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Office Furniture Installer Lead - 6am to 2:30pm

Function: Distribution/Warehouse/Transportation
Location: Auburn, WA SDO, Auburn, WA US
Date posted: 9/10/2019 12:06:30 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1099798

Position Overview:

Responsible for the leading the daily activities related to the installation of Contract Furniture Systems, Facilities Breakroom equipment, Copy & Print, Technology and Quill.  Assists in training and provides work direction for delivery, installation and repair associates both internal and third-party installers.

What You’ll Do: (in order of importance; other duties may be assigned)

  • Installs all types of free-standing furniture, panel and modular systems.  This includes placement, leveling, wipe-down, and touch-up of metal and wood furniture at customer’s location.  Utilize light carpentry, electrical, and plumbing skills, i.e. measure, cut, modify, scribe and drill into walls and surfaces using power tools.  Ability to mount Facility, Copy & Print, and Furniture products to walls of various construction.
    • Verifies layout for product placement prior to installation and identifies ADA compliance issues.  Must be knowledgeable in local building codes and can obtain codes in other areas.
    • Must be able to locate and mark electrical and data cores prior to final construction, if required.  Must understand furniture systems electrical requirements for building connections and can identify electrical distribution requirements on installation drawings.
  • Directs crews on small and large projects.  Responsible for leading multiple large projects and/or leading installations for high profile clients.  Provides coaching and feedback as necessary.
    • Organizes and motivates internal and third-party vendors to ensure proper installation in a timely fashion. Special emphasis on training and development.
    • Must be able to calculate estimated man-hour requirements to complete installations per customer’s timeframe, and successfully deliver job completion within those man-hours. Maintains jobsite time sheets for third party installation crews.
    • Attend pre-installation and construction meetings as required.
    • Experience identifying onsite issues and provide timely solutions.
    • Conducts post-installation walk-through with the appropriate personnel to identify any punchlist requirements to include:
      • Product installation issues
      • Missing Product
      • Damaged Product
      • Manufacturer product issues
      • Site Discrepancies
    • Follows all safety procedures in the performance of job duties. Observes and enforces local, provincial/state, and federal OSHA and DOT safety rules and regulations. Demonstrates safe work behaviors and promptly corrects all unsafe conditions.
    • Manage customer relationships during the install process to ensure customer satisfaction.
    • Project work may include nights and weekends.  Occasional out of town travel required
  • Load Planning; load product(s) onto truck and delivers for staging at the customer’s site for installation.  Must be qualified in reading CAD and construction drawings. Inspects product(s) for proper functionality per manufacturer’s specifications.
    • Must be qualified in reading construction symbols within CAD installation drawings and capable of field measuring a worksite in preparation for design.
  • Loads product(s) onto a truck and delivers to customer’s site for installation.
    • Required to provide back-up to warehouse associates, assisting with inbound and outbound duties as necessary.
    • Utilizes MHE equipment in accordance with training and certification.
  • Drives Staples truck as needed for assigned routes with up to 15 stops
    • Obtain DOT certification
    • Observes and enforces local, provincial/state, and federal OSHA and DOT safety rules and regulations.
    • Demonstrates safe work behaviors and promptly corrects all unsafe conditions.
    • Must follow the guidelines in the Furniture Driver Manual

Primary Interactions:

  • Daily interaction with customers, division furniture staff, and furniture operations management.



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required


What You’ll Need

  • Minimum of (1) year experience leading small installations
  • Experience in using hand and electrical tools
  • Must be able to meet DOT commercial vehicle operation Certification and obtain a DOT medical card
  • Ability to attend furniture manufacturing installation certification and training classes as required
  • Must be trained and MHE certified to operate power material handling equipment, i.e. Forklift, Electric Pallet Jack, etc.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license; be at least 21 years of age
  • Basic English language skills (both verbal and written communications)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to manage customer relationships
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • Ability to work under short lead-times and deadlines
  • Demonstrated competence in writing installation project and problem reports
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions furnished in writing and verbally


What we’d prefer, but not required

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience assembling and servicing furniture preferred
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience driving a delivery truck also preferred


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.  Employee will regularly drive a delivery truck and must be able to enter and exit the truck throughout the day.  Will regularly operate material handling 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, install or repair 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.


Drives to job sites and may drive delivery routes and in all types of weather. 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.

Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits!

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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