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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

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.

Service Technician

Primary Objective: Recondition commercial cooking/mechanical equipment to achieve service targets including quality and productivity targets.

Primary Functions: This position is responsible for servicing used equipment according to the daily production schedule to produce high quality products for the Burkett Used / Reconditioned product line.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Electronically, mechanically and cosmetically diagnose and repair all commercial cooking/mechanical equipment according to production targets
  • 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
  • Complete product diagnosis and disposition for damaged items in support of freight claims
  • Inform the operations manager or scheduler when an item is complete for auditing and QC compliance verification by completing TPS form
  • 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
  • Contributes to development of processes and work instructions for daily activities
  • Comply with all company policies, programs, rules, regulations and safety rules
  • Communicates resource constraints to Scheduler when labor or equipment capacity does not align to the schedule
  • Other duties as assigned related to continuous improvement of service processes

Qualifications Expected

  • Self-motivated and well organized
  • Electrical and mechanical troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to mechanically service/repair equipment
  • Knowledge of natural and propane gas equipment
  • Knowledge of electrical troubleshooting to include 24VAC, 110VAC, 208-230VAC, both single and 3 phase along with some DC voltage systems
  • Ability to function as part of the team and assist other technicians when necessary
  • Capable of reading electrical schematics
  • Excellent computer experience working with Microsoft Office products including Excel and Word
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds occasionally

Experience / Education Required

  • 1-2 years experience preferred within areas of gas components, mechanical and electrical repair
  • 10-Hour OSHA Training (will provide upon hire if not yet obtained)

Education and Training - Preferred / Bonus

  • 1-3 years of experience diagnosing and repairing commercial cooking equipment

Equipment Needed

  • Basic hand and power tools
  • Testing instruments
  • Some items are company provided

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.

Delivery Driver

Primary Objective: Deliver & pick up merchandise to/from customers & project installation to meet in a timely, safe and professional manner

Primary Functions: This position is responsible for the white glove delivery of restaurant equipment and supplies, customer pickups and customer project installations according to budget, schedule and safety requirements.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Deliver merchandise to customers within delivery area noted on delivery manifest
  • Complete uncrating and set in place for standard deliveries unless otherwise notified prior to the delivery
  • Deliver merchandise to project installs utilizing uncrating, set in place & trash haul away. All connections for all merchandise will be performed by professional installation
  • Load and unload the Burkett company truck and sweep and clean it daily
  • Ensure all pack slips presented to customers are correct
  • Drive company vehicle safely during delivery of merchandise following regulations and maintaining delivery vehicle
  • Inspect & maintain delivery vehicle. Notify supervisor of any required truck maintenance or issues that require immediate attention
  • Work with supervisor to remain DOT-compliant, both as a driver and company
  • Assist in maintaining efficient operations when not making deliveries
  • Any additional tasks or directives assigned by management
  • Perform all of the above listed duties safely and efficiently
  • Provide customer service, be courteous & problem solve while on deliveries/installs
  • Position may require up to 50% travel and overnight stays as needed to ensure on time delivery & installation of projects.

Qualifications Expected

  • Must have a valid driver license and proof of insurance
  • Ability to lift at least 75 pounds
  • Must be mechanically inclined
  • Must be DOT certified (medical) or able to become certified immediately
  • Have ability to become forklift certified and OSHA 30 hour certified
  • BCI&I & FBI background check will be required
  • Highly organized and motivated, ability to work independently, and maintain accurate and detailed reports
  • Great problem solving skills; customer focused
  • Strong attention to detail and sense of urgency
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and demanding time frames
  • Exhibits confidence and contributes to team building through a positive attitude
  • Demonstrates Courtesy, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, Responsibility, Accountability

Experience / Education Required

  • High School Diploma
  • Restaurant Equipment knowledge preferred
  • Basic blueprint reading capabilities preferred
  • 1-2 years of driving experience in a non-CDL commercial vehicle
  • Knowledge of general material handling equipment and proper usage

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.