Current Employment Opportunities

Current opportunities as of August 23, 2019:

 

Job Title:  Building Materials Colorist & Blending Technician

Department:  Material Laboratory

FLSA Status:  Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY – Perform material matching services and prepare samples and finished products for a variety of building materials including Dryvit systems, cement mortars, lime-based mortars, plasters, concretes and aggregates.  This position is also responsible for operating computerized liquid tinting and blending machines, a pneumatically operated lidding machine, and dry powder blending equipment.

 

This position requires extensive interaction with the members of the sales and management team to provide color matching and material production services for customers. It is often necessary to manage multiple projects and competing priorities so the person in this role must be able to effectively multitask and communicate clearly with other team members while meeting established deadlines. It is also essential to maintain clear and organized project records, samples and formulas to ensure consistent material production.

 

This position is subject to fluctuating seasonal demands. The busiest season is typically from May through October. During this time this position may entail occasional extended hours in order to meet production needs.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Include, but are not limited to the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

 

Material Matching Services

  • Formulate custom formulas for a variety of building materials including Dryvit finishes, Keim silicate coatings, Jahn masonry repair mortars, cement mortars, lime-based mortars, concretes, plasters and aggregates.
  • Work closely with the sales team during color matching process to manage expectations and ensure a quality end product for our customers.
  • Consult on jobsites during color selection process.
  • Enter color formulas into our database and catalogue/file hard samples in our material color library.

Tinting & Blending Services

  • Tint, mix and test materials.
  • Operate and maintain a computerized Hero liquid color tinting machine to blend Dryvit products for individual orders.
  • Operate and maintain a hero S2300 Tri-Mix rotary drill mixing station to blend tinted Dryvit products.
  • Operate and maintain a pneumatically operated pail lidding machine.
  • Assist in setting up a dry powder blending operation and operate/maintain a paddle type mixer for blending dry powdered sanded cements and plasters.

Quality Control / Quality Assurance

  • Follow established lab procedures and create new standard operating procedures as necessary.
  • Assess color samples for accuracy based on visual or coloristic data evaluations.
  • Perform quality control testing on raw ingredients as well as final blended products.
  • Responsible for keeping sample labs, mixing rooms, and storage space clean and orderly.
  • Maintain an organized and accessible collection of samples and formulas.
  • Responsible for cleaning and maintaining all tinting and blending equipment on a regular basis and maintaining maintenance records.
  • Report any safety hazards to a supervisor.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES – None at this time

 

GENERAL COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Must demonstrate general computer competency including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Filemaker and internet browsers.
  • Must have an aptitude for analyzing and reproducing colors with a general understanding of basic color theory.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly customers and other employees in a courteous, knowledgeable and polite manner.
  • Must be able to work independently and effectively manage time and multiple priorities under pressure.
  • Must be organized and maintain clear and consistent records and formulas.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year experience working with computer controlled automatic liquid dispensing tinting machines.
  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year experience conducting color matching services and preparing color samples in some capacity.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Must be able to read, write, communicate and understand the English language.
  • Spanish and/or Polish language skills are an added bonus.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Must have sufficient mathematical skills to calculate volumes and material quantities for projects.  Must be able to calculate and understand percentages and fractions.  Basic mathematic skills in the form of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division will be utilized on a daily basis in this position.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a registered and insured motor vehicle in compliance with Illinois state law.
  • Must maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to access construction site and warehouse storage areas via stairs, ramps, ladders, elevators, etc.
  • Must be able to spend at least 30%-50% of the day standing and walking on surfaces such as concrete, wood and metal in sometimes slippery, muddy and wet conditions.
  • Must be able to sit and remain alert while driving for an aggregate period of up to 6 hours.
  • Must be able to lift 100 pounds.

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to elogman@hfsmaterials.com. No phone calls.

Bilingual Inside Sales Representative (Spanish)

 

 

JOB TITLE: Inside Sales

DEPARTMENT: Office

REPORTS TO: Office Manager

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

PREPARED BY: M. Wolf

DATE PREPARED: 2/12/2019

SUMMARY: Responsible for everyday duties pertaining to counter sales including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Open cash drawer at the beginning of each day.
  • Invoice customers for merchandise picked up or delivered.
  • Count down and balance cash drawer each day at closing.
  • Record sales amounts on the accounting worksheet at the end of the day.
  • Take orders by phone or in person for deliveries.
  • Generate price quotes for customers and forward sales leads to appropriate outside sales person.
  • Organize and maintain tool stock room and basement stock room.
  • Receive merchandise from vendors, check deliveries against purchase orders and communicate receiving irregularities with purchasing agent or management.
  • Make sure displays are fully stocked, organized and cleaned at all times.
  • Participate in inventory cycle counts.
  • Maintain clean and orderly counters & work spaces.
  • Must be able to work half days on Saturdays during the summer months.

COMPETENCIES:

The employee must possess the following:

  • The ability to work with customers face to face or by phone with energy, enthusiasm and diplomacy.
  • The ability to work well with coworkers and management as a team.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • Must be able to navigate basic databases and use computer programs such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
  • Shall exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be punctual, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Candidates who exhibit the above competencies and are also fluent in speaking Spanish or Polish will be strongly considered for the position.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in retail/building materials or inside sales.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • Must be able to assist customers in estimating material quantities by calculating areas or volumes and dividing by a product’s consumption yield.
  • Must have the ability to make change during a sales transaction without use of a calculator or computer.

REASONING ABILITIES

  • Must have the ability to understand and determine the appropriateness of a product for a particular application.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at a desk/counter for long periods of time. The employee may be required to lift objects weighing up to 94 pounds and to use a ladder to reach inventory. Specific vision abilities required by this job include looking at a computer for most of the day.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

The majority of this position’s work takes place indoors. Trips outdoors between our various warehouses and offices will be required in order to gather items for restocking.

Job Type: Full-time

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