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Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc Junior Groomer in Richland, Washington

Create a healthier, brighter future for pets, pet parents and people! If you want to make a real difference, create an exciting career path, feel welcome to be your whole self and nurture your wellbeing, Petco is the place for you. Our core values capture that spirit as we work to improve lives by doing what's right for pets, people and our planet. We love all pets like our own We're the future of the pet industry We're here to improve lives We drive outstanding results together We're welcome as we are Petco is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and Petco partners. We are 29,000 strong and operate 1,500+ pet care centers in the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including 250+ Vetco Total Care hospitals, hundreds of preventive care clinics and eight distribution centers. We're focused on purpose-driven work, and strongly believe what's good for pets, people and our planet is good for Petco. Job Summary: As a Pet Stylist at Petco, you will be responsible for providing professional grooming services to our valued customers' pets. With your expertise and attention to detail, you will ensure that each pet receives exceptional care, leaving them looking and feeling their best. You will have the opportunity to showcase your grooming skills, creativity, and passion for animals in a dynamic and rewarding environment. Your Petco Grooming Career: Competitive base pay, plus incentive Medical, dental, vision and more 401k and more Paid Time Off Petco Discounts All the supplies & equipment you need, including, clippers, blades, shears, shampoo, sprays, tools, etc. State of the art equipment, including bathing system, kennels, tables, and dryers Career development and growth opportunities, such as a Grooming Salon Leader, Grooming Mentor and Grooming Instructor Responsibilities: Perform grooming services including nail trims, ear cleaning. bathing, brushing, haircuts, and styling, adhering to breed standards and pet owners' preferences. Safely and efficiently maintain & operate grooming tools and equipment such as clippers, shears, brushes, and dryers. Learn and follow Petco's grooming policies, standards and guidelines to ensure quality and consistency in all areas of the grooming business. Monitor pets for any signs of discomfort, illness, or injury, and promptly report any concerns to pet owners and store management. Assess and address each pet's individual needs, taking into consideration their coat type, skin condition, and temperament. Provide exceptional customer service by actively listening to pet owners' requests, offering grooming recommendations, and addressing any questions or concerns. Educate pet owners on grooming maintenance and at home care practices to promote the overall well-being of their pets. Collaborate with fellow groomers and store team members to create a positive and supportive work environment. Qualifications: Proven experience as a professional groomer with a strong portfolio of successful grooming work. In-depth knowledge of various dog breeds, their grooming requirements, and common health issues & behaviors. Proficiency in breed-specific cuts, styling techniques, and grooming standards. Familiarity with grooming tools and equipment, and the ability to handle them safely and effectively. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to interact confidently and professionally with pet owners and team members. Strong attention to detail, ensuring grooming services are executed accurately and to the highest standards. Physical stamina to stand for extended periods, lift and handle pets of different sizes, and perform repetitive grooming tasks. Compassion and patience when handling pets, ensuring