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GAF District Technical Representative in Overland Park, Kansas

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Job Description:

General Overview :

The District Technical Representative is responsible for enforcing an acceptable and uniform level of quality on Company projects inspected throughout the assigned districts. This position works closely with the Director Technical and Product Services Group, Regional and Territory Sales Managers, Independent Reps, the Siplast Corporate office (HQ), and Siplast Plants. The District Technical Representative serves in a line position and reports to the National Field Tech Manager. and/or the Regional Field Tech Manager.

Position Responsibilities :

Primary duties consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

Roof/Field Duties – Project Inspections

Provide the following duties to the assigned sales territories (within the technical district) by rotating time as needed. This generally includes overnight travel, depending on the geographic scope of the territory.

  • Perform job start, interim, final, extended warranty and complaint calls, roof or project inspections, and document appropriately (letter, report, data entry in CCR database, etc.)

  • Verify Guarantee Application information on jobs inspected.

  • Enforce proper application techniques.

  • Enforce proper installation of details.

  • Note application discrepancies and recommend repair procedures.

  • Take photographs as needed.

  • Ensure that all inspected projects have an Application for Roof Guarantee.

  • Perform 60% of the final inspections in the assigned technical district.

  • Perform 100% of the final inspections for “C-level” contractors.

  • Display a positive, professional customer service manner and approach.

Roof/Field Duties – Contractor Training

  • Train contractors and Siplast sales personnel in the proper application of Siplast products; demonstrate with a “hands-on” approach. Place special emphasis on “C-level” contractors to develop and improve their status to “A or B level”.

  • Develop and maintain a positive relationship with the roofing contractor, consultant/specifier, and owner.

  • Recommend best details, application, and procedures on jobs inspected.

  • Conduct hands-on training for Terapro contractors at their yard prior to their first job or application of a new surfacing variant.

  • Assist the sales process with product demonstrations and sales training when requested and necessary.

Administrative Duties – District Administration and Management

  • Monitor all “product installed” complaints and ensure they are closed in a timely manner.

  • Type letters and Activity Reports and submit to Siplast HQ for approval.

  • Replicate, read and respond to emails daily. Check and respond to voicemail messages throughout the day.

  • Communicate concerns, project updates, and schedules with all parties on a regular basis.

  • Initiate weekly phone contact with National and/or Regional Field Technical Manager and weekly scheduled phone meetings with sales personnel, providing them with a tech schedule.

  • Create and submit Final Inspection Report to Siplast HQ within 24 hours.

  • Enter itinerary in Lotus Notes database by Tuesday at noon and update as schedule changes.

Budget Management

  • Review expenses monthly. Keep all controllable expenses (promo, travel, phone, etc.) within budget. Discuss unusual or unforeseen expenses with manager immediately.

  • Submit expense reports in Workday per Company Travel & Expense Policies.

Field Safety

  • Participate in Siplast safety training & complete quizzes by deadlines

  • Adhere to Job Site Safety Practices & Mfg. Plant Safety Practices

  • Wear appropriate PPE for jobsite & manufacturing facilities (i.e. hard hat, safety glasses, reflective vest, work boots, gloves, appropriate clothing, etc.)

  • Exercise rooftop & ladder safety precautions

  • Adhere to company policies concerning driver safety and cell phone usage (i.e. use of hands-free devices, no texting while driving, etc.)

  • Exercise safe driving practices

  • Follow jobsite safety standards as prescribed by contractor or building owner

  • Report a job-related injury to HR immediately

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications :

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Minimum 5+ years of sales experience in related field or industry, such as the roofing, building, or construction industry, and/or 5+ years of experience handling client/customer relationships

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record

  • Ability to travel as necessary

  • Ability to have and maintain a Company credit card for business-related expenses

Preferred Qualifications - Education, Experience, & Skills:

  • Exceptionally knowledgeable in roof theory and application, including “hands-on” ability

  • Self-disciplined and motivated; a self-starter with initiative

  • Strong organizational and planning skills

  • Proven follow-up ability

  • Solid verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to teach others

  • Good mechanical ability

  • Understand basic drafting, with ability to read blueprints

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to establish and maintain business relationships

  • Confidence, assertiveness, tenacity, and resiliency

  • Effective time management skills

  • Ability to assist with face-to-face sales calls

  • Independence - ability to work on own

  • Ability to travel as necessary, including overnight stays as required

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record

  • Ability to learn and develop computer skills

Physical Requirements :

  • Ability to drive a vehicle & travel unassisted, such as air travel

  • Ability to frequently work in a stationary position for long periods; ability to frequently move about to accomplish tasks or to move from one work area to another

  • Ability to work in outdoor conditions including high/low temperatures, dust, humidity, etc.

  • Ability to wear/work in PPE

  • Close & far visual acuity to view documents, computer screens, perform inspections, drive a vehicle, etc.

  • Ability to frequently & quickly converse with & convey information to others via phone & in-person

  • Ability to perceive hazards & quickly respond to sounds on jobsites to demonstrate building enclosure applications, etc., & in manufacturing plant and lab environments

  • Manual dexterity to operate standard office equipment & keyboards, perform data entry, filing, application demos, & site inspections

  • Ability to position self to bend, pull, & reach overhead &/or below shoulder level to perform filing duties, climb ladders, perform application demos, etc,

  • Ability to work with heights; ascend/descend ladders, scaffolding, & stairs

  • Ability to position self to move safely over even & uneven surfaces

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently (demo supplies, application tools, products, etc.)

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work performed by employees, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. They do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best – Protect what matters most.

As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for all candidates and employees in this position. Proof of vaccination is required. Should you require accommodation for medical or religious needs, GAF will engage in an interactive process with you to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be provided in accordance with applicable state and federal law.

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, Standard Logistics, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).