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Ski/Snow Boot Fitter

Jobs Description

At Public Lands, we exist to celebrate and protect public lands for all. We believe these national treasures are meant to be explored, protected and celebrated so they may live on for generations.  With this in mind, we seek to empower the passionate, to guide the curious and to celebrate the courageous on their journey to thrive outside.  Our mission grounds us in the communities we serve and drives our commitment to inspire and enable a diverse community of people to experience the profound power of the outdoors, either in their backyards or in our nation’s public lands.  We are also committed to our unmatched set of standards for environmental practices.

At the core of our brand is a dedication to provide products and experiences to any explorer in an effort to grow the number of people who love and seek to protect our public lands.  We are driven to meet each explorer where they are in their journey, and to do it with an unapologetic commitment to style, quality and service.  Our retail locations are designed to inspire and fuel a need to get outside.  Our team lives and breathes for their next adventure, no matter how big or small. We are outdoor humans – connected by a common passion, shared experiences and style that is all our own.

As a Boot Fitter, you keep our explorers comfortable and safe on the slopes!  The ideal candidate for this role is skilled and experienced in the art of boot fitting to ensure each explorer is properly fit to the appropriate boot to support their skill/expertise level within the areas of both ski and snow specifically shell molding, shaving and expanding services, boot liner heating and molding and insole/footbed adjustments.   

Areas of Responsibility

Boot Fitter for Ski and Snow Responsibilities: 

  • Assess and address needs of the explorer based on their feet (biomechanics of the feet/lower extremities as it relates to skiing) to determine what boots will work for their individual needs
  • Develop solutions for explorer by listening to their needs and recommending the appropriate products; build customer confidence and help make product selections
  • Understand flex and possess the ability to determine the flex needs of the individual skier; can effectively identify and preform shell sizing
  • Possess a firm understanding of correct sizing, trimming and finishing for foot-beds and is capable of solving simple fit problems resulting from oversized ski boots and shimming
  • Have basic buckle replacement knowledge and capability with the ability to change replaceable toe and heels
  • Safely use power tools and shop equipment, including but not limited to, bench grinders, drill motors, flex grinders and their accessories and bits

Sales Floor Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain a clean and organized boot shop and sales area
  • Re-stock socks, foot-beds and other boot accessories
  • Possess detailed knowledge of product benefits and features
  • Demonstrate product uses and operation and provides details about merchandise specifications, maintenance, care, delivery, and warranties
  • Complete sales transactions
  • Assist in other departments as needed

All Guides, (our associates), are required to adhere to all safety policies and procedures. Additionally, as business needs arise, other tasks may become necessary.

Education / Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of boot fitting specific to snow and ski
  • Retail/ski shop sales experience preferred
  • Participates in and has a passion for ski and snow sports
  • Strong product knowledge
  • Enthusiasm and passion for assisting others with their outdoor needs
  • Creates a culture that encourages a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Ability to provide clear, constant and confident communication to explorers and guides
  • Flexible availability preferred including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Strong work ethic, time management skills and the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment

How to Apply

To apply, visit https://www.dickssportinggoods.jobs/jobs/16420366/ski-snow-boot-fitter-columbus-oh/.