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Careers at Taft

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 12, 2019

Careers At Taft

Taft Furniture and Sleep Center is the area's largest furniture store with over 40 years of providing the Capital District with the largest selection of affordable home furnishings.  At Taft Furniture we believe that each employee contributes to the company's growth and success. We believe our success depends on the effective use of your talents and ambitions. If you would like to fulfill your potential and ambitions, while making a difference for our customers, please explore our Career Opportunities below. 

 

WAREHOUSE MATERIAL HANDLER-ALBANY

Essential Functions Include:

  • receiving incoming shipments of merchandise
  • unloading from trailers, racks and shelves by hand or forklift
  • convey materials to or from storage or worksites to designated areas using hand truck and power device
  • verify receipts against delivery manifest
  • stock merchandise
  • pull customer orders
  • inspect and pack a variety of products using shrink-wrap
  • assemble orders for pick-up or for loading delivery truck
  • general duties such as straightening shelves, sweeping floors, bailing cardboard, moving refuse and general housekeeping.

Qualifications Include:

  • Candidate must meet age requirements for machinery operation (18 years old)
  • must be able to read English and perform the basic mathematical functions of addition and subtraction
  • must be accurate in verifying repetitive number sequences such as SKUs
  • must project a courteous and professional manner to internal and external customers.

Physical demands include:

  • frequent standing, walking, lifting, handling, reaching, climbing, squatting, kneeling, bending
  • must be able to lift/carry up to 100 pounds
  • must be familiar with proper loading techniques, company shipping practices, use of shipping documents, maintenance of records and invoicing of orders

Fork lift experience is required.

 

DESIGN/SALES ASSOCIATES - ALBANY AND SARATOGA LOCATIONS

 

We have exciting opportunities to join our team as a Design/Sales Associate in our Albany or Saratoga Springs location stores.  Are you an energetic individual who has a passion for sales and enjoys the excitement of home furnishing design?  If you have the ability to provide high-quality customer service and enjoy engaging in positive experiences with your customers, then you have the potential to earn up to an additional $1,000/month.  We provide product knowledge and training at $ 11.10/hour.  Once trained, this position becomes Full Commission.

 

Essential Functions Include:

  • Ensure customers receive outstanding service by establishing their needs for home furnishings.
  • Accurately and effectively complete all transactions.
  • Monitor and review all existing orders.  Keep customers informed of delays or arrivals.
  • Follow up on special orders and orders awaiting delivery.
  • Communicate with other departments regarding any special issues or delivery issues.
  • Maintain an awareness of all product knowledge information, merchandise promotions, and advertisements.

Qualifications Include:

  • Retail sales experience preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (nights, weekends, holidays)
  • Outstanding customer service experience.

 

UPHOLSTERY TECHNICIAN

Taft Furniture and Sleep Center is recruiting for an experienced Upholstery Technician to join our team.  Primary responsibility is to repair products in accordance with quality and productivity guidelines performed in the repair shop.

Essential Functions Include:

  • Work as part of a team to repair all product for stock and customer delivery.  This includes ensuring the product is safe and meets factory specifications.
  • Read work orders and apply knowledge and experience with materials in order to determine types and amounts of materials required to repair pieces.
  • Repair furniture frames, upholstery, springs and replace wooden parts and pieces.
  • Replace, fit, install and secure materials on frames using hand tools, power tools, glue, cement and/or staples.
  • Make, restore or re-build upholstered furniture using hand tools and knowledge of fabrics and upholstery methods.
  • Re-build furniture loose fiber stuffing, cotton, felt and/or foam padding to form smooth rounded surfaces.
  • Maintain records of time required to perform each job.
  • Repair furniture frames and refinish exposed wood.
  • Sew rips or tears in the material by hand to seam cushions and join various sections of covering material.
  • Double check all designated products to be inspected including spot cleaning, touch up and assembly.
  • Work to achieve a high level of productivity as set by the Inventory Control Manager.

Qualifications Include:

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in Upholstery Repair.
  • Knowledge of practices, methods, tools, materials, and equipment required for upholstering.
  • Must be able to perform basic mathematical functions of addition and subtraction.
  • Must be accurate in verifying repetitive number sequences such as SKUs.

 

DELIVERY/SOP SUPPORT

Essential Functions Include:

  • Assist in scheduling all in-home deliveries via a routing system.
  • Assisting in the routing of all trucks with assigned customer orders and proper paperwork.
  • Answer phone in support of both customers and other Taft departments.
  • Data entry for delivery and SOP paperwork including finalization of sales.
  • Document all issues related to the delivery process including damages to property, product, and employees.
  • Document the delivery completion percentage by team, striving to hit the overall goal of 98% after service.
  • Assist in SOP inventories.
  • Support the SOP Manager.

 

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Taft Furniture offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and employee discounts.  In addition, we offer paid time off and holidays.

Due to the volume of resumes, we receive we ask that you do not call asking the status of your application. All applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager and the most qualified candidates will be contacted.

Taft Furniture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Thank you for your interest in Taft Furniture.

Please submit your resume to employment@taftfurniture.com or feel free to stop into our store to complete an application.