Yard Person - Lead Hand

Finning International

Finning International

Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024


Finning Canada

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Position Overview:

Finning – The CAT Rental Store, is seeking a Lead Hand Yard Person to join our highly motivated team in Edmonton. As the Lead Hand Yard Person, you are responsible for a variety of duties including (but not limited to): shipping and receiving, yard duties, inspections and assisting with Customer Service Orders.

What’s In It For You?

Industry leading total compensation plan:

Compensation Perks
o Yearly Boot Allowance
o Employee Share Purchase Plan Options
o RRSP Options

Wellness Perks
o Industry leading Benefits and Pension
o Opportunity for career growth and advancement
o PPE provided

The successful candidate will follow approved shipping and receiving protocols to safely load/unload equipment and provide exceptional customer service.

We look forward to you joining our team!

Job Description:

  • Ensures accurate and timely setup of customer service orders

  • Inspects equipment prior to shipment and on return for serviceability.

  • Communicates discrepancies for returned equipment

  • Performs checks on inventory levels of equipment, parts, supplies, materials and notifies customer service of shortages

  • Loading & Unloading Equipment, ensuring all shipping / receiving documentation procedures are followed

  • Assists rental counter personnel in selection of “rental ready” equipment upon request

  • Inspects equipment pre and post rental to ensure all equipment is in proper working condition utilizing our tagging system, presenting green/red tags to the CSR’s for fleet/rental updates

  • Maintains yard organization and cleanliness to align with Finning's housekeeping and safety standards

  • Perform other related duties as requested

**Hours and shift schedule may be subject to change to meet customer and/or Finning (Canada) requirements. Please note that any future shift changes that may occur will be made in accordance with the Terms & Conditions of the current Collective Agreement**


  • Possesses sufficient mechanical skills to perform and/or recommend minor equipment repairs

  • Minimum three months of operating experience of rough terrain forklift, counterbalance forklift, compact construction equipment, large construction equipment

  • Familiarity with heavy equipment or a similar industry would be considered an asset

  • Ability to operate variety of forklifts

  • Has good working knowledge of all rental equipment

  • Team player with keen attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with effective verbal and written communication abilities


  • Due to physical nature of the work, a requirement of the job is to be considered fit for work.

    • Employee may be required to undergo a “fitness to work” assessment. These are most often done to determine medical fitness after an illness or injury, but may sometimes be completed after employment has been offered, as requested by the employer periodically, or as a condition of a job transfer.

**Candidate selection will be in compliance with the Terms & Conditions of the current Collective Agreement**

Work Environment:

  • Work will be outdoors and indoors with general warehouse conditions. This position requires frequent lifting and significant degree of walking, bending and transporting objects of various weights and dimensions. This job requires interaction with co-workers and the public.

At Finning, we prioritize creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we actively encourage all individuals to express themselves and achieve their full potential. As a company, we continuously strive to enhance our outreach to individuals of all backgrounds and identities. We do not discriminate against applicants based on gender identity, race, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities. Furthermore, Finning is committed to collaborating with and providing reasonable accommodations /adjustments to individuals with disabilities. If you require an adjustment/accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please inform your recruiter.