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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 1, 2014)
Champaign, Illinois Position Technical PRODUCT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN: 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, days. WEB ARTIST: Join our Advertising Department with your proven skills in web development and graphic design, creating and maintaining web sites for a large number of radio control and general hobby products. Qualified candidates must have a degree in web development or graphic design and 5 years’ experience developing web sites using HTML, CSS and Java Script. Additional skills desired include 2 years’ experience with PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign. Applicants should be adaptable, deadline-oriented, well-organized, able to quickly learn new techniques, have good interpersonal and communication skills, and be prepared to keep up to date with web advances and changing technologies General ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATE: Perform all major accounting functions including deposits, expense payables, merchandise payables and refunds. Responsible for various accounting spreadsheet functions and account analysis. Previous experience with Excel and CRT required. At least 2 years’ bookkeeping or accounting experience desirable. Full-time, days. FOOD SERVICE ASSISTANT: Assist with cafeteria operations including food preparation, serving, and ordering food supplies. Good customer service skills and previous food service experience required. Must have a dependable work history. Food service sanitation certificate desirable, but will certify the right candidate. Full-time, days. FORKLIFT DRIVERS: Assist with stocking and movement of product. Previous forklift experience preferred, but not required. Full-time and part-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 and part-time positions available on 1st and 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. Part-time position available on 1st shift. Professional 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:
  • Assist the Product Manager in all facets of the helicopter product category, including product development, project coordination, and new product introductions.
  • 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.
    Qualifications:
  • 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 General SECURITY OFFICER: Perform periodic inspection tours of buildings and grounds to ensure compliance with established safety policies and procedures. Assist Operations Manager with daily monitoring of employee activities. Review security camera tapes and provide documentation of any accidents or unsafe activities.  Previous security, law enforcement, or military experience or related educational background desired.   Part-time, days.

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.

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