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Compressed Air, Paint Finishing, & Fluid Handling Solutions

C.H. Reed is a cutting-edge, innovative company focused on providing value-added solutions for our customers' compressed air systems, as well as their paint finishing and fluid handling technologies. With 5 physical branch locations and sales and service personnel located all around the mid-Atlantic region, we help businesses and manufacturers optimize their systems throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and New York. Explore our current job opportunities below.

Our Vision

To have the best trained, highest motivated, and most professional team in our trading market. All team members are passionate to deliver service with a sense of urgency that exceeds customer expectations.

Company Culture

Our employees share the same assumptions, values, and beliefs aligned with our strategic vision. We embrace the key capacities that will drive the future of business and strive to recruit & develop top professionals who continually raise the industry “average.” At C.H. Reed, operational excellence isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.

Current Job Opportunities

Job Title: Compressed Air Service Technician
Location: Buffalo, NY & Surrounding Areas
Reports To: Service Manager

SUMMARY: C.H. Reed is a leading industrial equipment distributor and service organization specializing in compressed air, fluid handling, and paint finishing systems sales, service, and repair. Since 1948, we have been adding value for our customers in the areas of operating efficiencies, energy, environment, quality, equipment reliability, and worker safety.  Our comprehensive solutions can be found across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and New York counties.

Under the general direction of the Service Manager and Senior Service Technician – Compressed Air Service Technicians Install, test, and perform preventive maintenance and repairs on a variety of most major air compressor brands and sizes.  Direct consultation with management where appropriate, independent judgment is frequently required in coordinating projects, setting priorities, and analyzing air compressor problems.  The scope of job responsibilities is diverse and complex.  The quality of decisions made contributes to the success of the company and to the positive image of the C.H. Reed brand.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Makes service calls to perform preventive maintenance or to analyze the malfunction of various types of air compressors, including piston/rotary screw/centrifugal and various types of air dryers and other air system components.
  • Maintenance and analysis of problems involve comprehensive knowledge of the compressor’s mechanical systems and understanding of customer needs.
  • Analysis results in repair/enhancement/replacement of equipment, focusing on the best operational needs of the customer.
  • May require a set-up of temporary compressors.
  • Via the telephone – troubleshoots with customers to diagnose compressor problems, consults with manufacturers to determine solutions to unusual problems.
  • Accurately and legibly completes paperwork, including preparation of quotes, work orders, warranty work, parts/equipment orders, office communications, timesheets, etc.
  • Assists the Sales Department in determining customer needs, by providing information on various equipment performance efficiencies and customer applications as requested.
  • May collect a payment, including cash, for C.O.D. arrangements.
  • Practices good housekeeping at shop location, in vehicles, with tools, and at customer locations.
  • Complies with company policies and procedures, including company mission statement, business philosophy, safe work practices, and quality commitment.

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES, THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION INCLUDE:

  • Ability to perform as a team member and through positive words and actions, support co-workers and the company.
  • Ability to respond verbally and in writing in a polite, clear, and concise manner with customers, distributors, manufacturers, coworkers, and the general public.
  • Requires walking and standing 80% of work time; sitting, kneeling, crawling, bending, stooping to access equipment continuously throughout the workday; ability to operate equipment needed to repair/install compressors; ability to safely operate commercial vehicles.
  • Ability to move 50+ lbs. continually through the workday and to move, on occasion, up to 1,000 lbs. utilizing an electric hoist.
  • Exposure to:  odors/fumes of ammonia, thinner, cleaners and paints, 80% of work time; high noise levels requiring hearing protection; and high voltage.
  • Potential for poor working conditions at a customer location, including heat/cold, high noise levels, poor lighting, poor ventilation; exposure to extreme weather conditions when working on customers ’ outside equipment.
  • Exposure to medical waste products requiring protective clothing when working in the health care environment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  
Must possess a fundamental understanding and application of air compressor systems, parts lists, operations manuals, and manufacturer’s specifications. Proficient in some of the following disciplines, while requiring assistance from other technicians, in sheet metal applications, electrical wiring of control panels, pipe fitting, plumbing, reading of blueprints, use of equipment instrumentation, and machining equipment including lathes, saws, drills, and welding. Knowledge and proficiency are obtained through two years of vocational training in industrial machinery or from equivalent on-the-job training programs offered by equipment manufacturers or distributors, along with a minimum of 3 years of work experience demonstrating an advanced level of skill.  Requires participation in continuing education programs offered by equipment manufacturers and distributors.  Requires the availability to be on-call evenings/weekends per schedule or in emergency situations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of duties and responsibilities of this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  C. H. Reed Inc. reserves the right to unilaterally, and at any time, modify this Job Description. If you are interested in exploring this position and a future with C.H. Reed, please email a detailed resume including work experience and skillset to ApplyNow@chreed.com. C.H. Reed offers a competitive wage and benefit package. C.H. Reed is an equal opportunity employer.

To learn more about C.H. Reed, visit and browse our website. 

www.chreed.com  

Job Title: Compressed Air Sales Engineer
Territory: Akron, OH & Pittsburgh, PA
Reports To: Director of Sales

Summary:

C.H. Reed is a leading industrial equipment distributor and service organization specializing in compressed air, fluid handling, and paint finishing systems sales, service, and repair. Since 1948, we have been adding value for our customers in the areas of operating efficiencies, energy, environment, quality, equipment reliability, and worker safety. Our comprehensive solutions can be found across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and Southern New York counties.

We are currently searching for a Compressed Air Sales Engineer for our Akron, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania territory. This sales development position will adhere to all aspects of the sales cycle, from prospecting to closing, while maintaining a solutions-based approach to meet and exceed customers’ expectations.

Job Duties: Responsibilities and duties are, but not limited to:

  • Seek out revenue-generating business opportunities throughout assigned territory.
  • Network, develop, and maintain business relationships throughout territory.
  • Understand and articulate current industrial trends (IoT, Data Collection, LEAN Mfg., VOC Reductions, etc.) to help educate and help customers.
  • Provide technical expertise to customers to meet goals with a solutions-based approach.
  • Make independent and joint sales calls in developing markets.
  • Introduce C.H. Reed as a leader in industrial painting and fluid handling equipment solutions, parts, and services.
  • Perform in-plant customer surveys to determine appropriate solutions.
  • Troubleshoot problems with customers by leveraging technological resources and experienced C.H. Reed specialists and vendor partners.
  • Manage sales strategies/plans consistent with the company’s long-term, strategic objectives.
  • Prepare formal quotations for presentation to customers.
  • Build sales pipeline by developing, nurturing, and maintaining existing clients and new business relationships.
  • Performs a variety of sales-related functions that assists the company in maintaining and increasing market share.
  • Complies with company policies and procedures including daily CRM / ERP activities.
  • Act as a multi-faceted thinker to help solve customer concerns with long-term solutions.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively throughout the organization and with customers while maintaining a positive brand image.
  • Ability to perform as a team player and as an independent rep.
  • Consistently willing to learn, attend product trainings, sales trainings, and other company meetings as requested, i.e. vendor meetings, industry shows, and conventions as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Experience:

  • Proven track record in meeting sales goals in a B2B environment.
  • Advanced understanding of industrial pumps.
  • Requires working knowledge of computers, business-related software (ERP systems, CRM systems), and familiarity with working with a smartphone.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
  • Requires participation in continuing training programs offered by equipment manufacturers and vendors.
  • Great written and verbal communication skills, including group presentations and telephone etiquette.
  • Persistence and determination to close a sale while maintaining positive customer relations.
  • The position requires organization, the ability to handle multiple projects, and priorities under sometimes stressful conditions.
  • Mechanical aptitude, and people skills including decision making, negotiation, and listening.
  • Requires reasonable geographic knowledge of the assigned territory and a valid driver’s license. (Exposure to adverse weather conditions while traveling.)
  • Comply with company procedures including personnel policies, mission statement, business philosophy, employee relations philosophy, safe work practices, and quality statement; with special attention to policies regarding company image and care/safety of assigned vehicle.
  • Requires traveling via automobile to customer locations 70% of work time.
  • Requires ability to inspect/evaluate equipment needs within customer operations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions that meet customers’ goals.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required (engineering degree preferred) or 4 years equivalent working experience in an industrial/capital equipment sales setting.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of duties and responsibilities of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, and skills required. C.H. Reed, Inc. reserves the right to unilaterally and at any time, modify this job description. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package. C.H. Reed is an equal opportunity employer. 

Job Title: Compressed Air Service Technician
Location: Erie, PA & Surrounding Areas
Reports To: Service Manager

SUMMARY: C.H. Reed is a leading industrial equipment distributor and service organization specializing in compressed air, fluid handling, and paint finishing systems sales, service, and repair. Since 1948, we have been adding value for our customers in the areas of operating efficiencies, energy, environment, quality, equipment reliability, and worker safety.  Our comprehensive solutions can be found across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and New York counties.

Under the general direction of the Service Manager and Senior Service Technician – Compressed Air Service Technicians Install, test, and perform preventive maintenance and repairs on a variety of major air compressor brands and sizes.  Direct consultation with management where appropriate, independent judgment is frequently required in coordinating projects, setting priorities, and analyzing air compressor problems.  The scope of job responsibilities is diverse and complex.  The quality of decisions made contributes to the success of the company and to the positive image of the C.H. Reed brand.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Makes service calls to perform preventive maintenance or to analyze the malfunction of various types of air compressors, including piston/rotary screw/centrifugal and various types of air dryers and other air system components.
  • Maintenance and analysis of problems involve comprehensive knowledge of the compressor’s mechanical systems and understanding of customer needs.
  • Analysis results in repair/enhancement/replacement of equipment, focusing on the best operational needs of the customer.
  • May require a set-up of temporary compressors.
  • Via the telephone – troubleshoots with customers to diagnose compressor problems, consults with manufacturers to determine solutions to unusual problems.
  • Accurately and legibly completes paperwork, including preparation of quotes, work orders, warranty work, parts/equipment orders, office communications, timesheets, etc.
  • Assists the Sales Department in determining customer needs, by providing information on various equipment performance efficiencies and customer applications as requested.
  • May collect a payment, including cash, for C.O.D. arrangements.
  • Practices good housekeeping at shop location, in vehicles, with tools, and at customer locations.
  • Complies with company policies and procedures, including company mission statement, business philosophy, safe work practices, and quality commitment.

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES, THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION INCLUDE:

  • Ability to perform as a team member and through positive words and actions, support co-workers and the company.
  • Ability to respond verbally and in writing in a polite, clear, and concise manner with customers, distributors, manufacturers, coworkers, and the general public.
  • Requires walking and standing 80% of work time; sitting, kneeling, crawling, bending, stooping to access equipment continuously throughout the workday; ability to operate equipment needed to repair/install compressors; ability to safely operate commercial vehicles.
  • Ability to move 50+ lbs. continually through the workday and to move, on occasion, up to 1,000 lbs. utilizing an electric hoist.
  • Exposure to:  odors/fumes of ammonia, thinner, cleaners and paints, 80% of work time; high noise levels requiring hearing protection; and high voltage.
  • Potential for poor working conditions at a customer location, including heat/cold, high noise levels, poor lighting, poor ventilation; exposure to extreme weather conditions when working on customers ’ outside equipment.
  • Exposure to medical waste products requiring protective clothing when working in the health care environment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  
Must possess a fundamental understanding and application of air compressor systems, parts lists, operations manuals, and manufacturer’s specifications. Proficient in some of the following disciplines, while requiring assistance from other technicians, in sheet metal applications, electrical wiring of control panels, pipe fitting, plumbing, reading of blueprints, use of equipment instrumentation, and machining equipment including lathes, saws, drills, and welding. Knowledge and proficiency are obtained through two years of vocational training in industrial machinery or from equivalent on-the-job training programs offered by equipment manufacturers or distributors, along with a minimum of 3 years of work experience demonstrating an advanced level of skill.  Requires participation in continuing education programs offered by equipment manufacturers and distributors.  Requires the availability to be on-call evenings/weekends per schedule or in emergency situations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of duties and responsibilities of this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  C. H. Reed Inc. reserves the right to unilaterally, and at any time, modify this Job Description. If you are interested in exploring this position and a future with C.H. Reed, please email a detailed resume including work experience and skillset to ApplyNow@chreed.com. C.H. Reed offers a competitive wage and benefit package. C.H. Reed is an equal opportunity employer.

To learn more about C.H. Reed, visit and browse our website. www.chreed.com  

Job Title: Branch Office Administrator
Location: Strongsville, OH
Reports to: Director of Operations

Summary: C.H. Reed, a leading independent industrial solutions and service provider for compressed air and paint finishing systems in the mid-Atlantic region, is seeking an experienced individual to fill the position of Branch Office Administrator in our Toledo facility. The Branch Office Administrator works with the Sales/Service Departments to organize and execute the day-to-day activities of the Office and Warehouse. The Branch Office Administrator is responsible for efficiently and effectively processing customer preventative maintenance programs to meet customer needs while adhering to all order management and operational requirements of the position.

Job Duties:

  • Receive incoming calls and inquiries for service and shipping.
  • Be the liaison between customers and staff.
  • Manage branch inventory at all stages.
  • Receive, ship, and stage parts for service orders, sales orders, and stock.
  • Operate forklift
  • Serve as a member of the safety committee.
  • Process office paperwork, data entry, shipping labels, etc.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Education & Experience – High school diploma or equivalent and 2 or more years of experience in industrial or commercial service.
  • Computer Skills – Multiple web-based, ERP, and Windows platforms utilized for completing work orders, scheduling, timecards, etc.
  • Operating knowledge of Microsoft Office software and proficiency with smartphones, tablets, and computers are required.
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills – Earn loyalty and satisfaction with effective and efficient interactions with customers daily.
  • Excellent Organization – Shipping, receiving, and managing inventory.
  • Focus – Stay on-task and work through distractions.
  • Calm Demeanor – Handle occasional stressful situations. Ability to handle a fast-paced environment.
  • Accuracy – Attention to detail needed for work orders, parts orders, and related work.
  • Critical Thinking Skills – Ability to “think-on-your-feet” and take the initiative to get the job done. The ability to problem-solve, have a sharp memory, and think creatively are imperative.
  • Physical Qualifications – Ability to sit for 70% of the workday.
  • Training - Willingness to be continually trained in computer, technology, equipment, and customer service skills.
  • Multitasking – Ability to handle multiple tasks while prioritizing importance.
  • Forklift Experience – Occasionally operate equipment like forklifts and pallet jacks to move inventory safely and efficiently around the facility.

C.H. Reed is committed to helping our employees reach their professional, personal, and financial goals while building a culture of operational excellence. We embrace the key capacities that will drive the future of our business and strive to recruit and develop top professionals who continually raise the industry “average.” We are an equal-opportunity employer.

Salary:
From $20.00 per hour

Benefits:
• 401(k)
• Dental Insurance
• Flexible spending account
• Health insurance
• Health savings account
• Life insurance
• Paid time off
• Vision insurance

If you're interested in this role and a future with C.H. Reed, please email a detailed resume, including work history and skillset, to ApplyNow@chreed.com