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Hardware Associate

Posted Date: 07-23-20
Location: Ahern Hardware Gardnerville - NV
Manage Others: No
Availability: Full Time

We are an equal opportunity employer

Sales Floor personnel are to greet, assist, and point customers to the correct merchandise that will allow our customers to complete their projects. In addition to providing outstanding customer service they will also be asked to help with price changes, inventory counts, general cleaning, and cashier duties as well as mixing paint and cutting keys.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

May or may not include:
  • Reports to the Retail Sales Supervisor and the Counter/Office Manager.
  • Displays and instills the Ahern culture of outstanding customer service to all employees and customers.
  • Directs customers to the items they are looking for or summons assistance from fellow employees.
  • Answers phone calls to the store and directs them through to their proper channels.
  • Welcomes all customers who enter the store.
  • Operates cash register accurately and efficiently
  • Handles merchandise returns and exchanges with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Notifies customers when special orders and rain check merchandise arrive at the store.
  • Sets a positive example by following company procedures and positive communication.
  • Prints and places bin tags for all items in inventory.
  • Counts down their cash drawer before and at the end of their shift.
  • Answers questions from customers and guides them through their project needs.
  • Participates in all store training programs
  • Employs skills such as mixing paint, cutting glass, pipe, and keys.
  • Stocks all warehouse, drop ship, and back stock inventory.
  • Researches and orders special order products for customers.
  • Performs housekeeping duties throughout the store as directed.
  • Performs routine maintenance.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis

Organizational Relationships:

This position reports directly to the Hardware Supervisor and might also be expected to communicate with the Store Manager. May also be expected to communicate with employees varying from Service Managers to parts clerks and yard employees.


  • Must be computer literate, with knowledge in Word and Outlook.
  • Must have knowledge of hardware.
  • Ability to pass a drug screen.
  • A customer friendly disposition and a safety first attitude.
  • Must possess a team orientated spirit.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent degree.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are a representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. It will be a necessity use computers, keyboards, multi-line telephones, e-mail and other technology extensively in their work.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a clean and well lit area with inside environmental conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. There will be a substantial amount of incoming calls and walk through traffic from customers and co-workers which, as a result, will present interruptions in daily tasks throughout the day. This position may have to deal with difficult or irate customers, which can be challenging. However, the ability to resolve customers’ problems has the potential to be very rewarding. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

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