Career opportunities at ACK

ACK is always looking for talented individuals who understand the value of customer service regardless of their position in a retail environment and who have a general passion for the great outdoors

Job Title: Warehouse Associate
Post Date: 2015-02-06
Number Available: 1
Job Description
AustinKayak.com continues to grow and is seeking a Full-Time Warehouse Associate in north Austin. This position is located in our north Austin warehouse. Job responsibilities include the fulfillment of Internet orders, receiving inbound freight and transferring inventory to our five retail locations. The ACK environment is fast paced and requires high attention to detail as well as strong organizational skills.

AustinKayak.com offers full benefits including: Paid Medical, Dental, 401k matching, Profit Sharing as well as discounted products and services.

Duties of this position include but will not be limited to picking, packing, shipping and receiving product. Ideal candidates will meet the most or all of the following requirements:
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously and efficiently
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. on their own
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2 yrs. experience in a warehouse or similar position
  • Weekend work required
  • Pass a drug screen and background check

Other experience that is helpful:
  • Outdoor and/or kayaking enthusiast
  • Handy with tools

Please apply in person anytime between 8am - 5pm OR call Andy at 512-484-1439

Application location: 3106 Longhorn Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

Please do not call our store locations for information.

Job Title: Austin Store Associate (PT & FT)
Post Date: 2014-11-25
Number Available:
Job Description
Austin Canoe & Kayak is seeking a sales associate to assist with day-to-day activities in our Austin store. If you have a passion for the outdoors, and enjoy working in a high energy retail environment this could be the perfect job for you! This position requires a person that enjoys people and selling outdoor products. ACK does not promote or encourage aggressive selling but rather informative and helpful coaching coupled with the ability to close a sale without using pushy selling techniques.

The job primarily consists of assisting customers in store and over the phone, as well as handling Internet orders, maintaining inventory, and store upkeep. Learning and performing kayak repair and installs is a frequent task. This is an hourly position with growth potential.

Ideal candidates will meet the following requirements:
--Full-time position available
--Part-time position available
--Must be able to work weekends.

Note: Store Hours are M-F 10 a.m. - 6p.m. SA-SU 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

--great leadership skills
--attention to detail
--Internet savvy
--customer service skills
--ability to effectively multi-task
--love of the outdoors
--retail experience
--Canoe or kayaking experience is a plus
--fishing experience preferred but not required
--excellent organizational skills
--ability to lift 70 lbs. on their own
--handy with tools

If interested in the position, please reply with your resume and a brief cover letter outlining why you would be a great candidate for this position. You can also stop by our location with your resume and fill out an application Monday- Friday 10am-5pm. Phone calls will be ignored.

Application locations:
9705 Burnet Rd #102 Austin, TX 78758

Job Title: Customer Relationship Manager
Post Date: 2014-10-07
Number Available: 1
Job Description
AustinKayak.com is growing fast and we are looking for an all-star Customer Relationship Manager to join our tribe.

Responsible for customer interface including but not limited to sales, product inquiries and order status. Maintains a customer-centric attitude while working with our Warehouse to quickly and accurately fulfill orders. Requires an understanding of Warehouse Operations, Customer Service and Inventory Management. Candidates should strive in a fast-paced environment and be willing to adapt to a flexible work schedule.

Required Skills:
  • Extremely strong organizational abilities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to follow set processes
  • Consistently meet strict deadlines
  • Superior verbal and written communication

Ideal Candidates will meet most or all of the following requirements:
  • Flexible schedule including weekends
  • Ability to work autonomously and efficiently
  • High School Diploma or equivalent; College degree preferred
  • 2 yrs. experience in a customer service or a similar position
  • Pass a drug screen and background check

Other experience that is helpful:
  • Outdoor and/or kayaking enthusiast

  • Full benefits including: Paid Medical, Dental, 401k matching, Profit Sharing, Paid Vacation, as well as employee discounts on gear and services.

Candidate should apply in person. If you cannot apply in person please submit a resume.

Application times are:
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Application location: 3106 Longhorn Blvd., Austin, TX 78758

Do not contact our store locations for information.

Job Title: Motivated Developer Needed - HTML5/CSS3/PHP/JS
Post Date: 2014-06-05
Number Available: 1
Job Description
Award winning (named "Best Online Retailer" by BackPacker Magazine) AustinKayak.com continues to grow and we are looking for kick ass developer to join our tribe. You will help maintain, build, architect, rebuild, implement a world-class mobile ecommerce site for a fast-growing, leading Outdoor Retailer as well as build mobile apps for our warehouse management/optimization system. This isn't for the faint of heart, you must love cutting edge technology, be able to adapt fast and geek out on the latest blogs and newest tricks for the mobile space and the web. Lastly, you have to be self directed and able to tackle the project without constant supervision, your project is your project all the way.

You will be actively participating in project planning and mentoring our Junior Web Application Developers. You'll be expected to write clean, readable, well-organized code that meets the provided requirements and rapidly solve problems. We seek those that are over-achievers, if you like to excel and shine bright, apply, if you like to go status-quo, carry on.

Why choose us
  • Casual, fast-paced environment
  • Technology-driven approach
  • Great growth opportunity

Your Role
  • Mentor Junior Web Developer
  • Help build out web standards and adhere to those standards
  • Extend our current Websites with new functionality
  • Extend our current Warehouse Management System in the mobile space
  • Stay up on the ever changing technology and help plan for the next big thing

Key Skills
  • Front-end Mobile web UI implementation (CSS3, HTML5, AJAX,jQuery)
  • 2-4 years of Experience with: PHP, MySQL, CSS3, HTML5, JS, jQuery
  • Experience with SVN or other Respository
  • Experience with either Zend and/or Laravel frameworks
  • Strong understanding of OO design principals and patterns
  • Good understanding and effective application of Linux command-line

Not required but great additional skills:
  • RackSpace Cloud API
  • Unix/Linux Administration
  • Database Administration

Successful candidates will have the following:
  • 4 year college degree in Computer Science
  • Masters Degree is a plus
  • Ability to multi-task; juggle multiple projects/assignments
  • Strong communication skills
  • Effective project management skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Love for the outdoors is a plus

This is a full-time position, we do not wish to hear from recruiters, if you apply, be the person that wants to rock it with us in 2014!

Salary Range: $50-80k (your history and ability is what drives this)

Austin Canoe and Kayak offers full range of benefits (including: Paid Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k matching, Profit Sharing, Paid Vacation) as well as discounted products and services.

As mentioned above, we are seeking over-achievers that want to stand out in the crowd, heads down coding is fine but those that take on projects as their own and complete them with pride will advance fastest and be rewarded most.

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