Apr 12 2017

We're hiring! Warehouse Foreman

By KC Eisenberg

Portland’s most awesome lumberyard, Sustainable Northwest Wood, seeks an experienced and motivated Warehouse Foreman to join the team at our wood distribution yard in Southeast Portland.  This employee will be responsible for pulling orders, making deliveries, quality control, some light woodworking, and maintaining a safe and clean warehouse, yard, and workspace.

Sustainable Northwest Wood is a for-profit subsidiary of the non-profit organization Sustainable Northwest.  We are a mission-driven company that partners with local mills to provide our region with an easily-accessible supply of FSC certified, local, and sustainably harvested dimensional lumber and Northwest hardwoods.

We stock lumber and plywood, decking, fencing, flooring, countertops, and much more, all from well-managed forests and ecosystem restoration projects in the Pacific Northwest.  Our customers are building product suppliers, builders, home remodelers, and furniture makers.

Our ideal candidate will have experience in a warehouse environment and some experience with construction or other lumber-related activities.  Forklift skills are a requirement. This position will staff the warehouse Monday through Friday for the approximate hours of 7am to 4pm.

Applications are being accepted through April 19.  If you meet the above criteria and look forward to fulfilling the tasks detailed below, please submit your resume and a detailed cover letter explaining your qualifications to This is a full-time position providing 40 hrs per week with compensation at $15.00/hr plus generous benefits and leave. 

  • Pulling and packaging lumber orders
  • Warehouse maintenance and cleaning
  • Forklift operation
  • Loading and unloading of trucks
  • Scheduling shipments and deliveries
  • In-town deliveries
  • Providing excellent service and support to walk-in customers

  • Knowledge of basic woodworking tools including table saw, planer and chop saw
  • Forklift skills
  • Warehouse experience
  • Basic Knowledge of hardwood and softwood lumber
  • Customer Service
  • Clean Driving Record

Sustainable Northwest Wood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We encourage diversity in the workplace and strive to create a work environment where individuals can thrive and grow as part of our dynamic team.