• Parts Specialist (Shipping & Receiving)

    Posted Date 6 days ago(5/14/2018 10:43 AM)
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    About the Company:

    Alta Equipment Company is one of the Great Lakes leading equipment dealers offering a diverse line of construction equipment and materials handling products. Alta brings 33 years of experience in service efficiency and fleet management to its customer base, providing rapid response and innovative solutions. We are a growing, progressive, multi-location distributor with 20 locations and over 700 employees based in Michigan, Northern Indiana and Illinois. Our core commitment is to provide outstanding service that exceeds our customers’ expectations. Alta’s Guiding Principles are that we Invest in the Best, we have a Passion for Excellence, we promote Mutual Respect, we are One Team, and we develop relationships that create Customers for Life.

    We offer an excellent benefit package that includes:
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield health with 3 PPO plans to choose from
    • Delta Dental
    • EyeMed voluntary vision
    • UNUM company paid life, short and long term disability insurances
    • Voluntary life and long term disability buy up
    • Legal and identity theft insurance
    • Flexible and health savings accounts
    • Paid holidays
    • Personal and vacation time
    • 401(k) with company match


    Our Construction Equipment Group is currently seeking a full-time parts specialist for our Peotone, IL branch. The primary responsibilities of the position consist of, but are not limited to:

    • Selling of parts
    • Pull, package and deliver parts
    • Assists customers and/or technicians with locating and providing the correct part(s)
    • Ensure all paperwork related to deliveries are complete and correct
    • Pick up items from vendors or transfer items between Alta facilities
    • Check in, unpack and put away parts
    • Pick, package and process parts for deliveries via shipping vendors
    • Check order accuracy before each delivery
    • Maintain department order and cleanliness
    • Assist in physical inventory counts
    • Incorporate Alta's Guiding Principles into daily activities
    • Performs other duties as assigned
    • Consistent, regular, and reliable attendance including being ready for work at the designated start time


    Desired Skills and Qualifications:
    • A minimum of one year of previous auto or truck parts counter experience is preferred
    • Previous warehouse experience
    • High school diploma/GED
    • High level of accuracy
    • Ability to interface with customers in a professional and courteous manner
    • Computer programs - Epicor/Silk systems, shipping software such as UPS Worldwide and FedEx
    • Language Skills - Basic: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations, to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
    • Mathematical Skills - Basic: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
    • Reasoning Ability - Basic: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
    Physical Demands/Work Environment:
    • Physical/Sensory Functions: Regularly will use hands; Frequently will stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, talk/hear; Occasionally will climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
    • Vision: To see both close and at a distance, depth perception, ability to adjust focus and see color
    • Lift and/or Move Functions: Regularly will lift up to 10 pounds; Frequently will lift from 11 to 25 pounds; Occasionally will lift 26 to 100+ pounds
    • Work Environment: Occasionally will work near moving mechanical parts, outdoor weather conditions

    What We Look For:


    At Alta Equipment Company, we are looking for candidates who are a cultural fit with our organization and understand that every task and job goes toward fostering customers for life. Along with that, a great attitude that embraces mutual respect and delivering a consistent high energy level that exudes a passion for excellence. Also, we are searching for a skill set that has a high aptitude for the position with a continual focus on investing in one’s profession through additional training and learning.

    Other Opportunities at Alta:
     Please visit our careers page at www.altaequipment.jobs to view other openings that may be of interest to you!
    • Job seekers only
    • Recruiting/staffing firms - please do not contact the company about this posting


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