Building Materials Sales Attendant

Assist customers and stock merchandises in building materials.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Building Materials Sales Attendants do?

Assists customers and stocks merchandise in building materials and supplies department of self-service store: Answers questions and advises customer in selection of building materials and supplies. Cuts lumber, screening, glass, and related materials to size requested by customer, using power saws, holding fixtures, and various hand-cutting tools. Assists customer to load purchased materials into customer’s vehicle. Moves materials and supplies from receiving area to display area, using forklift or hand truck. Marks prices on merchandise or price stickers, according to pricing guides, using marking devices. Straightens materials on display to maintain safe and orderly conditions in sales areas. Covers exposed materials, when required, to prevent weather damage. Counts materials and records totals on inventory sheets.

Should I be a Building Materials Sales Attendant?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Sales Attendant, Building Materials, Yard Salesperson

    How to Become a
    Building Materials Sales Attendant

    Building Materials Sales Attendants generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Building Materials Sales Attendant-related education!
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