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Contemporary Controls develops, manufactures and markets innovative networking and control products to the benefit of our automation customers worldwide. We are committed to delivering products and services that meet customer requirements and strive to exceed their expectations through our continuous improvement efforts.

At present, we recommend all unvaccinated employees wear a mask while not in their own work area. All employees are reminded to socially distance 6 feet from each other. Contemporary Controls achieved the IMA's Healthy Manufacturer Certification in an on-going effort to maintain a safe work environment.

We provide a competitive fulltime benefit package that includes group health, dental, life, and disability insurance, vacation, paid holidays, and a 401(k) retirement plan.

Contemporary Controls is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.


Open Position: Sales Assistant

Location: Downers Grove, IL, USA

We are looking for a high energy, detailed Sales Assistant to be part of our team.

Duties include: Manage sales inquiries received by phone, fax, email, website, ads and other sources. Process sales orders and provide timely status updates to the customer. Develop customer relationships by serving as liaison as the voice of the customer and CCSI departments through interaction and investigation of customer requirements. Maintain the database of prospective and current customers.

Essential Role Responsibilities (with or without accommodation):

  1. Accurately enter sales orders in a timely manner received by phone, fax, email, or e-commerce site into CRM database. Acknowledge order receipt; provide stock status, and shipment information.
  2. Invoice daily the released orders based on the customers' requirements and apply additional charges if noted. Follow up with supplying the customer with Invoice copy.
  3. Respond to inquiries by obtaining customer contact information, product interest, application need, industry details, and purchasing horizon.
  4. Assist customer or prospect in product selection. Seek technical assistance when needed.
  5. Maintain a CRM database of existing and prospective customers by adding new customers and prospects and removing dead leads.
  6. Expedite rush orders, which includes shipping after 3:00 p.m.
  7. Produce weekly sales reports to management and generate other sales reports upon request.
  8. Process RMAs using a tracking program and follow up to determine satisfaction.
  9. Work with sales manager, engineering, technical support, and manufacturing to address and resolve customer issues.
  10. Answer phone calls forwarded by the automated phone attendant and route calls to the appropriate person/department.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, and Excel) is essential. Knowledge of Adobe a plus. Must also have familiarity with a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software package.
  2. Minimum of an associate degree or equivalent.
  3. The ability and desire to learn technical information about the company's products.
  4. Proven success in a customer- oriented environment and maintaining positive customer relationships.
  5. Good judgment in decision making, problem solving, and negotiation skills.
  6. Must possess strong interpersonal skills, be a well-organized, responsible, and detail-oriented individual. Successful candidate will be a self-starter, functioning with little supervision.
  7. Must possess good telephone etiquette and be comfortable initiating telephone contact.

Email jobinfo@ccontrols.com to learn more.


Open Position: Product Specialist

Location: Downers Grove, IL, USA

We seek a Product Specialist, preferably with experience in the building automation or HVAC industries, to join our Downers Grove, IL team. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including vacation and paid holidays, 401 (k), and health, dental, life, disability insurance. This position is fulltime, onsite.

As Product Specialist, you will provide technical support for company products or services and promote company products at conferences, tradeshows and during visits to distributors, partners, and customers.

Essential Roles:

  1. Provide both hardware and software technical support of company products.
  2. Inform company about product performance and acceptance by customers.
  3. Create application notes, manuals, and other product documentation.
  4. Create promotional and training material on the company products for sales staff and customers.
  5. Author papers, press releases, articles and speak at conferences.
  6. Monitor product's revenue performance and competitive positioning.
  7. Create requirement specifications for product enhancements on new or existing products.
  8. Administer any product recalls, firmware upgrades, or product rollouts.
  9. Support technical relationships with partners.
  10. Provide product training for customers, headquarters, and subsidiary staff.
  11. Evaluate special customer requests for product applicability.
  12. Provide verification to specifications for both company and third-party products.
  13. Conduct market research and competitive analysis to ascertain market threats and opportunities.
  14. Must be able to travel on company business with overnight stays.

You will report to the Senior Product Manager and interact with sales, marketing, engineering, manufacturing, and our subsidiaries. You will also interact with our distributors, partners, customers and trade press and our suppliers of company products.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  1. Two-year college degree or equivalent with emphasis on electronics technology.
  2. Two years of experience in electronics, building automation, and/or HVAC industries.
  3. Must have excellent communication and interactive skills.
  4. Must be a well-organized, responsible individual.
  5. Must be able to work independently with little supervision.
  6. PC literacy including knowledge of Windows operating systems and networks.

Email jobinfo@ccontrols.com to learn more.


Open Position: Buyer

Location: Downers Grove, IL, USA

Under supervision, performs various routine purchasing assignments. Based upon purchase requests, procures supplies, raw materials, outside services and equipment used by the company. Performs other job-related duties as determined and assigned by management.

Essential Role Responsibilities (with or without accommodation):

  1. Material planning which consists of determining the requirements of raw materials, components and other items needed for production and sales with pricing and lead time considerations.
  2. Receive approved purchase requisitions, select appropriate suppliers, place purchase orders and ensure timely delivery of materials and services.
  3. Enter purchase orders, maintain inventory items and vendor information in MRP system.
  4. Participate with the manufacturing department in determining material requirements using MRP system.
  5. Maintain a good working knowledge of materials, components, processes and suppliers.
  6. Place orders for replenishment household, cafeteria and office items.
  7. Monitor and grade supplier delivery performance and adherence to quality guidelines.
  8. Recommend addition or deletion of suppliers.
  9. May participate on a site visit to a supplier in order to conduct a quality audit.
  10. Participate in Sales and Operation Planning meetings

Principal Working Relationships:

  1. Interface with all departments.
  2. Interacts frequently with manufacturing, engineering, and sales departments.
  3. Works closely with suppliers and customers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Two to three years of experience required, preferably in the electronics sector. Associates Degree in Business or the equivalent work experience preferred. Requires good communication and basic math skills.
  2. Familiarity with computerized accounting programs and word processing programs.
  3. Must exercise professional judgment and ingenuity.
  4. Must have excellent interpersonal skills as well as be organized and responsible and be a self-starter.
  5. Must be detail oriented and have a strict regard for confidentiality.
  6. Some related business experience preferred.

Email jobinfo@ccontrols.com to learn more.


Open Position: Electronics Assembler

Location: Downers Grove, IL, USA

Contemporary Controls, a privately-held high-tech engineering and systems control integration company located in Downers Grove, Illinois, is hiring a fulltime experienced (at least 1 ½ years) Electronics Assembler, Monday – Friday, 6:00am – 2:30pm. Previous hand-soldering experience necessary.

Individual will perform a wide range of manufacturing operations including: through- hole assembly, hand soldering, touch up, and inspection.

Essential Roles:

  1. Perform manual electronic assembly activities to assemble, rework or reassemble units, building to specification (blueprints, schematics, process sheets, etc.)
  2. Do hand soldering and solder touchup as needed
  3. Assist with physical inventory
  4. Pick and pack inventory
  5. Follow safety rules and maintain assigned tools and work area in good order
  6. Willingness to attend classes or in-house seminars to improve skills and growth

High school graduate or equivalent. Ability to work independently and exercise personal judgment. Basic English language reading, writing and speaking ability. Proven fine motor skills are needed.

Email jobinfo@ccontrols.com to learn more.