Woodwork Institute was founded in 1955 and is the authoritative source of industry standards and information for the architectural woodwork community. Our core purpose is to assure excellence and craftsmanship in woodwork through the development of standards and enforcement of such through certification programs. Across America architects rely on our certification programs to ensure that their architectural millwork specifications are being met.
Do you complement our team? The Service Representative must have a passion for quality, a talent for building excellent relationships with architects and support staff, a strong background in sales, and extensive knowledge of the architectural millwork industry.
General Purpose of Job The primary responsibilities of the Architectural Services Representatives are to meet with architects and specifiers to market the Woodwork Institute’s services, and to conduct inspections for the certification programs. Architectural Services Representatives are the primary point of contact for architects and our members. They must establish and maintain good working relationships with all architects, engineers, specification writers and design professionals in his/her territory and demonstrate to those customers our desire to provide high level certification programs to assure quality architectural woodwork.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The representative must:
Act as the primary point of contact for architects, engineers, specification writers and design professionals
Answer questions pertaining to specifications, details, products, fabrication, and quality issues as per the North American Architectural Woodwork Standards
Review specifications and shop drawings
Communicate with the contracted parties regarding new projects that require certification
Provide information regarding WI’s certification programs and the benefits
Conduct AIA seminars
Act as the primary point of contact for our Affiliates.
Provide information regarding affiliation, the certification process, industry, or organizational changes
Provide answers to woodworking companies regarding specifications, details, products, fabrication, quality issues
Schedule and conduct inspections to verify conformity to the specifications and NAAWS
Check tolerances, attachments, sealing, scribes, and other areas of the North American Architectural Woodwork Standards (NAAWS)
Attend association meetings and trade shows
Organize area meetings for Affiliates and architectural firms
Be able to travel up to 50%, to include overnight stays
Additional Information Architectural Service Representative is responsible for developing a large network of design professionals. Participation in the local chapter of Construction Specification Institute (CSI), including monthly meetings and occasional tradeshows, is expected. Additional participation in local industry events to grow this network is also encouraged.
It is also desirable that the successful representative be able to work with minimal supervision, have good project management skills, organization, and time management skills.
Benefits Medical, chiropractic, dental, and vision insurance, Simple IRA with company match, Life Insurance, Home Office Stipend, Company Rental Car, Cell Phone, Tablet
This job description should not be construed to imply that the above functions are the entire standard of the position. As an employee, the individual shall follow and complete instructions related to duties, which may be required by a superior. This job description is subject to change, at which time job responsibilities may change accordingly.
The candidate must have a minimum of five years experience in the woodworking industry and have the ability to:
read, analyze, and interpret general business information, technical procedures, or government regulations;
read architectural drawings and specifications
write reports, business correspondence; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
use Microsoft Office Applications and data entry business platforms
The Woodwork Institute is a national organization whose primary purpose is to ensure excellence and craftsmanship in woodwork.
Begun in 1951 as a not-for-profit trade association, the Woodwork Institute has grown into a leading provider of quality assurance programs for architectural millwork.