Counter Sales Associate - West Allis, WI

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POST DATE 10/10/2017
END DATE 1/19/2018

Airgas Inc West Allis, WI

Airgas Inc
West Allis, WI
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Are you ready to lead a passionate and hard-working team eager to drive our business forward?


Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products, one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products, and a leading U.S. supplier of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals.

Dedicated to improving the performance of its more than 1 million customers, Airgas safely and reliably provides products, services and expertise through its more than 18,000 associates, over 1,100 locations, robust e-Business platform, and Airgas Total Access telesales channel.

As an Air Liquide company, the world leader in gases, technology and services for Industry and Health, Airgas offers customers an unrivaled global footprint and industry leading technology and innovations.

GENERAL SUMMARY: The purpose of the Inside Sales Associate is to sell medical, industrial and specialty gases, welding equipment and hard goods and tools to customers. Responds to inquiries or concerns from either walk-in customers or those customers that call in. The Inside Sales Associate provides additional warehouse support as needed.


* Solicits sales from walk-in and telephone call-in customers.

* Accurately completes and files all required paperwork on a timely basis.

* Documents sales, quotes or other information.

* Enters sales & quote data into the computer and researches information for customers using the computer system.

* Receives payment for merchandise or services sold and enters sale into the computer. Responsible for payments received and adhering to all administrative and accounting related procedures. Wraps and bags purchase and helps customers load merchandise into their vehicles.

* Helps customers to identify product needs and locating merchandise.

* Restocks store merchandise as needed. Arranges stock on shelves or racks in sales area and keeps merchandise in order. Marks or tickets merchandise.

* Assist in warehouse in shipping & receiving, inventory stocking, cleaning, labeling, or other tasks.

* Uses established safety procedures for cylinder handling during exchanges and storage of cylinders.

* Keeps product knowledge current, maintains current price documentation and product literature as it becomes available and maintains showroom cleanliness by procedures set forth by management.

* Follows all safety procedures and all verbal directives by management as requested.

* Other duties and projects as assigned.


* Minimum of 2 years of previous product, warehouse and/or sales related experience and/or training (or equivalent combination of education and experience).

* Strong background in gas, welding and safety supply industry with retail experience preferred.

* Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). SAP experience strongly preferred.

* Prior welding experience preferred such as knowledge in MIG, TIG, and STICK WELDING preferred.

* Prior experience operating a forklift preferred.

* Excellent customer service skills.

* Ability to work independently and under some pressure to meet deadlines.

* Demonstrates a clear and effective speaking manner for the purpose of explaining information to customers and employees.

* Detail-oriented.

* Ability to problem-solve.

* Ability to operate a fork-lift.

* Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

* Employee may be required to remain stationary for extended periods of time.

* Routinely required to transverse through branch office and/or production, warehouse locations.

* Employee will frequently be required to actively listen and exchange information.

* Employee will be required to observe and assess information received via computer.

* Requires frequent use of computer and telephone and occasional use of a forklift, pallet jack or other material handling equipment.

* Employee will frequently be required to position self to stock inventory and handle cylinders.

* Ability to routinely move up to 60 pounds and move more than 60 pounds with the aid of material handling equipment.

* Flexible to work overtime as needed.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The characteristics listed below are representative of the work environment typically encountered by an individual while performing the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

* Primarily performs duties in an indoor office, warehouse or production work environment.

* Environment may contain loud noises and/or odors that may last for an extended period of time or on a continual basis.

* Occasionally may require outdoor environments in various seasonal weather conditions.

NOTE: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This description of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility nor does it imply an employment agreement.

Airgas offers a full benefits package that includes:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, Tuition Assistance and much more...!
What do our Team Members have to say about being part of the team?

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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability