Aquatics Specialist
Petco - Meridian, ID

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Are you an animal enthusiast with wisdom to share? Let PETCO provide you with an
outlet for educating and helping our pet parents! We have an opportunity for the right person to serve as an Aquatic Specialist.
This position ensures that proper aquatic care and husbandry is being provided
to our aquatic life in the store and acts as the primary resource in their
assigned store regarding all aquatic life education and care. The position will also be responsible for the achievement of the store's
budgeted sales goals by driving sales in the aquatic life areas. This will be
accomplished by effectively assisting customers in the proper selection of
aquatic life and merchandise in accordance with their specific needs. This
position will receive day to day direction and coaching from the Companion
Animal Department Manager. Other responsibilities include: • Act as primary resource for customers and other store associates regarding all
aquatic life education and care. • Provide quick and courteous service to all PETCO customers by determining
their needs and sharing aquatic life and product knowledge to suggest the
appropriate merchandise to satisfy the customer. Effectively employ suggestive
selling techniques to drive sales of aquatic life supplies. Help educate other
store associates to effectively perform these tasks. • Placing appropriate aquatic life orders and ensures that all animals are
properly cared for from the time they arrive at the store to the time they go to
their permanent home. • Ensure that all aquatic life in the store is receiving appropriate care. This
includes ensuring that all aquatic life maintenance and hourly animal care
checks are completed as required. • Placing aquatic life supply and merchandise orders when needed and place them
in the appropriate locations of the store according to established procedures in
order to ensure that the store is well stocked and accurate inventory counts are
maintained. • Perform routine housekeeping tasks as required to maintain the professional
image and appearance of the aquatic area, to include sweeping/mopping the
floors, dusting, cleaning the tanks, facing the merchandise on the shelves, etc. • Accurately complete required paperwork in a timely manner within the aquatic
department. • Adhere to and promote established safety and loss prevention procedures. • Performs additional duties and projects as required or assigned with or
without regular supervision. Education/Requirements: • A high school diploma or GED is required. • Minimum of one year of experience working with and/or caring for aquatic life,
both freshwater and saltwater is required for this position. Qualified
applicants will possess a high level of knowledge of aquatic life care and a
working knowledge of basic merchandising techniques. • All current and newly hired Aquatic Specialists will be required to obtain
Certification in one or more animal areas, depending on the store’s needs,
within the time periods specified by the Company. • Must be also be able to demonstrate proficiency in the areas of mathematics
and basic accounting relationships, as well as exhibit exceptional communication
skills. • Must possess an aptitude for basic animal welfare and sales techniques, as
well as a professional appearance and demeanor. • Must be able to lift and move merchandise weighting up to 50 lbs. • Ability and willingness to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and flexibility
in scheduling of work hours including evenings and weekends to meet store needs. Are you looking for a career that is as unique as you are? PETCO is the place.
Apply today for a rewarding career opportunity, with excellent benefits and
associate discounts. “Animals Always Come First. Our People Make It Happen!” Come. Work. Stay.

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PETCO Animal Supplies is a holding company for PETCO Animal Supplies Stores, the second-largest US retailer of specialty pet supplies...