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.  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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Part-time Shipping/General Warehouse Associate

Essential Job Functions
• Ability to work in a safe manner
• Handling collectables and packaging items for shipping/delivery
• Moving inventory
• Floor layout and displays for auction setup
• Custom crate building as needed
• Complies with all state and federal regulations
• Other duties as assigned

Job Specific Requirements
• Strong attention to detail
• Positive attitude
• Good communication skills
• Organized and motivated
• Familiarization with hand tools
• Required to work auction weekends (approximately 5 per year)
• Must be 18 years or older

Physical
• Occasionally lifts up to 50 lbs.
• Regularly required to stand for long periods of time, with frequent bending, kneeling and stooping. Use of hands to reach and feel. Reads and writes, speaks and hears. Works with and around products associated with firearms.
Education and Experience
• High school diploma or GED
• Prior shipping/warehouse experience a plus

Send resume via email to hr@rockislandauction.com or mail to Human Resources at Rock Island Auction Company, 7819 42nd Street W. Rock Island, IL 61201. No phone calls please.

Part-time Driver

Essential Job Functions
• Ability to work and drive in a safe manner
• Driving throughout the United States
• Handling collectables and pack items for shipping or transport
• Accurately completes forms and documentation of the product as well as any customer instructions
• Handles inventory/collectables in a safe and respectful manner
• Completes all logs and documentation timely as required by RIAC and all State and Federal agencies
• Complies with all government and company regulations at all times
• Other duties as assigned

Job Specific Requirements
• Strong attention to detail
• Positive attitude
• Excellent communication skills and customer focus
• Highly organized and motivated
• Valid driver license with a clean driving record
• No DUI record for the last 7 years
• Must be able to pass a DOT physical
• Currently certified with a class B or C license (Class D for IA residents) or the ability to obtain certification through a written and driving test (Company paid)
• Requested to work auction weekends
• Must be 21 years or older

Physical
• Driving for long periods of time
• Occasionally lifts up to 50 lbs.
• Frequent bending, squatting, kneeling and stooping. Use of hands to reach and feel. Reads and writes, speaks and hears. Works with and around products associated with firearms.

Education and Experience
• High school diploma or GED
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Knowledge of collectable firearms a plus

Send resume via email to hr@rockislandauction.com or mail to Human Resources at Rock Island Auction Company, 7819 42nd Street W. Rock Island, IL 61201. No phone calls please.

Web Developer

Rock Island Auction Company, the World’s #1 auction house for collectable firearms and military memorabilia has an opportunity for a full-time Web Developer. If you are comfortable writing back-end and/or front-end web code then this might be the job for you!

Familiarity with full-stack web development languages, tools, and techniques is a huge plus. Our development stack includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript ES6+, jQuery, ReactJS, Restify, Solr, MySQL, PHP, Ubuntu, Apache, UFW, and version control with GIT.E

Not only is Rock Island Auction Company a leader in collectable firearm auctions but we are also the industry specific leader in the technology behind our auction house. 100% in-house custom built live bidding platform, sub-second latency video streaming to hundreds of simultaneous viewers, and millions of active sessions per year just to name a few of the things that set us apart from others in the industry. If this sort of wide range of work excites you then you’re in the right place.

Essential Job Functions
• Develop and maintain company websites and web applications.
• Responsibilities as the third web developer in an I.T. department of 9 team members.
• You will work alongside two other web developers and our very experienced in house DBA and .NET developer(s).
• Maintenance and staff support of existing WordPress CMS.
• Occasionally support customer service to assist customers with registration, login, or account issues.
• Integration between website data and other data sources, SQL server, and or MySQL.

Job Specific Requirements
• 3+ years of experience in web development.
• Basic experience with WordPress as a CMS.
• Good understanding and work experience with back-end technologies like PHP and MySQL / MS SQL.
• High level knowledge of front end technologies like HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript/jQuery/AJAX.
• High proficiency in CSS, specifically responsive/adaptive CSS.
• Knowledge of basic SEO techniques.
• An understanding of browser inconsistencies, including mobile.
• Knowledge of accessibility/usability and security best practices.
• Experience working with other members of a development team
• Excellent communication skills
• Knowledge of Linux web server configurations with Apache. Basic DNS & Nameserver changes.

Items that will set you apart
• Expert level understanding of PHP and/or MySQL / MSSQL.
• Experience with SASS.
• High level understanding of Google Analytics and SEO practices
• Experience with .NET and Visual Basic helpful for legacy application support.
• WordPress Custom Plugin Development
• Experience with video streaming
• Mobile app development
• Experience with AWS
• Experience using ReactJS or similar (AngularJS, VueJS, etc)
• Experience or knowledge of Solr
• Advanced Regular Expressions

Benefits
If you love coming to work every day and want a wide range of project types and challenges for a long term career, we want you. You will be supporting two separate companies under the same ownership.

Full time employees enjoy a variety of benefits including PTO, Vacation, medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and much more.

Send resume via email to hr@rockislandauction.com or mail to Human Resources at Rock Island Auction Company, 7819 42nd Street W. Rock Island, IL 61201. No phone calls please.

PT Customer Service Representative

Customer Service Representative

Rock Island Auction Company, the World’s #1 auction house for collectable firearms and military memorabilia has an opportunity for a Part-time Customer Service Representative. If you are looking to supplement your current job or just looking for a few hours a day, this job is perfect for you! The position is from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during the week and would like a commitment of 4 days a week, with the ability to be available on some weekends.

Essential Job Functions
• Customer contact regarding various auction services
o Catalog purchasing, placing bids, winning bids, shipment arrangements, etc.
• Maintains customer accounts by updating account information
• Keeps records of customer interactions
• Follows communication procedures, guidelines and policies
• Handles confidential and pertinent information, taking payment information, addresses and phone numbers
• Documents customer concerns or service problems by clarifying and/or finding the appropriate person to expedite resolution
• Builds client-business relationships with premium clientele
• Attracts potential customers by answering product and service questions
• Provides accurate, valid and complete information by using the right methods/tools
• Meet personal/team targets and call quotas
• Other duties as assigned

Job Specific Requirements
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Excellent documentation and communication skills
• Analytical with strong attention to detail
• Positive attitude
• Highly organized and motivated
• Independent with little supervision
• Must be 18 years or older

Education and Experience
• 2-4 years customer service experience required
• Computer and technology literate
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office
• Associates degree required
• Product knowledge helpful (works with products associated with firearms)

Send resume via email to hr@rockislandauction.com or mail to Human Resources at Rock Island Auction Company, 7819 42nd Street W. Rock Island, IL 61201. No phone calls please.

Rock Island Auction
7819 – 42 Street West
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
USA

1-309-797-1500