Careers

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Fast-Rite International is an ISO-Certified Component Management Company which provides Fasteners, Stampings, Castings, and Assemblies.

Our staff of experts is dedicated to gaining an intimate knowledge of your business needs and processes.

Interested in becoming a member of the Fast-Rite team? Please email us at employment@fast-rite.com!

Fast-Rite is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Fast-Rite does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.”

We are proud to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Fast-Rite maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

 

Accounts Receivable

Accounts Receivable

Job Summary

Under general supervision, responsible for collecting outstanding balances on all accounts, reconciling customer accounts, establishing creditworthiness and performing internal investigations to resolve discrepancies on customer accounts.

Essential Functions:

  • Extend credit to new customers by performing preliminary credit analysis in determining customer credit status and reviewing existing customer’s credit line.
  • Enter new accounts into the computer system and maintaining all A/R account information.
  • Analyze financial data, compile reports.
  • Outbound calls to customers, write-offs, suspension of credit, reconciliation of chargebacks.
  • Conduct account credit reviews, order releases, credit holds, reconcile customer accounts and collect on outstanding balances while minimizing bad debt loss.
  • Work as a liaison with all departments.
  • Works closely with team members and customer contacts to ensure timely collection of outstanding receivables to achieve DSO.
  •  Prepare monthly reports summarizing past due account status and receivable aging.
  • Maintain confidential information appropriately Additional Responsibilities.
  • Provide credit references for our customers, as required.
  • May act as back-up for other Accounting department team members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the manager.
  • Assist with special projects.

Education and Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is preferred in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience analyzing financial statements.
  • Ability to communicate with vendors and clients in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Possess necessary skills/attributes to include excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), working knowledge of Microsoft applications and outstanding customer service.
  • Previous SAP or similar ERP system experience preferred.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.
We are proud to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Fast-Rite maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

Job Type: Full-time

Quality Assurance Manager

Quality Assurance Manager

Job Summary

The Manager of Quality Assurance is responsible for developing quality standards and inspection activities, for ensuring that incoming material and finished goods meet authorized quality standards; develops plans to bring about improvement in the quality of products. Aids in the improvement of procedures or processes influencing product quality.

Duties and Responsibilities

Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Initiates and implements quality improvement activities as appropriate (e.g., Kaizen, DMAIC,
  • Six Sigma, TQM)
  • Manages Quality team for effective results
  • Educates and trains employees.
  • Develops, manages and integrates a QMS for operations.
  • Serves as the primary quality control resource for problem identification, resolution, loss reporting and continuous improvement.
  • Manages quality control personnel on a day-to-day basis.
  • Supports concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design development projects as required, and major bid preparation, representing quality assurance and the customer.
  • Designs, implements and documents procedures for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection.
  • Establishes and implements metrics (process capability, control charts, measurement quality) for monitoring system effectiveness and to enable managers to make sound product quality decisions.
  • Performs root-cause analysis and other problem-solving activities to identify effective corrective actions and process improvements.
  • Establishes collection and analysis systems of statistical data to predict trends that will affect improvement of product quality.
  • Analyzes customers’ product specifications
  • Interacts with customers to identify opportunities to improve quality and establish feedback.
  • Oversees calibration and testing programs.
  • Reports to management on quality issues, trends and losses.
  • Manages and participates in internal and external quality audits.
  • Interfaces customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality control and assure that effective corrective action is implemented.
  • All other reasonable duties, as assigned.
  • Responsible for accuracy and integrity of part master files in SAP

Requirements:

  • Preferred: 1 to 2 years’ experience within stamping industry with knowledge of products and how they are utilized. Understanding of manufacturing process as related to materials, coatings, markings, etc. (Bachelor’s degree preferred.)
  • Experience in manufacturing of stamped, formed, and machined products is preferred
  • One – Two years’ minimum management/supervisory experience.
  • Proficient in computer skills: Email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • ERP system experience required
  • Ability to work effectively in a self-directed, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage time and communicate clearly with both customers and associates.
  • Prior stampings experience preferred
  • PPAP experience desirable

Skills:

  • Communication Proficiency
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Process and Results Driven
  • Technical Capacity
  • Customer Sensitivity
  • Records Accuracy and Organization
  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Written Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Presentation
  • Reading Skills
  • Time Management

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, metallurgy or science or
  • One – Two years of experience in QA systems implementation and management

Agencies are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Fast-Rite employees directly in an attempt to present candidates

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

We are proud to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Fast-Rite maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

Job Type: Full-time

Entry Level Sales

Entry Level Sales

Job Summary

Work with an industry leader

In 28 years, Fast-Rite International has grown to be a supplier of choice for fasteners, stampings, castings and assemblies. We have earned this position by partnering with our customers to solve their unique component management needs with quality products supported by excellent service from motivated and knowledgeable people.

Strong demand means we require an experienced business-to-business articulate Inside Salesperson with a background in industrial sales to join our fast-growing Midwest team, based in Glendale Heights, Illinois.

What you’ll be responsible for…

Our streamlined sales process and dedicated marketing team provide a steady stream of qualified leads who are interested in our products and expecting your call. Our approach frees you to focus on what you love — using your savvy telephone sales skills – to demonstrate how our products will solve customer’s problem.

On any given day you will:

  • Conduct business development appointments over the phone. You’ll lead discovery sessions that demonstrate how Fast-Rite provides fastener related products tailored to their individual needs providing superior and dependable results time and again.
  • Manage the sales pipeline. You’ll manage flow of transactions from opportunity to close, follow up on quotes, coordinate the involvement of our Field Specialists when required, and, of course, close sales!
  • Record phone call and meeting data. You’ll need to keep our CRM up to date with your call results to assist opportunity management and reporting.
  • Report at sales meetings. You’ll regularly update the management team on the performance of the overall sales function as well as the status of discrete opportunities.

We teach you the ropes … and give you all the leads you can handle

This role is a bit different from most sales roles. For a start, we won’t just give lip service to your training — we’ll actually invest the time and energy needed to get you up-to-speed so you can hit the ground running (avoiding those embarrassing ‘I don’t know’ moments).

On those rare occasions, where you do get a question that you don’t know the answer, you’ll have real-time access to our technical specialists who will answer the question on the spot. You’ll be backed by a talented marketing team whose sole job is to make you look good by providing great campaigns, skillfully crafted slide decks and useful sales collateral.

But the biggest difference of all is that we won’t expect you to do your own prospecting and lead generation. Rather, we’ll provide you with a constant stream of leads so all you have to do is concentrate on what you do best — get on the phone and close sales!

You’ll be as sharp. You’ll be comfortable selling to people over the phone and, because you are a quick learner, articulating our products, ideas and concepts will become second nature to you.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • You have the drive for business-to-business sales, understand how to sell, and have the ability to close on the phone. Industrial distribution and/or Fastener sales experience is a plus.
  • Comfortable on the phone. Because this is an office-based sales role you need the communication skills to interpret what somebody on the other end of the call is feeling.
  • You have a passion for learning new products. You can quickly learn new products so you can articulate them with expert detail to prospective customers.
  • Computer skills. You know your way around MS Office and the ability to learn our CRM
  • Organizational skills. There’s a difference between saying you’re organized and being organized.
  • Nice to have: 2-5 years’ industry experience. Ideally, you will have previously worked in industrial sales environments, preferably fastener related products. However, training from our experts will be provided.
  • CRM and ERP experience. You’ll be experienced using CRMs and interacting with ERP systems. Of course, we’ll train you on ours, but be sure to point out the ones you have used!

Benefits for you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Complete Benefits Package (Health, Dental,401(K), etc.)
  • And a host of other things that make coming to work a pleasant experience!

How to maximize your chance of success…

If you feel this is the opportunity for you, follow these steps carefully to maximize your chance of success:

  • Your resume in Word or PDF file. Ensure it has your proper contact information.
  • A cover letter selling us on your abilities!

E-mails preferred!

Job Type: Full-time

Experience (Nice to Have, But not Required):

  • Industrial or Distribution selling: 1 year
  • Sales: 2 years
  • Phone Selling: 2 years

 

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.