Counter Sales Associate

Website Airgas

Counter Sales Associate Job Highlights

Title Counter Sales Associate
Type Full Time
Experience 2 Years
Function Sales/Business Development
Location Lima, OH, United States
Company Airgas

Company Profile

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, hard goods/related products, safety products, ammonia products, and process chemicals.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Counter Sales Associate who will 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.

Provides additional warehouse support as needed.

Education Level

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (required)
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Welding Technology or Sales (preferred)

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of previous product, warehouse, or sales-related experience or training (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Prior experience operating a forklift (preferred)
  • Prior welding experience (preferred), such as knowledge in Mig, Tig, and Stick welding (preferred)
  • SAP experience (strongly preferred)
  • Strong background in gas, welding, and safety supply industry with retail experience (preferred)


  • Accurately completes and files all required paperwork on a timely basis. Documents sales, quotes, or other information.
  • Enters sales and quote data into the computer and researches information for customers using the computer system.
  • Follows all safety procedures. Uses established safety procedures for cylinder handling during exchanges and storage of cylinders.
  • Maintains current price documentation and product literature as it becomes available. Keeps product knowledge current.
  • Maintains showroom cleanliness by procedures set forth by management.
  • Provides warehouse support for shipping and receiving, inventory stocking, cleaning, labeling, or other tasks. Restocks store merchandise as needed. Arrange stock on shelves or racks in the sales area and keep merchandise in order. Marks or tickets merchandise.
  • 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 help customers load merchandise into their vehicles.
  • Solicits sales from walk-in and telephone call-in customers assisting customers with identification of product needs and locating merchandise.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to operate a forklift.
  • Ability to problem-solve.
  • Ability to work independently and under some pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates a clear and effective speaking manner to explain information to customers and employees.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Physical Demands

  • Ability to routinely move up to 60 pounds and move more than 60 pounds with the aid of material handling equipment.
  • May be required to remain stationary for extended periods.
  • Be required to observe and assess information received via computer.
  • Frequently be required to actively listen and exchange information.
  • Frequently be required to position yourself to stock inventory and handle cylinders.
  • Flexible to work overtime as needed.
  • Requires frequent use of computer and telephone and occasional use of a forklift, pallet jack, or other material handling equipment.
  • Routinely required to transverse through branch office or production, warehouse locations.

Work Environment

  • The environment may contain loud noises or odors that may last for an extended period or continually.
  • Occasionally may require outdoor environments in various seasonal weather conditions.
  • Primarily performs duties in an indoor office, warehouse, or production work environment.


  • The company offers a benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, AD&D, short-term and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

Employer’s Statement

Airgas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All 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.

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