Palmer-Donavin is a leader in the wholesale distribution of residential building supplies (i.e. siding, roofing, decking, flooring, cabinetry, etc.). Our customers are businesses such as Lowe’s, Carter Lumber, Home Depot, and many independent lumber yards. Our mission is to grow our business through innovation, performance, and integrity. How do we do that? Through motivated employee owners committed to lifelong learning and the growth of our organization.
At Palmer-Donavin, we are not just looking for employees; we are looking for business partners. Being 100% employee-owned and operated, everyone in the PD family shares a commitment to ownership. As an ESOP, we offer the unique experience to work like an owner but commit to a work-life balance in keeping family a priority. Since 1907, our success has depended on the success of our customers and our employees. For our customers, that means delivering quality products and exceptional customer service at fair prices. For our employees, that means sharing the profits of our company.
The average day as a night shift employee will begin at 7:00pm. During the shift, you will be loading trucks for our drivers to make deliveries the following day. The role is team-oriented, but you will also be working independently pulling products into the staging area to be loaded. This will require you to be on and off the forklift switching between hand pulling and machine pulling the material. Loading the truck requires problem solving with other employees to fit all product onto the truck safely and efficiently. There will be required overtime during our busy season, and you will still receive 40 hours during our slower months. Generally, the shift will end around 3:30 am.
Your role on the night shift is extremely important because you are the last person to handle the product before the customer does. It is vital that the company deliver products accurately and without damage. As such, our night shift team is extremely valuable in contributing to our growth and success. The team is family-oriented and approachable with any questions you may have as you start out and as you continue your career at Palmer-Donavin.
Palmer-Donavin takes pride in promoting talent from within the organization. Warehouse employees start at level 1. Upon mastering your job duties and maintaining a positive attitude, there are opportunities to be promoted to levels 2 and 3 (Team Lead). There are also Shift Supervisors and Operations Manager positions at each branch. The team has leadership development tracks that focus on coaching, leading change, delivering feedback, and dealing with conflict. Finally, being part of the safety committees is a leadership opportunity for high performers. At Palmer-Donavin, you make your own destiny.