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December 2016

2017 Zeeland Partner Summit

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Schedule of Events:

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hiring Outside the Box – Panel Presentation
presented by the HBA
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Building Your Business with Social Media
presented by Lynne Jarman-Johnson
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Michigan Economic Forecast – Dr. Paul Isely
presented by Masco
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Keynote Presentation from John U. Bacon
presented by Trex
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Building Products Trade Show
John U. Bacon Meet & Greet
5:45p.m. – 7:45p.m.
Dinner Served
7:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Truss & Components: Building Solutions
Presented by Zeeland Truss & Components

Keynote Presentation

 ‘The Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership’ 
By: JOHN U. BACON

Best Selling Author, Commentator, College Teacher, and Coach

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@johnubacon | johnubacon.com

Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football
Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football
Bo’s Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership

Summit Highlights

Building Products Trade Show
*Product Innovation*
*Trends for 2017*
Educational Breakout Sessions
Economic Forecast
Catered Dinner and Drinks
Raffle Prizes and Gift Bag

Location

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 E. Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Now Hiring: 2nd Shift CDL-A / Truck Loader, Zeeland, MI

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Location: Zeeland, MI

Job Title:         CDL-A / Truck Loader                         FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Department:  Delivery                                               Reports to:     2nd shift Yard Lead

Summary: Truck Loader is a general warehouse labor job and is responsible for all aspects of material handling, with primary responsibility of loading outbound trucks and shuttling trucks between yards and staging areas. 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 forklift, Moffett and Skytrak equipment.  Responsible for securing the load using approved devices and methods.  Requires a valid Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate a gas or electric powered forklift truck or hand-truck to move, stack, load, or unload materials in and about the facility, warehouse, yard, staging area, etc.
  • Move materials from one location to another.
  • Load and unload trucks and train cars and move material within the warehouse and yards.
  • Assist with stocking of materials within warehouse.
  • Greet customers and assist them with their product pick up
  • Use banding and shrink wrap machines, additional packaging may be required
  • Pull orders together and assemble them for shipment to customers or distribution centers
  • Gathering or distributing product or materials within the warehouse or yard
  • Workers may use bar code readers, computer terminals or other electronic devices to track product.
  • General knowledge on all of Zeeland Lumber’s products and WMS/ERP systems

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Ability to follow basic written and verbal instructions, such as bills of materials and shipping documents, or equivalent.  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.
  • Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Certificate.
  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Reporting to this Position:    Loaders

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 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.
  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.

SUCCESS FACTORS

Personal characteristics/behavior that contribute to the ability to do your job well:

  • Respect for employees, customers, vendors and management.

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: Inside Sales / Customer Care, Zeeland, MI

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Location: Zeeland, MI

Job Title:  Inside Sales/Customer Care                     FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Department:  Sales                                                    Reports to: Inside Sales Manager

Summary: Inside Sales Rep is responsible for serving Zeeland Lumber’s customers in an engaging way.  Its purpose is to promote, price, and sell building products to existing and new clients.  It will include meeting with walk-in customers, talking with phone-in customers, and occasional job-site visits.  Participate and contribute to company goals and strategic plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greeting customers as they enter our office/showroom
  • Writing up walk-in and phone-in customers’ orders
  • Assisting customers with pricing, product and delivery status information
  • Engaging in customers’ projects
    • Asking questions to qualify customer needs
    • Returning project quotes in a timely manner (based on customer need)
    • Following up on possible orders
  • Continual responsibility of being a cooperative resource to customers and fellow employees
  • Pricing responsibility on special order products—gross margin accountability
    • Working knowledge and everyday use of technology including but not limited to email, phones, internet, MS Word, MS Excel, bisTrack, WMS, & ADP
  • Showroom procedures
    • Pulling lockset orders / re-keying
    • Cycle counts for inventory
  • General knowledge on all of Zeeland Lumber’s products

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Leadership and organizational abilities.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and cognitive skills.
  • Commitment to company values.
  • Ability to solve problems

Success Factors

Personal characteristics/behavior that contribute to the ability to do your job well:

  • Respect for employees, customers, vendors and management.
  • Respect for the Organization and its information
  • Willingness to serve the customer
  • Teamwork mentality
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a cooperative manner with customers, co-workers, vendors & management.

Education / Training / Experience

  • High School degree a minimum
  • Experience in the Building Industry
  • Working knowledge on deliveries and wood-shop operations
  • Heart for the customer and their needs.

Reporting to this Position:    None

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 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.
  2. 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.

Most of the job will be performed within the office environment, specifically at the front desk and on the showroom floor.  There will be occasional need to go to the warehouse and actual job-sites.

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 Inside Sales 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.

Now Hiring: Yard Material Handler, Waterford MI

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Location: Waterford, MI

Job Title:  Material Handler                                                  FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Department:  ZLS Yard                                                          Reports to:     Operations Manager

Summary: Material Handler is a general warehouse labor job responsible for all aspects of material handling (stocking and credits) and serving customer’s needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate a gas or electric powered forklift truck or hand-truck to move, stack, load, or unload materials in and about the facility, warehouse, yard, staging area, etc.
  • Move materials from one location to another.
  • Load and unload trucks and train cars and move material within the warehouse and yards.
  • Assist with stocking of materials within warehouse.
  • Greet customers and assist them with their product pick up
  • Use banding and shrink wrap machines, additional packaging may be required
  • Pull orders together and assemble them for shipment to customers or distribution centers
  • Gathering or distributing product or materials within the warehouse or yard
  • Workers may use bar code readers, computer terminals or other electronic devices to track product.
  • General knowledge on all of Zeeland Lumber’s products and WMS/ERP systems

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Ability to follow basic written and verbal instructions, such as bills of materials and shipping documents, or equivalent.  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.
  • Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Certificate.

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 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.
  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.

SUCCESS FACTORS

Personal characteristics/behavior that contribute to the ability to do your job well:

  • Respect for employees, customers, vendors and management.

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: Material Handler – Mishawaka, IN

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Location: Mishawaka, IN

Job Title:  Material Handler                                                  FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Department:  ZLS Yard                                                          Reports to:     Operations Manager

Summary: Material Handler is a general warehouse labor job responsible for all aspects of material handling (stocking and credits) and serving customer’s needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate a gas or electric powered forklift truck or hand-truck to move, stack, load, or unload materials in and about the facility, warehouse, yard, staging area, etc.
  • Move materials from one location to another.
  • Load and unload trucks and train cars and move material within the warehouse and yards.
  • Assist with stocking of materials within warehouse.
  • Greet customers and assist them with their product pick up
  • Use banding and shrink wrap machines, additional packaging may be required
  • Pull orders together and assemble them for shipment to customers or distribution centers
  • Gathering or distributing product or materials within the warehouse or yard
  • Workers may use bar code readers, computer terminals or other electronic devices to track product.
  • General knowledge on all of Zeeland Lumber’s products and WMS/ERP systems

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Ability to follow basic written and verbal instructions, such as bills of materials and shipping documents, or equivalent.  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.
  • Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Certificate.

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 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.
  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.

SUCCESS FACTORS

Personal characteristics/behavior that contribute to the ability to do your job well:

  • Respect for employees, customers, vendors and management.

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: Human Resource Manager

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Location: Elkhart/Mishawaka, IN

Job Title: Human Resource Manager                                    FLSA Status:  Salaried Exempt

Department:  Human Resources                              Reports to:  Director of Human Resources

Summary:  The Human Resource Manager provides support for the Northern Indiana branches.  Human Resources 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: Engineered Products Designer

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Location: Wyoming, MI

Job Title:  Engineered Products Designer                 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department:  Truss Design                                       Reports to: General Manager

Summary: The Engineered Products Designer designs engineered wood products for roof, floors, and wall systems used in commercial and residential projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must learn all facets of blue print take-offs.
  • Must learn / be knowledgeable in all areas of the software programs used.
  • Must accurately quote out projects per customer’s specifications in a timely manner, and follow through with established checks / balance procedures.
  • Assist customers in the design and planning of construction projects in a courteous and pleasant manner.
  • Design engineered products to meet criteria established by customer to meet all state and county codes as well as sound engineering / construction practices and follow the procedural guidelines of the Design Group.
  • Present finished layouts and shop drawing for all sold jobs, and make necessary alterations.
  • Use resources available to enhance sales, and continually strive to improve sales and communication skills.
  • Assist in both the office, and field, as needed.
  • Assist in estimating all materials supported by the company, as required.
  • Cooperate with all personnel, policies, and programs, in such a way as to always enhance the image of the company, each division, and employee.
  • Use own good judgment and abilities to support the best interests of the company in all situations and to perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Manage projects to the deadlines

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Technological capabilities
    • CAD software
    • Alpine Design software
    • LP solutions
  • Ability to see objects 3 dimensionally
  • Ability to learn and grow as industry changes.
  • Excellent listening skills and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Willingness to strive to succeed no matter what obstacles may come.
  • Positive attitude & self motivation
  • Ability to perform basic accounting tasks

Education / Training / Experience

  • Associate Degree in related field is preferred
  • Two years of estimating / design experience
  • Construction knowledge / experience helpful

Reporting to this Position:    None

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 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 40 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.

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 General Manager reserves the right to add and/or remove any job duties as deemed necessary at any time.

Now Hiring: Receptionist

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Location: Zeeland, MI

Job Title:         Receptionist / Admin                                     FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Department:  Customer Care                                               Reports to:     Inside Sales Manager

Summary: Receptionist is responsible for serving Zeeland Lumber’s customers in an engaging way.  Its purpose is to promote customer service for both external and internal customers.  It will include assisting walk-in customers, talking with phone-in customers, answering phones, and general customer care.  Participate and contribute to company goals and strategic plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greeting customers as they enter our office/showroom
  • Answer phones
  • Assist customers with pricing, order, product and delivery status information
  • Process customer sales orders/changes and deliveries according to established department policies and procedures
  • Process customer returns according to established department policies and procedures
  • Partner with sales reps to meet and exceed customers’ service expectations
  • Working knowledge and everyday use of technology including but not limited to email, phones, internet, MS Word, MS Excel, BisTrack, & ADP
  • Perform other related duties as assigned such as answering phones

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Leadership and organizational abilities.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and cognitive skills.
  • Commitment to company values.
  • Ability to solve problems

Success Factors

Personal characteristics/behavior that contribute to the ability to do your job well:

  • Respect for employees, customers, vendors and management.
  • Respect for the Organization and its information
  • Willingness to serve the customer
  • Teamwork mentality
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a cooperative manner with customers, co-workers, vendors & management.

Education / Training / Experience

  • High School degree a minimum
  • Experience in the Building Industry
  • Heart for the customer and their needs.

Reporting to this Position:    None

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 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.
  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 Branch 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.