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Posted 8 months ago
Schrader and Company, an award-winning, nationally recognized construction services company is seeking a Project Estimator to prepare cost estimates for the company’s construction related projects, in a thorough and timely manner. The project cost estimates will include anticipated materials, labor, and trade partner costs to complete the project, and overhead and profit mark-up consistent with the company’s predetermined needs. Accurate project estimating is vital to the overall financial health of the company. Depth of carpentry and building industry knowledge and experience will be imperative, as well as having a strong ability to read and interpret design and construction drawings. To be successful in this position, the Project Estimator will be a self-motivated individual with initiative and a “can do” attitude. The Project Estimator shall operate at all times in a manner that is in the best interest of the company as further defined below in Duties and Responsibilities. Duties and Responsibilities: Listed below are the general duties and responsibilities that provide the basis of our expectations and evaluation of your performance. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Develop and maintain a system for establishing early budget ranges for projects prior to a Project Development Agreement.
  • Work with the Project Planners to estimate how many hours may be required to perform the detailed project estimate.
  • As necessary, assist the Project Planner and interior designer with documenting the existing conditions (measurements, photos, Matterport).
  • Attend site visits, program meeting, review pictures and Matterport scans to gain a thorough understanding of the existing project conditions, limitations and any parameters that will impact the project scope and cost.
  • Receive Plans from Designers or Architects for estimating.
    • Questions should be prepared for review with Designer(s) and Project Planners prior to estimating of project.
  • Work closely with the Project Planners and Designers to gain a thorough understanding of each project. This would include the proposed scope of work, materials, finishes, etc.
  • Work with the project planners to determine how the project should be estimated (by area, by cost coded, option program items, etc.)
  • Coordinate with the trade contactors to establish their scope of work and receive their written proposals.
  • Coordinate with suppliers and venders for material and product pricing.
  • Following SAC cost codes, perform a detailed, organized and thorough estimate to include accurate labor, materials, product and trade contractor takeoffs and costs.
  • Include current overhead and profit mark-ups in the estimate for all projects.
  • Review the final cost estimates with the Project Planners and at times members of the production team.
  • Engage in “value engineering” efforts with the Project Planners as necessary.
  • Assist the Project Planners with developing and writing the project scope of work.
  • Be available for questions and clarifications from the production team.
  • Assist the production team with estimating project changes.
  • Review all project closeout and historical information to improve estimating accuracy.
GENERAL
  • Maintain SAC database of construction related costs used for estimating. This will include common material, product and trade contactor cost.
  • Provide status updates for all projects at our weekly sales meetings.
  • Assist in the development of standard and efficient estimating practices. . Complete all estimates in a timely manner. Large projects may require more time with expediency being highly importance for sales flow.
  • Meet and coordinate with design and sales as necessary.
  • Use SAC approved programs and systems for estimating projects.
  • Prior to starting an estimate for, a date of anticipated completion should be created, documented and given to the Project Planner and Owners for project scheduling.
  • Keep track of your time and projects worked on daily and submit to accounting on a weekly basis.
  • Strive to achieve clear, concise, accurate, and effective spoken and written communications at all times, and with all persons in whom they are in contact with during the course of business.
  • Demonstrate the strength of character to the highest of ethical standards in all actions.
  • Apply focus, sound judgment, and common sense throughout all daily activities.
  • Understand, respect, and maintain privacy and discretion with regard to any and all client information and confidential and sensitive company information.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education/Experience: Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; and two to four years building industry experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to read and comprehend construction documents. Ability to write, read, and comprehend technical specifications. Ability to write business and client correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and the general public. Math Ability: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, volume, etc. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of or ability to learn Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook, internet software, BuilderTrend and SAGE 100. Certificates and Licenses: Valid Driver's License Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Schrader and Company, an award-winning, nationally recognized construction services company is seeking a Project Estimator to prepare cost estimates for the company’s construction related projects, ...

Posted 8 months ago
Schrader and Company, an award-winning, nationally recognized construction services company is now seeking an experienced, highly motivated Project Planner/Sales Professional to develop and sell our remodeling, new construction and cabinet shop products and services. The Project Planner/Sales Professional will be focused on meeting the highest level of client satisfaction with superior service, clear and concise communication and accurate, honest counsel. The services will be sold at an anticipated produced profit consistent with the company’s predetermined goals. Duties and Responsibilities: At Schrader, our Project Planner creates a vital connection between those who need construction services performed and those with craft knowledge and skill who can provide those services. Nothing gets built until “the sale” is made. The Project Planner is a creative, positive thinking problem solver. They offer sound judgment and insight to the prospective client to better enable them to make project-related positions. Depth of carpentry and building industry knowledge and experience will add significantly to a Planner’s ability to effectively guide our clients. Schrader’s Ideal Project Planner Will: 1. Engage in ongoing business development 2. Intermediate between clients and SAC to understand a client’s vision for the project, determine realistic construction schedules and budgets, and determine clear next steps leading up to project commencement. 3. Coordinate and consult with the project designer (e.g. Architect or in-house) and interior designers on the viability of the design from both a construction and budget perspective, and maintain clear communication with clients throughout the process. 4. Coordinate with trade contractors. 5. Generate accurate project costs. 6. Develop detailed scopes of work, present project estimates to clients for approval and feedback. 7. Able to perform consultative sales and close the sale. 8. Engage in “value engineering” efforts with the client, whenever warranted. 9. Facilitate pre-construction meetings with our team members prior to the project start. 10. Follow up with the client to ensure their satisfaction during the project and after project completion. 11. Strive to achieve clear, concise, accurate, and effective spoken and written communications at all times, and with all persons in whom they are in contact with during the course of business. 12. Demonstrate the strength of character to the highest of ethical standards in all actions. 13. Apply focus, sound judgment, and common sense throughout all daily activities. 14. Understand, respect, and maintain privacy and discretion with regard to any and all client information and confidential and sensitive company information. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education/Experience: Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; and two to four years building industry experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Schrader and Company, an award-winning, nationally recognized construction services company is now seeking an experienced, highly motivated Project Planner/Sales Professional to develop and sell our r...

Job Title: Carpenter/Skilled Craftsperson Reports To: Director, Operations Division – Construction Services and Project Manager while on job site. FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Division: Operations – Construction Services Summary: The overall responsibilities of a Carpenter shall be to provide on-site daily support to the Project Manager to ensure the highest possible level of client satisfaction, consistent exceptional quality workmanship, effective coordination and execution of all independent contractor activities, and continual efficient production throughout the progress of the job so that the project will be completed within budget and on time. Duties and Responsibilities The carpenter is the heart of the production department of Schrader and Company. They have an enormous and direct effect on how the marketplace judges our workmanship, our service to clients, and the perception of our overall value to the community. It is vital to the success of our entire organization that you represent yourself and us at all times in a professional, competent, and dignified manner. Listed below are the general duties and responsibilities that provide the basis of our expectations and evaluation of your performance. Other duties may be assigned.
  1. Comprehends and follows construction plans as drawn and specifications as written.*
  2. Develops and maintains an effective working knowledge of residential building codes.*
  3. Carries out all carpentry labor, material handling, and job site cleanup as directed.*
  4. Lays out and installs wall plates and studs, headers, floor joist, ceiling joist, collar ties and rafters.*
  5. Lays out and frames window and door openings, and roof window and stair openings.*
  6. Performs all trim and finish carpentry such as coping inside corners, installing crown molding, blocking and installing countertops, hanging and trimming interior doors in pre-hung and existing jambs, installing exterior door units, and installing bookcases and cabinets.*
  7. Applies knowledge of transit, and determines grades and elevations for layout for foundations.*
  8. Utilizes a multitude of carpenter skills to include; measuring, cutting, and fitting framing and trim materials square, straight, and accurately.*
  9. Assembles components by nailing studs, nailing sheathing, and toe nailing joints and rafters using hand nailing techniques as well as by safely and appropriately operating nail guns.*
  10. Removes all ladders at the end of each work day, or ensure that they are child proofed and secured until the next day.*
  11. Have the ability to uphold the minimum duties and responsibilities as outlined in the “Apprentice Carpenter” job description.*
  12. Stacks and organizes all lumber by size and type and ensure that it is protected from adverse weather conditions.
  13. Maintains tools and equipment in clean and proper working order by performing preventative maintenance and minor repairs as needed.
  14. Assists all personnel in maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the job site.
  15. Sweeps and removes all debris on a daily basis, or more frequently as required.
  16. Reports all hazardous conditions or safety violations to the Project Manager immediately.
  17. Utilizes safety equipment and gear in a proper manner.
  18. Assists the Project Manager with the safe operation of tools and equipment and with maintaining a safe job site.
  19. Supports the Project Manager in maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction, to include assisting with client communications as requested.
  20. Assists the Project Manager with supervising and coordinating the work of other carpenters, apprentice carpenters, production assistants, and independent contractors on the project as requested.
  21. Assists the Project Manager with evaluating and acquiring the company owned or rental tools that are required.
  22. Assists the Project Manager with the accurate recording of labor, material, equipment, and subcontract usage on the Material and Labor Record document.
  23. Strives to achieve clear, concise, accurate, and effective spoken and written communications at all times, and with all persons they are in contact with during the course of business.
  24. Demonstrates the strength of character to hold themselves to the highest of ethical standards in all their actions.
  25. Demonstrates an ability to focus apply sound judgment and common sense throughout their daily activities.
  26. Understands, respects and maintains privacy and discretion with regard to any and all client information and confidential and sensitive company information.
  27. Understands projects drawings, project specifications, blue prints, estimates and contracts/agreements.
  28. You will want to continually develop and improve your management and technical skills. We believe that your personal and professional growth should be ongoing, with opportunities presenting themselves to you in many forms.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education/Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to read and comprehend blueprints. Ability to read and comprehend technical specifications. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Math Ability: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Certificates and Licenses: Valid Driver's License. Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises up to two employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outdoor weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

Job Title: Carpenter/Skilled Craftsperson Reports To: Director, Operations Division – Construction Services and Project Manager while on job site. FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Division: Operations – Co...

Posted 3 years ago
Schrader and Company, an award winning, nationally recognized construction services company in Burnt Hills, NY is now seeking an experienced, working craftsman for the role of Project Leader. Schrader and Company’s Project Leaders are the on-site managers of our construction jobs and professionally and efficiently take a job from the pre-construction conference through successful completion by managing people, materials and equipment. The accomplish jobs within budget and on time while maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction throughout the project. Duties and Responsibilities: The Project Leader provides the leadership for the Construction Services Division of Schrader and Company. This is an individual who is a skilled craftsman, a person with considerable organizational and management strengths, and one who possesses the self-confidence to accept full responsibility for the success of each project that they construct. Schrader’s Ideal Project Leader: 1. Comprehends and follows construction plans as drawn and specifications as written.* 2. Develops and maintains an effective working knowledge of residential building codes.* 3. Carries out and manages all carpentry labor, material, machinery & tool handling, and job site cleanup safely, properly and as directed.* 4. Maintains the highest level of customer satisfaction, to include assisting with client communications as requested. 5. Supervises and coordinates the work of Carpenters, Apprentice Carpenters, Production Assistants, and Independent Contractors on the project as requested. 6. Ensures the accurate recording of labor, material, equipment, and independent contractor usage on the Material and Labor Record document. 7. Strives to achieve clear, concise, accurate, and effective spoken and written communications at all times, and with all persons they are in contact with during the course of business. 8. Demonstrates the strength of character to hold themselves to the highest of ethical standards in all their actions. 9. Demonstrates an ability to focus and apply sound judgment and common sense throughout their daily activities. 10. Understands, respects and maintains privacy and discretion with regard to any and all client information and confidential and sensitive company information. 11. Will want to continually develop and improve your management and technical skills. We believe that your personal and professional growth should be ongoing, with opportunities presenting themselves to you in many forms. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education/Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certificates and Licenses: Valid Driver's License. Specialized Training: Knowledge of project drawings, project specifications, blueprints, estimates, and contracts/agreements Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

Schrader and Company, an award winning, nationally recognized construction services company in Burnt Hills, NY is now seeking an experienced, working craftsman for the role of Project Manager. Learn m...

Posted 4 years ago
Job Title: Interior Designer Reports To: Company President Coach/ Mentor: Schrader and Company’s Interior Designer, Planning Division Division: Project Planning Summary: The overall responsibilities of the Interior Designer is to work closely with Schrader and Company clients to develop their projects from conceptual design through a beautifully executed project. With an artful approach, the Interior Designer will undertake a variety of space planning and interior design projects to include but not limited to, kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, family rooms and more. Balancing creativity and practicality ensure Schrader and Company projects have that “Wow” factor and that our clients are thrilled with the aesthetic and functionality of their new spaces. Duties and Responsibilities: An Interior Designer’s day-to-day tasks are varied and call for a blend of creativity, technology, organization and people skills. The duties and responsibilities below are frequently performed in collaboration with the other interior designer(s), the project planners, sales person and/or estimator. These duties may include: Program Meeting:
  • Meet and communicate with clients to acquire a deep understanding of the client’s goals for a particular space.
  • Uncover our client’s desired aesthetic for their project.
  • Gather accurate existing conditions information to include, field measurements, photos, etc.
Design
  • Understand the means, methods, materials, codes, etc related to residential and light commercial construction.
  • Advise clients on interior design factors such as space planning, layout, use of furnishings or equipment, color coordination, etc.
  • Create accurate existing conditions drawings using CAD.
  • Develop preliminary design plan(s) for the renovation and construction work using CAD.
  • Use computer-aided design (CAD) software to produce construction documents, including technical illustrations, notes and finish schedules.
Finishes and Selections
  • Maintain a good understanding of current products and materials
  • Help develop and maintain an inventory of product and material samples that SAC should have at our office.
  • Guide clients through the material and product selections process with the purpose of minimizing the time it takes to make selections. Specify materials, such as lighting, wall finishes, flooring, plumbing fixtures, tile, countertops, cabinetry, etc.
  • Facilitate and attend client selections meetings at the showrooms of our local suppliers. Foster strong relationships with the representatives at our suppliers.
  • When appropriate, gather finish and product recommendations for our client and present options to them.
  • Use technology when possible to streamline the selections process (virtual selections, electronic approval, etc.)
  • Gather pricing for all products and materials. Save product and material quotes in the project folder and ensure the Project Planner is aware of the latest information.
  • Create a method to gain client approval and sign off of their selections and finishes.
  • Document all selections and finishes on the final drawings using finish schedules and notes. When an Architect is involved in the process, create finished schedule as a supplement to their construction drawing.
  • After signing of a Construction Services Agreement, order fixtures, accessories, wall & floor coverings, and related materials (Future and when applicable)
Cabinetry
  • Work closely with our cabinet shop manager to gain a thorough understanding of cabinetry fabrication and cabinetry design.
  • Incorporate SAC cabinetry into our design. Ensure, what is being specified and designed will work with the other finishes and can be fabricated.
  • Fully engage in SAC’s transition to manufactured lines of cabinetry. (Future)
  • Learn about the custom lines of cabinetry available. (Future)
  • Gain a thorough understanding of how to design, specify, price and order manufactured lines of cabinetry. (Future)
  • Create a checks and balances system to ensure accuracy of final measurements, layout, size, specifications, etc of cabinetry. (Future)
  • Take responsibility for cabinetry design, specifying and ordering for your design projects. (Future)
Other
  • Routinely look for opportunities to improve SAC’s design and selections systems.
  • Have a good understanding of the project budget, allowances, etc. Inform clients when they might be exceeding budget expectations. Make efforts to design within the established budget.
  • Create, present and sign a Project Development Agreement prior to performing design and selections work (Future and when applicable)
  • Coordinate with other professionals, such as architects, engineers, trade contractors, and material and product suppliers to ensure project success.
  • Communicate with SAC Project Managers during construction to ensure design intent and specifications are understood and then executed.
  • Assist with the management of Schrader and Company showroom. Consider how we best use the showroom to accomplish client selection, increase showroom traffic, etc.
  • Assist any staff member who is engaged in performing the duties of a full, or part-time Project Planner, with any aspect of their design creation, to include participating with them in consultations with their client.
  • Continuing education of current design trends, new products and materials. Stay on the “cutting edge” of design.
  • Create new business where little or none exists through effective networking with prospects.
  • Demonstrate the strength of character to hold the highest of ethical standards in all actions.
  • Demonstrate focus and consciously apply sound judgment and common sense throughout all daily activities.
  • Understand, respect, and maintain privacy and discretion with regard to any and all client information and confidential company information.*
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education/Experience: Associate's or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, from college or design school; and/or two to four years building industry design experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to read and comprehend construction documents. Ability to write, read, and comprehend technical specifications. Ability to write reports, business and client correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and the general public. Math Ability: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; internet software; Chief Architect (or comparable design software); Cabinet Vision (optional); ACT! and Microsoft Outlook. Certificates and Licenses: Valid Driver's License Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee can be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near tools and equipment; work in elevated, and at times precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Job Title: Interior Designer Reports To: Company President Coach/ Mentor: Schrader and Company’s Interior Designer, Planning Division Division: Project Planning Summary: The overall responsibilities...