Second Use Building Materials, Seattle’s largest architectural salvage yard, is seeking a full time staff member to work in our receiving and processing department.

Second Use is a steadily growing, community focused business dedicated to diverting reusable building materials from the landfill and selling them to the public at an affordable cost through our retail outlet.

In other words, we go into houses and commercial spaces slated for remodel or demolition and harvest the good stuff (doors, cabinets, windows, appliances, flooring, hardware) to prevent it from going to waste. We haul it back to our retail store (located in SODO) and sell it to the public for a fraction of what this stuff would cost new.

Our staff shares a motivation to battle waste, an interest in old stuff, a strong work ethic, and general sense of humor.

We work (4) 10 hour days, which for the wrong candidate may prove to be exhausting, but in our eyes, affords us eternal 3-day weekends.

-Paid time off
-Employee discount
-Quarterly store credit dividends

-Buying and pricing material
-Working with a diverse group of daily suppliers–contractors, homeowners, local junk haulers, etc.
-Building relationships with regular suppliers
-Unloading and handling heavy and delicate materials
-Writing descriptions, data entry cataloging, and photographing of all store inventory
-Communicating with customers as a resource for responsible handling of unwanted materials
-Maintaining a safe and organized work environment
-Weekend work

An ideal candidate will have these qualifications:
-Able to lift 75+ lbs. repeatedly, all day long
-Must be a self-motivated and reliable worker
-Able to work collaboratively in an environment where decisions are made as a group
-Able to work smart and think in terms of larger organizational system
-Experience in the building industry, and broad knowledge of building systems and materials
-Must have good computer skills and be able to use our database system to draw conclusions and make decisions
-Eager to take on responsibility
-Able to recognize value in materials with or without definite reference point

The following qualifications would be a plus:
-Salvage experience
-Education and/or professional experience in architecture, engineering, or construction management
-Experience buying items from the public for re-sale
-Experience driving a forklift

Compensation: $13.50-15.50/ hour

Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to: