Tacoma Architectural Salvage Yard Seeks New Team Member 

Compensation: $15.00-16.50 DOE w/ benefits
Employment Type: full-time
Location: 2328 Fawcett Ave (Tacoma)

Second Use Building Materials is seeking a full time staff member to work in our Tacoma retail store. Second Use is a 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 stores. Our salvage crews 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 stores (Tacoma and Seattle) and make it available for sale. Our staff members share a passion for keeping good material from going to waste, an interest in cool old stuff, a strong work ethic, and general sense of humor.


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

Team members will work with customers in the store and also develop proficiency in receiving material drop-offs and/or salvaging materials in the field.

Typical store work functions:
Helping customers find and choose appropriate materials
Loading/unloading of materials
Stocking and merchandising of incoming materials

Field Crew Functions
-Loading/unloading and handling heavy and delicate materials, maintaining them in marketable condition
-Maintaining safe conditions on job sites and during transport
-Maintaining clear, professional communication with clients and fellow team members
-Providing excellent customer service to further our mission of materials reuse
-Working with the team to continually learn and improve

Receiving Functions
-Negotiate terms of material acceptance from drop-off suppliers
-Appropriately price materials
-Describe and photograph materials for website posting

General Position Functions
-Working within a team and independently
-Maintaining a safe and organized work environment
-Weekend work included, typically work weeks are 4 ten-hour days

An ideal candidate will have these qualifications:
-Be a self-motivated and reliable worker
-Enthusiasm for a safe work environment
-Passion for salvage and reuse
-Willing/able to put in a full 10-hour day at 100%
-Must be able to lift 75 lbs and move heavy materials on a frequent, repeated basis
-Clean driving record
-Experience with the building trades, truck driving, and knowledge of building materials would be helpful

If you are interested in joining the Second Use team, please send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position, along with a resume, to [email protected].