Lead Yard Specialist
Kent, WA 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description

A Place Where People Matter.

Start your career journey with Univar Solutions! Here you can make an impact on the world around you and accelerate your career in areas that energize and excite you.

What You'll Do:

Primary Purpose: Performs general maintenance and repairs on the Tank Farm, Warehouse, facilities, equipment, forklifts, trailers, and trucks. Mixes and packages Company products, maintains inventory levels and assists in shipping and receiving products and materials in the warehouse.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take direction from BOM on Customer needs and/ or Service Work Orders, including installs and tank maintenance.
  • Provides direction to others regarding completion of required tasks.
  • Inspects and checks warehouse equipment and facilities to ensure that all equipment is in good operating condition.
  • Performs manual warehouse duties as assigned including but not limited to painting, rack identification, and replacement of light fixtures & light bulbs. May also trim trees and complete outdoor maintenance tasks as assigned
  • Responsible for coordinating the facility maintenance program to ensure all maintenance is completed routinely
  • Completes general Tank Farm maintenance including pump and hose inspections
  • Completes vital research for non-standard maintenance & repairs requiring the purchase of materials and/or employment by outside contractors or vendors
  • Monitors progress of outside contractors to ensure timely and accurate repairs
  • Performs required testing, repairs and re-certification of IBC's
  • Provides mentorship and assistance to less senior maintenance workers
  • Cleans and maintains branch equipment
  • Provides for the efficient receiving, marking, and stocking of merchandise; ensures the maintenance and protection of warehouse stocks, supplies, and equipment.
  • Maintains and controls the requisitioning of warehouse supply items and equipment.
  • Performs customer tank pump outs and material transfers
  • Handles customer tank installation and maintenance to include purchasing of tanks, oversight of tank inventory, responding and scheduling work at customer sites.
  • Ensures compliance with all state and Federal labeling and shipping laws and regulations on merchandise shipped from warehouse.
  • Advises the Company's fire and safety programs for all branch employees according to established policy and practice.
  • Recommends new methods and procedures in branch activities.
  • Align with all company policies, rules, and guidelines
  • Perform all other duties as required

What You'll Need:

Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Ability to operate an industrial powered lift truck or forklift according to company procedures and governmental regulations
  • Ability to use and maintain respiratory protection equipment
  • Ability to learn accurate methods for handling hazardous materials and wastes, with training
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience using the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel and Word)
  • Mechanical knowledge


  • The ability to read, write, count, understand and speak English
  • Works with Sales Team regarding customer needs

Physical Demands/Environmanetal Conditions:

  • Physical ability to lift and carry at least 50lbs for short distances OSHA Limit
  • Physical ability to stand, walk, squat, and bend as vital for long periods of time
  • Test negative on the company's drug tests
  • Exposure to fumes, dirt, and noise daily
  • May have occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals
  • May require safety equipment and/or precautions

Where You'll Work:

8201 S 212th St, Kent, WA 98032

Pay & Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $61,250 - $91,870. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate's relevant experience, education, training, certifications, qualifications, and work location. Available employee benefits include health, vision, and dental. We also provide 401k matching for retirement and paid time off.


Work/life support:

We know that our employees value their time, and we strive to build an environment that supports our employees' needs both at work as well as outside of work. We offer comprehensive time off programs and a global Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to enhance our employees' overall wellbeing. We encourage our employees to pursue personal and professional development offering global training tools and content.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Univar offers several global and regional Employee Resource Networks providing an opportunity for employees to connect with, learn about, and share ideas with each other.

Univar Solutions is a leading, global distributor of chemicals and ingredients essential to the safety, health, and wellbeing of our daily lives from life-saving medicines and vitamins to hand sanitizers and industrial materials used for cleaning, construction, and more. Our global team of more than 10,000 employees support our vision to redefine distribution and be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor on the planet!

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes market aligned pay and incentives as well as a diverse benefits offering to support our employees' physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing.

Univar Solutions supports sustainable solutions for the world around us so that we can do our part to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe!

We are committed to a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion. Together, we are building a culture that acknowledges the unique experiences, perspectives and expertise of individuals and provides the development and growth opportunities to empower us to redefine our industry.

Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.

Univar Solutions does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms (collectively Recruiting Firms). Recruiting Firms must enter into a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with Univar Solutions prior to submitting any information relating to a potential candidate. All searches must be initiated by Univar Solutions' Talent Acquisition team and candidates must be submitted via Applicant Tracking System (ATS) by approved vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless the aforementioned conditions have been met. Contacting our hiring managers directly is prohibited.


Univar is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the Company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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