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The leading radio control model and hobby company in the world, and one of the most progressive companies in the industry, is seeking qualified individuals for the following positions. Hobbico offers a competitive compensation package and excellent opportunities for career growth.


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Champaign-Urbana, IL

TECHNICAL

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Network Assistant

Responsibilities:

Seeking a dedicated professional to join our team. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work with Windows 7 and Windows Server on multiple hardware platforms. Support end users and IT department with problem resolution tasks, upgrade ideas, and future system enhancements. An associates' degree in Computer Networking or related field highly desirable. Exposure to Active Directory, Group Policies and printer management a plus. Equal opportunity employer.

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Network Manager

Responsibilities:

Oversee staff, operations, equipment and support for data and voice network communications systems, including PCs, Macs, and integrated IP phones. Administer training to company personnel for all approved software and network operations. Assist with establishing company policies for hardware and software purchases and usage. Maintain the technical support process for end users. A degree in Computer Science or Networking is required. The qualified candidate will have experience with Cisco and Dell hardware as well as extensive knowledge of VMware, Microsoft Office, and VPN software. At least 5 years networking experience required. Previous network management experience and good working knowledge of VOIP systems desired. Equal opportunity employer.

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Mobile Software Project Engineer

Responsibilities:

Lead mobile software projects for a multi-faceted hobby company. Responsible for developing and maintaining mobile apps for a variety of exciting future products-motor controllers, flight controllers, battery chargers and management, remote control systems and more. Apps will be interfacing with embedded systems using wireless interfaces such as WiFi or Bluetooth on both Android and iOS. Manage and oversee outsourced mobile application development projects. Maintain and create test plans and specifications for continuing support and compatibility. Equal opportunity employer.

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The successful candidate will have:

  • A Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Computer Systems.
  • At least 6 years' experience in a related field.
  • Strong practical knowledge of software solutions and development techniques.
  • IOS/Android languages-Swift, Objective C, and Java.
  • Wireless protocols-WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE.
  • Project management experience.
  • App store and Google Play publishing and management.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects at once and handle changing priorities.
  • Public apps in the Google Play and App store.

Other desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge of other supporting languages-JavaScript/jQuery, HTML, Ajax, PHP, and C/C++/C#.
  • Apple MFi licensing/certification experience.
  • Embedded software protocols/connectivity and hardware knowledge.
  • Large scale computing-database architectures, IP networking, security, and performance tuning.
  • RC hobby experience, preferably with multirotor, airplanes, or cars.


Model Technician

Responsibilities:

Repair R/C models and engines, test hobby products, and assist with related questions. Ability to work with hand tools and small parts required. R/C modeling, light mechanical, or experience in small engine repair desired. Full-time, days. Equal opportunity employer.

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Product Designer

Design hobby products and related accessories using 3D CAD software. The primary focus will be with R/C boat design, building, and testing, but design versatility with other R/C and general hobby product categories is required. Equal opportunity employer.

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As Research and Development Product Designer you will...

  • Design, test, and develop a wide variety of products ranging from toys, R/C hobby products, and simple to complex mechanical devices.
  • Assist the R&D Manager in all phases of research and development related to the design, testing, and tooling to produce product.
  • Perform quality control testing on R/C and other products as requested by the R&D Manager.
  • Write instruction manuals for new products.

The successful candidate will have:

  • At least 3 years of consumer product design experience.
  • Previous 3D design software experience (Solidworks preferred).
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of hobby-level products.
  • An understanding of manufacturing techniques and materials.

Other desirable qualifications include:

  • Associates degree in mechanical design or related field.
  • Expertise with R/C boat design and setup.
  • Experience operating CNC machining equipment.


Product Support Technician

Responsibilities:

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 and part-time positions available. Hobbico is an equal opportunity employer.

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Customer Service Representative

Responsibilities:

Use your problem solving skills and your background in customer service to assist customers in our call center. Open new accounts, update existing accounts, and assist customers with tracking shipments and other inquiries. Previous customer service or phone sales experience preferred. Full-time, days. Equal opportunity employer.

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Sales Representatives

Responsibilities:

Seeking qualified individuals to join our wholesale sales team! Take inbound orders from customers and field basic customer service questions. Make outbound calls to established customer accounts and present daily specials. No cold calling. Previous sales or customer service experience and computer skills desired. Full-time set schedule, Monday-Friday; no nights or weekends. Equal opportunity employer.

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Retail Sales Representatives

Responsibilities:

Answer inbound calls from customers and assist them with placing orders in a call center environment. Excellent phone, verbal, and interpersonal skills required. Previous sales or customer service experience and computer experience desirable. Incentive pay offered. A variety of full-time and part-time schedules available, including day, evening, and weekend hours. Equal opportunity employer.

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Forklift Driver

Responsibilities:

Our warehouse team is seeking forklift drivers to help accurately stock product. Main responsibilities include restocking shelves in a timely manner, filling out-of-stock orders, recording all stock movements, and consolidating merchandise to ensure maximum space utilization. The successful candidate will be organized, accurate, and attentive to detail. Previous forklift experience is preferred, but not required. Full-time positions are available on 2nd and 3rd shift. Equal opportunity employer.

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Warehouse Associates

Responsibilities:

Our Warehouse Associates are directly involved with all aspects of the order fulfillment process to help maintain Hobbico's commitment to excellence. Primary responsibilities include picking or packing customer orders, ensuring accuracy, meeting quality and production standards, and adhering to safety compliance.

We're looking to grow our warehouse team with people who possess a strong work ethic, are detail-oriented, and have the ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, thriving environment. Previous warehouse or manufacturing experience is helpful, but not required. Full-time and part-time positions are immediately available on 1st and 2nd shift. Equal opportunity employer.

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Receiving Clerk

Responsibilities:

Join our warehouse receiving team as a Receiving Clerk. Responsibilities include receiving and unloading incoming shipments, verifying and recording incoming merchandise, and stock labeling product for proper distribution. This position will also communicate with other departments in the company to obtain special paperwork or to help troubleshoot orders when necessary. Previous warehouse or receiving experience is desired. Full-time position is available on 1st shift, Monday thru Friday. Equal opportunity employer.

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Receiving Supervisor

Seeking a Receiving Supervisor for our warehouse which is a key position on our warehouse team. This hands-on position coordinates daily receiving activities and provides work direction to associates receiving merchandise. Equal opportunity employer.

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Responsibilities

  • Oversee and participate in the timely receipt of all incoming deliveries according to company standards.
  • Ensure all receiving functions that affect inventory are processed accurately through an established verification process.
  • Manage the product flow from receiving to the warehouse.
  • Ensure the accurate processing of all returns-to-vendors (RTVs), chargebacks, transfers, and damages based on established guidelines.
  • Maintain a clean, organized work area.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years supervisory experience in a warehouse/receiving environment.
  • Organized and goal-oriented with the ability to multi-task and excel in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to lead a team, work well independently, and possess excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office including Excel.
  • Experience operating forklifts, pallet jacks and related equipment.
  • The ability to lift and move 70 lbs.
  • Some college coursework preferred.


Receptionist

Responsibilities:

Answer incoming phone lines and provide clerical support in a fast paced Human Resources department. A pleasant phone voice, strong customer service skills, and previous experience with MS Office required. Full-time, days.

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Return to Stock Clerk

Responsibilities:

Work in the warehouse re-stocking items and returning product to the proper location. Pick special product orders as directed. Sort and meter mail and assist with other duties as needed. Must be able to lift up to 70 lbs. Previous warehouse or stocking experience desirable. Good organizational skills a plus. Full-time, days. Hobbico is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Security

    Responsibilities:

    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, 2nd shift and weekend hours. Hobbico is an equal opportunity employer.

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    Associate Product Manager - Exclusive Products

    Oversee the development of R/C surface and aircraft products and related accessories. Collaborate with marketing and sales staff to promote new items and increase product sales. Equal opportunity employer.

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    Position Responsibilities

    • Develop and release new products that appeal to customers and reflect company goals.
    • Assist with production planning and schedules, design creation, vendor selection, project coordination, and new product introductions.
    • Create master schedule to track product releases.
    • Handle day-to-day communications with vendors on assigned products.
    • Work with vendors and marketing to create and support marketing and promotional campaigns.

    The successful candidate will have:

    • A minimum of three years hands-on experience with R/C products.
    • Strong knowledge of current hobby industry trends.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • A proven track record of results-oriented performance.


    Business Analyst

    Responsibilities:

    Join a dynamic work environment where you would collect, analyze, and report business data for wholesale and mass market sales divisions. Prepare meaningful reports that evaluate sales results, identify sales trends and lead to greater revenue opportunities. Assist with preparing and tracking annual budgets and strategic plans. The successful candidate will have at least 3 years of experience working with significant data management responsibilities, Excel software, and analytic tools. Must show attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks. Associates degree in Business or related field required. Full time, days. Equal opportunity employer.

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    Associate Product Manager - Electronics Team

    Assist the Product Manager in the development of house-branded electronic products which support and enhance the use and enjoyment of R/C aircraft. Help develop products that offer value and satisfaction to the customer. Equal opportunity employer.

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    As Associate Product Manager on the Electronics Team, you will...

    • Help to develop new product ideas that would appeal to U.S. and European Markets.
    • Assist with production planning and schedules, design creation, vendor selection, project coordination, and new product introductions.
    • Assist with all facets of product development, ensuring necessary processes are accomplished from product conceptualization to market release.
    • Handle day-to-day communications with vendors on assigned products.
    • Assist in the initial product sourcing and purchasing function of electronics and related accessories.
    • Help with the presentation of product at all Hobbico-related trade shows.

    The successful candidate will have:

    • Previous knowledge and experience with R/C aircraft and accessories.
    • Extensive knowledge of electronic principles and products, such as brushless motors, AC and DC powered devices, 2.4 GHz transmitters, and receiver technologies.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Ability to travel for trade shows and other industry events.

    Other desirable qualifications include:

    • Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering or Technology.
    • Previous experience in project management.


    Buyer

    Responsibilities:

    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. Previous retail or wholesale buying experience required along with strong communication, math and Excel skills. Hobbico is an equal opportunity employer.

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    Marketing Specialist

    Responsibilities:

    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. Equal opportunity employer.

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    Senior Manager Business Development

    Responsibilities:

    Seeking an experienced B to B sales and marketing expert. The right individual will have at least 5 years demonstrated success at identifying and leading B to B businesses into new growth areas and developing new sales and marketing strategies for existing sales channels. Must be proficient at the development of short and long range strategic plans and experienced at preparing and managing budgets based on those strategies. Must be proficient at sales prospecting, market research, advertising and promotional planning- including social media, and possess strong analytical skills. Ideal candidate will be a highly efficient, well organized self-starter with strong closing skills, professional presence and is driven by results. Equal opportunity employer.

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    Responsibilities include:

    • Improve wholesale division market position and achieve financial growth objectives.
    • Prospect for new accounts in various sales channels with a focus on placement of proprietary products.
    • Identify new accounts/business opportunities and developing strategies which will lead to an increase in sales.
    • Develop and present annual strategic plans and sales budgets for the wholesale division.
    • Forecast sales targets and ensure they are met on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
    • Participate in the review of new product introductions and evaluate pricing.
    • Maintain positive relationships with existing customer base and assume responsibility for key accounts.

    Skills/Qualifications:

    • Bachelors degree required; MBA preferred.
    • At least 3-5 years of successful sales and/or marketing experience within a B to B sales or consumer packaged goods environment.
    • Must have highly effective written and verbal communication skills.
    • A history of team building and meeting and exceeding sales goals.


    Systems Compliance Manager

    Responsibilities:

    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. Equal opportunity employer.

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    Training Specialist

    Responsibilities:

    Assess company training needs and develop and conduct effective training programs to maintain and improve employee job skills. Hobbico is an equal opportunity employer.

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    Responsibilities include:

    • Writing curriculum for training programs including training manuals, course materials and presentations.
    • 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.

    Qualifications:

    • 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.

    Elk Grove Village, IL

    PROFESSIONAL

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    Assistant Brand Manager

    Seeking an Assistant Brand Manager to join our dynamic marketing team. This position is responsible for assisting with the creation of go-to-market strategies, positioning and activation plans for toy, hobby and consumer electronics brands sold in the consumer retail channel. Equal opportunity employer.

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    Position Responsibilities

    • Work with the VP of Marketing and other team members to create 3-year strategic go-to-market strategies for each brand.
    • Assist with managing the voice of the brand through the development of creative campaigns including: advertising, PR, social media, videos, merchandising and events.
    • Collaborate with internal and external partners to understand the target customer. Track metrics to evaluate effectiveness in reaching target audiences.
    • Engage with product design teams in the development of the Product Development Request process to ensure key product features and selling perspectives are defined.
    • Drive online brand sites and partner with in-store merchandising teams.
    • Produce support materials to assist sales team efforts.
    • Oversee budgets for marketing activities for each brand.

    Skills/Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in marketing or related field.
    • 3 - 4 years of consumer/retail marketing experience required.
    • Proven experience creating fully integrated marketing strategies.
    • Experience taking a product from pre-concept to launch.
    • Product lifecycle management.
    • Strong knowledge of consumer and business analytics, creative process briefing, budgeting and ROI quantification.
    • Strategic thinker who can balance short-term operating needs with long- term strategic initiatives.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills required including creative briefs and customer presentations.


    Design Engineer

    Revell has a unique job opportunity for a qualified candidate to join the best scale model design and development team in the toy and hobby industry. We are seeking a talented and motivated design engineer to lead projects, develop conceptual product strategies and create 3D CAD designs for new products. This is a chance to work in a fun atmosphere, designing and developing exciting new products for the scale model and toy industry. Interesting and challenging design subjects range from exotic and classic cars, to military and commercial aircraft, sci-fi spaceships, and more. Equal opportunity employer.

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    As a Design Engineer:

    • Create product concept design strategy.
    • Create 3D CAD models and 2D part drawings and exploded view drawings.
    • Act as the internal product expert for the development team.
    • Manage projects to achieve critical milestone targets.
    • Create materials selection and definition for new products.
    • Validate product designs utilizing rapid prototyping techniques and tools.
    • Create Bill of Material lists for manufacturing.
    • Assure products comply to licensing and product safety testing requirements.
    • Research subject matter to accurately design products.
    • Communicate with overseas manufacturers during tool construction and product qualification.
    • Consult with quality and technical staff during validation of tooling and first production.

    Key Requirements for the position:

    • Minimum 5 years of experience designing plastic injection molded products.
    • Experience with injection molded plastic part design and complex assemblies.
    • 3D CAD design proficiency (ProE Creo preferred).
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines.
    • Bachelors' degree in Engineering or related field or equivalent experience.

    Other desired qualifications:

    • Experience with injection mold tooling and rapid prototyping techniques.
    • Experience with toy or scale model hobby industry.
    • Familiarity with scale models.


    Marketing & Licensing Coordinator

    Seeking a Marketing and Licensing Coordinator to assist in the administration of existing product licensing agreements with the growing needs of our business. Equal opportunity employer. Equal opportunity employer.

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    Description of Responsibilities:

    Acts as the primary assistant to the Licensing Manager. Responsibilities include assisting with all activity relating to managing new and existing licensing agreements, including insuring that all product submissions, including decals, packaging and final products are in compliance with the individual agreements and that deadlines are met. Must also prepare monthly and quarterly licensing reports.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret contracts
    • Experience with or basic understanding of IP and trademarks
    • Strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills
    • Excellent Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills and ability to use other software as needed
    • Accurate and attentive to details
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently or cooperatively with others
    • 1-2 years' experience in a similar role preferred, not required.
    • Associates' Degree in Marketing or Business preferred.


    Visual Merchandising Manager

    This position is responsible for developing and executing a profitable, customer-focused merchandising strategy.

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    Description of Responsibilities:

    Acts as the primary assistant to the Licensing Manager. Responsibilities include assisting with all activity relating to managing new and existing licensing agreements, including insuring that all product submissions, including decals, packaging and final products are in compliance with the individual agreements and that deadlines are met. Must also prepare monthly and quarterly licensing reports.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Design, implement, and execute visual presentation plans, planograms and point of purchase displays.
    • Partner with the sales and marketing team to establish and maintain understanding of retail objectives and provide merchandising strategy.
    • Perform market/channel analysis, competitive product analysis, and analyze sales trends to keep up with current performance trends.
    • Work with and manage third party vendors in support of merchandising strategy.
    • Regularly visit store locations to gather information and evaluate planogram and merchandising performance.
    • Develop and maintain visual merchandising budget.

    Skills/Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in business or related field; MBA preferred.
    • A minimum of 5 years experience in purchasing or merchandising.
    • Proven results in driving sales through merchandising.
    • Advanced MS Excel skills.
    • Strong organizational, detail, and project management skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
    • Previous Adobe Photoshop and InDesign experience is a plus.

    Penrose, CO

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    Assembly & Shipping Clerk

    Responsibilities:

    Estes Rockets, a leading manufacturer of model rocket kits, engines, and accessories, is seeking a 1st shift Assembly & Shipping Clerk to start immediately. Primary responsibilities include working on an assembly line to package materials and helping load and unload trucks as necessary. Must be able to lift up to 70lbs and a high school diploma or GED is required. Hobbico is an equal opportunity employer. Equal opportunity employer.

    Additional Job Duties:

    • Assemble products accurately and efficiently within set production goals
    • Perform product inspection to ensure quality control
    • Prepare and package finished products for shipping
    • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with safety regulations

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    Reno, NV

    Security Officer

    Responsibilities:

    We have an immediate opening for a Security Officer to help maintain a safe and secure work environment. Main responsibilities include patrolling property premises, monitoring surveillance equipment, performing building inspection tours, and ensuring safety compliance. Previous law enforcement/security experience or related educational background is required. This is a part-time position, Monday-Friday. Equal opportunity employer.

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    Warehouse Manager

    Responsibilities:

    Seeking a qualified candidate for a 1st shift Warehouse Manager in our Reno warehouse facility. This position is the first line of contact with receiving and production employees with an ongoing presence on the warehouse floor. Responsibilities include planning, assigning and overseeing work performed by Warehouse Associates. Duties also include expediting customer order flow, assigning duties and examining work for accuracy. Coordinates employee training and advises staff on proper procedures and shipping deadlines. The qualified candidate should be a self-starter, have strong time management skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Three to five years supervisory experience in a distribution setting is required. Associates degree in a related field preferred. Equal opportunity employer.

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    Warehouse Associates

    Responsibilities:

    Work in our warehouse assisting in the order fulfillment process. Full-time and part-time positions available on 1st shift. Previous warehouse experience helpful. Equal opportunity employer.

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    Mission Viejo, CA

    Event Activation Specialist

    Responsibilities:

    Coordinate publicity for products and services and organize company's representation at trade shows and events. Will create and manage events from set-up to tear-down. Also responsible for creating and maintaining product displays and building R/C vehicles. Two years R/C product and industry knowledge required. Previous experience in a public relations or communications field desirable. Must be able to travel for weekend events. Equal opportunity employer.

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    Moira, United Kingdom


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