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Furniture Warehouse Associate - $17.80

Function: Distribution/Warehouse/Transportation
Location: Vancouver, BC SC, Vancouver, British Columbia CA
Date posted: 9/10/2019 12:05:51 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1096910

We collaborate and innovate…

Our North American Supply Chain network brings technology and people together in innovative ways to deliver state–of–the–art products, services, and expertise. Our extensive portfolio of opportunities span from traditional inventory, fulfillment and delivery to specialized strategy, automation, engineering, analytics, leadership, and logistics.  Our diverse network paired with a continued commitment to and investment in our people, process, platforms and the communities in which we live and serve are the foundation on which we build our bright future. If you are interested in leveraging your talents to drive innovation, customer satisfaction, market growth, personal development and industry change in a dynamic team work environment---please explore the opportunities within our world class Supply Chain team!

We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, company RRSP/DPSP, work life balance (no weekend work), and much more.

This position will be based out of our Fulfillment Centre at 1125 Vernon Dr., Vancouver BC  V6A 3P5.

Job Summary

Perform manual and system tasks to support inbound and outbound furniture operations. Identifies and resolves issues in various functional areas; receiving, put away, staging, loading, and shipping. Supports and assembles “make ready” furniture to support efficient warehouse processing and maximize warehouse space usage.     Prepares paperwork and schedules for the delivery of furniture on assigned routes with internal and external carriers while meeting internal schedule and quality standards.  Provides customer service to customers by assisting with problem resolution as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: in order of importance.  Other duties may be assigned.

Assists in the preparations for delivery of furniture orders through warehouse procedures.
  • Pre-loading of product for delivery, utilizing the manifest and or schedule provided.
  • Assist in the assembly and set up of any furniture as required.
  • Inform supervisor of outstanding issues.
  • Maintain cleanliness of warehouse and report any maintenance problems to supervisor.
Supports inbound and outbound furniture operations. 
  • Receives vendor purchase orders, regular lines, special orders, or customer returns. 
  • Performs inventory counts and location lookups.
  • Follows processes to report common daily discrepancies or issues (i.e., shortages, damage) to supervisor or order management.
  • Monitors and ensures task completion within shift.
  • Pickers and stages outbound orders as necessary on day shift.
  • Performs a variety of lookups and research to support functional areas.
Performs the following non-system inbound and outbound tasks.
  • Separates and labels product received, stocks product into identified locations verifying SKU and quantity accuracy.
  • Assembles make-ready furniture and stages for delivery.
  • Coordinates with Furniture Sales Support to resolve items received that are not on purchase order.
  • Completes Receiving Discrepancy Tickets when vendor shipment is inaccurate.
  • Picks and stocks product to complete replenishment tasks.
  • Picks product for customer orders ensuring quantity and unit-of-measure (UOM) picked is equal to quantity and UOM ordered.
  • Checks SKU and quantities picked for customer orders to ensure accuracy, and re-packages or wraps orders as needed.
  • Sorts and loads customer orders by route and delivery order.
  • May schedule vendor shipments.
Participates in all scheduled physical inventories.
Performs basic housekeeping in assigned areas of warehouse.
Adheres to all safety procedures in the performance of job duties.
Maintain current certifications on all power equipment as prescribed by the supervisor.

Primary Interactions

Daily interaction with furniture warehouse co-workers and warehouse management, Application Support, Inventory Control, Furniture Sales Support, vendors/suppliers for scheduling deliveries and obtaining return authorizations for vendor returns.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work requires physical effort and use of motor skills requiring manual dexterity.  While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push/pull, or balance weight for extended periods of time.  The employee must frequently lift, move, and/or carry between 70 to 100 pounds.  With mechanical assistance, employee will occasionally move up to 300 pounds.  Will regularly operate warehouse equipment that requires manual dexterity and use of lightweight tools requiring some coordinated movements.  Activities include using a forklift or pallet jack to move furniture; and lightweight tools to assemble furniture.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Works in a warehouse environment.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly operates warehouse equipment and lightweight tools. Using proper safety procedures will eliminate any potential hazards.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



  • Proficient in warehouse operations
  • Basic PC Skills in Windows environment
  • Detail-oriented
  • Good Math skills
  • Good judgment
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Able to listen to verbal instructions
  • Ability to recognize process improvement opportunities and make recommendations
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Must be dependable and demonstrate the ability to read and follow directions
  • Must be a team player


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)


  • Need to have good PC, math, writing and reading skills
  • Minimum three (3) months related experience in a warehouse environment required; or any equivalent combination of acceptable training, education, and experience.
  • Job requires the ability to become certified in the operation of warehouse equipment. 
  • CFS knowledge desired
  • Furniture product knowledge desired
  • Prior experience operating warehouse equipment, such as forklift, pallet jack and cherry picker preferred

Staples is committed to providing accommodation to people with disabilities throughout the job application and interview process to the point of undue hardship. If you require an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact a Customer Care Representative at 1-866-782-7537

Staples is an equal opportunity employer and an accommodation will be provided during the hiring process if requested.

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