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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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9 YR
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4.8/5 4.6 stars
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Growth and recognition

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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

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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.

    offer package

    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

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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.

    giving back

    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.

  • 100% employee-owned

    A Place to Own it

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    100% employee-owned

    A Place to Own it

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

    100% employee-owned

    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

    Recruiter

    Recruiter

    Are you a high-energy, confident communicator who loves challenges and is experienced in recruiting the best talent? If so, you may be just who we need!

    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 125 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 growing, and we are looking for a motivated Recruiter to help us with seeking out the best candidates for a variety of positions.

    • You have a passion for uncovering top talent and effectively matching candidates with the roles in which they will be most successful.
    • You will own the full cycle recruiting process, finding innovative ways to generate pipeline, creating meaningful interviews, and maintaining successful offer acceptance rate.
    • You are the expert for your hiring managers, implementing best practices for efficient hiring, communicating updates purposefully, and providing strong consultative skills.
    • You will immerse yourself in the culture of the team you are hiring for to fully understand their goals, processes, and needs, and use this knowledge to write effective job descriptions and craft recruitment strategies.
    • You are a candidate advocate quickly building trust and rapport.
    • You will maintain and improve our employer brand, ensuring that we provide a positive candidate experience.
    • You will develop productive and lasting relationships with both candidates and hiring managers and become a trusted partner.
    • You will act as the liaison between the company and any search firms we may use.
    • You will continuously grow your network and knowledge by staying up to date with industry trends.

    To be successful in this role, you must:

    • Possess a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or in a related discipline
    • Have at least 3 years of experience as a Recruiter, hiring for roles of all levels and functions
    • Be creative and proactive in sourcing, attracting, and securing candidates
    • Have proven experience with high-volume recruiting
    • Demonstrate organizational skills, staying on top of numerous candidates with timely follow-up
    • Take initiative and work independently in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
    • Have a solid understanding of end-to-end recruitment and sound knowledge of labor laws
    • Drive continuous improvement
    • Be proficient in recruitment tools, applicant tracking systems, and social media recruiting

    What it means to join O‑A‑K

    • 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 encourage recognition and reward of the hard work that you will do and the value you will 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 Grand Rapids in 1891. We work with a wide variety of clients and markets throughout West Michigan with an average volume of $250 million worth of construction projects each year.

    If you are a self-starter and well-versed in recruiting, we would like to hear from you!

  • 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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