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Take-Off Specialist/Sales Support

Department: Sales 

Wage: $16-$18 per hour based on qualifications and experience

Job Description:

U.S. Canvas & Awning, a premier Houston-based awning company has an opening for a Take-Off Specialist with talent, initiative, and drive to join their team and have a development role in their growing organization. As a leader in the industry, we have a family-owned and operated environment, and strive to provide the best in quality products, and superior fabrication along with installation services driven by a client-centric approach. We are looking for highly motivated individuals to assist our company teams and clients through each step of the sales process in a high-velocity environment. This includes assisting the estimating and sales team to provide take-off support for ongoing projects. We are looking for a dependable person with a professional demeanor, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to grow and learn professionally. We are a background-friendly team that believes in second chances.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in creating project plans, requirements, specifications, and designs.

  • Maintain client accounts and update accurate knowledge of clients' accounts and history.

  • Review quotes, estimates, and drawings with the project team using the ability to conceptualize the project and its requirements.

  • Create spreadsheets that aid calculations and production while giving comparisons on project methods.

  • Visualize conceptually and understand the intent of the drawings and project plans.

  • Coordinate project documentation & logistics from design through fabrication and project installation

  • Establish, develop, and maintain positive business and client relationships

  • Support the activities of the sales management and estimators in the office using PDF plans, 2D CAD files, and 3D models

  • Coordinate with other team members to execute the takeoff promptly.

  • Answer incoming phone calls and communicate directly with new clients/leads inquiries via phone, email, etc.

  • Support all business aspects of the company including other duties as related and directed

Key Requirements / Competencies

  • 3 years of non-retail sales assistance with some knowledge of the manufacturing or construction industry preferred.

  • Advanced computer skills with data reports and design software. Proficiency in Excel and CAD software with the ability to sketch and read hand drawings.

  • Ability to conceptualize and design products based on their use and application.

  • Experience with take-off software such as Bluebeam is preferred.

  • Ability to review manufacturing drawings and project specifications.

  • Engineering math skills, with the ability to measure, calculate, and convert material volumes.

  • Strong presentation, time management, and polished organizational skills.

  • Good leadership and problem-solving skills with attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.

  • Excellent communication (oral/written), sales, and customer service skills.

  • The ability to multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment, and meet deadlines.

  • Can work and professionally represent the company.

  • Come in every day with a willingness to learn.


  • Paid Holidays*

  • Paid Vacations*

  • Paid Sick Days*

*Waiting Period May Apply

Position is Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm but not limited to this schedule.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

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