The Buc-ee’s Travel Center at I-10 and the Baldwin Beach Express will be opening in just more than a month, but there are still plenty of high-paying positions the company’s looking to fill. The first of its kind built outside of the state of Texas, the store will offer a unique experience for highway travelers.
As impressive as Buc-ee’s looks from the outside with 55,000 square feet under roof and 120 fueling stations with diesel at every pump, the inside is even more so. Contractors are completing the finishing touches and have just a few weeks to get done. Meanwhile, the hiring process continues.
“We’re looking forward to having the people come work for us with starting pay of ... $14 to $17 per hour for starting pay, 401K, full benefit package,” said Buc-ee’s store opening coordinator, Dan Parkinson.
The place to apply is www.buc-ees.com. The hiring process is about 60 percent complete. The store will employ more than 200 local workers, including several managers. Sean Rowley of Spanish Fort is the Assistant General Manager. He spent four months in Texas learning the Buc-ee’s way.
“I went in and I spent weeks cleaning bathrooms, washing and waxing fuel pumps and food service for a two-week stent which I had never done before,” Rowley said.
It was all in an effort to learn the Buc-ee’s mantra first hand; clean, friendly and in stock. What Buc-ee’s takes the most pride in is the space and cleanliness of its restrooms. Management promises visitors they won’t find cleaner or better facilities anywhere. When it comes to all the things you can buy, this store will have a Baldwin County feel.
“We’ll have all the items that we normally carry…good quality barbeque pits and the like, but we will definitely customize the offerings in this store for the beach and for Alabama,” Parkinson explained.
From its famous Beaver Nuggets to Texas-style barbequed brisket, Buc-ee’s is sure to carry the perfect snack for you. This is the 14th travel center of its size for Buc-ee’s out of 36 locations, but just the first outside the state of Texas. The scheduled open date if all goes well is on Jan. 21, 2019.