Now Hiring – Installer
Who are we? Randy and Susan Weestrand own this small family oriented company that fixes radon. The office is in their Orono home and the shop is in an out-building. Christian music or Rush Limbaugh are always playing in the background.
We’ve had 26 years of slow and orderly growth. Three installers install two or three systems per day. In the office, Chris does most of the estimating while Susan does book keeping and administrative stuff and Randy does everything else.
Where you come in: Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to learn new trade- radon mitigation.
The gritty details:
- About 2/3 of your compensation is an hourly wage in the low $20’s, and 1/3 is bonuses. The right person will earn $60,000 to $70,000. Benefits include holidays, vacation and a retirement plan.
- Since we work unsupervised in clients’ homes, installers submit to drug tests and background checks.
- We furnish the truck & tools.
- It’s less abusive on the body than carpentry, but you need to be in shape. You will run a small jackhammer, carry buckets of sand, wiggle into tight spaces and spend time in attics and crawl spaces.
- You’ll work with another installer until you are ready to work alone. This could take a year. Then, on any given day, you could be working alone or with another installer.
- Most jobs take 5 to 8 man-hours, and you will do 1 or 2 on most days. Some days will be 5 hours, some 10. The average week is 35 – 40 hours.
- Most jobs are in the west, south and southwest suburbs.
What’s a typical workday? Show up at the shop in Orono and “punch in” at 7:30. Load your truck and get an orientation on your jobs for the day. Install a system in Plymouth from 8:30 to 11:30, install a system in Minnetonka from noon to 2:30, return to the shop and “punch out” at 3:00.
Who will thrive at this job?
- A qualified framer. Can you frame a house yourself? Are you confident of what’s behind the sheetrock and carpet?
- Someone with a servant’s heart. When the client says “Can you put the pipe here?” do you say “you-betcha” even though it means moving the wood pile in the garage or working in a tight attic on a hot day?
- Someone looking for stability. I’ve been doing this for 25 years, and I hope to find someone who will stick around for another 25.
The real kicker: I’m an evangelical born again Christian right wing conservative nut case who keeps the job site radio tuned to Christian music or conservative talk and you have to spend all day with me and people like me.
- Read the attached Job Description.
- Read the attached Employee Handbook.
- Print the attached Job Application, complete it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to 525 Orchard Park Rd., Long Lake MN 55356 or fax it to 952-476-8288.
- Really want the job? Send a cover letter explaining why this job is a perfect match for you. Make some substantive comments about this document, the Job Description and the Employee Handbook so I know you read them and really understand who we are.