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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, IL

Sales & Service

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RC Sales & Service Representative

Hobbico currently has an opportunity for an RC Sales & Service Representative to join our retail division. This person will truly encompass what it means to "Love Your Hobby" by cultivating our brand and sharing Hobbico's passion for fun and exciting RC products with our customers. As an employee-owned company, we foster a collaborative work environment. Come join a dynamic team that has a passion for innovation, success, and teamwork!

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More Information about RC Sales & Service Representative

Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance to customers who recently placed orders for RC (remote control) items
  • Build customer relationships by offering customer service and answering RC related questions
  • Meet daily call quotas (both inbound & outbound) and achieve customer contact goals
  • Offer technical assistance and recommend solutions
  • Provide troubleshooting assistance and coordinate warranty and non-warranty service to customers

Qualifications:

  • Extensive RC product knowledge, including hands-on experience
  • Previous customer service and sales experience, call center experience desired
  • Previous computer experience
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated, goal orientated, and be able to multi-task

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

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

General

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Machine Operator

Hobbico is currently hiring full-time,1st shift Machine Operators to join our manufacturing division. Machine Operators are directly involved with the manufacturing process to help maintain Hobbico's commitment to excellence. We're looking for people who possess a strong work ethic, are detail-oriented, and have the ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced work environment.

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More Information about Machine Operator

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the manufacturing process of balsa wood kits and accessories
  • Operate various types of saws, routers, sanders, and machinery
  • Unload trucks as necessary

Skills/Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • Previous warehouse, manufacturing, or machine operating experience
  • Ability to lift up to 100 lbs and be on feet for an entire shift

Professional

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Senior Front End Developer

Ever play with radio-controlled cars, trucks or planes as a kid? Did you wonder who made those products? Meet Hobbico. You may not know us by name, however you've likely built, soldered, sanded, glued, painted, bashed, crawled, raced, drifted, flown and maybe even crashed an R/C product we've made. With over fifty years of experience serving hobbyists world-wide, we're the leading manufacturer of everything R/C. We're headquartered in Champaign, IL home of one of the country's best engineering programs at the University of Illinois, a small-town feeling with quick access to big city amenities.

Our digital team is growing, and we're looking for a Senior Front End Developer to help us modernize how we engage with, sell to and serve our customers. With over 30+ brand and e-commerce sites that reach over 40 million passionate hobbyists each year, a self-starter is wanted to jump in, collaborate and help us drive results.

In this role, you'll work across our Advertising Team and E-Commerce Division. Initiatives you'll lead will vary from building new digital experience such as a brand or campaign website to redesigning a major feature on an e-commerce site. As majority of our sites now have over 30% mobile-based traffic, experience with responsive design and mobile web best practices is a must. Being a growing digital group, professionals with leadership skills to mentor junior developers is a plus.

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More Information about Senior Front End Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Produce HTML/CSS/JavaScript code from design documentation for integration into desktop and mobile websites
  • Develop new user-facing features and sites. Also, undertake revamping older features and websites
  • Understand cross-browser and cross-platform concepts and concerns
  • Strong attention to detail and understanding of UX and visual design concepts
  • Collaborate well with back-end developers on server-side logic and integration
  • Ensure code and design quality through the execution of test plans
  • Help conduct quality assurance testing of technical projects
  • Develop coding standards, methodology and repeatable processes
  • Have an entrepreneurial state of mind. Openness to join a digital team at an early stage and grow with the team to take on increased responsibilities over time
  • Provide a leadership perspective on front and back-end technologies
  • Work closely with internal design, business, and technical counterparts
  • Provide technical leadership at a project level
  • Mentor associate or junior developers

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience working at an advertising, design, consulting agency, web startup, or equivalent education/professional experience
  • 5+ years of experience with:
  • HTML/5 and CSS/3, JavaScript, jQuery
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • 1+ years of experience with Responsive Design, grid frameworks
  • 1+ developing on multi-platform/multi-browser on Mac, PC, tablets and mobile devices

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience using Agile/Scrum processes
  • Experience developing and maintaining large-scale eCommerce and content management websites (home-grown or using platforms such as Hybris, etc.)
  • Experience in creating project estimates, defining scope requirements, and structuring projects
  • Ability to solve complex development problems and produce the highest quality code while striving to push the technical boundaries of online applications
  • Ability to work quickly while maintaining strong attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to W3C and accessibility guidelines
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced production deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with professionals in different functions: designers, copy writers, strategy, marketers and IT
  • Bachelor's degree (Master's a plus) in Computer Science / Marketing / Advertising / Interactive Design / Graphic Design or equivalent experience

Who You Are:

  • You have sizable experience architecting and shipping Javascript applications (with or without frameworks, such as React, Angular, or Ember.js)
  • You have sizable experience working with designers to create and maintain style guides & CSS standards
  • You appreciate and advocate for web standards and accessibility
  • You're excited to play a critical role in helping to modernize older websites and systems.
  • You have a solid understanding of JavaScript

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

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

Video Editing Specialist

Take a moment. Let's go back to when you were a kid. Did you dream of racing fast cars around tight corners with precision? Soaring through the air, well above the tree tops like a bird? Want to drive a monster truck going 60 mph? How about clinging to the edge of a boulder in a 4x4? Or flying in an aircraft like Luke Skywalker while navigating obstacles?

Fast forward. Imagine if your day job involved playing with radio-controlled products, building cutting-edge video content that engages thousands of fans, and emotionally connecting with a worldwide network of enthusiasts. Meet Hobbico, one of the world's largest RC product companies.

Join Our Team
The Hobbico advertising group is a team of 30+ creative and high-energy professionals that serve as an in-house agency at Hobbico to a portfolio of 20+ brands. We're excited to announce a new opening on our team as the Video Editing Specialist. The selected applicant will get to not only work within our Advertising department, but also gain exposure to the product development process through R&D, Product, Support and Marketing interactions.

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More Information about Video Editing Specialist

Video Editing Specialist

In this role you'll get to work on programs including:

  • Keep It RC: contribute to Keep It RC, our video hub on YouTube that reaches 17K+ subscribers and additional syndication across Hobbico's social channels
  • Product Launches: from RC monster trucks, drones, boats and cars - you'll be a key part of the team that helps launch new RC product and engage our base of fans with video content.
  • E-Commerce: collaborate with our digital team to transform our current and upcoming websites to provide visual content that promotes customers' love of the hobby.
  • In The Field: whether attending an industry event (indoor racing near Chicago or outdoor drone racing in Indiana) or shooting a raw performance video for a new product, you'll have ample chances to get out from behind your desk, get outside in the sun and shoot products in the field.
  • Live Video: collaborate with our social marketing manager and brand managers to create engaging, live video content on Facebook, SnapChat and other mediums.
  • And... have autonomy with your role to pitch new ideas for consideration.

What we're looking for in our next team member:

  • Experience:
    • 2-4 years of work experience shooting (studio and in the field)
    • 2-4 years of editing experience
    • Pre-production experience: planning, storyboarding, sourcing talent
    • Experience filming people and products
  • Training:
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent degree with concentration in video production required
  • Skills:
    • Required:
      • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
      • Passion for storytelling
      • Strong organization skills
      • Video editing experience
      • Video production experience
      • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
      • Expertise with Photoshop and After Effects
      • Expertise with a video editing software such as Premiere Pro
    • Preferred:
      • Automotive / sport videography preferred
      • Background in Graphic Design
      • Some experience with copy writing and proofing
      • Experience with 3D animation software similar to Cinema 4D
      • Strong knowledge of video equipment, sound and lighting
  • Personality traits:
    • Proactive – able to receive high-level direction and dive into a project
    • Creative – enjoys the creative process including brainstorming, concepting and execution
    • Detail-oriented – focused on the details, takes ownership over the details
    • Enjoys Learning New Things – proactively seeks knowledge, enjoys learning new things, desires to pick up new skills
    • Patient – ability to work well with different roles and personality types, handle project delays due to product timelines
    • Collaborative – enjoys sharing ideas with peers and receiving feedback on work

Apply Today
Interested applicants should apply today. Please provide a resume and a link to video samples or your demo reel.