Rock Island Auction Company
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Rock Island Auction is the World’s #1 auction house for collectible firearms and military memorabilia.  We are known for offering unique, rare and one-of-a-kind items not found anywhere else.  We are also known for our outstanding customer service, our award winning catalogs and exhilarating auctions.  As a rapidly growing company, we welcome resumes and/or applications from individuals interested in working for an auction company known for its excellence.  We offer comfortable employee amenities, including a new facility as well as a state-of-the-art exercise room.  If you have an interest in history, firearms or serving clients in a unique and progressive environment, RIAC just might be the place for you!

If you are interested in any of the current openings send your cover letter and resume to hr@rockislandauction.com.  You may also mail it to Rock Island Auction Company, Attn: Human Resources, 7819 42nd St W, Rock Island, IL 61201.  No phone calls please.

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Customer Service Representative

We are a unique, rapidly growing company seeking outgoing customer oriented people to join our exceptional Customer Service Department.

Duties to consist of, but not limited to, reaching out to our clients regarding various auction services, i.e., catalog purchasing, placing bids, winning bids, arranging shipping, resolving issues and overall providing excellent customer service and customer satisfaction.

If you enjoy dealing with some of the nicest people around, then working for the #1 firearms auction house in the World might be the job for you!  Proven call center or customer service experience is required.  Must be proficient with Word and Outlook, Access is a plus.  This is a full-time position with benefits. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 pm with some overtime and weekend work.  Starting salary is $13.00 per hr. Rock Island Auction Company offers its employees a new facility with comfortable employee amenities.

Email resume with cover letter to hr@rockislandauction.com or mail to Rock Island Auction Company, 7819 42nd St. W., Rock Island, IL 61201, Attn: HR.

Prior to applying, learn more about who we are and what we do at http://www.rockislandauction.com.  No phone calls please.

Firearms Acquisitions Associate

As a dynamic, financially secure company, we are hiring hardworking, ethical people to further develop great relationships with our current and potential consignors, resulting in consignment of the outstanding firearms we are known for.

Rock Island Auction Company is recognized for its integrity, expertise and results. It is the #1 firearms auction house in the World.

A successful Firearms Acquisitions Associate will be highly motivated, dependable and professional.  Requirements necessary for this position include firearms knowledge and  sales experience along with great communication and closing skills. Experience in marketing and customer service is beneficial to excelling in this position. In this role you will devote a minimum of two weeks of travel per year to further business relations by attending trade shows and nationwide appointments.

Additional requirements as a Firearms Acquisitions Associate include: experience with Microsoft Office programs, answering a multi-line phone system, the ability to type 50 wpm and to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

This is full time position with benefits and room for advancement.  Starting salary is $14 per hour.  Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some weekend and overtime required.   Rock Island Auction Company offers its employees a new facility.  Email resume with cover letter to hr@rockislandauction.com or mail to Rock Island Auction Company, 7819 42nd St. W., Rock Island, IL 61201, Attn:  Personnel.

Prior to applying, learn more about us at www.rockislandauction.com.  No phone calls please.

Road Crew (Part Time)

If you want to see the world from the road, enjoy travel and are looking for a job that involves firearms and history, this is the job for you! Rock Island Auction Company (RIAC) travels throughout the United States picking up firearms collections and related material. We are currently seeking part time employees to be part of our road crew. Duties will include, but are not limited to, driving, verifying inventory, packing items for transport, and providing excellent customer service. Some knowledge of collectible firearms is desired but not necessary.

This position requires: a DOT physical, if not current (RIAC, upon hire, will schedule and pay for the physical), ability to lift 50 lbs. and be able to be on your feet for extended periods of time. This is a part-time position. The number of trips will vary from none one month to two or three another month. Lengths of trips depend on route and number of stops – some will be a one day trip, others several days. Travel expenses are covered by RIAC. Pay will commensurate with experience and in relation to this position. Must be 21 or older. Click here to Download an Application or send cover letter and resume to hr@rockislandauction.com or mail to Rock Island Auction Company, 7819 42nd St. W., Rock Island, IL 61201, Attn: Human Resources. No phone calls please.

Warehouse/Shipping (Part-Time)

We are currently seeking part time workers for our Warehouse/Shipping Department. Duties will include, but are not limited to, packing items for shipping, handling collectibles, moving inventory within the warehouse, auction setup, previous carpentry experience necessary as custom crate building will be needed. Experience with hand tools a must. Various other duties related to the auction process and general work as assigned. This is detail oriented work. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and stand for extended periods. If you are dependable, hardworking and like variety, this may be the perfect job for you!

This is a part-time position; hours will fluctuate depending on work flow and Company needs. Hours will average 20 to 30 per week and vary between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with some weekend or evening work possible. Must be able to work auction weekends five times a year. Salary per hour based on experience. Must be 18 or older. Click here to Download an Application or send cover letter and resume to hr@rockislandauction.com or stop by Rock Island Auction Company, 7819 42nd St. W., Rock Island, IL 61201 to fill out an application. No phone calls please.

Inventory Production Assistant

Looking for something completely different?  Rock Island Auction Company, the World’s #1 firearms auction house, is seeking an Inventory Production Assistant.  If you are looking for diversity in a fast paced, fast growing environment, you will find it here.  This is not your normal desk job, you will handle and process incoming inventory, move inventory within the warehouse and production floor and learn various areas of the auction process.

The requirements for this position are proven experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, highly organized, the ability to type 50 wpm and lift 50 pounds.  Must have inventory processing experience and attention to detail.  Gun knowledge is a plus. This is a full-time position with benefits after 90 days.  Overtime and some weekend work are required. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Salary is $13.50 per hr.  Rock Island Auction Company offers its employees a new facility with comfortable employee amenities. Email resume with cover letter to hr@rockislandauction.com or mail to Rock Island Auction Company, 7819 42nd St. W., Rock Island, IL 61201, Attn: Personnel.

Prior to applying, learn more about us at www.rockislandauction.com.  No phone calls please.

Firearms Describer

Rock Island Auction Company is the World’s #1 auction house for collectible firearms and military memorabilia.  We are known for offering unique, rare and one-of-a-kind items not found anywhere else.

We are currently seeking to fill the position of full-time Describer.   Duties include the descriptive writing and research of items being placed to auction, i.e. firearms, edged weapons and military artifacts.  Applicant should have a passion for history, and extensive knowledge in at least one genre of firearms.  This is a unique opportunity for the right individual.  If you have the desire, and are open to learning a new area of the firearms business, this could be the career for you.

Requirements for this position: experience with Microsoft Office, be able to type 40+ wpm and lift 50 lbs.  All work is done on site, therefore applicants must live within 30 miles of our facility.  This is a full-time position Monday-Friday with some weekend work.  Pay will commensurate with experience and firearms knowledge level.

Email resume with cover letter to hr@rockislandauction.com or mail to Rock Island Auction Company, 7819 42nd St. West, Rock Island, IL 61201, Attn:  Personnel.  In your cover letter please include the genre or area of firearms you are most knowledgeable in.

Prior to applying, learn more about us at www.rockislandauciton.com.  No phone calls please.