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Want to work for a company that rewards and values a positive attitude and a great work ethic? Since 1949, Shipton’s Big R has continually strived to be the “employer of choice” to those individuals who share these values by offering the following:
  • Competitive wages and a substantial employee discount program to all full time and part time employees
  • Full time employees are eligible for:
    • Medical, dental and life insurance
    • Profit sharing/401k plan
    • Vacation benefits
    • Paid holidays
      (Each specific benefit is subject to a waiting period)
  • Employee development: Product knowledge training, customer service training and career development
After all, helping the customer is really what it’s all about-whether they are mending fences, gearing up to go camping or grooming horses, they depend on our expertise and integrity to provide them with great customer service every day! If you are looking for a great place to make a positive impact, consider Shipton’s Big R for your next job or career and apply today!

Available Positions

Assistant Manager

Big R West

Automotive Sales Associate

Big R West, Full Time
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Job Description

Shipton's Big R is a locally owned farm/ranch retail store that has been in business for 70 years and counting! We carry many different product lines at every day low prices.
The person in this position will report directly to the Store Manager and be primarily responsible to assist the Store Manager in the overall operation of the store. Department heads report to this position.
Job Duties

1. Responsible for supporting the efforts of store management through the expectations of driving sales, upholding store standards, customer service, financial responsibility, people development and event execution.
2. This is a leadership position and as such, the person in this position must exercise good judgement by conducting themselves in a manner that provides an example to subordinates of integrity obtained through honesty, good faith and fair dealing and treating others as they would want to be treated.
3. Store Standards: Maintains store standards by walking with department manager(s) to evaluate merchandising, cleanliness, signage, and seasonal conversions for each department that reports to this position. Creates task lists that include goals for each department/ department manager. Follows up on work results.
4. Merchandising: Will work with the buying staff in a professional and courteous manner to work toward the shared goal of a strategically merchandised department that will result in increased profitability for which managers and buyers are equally responsible.
5. Driving Sales: Ensuring departments are adequately stocked through transfers, daily RDI review, identifying out of stocks daily by communicating with the buying staff.
6. Customer Service: Promotes customer service through developing people through strategic hiring practices, evaluating performance, coaching and training and accurate scheduling.
7. Performs a variety of duties personally and/or coaches Department Heads/Employees who are responsible to carry out the specific duties. Duties could include preparing merchandise displays, receiving merchandise, etc.
8. Maintains store staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning monitoring, and appraising job results.
9. Upholds and maintains Human Resource policies and procedures by complying with and consistently applying all company policies and procedures by reading and understanding the Employee Handbook including all updates and all management policies and procedures.
10. Responsible for opening and closing the store when schedules dictate and according to established procedures.
11. Fiscal responsibility to include integrity of cash register balances, safe balances, and deposits.
12. Responsible for supporting the individual Department Managers.
13. Providing fill-in coverage when staffing levels are not adequate.
14. Assist Department Managers and associates with customer complaints/issues.
15. Continually strive to keep current on product knowledge.
16. Maintain professional conduct with co-workers and peers and represent Shipton’s Big R in a positive and professional manner both on and off the job.

Minimum Requirements
1. Preferred 3-5 years retail experience.
2. Preferred 2 years supervisory experience.
3. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
4. Strong inter-personal relationship skills.
5. Strong computer skills with the ability to learn company specific software.
6. Must be able to work with and around the products we carry including feed, seed, or poultry (chickens, ducks, geese and the like) or small animals.
7. Must be able to work with and around cleaning supplies.
8. Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, lift up to 75 pounds occasionally and 50 pounds intermittently and stand for an extended period of time.
9. Must have ability to climb a ladder.
10. Must have reliable transportation.
11. Must be able to work any store hours/days as dictated by their manager.
Benefits include Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, 401K, Vacation, Employee Discount following a waiting period.
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We are seeking a friendly, knowledgeable and engaging Automotive Associate for our Hardlines Department. Primary responsibilities / requirements include but are not limited to:

• Providing outstanding, knowledgeable customer service by engaging the customer in a friendly manner.
• Merchandising, assembling and pricing product in a safe manner.
• Must have some product knowledge, able to lift up to 50 pounds and be a team player.
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Clothing Associate - Part Time

Big R West

Hardware Sales Associate

Big R West/Full Time
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This position is located at our West End store at 2600 Gable Road. We are seeking a Part Time friendly, engaging and sales driven Clothing Associates whose primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Providing outstanding, knowledgeable customer service by engaging the customer in a friendly manner.
• Merchandising, pricing, and sizing clothing in a safe manner.
• Must have the ability to prioritize work, occasionally lift up to 50 pounds and be a team player.
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We are seeking a friendly, knowledgeable and engaging Hardware Associate.

Primary responsibilities / requirements include but are not limited to:

• Providing outstanding, knowledgeable customer service by engaging the customer in a friendly manner.
• Merchandising, assembling and pricing product in a safe manner.
• Must have some product knowledge, able to lift up to 50 pounds and be a team player.


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Shop Technician

Big R East | Full Time

Store Manager - Lewistown

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This position is located at Big R East at 301 N. 14th Street.

We are seeking a friendly, knowledgeable and engaging Power Equipment Technician for our Shop. Primary responsibilities / requirements include but are not limited to:

• Providing outstanding, knowledgeable customer service by engaging the customer in a friendly manner.
• Have the experience & knowledge to provide repair and general maintenance of small power equipment.
• Merchandising, assembling and pricing product in a safe manner.
• Must have some product knowledge, ability to lift up to 50 pounds and be a team player.
• Must have ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.

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Shipton's
Big R has been in business for 70 years. We are proud of our history of growth
beginning with a single store that opened in 1949, to 3 stores in Billings, MT,
1 in Sheridan, WY, and our newest store in Lewistown, MT.

We are hiring a Store Manager for our Lewistown, MT location. This is an exciting
opportunity for the right candidate to help us launch our new store!

The person in this position will report directly to the Operations Manager and be
responsible for overall operation of the store.

Job Responsibilities

Execution of operational expectations: driving sales, store standards, customer service,
financial responsibility, people development and event execution.   

Store Standards:  Conducts daily store walks to evaluate and correct any issues with merchandising, cleanliness of store, inside and all outside properties, restrooms, break room & offices, signage, seasonal conversions, and maintenance issues.  

Creates task lists that include deadlines. Follows up on work results. 

Merchandising:  Will work with the buying staff in a professional and courteous manner toward the shared goal of strategically
merchandised departments that will result in increased sales and profitability.

Driving Sales:  Ensure store is in stock through an efficient receiving and stocking program, transfers, identifying and
researching out of stocks and communicating with the buying staff as needed.  Responsible for maintaining accurate on hands in the system.

Customer Service:  Promotes customer service through developing people.  Practices, teaches, and holds staff accountable for customer F.I.R.S.T. execution.  Maintains a motivated staff by hiring, scheduling, coaching, training, disciplining, and terminating employees.  Monitors and appraises job performance. Complies with Human Resource policies and procedures by reading and understanding the Employee
Handbook including all updates.

Responsible for store opening and closing in adherence to company policy and procedure.    Fiscal responsibility to include integrity of cash register balances, safe balances, and deposits.

Keeps current on product knowledge, utilizing vendor training, Brain Shark, 3 point 5 and other available resources.

Maintains professional conduct and appearance with co-workers and peers and represents Shipton’s Big R in a positive and professional manner both on and off the job.   

Responsible for all policies and guidelines related to loss prevention and asset protection.   Responsible for
safety of customers, employees, vendors and service personnel. 

Accountable for sales, expenses, profitability, and shrinkage. Responsible for compliance with all regulatory agencies.

Minimum Requirements

Preferred 5-10 years retail management experience.
Proven leadership skills to hire, develop and motivate a strong staff.
Proven customer service standards.
Experience in merchandising.
Experience in execution of Human Resource Policy and Procedures.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong inter-personal relationship skills.
Proficient computer skills with experience in Word, Excel and Outlook and the ability to learn
company specific software.
Must be able to work with and around the products we carry including feed, seed, or poultry
(chickens, ducks, geese and the like) or small animals.Must be able to work with and around cleaning supplies.
Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, lift up to 75 pounds occasionally and 50 pounds intermittently and stand for an extended period of time. Must have ability to climb a ladder.
Must have reliable transportation.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check and a Drug and Alcohol Test.



























 

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Big R West
Job Description

Shipton's Big R is a locally owned farm/ranch retail store that has been in business for 70 years and counting! We carry many different product lines at every day low prices.
The person in this position will report directly to the Store Manager and be primarily responsible to assist the Store Manager in the overall operation of the store. Department heads report to this position.
Job Duties

1. Responsible for supporting the efforts of store management through the expectations of driving sales, upholding store standards, customer service, financial responsibility, people development and event execution.
2. This is a leadership position and as such, the person in this position must exercise good judgement by conducting themselves in a manner that provides an example to subordinates of integrity obtained through honesty, good faith and fair dealing and treating others as they would want to be treated.
3. Store Standards: Maintains store standards by walking with department manager(s) to evaluate merchandising, cleanliness, signage, and seasonal conversions for each department that reports to this position. Creates task lists that include goals for each department/ department manager. Follows up on work results.
4. Merchandising: Will work with the buying staff in a professional and courteous manner to work toward the shared goal of a strategically merchandised department that will result in increased profitability for which managers and buyers are equally responsible.
5. Driving Sales: Ensuring departments are adequately stocked through transfers, daily RDI review, identifying out of stocks daily by communicating with the buying staff.
6. Customer Service: Promotes customer service through developing people through strategic hiring practices, evaluating performance, coaching and training and accurate scheduling.
7. Performs a variety of duties personally and/or coaches Department Heads/Employees who are responsible to carry out the specific duties. Duties could include preparing merchandise displays, receiving merchandise, etc.
8. Maintains store staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning monitoring, and appraising job results.
9. Upholds and maintains Human Resource policies and procedures by complying with and consistently applying all company policies and procedures by reading and understanding the Employee Handbook including all updates and all management policies and procedures.
10. Responsible for opening and closing the store when schedules dictate and according to established procedures.
11. Fiscal responsibility to include integrity of cash register balances, safe balances, and deposits.
12. Responsible for supporting the individual Department Managers.
13. Providing fill-in coverage when staffing levels are not adequate.
14. Assist Department Managers and associates with customer complaints/issues.
15. Continually strive to keep current on product knowledge.
16. Maintain professional conduct with co-workers and peers and represent Shipton’s Big R in a positive and professional manner both on and off the job.

Minimum Requirements
1. Preferred 3-5 years retail experience.
2. Preferred 2 years supervisory experience.
3. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
4. Strong inter-personal relationship skills.
5. Strong computer skills with the ability to learn company specific software.
6. Must be able to work with and around the products we carry including feed, seed, or poultry (chickens, ducks, geese and the like) or small animals.
7. Must be able to work with and around cleaning supplies.
8. Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, lift up to 75 pounds occasionally and 50 pounds intermittently and stand for an extended period of time.
9. Must have ability to climb a ladder.
10. Must have reliable transportation.
11. Must be able to work any store hours/days as dictated by their manager.
Benefits include Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, 401K, Vacation, Employee Discount following a waiting period.
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Big R West, Full Time
We are seeking a friendly, knowledgeable and engaging Automotive Associate for our Hardlines Department. Primary responsibilities / requirements include but are not limited to:

• Providing outstanding, knowledgeable customer service by engaging the customer in a friendly manner.
• Merchandising, assembling and pricing product in a safe manner.
• Must have some product knowledge, able to lift up to 50 pounds and be a team player.
Apply Now
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Big R West
This position is located at our West End store at 2600 Gable Road. We are seeking a Part Time friendly, engaging and sales driven Clothing Associates whose primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Providing outstanding, knowledgeable customer service by engaging the customer in a friendly manner.
• Merchandising, pricing, and sizing clothing in a safe manner.
• Must have the ability to prioritize work, occasionally lift up to 50 pounds and be a team player.
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Big R West/Full Time
We are seeking a friendly, knowledgeable and engaging Hardware Associate.

Primary responsibilities / requirements include but are not limited to:

• Providing outstanding, knowledgeable customer service by engaging the customer in a friendly manner.
• Merchandising, assembling and pricing product in a safe manner.
• Must have some product knowledge, able to lift up to 50 pounds and be a team player.


Apply Now
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Big R East | Full Time
This position is located at Big R East at 301 N. 14th Street.

We are seeking a friendly, knowledgeable and engaging Power Equipment Technician for our Shop. Primary responsibilities / requirements include but are not limited to:

• Providing outstanding, knowledgeable customer service by engaging the customer in a friendly manner.
• Have the experience & knowledge to provide repair and general maintenance of small power equipment.
• Merchandising, assembling and pricing product in a safe manner.
• Must have some product knowledge, ability to lift up to 50 pounds and be a team player.
• Must have ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.

Apply Now
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Shipton's
Big R has been in business for 70 years. We are proud of our history of growth
beginning with a single store that opened in 1949, to 3 stores in Billings, MT,
1 in Sheridan, WY, and our newest store in Lewistown, MT.

We are hiring a Store Manager for our Lewistown, MT location. This is an exciting
opportunity for the right candidate to help us launch our new store!

The person in this position will report directly to the Operations Manager and be
responsible for overall operation of the store.

Job Responsibilities

Execution of operational expectations: driving sales, store standards, customer service,
financial responsibility, people development and event execution.   

Store Standards:  Conducts daily store walks to evaluate and correct any issues with merchandising, cleanliness of store, inside and all outside properties, restrooms, break room & offices, signage, seasonal conversions, and maintenance issues.  

Creates task lists that include deadlines. Follows up on work results. 

Merchandising:  Will work with the buying staff in a professional and courteous manner toward the shared goal of strategically
merchandised departments that will result in increased sales and profitability.

Driving Sales:  Ensure store is in stock through an efficient receiving and stocking program, transfers, identifying and
researching out of stocks and communicating with the buying staff as needed.  Responsible for maintaining accurate on hands in the system.

Customer Service:  Promotes customer service through developing people.  Practices, teaches, and holds staff accountable for customer F.I.R.S.T. execution.  Maintains a motivated staff by hiring, scheduling, coaching, training, disciplining, and terminating employees.  Monitors and appraises job performance. Complies with Human Resource policies and procedures by reading and understanding the Employee
Handbook including all updates.

Responsible for store opening and closing in adherence to company policy and procedure.    Fiscal responsibility to include integrity of cash register balances, safe balances, and deposits.

Keeps current on product knowledge, utilizing vendor training, Brain Shark, 3 point 5 and other available resources.

Maintains professional conduct and appearance with co-workers and peers and represents Shipton’s Big R in a positive and professional manner both on and off the job.   

Responsible for all policies and guidelines related to loss prevention and asset protection.   Responsible for
safety of customers, employees, vendors and service personnel. 

Accountable for sales, expenses, profitability, and shrinkage. Responsible for compliance with all regulatory agencies.

Minimum Requirements

Preferred 5-10 years retail management experience.
Proven leadership skills to hire, develop and motivate a strong staff.
Proven customer service standards.
Experience in merchandising.
Experience in execution of Human Resource Policy and Procedures.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong inter-personal relationship skills.
Proficient computer skills with experience in Word, Excel and Outlook and the ability to learn
company specific software.
Must be able to work with and around the products we carry including feed, seed, or poultry
(chickens, ducks, geese and the like) or small animals.Must be able to work with and around cleaning supplies.
Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, lift up to 75 pounds occasionally and 50 pounds intermittently and stand for an extended period of time. Must have ability to climb a ladder.
Must have reliable transportation.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check and a Drug and Alcohol Test.



























 

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