Yard & Warehouse Operator

Doka Group
Job Type
Expiry Date
11/12/2021 00:22:00
Company Description

Doka's expertise in formwork technology is unparalleled in the industry and we are proud of the difference we make globally!  "It's not just formwork - it's DOKA" is impressively demonstrated worldwide in buildings like the Burj Khalifa (Dubai), in hydroelectric generating stations like the Keeyask (Nelson River in northern Manitoba) - and in parts of the Brenner Base Tunnel (European Alps). Collaborative teamwork of nearly 7000 employees in over 160 distribution/logistics facilities in more than 70 countries is one of the primary reasons behind our success. With more than 150 years of history as a family owned company, we recognize and appreciate our employee's work every day by rewarding them with flexible work hours, competitive wages, bonuses, training/development opportunities and a comprehensive group benefits program including RRSPs.

Job Description

All Yard & Warehouse Operator positions (Reconditioning, Pre-Assembly or Warehouse) are responsible for their specifically assigned hands-on tasks ensuring accuracy and efficiency of the work performed. He/she will also make certain that safety and quality standards are upheld and maintained within the yard or warehouse for the role the employee was hired for or is reassigned to.

This position requires you to report as follows: 

Directly:    Supervisor (Reconditioning, Pre-Assembly or Warehouse) and Manager, Yard & Warehouse.

Indirectly:  Operations Manager and Branch Manager (based on location)

As Required:   The Head of Operations - Canada, the Managing Director(s) of Canada and the Head of HR - Canada

**Important note:  All Operators hired to work at Doka should understand as a condition of their employment that they may be trained in several of the Operator positions listed above and as needed, in the event that the Yard or Operations Manager needs to reassign them to meet job demands.


GENERAL (for all Operator Positions):

  • Assists in maintaining an organized, clean and logical yard and work area;
  • Works productively as a member of the team;
  • Takes responsibility in the proper use, maintenance and safety of all tools and equipment;
  • Inspects and properly classifies and records material damages from material received;
  • Makes sure equipment is properly placed and returned to its designated storage location;
  • Informs supervisor of the status of consumables necessary to perform the job to ensure that you do not run out;
  • Complies with Doka Standards regarding bundling and stacking requirements, including quality, safety, accuracy, productivity, etc.
  • Counts orders/returns accurately and performs similar functions during inventory counts;
  • Consistently uses approved safety equipment;
  • Obtains continual training on product knowledge, asks questions to ensure understanding 
  • Manages the logistics of all material (location, flow of goods) to ensure proper storage and avoiding congestion;
  • Confirms proper disposal of all damaged/scrap material in accordance with company policies and procedures;
  • Accurately marks containers and shelves to ensure proper product information;
  • Complies with company cleanliness and housekeeping standards;
  • Safely performs pushing, pulling, and lifting tasks to upwards of 100lbs or more only with the proper use of the appropriate equipment provided (i.e. forklift, crane);

Pre-Assembly Operators:

  • All GENERAL responsibilities listed above; plus
  • Able to read and understand fabrication drawings;
  • Able to build uniquely designed pieces of formwork for customers;
  • Consistently operates tools and equipment in a safe manner;

Reconditioning Operators

  • All GENERAL responsibilities listed above; plus
  • Clean, scrape and reface panels;
  • Removing dents (or fixing bends) in materials to be fully operational;
  • Record all consumables needed to make the repair as per Doka's standards & qualifications;
  • Use Discos or company software to generate repair reports. 

Pre-Assembly Operators

  • All GENERAL responsibilities listed above; plus
  • Effectively read blueprints provided by engineering;
  • Build custom formwork to exact specifications as per blueprints using various materials;
  • Safely operate and maintain a variety of power and hand tools (circular saw, drills, measuring tapes, planers, flushcutters, impact wrenches, etc.).

Warehouse Operators:

  • All GENERAL responsibilities listed above; plus

Rental Returns:

  • Receive trucks & take pictures of loaded materials;
  • Unload materials to specific work stations;
  • Count and handle formwork material including cleaning and bending small defects;
  • Pack items in standard packaging and store in yard;
  • Use Doka Apps or software to process returns.


  • Count & prepare formwork materials to match quantities required by client;
  • Take pictures of materials loaded on the truck;
  • Relocate bins and/or material to initial location in the yard;
  • Pack items in standard packaging and store in yard;
  • Use Doka Apps or software to generate reports or delivery notes.

Other Responsibilities/Peripheral Functions:

  • Follows all maintenance procedures.
  • Properly wears all required personal protective equipment
  • Immediately reports all incidents, accidents, unsafe work conditions, problems or concerns to the immediate supervisor.
  • Maintains accurate counts of hardware pulled and returned to stock.
  • Willingly participates in all mandatory training classes.
  • Safely operates forklift, conducts and documents daily forklift checks (applicable to authorized forklift operators only)
  • Maintains a clean, well-maintained and organized work area consistently.
  • Complies with all safety requirements at all times
  • Flexible to work overtime as required.
  • Other duties/projects as assigned; including participating in company committees/teams;
  • Complies with all company policies, business and safety practices.

  • Minimum high school graduate/diploma;
  • Previous experience in a construction or building materials yard a plus;
  • Above average communication skills including a first-rate command of English (speaking, reading, writing) in order to comply with safety standards on the job;
  • Qualitative abilities including strong analytical skills, technical proficiency and effective problem solving skills;
  • Team player;
  • Willing and able to learn new products, concepts and techniques;
  • Able to work independently in a results-driven, fast-paced environment.

Problem Solving

This position requires the ability to support the operations functions to complete projects on short notice with minimal information.


Extensive daily interaction with yard staff, truck drivers, colleagues, management and customers.  Communicates effectively with all levels of management both internally and externally.

Mental Effort

This position requires the ability to think strategically and analytically, to understand the impact of his/her accountabilities as they relate to the entire yard.  This position also requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to be organized and to manage time to meet deadlines.

Working Conditions

Working conditions will significantly vary (extreme outdoor temperatures/inclement weather conditions), high noise level in certain areas. These positions are physically demanding on a routine basis; the incumbent should consider themselves to be physically healthy. This position regularly requires the ability to lift up to 50lbs, to reach with hands and arms, climb, balance and stoop, kneel and/or crouch.

Additional Information

If you have a passion to support business accuracy and development, we look forward to receiving your application for this new role!

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is located.  If interested, please submit your resume as quickly as possible as interviews will be conducted intermittently.

To qualify:

  • applicants must currently reside in Canada and must be authorized to work for any employer in Canada (Permanent resident or Canadian work permit holder);
  • must clearly state their desired salary expectations in their cover letter;
  • should preferably reside within local area of the facility as  there is no relocation allowance designated for this position.

Important note for remote work - this role is set to work within the office but you may be asked to work remotely, as required.  Working remotely is not guaranteed.

Doka is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  A company of the Umdasch Group.