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Bilingual Customer Service Positions – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for Customer Service professionals for a local employer.  These are great positions with flexible schedules and great opportunity for growth.  In the position, the primary responsibility is to assist our customers by providing world class customer service, in English and Spanish, when answering phones or communicating through email.

This is an ENTRY LEVEL position.

Duties:

  • Efficiently and accurately place orders using data entry.
  • Provide accurate information regarding products, orders placed, package tracking, shipping and other assistance to help meet and exceed customers’ needs
  • Sell loyalty clubs as well as weekly specials to meet set sales goals.
  • Assist in other locations throughout the company as needed.

Qualifications:

  • BILINGUAL (fluent) in English and Spanish
  • Must be customer service and sales oriented.
  • Must have outgoing and friendly personality.
  • Must have a pleasant telephone voice and be able to prove correct knowledge/use of spoken and written English and Spanish (meaning usage of correct verb tense, no slang)
  • Be able to accurately type and use Window computer base system.
  • Be able to effectively navigate the internet; ability to use search engines is needed.
  • Knowledge of Soccer/Lacrosse/Rugby would be a plus.
  • Must be able to sit for expended periods of time.
  • Must be able to work afternoon and/or evening hours.
  • There are NO 1st shift positions available
  • Must also be available to work a rotating weekend schedule

Click here to apply on-line and be considered for the position.

Program Associate – Chapel Hill – Filled

AVANT is currently recruiting for a Program Associate for a full-time, temporary-to-hire position in Chapel Hill.

The right candidate for this position:

  • Plans, coordinates, and manages participant and guest logistics (e.g., transportation, hotel accommodations, off-site meals, any meal vouchers, and travel money cards).
  • Prepares and distributes materials, including hotel welcome packets, binders, and name tags/name tents in order to communicate information to constituents.
  • Maintains participant area of the program website.
    Provides necessary information on program speakers, instructors and advisors; teaching/advising sessions; and pay rates to so that faculty contracts may be produced in a timely manner.
  • Distributes program marketing material to potential participants and sponsors, or to other parties at the Program Director’s request.
    Tracks, manages, and distributes incoming participant registration information.
  • Manages program inventory and supplies (e.g., shirts, binders, course materials) as well as their distribution to participants as appropriate.
  • Acts as a liaison with program speakers and instructors by communicating to them logistics and participant information, and collecting from them any course materials for subsequent distribution to participants.
  • Creates itineraries for distinguished visitors at program activities.
  • Acts as on-site staff coordinator during program events, including setting up classrooms, collecting evaluations, and managing any meal vouchers and other duties as required.
  • Addresses special requests from participants, speakers, instructors, and official guests during program.
  • Coordinates the post-program shipment of participant materials, including electronic copies of course materials.
  • Archives electronic and hard-copy program materials, including but not limited to participant binders, electronic copies of materials, any additional participant information, schedules, evaluations, and participant biographies.
  • Sends program binder and any other relevant materials to the sponsoring organization, as required.
  • Aggregates and reviews in-program and post-program evaluations of faculty and content.
  • Processes speaker/faculty invoices by preparing and submitting check requests for reimbursement.
  • Responds effectively to information requests from alumni.
  • Responds to general program inquiries.
  • Provides administrative support to program director as needed.

This is  a fantastic opportunity for a career minded professional to join a great organization.  Click here to apply on-line, and to be considered for this position.

Bank Teller – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for a Part-Time Bank Teller for a Durham based bank.  In this role, you will be handling cash, taking deposits, processing checks and withdrawals, and providing excellent customer service to bank customers.

Previous Teller or banking experience  is required. Experience with Fiserv software preferred.

Must have  a good credit record.

Full and part-time positions available.  The pay ranges from $11.00-$13.00/hour depending on experience.

Click here to apply on line!

Office Manager – Durham, NC – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for an experienced Office Manager for a Durham area client.  The position will report to the company owner and be responsible for coordinating all office functions, including; accounting, development, sales & leasing, and property management.

Duties for this job will include:

1) Bookkeeper using Quickbooks for the various companies operated by the related entities
a. Accounts payable
b. Accounts receivable
c. Management reporting vs budget
d. Invoicing / customer billing & reconciliation
e. Bank reconciliations
f. Mortgage tracking
g. Taxes prep for 3rd party accountant
2) Property Management for small office & retail projects across the Triangle.
a. Single point of contact for Owners/ Tenants
b. Budgeting
c. Vendor interface
d. Insurance (vendor, property and owners)
3) Organization of company records (plats, plans, inventory, site plans, rezoning, project files, etc)
4) Maintain company website and related 3rd party subscriptions (Co-Star, Tacquire, Triangle CPE, etc)
5) Market Research
a. Comparable tracking
b. Sales & lease trending
c. Siteplan / bldg permits / construction activity
d. Prospect / mailers
6) Graphics/Designer for flyer, brochures and general marketing
7) Event planning and advertising

Education/Experience/Skills
1) Prefer college graduate
2) 3 to 5 years of experience in Real Estate related field (brokerage, construction, finance, property management, etc)
3) Quickbooks profiency
4) Microsoft – Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Internet (explorer or google chrome, etc)
5) Graphics of any type (windows or mac)
6) Attention to detail / organizational aptitude
7) Good interpersonal skills. Will often be the voice of the company
8) Independent worker with little supervision needed

This is a temp-to-hire position starting as early as June 30, 2014. Salary for this position ranges from $15-$20/hour depending on experience. To learn more or to be considered for the position, click to

Bank Teller – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for a Part-Time Bank Teller for a Durham based bank.  In this role, you will be handling cash, taking deposits, processing checks and withdrawals, and providing excellent customer service to bank customers.

Previous Teller or cash handling experience is required.

Must have a good credit record.

The position will average 20-25 hours per week.  The pay ranges from $11.00-$13.00/hour depending on experience.

Click here to apply on line!

Landscape Crew Leader – Raleigh – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for a Landscape Crew Leader for a Raleigh company for a temporary-to-hire position.

As Crew Leader, you will be responsible for; driving the company trucks and trailers to the job-sites, assigning work duties, and assuring all the work is done in a quality manner.  You will also be performing general landscaping for residential and commercial clients; HEAVY LIFTING, spreading mulch to specific criteria, use riding mowers, trimmers, blowers and other landscaping equipment, installing patios, walkways, pavers, waterscapes, retaining walls and bedding.

Requirements include:

Valid Driver’s License

Ability to drive a Manual Transmission

Ability to work in extreme weather

Ability to lift 50 lbs or more

Have reliable transportation

Able to interact with clients

MUST BE ABLE TO PROFICIENTLY SPEAK SPANISH and ENGLISH

Click here to apply on line!

Bank Teller – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for a Part-Time Bank Teller for a Durham based bank.  In this role, you will be handling cash, taking deposits, processing checks and withdrawals, and providing excellent customer service to bank customers.  Previous Teller or cash handling experience is required. Must have a good credit record. The position will average 20-25 hours per week.  The pay ranges from $11.00-$13.00/hour depending on experience.

Click here to apply on line!

Industrial/Graphic Artist – Filled

International Company looking for immediate hire for full time industrial/graphic artist with their growing team to prepare finished artwork films used in Screen Printing and Flexographic departments.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Use Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator and Onyx software to build paste up/mechanical/proofs from drawings within established cost standards
  • Perform all necessary tasks using art room and art room equipment
  • Evaluate customer art work for possible quality problems
  • Mock up samples in a timely manner while considering customer requests, material limitations, and budget
  • Work with team to create customer products and high quality designs

Job qualifications include:

  • Minimum 1 year experience in Art room
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to work closely with others
  • Attention to accuracy and detail
  • High School Diploma

Resume and referrals required

Click here to apply online

I.T. Field Technician – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for an I.T. Field Technician for a large locally based business with locations in NC, VA and FL.  This is a fast-paced, rewarding position, with great pay, benefits and bonus potential.

The IT Field Technician is responsible for maintaining and fixing all technologies within a restaurant environment. This position requires general knowledge of phones, computers and networking as well as excellent communication skills, strong time management, and self-motivation.

Job Responsibilities

Maintain PCs, Point of Sales Systems and networks at remote locations

Troubleshoot and solve IT issues quickly and calmly via phone, remote access, or on site

Maintain CCTV systems

Work an on-call rotation

The position comes with a company vehicle, tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurances, a 401k program, and quarterly bonuses.

The position works Monday through Friday 8am -to 5pm, with an on-call rotation.  There is some travel involved with the job.

 Requirements

Valid NC Driver’s License

Experience running CAT5 wiring is a plus

Experience with CCTV is a plus

Must have previous restaurant experience

Final candidates will be required to provide a copy of their driving record and complete pre-employment background screening.

To apply or get more information, send your resume to Deborah Hilliard at dhilliard@avant.jobs.

CNC Machinist – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for a CNC Machinist for a full-time position with a shop in Apex, NC.  This is a first shift position, working 8a-5p, Monday through Friday, with occasional overtime.

The right candidate will have experience with tooling, mills, lathes, and programming. Previous experience with AutoCad, Mastercam, or Gibbscam software is a must. If you have excellent math and computer skills, and at least 3 years of experience, apply now!

Excellent pay available for this position based on your experience level.

Click here to apply on-line!

Warehouse Inventory Manager – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for an experienced Warehouse Inventory Manager for the Durham branch of a national supply company.

The selected candidate will be responsible for tracking all incoming and outgoing inventory in an SAP system, as well as monitoring all warehouse inventory levels. You must have strong computer skills and previous experience with SAP.

Great salary and benefits package available for the position.

To submit a resume or to find out more about the position, click here to apply on-line!

Part-Time Administrative Assistant – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for a part-time Administrative Assistant for a local Durham service company.

In this position, you will support the administrative staff by handling day-to-day tasks (filing, faxing, copying, assembling packets), as well as order entry, and supply/inventory tracking. The position will work 20-30 hours per week, on some mornings and some afternoons. This position MAY become full-time in the future.

The pay for the position ranges from $12-$13.00 per hour, based on experience.

To submit a resume or to find out more about the position, click here to apply on-line!

Residential Estimator/Carpenter – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for a local Durham home improvement and remodeling company to find a Residential Estimator and Carpenter.

In this role, you will go on site to potential projects, assess the needs and scope of the project, and work with owners to prepare and present quotes to customers.

In addition, you will function as a general carpenter doing repair, maintenance, installation and up-fit work on client projects as needed.

The pay range for the position is based on your experience. Submit your resume for a confidential review.

Click here to apply on-line!

Bilingual Office Manager – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for an immediate opening for an Office Manager with a growing telecom equipment company. This individual will work closely with the CEO to communicate customer and business needs as well as perform mid-level accounting duties.

Job duties:
Coordinate with Sales team and warehouse staff to ensure client needs are met
Work closely with customers to provide services and track invoices
Perform general administration duties, typing, filing, answering phones, etc…
Process all accounting functions including; A/R, A/P, General Ledger,  and financial reporting
Manage executive’s schedule and travel arrangements
Monday-Friday, 8a-5p (some flexibility required)
Salary is dependent on experience

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or related field
Expert with Outlook to track upcoming company appointments and events
Expert with Ms Office suite
Expert with Quickbooks for all accounting functions
Able to work in an independent, self-directed manner
Speaks, reads, and writes fluent Spanish and/or Portuguese and English

Click here to submit a confidential resume.

Machine Technician/Operator – Filled

We have an immediate opening with a local automotive parts manufacturer that is looking for technicians for full-time positions to setup, maintain and troubleshoot production line machinery.

You will be responsible for keeping machines operating within specifications, changing out tools, handling alarm resets, keying in machine codes and directions, and using precise measuring equipment such as calipers, micrometers and bore gauges, working in this fast paced position.

Multiple shifts available working for this great local company. Training is provided, but prior machine shop or mechanical experience required.

Positions start at $13.00 per hour, with overtime available.

Apply on-line today!

Technical Leader – Crop Protection – Filled

AVANT Group, LLC is working with a North American Company in seeking a talented person to join their North American Crop Protection team based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This company offers a broad range of adjuvants, surfactants, emulsifiers, dispersants, and solvents that improve the performance of herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides and also have applicability for fertilizer, seed, soil conditioning, turf & ornamental and related end uses.
 
Technical Leader responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical guidance as well as marketable formulation and application solutions contributing to sales growth at existing and new customers.
  • Develop and champion to completion technical projects identified as having high potential for commercial success.  
  • Design, supervise, and conduct laboratory projects, presenting results to internal and external audiences.
  • Understand and anticipate customer needs and market trends to identify new business opportunities. 
  • Foster and maintain relationships with external customers and the market through customer visits with sales and business management personnel. This includes participation in trade organizations and conferences.
  • Develop and support value propositions for product offerings.
  • Participate in strategy development.
  • Serve as the key technical liaison for business management, sales, and other technical staff in support of NA Crop Protection market strategies and needs.
  • Coordinate efforts with Our company’s Global Crop Technical Competency Center in Germany.
  • Mentor technical colleagues.

This company offers a competitive salary and bonus structure. Relocation assistance is available. Also available: tuition reimbursement, matching donation program, retirement package options, as well as full insurance package.

Position Requirements: 

  • 5 – 7+ years experience required
  • A team oriented, highly motivated self-starter with minimum 5-8 years formulation experience in the crop protection and tank mix markets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the industry and key technologies.  Basic understanding of surfactants and related chemistries.
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Chemistry, Plant Physiology, or related discipline.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Includes report preparation and presentation skills.
  • Ability to use strong listening, analytical, and problem solving skills to identify, develop, and explain solutions to customer needs.
  • Leadership and people management skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs.  SAP experience a plus.
  • Travel requirements are expected to be in the range of 15 – 35%; majority

Competitive salary and bonus are dependent on experience.

Click HERE to apply.

2nd Shift Press Brake Operator – Filled

Summary:

Solid local company immediately hiring a 2nd shift Press brake operator. Training will be on first shift.

Skills required:

Proficient at retooling machine

Expert at creating no less than four bends

Expertly able to read blueprint to punch/program CNC codes

Expertly use calipers and micrometers to perform regular quality checks

Qualifications required:

3+ years experience with Press brake

Receive no less than 90% on in house math test

Able to train on 1st shift

High School Diploma or GED required

 

Click HERE to submit resume

 

Linux Systems Administrator – Filled

AVANT is recruiting for an experienced Linux Systems Administrator to join a Systems Engineering Team. In Systems Engineering, you’ll play a key role in ensuring the stability and performance of our e-commerce analytics and marketing automation Platform. You’ll be part of the team that owns the whole stack from hardware/OS to the applications that run our code, as well as the automation framework that makes it manageable at scale. The most successful candidates will have an strong skills in troubleshooting and problem solving, experience in software development AND system design, great communication skills, and the desire for solving complex problems at scale that are unique to company’s.
Only apply if you want to:
• Be a part of an agile team of systems administrators working in the open source space using some of the latest technologies supporting company’s dynamic infrastructure
• Use best-practice system design and create a resilient and scalable infrastructure
• Balance long term priorities to accomplish critical goals while shifting paradigms to support demanding needs and infrastructure hot button issues

Responsibilities:
• Build, manage and maintain the fleet of servers in multiple data centers.
• Diagnose and root cause server hardware, system software, storage, and networking issues. Provide and apply workarounds and long term fixes.
• Develop process automation and tooling to monitor systems, collect data, and develop maintenance methodologies.
• Review and influence new and evolving design, architecture, standards, and methods for operating services and systems.
• Participate in an on-call rotation.
• 3-5 years of full-time Systems Administration experience.
• Deep knowledge in linux operating systems, storage (RAID administration), and networking (TCP/IP, SSH, DNS, and DHCP) concepts and practices
• Strong Bash or Perl scripting proficiency, Ruby a plus!!!
• Experience with monitoring and alerting applications (Nagios, Cacti, Graphite, Splunk)
• Demonstrated experience working in a data center environment
• Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Nice to Have:
• Proficiency with Cisco networking configuration and troubleshooting as well as firewall and routing management
• Familiarity working with NoSQL technologies, especially Hadoop/HDFS systems
• Experience with OS and package automation using Foreman and Puppet
• Knowledge of security best practices from the user level all the way up to the enterprise network layer. (IPS/IDS, user security education, application hardening)
• Proficiency setting up and managing NFS, LDAP, Bind/DNS, DHCP
• Experience deploying and managing KVM

Send your confidential resume to dhilliard@avant.jobs to apply!