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Become A Lumber Associate

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Working As A Lumber Associate

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $83,158

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Lumber Associate does

  • Greet and assist customers - Maintain fully stocked and safe lumber and building materials department
  • Explained the steps needed to complete projects and the products needed.
  • Provide excellent customer service, operate forklift, stock merchandise.
  • Load unload customers, freight.
  • Used a computer system for data entry and various clerical duties.
  • Home Depot - Christiansburg, VA Certified to operate forklifts.
  • Stock shelves by hand and with lift trucks.
  • Fork lift, reach truck, electric pallet jack, scissor lift.
  • Inventory Management Acting Manager during Manager's Absence Key Holder Entrusted with Cash Operations Ran Forklift with Certification
  • Lumber Building materials stocking, forklift operation.
  • Certified user of heavy machinery including fork lift.
  • Unloaded delivery trucks while operating a forklift.
  • Prepared merchandise for sales floor.
  • Followed all safety policies & standards, completing specified safety training.
  • Assisted customers with special orders and installed sales.
  • Maintained the in-stock condition of assigned areas and kept inventory levels down stocked.
  • Load materials in customer vehicles.
  • Answer customer questions and help in locating product for customers.
  • Rotate stock and inventory Load trucks and made deliveries Customer assistance
  • Ioperated a tow motor, filled customer orders, assisted customers with questions,loading and unloading.

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How To Become A Lumber Associate

Typically, there are no formal education requirements for retail sales workers. Most receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months.


Although retail or parts sales positions usually have no formal education requirements, some employers prefer applicants who have a high school diploma or equivalent, especially employers who sell technical products or “big-ticket” items, such as electronics or cars.


Most retail sales workers receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months. In small stores, an experienced employee often trains newly hired workers. In large stores, training programs are more formal and usually conducted over several days.

During training sessions, topics often include customer service, security, the store’s policies and procedures, and how to operate the cash register.

Depending on the type of product they are selling, employees may be given additional specialized training. For example, salespersons working in cosmetics get instruction on the types of products the store offers and for whom the cosmetics would be most beneficial. Likewise, those who sell computers may be instructed on the technical differences between computer products.

Because providing exceptional service to customers is a priority for many employers, employees often get periodic training to update and refine their skills.


Retail sales workers typically have opportunities to advance to supervisory or managerial positions. Some employers want candidates for managerial positions to have a college degree.

As sales workers gain experience and seniority, they often move into positions that have greater responsibility and may be given their choice of departments in which to work. This opportunity often means moving to positions with higher potential earnings and commissions. The highest earnings potential usually involves selling “big-ticket” items—such as cars, jewelry, furniture, and electronics. These positions often require workers with extensive knowledge of the product and an excellent talent for persuasion.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Retail sales workers must be responsive to the wants and needs of customers. They should explain the product options available to customers and make appropriate recommendations.

Interpersonal skills. A friendly and outgoing personality is important for these workers because the job requires almost constant interaction with people. 

Math skills. Retail sales workers must have the ability to calculate price totals, discounts, and change owed to customers.

Persistence. A large number of attempted sales may not be successful, so sales workers should not be discouraged easily. They must start each new sales attempt with a positive attitude.

Selling skills. Retail sales workers must be persuasive when interacting with customers. They must clearly and effectively explain the benefits of the merchandise.

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Lumber Associate Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Ukrainian

  • Japanese

  • Russian

  • Carrier

  • Mandarin

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Top Skills for A Lumber Associate


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Top Lumber Associate Skills

  1. Customer Service Skills
  2. Building Materials Department
  3. Forklift Operation
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Acquired customer service skills as well as organization skills.
  • Maintained stocked shelves in the lumber and building materials departments by safely operating the forklift.
  • Lumber Building materials stocking, forklift operation.
  • Ensured the department I was working in was a safe working and shopping environment by following all safety policies & standards.
  • Operated forklift, reach truck, order picker, and electric pallet jack for the Lumber Department.

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