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Job Postings

Job Title: Warehouse Operator

Hours: Part Time 25-29 hr/wk

Location: Ottumwa

Description:

Unloading, stocking shelves. Performing inventory cycle counts. Packing and shipping orders for delivery. Inspect all orders for damage, defective parts, and ensure no missing items. Forklift certification a plus!

Qualifications for candidate:

  • Minimum high school/GED education and minimum three to five years in warehouse related activities
  • Must have valid driver’s license; prefer forklift certification
  • Must be people-oriented, aggressive, sales-driven, and team player
  • Must be self-disciplined
  • Must possess excellent customer service
  • Must be flexible and highly organized
  • Must be honest, respectful and trustworthy and demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Previous knowledge in industrial, construction or heavy equipment retail or rental sales
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Exhibit a cheerful presence and teamwork skills

Job Title: Rental Counter

Hours: Full Time

Location: Des Moines

Description:

  • Greet every customer quickly and in a friendly manner.
  • Listen to and engage every customer to obtain sufficient information to correctly determine or confirm his/her requests.
  • Fulfill requests promptly and correctly, in line with company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure data entries are accurate and timely including but limited to, damage tickets, insurance certificates, insurance quick reference, equipment transfers, service writing, time sheets and IRO’s.
  • Ensure that every customer interaction you have is converted into a rental reservation, a rental contract, or a sale.
  • Required to quickly and accurately perform all counter and computer procedures.
  • Required to originate reservation or contract, complete payment of sales for equipment and parts.
  • Assist teammates as requested, or as needed.
  • Monitor lost rentals and sales by entering each one into Point of Rental.
  • Assist with keeping the showroom, equipment, displays, counters, and signs clean, well-stocked, orderly and attractive. Ensure price tags are in place, updated and accurate as directed.

Qualifications for candidate:

  • Minimum high school/GED education and prefer three years of experience in construction industry and customer service.
  • Better than average math skills
  • Must be flexible and highly organized with the ability to work independently
  • Must be honest, respectful and trustworthy and demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Exhibit a cheerful presence and teamwork skills
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Accurate and detailed oriented
  • Analytical and organizational skills

Job Title: Rental Manager

Hours: Full Time 7am to 5pm

Location: Des Moines

Description:

Nichols Equipment is offering an excellent opportunity for Rental Manager in a fast growing and fast-paced environment. As a Rental Manager, you will be responsible for the overall direction and coordination of the Rental department.

Duties would include but not limited to:

  • Manages the overall day to day operation of the rental department
  • Build and promote strong, long-lasting customer relationships. Design and implement at strategic plan to expand the customer base and ensure a strong presence
  • Be involved in all the aspects of the rental process, including preparing rental agreements all the way to the return and inspection of the equipment
  • Administers all aspects of the rental contracts, rental dates, rates, and other related paperwork
  • Plans for the utilization of rental fleet and ensures equipment is in the right place at the right time to meet demands
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations employee handbook

Qualifications for candidate:

  • Minimum high school/GED education and prefer three years of supervisory experience and construction equipment maintenance and service repair.
  • Strong leadership, communication, organization, team building skills
  • Valid Driver’s License. Forklift certification preferred
  • Ability to work in a high energy and fast paced environment
  • Familiarity with quality health and safety standards
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office. Point of Rental knowledge preferred

Employment Benefits

Our employees are our most valuable asset. That’s why Nichols Equipment is committed to a comprehensive employee benefit program that helps our employees stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a work life balance.

STAY HEALTHY:

  • Medical Care
  • Dental Benefits

FEEL SECURE:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Basic Life and AD&D and Voluntary Life

WORK LIFE BALANCE:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Six Paid Holidays
  • Religious Observance
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Jury Duty

Contact

Missy Kuiper
SHRM-CP, Human Resource Manager
515-280-7600 ext 218
[email protected]

Des Moines
Ottumwa

Employee Testimonials

Brooke Haynes

Brooke Haynes

Parts/Service Writer, Ottumwa

“I joined Nichols Equipment at the Ottumwa location. One of my favorite things about my job is that I'm always learning something new every day and everyone is always willing to help me learn and grow. We have great teams in both Des Moines and Ottumwa, which is hard to find in a lot of companies. I'm excited on where the Nichols Equipment is going and growing with it.”

Spencer Bartholomew

Spencer Bartholomew

Branch Manager, Ottumwa

“I like working at Nichols Equipment because it’s a friendly environment. Nichols Equipment cares about their employees. Opportunities to grow are endless. If you work hard it pays off. I am always learning something new every day.”

Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson

Service Technician, Ottumwa

“I enjoy working at Nichols Equipment because there are a variety of machines each day that I get to work on. The people I get to work with are really good people.”

Marcus Prather

Marcus Prather

Staff Accountant, Des Moines

"I love my job because no day is ever the same. Each day I am presented with new challenges and situations, which really helps me to stay focused and interested. It is a pleasure to work for a company that is growing in the right direction and takes care of their employees."

Jamie Thompson

Jamie Thompson

Delivery Driver, Des Moines

“I enjoy working in the environment. I love working in a friendly atmosphere and meeting new people. I also enjoy working with all the different types of equipment.”

Jesse Tarter

Jesse Tarter

Yardman, Des Moines

“I like working for Nichols Equipment because it's a fast-paced environment that gives me an opportunity to interact with different varieties of construction equipment. I like that I get to interact with all types of customers in different levels of the construction business.”

Nichols Equipment policy is to ensure equal opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, gender, identity or veteran status, or any other protected class by federal, state, or local laws

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Des Moines, IA 50313
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Ottumwa, IA 52501
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