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Traveling Commodities Team Member at Van Meter

Traveling Commodities Team Member

Van Meter Urbandale, IA Full-Time

The Traveling Commodities Team Member plays a crucial role in supporting our purpose of being our customers’ competitive advantage by responding to customer orders efficiently and accurately. The Traveling Commodities Team Member works with a team at a mobile wire center to ensure the delivery, receipt and coordination of customer orders. To fill orders and receive inventory, this person will use a forklift to pick material from warehouse shelves, cuts wire to customer specifications, picks conduit, receives commodity items, and unloads trucks. This individual prepares the product for delivery to customers and/or other branch locations by palletizing, banding and labeling the product and works in conjunction with the Traveling Commodities Supervisor and other team members to ensure all customer orders are completed in an efficient manner while maintaining high levels of accuracy and safety. This person must have the flexibility to travel within the United States to be on assignment for months at a time. When not on assignment, this individual will work at the Central Distribution Center as a team member. This person exemplifies all safe work practices. This individual promotes our culture, our 5 P’s and our purpose to be our customer’s competitive advantage.

Key Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

  • Pick and prepare customer pipe and wire in an efficient and accurate manner
  • Receive and unload commodities from delivery trucks
  • Accurately maintain commodities inventory and equipment
  • Prepare product for shipment
  • Ability to deliver product when necessary
  • Provide customer service and support as main contact between Van Meter and customer
  • Meet quality expectations and customer requirements
  • Adhere to all company safety policies and initiatives
  • Assist in maintaining distribution center cleanliness and order
  • Cross-train in other departments as needed
  • Support team members by participating in team lifts
  • Participate in commodities team process improvements
  • Provide coverage in areas of the distribution center in which staffing is low and work level is high

Critical Success Factors:

  • Ability to learn, grow, and adapt to change
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all areas of the distribution center
  • Ability to analyze work load and establish priorities with time sensitive deadlines
  • Maintain a high standard of driving performance
  • Maintain compliance with all Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements
  • Excellent customer service orientation
  • Willingness to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to stay on task and work efficiently
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and solid work ethic
  • Execute duties with the highest regard for safety, continuous improvement and cost reduction
  • Ability to successfully work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self motivated with strong problem solving ability
  • Drive for continuous improvement
  • Detail oriented
  • Dependable
  • Job Requirements/Specifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Ability to travel within the United States to be on assignment for months at a time
  • Ability to meet and maintain qualifications as required by the DOT
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Previous distribution center experience preferred
  • Ability to lift 100 lbs on a consistent basis
  • Ability to operate lift truck equipment
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to work an extended shift to complete work tasks as needed
  • Demonstrated computer skills
  • Knowledge of Eclipse preferred
  • Knowledge of handheld RF scanner is a plus
  • Deployment to jobsites throughout the United States for extended periods of time
  • Minimum 3 year commitment required


Recommended Skills

  • Adaptability
  • Attention To Detail
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Commodity Market
  • Communication
  • Cost Reduction
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Job ID: 4820227