Farwest Steel - Administrative Assistant (Operations)

Position: Administrative Assistant (Operations) - Vancouver

Company: Farwest Steel

Shift: Days

Purpose of the Position: To support sales and operations in all administrative responsibilities,
provide customer service to both internal and external customers, and process data to provide all operational departments with necessary information and documentation to complete work orders.

Major Duties:

  1. Maintain daily auditing to resolve discrepancies, errors or omissions
  2. Review branch paperwork to assist in resolving missing data for receiving's, certifications,
  3. etc.
  4. Research certification issues for internal and external customers
  5. Compile certification packets to go to customers
  6. Batch assembly & closing
  7. Monitoring incoming requests folders from inner office departments
  8. Answer and direct phone calls

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Office, customer service and phone experience preferred
  • 10 Key and data entry, speed and accuracy is required
  • Microsoft Office knowledge and experience with other software applications required
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing .
  • Ability to multi-task and handle workloads of varying volume.

Interested candidates should fill out an internal job interest form and give to Margaret Delong in the
Vancouver office, or email margaret.delong@farweststeel.com

Farwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace.

Farwest Steel - Operations Admin Supervisor

Position: Operations Administrative Supervisor - Vancouver

Company: Farwest Steel

Shift: Days

Purpose of The Position: To support and assist the Vancouver Operations Department in
order to process data and provide all operational departments with necessary information and
documentation. This position supervises operational administrative staff and assists in
developing and maintaining good inter-departmental relations.

Major Duties Performed:

  • Responsible for the supervision and development of administration staff at the
  • Vancouver facility, training, counseling , disciplining, and conducting team meetings.
  • Coordinate staff workflow and schedules to efficiently meet department and customer
  • expectations.
  • Overseeing staff and participating in data processing of which includes: batch closing,
  • data entry, creating and closing cutbacks, releasing batches, printing shop packets,
  • organizing paperwork for shop, and updating various spreadsheets.
  • Print part drawings for batches and creating packets for batch release.
  • Responsible for maintaining certifications on materials and providing certifications to
  • customers with shipping documentation.
  • Problem solving and assisting with paperwork and research.
  • Perform duties in a manner that ensures the customer expectations are met with every
  • order internally and externally.
  • Use time management concepts to maximize resources.
  • Monitor administrative staff time clock reports, accountability, attendance, following
  • processes as set by Farwest, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required. Advanced degree and education preferred.
  • Previous office experience required.
  • Previous supervisory experience is a plus.
  • Ability to use computer and printer required.
  • Data entry keyboarding skills for speed and accuracy is required.
  • Communicate and write effectively.
  • Previous supervision and management is required.

Interested candidates should submit resume and completed Internal Interest Form to Margaret
Delong in Vancouver, or email margaret.delong@farweststeel.com

Farwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace.

Dryer Vent Wizzard - Service Tech

Position Title: Service Tech

Company Name: Dryer Vent Wizard

Position Location: Portland Metro, Portland, OR 97229 United States

Company Website: http://www.dryerventpdx.com

Position Description: Clean dryer vents, remove and replace improper vent lines as needed; re-route vent line to improve air flow; make access holes through a variety of materials to make these repairs including drywall, stucco, siding, masonry; install new vent covers. Dryer vent lines are cleaned from both the interior and exterior of the house.

Position Requirements: Should have basic mechanical aptitude, clean & professional appearance, and customer relation skills including good English skills.

Salary Range: Pay is hourly plus commission. $40,000 - $50,000 per year is easily achieved after short paid training period.

Benefits: very pleasant work environment with family friendly hours as well as uniforms, vehicle, all tools, paid holidays and cell phone. Medical benefits are not offered at this time.

How to Apply: Call 248-306-3105 or email resume to khunter@dryerventwizardcorp.com

Contact Name: Kylie Vennemann

Contact Phone: (503) 575-8017

Farwest Steel - Shipping Clerk

Company: Farwest Steel

Position: Shipping Clerk

Shift: Swing

Purpose of This Position: Performs tasks associated with the shipping of materials

Major Duties:

  1. Schedules Company trucks
  2. Coordinates in-bound carrier schedules
  3. Communicates truck arrival, order preparation, etc. with Warehouse personnel
  4. Prepares bill of ladings
  5. Handles secondary dispatch of drivers
  6. Communicates schedule and order issues to Sales department
  7. Responsible for data entry associated with shipments including order closing, dispatch, etc.
  8. Prepares outbound material loads
  9. Coordinates with Operations staff to optimize shipping and inter-department efficiencies
  10. Assists in training staff as needed
  11. Takes active role in various department and inter-department projects including but not limited to process improvement, etc.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must have an eye for detail and be able to multi-task without hesitation.
  • Minimum of 2 years in shipping department or related applicable experience.
  • Must be proficient with personal computers, word processing, spreadsheets, database, e-mail, and other related software.
  • Previous customer service experience and knowledge of Lean and Kaizen principles preferred.

Interested candidates should fill out an internal job interest form and give to Margaret DeLong in the Vancouver office, or email margaret.delong@farweststeel.com

Farwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and drug free workplace.


City of Tacoma - Building Inspector

Position Title: Building Inspector

Company Name: City of Tacoma

Position Location: 747 Maket Street, Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Company Website: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/jobs

Position Description: Do you enjoy a high level of customer interaction both in person and on the phone? Are you the kind of person that other people describe as friendly, collaborative, and professional? Do you enjoy working in an outdoor environment and have work experience with Municipal, State and other building codes? If so, the position of Building Inspector with the City of Tacoma could be the job you have been hoping for. 

We are seeking experienced candidates with exceptional customer service skills and who have a proven success record in the performance of field inspections related to development, including: single family, multi-family, commercial buildings and other structures, to ensure compliance with Tacoma Municipal Code, State building code and other applicable codes and regulations. 

Other Inspector duties include: investigating and resolving code compliance complaints related to buildings and structures; explaining and interpreting building code restrictions and requirements; examining pre-permit plans; assisting customers in the field with the use of the City's permit tracking system; documenting and adding field inspections, and preparing reports related to inspection activities.

The Principles that Guide Us:
Tacoma, the City of Destiny, has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. 

Essential Duties:

  • Inspect buildings and sites during construction, alteration, movement, demolition or repair, as well as existing structures, to assure compliance with building code requirements, City mechanical and plumbing codes and related regulations. Prepare and maintain all associated records and reports.
  • Examine pre-permit plans to determine compliance with applicable codes for residential structures; perform field reviews of plans and specifications.
  • Coordinate communication and activities with other City departments and personnel, various governmental and private agencies, contractors, engineers, building owners and public; interpret and explain regulations and codes to owners, tenants, contractors and others.
  • Investigate and resolve complaints from the public; provide code enforcement functions; explain and interpret requirements and restrictions.
  • Operate a variety of equipment and machinery such as computers, two-way radios, cameras, calculators and copiers; operate a motor vehicle as necessary to conduct work.
  • Perform related duties as assigned. 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Position requires climbing and crawling.
  • Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to traveling from site to site and adverse weather conditions.
  • Incumbents may be exposed to potentially hazardous material and heights and subject to moving around in and through construction sites at various stages of completion.

City of Tacoma Recruitment Information:
One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

Position Requirements: 

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent and one of the following:
  • One year of experience as a Building Inspector using the International Code Council (ICC) building codes
  • Certification by the ICC as a Building Inspector or Plan Reviewer
  • Three years of journey-level experience in the building construction trades or in building code or code enforcement for a municipality
  • Preference will be given to those candidates who have multiple ICC certifications.

Salary Range: $31.84 - $38.71 Hourly


How to Apply: Applications accepted online only at www.cityoftacoma.org/jobs

Contact Name: Indira Santiago

Contact Phone: (253) 591-5400