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Who We Are:

As one of the leading restaurant equipment sellers in the nation, Burkett Restaurant Equipment has been providing its knowledge, experience and expertise in the foodservice industry to customers all over the country since 1977. With thousands of products in stock at all times, we offer top-of-the-line equipment at warehouse prices. Our vast product selection caters to numerous businesses, including bakeries, pizzerias, restaurants, bars, convenience stores, schools and more. We offer equipment manufactured by some of the top vendors in the industry, including True, Cambro, Turbo Air and Star. Regardless of the types of equipment our customers need, we provide an expansive, all-inclusive collection of supplies related to food service.

Why Work With Us:

Here at Burkett, we pride ourselves on being a family-owned business with a friendly, supportive team of dedicated, ambitious workers. We continue to welcome individuals to join our supportive staff to help us continue to exceed customer expectations and offer our expertise in the booming foodservice industry. We truly appreciate each and every one of our employees, and that's why we invest in training and providing employees with the resources needed for them to be successful.

Burkett Restaurant Equipment is a forward-thinking, aggressive company constantly striving to be ahead of the game and on the cutting edge of the foodservice industry. We have even been recognized as one of Inc.com's 5000 fastest growing companies, as well as one of the top 100 Distribution Giants in the industry, according to Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Magazine.

Benefits with Burkett
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • AFLAC Benefits: Short-Term Disability, Accident Coverage & Optional Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) including applicable paid holidays
  • Retirement plan with Company Match
  • Employee Discount on products
  • Employee Purchase Programs with Vendors (e.g. TigerDirect & Dell)
  • Verizon Discount

Open Positions

Join Our Team

Interested in working for one of the leading sellers of commercial restaurant equipment and supplies? Burkett Restaurant Equipment is always looking for the right people to join our company as we continue to grow and improve throughout the years. We offer many appealing benefits, opportunities for training, and valuable work experience to improve and build your career.

Please take a moment to fill out our online application form and/or email a cover letter and resume for review and this information will be kept on file for future openings.

We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you again for your interest in working for Burkett Restaurant Equipment!

Account Representative

The position will serve as a team member within the company's National Sales Department with a focus to grow sales volume through the maintenance of existing customer accounts and by developing new accounts. Primary functions of the role include processing sales orders for customers via the phone, email, or in person and advising customers of product availability, pricing and options.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Sell foodservice equipment and supplies by developing relationships with prospects
  • Achieve monthly sales quotas which are measured via KPI reports (revenue, gross margin, Quality, Cash (A/R), Conversion Rate, Retention Rate
  • Grow your own portfolio of customer accounts with no territorial boundaries
  • Develop and maintain an active prospect list and a professional network
  • Maintain relationships with clients by providing support through delivery of the products ordered and providing information and guidance throughout the process to ensure custom satisfaction
  • Follow up with customers to ensure sales expectations have been met and to enhance future orders
  • Create customer Quotes and Sales Orders using TRX System and AutoQuotes
  • Attentively answer phone calls and assist customers via our Live Chat system
  • Contribute to improved Accounts Receivable targets by managing sales transactions to preapproved payment options and assisting with follow up customer communications as needed
  • Work closely with internal company departments, customers, factory reps, and other outside sources as needed to communicate customer requirements
  • Attend weekly sales meetings and product trainings to improve job knowledge and to identify product improvements, pricing changes and new products
  • Attend factory trainings and trade shows as directed by management
  • Cross train with and support web specialist and showroom sales to support each other where needed or as defined
  • Other duties as assigned as related to continuous improvement of the Inside Sales team process.

Qualifications Expected

  • Communication - capable of receiving and understanding both written and oral directions
  • Negotiation - able to negotiate with clients and understand pricing flexibility
  • Organization - maintain clean workspace
  • Computer knowledge - thorough understanding of Microsoft Office & Google applications
  • Travel up to 10%

Experience / Education Required

  • Bachelors degree or 2 years of business-to-business sales experience and experience of the foodservice industry
  • Serv-Safe Level 2 Certification preferred
  • CFSP Certification is a plus

The Company offers competitive wages, a complete benefits package which includes options for Health, Dental, Vision, Short & Long Term Disability, Life, Paid Time Off & Holidays, a 401(k) with company match and opportunities for performance-based bonuses.

Account Representative - Bi-Lingual (Spanish/Arabic)

The position will serve as a team member within the company's National Sales Department with a focus to grow sales volume through the maintenance of existing customer accounts and by developing new accounts. Primary functions of the role include processing sales orders for customers via the phone, email, or in person and advising customers of product availability, pricing and options.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Sell foodservice equipment and supplies by developing relationships with prospects
  • Achieve monthly sales quotas which are measured via KPI reports (revenue, gross margin, Quality, Cash (A/R), Conversion Rate, Retention Rate
  • Grow your own portfolio of customer accounts with no territorial boundaries
  • Develop and maintain an active prospect list and a professional network
  • Maintain relationships with clients by providing support through delivery of the products ordered and providing information and guidance throughout the process to ensure custom satisfaction
  • Follow up with customers to ensure sales expectations have been met and to enhance future orders
  • Create customer Quotes and Sales Orders using TRX System and AutoQuotes
  • Attentively answer phone calls and assist customers via our Live Chat system
  • Contribute to improved Accounts Receivable targets by managing sales transactions to preapproved payment options and assisting with follow up customer communications as needed
  • Work closely with internal company departments, customers, factory reps, and other outside sources as needed to communicate customer requirements
  • Attend weekly sales meetings and product trainings to improve job knowledge and to identify product improvements, pricing changes and new products
  • Attend factory trainings and trade shows as directed by management
  • Cross train with and support web specialist and showroom sales to support each other where needed or as defined
  • Other duties as assigned as related to continuous improvement of the Inside Sales team process.

Qualifications Expected

  • Communication: capable of receiving and understanding both written and oral directions
  • Negotiation: able to negotiate with clients and understand pricing flexibility
  • Organization: maintain clean workspace
  • Computer knowledge: thorough understanding of Microsoft Office & Google applications
  • Travel up to 10%

Experience / Education Required

  • Bachelors degree or 2 years of business-to-business sales experience and experience of the foodservice industry
  • Serv-Safe Level 2 Certification preferred
  • CFSP Certification is a plus

The Company offers competitive wages, a complete benefits package which includes options for Health, Dental, Vision, Short & Long Term Disability, Life, Paid Time Off & Holidays, a 401(k) with company match and opportunities for performance-based bonuses.

Utility Technician - Foodservice

Primary Objective: To assist a growing Service Department in the reconditioning of commercial kitchen equipment to achieve service targets including quality and productivity targets, to assist with paint prep and parts and equipment movement.

Primary Functions: This position is responsible for producing high quality products for the Burkett Used / Reconditioned product line, to perform paint prep including sanding and assembly when applicable, pulling and counting parts and equipment, and to assist as a backup to supply pickup and warehouse deliveries/installs.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Movement of equipment per department and technician needs utilizing forklift
  • Perform paint prep requirements (filling, sanding) when necessary or requested by Service supervisor
  • Complete product diagnosis and disposition for damaged items in support of freight claims
  • Mechanically and cosmetically diagnose and repair select commercial kitchen equipment
  • Research and request necessary parts according to manufacturer specs or as required by basic mechanical guidelines
  • Test all equipment in a timely, efficient manner and communicate any equipment that presents risk to internal or customer facing quality targets
  • Research of factory specs of an item to learn the full function of the product to ensure proper service is completed; also request any necessary troubleshooting assistance
  • Complete any ongoing training to maintain OSHA compliance
  • Participate in regular service employee meetings to communicate assignments and capture risks
  • Comply with all company policies, programs, rules, regulations and safety rules
  • Communicates resource constraints to Supervisor when labor or equipment capacity does not align to the schedule
  • Other duties as assigned related to continuous improvement of service department processes
  • Assist in the pulling completed used equipment per pick tickets when sold for quality re-test when necessary
  • Assist as a backup to support project install and/or delivery.

Qualifications Expected

  • Self-motivated and well organized
  • Basic troubleshooting abilities are a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently to achieve daily schedule
  • Ability to learn, adapt, change, and remain flexible
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of basic material handling equipment and tools
  • Ability to function as part of the team and assist other technicians when necessary
  • Excellent computer experience working with Microsoft Office products including Excel and Word
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds occasionally

Experience / Education Required

  • High School Diploma
  • Valid Driver's license is required
  • 10-Hour OSHA Training and HAZCOM Training. Training provided if not already acquired.
  • Will be subjected to FBI/BCI background check annually

The Company offers competitive wages, a complete benefits package which includes options for Health, Dental, Vision, Short & Long Term Disability, Life, Paid Time Off & Holidays, a 401(k) with company match and opportunities for performance-based bonuses.