Warehouse Associate (Part Time)

Date: Jan 30, 2024

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97217-3915

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:


Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money. 


We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual.  Find your way with Grainger today.

Position Details:

The Branch Warehouse Associate performs warehouse duties and functions to support inventory integrity, order processing – picking, packing, staging, and shipping, and general maintenance and housekeeping duties to ensure a safe, clean, and orderly work environment. You will report to the Store Operations Manager.

Note: Starting in 2026, operations at this location will transition to a new, highly automated, 500,000 square-foot warehouse in Gresham, Oregon. Throughout this transition, we’ll seek to retain as many team members as possible in the new location or in other local Grainger facilities.

The longer you stay to help serve our customers, the more you’ll earn with premium pay differential, merit increases and more designed to recognize your impact. Facility reassignments will occur over many months, and we will treat all team members with fairness and respect as we’ve always done over our 96-year history.


Annual Pay Increase:

In August 2023, all Branch Warehouse team members will receive a $1 per hours worked as a stay incentive.  In 2025, the premium pay differential will be $2/hr per hours worked for Branch Warehouse team members in 2024 and 2025.


In addition, all team members, based on performance, will be eligible for a yearly merit increase.



This position is hourly, and the starting pay is $20/hr.

The range provided is a guideline and not a guarantee of compensation. Other factors that are involved in offer decisions include, and are not limited to: a candidate's experience, qualifications, geographical area, and internal equity of the team.

You will also receive a one-time hiring inducement in the amount of $1000.00 less applicable tax withholding. You will receive the payments of $500 at 90 days and $500 at 180 days in the role. This inducement is subject to repayment should you voluntarily terminate your employment within 12 months after you receive your hiring inducement.

You Will:

  • Accurately receive product on DC Trailer and put away to use time efficiently and maximize cube space,
  • Receive product from Branch Transfers (UPS, and other Carriers) to fulfill customer orders.
  • Receive product on Hub Truck (Same Day Pickup) and process customer backorders and branch stock replenishment to have product available for sale.
  • Pick and Stage Will Call Orders to achieve company Will Call Ready Rate and Customer expectations.
  • Pick and Prepare shipping Orders to meet shipping cutoff times and process according to all regulatory standards.
  • Process Returns following BBX guidelines, referencing original documents, product disposition, and obtaining all necessary signatures.
  • Prepare all Hazmat Orders and Next Day Air shipments observing all Dept of Transportation and Company Requirements
  • Support team in the store to service customers. Replenish and maintain Showroom stock to create an appealing well stocked environment for customers
  • Perform other tasks as directed by the leadership team

You Have:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Warehouse/ Material Handling Experience
  • Operate Power Equipment including forklifts
  • Operate Computerized scanning equipment and PC based programs
  • Comfortable working on your feet with exposure to heat, cold, noise, and dust while working around moving equipment and elevated stations
  • Frequently lift, slide and lower packages up to 50 pounds; packages on occasion can weigh up to 75 lbs. PIE operators are required to handle items up to 100 pounds.
  • Receive feedback and work well in a team environment
  • Held accountable for productivity, quality, safety, behavioral, and attendance

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • 18 paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs

DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment that includes both providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities during the application and hiring process as well as throughout the course of one’s employment.  With this in mind, should you need a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please advise us so that we can provide appropriate assistance.