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Champaign-Urbana, IL

TECHNICAL

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Associate Product Manager - Electronics Team

Responsibilities:

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. Hobbico is an 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.


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.


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.


Quality Control Technician

Responsibilities:

Inspect incoming shipments of radio-control products and components to ensure quality standards are met. Test items to determine reliability. Report results of testing and make recommendations to improve upon materials and parts used in production process. Assist with product quality control documents. Perform inspections of new products. Assist the R&D staff with the development of radio control products. Compose product addendums, tech notices and assist in the composition of instruction manuals. Good communication skills and MS Office experience required. Previous experience with radio-control products desirable. Full-time, days. 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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Retail Marketing Assistant

Responsibilities:

Provide clerical support for a fast-paced marketing department. Duties include coordinating print ad mailings, including catalogs and other publications. Organize special offer materials and proofread print and website ads. Prepare reports for department manager and assist with other projects as needed. Previous MS Office experience and excellent written communication skills required. Customer service or clerical background desirable. Full-time, days. 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 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift. Equal opportunity employer.

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Machine Operator

Responsibilities:

Operate machinery including saws, routers, and sanders. Be able to unload trucks when needed. The ability to read a tape measure and input information into the computer are required. Previous carpentry or shop experience desired. Full-time, days.

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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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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 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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More Information about the Receiving Supervisor position

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.


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. 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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More Information about the Associate Product Manager

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.


Public Relations & Content Manager

Responsibilities:

Hobbico currently has an exciting opportunity for a Public Relations & Content Manager to join our expanding proprietary marketing team. Put your PR and social media experience to work in this integrated, creative role. We foster a vibrant culture and a collaborative work environment designed to empower our employees. Come join a dynamic team that has a passion for innovation, success, and teamwork!

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More Information about the Public Relations & Content Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Direct and develop strategic publicity programs and campaigns for assigned products and product lines
  • Maximize product and brand exposure through press releases, public appearances, conferences, and other publicity opportunities
  • Develop and maintain media relationships and publicly represent the company
  • Manage paid, owned, and earned media strategies
  • Assist in the development of social media planning, advertising, and implementation

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communication, or related field
  • 3-5 years public relations, marketing, or communications experience
  • Familiar with social media and blog platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, HTML experience desired
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, must be highly organized and able to handle numerous projects at the same time

Hobbico is 100% employee-owned and we believe that our employees are our most important resource. We offer a competitive pay and comprehensive benefits including:

  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts


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.

Apply Now

More Information about the Associate Product Manager - Electronics Team position

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.


Marketing Specialist

Responsibilities:

Hobbico currently has a tremendous opportunity for a Marketing Specialist to join our expanding proprietary marketing team. Jump start your marketing career by assisting with the development of marketing initiatives for Hobbico's proprietary radio control hobby products. We foster a vibrant culture and a collaborative work environment designed to empower our employees. Come join a dynamic team that has a passion for innovation, success, and teamwork!

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More Information about the Marketing Specialist position

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, edit, and proof all marketing materials for print, digital, video, e-mail, and social media channels
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new product marketing launch plans to ensure successful market introduction
  • Manage the scheduling and execution of marketing strategy meetings
  • Initiate artwork development for proprietary product packaging
  • Coordinate scheduling and preparation of products for studio photography
  • Participate in trade show and event planning and attend industry shows/events

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communication, or related field
  • At least one year professional experience in marketing, advertising, or publicity
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be a creative thinker and have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Hobbico is 100% employee-owned and we believe that our employees are our most important resource. We offer a competitive pay and comprehensive benefits including:

  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts


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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More Information about the Senior Manager Business Development position

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.


Senior Marketing Manager

Responsibilities:

Hobbico currently has a tremendous opportunity for a Senior Marketing Manager to join our expanding proprietary marketing team. We foster a vibrant culture and a collaborative work environment designed to empower our employees. Come join a dynamic team that has a passion for innovation, success, and teamwork!

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More Information about the Senior Marketing Manager position

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement creative strategic market plans for Hobbico's proprietary product lines. Create marketing plans, promotions, and marketing communication strategies.
  • Create industry leading communication platforms that showcase Hobbico's brand leadership to consumers and other customers. Establish and maintain an innovative and consistent brand image for each product line throughout all marketing initiatives, including websites, other online marketing venues, press, PR and advertising.
  • Oversee the development and specification of product roadmaps. Implement tracking of product marketing lifecycles and specific product campaigns. Manage the product marketing process for all products and develop an integrated communication plan for each product.
  • Conduct market research to meet changing market conditions to develop best-in-class marketing programs. This also includes the use of marketing analytics including web analytics and ROI analysis.
  • Work closely with the product development team to develop, support and manage the integration of marketing and promotions initiatives to drive new product launch strategies. Drive the creation of promotional product launch kits.
  • Perform in-depth analysis and reporting of multi-channel marketing and promotional campaigns and programs to optimize their performance. Work to optimize programs for accelerated revenue growth, and increased profitability.
  • Coordinate and monitor marketing activities as they relate to product pricing, packaging and promotions across all distributions channels.
  • Establish and manage trade and field promotions and marketing initiatives. Develop and oversee calendar of industry and field events.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business or related field; MBA a plus and/or 7-10 years of experience with consumer products in multi-channel marketing.
  • Demonstrated experience as a marketing leader in a consumer products based environment.
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to motivate a team and communicate with senior management. Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills with a proven ability to work collaboratively with product development, sales and profit centers.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skill set with ability to interpret quantitative data.
  • Previous experience with consumer-oriented e-commerce website technology and techniques.
  • Strategic, creative thinker who can balance short term operating needs with long term strategic initiatives.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced, deadline driven, dynamic atmosphere.
  • Proven ability to effectively create and manage budgets and develop forecasts.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite.


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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Elk Grove Village, IL

PROFESSIONAL

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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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More Information about the Design Engineer position

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.

Penrose, CO

No positions available at this time.

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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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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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Production Control Engineer

Responsibilities:

Axial currently has an exciting opening for a Production Control Engineer to join our growing office in Mission Viejo, California. We foster a fun, entrepreneurial work environment designed to empower our people by providing them with tools and support that build both their individual success and the success of our business.

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More Information about the Production Control Engineer position

Responsibilities:

  • Develop systems to maintain consistency among quality control, engineering change tracking, and supplier management
  • Collaborate with product designers to ensure accuracy throughout the design and manufacturing process
  • Develop test programs to include standardized testing and reporting methods
  • Analyze current supplier base and strategize on possible expansion opportunities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 7-10 years professional design experience, SolidWorks experience preferred
  • 5+ years R/C vehicle experience
  • Familiarity with PFMEA studies and risk assessment efforts
  • Excellent technical, detail orientated, and project management skills

Axial is a subsidiary of Hobbico, Inc., the largest designer, manufacturer, and distributor of radio control and model hobby products in the world. Based in Champaign, Illinois, Hobbico is 100% employee-owned and believes that our employees are our most important resource. Hobbico offers a competitive pay and comprehensive benefits including:

  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities


Product Technician

Responsibilities:

Axial currently has a tremendous opportunity for a Product Technician to join our growing office in Mission Viejo, California. We foster a fun, entrepreneurial work environment designed to empower our people by providing them with tools and support that build both their individual success and the success of our business.

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More Information about the Product Technician position

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure products meet quality standards and performance expectations
  • Perform quality testing and report on test data
  • Collaborate with designers to recognize and resolve potential issues with products and provide improvement suggestions
  • Design and develop test fixtures and equipment

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience with R/C vehicles
  • Associates degree in Engineering Technology or related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, knowledge of SolidWorks and Adobe Illustrator a plus
  • Exceptional organizational, analytical, and time management skills
  • Strong mechanical aptitude desired

Axial is a subsidiary of Hobbico, Inc., the largest designer, manufacturer, and distributor of radio control and model hobby products in the world. Based in Champaign, Illinois, Hobbico is 100% employee-owned and believes that our employees are our most important resource. Hobbico offers a competitive pay and comprehensive benefits including:

  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities

Moira, United Kingdom