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Delivery Helper

Company: GMS
Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

Commonwealth Building Materials has six conveniently located yards across Virginia in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Norfolk, Richmond, and Roanoke. Teaming up with the top brands in the industry, we live by one simple pledge: getting the right products into our customers' hands as quickly and safely as possible. And our network of yards ensures that you are never too far from our shipping footprint.

Most of our employees have worked at Commonwealth Building Materials for over 10 years. We have a number of employees who started their careers in delivery and warehouse positions and later advanced into management. This is a testament to the great culture and work environment that Commonwealth Building Materials provides. We really define our employees as "family" and truly care about the health and welfare of everyone who works for us. Commonwealth Building Materials is a part of the GMS family. GMS is the leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard, acoustical ceiling products and other specialty building materials. Founded in 1971, GMS now operates a network of more than 200 distribution centers nationwide. For more information about GMS, visit or any one of our subsidiary company websites.

Summary of Position:

The primary functions of a delivery helper are to load, locate job sites, backing, preparing and restoring the job site, and preparing the truck for the following day and maintaining the truck and equipment. This position is based out of the Williamsburg, VA yard.

Duties & Responsibilities:

* Compliance of company, state and federal guidelines particularly as it relates to OSHA and DOT for the safety of all personnel
* Perform pre-trip inspections of equipment, paperwork and loaded product to ensure accuracy of order
* Safely unload product and deliver to assigned area as directed by the customer
* Secures mud, equipment, metal, and pallet on truck
* Navigates routes to the job site

Other Competencies:

* Ability to self-manage, show initiative and be proactive
* Communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing to coworkers and customers

Basic Qualifications:

* Ability to read, write and communicate information accurately
* Stamina to lift at least 75 lbs. in order to carry materials, such as drywall materials joint compound

Physical Demands:

* Must be able to remain standing 90%
* Constantly, moving from unloading materials from commercial motor vehicle onto job site
* Constantly, positions self to unload and load materials from flatbed or boom
* Frequently moves materials weighing up to 100lbs while unloading and loading flatbed
* Must be able to communicate with management and coworkers and be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
* Constantly working in outside and environment while making deliveries

Mental Demands:

* Must be able to prioritize job sites and deadlines
* Must be able to manage stress depending on customer's deadline
* Must be able to multitask
* Must be able to receive information and directions
* Must be able to quickly communicate solutions if problems occur
* Must be able to demonstrate a high degree of sound judgement

Company Benefits:

* Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance
* 401k
* Paid holidays & vacation days

This job description is subject to change at any time.

Launch your career with a national building materials distributor and discover opportunities for growth and advancement. Our people have the independence and authority to make a difference. We invest in relationships, and every person is important. Our highest priority is serving others. We passionately pursue a safe work environment along with a relentless focus on operational excellence. We believe you can never go wrong doing the right thing.


Keywords: GMS, Newport News , Delivery Helper, Other , Williamsburg, Virginia

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