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The Building Materials Industry supplies the construction industry with glass and glassware, ceramic products, as well as clay, concrete, cement, and gypsum. These products range from raw materials to finished goods. The market size of the Building Material Industry is $124 billion in 2021.Top companies include Owens Corning, TAMKO, and ABC Supply Co.

What are common job types in the Building Materials industry?

Maintenance Technician - Maintenance Technicians are responsible for the upkeep of a facility. They are skilled in a variety of areas including plumbing, carpentry, and electrical systems.

Hoist & Crane Field Service Technician - Hoist & Crane Field Service Technicians are responsible for the maintenance, repair, and inspections of overhead cranes and related equipment.

Electrical Controls Technician - Electrical Controls Technicians work on a wide variety of equipment and devices within a facility. They install and repair electrical systems, calibrate equipment, and inspect designs for quality control. They may also troubleshoot wiring issues or install switchgears.

Production Supervisor - Production Supervisors accomplish manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.

Shipping/Receiving Supervisor - Shipping/Receiving Supervisors supervise workers who confirm and record the receipt of shipments, prepare items for shipping, and load and unload trucks. They are also responsible for managing the inter-departmental transport of materials.

What are the highest paying Building Materials jobs?

The highest paid jobs in the Building Materials Industry are Materials Managers and Materials Engineers. Materials Managers earn on average $80K per year, while Materials Engineers earn on average $70K, depending on location and experience.

What Building Materials jobs are in demand?

Jobs that are in high demand in the Building Materials Industry can be segmented across the specific types of building materials. Jobs in the following Building Materials are currently in high demand:

  • Steel, lumber, concrete and other building materials
  • Windows, doors, cabinets, and hardware
  • HVAC, plumbing, and electrical
  • Paints, coatings, and adhesives
  • Interior finished products
  • Distribution

Why should one start a career in the Building Materials industry?

Military candidates possess unmatched expertise and proven leadership skills, making them an ideal fit for various positions across the Building Materials industry. While the COVID-19 pandemic has created a significant shortage in building materials, the industry is relying on hiring many skilled laborers to make up the gap and maintain a steady supply in the years to come.

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Senior Buyer
Position ID: # EB-1340582495
Date Posted: 11/10/2022 3:59:13 PM
Location: Columbia, SC
Industry: Building Materials
Salary: $75,000 - $85,000

Job Description

Position Details:

Location: Columbia, SC
Pay: $75-85K
Shift: M-F 8a-5p.
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package available for all full-time employees.

Position Description: Senior Buyer
Work with the Purchasing Director to ensure production materials are on hand and sourced at the best price to support business demands. Understands and is guided by the Purchasing Director to work with Operations and Sales team members to support short- and long-term forecasting needs. Employs advanced critical thinking and writing skills in the development and evaluation of more complex requests for proposals, materials/commodities, and services. Assures invoice payment by monitoring the process from initiation of purchase order through the receipt of the goods or services and billing from the vendor or supplier
• Prepares and receives bid specifications
• Prepares requests for quotes and purchase orders
• Identify varied sources of materials and services
• Evaluate bids and recommend awards to Purchasing Director
• Develop standards for new products/materials and updates for current products/materials
• Maintain regular contact with vendors and continually nurture relationships
• Maintain comprehensive descriptions of available materials and current pricing
• Expedite ordering and delivery process
• Oversee min/max inventory items for recommended purchasing needs
• Work closely with the Inventory Manager and other support staff to keep up with material trends at multiple company locations

The Sr. Buyer possesses experience in a manufacturing environment and has mastered procurement standards and procedures, including negotiation skills for sourcing and buying materials in advance and ad hoc.
• 7-10 years of previous buyer experience in an evolving environment
• Experience with purchase order systems
• High School Diploma/ GED or 7 years of related experience; Bachelor’s degree in related field (preferred)
• Microsoft Office Suite required (Excel- moderate to advanced)

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Inventory Control Manager
Position ID: # EB-8886833885
Date Posted: 11/10/2022 3:56:55 PM
Location: Columbia, SC
Industry: Building Materials
Salary: $80,000 - $90,000

Job Description

Position Details:

Location: Columbia, SC
Pay: $80-90K
Shift: M-F 8a-5p. OT and Weekends as needed
Direct Reports: 2 – Inventory Control Specialist and Inventory Clerk
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package available for all full-time employees.

Position Description: Inventory Control Manager
The Inventory Control Manager record keeps, verifies inventory and establishes appropriate inventory levels, with consideration for demand, re-supply or delivery lead time, storage capacities, shelf life, cost of stock and other factors. Additionally, participates in forecasting demands and sharing real-time data with other management staff.
• Maintains optimum inventory levels to ensure on-time deliveries
• Responsible for maintaining quality materials for current and future demand
• Establishes procedures and supervises the annual physical inventory with systematized and regular inventory counts
• Assist Purchasing Director with guiding purchasing/buying team and creating process improvements
• Interfaces with purchasing/sales/shipping/and customer service teammates on the planning and forecasting of customer orders to meet shipments.
• Proactively communicates inventory updates and anticipated needs to purchasing team to assist with maintaining relationships and negotiations with suppliers
• Collaborates closely with production leaders, purchasing, and shipping, for accurate purchase of supplies and materials.

The Inventory Control Manager role demands strong attention to detail, and someone who works well with others. Inventory Control requires managing team relationships and collaboration across multiple product lines and departments. Strong leadership skills and follow through are a must.
• Familiarity with supply chain and inventory management systems (strong technical skills a must)
• Knowledgeable of forecasting and budgeting
• 10+ years’ experience - inventory management, purchaser/buyer, sourcing department, or materials and distribution management (combination of any listed or similar vocations)
• Bachelor’s or degree in related field preferred, but not required.
• Strong knowledge of inventory system frameworks, concepts, and systems.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and other inventory/materials/distribution/customer systems
• Proficient with IT and other technical software/application resources for real-time data driven visibility.

Vaccine Requirement: None

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Low Voltage Wireman
Position ID: # EB-1488374637
Date Posted: 11/4/2022 4:42:15 PM
Location: Arvada, CO
Industry: Building Materials
Salary: $25 - $25

Job Description

Position Details:

Position: Low Voltage Wireman
Location: Arvada, CO
Schedule: Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Salary: $25 with a possibility of a sign on bonus
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision 90% paid by company; 401(k) match up to 4%
Travel: 0%

Key Responsibilities:
• Ability to Solder proficiently
• Attention to detail
• Manual Dexterity (stable hands)
• Fabricate and assemble electronic control panels
• Ability to read schematic and interconnect drawings
• Perform production assembly
• Proficiency on a variety of basic hand tools
• Ability to work well with others/team work
• Dependable
• Follow directions and respond to management direction
• Familiar with basic component polarities, diodes, resistors, and relays
• Ability to read and comprehend wiring schematic

Requirements: Company is seeking candidates who have some low-voltage wiring experience and are experienced in crimping connectors and lugs to wires. All candidates should have the ability to read schematics and interconnect drawings.

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Production Shop Lead
Position ID: # EB-1972230009
Date Posted: 10/27/2022 7:00:40 PM
Location: Redwood Falls, MN
Industry: Building Materials
Salary: $24 - $28

Job Description

Position Description: Production Shop Lead
In this role, you will take the initiative to maximize production while reducing waste. They’re looking for a creative thinker who doesn’t mind sharing his or her ideas and implementing new strategies to benefit the business. If you’re a hard worker with excellent leadership and time management skills, they want to talk to you!

• Must have proven shop lead experience in a production environment
• 3+ years manufacturing plant experience, wood manufacturing experience a plus
• Organization skills and willingness to assume accountability for plant practices
• Ability to create and follow schedules
• Ensure all resources and assets are used efficiently and correctly
• Maintain open lines of communication between employees and management
• Assume responsibility for manufacturing and shipping processes in the plant

Position Details:
• Location: Redwood Falls, MN
• Hours: M-F 630a-330a
• Salary: $24-28/hr + Employee-owned Equity!

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Company: Orion Talent Opportunity
Position ID: # EB-9033244693
Date Posted: 10/10/2022 11:23:17 AM
Location: Summit, IL
Industry: Building Materials
Salary: $32 - $36
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