Warehouse Associate

Date:  Feb 14, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US, 45229

Company:  Sonepar

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At Richards Electric, a leader in electrical distribution, successful associates drive and promote our mindset of Adapt, Dare and Learn. Do you enjoy a good challenge?  Great, because we value bold thinkers who are excited to take on challenging tasks.  We strive to be the best and we share our success with our associates, customers, suppliers, and shareholders.  We are always looking to expand our teams to continue to serve our customers and to grow our business.  Ready to join us?  Find what opportunities are waiting for you at Richards Electric!

Position Title: Warehouse Associate 

Classification: Full - Time

FSLA Status: HourlyNon - Exempt 

Reports To: Warehouse Manager



The Warehouse Associate is responsible for receiving, storage, handling, shipping and control of material being inventoried and sold. This is for our Richards location in Cincinnati, OH.



  • Develops and maintains knowledge of electrical products.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of stock location within the warehouse.
  • Receives and puts up/stores materials being inventoried in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Checks material in against receiving ticket to assure accuracy.
  • Records damaged or defective materials and immediately reports it to designated team members for proper handling.
  • Fills pick-orders for shipment.
  • Prepares bills of lading for shipment.
  • Verifies outgoing shipments for accuracy.
  • Assists in the general maintenance of the warehouse.
  • Loads and unloads material from truck in an accurate, efficient, and safe manner, utilizing proper body mechanics and proper equipment (e.g., forklift).
  • Assures proper documentation accompanies all material being loaded onto or unloaded from the truck.
  • Greets and interacts with customers in a cheerful and helpful manner.
  • Completes stock checks for the Corporate Purchasing Department as requested.
  • Reports suspicious activities immediately to a member of the management team.
  • Performs other duties as requested or required to successfully complete the job.



  • Commitment to and demonstration of high ethical standards governing professional behavior and interactions.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, especially verbally.
  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills, including an ability to plan and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to work well alone and in a team environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.





  • High School diploma or equivalent, as determined by Springfield Electric.
  • One or more years of experience in a route driver position or warehouse/distribution environment.
  • Basic familiarity with the use of a personal computer.


  • Experience driving a fork truck



  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to utilize a computer keyboard, computer monitor, and telephone.
  • Ability to bend, climb, push, and pull, including the ability to maneuver at heights and in tight or small places.
  • Ability to safely negotiate walking through construction sites while carrying or otherwise transporting work-related materials.
  • Ability to routinely lift, carry, and otherwise transport work-related materials that frequently weigh up to 75 lbs. and that may occasionally weigh in excess of 75 lbs.

Why work for Richards Electric?

At Richards Electric, we take great pride in being Powered by Difference. At Richards our mission is to create a positive experience for both our customers and our associates. We provide excellent customer service and we promote an inclusive family atmosphere at our organization. Whether you’re just starting your career or have built up your expertise over the years, we can provide opportunities to expand your industry experience and help take our business to another level.  

Our Competitive Benefits?

401K Plan, Competitive Medical Plans (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Long-term and Short-term Disability, Life Insurance and a Definitive Career Path.

About Richards Electric

Richards Electric Supply has been helping customers power homes, businesses, and cities by supplying quality electrical products and exceptional customer service since the company opened its doors in 1937. Over eighty years later, Richard's maintains the same customer-focused values with an increased emphasis on technology, innovation, and solution-oriented service. These, paired with one of the most extensive product inventories in the Midwest, top-notch logistical services, and a knowledgeable sales staff, make Richards Electric one of the premier companies in its industry. As part of Sonepar, a worldwide leader in electrical distribution, we now have a global reach that allows us to offer excellent benefits and develop innovative solutions, while maintaining our strong local roots and close-knit culture.

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Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati