Pre-Employment Application

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Walnut Creek, CA  94596


Downtown Walnut Creek Hardware is the premier destination in Walnut Creek and the surrounding areas for home and garden. We carry brand name products such as Weber®, Klein®, Carhartt® and Craftsman®.  We have a full nursery, a full patio and barbeque department, and a large selection of gifts.

The store is family owned and operated, and has a large fan base of local customers which makes it a fun and rewarding place to work. Many employees have been here since the store opened and all of us take pride in the store’s success.

We are looking for great employees in all categories. We have good training programs and experienced mentors, so experience is not our first priority. We are more interested in personal integrity and the ability to enjoy working with people in a busy environment.

Our positions are as follows:

CREW:  Stock freight, build product, load product into customer vehicles, deliver product to customers’ homes. Lifting up to 50 lbs on a regular daily basis is a primary part of this position.

CASHIER:  Ring up transactions accurately, support all Ace Programs, such as Ace Rewards, answer phones, greet and thank customers. Answer customer questions about product locations.

ASSOCIATE:  Help customers locate what they need, suggest related items and provide technical assistance. Maintain stock levels on shelves and manage freight as assigned. Associates are required to learn how to look up information in our computer system, cut keys, process special orders, mix paint and operate a cash register.

GARDEN ASSOCIATE: In addition to the skills listed above, must be  knowledgeable about plants, soils, additives etc. 

MARKETING/MERCHANDISER:  A retail professional, familiar with the EPICOR Eagle System, who can manage a paper advertisement schedule, manage the ordering and receiving of ad merchandise, oversee the buying of a wide variety of products, build attractive merchandising displays, analyze and implement pricing strategies, and physically be able to implement merchandising when needed, be a keyholder and have great people skills.

All positions start out at part time (0-29 hours)

Minimum Requirements:

High School diploma/GED.

Ability to effectively use email.

Proficiency in written and verbal communications.

Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Ability to stand and move for an extended period of time.


Please complete the following information.  Then press the "Submit Application" button at the bottom. You may attach a resume at the bottom of the page. We recommend that you attach an MS-Word document. You have 45 minutes to complete the application.

Mr. Ms.
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Street Address: *
Address 2:
City: *
State/Prov: *
Zip/Postal Code: *
Phone 1: *
Phone 2:
Phone 3:
E-mail Address: *

We may contact qualified applicants by phone. What is the best time to contact you? (Choose one)
8:30am - 11:30am
11:30am - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Which phone number should we use first?
Phone 1
Phone 2
Phone 3

High School
Some College
College Graduate
Some Graduate School
Advanced Degree

Provide the name of the institution from which you received your highest degree.

Why are you applying for a job at Downtown Walnut Creek Hardware?

Are you willing to work part time? Part time is defined as 0 hours up to 29 hours per week.

Our store is open from 7 am to 8 pm and 8 am to 6 pm Sundays. Are you WILLING AND ABLE to work weekends and holidays, or other shifts as needed, to support the business?

Are you able to lift and carry
Can't lift
Up to 25 lbs
Up to 50 lbs
Up to 75 lbs

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

Of your work experiences, describe the ones you think would be relevant to working at Downtown Walnut Creek Hardware.

Describe your ability to use technology in your own words. How important is technology? Why?

Our goal is to provide AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE. Please tell us how you would contribute to that goal.

Describe your favorite job and why you liked it.

Describe your worst job and why you did not like it.

What concerns would you have about working at Downtown Walnut Creek Hardware?

Do You have any friends or relatives working at Walnut Creek Hardware?

Where did you learn about this open position? (Indicate the website, job board, referring individual.)


Provide two references (no family members):
Reference #1
Phone Number:

Reference #2

Phone Number:


Provide us with your recent employment history:

Employer #1
Employer Name:
Job Title:
Employer #2
Employer Name:
Job Title:
Employer #3
Employer Name:
Job Title:

On what date can you start?


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