84 Lumber, the nation’s largest privately held building materials supplier, is launching a full-scale recruitment effort to fill immediate openings at its locations in greater Houston, Texas, which include three retail stores, a door shop, and an engineered wood products (EWP) hub in the metropolitan area.
On October 29, the company will host a Hiring Event at its South Houston Store (11203 Galveston Road). At the event, job seekers will learn more about the company culture and get the opportunity to be interviewed for open positions that include management trainees (MTs); lumber yard, warehouse, and door shop associates; sales coordinators; drivers; and driver helpers. In all, the company seeks to fill as many as 20 positions following the recruitment event.
“At 84 Lumber, we’re proud to be an American company focused on putting America back to work at a time when many people are seeking employment or a fresh start during these challenging times. The residential housing sector is booming, which means our business continues to expand. We’re hiring,” said Jorge Espinoza, division vice president. “Now is the time for people to consider a career in the construction industry, which offers immense opportunity when it comes to growth. We’re determined to find the next generation of 84 Lumber team members who want to build a career with us.”
MTs hired by 84 Lumber enter an intensive, one-on-one, on-the-job training program that teaches them about the company’s business and puts them on a path to become a future leader within the company. Starting salary for a management trainee is more than $40,000 per year.
Lumber yard, warehouse, driver helper and door shop associates need no prior experience and perform essential functions behind the scenes – from management of supply shipments to operation of heavy equipment. These associates can expect a starting pay of between $10 and $15 per hour based on experience.
Drivers help load trucks and deliver materials to customer job sites. Hourly pay for the job is between $12 and $15 per hour depending on experience.
Those hired as sales coordinators will perform essential customer service activities to support the sales associates and stores. Sales coordinators earn between $12 and $20 per hour based on experience.
“We are a family-owned company, which means we are committed to helping our employees build and cultivate a career with us. In fact, more than 95 percent of our store managers started as MTs, and nearly all of our store leadership team began on the MT track,” Espinoza said. “As we see it, 84 Lumber recruits individuals with a can-do attitude, a willingness to work hard, and a desire to learn. Once we find these people and they join the company, we find ways for them to grow with us.”
Espinoza added that 84 Lumber expects it might find the right fit from all types of candidates – a college graduate with no construction experience, military veterans ready to embark on their next career challenge, or people with some previous work experience who seek to redirect their career.
Candidates interested in participating in the Hiring Event on October 29th are asked to pre-register. To sign up, go to https://84americandream.com/hiringevent and complete the form. Once you are registered, you will receive an email from 84 Lumber with the link to apply for the desired position. To save time, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for positions online before they attend the October 29th event.
NOTE: 84 Lumber requires all attendees to wear a mask at the event. Recruits will also be asked to practice social distancing during the Hiring Event.