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The leading model and hobby company in the world, and one of the most progressive companies in the Champaign/Urbana area is seeking qualified individuals for the following positions. We offer a competitive compensation package and excellent opportunities for career growth.
Currently Open Positions (effective July 21, 2014)
Champaign, Illinois Position Technical WEB DEVELOPER: Join our Advertising Department with your proven skills in web development, building and maintaining web sites for a large number of radio control and general hobby products. Qualified candidates must have a degree (or equivalent experience) in web development and experience creating web sites using HTML, CSS, and Java Script. Experience creating responsively designed web sites desired. Applicants should be deadline-oriented, well-organized, have good communication skills, and be prepared to keep up to date with web advances and changing technologies. PROGRAMMER: Seeking a dedicated professional to join our dynamic Information Systems team. Create and modify existing computer programs and analyze computer functions for our IBM AS400. An A.A.S. in Business Information Systems programming and at least 2 years experience in programming and analysis is preferred. RPG IV programming, HTML, Web development, and AS400 experience, along with knowledge of business systems desirable. Full time, days. MODEL TECHNICIAN: Repair R/C models and engines, test hobby products, and assist with related questions. Ability to work with hand tools and small parts required. R/C modeling, light mechanical, or experience in small engine repair desired. Full-time, days. General FORKLIFT DRIVERS: Assist with stocking and movement of product. Previous forklift experience preferred, but not required. Full-time positions available on 2nd and 3rd shift. Premium wages for 3rd shift PICKERS AND PACKERS: Work in our warehouse assisting in the order fulfillment process. Pick customer orders or pack them for shipment. Full-time positions available on 2nd shift. Previous warehouse experience helpful, but not required. RECEIVING CLERK: Responsible for the warehouse receipt and check-in process for merchandise ordered by the company. May also assist with unloading trucks. Dependable work history required. Previous warehouse experience helpful. Full-time position available on 1st shift. SECURITY: Perform periodic inspection tours of buildings and grounds to ensure compliance with established safety procedures. Previous security, law enforcement, or military experience or related educational background desired. Full-time and part-time positions available on 1st and 2nd shifts. Professional BUYER: Responsible for buying product lines, negotiating with and acting as primary liaison for assigned manufacturers. Manages inventory levels to maximize inventory fill rates, turn rates, cost of goods and return on investment. Sources qualified manufacturers who can meet purchase needs in terms of product quality, quantity and delivery date. Responsible for ongoing inventory item maintenance. Previous retail or wholesale buying experience required along with strong communication, math and Excel skills. MARKETING MANAGER: Looking for an energized and creative candidate to identify target markets and create and execute marketing plans for multiple product lines. Coordinate the implementation of marketing projects. Direct the creation of electronic marketing including websites and social media. Provide input and direction for packaging, advertising, and customer promotions. Attend trade shows and other events to stay up to date with industry trends. A degree in Marketing or related field and at least three years experience with consumer products marketing is required. Excellent communication skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at once are a must. Knowledge of R/C products and an interest in the hobby desired SYSTEMS COMPLIANCE MANAGER: Seeking a highly motivated and results-oriented audit professional to assume this key position responsible for planning, executing, and reporting on operational, financial and compliance-related audits of key business units. Help with operational improvements and efficiencies by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to risk management and internal controls. Qualifications include a B.S. in Accounting (CPA/MBA preferred) and a minimum of 5 years financial and operational audit experience. A combination of national public accounting and industrial manufacturing audit experience is highly desirable. Strong communication and interpersonal skills combined with a good working knowledge of business and accounting systems are a must. TRAINING SPECIALIST: Assess company training needs and develop and conduct effective training programs to maintain and improve employee job skills.
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    Responsibilities include:
  • Providing safety and regulatory training and other training for new hires.
  • Perform computer software training and product training.
  • Measure and record training effectiveness.
  • Establish relationships and coordinate training with department clients.
  • Assisting with administrative duties as needed.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience writing and delivering training curriculums.
  • Excellent presentation skills/influential speaker.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to use new technologies to increase training efficiency and materials effectiveness.
  • Proven writing skills.
  • Experience training adult learners in a corporate environment preferred.
  • Bachelors’ Degree in a related field, preferably Communications or Training.
Reno, Nevada Position SECURITY OFFICER: Perform periodic inspection tours of buildings and grounds to ensure compliance with established safety policies and procedures. This position requires previous law enforcement or security experience, or related educational background. Part-time, days. WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATES: Work in our warehouse assisting in the order fulfillment process. Full-time positions available on 1st shift. Previous warehouse experience helpful.

If you are in the Champaign-Urbana area, you may also apply in person at 2904 Research Road, Champaign, IL 61822 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Those applicants outside the Champaign area may send a resume with salary history to Tower Hobbies, Attn: Human Resources, 2904 Research Road, Champaign, IL 61822 or email us at EOE

If you are in the Reno, Nevada area you may also apply in person at 1190 Trademark Drive, Reno, NV 89512. from 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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