Used Building Materials Yard Worker

Salvage and store used building materials.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Used Building Materials Yard Workers do?

Salvages and stores used building materials: Stacks cleaned lumber according to size and condition. Sorts and stores used millwork, plumbing fixtures, heating equipment, and structural steel. Cuts lumber to customer’s specifications, using power saw. Fills customer’s order and loads materials on car or truck.


Should I be an Used Building Materials Yard Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Yard Worker, Used Building Materials

    How to Become an
    Used Building Materials Yard Worker

    Most Used Building Materials Yard Workers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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