Groomer

Grooming South Portland, Maine


Description

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Do you think of your pet as a member of the family? If so, then we have a lot in common! Like you, we are extremely devoted to our pets and only want the best for them.  We are a community of true pet lovers with shared interests and values. We are professionally committed to being your resource for all aspects of pet ownership including health and nutrition, training, grooming and the latest in general pet care.  As a Groomer, you help make a difference in the lives of pets by providing customers with an upscale pet styling experience to improve the look and feel of a pet’s physical appearance.  Depending on the incumbent’s professional grooming experience, level of role and scheduling, the following grooming services may be performed: bathing, brushing, blow drying, dematting, cutting or trimming hair/fur, gland expression, brushing teeth, nail clipping and grinding, and other specialty services.  


Here is what a day in the life of a Groomer would look like:

  • Complete high-quality grooms (e.g. bathing, brushing, blow drying, dematting, cutting or trimming hair/ fur, gland expression, teeth brushing, nail clipping and grinding, and other specialty services)
  • Provide pet parents with an exceptional guest experience
  • Always treat all pets and pet parents with kindness and respect
  • Speak authentically about products and services offered
  • Share product knowledge and suggestions to fit customer needs and promote pet health
  • Maintain a clean, safe work area
  • Actively engage pet parents to continue to grow the business


We will teach you a lot but what we need you to already have:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • At least 6 months professional grooming experience required
  • Grooming tools and equipment in good working condition
  • Passion for dog grooming and the well-being of pets
  • Knowledgeable in breed standard grooms
  • Skills in scissoring, general cleaning, nail trimming, styling, and all other pet grooming functions
  • Willingness to be educated about the products and services offered
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, which will require evening and weekend shifts
  • Grooming certification preferred


Physical Demands:

  • Position requires person to work both indoors and outdoors
  • Majority of day is spent standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all day
  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds
  • Must be comfortable working with a wide variety of animals including small and large dogs
  • Must be able to work around pet hair and dander
  • Communicate with proper spelling and grammar via email/ text
  • Communicate with clients in a friendly, upbeat manner
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Regularly be able to talk and hear

 

IPP is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  IPP recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.