Opportunities

Join Our Team
Reading Rock is always looking for passionate people to join our team.  For questions regarding employment opportunities, please contact Nelson Velez at 800.482.6466.

  • ESTIMATOR / TAKE OFFS

    Description
    The ESTIMATOR creates accurate job estimates through the take-off process and communicates them thoroughly to internal and external customers.  

    Responsibilities include, but not limited to
    · Responsible for creating detailed and accurate takeoffs and quotes from blueprints or other customer supplied documents.
    · Interpret and analyze architectural plan sets as required.
    · Effectively communicate any discrepancies or potential issues in design or blueprints that may lead to customer dissatisfaction or expose the company to additional expense.  Review all qualifications or exceptions on quote with sales.
    · Identify value-engineering opportunities and manage potential expenses, as required, based on customer and sales feedback per company policies and procedures.
    · Document estimates and take offs and fastidiously maintain detailed plan log.
    · Identify process improvement opportunities as they apply to take-off functions.  Look for innovative approaches to exceed expectations of internal and external customers.
    · Passionately exemplify commitment to elevating the standards for People, Products, Procedures, and Profitability of the company.
    · Support the Core Values, purpose and company mission.
    · Vigorously comply with all SOPs, company policies, procedures, and performance standards.
    · Incorporate safety as a lifestyle and report any known safety issues to the correct personnel.

    Experience
    · Two-year degree, technical certificate, or equivalent work experience required.
    · Prior estimating experience preferred.

    Key Competencies
    · Familiarity with architectural elements and styles.
    · Ability to read blueprints.
    · Microsoft Excel proficiency.  CAD skills helpful.
    · Ability to read, analyze and interpret architectural plan sets.
    · Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
    · Ability to lift 50 lbs.

    To Apply: Applications accepted until position is filled. Email or Fax a Resume, cover letter and any letters of recommendation to Careers@readingrock.com or 513-326-2977.

  • SPECIFICATIONS MANAGER - Cincinnati, Ohio

    Description
    This position is a trusted advisor of building solutions to the architectural and design build construction community.  The role is dynamic and primarily focused on commercial markets including, but not limited to retail, healthcare, hospitality, education, government, office, and multifamily.  Regional travel may be required.  

    Responsibilities include, but not limited to
    · Network:  Be involved in industry associations to improve existing relationships and identify new clients for future business opportunities.
    · Prospect:  Utilize industry-leading database software in combination with internal lead management resources to identify, prioritize, and follow up on target project opportunities.
    · Educate:  Create and/or conduct AIA-approved presentations to educate Reading Rock clients for product awareness and positioning.
    · Consult:  Work with industry design professionals in a consultative fashion toward “Basis of Design” specifications for Reading Rock solutions.
    · Sales:  Participate in sales strategy and negotiations if and where applicable.
    · Team:  Lead and maintain regular contact with team members throughout the specification and sales life cycles to ensure high success rate.
    · Strategy:  Stay abreast of competitive industry landscape and assist with short- to long-range strategic planning.
    · Policy:  Maintain compliance with Corporate policies.
    · Other position-related duties as needed & assigned.

    Experience
    · Sales:  Five (5) years of Consultative experience preferred.
    · Construction Industry: Five (5) years preferred.
    · Education: Business, Engineering, or Architectural college degree from an accredited program preferred.
    · Certification:  CSI Construction Specifier preferred.
    · Technology: CRM (ideally Salesforce) and Microsoft Office experience preferred.  

    Key Competencies
    · Proactive, team-based philosophy toward client satisfaction.
    · Presentation skills with many and various audience types.
    · Highly organized with effective time management skills.
    · High business acumen with excellent oral, nonverbal, and written skills.
    · Negotiating and Influencing at all levels of the enterprise.
    · Ability to read and understand construction plans and specification.
    · Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
    · Ability to lift 50 lbs.

    To Apply: Applications accepted until position is filled. Email or Fax a Resume, cover letter and any letters of recommendation to Careers@readingrock.com or 513-326-2977.

  • OPERATIONS AND PURCHASING MANAGER - Building Materials

    Description
    This is a strategic leadership position at Reading Rock focusing on three (3) business units – Reading Rock Residential (RRR/installed products), Reading Rock Building Materials Division (RR/brick and block) and Tri-State Tile (TST).  

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to
    · Strategic Vision:  Liaison with Senior Management and active participant in the development and implementation of strategic plans.
    · Team Leadership:  Lead by example and implement continuous improvement initiatives for team members of various departments both in personal and professional development.
    · Safety:  Maintain and monitor conformance with Reading Rock Safety Core Value.
    · Budget Achievement:  Manage people, products, and processes within budget expectations by way of financial report reviews and team member metrics.
    · Asset Management:  Be the principal in charge of RRR business unit assets including facilities, grounds, equipment, and vehicles.
    · Policy:  Develop and enforce written policies in accordance with the success factors of each business unit.
    · Operational Excellence:  Document, identify, and clearly communicate existing and new Best Management Practices including purchasing, scheduling, inventory, and logistics.
    · Purchasing:  Provide analysis, strategy, and execution leadership to optimize the purchasing program for material at four (4) distribution points.
    · Supplier Relations:  Create and preserve existing and new third-party supplier relationships.
    · Other position-related duties as needed & assigned.

    Experience
    · Organization Management and Leadership: Required.
    · Construction Industry: Minimum of ten (10) years preferred.
    · Education: Business college degree from an accredited program required.
    · Technology: ERP and Microsoft Office required.  CRM preferred.
    · Human Resources: Recruiting and retention experience required.

    Key Competencies
    · Proactive, team-based philosophy toward client satisfaction.
    · Highly organized with effective time management skills.
    · High business acumen with excellent, oral, nonverbal, and written skills.
    · Critical and lean thinking and the entire supply chain.
    · Negotiating and Influencing at all levels of the enterprise.
    · Root Cause and Corrective Action methodologies.
    · Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
    · Ability to lift 50 lbs

    To Apply: Applications accepted until position is filled. Email or Fax a Resume, cover letter and any letters of recommendation to Careers@readingrock.com or 513-326-2977.

  • COUNTER SALES-CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

    Description
    Responsible for timely, accurate and thorough handling and communication of customer information to assure deliveries which meet or exceed customer expectations.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to
    · Accurately and thoroughly enter orders for all customers in a timely manner.
    · Process cash, account, and counter sales, assist showroom sales, and correctly file corresponding paperwork.
    · Schedule deliveries within company terms and conditions.  Work with distribution to meet corporate delivery standards.
    · Maintain constant communication with yard and management regarding customer/product issues and receive and communicate information in this role in a professional, informative and instructive manner.
    · Initiate Customer Concern Form when processes or product quality dictates.
    · Vigorous compliance with all SOP’s, company policies, procedures and performance standards.  Help control expenses in any area of the company at all times.
    · Support the efforts of the sales staff to gain market share and increase revenue at your RDC with the ultimate goal of achieving the divisional budget.
    · Effectively drive the sales of tools, accessories, ponds, natural stone, pergolas, and lights as budgeted.

    Requirements
    The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and quality-driven with the following skill set:
    · Demonstrate commitment to superior internal and external customer service and team orientation
    · Ability to follow written and oral instructions, understand and record customer orders accurately, communicate verbally with customers and co-workers in a clear manner
    · Ability to plan and prioritize workload
    · Strong math and calculation skills
    · Strong computer skills
    · Made2Manage experience helpful
    · High school graduate or equivalent
    · At least 1 year of previous related work experience preferred
    · Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

    To Apply: Applications accepted until position is filled. Email or Fax a Resume, cover letter and any letters of recommendation to Careers@readingrock.com or 513-326-2977.

  • FIREPLACE INSTALLER

    Responsibilities

    · Maintain company vehicle and other related tooling
    · Safe operation of power tools
    · Install products in new construction sites and retail homes to manufacturers’ specifications and building codes
    · Load and unload truck
    · Frame walls for fireplace installation, when applicable
    · Measure and install sheet metal chase cap
    · Install pipe, wood and metal
    · Adhere to company safety policies

    Requirements
    The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and quality-driven with the following skill set:
    · Demonstrated commitment to superior internal and external customer service
    · Good communication skills in English
    · Ability to safely and properly operate power tools (i.e., power saws, drills, gas/electric meters)
    · Valid driver’s license
    · Good driving record
    · Forklift license or the ability to obtain forklift license preferred
    · Ability to safely and properly lift up to 60 pounds regularly
    · Ability to climb ladders, bend frequently
    · High school graduate or equivalent

    Preferred skills, but not required
    · Basic electrical knowledge
    · Experience in Framing
    · Experience with sheet metal and wood
    · Experience using measuring tape, cutting, installing wood, metal
    · Experience running pipe

    To Apply: Applications accepted until position is filled. Email or Fax a Resume, cover letter and any letters of recommendation to Careers@readingrock.com or 513-326-2977

     

  • SPECIFICATION MANAGER - HARDSCAPES

    Description
    The Hardscape Specification Manager’s primary responsibility is to enhance the value of our specification partnerships by offering engineered solutions and leverage Reading Rock’s brand to include more products on projects through specifying, selling, training and educating.  The candidate will use and learn a variety of skills by working with our internal team at Reading Rock as well as our partners within the industry.  No prior sales experience is required as we will provide training to assist in developing your skills required to bring value to the company and our customers. 

    • Learn and create sales skills necessary to successfully win project specifications and sales
    • Develop and/or improve Customer Relationship Management (CRM) skills necessary to improve efficiencies associated with successful sales associates
          1. Time Management Skills
          2. Communication
          3. Follow up
    • Working with our team and our partners you will learn the basic knowledge required to design and construct segmental retaining walls (SRWs) along with paver and permeable paver projects
    • Act as a consultant for the design community and use the knowledge learned on SRWs and pavers to drive market opportunities
    • Gain public speaking experience during regular educational seminars conducted
    • Cultivate relationships with existing engineers and landscape architects while researching and developing new contacts with similar firms
    • Work towards and obtain your LEED GA status
    • Learn industry leading project search engines such as Dodge, Bid Tool, BX and others
    • Network with applicable trade shows and join local associations such as ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) and ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)

    Requirements:
    Our new team member must believe in and exemplify passion and commitment to the company, its mission, core values, 4P pyramid (people, products, process and profitability) and focus on the five.  The ideal candidate will feel the need to meet and exceed goals and has a winning attitude.  We are looking for someone with an outgoing personality, the desire for professional growth opportunities and one who can bring an energetic attitude to sell solutions.

    Ideal Candidate
    The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and quality-driven with the following skill set:

    • Demonstrated commitment to superior internal and external customer service and team orientation
    • Exemplary written and oral communication skills
    • Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint at above average skill level
    • Valid driver’s license
    • 4-year undergraduate degree preferred
    • Must live in the Chicago area

    To Apply: Applications accepted until position is filled. Email or Fax a Resume, cover letter and any letters of recommendation to Careers@readingrock.com or 513-326-2977.