Don't let the wordy job description scare you off from applying. 90 percent of the job is learn as you go and a great deal of common sense. Days are challenging but go by fast and each day you will learn something new about the products in stock and the special requests of the customers. This is a great opportunity to earn a descent wage without having a higher education degree or diploma. If you have previous retail sales, hardware, or customer service skills and are willing to take the initiative to persue learning about the products on your own you will do well here. Generally no evening or weekend work is required. Some locations run on very minimal staff so taking unscheduled days off or time beyond your allowed vacation days can be tough as it leaves your coworkers to pick up the slack -so you may not be granted any extra time off even if requested. The goal of Emco is always profit, work hard, be friendly but don't waste time with extra chit chat. In a day you can expect to do counter sales, answer the phones, contact vendors for pricing, do up quotes, help out in the warehouse, load product, or shovel the snow if needed. Everyone works as a team and the expectation is to wear many hats. There can be some stress as you alternate between the many tasks that you will have going on in a day-time management skills are crucial!
Overall this is a place where you would expect to be long term as it takes years to learn the foundations of your job with new learning ongoing throughout your career.
Long term career oportunity-never a dull day
Learning curve is steep-extra time off may be hard to get