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September 2016

Now Hiring: Branch Operations Manager

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Location: Mishawaka, IN

Job Title:  Branch Operations Manager                    FLSA Status:    Exempt

Department:  Zeeland Lumber & Supply                 

Job Description:

The Operations Manager plans, directs, and coordinates all activities of the operation and ensures the most effective and economical production of quality goods in a timely and safe manner. The Operations Manager aligns closely with customer service, quality, finance and others in tactical support of the overall strategic goals and objectives of the organization. This person would be responsible for profit contribution by managing staff; establishing and accomplishing business objectives, setting goals and action plans to achieve results.

Job Duties:

  • Manage branch warehouse and inventory.
  • Maintain and report on financial part of business such as labor hours, overhead, supplies, expenses, billing, forecasting and any changes to these areas.
  • Manage operation schedule and work closely with corporate to handle overflow situations
  • Plans and develops work schedules to ensure adequate service.
  • Find efficiencies through optimum work schedules, branch configuration, and placement of employees. Identify inefficient areas and work with employees to overcome challenges.
  • Audits and maintain inventories supplies and equipment.
  • Analyzes & facilitates budget requests to identify areas in which reductions can be made.
  • Monitoring direct labor hours, project costs, and work schedules.
  • Ensure budget is maintained and labor scheduling does not exceed budget requirements
  • Monitor variances in material and labor in coordination with Project Managers to obtain maximum efficiency
  • Builds company image by collaborating with customers, and employees; enforcing ethical business practices.
  • Assist in the promotion of services performed to develop new markets, increase share of market, and obtain competitive position in industry.
  • Develop necessary business plans to enhance all program requirements; including throughput, labor hours, cycle, cost producibility, and image.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Be responsible for meeting all established cost, quality, and delivery commitments
  • Provide leadership for process improvement, regular team meetings and safety; facilitates proactive problem-solving
  • Customer focused from both an internal and external perspective.
  • Provide leadership in supply chain management to create value and minimize risk to the operation and to the organization. Ensure optimization of supply chain partnerships focusing on performance, quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Select, hire, train, develop, and provide ongoing leadership and direction of assigned employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to raise performance by building and maintaining positive relationships with all associates through coaching, development and instilling a continuous improvement mind-set.
  • Able to effectively work across all organizations and create alignment and focus.
  • Conduct and attend meetings to communicate top down, and bottom up on a consistent real time basis, with customers, clients, and employees.
  • Ability to deliver, meet deadlines, and have results orientation.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Complex problem solving capability.

 Job requirements:

 Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

  • Strong operational aptitude, with problem solving skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of the building product industry, with a wide scope of knowledge in regards to our product groups.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others.
  • Warehousing and Inventory Management experience is required
  • Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 5 years operations management experience
  • P&L management experience is highly desired
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Warehousing and Inventory Management experience is required
  • Management, Staffing, Management Proficiency, Coordination, Coaching, Developing Standards, Financial Planning and Strategy, Process Improvement, Decision Making, Strategic Planning, Quality Management

Now Hiring: CDL-A Delivery Driver

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Location: Zeeland, MI – Elkhart, IN – Mishawaka, IN

We are currently recruiting for CDL-A Delivery Drivers at multiple locations. Due to the high demand for CDL-A drivers, Zeeland Lumber has decided to offer a retention bonus to the CDL-A delivery driver of $1,000. 

Job Title:  Driver III                                                     FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Department:  Delivery                                               Reports to: Dispatch

Summary: CDL-A Delivery drivers drive a tractor with one or more trailers (18-wheel) on public streets or highways to transport materials and merchandise.  May load or unload truck using Moffett and Skytrak equipment.  Drivers are responsible for securing the load using approved devices and methods.  Requires a valid Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Move materials from one location to another.
  • Delivery of materials to customers.
  • Pick up materials from customers as required.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Ability to read shipping documents.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and cognitive skills.
  • Commitment to company values.

 Education / Training / Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.
  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

 Reporting to this Position:     No direct Reports

Physical Demands and Work Environment

 The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Summary:

The above is a list of activities routinely performed by this position and includes the essential functions an individual must perform for the position.  The above list is not all inclusive and the President reserves the right to add and/or remove any job duties as deemed necessary at any time.  The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence of policies.

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Now Hiring: Human Resource Manager

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Location: Mishawaka, IN

Job Title: Human Resource Manager                                    FLSA Status:  Salaried Exempt

Department:  Human Resources                              Reports to:  Director of Human Resources

Summary:  Provides HR support for the Northern Indiana branches.  Human Resource Manager administers policies, recommends and implements approved programs designed to protect company and team member interests in accordance with company HR policies and governmental laws and regulations.  Areas of involvement include employment, compensation, benefits, payroll, organizational development, employee relations, performance management, training, recruitment and safety, plus additional responsibilities as assigned from time-to-time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the latest knowledge base of Human Resources legal issues and ensure the organization’s adherence to all relevant employment laws/practices.
  • Provide guidance and input on Northern Indiana restructures, workforce planning, and succession planning.
  • Develop talent acquisition strategies and implements plans and programs to identify candidates.  Perform all functions of recruiting process.
  • Coordinate with direct supervisors and managers in regards to timely and accurate completion of performance evaluations
  • Proactively coach team members and managers to support a high performing team environment.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records administration for Northern Indiana including but not limited to workers’ compensation, risk management, safety, wellness, benefit and unemployment claims
  • Performs customer service functions by answering employee requests and questions.
  • Performs payroll and time/attendance administration by maintaining HRIS records and compiles reports from ADP database as needed.
  • Performs filing, mail distribution, making photocopies, scanning, faxing documents and performs other clerical functions.
  • Collaborate with extended HR team on various research projects, community involvement, and/or special projects.
  • Performs job with utmost professionalism and respect to the customer and employees, while assuring that the best interests of the company are being met.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Advanced computer proficiency.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Commitment to company values.
  • Positive attitude, dependable and adaptable

 Education / Training / Experience

  • Five (5) years of Human Resource experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management preferred
  • Senior level certification preferred (SPHR/SHRM-SCP).
  • ADP software knowledge preferred

 Reporting to this Position:    No direct reports

Physical Demands and Work Environment

 The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Summary:

The above is a list of activities routinely performed by this position and includes the essential functions an individual must perform for the position.  The above list is not all inclusive and the Director of Human Resources reserves the right to add and/or remove any job duties as deemed necessary at any time.  The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence of policies.

Now Hiring: Part-Time Human Resource Clerk

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Location: Zeeland, MI

Job Title:  Part-Time Human Resource Clerk                       FLSA Status:  Hourly Non-Exempt

Department:  Human Resources                              Reports to:  Director of Human Resources

Summary:  The Human Resource Clerk provides clerical support to the Human Resource Department on all personnel matters.  Primary focus will be payroll and recruiting.  15-25 hours per week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs customer service functions by answering employee requests and questions.
  • Maintains Human Resource Information System records and compiles reports from ADP database as needed.
  • Review & edit employee timecards in collaboration with direct supervisors
  • Tracks & processes temporary employee hours and timecards.
  • Performs payroll/benefit-related enrollments.
  • Conducts audits of various payroll & benefits. Recommends any corrective action.
  • Applicant tracking, pre-screening and interview scheduling.
  • Performs filing, mail distribution, making photocopies, scanning, faxing documents and performs other clerical functions.
  • Tracks professional development & safety training
  • Maintains SDS binders/files.
  • Assists with processing paperwork for new hires and terminations – I9 verification, online background investigation, orientation training.
  • Assists HR department with various research projects and/or special projects.
  • Performs job with utmost professionalism and respect to the customer and employees, while assuring that the best interests of the company are being met.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Advanced computer proficiency & accuracy.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Commitment to company values.
  • Positive attitude, dependable and adaptable

 Education / Training / Experience

  • Two (2) years of Human Resource experience
  • An associate’s degree in Human Resource Management preferred
  • ADP software knowledge preferred

 Reporting to this Position:    No direct reports

Physical Demands and Work Environment

 The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Summary:

The above is a list of activities routinely performed by this position and includes the essential functions an individual must perform for the position.  The above list is not all inclusive and the Director of HR reserves the right to add and/or remove any job duties as deemed necessary at any time.  The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence of policies.

Now Hiring: Driver III

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Location: Wyoming, MI

Job Title:  Driver III                                                     FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Department:  Zeeland Truss & Components                       Reports to: Lead Driver / General Manager

Summary: Driver III drives a tractor with one or more trailers (18-wheel) on public streets or highways to transport materials and merchandise.  May load or unload truck using Moffett and Skytrak equipment.  Drivers are responsible for securing the load using approved devices and methods.  Requires a valid Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Move materials from one location to another.
  • Delivery of materials to customers.
  • Pick up materials from customers as required.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and a appropriate professional image.
  • Ability to read shipping documents.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and cognitive skills.
  • Commitment to company values.

 Education / Training / Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.
  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

 Reporting to this Position:    No direct Reports

Physical Demands and Work Environment

 The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Summary:

The above is a list of activities routinely performed by this position and includes the essential functions an individual must perform for the position.  The above list is not all inclusive and the President reserves the right to add and/or remove any job duties as deemed necessary at any time.  The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence of policies.

Now Hiring: Field Service Technician I

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Location: Zeeland, MI

Job Title:  Field Service Technician I                         FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Department:  Window Service                                  Reports to: Branch Manager

Summary: Field Service Technician is a mobile repair or assessment technician who travels to a site to troubleshoot equipment/product issues.  Technician’s job is to repair and maintain all makes and models of a windows, doors, garage doors & operators.  Assist in custom Millwork shop using power tools. Other product categories may be added at discretion of supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishes service by studying system requirements; ordering and gathering components and parts; completing installation; performing acceptance tests.
  • Maintains rapport with customers by examining complaints; identifying solutions; suggesting improved methods and techniques; recommending system improvements.
  • Keeps personal equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Documents service and installation actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.
  • Assist in custom Millwork shop using power tools such as  planers, sander, belt sander, jig saw, table saw, band saw, portable drills, drill press
  • Shop customer service and processing credits
  • Insure that safety policies and practices, concerning vehicles, tools and equipment are complied with.
  • Maintains customer confidence by keeping service information confidential.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Knowledge of residential construction and the ability to use hand tools is desired. Must be able to work from ladders and scaffolding, and work well unsupervised.
  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Ability to listen, troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Ability to plan projects and work independently.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and cognitive skills.
  • Commitment to company values.  Maintain confidentiality and focus on quality

 Education / Training / Experience

  • High School graduate required, some college preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must have 3 years of experience with installation, service, and repair.
  • Qualified candidates will possess 1-2 years of related education and/or experience, particularly in the area of building materials or construction.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.

 Reporting to this Position:    No direct Reports

Physical Demands and Work Environment

 The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

  1. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  1. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Summary:

The above is a list of activities routinely performed by this position and includes the essential functions an individual must perform for the position.  The above list is not all inclusive and the ZCS Division Manager reserves the right to add and/or remove any job duties as deemed necessary at any time.  The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence of policies.