Receiving and Loading Specialist

17.00/hr + based on experience

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Receiving and Loading Specialist at La Crosse Sign Group is responsible for efficiently handling incoming raw and project materials and loading outgoing signs and installation components. This individual ensures the accuracy of incoming shipments and outbound deliveries, while maintaining organized internal and external storage areas. This role is crucial in supporting the smooth operations of our fabrication area and crew installations by verifying and ensuring the accuracy of incoming and outgoing materials, while adhering to safety and quality standards.    

Duties & Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.


  • Inspect and verify incoming shipments, including signage for installation, against purchase orders and packing lists.
  • Unloads goods from trucks, containers and other transport vehicles using appropriate equipment within safety guidelines.
  • Inspects and checks all incoming materials for damage and reports discrepancies or issues to the Shipper and Purchasing and Inventory Control Supervisor.  
  • Processes accurate documentation and record-keeping of received goods.
  • Reports incoming shipments to Installation/Operational Team Leaders per operating procedures.


  • Prepare and load products/signage onto trucks, trailers, and other transport vehicles for delivery or installation.
  • Responsible for wrapping, loading and securing materials in a safe and efficient manner to ensure signs and associated components arrive safely and undamaged.
  • Will assist Installation and Service crews with loading materials for the day, and ensuring all components of the various installation jobs are at the truck shop and ready to go for delivery/install each morning.  
  • Works closely with Install Crew Leaders to coordinate loads and schedules.  

Inventory Management:

  • Assists in maintaining accurate inventory records.
  • Conducts regular stock counts and reports/corrects discrepancies.
  • Stores products, signage and various components in designated locations, and maintains the cleanliness and organization of those areas.

Required Work Schedule:

Work hours are generally during normal operational hours 6:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Thursday with variable hours on Fridays, and an average of at least 40 hours a week. There may be small variations in work hours due to special projects, training new and existing staff, and meeting customer deadlines.  

Working Conditions:

Operates in a demanding, fast-paced, people-oriented production environment with routine exposure to dirt, noise, temperature variance, chemicals, and solvents. Works primarily on concrete surfaces, occasionally on ladders and operates powered industrial vehicles. Deadline pressure is an integral part of the job with the potential for managing multiple project assignments. Works with a variety of people including vendors, customers, employees, and leadership.


  • Experience loading and receiving materials, preferably handling components of varying heights and weights onto and off trucks and open trailers.
  • Previous experience in a warehouse or logistics role.
  • Proficiency in operating forklifts and other powered industrial vehicles.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift and move large and sometimes heavy objects.
  • Basic computer skills for inventory and documentation purposes
  • Time management skills to ensure tasks are completed on schedule while still maintaining quality standards.
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills.
  • Willingness to educate and support peers and team members.
  • Commitment to quality and safety standards.

Physical Requirements:

Will alternate walking, sitting, and standing throughout work shift. Ability to work in a variety of positions including, but not limited to kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, turning, and climbing. Must be able to climb and stand on a ladder for periods of time. Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds at times during the shift. There is regular use of the keyboard and telephone. Requires the ability to receive detailed information through verbal communication. Vision acuity corrected to 20/40.

Conditions of Employment

For over 100 years, La Crosse Sign Group has worked diligently to develop an organization dedicated to the service of our clients. From our humble beginnings in 1917, we have adapted to an ever-expanding and diverse industry. Our evolution into what we are today happened as a result of company leaders, hiring the best people in the industry and empowering them to act decisively. We now have three locations in Wisconsin; La Crosse, Madison, and Eau Claire. Through everything we do, we will continue to reach higher and not only meet, but also exceed the expectations of our clients with our proven process of consultation, creation, and conclusion.

Our mission is to help companies make an extraordinary first impression. We all know how important a first impression can be, it can make or break someone's decision to be your friend, buy your product, or to even enter your business in the first place. At La Crosse Sign Group our purpose is to help businesses make a statement that will "wow" customers and leave a lasting positive impact. This purpose, paired with our expertise in custom fabrication and design, fuel our cause of helping our communities and local businesses succeed.

La Crosse Sign operates under EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System, where we value input and ideas from all employees and live by the following Core Values:

  • Leading with a commitment to excellence
  • Supportive of one another win or lose
  • Grateful every day
  • Mindful of our actions
  • Adaptable to change
  • Always putting safety first


  • Two weeks of Paid Time Off and additional Paid Personal Time
  • Paid holidays
  • 401k, with up to a 4% company match
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Company provided Life Insurance
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Opportunity for Annual Profit Sharing
  • Exceptional Employee Assistance Program
  • Year-round work schedule
  • And so much more...
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