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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 April 18, 2016)

Champaign, Illinois Position Technical Hobbico is 100% employee-owned and we believe that our employees are our most important resource. We offer competitive pay and comprehensive benefits including:
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts 

PRODUCT DESIGNER: Design hobby products and related accessories using 3D CAD software. The primary focus will be with R/C boat design, building, and testing, but design versatility with other R/C and general hobby product categories is required.
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    As a Research and Development Product Designer you will
  • Design, test, and develop a wide variety of products ranging from toys, R/C hobby products, and simple to complex mechanical devices.
  • Assist the R&D Manager in all phases of research and development related to the design, testing, and tooling to produce product.
  • Perform quality control testing on R/C and other products as requested by the R&D Manager.
  • Write instruction manuals for new products.
    The successful candidate will have:
  • At least 3 years of consumer product design experience.
  • Previous 3D design software experience (Solidworks preferred).
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of hobby-level products.
  • An understanding of manufacturing techniques and materials.
  • Other desirable qualifications include:
  • Associates degree in mechanical design or related field.
  • Expertise with R/C boat design and setup.
  • Experience operating CNC machining equipment.
R&D MANAGER ELECTRONICS & QUADS: We currently have a tremendous opportunity for an R&D Manager – Electronics & Quads to join our Research & Development team. We foster a vibrant culture and a collaborative work environment designed to empower our employees. Come join a dynamic team that has a passion for innovation, success, and teamwork!
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As a R&D Manager Electronics & Quads you will
  • Oversee all facets of assigned R&D electronic & quad projects
  • Generate product test reports based on quantitative analysis
  • Continue to refine & formulate processes to improve work flow efficiency and output
  • Manage a team to test, evaluate and analyze new products and submit results to product management
  • Research and analyze product trends to ensure the development of successful products

  • The successful candidate will have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Computer Engineering or similar field
  • 3-5 years of experience managing an R&D or Product Development team, preferably overseeing software and hardware engineers
  • Working knowledge of current hobby trends
QUALITY CONTROL TECHNICIAN: Inspect incoming shipments of radio-control products and components to ensure quality standards are met. Test items to determine reliability. Report results of testing and make recommendations to improve upon materials and parts used in production process. Assist with product quality control documents. Perform inspections of new products. Assist the R&D staff with the development of radio control products. Compose product addendums, tech notices and assist in the composition of instruction manuals. Good communication skills and MS Office experience required. Previous experience with radio-control products desirable. Full-time, days. Equal opportunity employer. TECHNICAL SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE: Answer interesting product related questions on inbound customer help phone lines. Good verbal and written communication skills required. Previous customer service experience a plus. Modeling experience is not required, but must have a willingness to learn about all aspects of the R/C hobby. Full-time position available. Equal opportunity employer. General Hobbico is 100% employee-owned and we believe that our employees are our most important resource. We offer competitive pay and comprehensive benefits including:
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts 
FORKLIFT DRIVERS: Our warehouse team is seeking forklift drivers to help accurately stock product. Main responsibilities include restocking shelves in a timely manner, filling out-of-stock orders, recording all stock movements, and consolidating merchandise to ensure maximum space utilization. The successful candidate will be organized, accurate, and attentive to detail. Previous forklift experience is preferred, but not required. Full-time positions are available on 1st and 2nd shift. Hobbico is an equal opportunity employer. RECEIVING CLERK: Join our warehouse receiving team as a Receiving Clerk. Responsibilities include receiving and unloading incoming shipments, verifying and recording incoming merchandise, and stock labeling product for proper distribution. This position will also communicate with other departments in the company to obtain special paperwork or to help troubleshoot orders when necessary. Previous warehouse or receiving experience is desired. Full-time position is available on 1st shift, Monday thru Friday. Equal opportunity employer. RECEPTIONIST: Answer incoming phone lines and provide clerical support in a fast paced Human Resources department. A pleasant phone voice, strong customer service skills, and previous experience with MS Office required. Full-time and part-time positions available, Monday-Friday. WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATES Our Warehouse Associates are directly involved with all aspects of the order fulfillment process to help maintain Hobbico’s commitment to excellence. Primary responsibilities include picking or packing customer orders, ensuring accuracy, meeting quality and production standards, and adhering to safety compliance.
We’re looking to grow our warehouse team with people who possess a strong work ethic, are detail-oriented, and have the ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, thriving environment. Previous warehouse or manufacturing experience is helpful, but not required. Full-time and part-time positions are immediately available on 1st and 2nd shift. Hobbico is an equal opportunity employer.
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. Part-time positions available, 1st shift hours. Hobbico is an equal opportunity employer. Sales and Service Hobbico is 100% employee-owned and we believe that our employees are our most important resource. We offer competitive pay and comprehensive benefits including:
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts 
RETAIL SALES REPRESENTATIVES:Answer inbound calls from customers and assist them with placing orders in a call center environment. Excellent phone, verbal, and interpersonal skills required. Previous sales or customer service experience and computer experience desirable. Incentive pay offered. A variety of full-time and part-time schedules available, including day, evening, and weekend hours.  Hobbico is an equal opportunity employer. Professional Hobbico is 100% employee-owned and we believe that our employees are our most important resource. We offer competitive pay and comprehensive benefits including:
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts 
ASSOCIATE PRODUCT MANAGER – EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS: Oversee the development of R/C surface and aircraft products and related accessories.  Collaborate with marketing and sales staff to promote new items and increase product sales
    As Assistant Product Manager on the Exclusive Products Team, you will…
  • Develop and release new products that appeal to customers and reflect company goals. 
  • Assist with production planning and schedules, design creation, vendor selection, project coordination, and new product introductions.
  • Create master schedule to track product releases. 
  • Handle day-to-day communications with vendors on assigned products.
    The successful candidate will have:
  • A minimum of three years hands-on experience with R/C products.
  • Strong knowledge of current hobby industry trends.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • A proven track record of results-oriented performance.

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. Previous retail or wholesale buying experience required along with strong communication, math and Excel skills. PROMOTIONS & PRICING SPECIALIST:Assist with product pricing and promotions and coordinate product release schedule. Excellent mathematical and verbal and written communication skills required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office a must. Previous marketing or statistical analysis experience desirable. Full-time, days. Hobbico is 100% employee-owned and we believe that our employees are our most important resource. We offer competitive pay and comprehensive benefits including:
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts 

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 hr@towerhobbies.com 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.