Building Trades, Oil & Gas markets. Our people make the difference. Our shared values define us as a team and bring our vision to life. We are an employee owned business where more than 220 employee owners expect their teammates to work hard, be creative, and get engaged and together we build our future and share in the outcome!


Are you looking for a great company with great people? If a position where you can directly impact the success of an organization and share in that success as an Employee-Owner sounds like a refreshing opportunity, then check us out. Together we can build our future!

Cogent, is a growing company serving the contractor, municipal and industrial markets providing dewatering systems. If you have a great attitude and like to work in a progressive fast-paced environment, we want to talk with you.

We are currently looking for individuals to fill our Laborer/Yard Attendant role in St. Louis. In this position, you will be responsible for loading and unloading pumps, hoses, and other pump-related accessories on and off of Cogent delivery trucks and third-party freight carriers while maintaining a clean and orderly yard environment to enable safe and efficient movement of motorized loading equipment. This position will work out of our Fenton Missouri facility.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Identify and pull hoses, pipes, and fittings to fulfill rental and sales contracts.
  • Work in cooperation with material handlers to safely load equipment on and off trucks and trailers.
  • Assist in securing load utilizing straps and chains or other securement methods.
  • Ensure yard and loading areas are clear of debris and trash; accessories and equipment are organized and easy to access.
  • Follow all safety processes and procedures and maintain a ‘Safety First' approach when completing daily work tasks.
  • Will be responsible to complete all paperwork associated with this position.
  • There is a high level of responsibility in this position.
  • The pace of work for this position is moderate to high, you must be able to multi-task, while also taking initiative with current and upcoming tasks and projects.
  • There is travel with overnight stays that may be required for this position.

Work Environment

  • Yard: Continual exposure to all outdoor weather conditions; exposure to noise and fumes generated from motorized equipment.

Physical Demands

  • Frequent heavy lifting up to 90 pounds
  • Full range of physical motions associated with general labor work continually throughout 8 hours

Work Schedule

  • The typical work schedule for this position consists of 8 hours a day and 5 days a week.
  • Overtime and weekend work are probable.
Position Laborer/Yard Attendant  
Position Requirements


  • The desired candidate will also be highly motivated, willing to challenge and improve the Company’s existing processes, and must be adaptable to perform other duties as needed.
  • Ability to follow directions and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to respond to customer emergencies.
  • Ability to read, write legibly and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and managers.
  • Basic computer skills, email, word, excel

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Driver’s License required.
  • High school or general equivalency degree
  • Forklift certification is preferred, but not necessary.

What We Offer Above and Beyond Competitive Pay

  • Employee Ownership Stock
  • 401(k) with matching
  • Profit-Sharing (Bonus Plan)
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance
  • Generous PTO and Holidays
  • And much more!

We value a great attitude and hard work and in return provide competitive wages, employee ownership, benefits, training and career growth opportunities.

EOE Statement Cogent, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Fenton (Cogent)  
Category Service  
Division Cogent, Inc.  

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