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A good culture is something that’s difficult to define but easy to spot. Perhaps the most differentiating quality about our company is just that – an incredible culture. Our employees reference a great work environment, an approachable leadership team, and a level of trust to “do my job well” as the leading contributors to what makes O‑A‑K a great place to work, and thrive.

Everyone here has been really supportive of me. They are very interested in building the people that they have.

Mandalyn Powers
Assistant Project Manager, Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co.
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    At O‑A‑K, you will have the ability to make a difference. Our size and culture encourage recognition and reward of the hard work that you'll do and the value you'll bring. Employees are uniquely equipped and trusted to perform their best work, which translates to over 125 years of history.

    Not only do we recognize professional achievements, we encourage employees to share their personal accomplishments. From coaching a child's tee ball team, to celebrating a pet's birthday, integrating work and home life has instilled our close-knit culture and unified team.

    At O‑A‑K, you will have the ability to make a difference. Our size and culture encourage recognition and reward of the hard work that you'll do and the value you'll bring. Employees are uniquely equipped and trusted to perform their best work, which translates to over 125 years of history.

    Not only do we recognize professional achievements, we encourage employees to share their personal accomplishments. From coaching a child's tee ball team, to celebrating a pet's birthday, integrating work and home life has instilled our close-knit culture and unified team.

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    Compensation & Benefits

    O‑A‑K offers an attractive package including competitive salary, first-rate 401k profit sharing arrangement, bonuses, multiple health care plan options, tuition reimbursement, health and safety training, discount programs, and more. We regularly review our employee benefits to ensure we are providing our employees with a top-notch compensation package.

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    Compensation & Benefits

    O‑A‑K offers an attractive package including competitive salary, first-rate 401k profit sharing arrangement, bonuses, multiple health care plan options, tuition reimbursement, health and safety training, discount programs, and more. We regularly review our employee benefits to ensure we are providing our employees with a top-notch compensation package.

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    Involvement

    Whether it be joining an internal committee, or volunteering time to a community organization, O‑A‑K encourages and supports employees to better the communities where we live and work. We hold eight team (one day) volunteer events, where we have the ability to make a difference by partnering with community organizations.

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    Involvement

    Whether it be joining an internal committee, or volunteering time to a community organization, O‑A‑K encourages and supports employees to better the communities where we live and work. We hold eight team (one day) volunteer events, where we have the ability to make a difference by partnering with community organizations.

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    A Place to Own it

    As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees lead with a unique sense of purpose.

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    A Place to Own it

    As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees lead with a unique sense of purpose.

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Available Positions

  • grand rapids, mi

    Assistant Project Manager

    Job Description

    Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co. (O‑A‑K) is an employee-owned company and fixture in the West Michigan commercial, educational, and industrial construction landscape for over 120 years. From 19th century historical treasures to inspiring contemporary designs, our talented team continues to transform the landscape where we live, work and play.

    We are seeking a full-time Assistant Project Manager to work with the construction team and delivery of both new construction and renovation projects ranging from $1 - $30+ million. This office-based position includes managing multiple projects, concurrently, under limited supervision. Experience is a major plus!

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Support Project Managers in providing program and construction management services to our clients.
    • Participate in the planning and formulation of design alternatives and solutions for major construction projects
    • Review and interpret proposed designs and building specifications for appropriateness to required function and/or institutional standard, and initiate revisions where appropriate; advise consultants and clients as to how best to achieve required results
    • Document meeting discussions and understandings reached and distribute to appropriate parties
    • Authorize the issuance of contracts, purchase orders, and change orders, and approve contractor invoices for payment
    • Manage complete subcontractor bidding phase
    • Manage construction budget throughout projects
    • Expedite and monitor material and equipment approval
    • Receive, price and incorporate changes in the scope of work
    • Initiate job close-out and secure all required documentation.

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    · Education and experience: Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering and at least 3 years of experience in commercial construction. Involvement in the following industries would be highly desirable: aviation, advanced manufacturing, industrial, and/or food processing.

    · Construction Background: An understanding of construction means and methods; knowledge of federal, state, and local building codes, ordinances and regulations; ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements; and fiscal management experience.

    · Leadership Skills: Creativity and confidence in solving problems as part of a team. Ability to develop and present building estimates and feasibility studies.

    · Eye for Details: Accuracy is critical for success in this role. Candidate must have superior organizational, communication (both written and verbal) and decision-making skills.

    · Tech know-how: A strong background in using all Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel, as well as adept in using general computer software. Procore experience is also a plus.

    · Trust: Our clients return to O‑A‑K because we are honest, genuine, and authentic; our sense of integrity guides our work. This is simply who we are, and this what we expect from each and every person at O‑A‑K. Candidate must be able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in dealing with sensitive matters.

    · Embodiment of our corporate values: Integrity, Community, Accountability, Flexibility, Teamwork

    Apply today if you’re looking for a great opportunity with a growing company that can offer:

    · An attractive compensation and benefits package including competitive salary, 401k profit sharing arrangement and health care benefits.

    · Working with great people. Our close-knit culture is one of the best parts about O‑A‑K. We have low turnover and we have a lot of fun.

    · The ability to make a difference. Our size and culture encourages recognition and reward of the hard work that you’ll do and the value you’ll bring.

    · Variety of work tasks. The person in this position enjoys a wide variety of tasks and interfaces with several departments. No two days are the same. The work tasks are exciting.

    · Stable, reputable company. O‑A‑K was founded in 1891. We work with a wide variety of clients and markets throughout West Michigan with an average volume of $275 million worth of construction projects each year.

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    http://www.owen‑ames‑kimball.com

  • fort myers, fl

    Construction Project Manager

    We are seeking a full time Project Manager to oversee the construction and delivery of both new construction and renovation projects ranging from $1 - $30+ million. This office-based position includes managing 3-6 projects, concurrently, under limited supervision. Experience in aviation is a plus!

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Participate in the planning and formulation of design alternatives and solutions for major construction projects
    • Review and interpret proposed designs and building specifications for appropriateness to required function and/or institutional standard, and initiate revisions where appropriate; advise consultants and clients as to how best to achieve required results
    • Document meeting discussions and understandings reached and distribute to appropriate parties
    • Authorize the issuance of contracts, purchase orders, and change orders, and approve contractor invoices for payment
    • Manage complete subcontractor bidding phase
    • Manage construction budget throughout projects
    • Expedite and monitor material and equipment approval
    • Receive, price and incorporate changes in the scope of work
    • Initiate job close-out and secure all required documentation

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • Education and experience: Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering and at least 5 years of experience in commercial construction. Involvement in the following industries would be highly desirable: aviation, advanced manufacturing, industrial, and/or food processing.
    • Construction Background: An understanding of construction means and methods; knowledge of federal, state, and local building codes, ordinances and regulations; ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements; and fiscal management experience.
    • Leadership Skills: Creativity and confidence in solving problems as part of a team. Ability to develop and present building estimates and feasibility studies.
    • Eye for Details: Accuracy is critical for success in this role. Candidate must have superior organizational, communication (both written and verbal) and decision-making skills.
    • Tech know-how: A strong background in using all Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel, as well as adept in using general computer software.
    • Trust: Our clients return to O‑A‑K because we are honest, genuine, and authentic; our sense of integrity guides our work. This is simply who we are, and this what we expect from each and every person at O‑A‑K. Candidate must be able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in dealing with sensitive matters.
    • Embodiment of our corporate values: Integrity, Community, Accountability, Flexibility, Teamwork

    Apply today if you’re looking for a great opportunity with a growing company that can offer:

    • An attractive compensation and benefits package including competitive salary, 401k profit sharing arrangement and health care benefits.
    • Working with great people. Our close-knit culture is one of the best parts about O‑A‑K. We have low turnover and we have a lot of fun.
    • The ability to make a difference. Our size and culture encourages recognition and reward of the hard work that you’ll do and the value you’ll bring.
    • Variety of work tasks. The person in this position enjoys a wide variety of tasks and interfaces with several departments. No two days are the same. The work tasks are exciting.
    • Stable, reputable company. O‑A‑K was founded in 1891. We work with a wide variety of clients and markets throughout Southwest Florida and Western Michigan with an average volume of $275 million worth of construction projects each year.

    Description

    We are seeking a full time Project Manager to oversee the construction and delivery of both new construction and renovation projects ranging from $1 - $30+ million. This office-based position includes managing 3-6 projects, concurrently, under limited supervision. Experience in aviation is a plus!

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Participate in the planning and formulation of design alternatives and solutions for major construction projects
    • Review and interpret proposed designs and building specifications for appropriateness to required function and/or institutional standard, and initiate revisions where appropriate; advise consultants and clients as to how best to achieve required results
    • Document meeting discussions and understandings reached and distribute to appropriate parties
    • Authorize the issuance of contracts, purchase orders, and change orders, and approve contractor invoices for payment
    • Manage complete subcontractor bidding phase
    • Manage construction budget throughout projects
    • Expedite and monitor material and equipment approval
    • Receive, price and incorporate changes in the scope of work
    • Initiate job close-out and secure all required documentation

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • Education and experience: Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering and at least 5 years of experience in commercial construction. Involvement in the following industries would be highly desirable: aviation, advanced manufacturing, industrial, and/or food processing.
    • Construction Background: An understanding of construction means and methods; knowledge of federal, state, and local building codes, ordinances and regulations; ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements; and fiscal management experience.
    • Leadership Skills: Creativity and confidence in solving problems as part of a team. Ability to develop and present building estimates and feasibility studies.
    • Eye for Details: Accuracy is critical for success in this role. Candidate must have superior organizational, communication (both written and verbal) and decision-making skills.
    • Tech know-how: A strong background in using all Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel, as well as adept in using general computer software.
    • Trust: Our clients return to O‑A‑K because we are honest, genuine, and authentic; our sense of integrity guides our work. This is simply who we are, and this what we expect from each and every person at O‑A‑K. Candidate must be able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in dealing with sensitive matters.
    • Embodiment of our corporate values: Integrity, Community, Accountability, Flexibility, Teamwork

    Apply today if you’re looking for a great opportunity with a growing company that can offer:

    • An attractive compensation and benefits package including competitive salary, 401k profit sharing arrangement and health care benefits.
    • Working with great people. Our close-knit culture is one of the best parts about O‑A‑K. We have low turnover and we have a lot of fun.
    • The ability to make a difference. Our size and culture encourages recognition and reward of the hard work that you’ll do and the value you’ll bring.
    • Variety of work tasks. The person in this position enjoys a wide variety of tasks and interfaces with several departments. No two days are the same. The work tasks are exciting.
    • Stable, reputable company. O‑A‑K was founded in 1891. We work with a wide variety of clients and markets throughout Southwest Florida and Western Michigan with an average volume of $275 million worth of construction projects each year.
  • kalamazoo, mi

    Construction Project Superintendent

    We are seeking a full-time Construction Project Superintendent to join our Kalamazoo team. Leading commercial construction projects in the field, the Project Superintendent plans, organizes and manages the daily operations on the job site.

    Description

    We are seeking a full-time Construction Project Superintendent to join our Kalamazoo team. Leading commercial construction projects in the field, the Project Superintendent plans, organizes and manages the daily operations on the job site.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Jobsite supervision, oversee all subcontractors and trades
    • Develop, update and implement project schedules
    • Implementation of quality assurance program
    • Implementation of safety assurance program
    • Maintain safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following and enforcing standards and procedure
    • Assist in project constructability and value engineering, as appropriate
    • Expedite and monitor material and equipment approval
    • Oversee job closeout and provide Owner occupancy training
    • Administer progress meetings
    • Meet construction budget by monitoring project expenditures, identifying variances and implementing corrective actions

    Ideal Qualifications

    • Education and experience: Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering, preferred, and at least 7 years of commercial construction experience.
    • Construction Background: Expert knowledge of construction means and methods.
    • Eye for Details: Accuracy is critical for success in this role. Candidate must have superior organizational, communication (both written and verbal) and decision-making skills.
    • Willing to Travel: The majority of our projects are within a 1-hour drive of Kalamazoo. No overnight travel will be required. We strive to create a positive work-life balance and place team members on projects with consideration given to their location of residence.
    • Trust: Our clients return to O‑A‑K because we are honest, genuine, and authentic; our sense of integrity guides our work. This is simply who we are, and this what we expect from each and every person at O‑A‑K. Candidate must be able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in dealing with sensitive matters.
    • Embodiment of our corporate values: Integrity, Community, Accountability, Flexibility, Teamwork
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