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Experienced Assembler / Mill Work Production, Troy, VA

Better Living Mill Shop, located in Troy, VA, is looking for an experienced mill work mechanic for their Stair and Door Shop. Will provide training, but qualified applicant preferred to have 3 or more years in custom mill work shop or similar setting. This is a full time position that includes a large suite of company benefits including paid time off and paid holidays.
***Hourly pay to commensurate with experience.

Yard Worker / Customer Service, Troy, VA

Better Living is seeking a full time building supply Yard worker / Customer Service associate for our Troy, VA location, at Zions Crossroads.

This is a customer service position in which you will wait on customers under direct supervision of the Yard Manager. The Yard Worker / Customer Service Associate performs a variety of yard activities including operating a forklift to move product and material throughout the yard as well as aid customers in loading or returning merchandise. Provides customer service to customers.

Work Hours will be 7:00 am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday with the possibility of occasional Saturday hours. Guaranteed 40 hours per week.


• Assists customers in the location and loading of product.
• Reviews materials loaded against invoice or requisition; completes and routes paperwork appropriately.
• Moves product/material throughout the yard ensuring placement in correct areas. • Ensures product/material is well stocked of inventory at all times.
• Performs routine clean-up of yard.
• Other duties may be assigned.


• High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED);
• Six (6) months experience with performing these or similar tasks or equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
• Requires OSHA Forklift Certification COMPETENCIES (will provide training and certification)
• Ability to operate motorized and non-motorized material handling equipment.
• Knowledge of safety procedures while performing tasks
• Strong customer service skills • Knowledge of company products/inventory available at work location
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions
• Ability to read and understand invoices and requisitions


The work environment and physical activity described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Work is performed primarily in an outdoor yard environment, subject to variations in temperature and weather, equipment noise and dust.
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds frequently and on occasion up to 75+ pounds.
• Must be able to physically operate forklift equipment (climb up and down into cab, twist torso for 360 degree visibility, use arms to operate controls.

***Hourly pay to commensurate with experience.

Shipping / Receiving Clerk, Troy, VA


Our Custom Mill shop is currently in need of a Shipping / Receiving Clerk. This person will be responsible for accurate accounts of all incoming shipments. Inspect all shipments for damages and document shortages, overages, or damages and report immediately to Supervisor immediately.


1. Verifies accuracy of receipt of all merchandise by making specific counts.
2. Signs and dates proof of delivery (packing slips, loading manifests, or bills of lading) and delivers to the office.
3. Inspects all incoming shipments for damage, shortage, or other discrepancies and reports to Supervisor immediately.
4. Receives, tags, and stores order items in accordance with company procedures. Every item is to be tagged or marked to identify customer, salesman, PO #, and any other significant information without damaging the merchandise.
5. Assists in receiving of stock merchandise as necessary.
6. Assists customers as necessary.
7. Responsible for orderliness and cleanliness of area.
8. Other duties as required or assigned by management.

Desired: H.S. Diploma or GED

3 months experience operating fork lift or similar equipment.

-Ability to do basic arithmetic, read orders, write instructions, and complete forms.
-Communicate with customers, other employees, and supervisors using verbal, written, or other skills.
-Knowledge and ability to use safe lifting techniques.

-Lift 50 pounds up to a height of 6 feet.
-Carry 50 pounds over a distance exceeding 12 feet.
-Push 100 pounds in a wheeled cart.
-Bend, stoop, or squat to floor level on a repetitive basis.
-Reach over head to grasp materials
-Ability to stand all day

***Hourly pay to commensurate with experience.  
You can download an application below, and either submit via email, or in person at either our Charlottesville office, 3450 Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901 or our Troy Location, 136 Better Living Drive or 371 Better Living Drive, Troy, VA 22974.


Better Living, Inc. Benefits

• Health Insurance (A Large Percentage paid by the Employer)
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Life Insurance (Fully Paid by the Employer)
• Long Term Disability Insurance (Fully Paid by the Employer)
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• 401K
• Profit Sharing
• Accident Insurance
• Paid Time Off
• Paid Holidays
• Employee Purchase Discounts


BLI Application for Employment

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BLI Driver Application (only fill out for CDL driver positions)


For more information, contact Better Living Human Resources:

Phone: (434) 974-8181
Fax:     (434) 973-9384
Mail: PO Box 7627 | Charlottesville, VA 22906


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