Receiving Associate

Distribution Orange, Connecticut


With over 47 locations in 17 states, and nearly 1000 employees, Colony Hardware is the leading distributor of Tools, Equipment, Fasteners, Supplies, and Safety Products  throughout our markets.

Our customers can count on us for same or next day delivery of over 30,000 products from the top names in the industry right to their job site with no minimum order requirement. At the heart of what we do is building long-term, meaningful relationships. Whether it is our customers, suppliers, or our associates, everyone is a part of the Colony family!

At Colony, our people are our most valuable asset. Success as a Colony Associate means being reliable, conscientious, and passionate. With our direction centered on teamwork, every employee at Colony will not only find their work to be meaningful, but will have the opportunity to grow alongside Colony, both professionally and personally.

Colony offers all full-time associates a competitive wage and benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match, and paid sick, vacation, and personal time.

Colony Hardware is currently seeking a Receiving Associate to join our team! 

Reporting to the Receiving or Operations Manager, the Receiving Associate has primary responsibility for receiving incoming merchandise from various sources, performing inventory counts and verifying contents against packing slips. 

Major Responsibilities

  • Receives and inspects incoming merchandise to ensure that delivery matches packing slip.
  • Counts stock items and records data manually or using computer.
  • Examines incoming merchandise to ensure they are free of damage and defects.
  • Unloads and unpacks merchandise adhering to all labeling and stocking policies and procedures.
  • Labels merchandise with appropriate stock/inventory control codes.
  • Stocks shelves in an organized and specified sequence with unpacked items.
  • Performs scheduled cycle counts of product for inventory.
  • Receives and count stock items, and records data manually or using computer.
  • Operates forklift to lift or place merchandise in their appropriate locations on shelves.
  • Ensures that warehouse is kept orderly, organized, and clean during production and at the end of the shift.
  • Moves company vehicles and operated motorized equipment as needed.
  • Communicates issues to supervisor for resolution.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in a warehouse or distribution center.
  • Skills
    • Programs used:
      • FACTS
      • Outlook
      • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Abilities
    • Ability to work independently, prioritize work and perform multiple tasks.
    • Analytical ability including basic math skills.
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and climb stairs, stretch, and bend.
    • Ability to navigate websites and able to see, review, and interpret computer images and written documents.
    • Must have excellent time management, negotiation, critical thinking, decision making, and organizational skills as well as attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication skills including speaking, reading, and writing in the English language with the ability to converse verbally with others on the phone and/or in person.
    • Must have outstanding customer service skills with the ability to interpret customer needs as well as demonstrate a customer service mindset when dealing with internal and external customers.

Physical requirements include:

Lifting up to 50 pounds while demonstrating safety techniques

Moving about the warehouse and loading dock area majority of the day

Exiting and entering vehicles several times per day

Must be able to climb stairs, crouch, bend, stoop, kneel, and work in small spaces

and various climates.


Equipment used include:

Desktop computer and mouse/tablet.

Telephone, cellphone, fax machine, GPS.

Forklift and motorized pallet jack.

Scanning equipment, such as RF scanners

Motor vehicles, such as vans and trucks

Colony Hardware Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, religion, marital status, victim of domestic violence, familial status, genetic predisposition or information, disability, Family and Medical Leave, military or veteran status, citizenship, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any  other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.