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Paralegal (Raleigh/Durham Area)

Picture yourself building a successful career as a Paralegal alongside other talented, highly motivated individuals and law professionals who are helping change lives. If you would like to be a part of our team, we invite you to consider putting your talents to work us.

As a Paralegal, you will be responsible for providing paralegal services and handling assigned regulatory/legal projects in addition to general administrative functions as needed.

You will act as a liaison between in-house attorneys, outside counsel, organizations and in-house employees. You will compile data from legal digests, encyclopedias and practice manuals; and assemble, proof and edit drafts of contracts, leases, licenses and insurance policies. You will also prepare and file legal documents, conduct research on projects, review and ensure the firm’s compliance with regulations, and assist in internal document reviews. This position requires a paralegal certification, relevant office experience and a knowledge of office automation equipment and software.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Paralegal Certification, NC Certified Paralegal preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years paralegal experience.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate and partner effectively as a member of the legal team; ability to work directly with all levels of staff, court representatives, law enforcement representatives and witnesses to gain the confidence of senior management.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to follow directions and clear understanding and adherence to ethical principles, company values, code of conduct and policies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to most effectively contacting clients, coordinating case schedules with courts, law enforcement officials, witnesses and defense attorneys and draft correspondence and legal document for attorneys.
  • Firm understanding of litigation legal process; In depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles.
  • The ability to analyze and effectively comment on legal documents for accuracy and completeness. Compile and analyze case documents for hearings & trials and prepare court calendars.
  • Intermediate to advanced skill level in Microsoft Office products: Word, Outlook, Excel & Power Point; Ability to type 50+ wpm. Ability to learn, update and edit existing proprietary applications and quickly learn and use various computer systems.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details to analyze and problem solve; willingness to take initiative and “think outside the box”.
  • Assist attorneys with proofreading, cite checking, locating files and documents with frequent interruptions; manage deadlines and adapt to changes in workflow.
  • Strong attention to detail and high concern for data accuracy.
  • Assertive in tackling new challenges; acts decisively with good business judgment; failure to make decisions will result in critical delay(s) in schedules and/or unit operations, and may jeopardize overall business activities.

Submit your confidential resume, or apply on line to be considered.

Machine Mechanic

AVANT is recruiting for several full-time openings with a manufacturer in Oxford, NC. Excellent pay and benefits available! Positions open on all 3 shifts.

Basic Function:
Assembles, operates, adjusts, troubleshoots, services and maintains all filling and assembly equipment in the company facilities with little or no direction from immediate Manager, Supervisor, or Group Leader.

Major Duties:
· Assists in coaching and training of mechanics and process facilitators.
· Plans, initiates and completes job assignments in a prompt and timely manner.
· Ability to operate all shop equipment except the CNC.
· Trained and certified to make adjustments/repairs in electrical panels as defined in electrical Safe Practices for Mechanics.
· Has a working knowledge of major processes in multiple cost centers.
· Communicates immediately to manager, supervisor or group leader any personnel or job coordination problems, parts or tool shortages. Reports all accidents, safety hazards, company policy violations and any other information that in their judgement requires attention.
· Initiate line/equipment tooling requirements in support of new products.
· Participates in project management including line layout derivation/review, installation and start-up.
· Must be able to interface effectively with outside vendors to place supply or part orders.
· Has an advanced understanding of pneumatic and hydraulic systems in the plant.
· Install, checks, adjusts, all troubleshooting and machinery repairs, conveyors and miscellaneous equipment as required for plant operations as directed by supervisor or designee.
· Must be able to develop skills to meet required change over standards as determined by OEE studies.
· Responsible for the complete set-up of all filling and assembly equipment.
· Must be able to run filling equipment in a safe, efficient manner and assist in quality production per the RPPS.
· Responsible for MU (material usage) to keep scrap levels at or below allowable standards.
· Ability to change and adjust process equipment; filling heads, capper torque check weigher, labelers, pumps and additional ancillary equipment.
· Load components into hoppers or bins during initial start up and assist line service if required to keep filling lines running.
· Cleaning and sanitization of tooling and equipment per SPI and maintain logbook.
· Must be able to respond to job assignments plantwide.
· Inspects and makes repairs as needed to maintain preventive maintenance programs.
· Maintains required records such as major maintenance, PM, IQOQPQ.
· Makes suggestions to management on better, more efficient and less costly methods to complete jobs.
· Monitors and operates equipment in accordance with established procedure.
· Keeps assigned work areas safe, clean and orderly.
· Completes job assignments by supervisor or designee in a prompt and timely manner.
· Complies with company policy regarding GMP, good housekeeping, and all safety regulations.
· Performs other related duties as may be assigned but not limited to the above.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
· Ability to read and work from detailed blueprints and schematics as required.
· Good working knowledge of plant equipment and systems.
· Must be able to learn basic applicable computer skills
· Must achieve a minimum score of 46.64 on the Standard Timing Model Test.
· Ability to train other Tech Levels as well as other Tech Level A employees.
· Ability to operate power shop tools in addition to common hand tools safely and effectively.
· Must be able to provide hand tools as required.
· Must be able to routinely lift and carry up to 50 pounds and manipulate bulk drums weighing up to 400 pounds.
· Able to push and pull objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
· Able to stand and/or walk 90% (sitting 10%) of an 8-hr day which includes climbing a ladder or steps.
· Must meet the vision and hearing requirements.

Minimum Education: High School Graduate or GED
Minimum Experience: 3 -5 years experience or equivalent

Apply on-line to be considered, or for more information about this position.

Irrigation Specialist

Durham based landscaping company is looking for a full time time lead to start immediately. Do you love working outdoors creating and building beautiful gardens and lawns? Do you have experience with North Carolina indigenous plants and bushes? Can you smile when it’s 100 degrees out? This is the one for you!

Job duties include:

  • Designing and creating flower beds, trails, patios, sidewalks, gardens
  • Operating zero turn mowers, weeders, edgers, clippers, tools of the trade
  • Installing and repairing lawn and garden irrigation system
  • Working closely with a crew to efficiently perform landscaping work
  • Loading and unloading materials necessary for each work site, requiring some heavy lifting.
  • Speak professionally with customers ensuring that their expectations have been met

Job Qualifications include:

  • Expert knowledge regarding irrigation system repair and installation
  • Expert knowledge of local grasses and plants
  • Proficient with cement and cement installations
  • Expert with landscaping tools such as; zero turn mowers, blowers, weed eaters, hedge trimmers, hand tools, etc
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years experience working with a professional landscaping company
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Spanish language highly preferred


Click here to apply

Machine Technician

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

You will be responsible for keeping CNC 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. Documenting production times and quality.

Multiple shifts available working for this great local company. Training is provided, but a minimum of 3 years prior machine shop or mechanical experience required.

Positions start at $13.00 per hour (dependent on experience), with overtime available.

Apply on-line today!

Full Time Landscaper – Raleigh, NC

Locally owned high service residential landscaping company, looking to immediately add experienced landscaping laborer. 32-40 hours per week

Individual requirements include

  • Minimum 2 years as landscaper working with a professional landscaping company
  • Minimum 2 years operating push, Zero radius, ride along, edgers, and weed whacker for lawncare
  • Experience identifying and working with local plants, bushes, sod, and trees a plus
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds continuously
  • Must follow detailed directions when caring for a lawn maintenance i.e. planting, mowing, mulching, and pruning.
  • Must work independently and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Must be appropriately dressed and provide excellent customer care as needed.
  • Clean Driving Record, preferred
  • Experience in hardscape a plus but not required including driveways, pouring cement, irrigation
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions caring for lawns
  • Bilingual preferred but not necessary

Pay range $8.50 – $12.00

Only individuals with the above qualifications will be considered for this position.

Click here to apply for this position.

Part Time Web Designer

AVANT is recruiting for a part-time web designer for a locally owned web design company. The company is looking to add a self-motivated, independent individual to work from home on a per project basis.

If selected, you will be asked to create new websites using WordPress, HTML and CSS. Hours per week will vary depending on your ability, but will be no less than 5 hours.

Applicants are required to have a proficient knowledge of WordPress, HTML and CSS. Graphic design experience and layout experience is helpful but not required

Competitive Wages based on experience and ability.

Apply online to learn more!

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Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

A Raleigh, NC based law office is looking for an immediate full time Paralegal to add to their growing team.

The selected candidate will be running title searches and performing follow up, preparing for litigation and attending court cases as needed, performing administrative duties, typing legal documents, filing, answering phones and other support work.

You must be a Certified Paralegal, Minimum 2 years experience working in Commercial Real estate, Proficient in performing title searches, Excellent typing skills, Able to work independently and in a team environment.

The salary for the position is based on experience and skill set.

Submit a confidential application online for more information.

Apply Online


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Press Brake Retooler – Efland, NC


Solid local company immediately hiring Press Brake Operators for 2nd shift. Training will be on first shift.  Pay based on experience and starts at $17

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 or equivalent

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 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

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

Press Brake Operator – Multiple Openings!


Solid local company immediately hiring Press Brake Operators for all shifts. Training will be on first shift.  Pay based on experience.

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 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


Click here to apply on line!

Machine Technician

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!

3rd shift, Warehouse Production Lead

Oxford, NC based company looking to hire an immediate 3rd shift Production lead for automotive manufacturing company.

Individual will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing and training warehouse associates on CNC process and machine operation
  • Tracking production and efficiency of several lines
  • Creating reports and providing up-to-date warehouse stats to administration using MS Excel
  • Fill in for warehouse associates as needed as machine operators and/or technicians

Individual MUST have following qualifications:

  • Proficient in operating CNC machines with no less than 2 years experience
  • Proficient in machine operating with no less than 2 years experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience providing leadership to no less than 10 people
  • Able to lift 50 lbs continuously
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Capable and interested in working 3rd shift and late hours
  • Certified Forklift, preferred
  • Some training provided

Pay range starts at $15 and is based on experience.

Resume Fundamentals Workshop

Résumé Fundamentals Workshop

“Is your résumé a blank page?”, “Is it a pile of garbled information?”,   “Have you submitted countless résumés and still find yourself looking for a position?”,  “Do you feel like you should list everything you have ever done on your résumé?”

 If you answered “Yes!” and are an AVANT candidate, you are now eligible for nearly a 65% discount on this workshop that jump-starts your résumé!

In 2 hours, you will:

  • Learn current résumé conventions and formats from a professional résumé writer
  • Have each résumé section explained to you, with sample text for inspiration
  • Draft your résumé on a paper template that you can then type on your own time
  • Benefit from expert guidance by a professional editor and résumé writer as you write your résumé
  • Receive a handout, “Job Search Basics,” that addresses the job search process, résumés, cover letters, networking, LinkedIn, and interview tips

Total cost: $110 (due prior to start of workshop; cash only)

Preregistration and nonrefundable $10 cash deposit required; space is limited

AVANT Candidate rate = $40

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Heidi Giusto PhD.


Our workshop leader, Heidi Scott Giusto, Ph.D., of Career Path Writing Solutions, is a professional writer and editor who specializes in résumés, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.

Offered at AVANT on Thursdays from 9am – 11am

Choose from ONE of the following:

March 6, 13, 20, or 27

Sign up today! Registration is limited.

email Triangle@AVANT.jobs or call 919-361-2056 to register.


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.


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.