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MEDIUM SIZED COMPANY

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Opportunities for continuing education
  • Company organized functions for both employees and families
  • Large percentage of employees have been with company over 10 years, many over 15+ years
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HANDS-ON ENGINEERING

  • Involvement from Conceptual Design through Test and Acceptance
  • Project Management Opportunities
  • Current Design Technology with Revit and other engineering and design related software
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ADVANCEMENT POTENTIAL

Advancement is based on:
  • Merit
  • Initiative, and 
  • Productivity
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WIDE VARIETY OF PROJECTS

Projects in Local, State and Regional Areas Covering Many Commercial Design Industries
  • Hospital
  • Laboratory
  • Industrial
  • Educational
  • Technological
  • Telecommunication
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CONVENIENT WORKING HOURS

  • Regular office hours Monday thru Thursday 7:30 to 5:30 and Friday 7:30 to 11:30, provides Friday afternoons off for personal pursuits
  • Structured flextime policies for personal needs
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PAID LEAVE

  • Vacation; Two weeks annually, accrued evenly over the year and available for use after ninety (90) days of employment. Additional day added each year after five (5) years of service, up to four weeks total.
  • Personal; One week annually, accrued evenly over the year and available for use after ninety (90) days of employment.
  • Floating Holiday; One day annually, for use at any time during the year
  • Holiday; 8 days annually
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401K PLAN

  • Vesting - 100% vested after 6 years of service
  • Employee is eligible to make contributions after 3 months of employment and 500 service hours
  • Employee Contributions – both pre-tax and Roth salary reduction contributions can be made. Ability to manage contribution amount, funds utilized, and beneficiary details personally online with 401(k) plan provider once enrolled
  • Access to Financial Planning Agent separate from 401(k) company
  • Employer Matching - Employee will be eligible for a quarterly and annual match
  • Each plan year, the company may contribute to the Plan. The amount of matching contributions will be determined by the sole discretion of the company
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EMPLOYER PAID BENEFITS

  • Medical Health Insurance available after 90 days 100% of premium for the employee paid for by Cator, Ruma Dependent premiums are generously subsidized by Cator, Ruma
  • Dental Insurance available after 90 days 100% of premium for the employee paid for by Cator, Ruma. Dependent coverage available but paid by employee
  • Vision Insurance available after 90 days 100% of premium for the employee paid for by Cator, Ruma. Dependent coverage available but paid by employee
  • Prescription Discount Program and Mail Order Option
  • Employee Life Insurance
  • Employee Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
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SECTION 125 CAFETERIA / FLEX SPENDING PLAN

  • All medical, dental and vision insurance premiums not paid for by Cator, Ruma are deducted from payroll pre-tax
  • Employee can set pretax amount to come out of paycheck for medical and dependent care expenses.
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EMPLOYEE INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

  • Length of Service awards for 5, 10, 15, 20…
  • Performance based bonuses
  • Quarterly company-wide meeting to facilitate sharing of information and unity
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SALARY/BONUS

  • Salary and bonus based on value to Cator, Ruma & Associates; not based on fixed scale similar to large corporation standards.
  • Employee bonuses based upon performance, contingent upon profitability of the Company. The Company has distributed bonuses every year since 1959.
  • Salary increase potential
  • Long-term salary potential merit increases, not just cost of living
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EDUCATION COMMITMENT

  • Cator, Ruma & Associates pays for professional organizations and select outside seminars
  • In-house technical seminars conducted on a regular scheduled basis
  • In-house Library system
  • Design Manuals
  • Quality Control Manual
  • CAD Detail Manuals
  • Client Standard Practice Manuals
  • Standard Code Manuals
  • Product information
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MEMBERSHIPS / REGISTRATIONS

  • Annual Membership dues as appropriated for Professional Associations
  • Encourage Associates participation/application for design/project awards
  • Registration fees for Professional Engineering in each state, as appropriate
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PHYSICAL & MENTAL FITNESS

  • Cator, Ruma & Associates sponsored athletic events
  • Co-payment for Athletic Club Membership at recreational facility of your choice

We're Always on the Lookout for Great Talent

SUBMIT COVER LETTER & RESUME
Mechanical Designer/Engineer
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Skilled Mechanical Designer or Engineer with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the HVAC and/or Plumbing Design field. The optimal candidate will possess excellent knowledge of commercial/institutional Building Mechanical Systems and mechanical national codes, standards, and regulations. Knowledge of Revit is required. Engineering candidates should have or be in the process of pursuing PE registration.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Performs involved and detailed design including system approach, equipment selection, mechanical room layout, and interface/coordination with clients.
  • Performs 3D Revit and/or 2D CAD work.
  • Receives project assignments and design requirements from the firm's Principals, Associates, or Project Managers.
  • Completes project designs, drawings, specifications, calculations, equipment selection and application, and construction administration as necessary.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 4-year engineering degree or 2-year technical degree or design course certificate from an accredited institution.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Proficient computer skills in Revit, AutoCAD, Blue Beam, etc.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, etc.).
  • Great attitude is a MUST.
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Electrical Designer/Engineer
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Skilled Electrical Designer or Engineer with a minimum of 4 years’ experience.  This is a career opportunity for a person who has previous experience in the building consulting engineering business as a project designer, engineer, or project manager. References which support past experiences will be mandatory.

We need a conscientious, responsible individual who is well versed in electrical power, lighting, fire alarm, and building systems design for institutional and commercial buildings. The optimal candidate will have knowledge in operating Revit (minimum 3 years’ experience) and AutoCAD (minimum 4 years’ experience) to draft and design Electrical Systems.  Engineering candidates should have or are pursuing PE registration.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Performs involved and detailed design requirements.
  • Performs 3D Revit and 2D CAD work.
  • Accomplished in certain design areas, such as electrical room layout, load calculation, and one-line development.
  • Completes project designs, drawings, specifications, photometric calculations, short circuit calculations, arc flash studies, equipment selection and application, correspondence, survey, code studies, and construction administration as necessary.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 4-year engineering degree or 2-year technical degree or design course certificate from an accredited institution.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Proficient computer skills in Revit, AutoCAD, Blue Beam, etc.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, etc.).
  • Good people skills.
  • Great attitude is a MUST.
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Plumbing Designer/Engineer
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Skilled Plumbing Engineer/Designer with a minimum of 4 years’ experience. This is a career opportunity for a person who has previous experience in the building consulting engineering business as a project designer, engineer, or project manager. 

We need a conscientious, responsible individual who is well versed in plumbing systems design for institutional and commercial buildings. The candidate will have knowledge in operating Revit (minimum 2 years' experience) and AutoCAD to draft and design Plumbing Systems.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Performs involved and detailed design requirements.
  • Knowledgeable of plumbing design elements in healthcare, institutional, and educational facilities.
  • Performs 3D Revit and 2D CAD work.
  • Receives project assignments from the firm’s Principals, Senior Associates/Associates or Senior Engineers/Project Managers.
  • Recognizes problems quickly and seeks Principal, Senior Associate/Associate or Senior Engineer/Project Manager advice.
  • Completes project designs, drawings, specifications, system studies, calculations, correspondence, survey, code studies, and construction administration as necessary.

The candidate must have:

  • Working knowledge of current Building Codes.

  • High level of written and verbal communication skills.

  • High attention to detail.

  • Proficient computer skills in Revit, AutoCAD, Blue Beam, etc.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, etc.).
  • Good people skills.
  • Great attitude is a MUST.
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Technology Systems LV/ICT Designer
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Responsible for designing and specifying standard compliant structured cabling systems which include all phases from conceptual/schematic design through construction documents.  

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design and specification of voice, data, and network equipment for technology systems
  • Preparing program requirements and basis of design reports
  • Interfacing with Clients, Owners, and design team members
  • Preparing agendas, running design/coordination meetings and providing minutes
  • Preparing structured cabling design documentation, including drawings and specifications
  • Review and approve shop drawings and product data submittals and responding to RFIs
  • Field coordination of installation work; Reviewing and analyzing test results
  • Systems coordination, specification writing, CAD/drafting, field work, product research, and responding to client questions
  • Managing resources in the development of construction documents
  • Serving as a technical resource for others throughout the firm, providing thought leadership and subject matter expertise

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years' experience as a consultant and designer for projects. 
  • RCDD certification is preferred.
  • Knowledge of various Information Systems design and implementation
  • Thorough knowledge of telecommunications cabling and infrastructure design and implementation; Knowledge of industry standards including BICSI, IEEE and TIA/EIA
  • A working understanding of the standard project delivery models.
  • Must be proactive and have excellent time management skills and be capable of working independently - Conscientious and flexible, with a strong work ethic and team-player attitude in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well under strict deadlines, interface effectively with management, handle multiple requests with an eye for detail and a strong commitment to quality
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite; proficiency in Revit and AutoCAD a plus
  • General knowledge of digital media delivery technologies, AV systems, and security systems
  • Knowledge of nurse call, intercom, MATV/CATV, public address and overhead paging.
  • Previous experience working in an Architecture/Engineering consulting firm.
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Commissioning Technician
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An experienced self-starter capable of successfully executing building systems commissioning for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for commercial and institutional facilities.  These shall include K-12 Education, Higher Education, Healthcare, Laboratory and Commercial/Industrial buildings with an emphasis on other energy-intensive markets.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Perform all aspects of the commissioning of mechanical, electrical and control systems for commercial and institutional buildings.
  • Perform commissioning design reviews and comment.
  • Review submittal documents.
  • Prepare pre-functional and functional forms, review forms after completion.
  • Develop commissioning requirements/plans including commissioning project specifications.
  • Develop and/or review systems manuals.
  • Assist with writing and assembly of commissioning reports.
  • Take an active role in business development and expansion.
  • Maintain strong client relationships.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 5 years of appropriate work experience.
  • Knowledge of ASHRAE commissioning industry standards.  Commissioning certification, such as from the Building Commissioning Associates, or similar is preferred but not required. Successful candidate must be prepared to take the exam (if not current at the time interview) within 1 year of start date.
  • Knowledge of the International Codes, National Electrical Code and various industry standards, such as OSHA and NFPA.
  • Team/department manager experience a plus.
  • Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record.
  • Background check will be required.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Good people skills.
  • Great attitude is a MUST.
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Contract Administrator
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Mechanical and/or Electrical Construction Administrator with a minimum of 5 years' experience in the construction trades. This is a career opportunity for a person who has previous construction, facility maintenance, or service technician knowledge of the mechanical, electrical, or plumbing industry construction practices. References which support past experiences will be mandatory.

We need a conscientious, responsible individual who is self-motivated. An engineering background is preferred, but not required.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Construction jobsite observations (required to walk, sit, climb, balance, crouch, crawl, etc.) for mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems installation to verify construction documents and standards are followed.
  • Generate observation reports indicating field verification of construction documents and standards/code requirements.
  • Review of contractor submittals/shop drawings
  • Work directly with company Principals and Project Managers
  • Assist and collaborate with Design Engineers on project constructability items

Desired Qualifications:

  • High level of written and verbal communication skills relating to the construction industry.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, etc.), knowledge of Revit or AutoCAD a plus.
  • Good people skills.
  • Great attitude is a MUST.
  • Valid driver's license, appropriate driving record, reliable vehicle, and automobile insurance.
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CAD/Revit Operator
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Conscientious, responsible individual who is knowledgable in operating AutoCAD and Revit to draft and design mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and/or technology systems for commercial/institutional buildings.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Improve and/or build new families.
  • Update Detail library.
  • Drawing set-up.
  • Review project files for compliance with Standards/protocols.
  • Implement best practice procedures.
  • Produce accurate 2D drawings and/or 3D models.
  • Coordinate drawing production in line with project requirements and in conjunction with other disciplines.
  • Meet tight deadlines.
  • Help others with AutoCAD and/or Revit use and procedures.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of how to read Construction Drawings.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to work and coordinate multiple projects at once.
  • Proficient computer skills in Revit, AutoCAD, Blue Beam, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, etc.). 
  • Good people skills.
  • Great attitude is a MUST.
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