Parts Associate

Job Posted: October 19th, 2021

Location: Watertown, South Dakota, US



Butler Machinery Company is opening a new dealership location in Watertown, SD. We are looking for detail-oriented, customer-driven parts associates to join our winning team and help us grow our business in this new territory. If you have a passion for the construction, agriculture or power generation industry, enjoy working independently but still in a team environment, and are eager to continue learning and advancing throughout your career, you will be right at home with our team at Butler. In this role you’ll be the welcoming face that greets our customers, fulfill parts orders for customers and our service department, keep inventory and warehousing standards accurate and collaborate with your teammates at the Corporate Office. With a career at Butler, you’ll have the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally with a 66-year old, family-owned company that values developing the leadership abilities within every employee and promoting from within. 

Our ideal future teammate values great relationships with everyone in the company, is customer-driven, strives for excellence every day, has high levels of integrity and accountability and focuses on safety in everything he/she does. 

The continued success of Butler is dependent upon a team that believes in our company’s mission, lives our culture by demonstrating our values every day and is hungry to grow their careers alongside our growing business. 

Learn more about a parts career at Butler by visiting

Full-Time Parts Pay Scale: $18.35/hr-$32.00/hr, DOE. 

Job Responsibilities for our Parts Associates

The position will involve but not be limited to the following duties:

  • Procures and fulfills customer and service department orders 
  • Organizes the stocking and receiving of a variety of machinery parts
  • Becomes proficient in the various online supplier parts systems to look up and order parts
  • Builds knowledge of existing product lines and our service standards 
  • Assists in the collection of data necessary for efficient inventory
  • Maintains close, positive working relationships with service and sales departments
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment
  • Recognizes difficult customer situations and determines when to get others involved for resolution
  • Prioritizes proper warehouse management such as bin locations, incoming/outgoing freight, etc.
  • Understands the work schedule may include overtime and a rotating Saturday schedule
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of computer-based spreadsheets, databases, and word processing software
  • Works within and promotes mission, and values of Butler Machinery
  • Performs other duties as assigned



Qualifications of our Parts Associates

  • A high school diploma or GED is required
  • Experience in parts sales in a retail environment preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of agriculture and construction equipment parts is preferred, but not required
  • Detail-oriented and self-driven
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and stand on feet most of the day
  • Commitment to providing an excellent customer experience
  • Ability to solve problems in a fast-paced, diverse environment
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proficient with computer technology
  • Naturally organized
  • Must have and maintain a clean driving record


Benefits for our Parts Associates

As a family business for three generations, we currently employ over 800 associates In 20 locations throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Nebraska. If you desire to grow a career with our team, here are some things we offer in our full benefits package:

  • Health Insurance – 3 plan options including 2 High Deductible plans
  • Dental Insurance – 2 plan options – Basic and Preferred
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Benefit Plan
  • Basic Life/AD&D and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • AFLAC options - Cancer Insurance/Accidental/Hospitalization/Short Term Disability
  • Short-Term Disability Coverage – 60% of salary paid by Butler
  • Maternity Benefit
  • Holidays – 7 days company paid
  • Health Savings Account (with High Deductible Healthcare Plan options) – Employer contribution up to $1000/yr
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) starting at 15 days a year accrued through pay periods
  • 401(K) Plan
  • 8% Annual Retirement Employer Contribution 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – including Health Coaching
  • SmartDollar – employer paid financial planning program
  • Legal Shield/ID Shield products
  • Other company-sponsored benefits include uniforms, safety glass allowance, optional Credit Union membership and educational assistance



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