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100 Terrace Street

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compensation: Commensurate with experience
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

Full Time: Boston Building Resources - Reuse Center (BBR/RC) is a nonprofit organization that accepts donations of good-quality new and used building materials and sells them, for a modest fee, to low- and moderate-income homeowners and nonprofits, and, at a slightly higher fee, to the general public. Our inventory includes all types of building materials: complete kitchens, vanities, doors, windows, flooring, electrical, plumbing, sinks, and much more.

We are seeking a retail sales person who is outgoing and who enjoys interacting with people regularly. We generally get to know our customers/members by name which makes for a unique shopping experience. Our customers are motivated homeowners seeking not only affordable, good-quality materials but also ideas and strategies for maintaining and improving their homes. A desire to share one's knowledge related to home improvement is a trait we look for in hiring new staff. The BBR/RC is a dynamic company that is very much a part of the "green" building movement.

Job Responsibilities

Customer Service & Sales

• Greet members and customers when they enter the store
• Explain overall BBR/RC program to new customers including our "buying," "deposit," and "pick-up" policies
• Answer customers' questions and direct them to materials they are looking for
• Process sales via Point of Sale computer program
• Clearly mark "sold" and "pick-up date" on materials for which someone has rendered a deposit
• Assist customers with loading materials into their vehicle so long as the materials can be fastened securely. If in doubt, ask management for second opinion
• Maintain a clean, neat and professional appearance and treat customers fairly and courteously at all times

Warehouse Organization and Maintenance

• Contribute to maintaining an organized, clean, safe warehouse/store, both inside and out, including keeping aisles free of materials and floors broom clean daily
• Assist with organizing and reorganizing building materials in racks and on floor on a daily basis
• Assist with design and implementation of special displays to showcase certain materials
• Learn the proper use of all material handling equipment and help keep it in good working condition
• Take precautions when moving heavy materials
• Help with trash control and collection as well as learn and practice company-mandated recycling procedures
• Clean up trash and debris around the perimeter of the warehouse daily and put into dumpster
• Coordinate with Program Manager to establish daily/weekly/long-term goals for materials organization and display


• Pursue knowledge of materials we sell: appropriate uses and fair market values
• Help unload incoming donations
• Accompany driver on truck pick-ups when asked by manager
• Attend monthly staff meetings
• Help with snow shoveling as needed


• Two years experience in construction, building materials, or related retail sales
• Knowledge of building materials suitable for residential use
• Some knowledge of fair market values for new and used building materials
• Ability to work as team member as well as alone
• Demonstrated history of reliability and punctuality
• Ability to stay calm and focused when asked to do many tasks at once
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently, and up to 100 lbs. occasionally, from varying positions
• Bilingual in Spanish a plus
• Computer literate in MS Office
• Available to work Saturdays
• You must like to work

Salary & Benefits

• Wages commensurate with experience and qualifications
• 10 paid holidays per year
• 2 weeks paid vacation for first three years of service, after third year 3 weeks per year, after six years 4 weeks per year
• 3 paid personal days per year
• 5 paid sick days per year
• 50% contribution to the premium of an individual health insurance plan
• 3% matching contribution to a retirement fund

The BBR/RC is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

post id: 6666278719


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