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Warehouse Associate Backup Driver

Sonepar USA Inc
United States, California, Paso Robles
2125 Golden Hill Road (Show on map)
December 09, 2022

Warehouse Associate Backup Driver

Operations --> Warehouse

Paso Robles, CA




Independent Electric Supply, Inc. (IES) opened in 1976 with ten employees to serve electrical contractors working in the high-tech aerospace industry. Today, IES operates 16 electrical supply branches in the Northern California area, San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley, Central Coast and 6 locations throughout Arizona. IES focuses on traditional electrical supply with dedicated specialists in lighting, switchgear, wire management, tool & safety, renewable energy and enhance logistics solutions to meet specific customer needs. Employing close to 600 people and managing over 1 million square feet of warehouse space, IES is one of the strongest electrical distributors in the markets we serve.

In August 2011, IES was acquired by Sonepar USA consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States. Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.


Warehouse associates ensure Independent Electric's customers receive prompt and accurate orders. Responsibilities include shipping, receiving, storing, and delivering a wide variety of materials and supplies.



  • Load, unload, and move materials from storage to staging sites and/or designated areas per each sales ticket.
  • Use work orders and verbal instructions to assemble materials and containers which need to be picked, moved, or staged.
  • Collect and pick all materials included customer orders using the pick ticket.
  • Package merchandise for shipment to ensure maximum efficiency and reduce damage during the shipping process.
  • Properly wrap, label, and mark material for easy identification and loading.
  • Use Eclipse to confirm picking and staging of materials, ensuring proper piece count for drivers and customers.
  • Load materials onto vehicles and properly secure cargo.
  • Unload incoming vehicles, prepare necessary receiving documents, and receive the materials.
  • Document shipments and changes in inventory using Eclipse.
  • Clean work areas, machines, and equipment on a routine basis.
  • Safely operate all the necessary equipment in the work area. Operate industrial truck or electric hoist to assist in loading or moving materials and products.
  • Count, weigh or measure incoming or outgoing items to compare identifying information and variety against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records; examine incoming shipments for damage or shortages and correspond with purchasing.
  • Perform regular counting of inventory, including running off wire and inspecting items for damage.
  • Communicate when supply inventory levels are low.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


This position does not have supervisory responsibilities

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of automated or computerized system operation.
  • Data-entry, reporting, and recordkeeping skills.
  • Knowledge of safety practices, and wears PPE as assigned.
  • Ability to operate hand tools including wire cutting equipment.
  • Ability to operate a forklift and other material handling equipment. Must be Forklift Operation Certified after hire.
  • Knowledge of cargo securement techniques, chains, binders, straps, ropes, knots, plastic wrap, and cargo dunnage used.
  • Strong mathematical skills to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, including fractions and decimals.
  • Must be able to read and interpret invoices and packing slips.
  • Strong communication skills both orally and in writing. Able to present information to management, customers, vendors, employees, and the public.
  • Problem-solving skills including collecting and presenting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions to solve practical problems where only limited information and standardization exists.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint is preferred.

  • Must be a team player and abide by IES's strong core values and beliefs.

Required Experience

  • Two to four years of experience in a related warehouse or distribution environment, preferred.