Warehouse Associate-Yard

Date: Nov 24, 2023

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US, 85042

Company: Sonepar



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At Independent Electric a Sonepar Company, successful Associates drive and promote our mindset of Adapt, Dare and Learn. We are focused on building customer centric strategies, inspiring, empowering and developing our associates who adapt to change and drive and deliver results.



JOB PURPOSE: Warehouse associates ensure Independent Electric’s customers receive prompt and accurate orders. Responsibilities include shipping, receiving, storing, and delivering a wide variety of materials and supplies.





  • Load, unload, and move Yard materials from storage to staging sites and/or designated areas per each sales ticket.
  • Use work orders and verbal instructions to assemble materials and containers which need to be picked, moved, or staged.
  • Collect and pick all Yard materials included customer orders using the pick ticket.
  • Package merchandise for shipment to ensure maximum efficiency and reduce damage during the shipping process.
  • Properly wrap, label, and mark material for easy identification and loading.
  • Use Eclipse to confirm picking and staging of materials, ensuring proper piece count for drivers and customers.
  • Load materials onto vehicles and properly secure cargo.
  • Unload incoming vehicles, prepare necessary receiving documents, and receive all Yard materials.
  • Document shipments and changes in inventory using Eclipse.
  • Clean work areas, machines, and equipment on a routine basis.
  • Safely operate all the necessary equipment in the work area. Operate industrial truck or Propane sit down Forklift to assist in loading or moving materials and products.
  • Count, weigh or measure incoming or outgoing items to compare identifying information and variety against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records; examine incoming shipments for damage or shortages and correspond with purchasing.









High School diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D), or 2-4 years of related warehouse experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.






  • Two to four years of experience in a related warehouse or distribution environment preferred.




  • Knowledge of automated or computerized system operation.
  • Data-entry, reporting, and recordkeeping skills.
  • Knowledge of safety practices, and wears PPE as assigned.
  • Ability to operate a forklift and other material handling equipment. Must be Forklift Operation Certified after hire.
  • Strong mathematical skills to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, including fractions and decimals.
  • Must be able to read and interpret invoices and packing slips.
  • Must be a team player and abide by IES’s strong core values and beliefs.
  • Strong communication skills both orally and in writing. Able to present information to management, customers, vendors, employees, and the public.
  • Problem-solving skills including collecting and presenting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions to solve practical problems where only limited information and standardization exists.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint is preferred.









While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb or balance. The employee will frequently lift and/or move 10 pounds and may be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. The employee will pick orders in our Yard in the elements.






PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT: The typical environment for this position is outdoors in the elements. Additional work environments may occasionally include offices, light industrial, commercial, utility and manufacturing. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Will include outdoor work exposed to elements and non-conditioned warehouse spaces. Outdoors in the elements.



-This position is Non-Exempt and is eligible for overtime.                 

-Pay Range is $17.17 - $19.61, equating to $35,700.00 - $40,799.00 annually if working full-time.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Why work for Independent Electric?

At Independent Electric we embrace what makes us unique. We thrive on the diversity of our associates and the different ways each of us contributes to our success.  What keeps us at the forefront of progress? Our people. No matter where they work or who they are, we trust in their individual skills and qualities and give them everything they need to reach their full potential.


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 Independent Electric

Independent Electric opened in 1976 with ten employees to serve electrical contractors working in the high-tech aerospace industry. Today, Independent Electric operates 16 electrical supply branches in the Northern California area, San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley, Central Coast and 7 locations throughout Arizona.  Independent Electric focuses on traditional electrical supply with dedicated specialists in lighting, switchgear, wire management, tool & safety, renewable energy and enhance logistics solutions to meet specific customer needs.  Employing more than 550 people and managing over 1 million square feet of warehouse space, Independent Electric is one of the strongest electrical distributors in the markets we serve.

In August 2011, Independent Electric was acquired by Sonepar USA consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States. Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.


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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
Sonepar is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law. 
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Nearest Major Market: Phoenix