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.
GRAPHIC ARTIST: Bring your expertise at creating graphic artwork and web designs to a position that lets you explore an enormous variety of advertising projects — catalogs, newsletters, magazine ads, mass market, sales flyers, web site designs, and more! You’ll complete layout and production on a MacIntosh computer using the latest Adobe Creative Suite software. An Associate’s degree in Graphic Design is required, plus 4-5 years experience with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, and CSS.
NETWORK ASSISTANT: Support end users and IT department with problem resolution tasks, upgrade ideas, and future system enhancements. The ideal candidate will have experience with Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office. An associates’ degree in Computer Networking or related field highly desirable. Experience with IP based networks, Windows print systems, scripting, and exposure to Active Directory in user account management a plus.
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 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.
FORKLIFT DRIVERS: Assist with stocking and movement of product. Previous forklift experience preferred, but not required. Full-time positions available on 1st 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 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 positions available on 1st and 2nd shifts.
Sales and Service
INSIDE SALES AND SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES: Answer inbound calls from customers and assist them with placing orders for an array of hobby products. Excellent phone, verbal, and interpersonal skills required. Previous sales or customer service and computer experience desirable. The call center is open 7 days a week and there are part-time and full-time positions available. We are currently seeking applicants who would enjoy the benefits of a set schedule. Evening (until 8PM) and weekend (Saturday 9-4 or Sunday 10-4) hours available.
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.
FIELD COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: Oversee the car racing team and maximize the exposure and promotion of our proprietary brands. Coordinate team participation in events and trade shows, and promote proprietary products to the racing team and consumers. Manage development and implementation of racing team communications including a team member newsletter. Assist with creating ads and press releases to promote racing program achievements, and utilize social media and websites to highlight the team's success. Assist with other marketing projects as needed. The ideal candidate will have a clear understanding of the RC car racing market. Previous marketing, sales, or project management experience required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Must be highly organized and possess good follow through. Extensive weekend travel will be a component of this position. A Bachelor's degree in Marketing (or equivalent experience) desirable.
MARKETING SPECIALIST: : Assist in the creation of marketing and promotional initiatives for our innovative house brand radio control hobby products. Responsibilities include coordinating the input for all marketing, promotions and advertising materials for the marketing team. Monitor new product release schedules. Help execute electronic marketing strategies including social media postings. A minimum of 1-2 years marketing or advertising experience and superior organizational and communications skills are a must. A degree in Marketing or related field is a plus. R/C industry experience or product knowledge 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.
MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT: Seeking a self-starter able to work independently in a clean and safe environment. Perform a variety of basic maintenance and repair tasks including painting, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, preventive maintenance and some janitorial duties. Requires at least 2 years of maintenance or construction experience. 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.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.