Requisition Number: 3005 6I 026
Job Title: Manager Trainee (Entry Level)
City: Chandler
State: AZ
Salary Range: N/A

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Manager Trainee (Entry Level)

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Description/Job Summary

Why 84 Lumber?

  • 84 Lumber is a promote from within company.  If you invest in yourself, we will invest in you!  Nearly 95% of our Managers, Area Managers, Divisional Vice Presidents, and Upper Management started their careers with 84 Lumber as Manager Trainees.
  • Manager Trainees can get promoted within their first 7 to 12 months, based on performance and position availability.  This first promotion can lead to up to a 40% increase in annual pay.  Manager Trainees average promotion time to become a General Manager is within three to four years, based on performance and position availability.
  • Your personal performance and position availability are the primary factors to be promoted at 84 Lumber.
  • 84 Lumber has an extensive training program that can take individuals with zero industry knowledge and prepare them to be General Managers within three to four years.  We give you the tools to be successful!

Benefits provided to full-time associates:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) and Profit Sharing
  • Paid Sick, Personal and Vacation time
  • Holiday pay
  • ERP (Employee Referral Program) bonuses. Earn up to $1,000 for each referral (no cap)
  • Career advancement opportunities


Associate is responsible for learning the total operations of the location. This includes sales, creating material estimates from blueprints, inventory control, building loads for delivery, loading/unloading freight and maintaining physical location plant. Associate must complete course of study as outlined within assigned time frame.

Essential Functions:

  • Sales
  • Freight handling
  • Estimating
  • Maintain and merchandise store inventory

Additional Competencies:

  • Payroll System
  • Invoicing and POS System
  • Inventory System
  • Human Resources System
  • Word Processing Software
  • Spreadsheet and Internet Software
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common financial reports
  • Learn to read Blueprints and create material list
  • Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment: This position can involve working outdoors or being exposed to wet, humid, extremely hot, or extremely cold conditions. May require working in a highly precarious place and near moving mechanical parts. There may be a risk of electrical shock. The position may be exposed to vibrations, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals.

Physical Demands: This position involves frequently standing, walking, use of hands, reaching, talking, listening, and writing. Periodically lifts up to 80 pounds, stoops, crouches. Rarely sits, climb, balance, and crawl.

Grooming: As a Manager Trainee, you will be interacting with the public. Bears are not allowed unless mandated by sincerely held religious beliefs or where medically necessary. Face, neck, and hand tattoos are also prohibited.

Travel: You will be required to travel to Pennsylvania one to two times during the first six months of employment, for training purposes. Each trip will be three to four days and all expenses will be paid by 84 Lumber.

Required Education and Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Pay: $46,000 - $52,000/year, which includes $16/hour plus monthly bonuses and full benefits. Additional over-time typically available. Over-time paid at time and a half, which is a rate of $24/hour

Schedule: Typically falls within 6am-5pm, Monday-Friday, with possible half-day Saturdays, on a rotating basis. You will work a minimum of 48 hours. However, hours may vary depending on location/store. 

Location: 275 E Willis Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286 (Just off the Loop 202 and Arizona Ave.)

84 Lumber requires all new associates to submit proof of full vaccination with one of the three COVID-19 vaccines approved and/or authorized by the FDA, or proof of having received the first vaccine dose with the second dose scheduled, on or before their first day of employment, unless the associate has been approved for an exemption.

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84 Lumber Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.