A Career with Far West Industries

Far West Industries currently has the following team member openings available. If you would like to apply for a position please click or tap the Apply Now button and send us your resume and contact information. We look forward to hearing from you. Value and integrity is the basis of all that we do; that's why Far West Industries is one of Southern California's premier home builders.

PURCHASING AGENT

Manages the Purchasing operation for the Company. Bids, coordinates and writes specifications and scope of work for all vertical construction. Prepares and manages all budgets for vertical construction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating and updating policies and procedures surrounding the Purchasing Department
  • Assist in product development to suggest floorplans that are both efficient and highly desirable, working with community proformas
  • Keep up to date with competitors' product offerings, standard features, and options
  • Prepare product specifications for each new community
  • Assist V.P. of Operations to coordinate with architects, consultants and engineers for plan status, plan submittals, and document changes
  • Compile bid packages, bid new communities or plan adds, spread bids
  • Find qualified trade partners who can provide cost effective construction and quality
  • Negotiate contracts with trade partners and approve extras
  • Write general, specific, and inclusive scope of work documents depending on work to be accomplished
  • Coordinate prepare contracts, purchase orders and all change orders
  • Coordinate with V.P. of Operations to evaluate trade partners
  • Participate and prepare reporting, tracking and rebate information for the Company
  • Coordinate and assist the V.P. of Land Development with all plan changes
  • Communicate and orient all sales personnel on each new community with regard to specifications, options, quality of materials and competition's specifications
  • Manage/Maintain approved bid lists
  • Update all budgets monthly, or as directed by the Division President
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Education and Additional Requirements:

  • Three (3) years minimum experience in Purchasing or Related field
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Valid driver's license
  • High degree of construction knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of Newstar accounting software is preferred
  • Ability to negotiate with trade partners
  • Detail oriented with ability to multi-task while meeting various deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to accept constructive feedback
  • Team player
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Customer Service Representative

Interface with homebuyer and trade partners to perform final orientations and diagnose, schedule and complete warranty service work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct homeowner walk-thru's, acquainting homeowner with operation and function of home, educate homeowner on proper homeowner maintenance, etc.
  • Conduct homeowner sign offs after initial walk-thru
  • Schedule and supervise trade partner warranty repairs in homes after delivery to homeowner
  • Schedule inspections with homeowners, assess routine warranty claims and follow through to completion all service requests
  • Provide accurate and timely information to management on progress and scopes of work
  • Maintain positive homeowner relations, provide homeowner with knowledgeable, timely and professional service
  • Evaluate trade partner and product performance
  • Work with management on special projects as needed
  • Participate and attend department meetings
  • Keep accurate service request logs and documentation of all work performed
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Education and Additional Requirements:

  • Four (4) years residential customer care or construction field
  • High school diploma or GED preferred, but will accept equivalent work experience
  • Valid driver's license
  • Maintain regular attendance and punctuality relative to daily work schedule is required
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to deal effectively with confrontational situations and maintain objectivity in public relations
  • Detail oriented, works well under pressure, capable of handling multiple tasks with simultaneous deadlines
  • Follow directions from a supervisor
  • Understand and follow work rules and procedures
  • Accept constructive feedback
  • Team player

Physical Reqirements:

Requires the ability to work 8 hours per day in the confined quarters of a construction trailer, outside elements, the ability to operate a motor vehicle, read Plans, climb stairs, climb ladders, bend, stoop, reach, lift, move, and/or carry equipment which may be in excess of 50 pounds. Finger dexterity may be required to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.

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