K&B True Value is always on the lookout for talented, energetic team members. At K&B True Value, our employment opportunities allow you to experience a challenging job, with great people, at a fun place to work. Plus, your hard work will earn the appreciation of our customers – our community has voted us the “best local hardware store” for several years in a row (The Capital’s Reader’s Choice Awards).
Hardware experience is preferred, but not necessary – we provide training, but a great attitude is a must! Each employee must be highly-motivated, energetic, and intelligent. Employees must be friendly and like interacting with people. Bilingualism (English and Spanish) is not necessary, but is desired.
Benefits include: college tuition reimbursement program, generous merit bonus program, employee discount, holiday and vacation pay, health / dental contributions, and matching Simple IRA retirement. Full-timers are scheduled 40 hours per week, while part-time employees are scheduled for 12-30 hours per week. All sales employees are scheduled to work at least one night per week and every other weekend.
We welcome you to download and complete our full Employment Application. Simply return the completed form to our store.
FT/PT Cashier: The Cashier has one of the most important jobs in the store and is sometimes the only person a customer sees. The cashier must be friendly and detail oriented. The cashier must enjoy working at a fast-pace environment, accurately and efficiently. Experience is not necessary, but is a plus.
Delivery Associate: The Delivery Associate is extremely important to the success of the store as it is the only K&B True Value representative a customer invites to their home. You will be responsible for delivering K&B True Value products to customers’ homes and providing other customer service functions. This position requires a strong attention to detail, efficiency, accuracy, and an eagerness to help people.
PT Sales Associate: Sales associates are responsible for providing excellent customer service throughout the store and for each service that the store provides. Sales Associates also help put up stock, restock shelves, help customers load products into their cars, and provide other customer service functions. This position could be a part time or full time position. All sales persons are cross-trained to be able to work with customers throughout the store. Employees must work efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced work environment.
FT Department Manager: A Department Manager (“DM”) has 1-3 departments assigned and is relied upon to be responsible for his/her department(s), which requires: decision making and buying, merchandising, and stocking products; maintaining a clean department; and having excellent product knowledge. Each DM is also a sales associate responsible for providing excellent customer service throughout the store and for each service that the store provides. Each DM is expected to handle new challenges, projects, and responsibilities as they arise in an effort to provide excellent customer service, increase sales, increase gross profit, minimize and control of expenses, and maximize net profit.
FT Warehouse Manager: K&B True Value is looking for a full-time Warehouse Supervisor. In this role, you are responsible for checking orders in, which includes physically lifting and sorting products and boxes in addition to using paper reports and hand-held or desktop computers to record receipt of the products. You are responsible for keeping the outside yard organized with the use of a forklift and physical lifting when necessary. You will assist, as needed, with customer services such as propane tank refills. Therefore, we’re looking for someone who is high performing, highly-motivated, energetic, and intelligent. In addition, you will be responsible for maintaining a clean and safe warehouse and yard. Not all your responsibilities will be specifically defined – you will be expected to handle new challenges, projects, and responsibilities as they arise to contribute to the overall store goals.
Download a PDF Employment Application. (Please complete and return to our store.)
- Know your stuff. Before any employment interview, do your homework and research the company. Very few candidates do this, so if you are one of them you’ll immediately set yourself apart. Research the industry and, at the very minimum, read every page of the company website to learn more about clients, services, management and competitors. Read the company press releases to find out what their latest projects are. Utilize websites like LinkedIn or Google to learn the background of the people you’ll be meeting.
- Show that you’re a good match for the job and organization. Tell the interviewer how you see yourself fitting into the company and what value you’ll be able to add quickly. Show that you’re a team member who’s willing to go to the mat, and that you’re not just in the job until something better comes along. Strong commitment and positive attitude often go further than actual skill — as long as you’re teachable, open to feedback and a quick study.
- Don’t be late. Allow yourself enough time to get lost or delayed in traffic. Make a dry run the day before so you know exactly where you’re going, the best way to get there, and where to park. Have the phone number of the interviewer with you so if you’re unavoidably delayed you can call and see if you should still come or if another time would be better.
- Don’t be too early. If you’re really early, find a place to freshen up a little bit and wait until your appointment. You can present yourself 5 – 10 minutes before your interview time, but no earlier. The interviewer is on a schedule and doesn’t want to see you until the appointment time.
- Dress appropriately. This sounds simple, but too many people show up for an interview with dirty, unpressed clothes, uncombed hair, and/or needing a shower.
- Practice the basics. You know you’re going to be asked the following: “Tell me about yourself”; “What are some of your weaknesses?”; “Tell me about a time you disagreed with your manager”; “Why do you want to work for XYZ Corp?”, so have well-crafted, concise, intelligent and creative responses ready.
- Make the interviewer’s job easy. The interviewer is probably almost as nervous as you are. Anything you can do to make his or her job easier will be a huge boost for you. Remember — it’s a conversation. Don’t hog the discussion, tell rambling, self-serving stories, or make the interviewer drag information out of you piece by piece.
- Prepare intelligent, thoughtful questions. The questions you ask the interviewer are as important to your suitability for the job as the ones the interviewer asks you. Note: asking about pay, benefits or time off at the start of an interview doesn’t qualify as either intelligent or thoughtful.
- A professional, polished resume. These things will get you put in the “no” pile immediately: typos and grammatical errors; a generic resume with no specifics; an inappropriate email address (a real example: firstname.lastname@example.org); a cover letter that’s not keyed to this particular job. When emailing your resume as an attachment, use your full name in the file name, as in “Susan Jones Resume” and not “My Resume.”
- Don’t forget your manners. Introduce yourself politely and remember the interviewer’s name. Don’t take a seat until offered one. If someone else comes into the interview and is introduced to you, stand up. Say “please” and “thank you”. On the way out, thank the secretary or receptionist — and make sure you got his or her name, too. Send a hand-written thank you note within 24 hours of your interview.
- Ask for the job. Too many candidates hold back for fear of looking too eager or too anxious. If you think you’re a good fit for the job, and you want to work for the company, say so. It shows your passion for the opportunity and your willingness to take a risk and try to close the deal now.