Website Airgas

Counter Sales Associate Job Highlights

Title Counter Sales Associate
Type Full Time
Experience 2 Years
Function Sales/Business Development
Location Olean, NY, 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.

This position responds to inquiries or concerns from either walk-in customers or those customers that call in.

The Counter Sales associate provides additional warehouse support as needed.

Educational Qualification

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

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have a minimum of 2 years of customer service, retail or inside sales, or inventory experience in a relatable industry.


  • 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. Arranges stock on shelves or racks in the sales area and keeps 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.
  • The above job functions are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position and are not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


  • 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.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Lives by Airgas safety programs, OSHA, and all related rules, regulations, procedures which are applicable to this position’s responsibilities.
  • Prior welding experience preferred such as knowledge in MIG, TIG, and Stick Welding preferred.
  • Proficient with Google Applications or MS Office; SAP experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong background in gas, welding, and safety supply industry preferred.

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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