• Parts Counter Specialist

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/19/2018 8:46 AM)
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    US-IL-Spring Grove
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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 34 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 22 locations and over 800 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 Spending (FSA) and Health Savings (HSA) Accounts
    • Paid holidays
    • Personal and vacation time
    • 401(k) with company match


    Volvo Constuction Equipment's new Illinois dealer, Alta Equipment Company, is seeking a full-time parts counter specialist for our Construction Equipment Group at our new Spring Grove, IL location. The primary responsibilities of the position consist of, but are not limited to:

    • Process parts purchases and sales
    • Actively sell parts and ask for the sale
    • Ensure profit levels meet department goals
    • Ensure customer satisfaction, including internal customers
    • Check in, unpack and put away delivered parts
    • Pick, package and prepare parts for 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 heavy equipment, auto or truck parts counter experience desired
    • High school diploma/GED
    • ASE certifications are preferred
    • Basic mechanical understanding and the ability to identify by sight and by name the parts of an industry related piece of equipment
    • Excellent communication skills and professionalism is required
    • Knowledge and understanding between mark-up and gross margin
    • Proper phone etiquette
    • Equipment operation: Forklifts and hydraulic hose making is preferred
    • Computer programs - Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Epicor/Silk systems, Vendor web portals
    • 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, talk/hear; Frequently will sit; Occasionally will stand, walk, reach with hands and arms,, 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: Frequently will lift up to 25 pounds; Occasionally will lift 26 to 100+ pounds
    • Work Environment: Occasionally will work near moving mechanical parts
    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


    We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected class.


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