Career Opportunities

Are you looking for training to gain skills for a great career?

Designed Stairs is comprised of highly skilled craftsmen, many who have been with us 25 years or more. It takes years to acquire the many skills needed to build our artistic stairs. We are always looking for dedicated, talented persons to learn and grow through our top notch training process and make Designed Stairs their life long career.

Benefits of Designed Stairs:

  • Health, Vision and Dental insurance
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Profit sharing
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid holidays
  • Advancement opportunities
  • 1-on-1 training from the highest skilled professionals in the field
  • Family owned and managed
  • Good work environment

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Mill Apprentice

Mill: Apprentice

Are you talented at working with your hands? Do you set high standards for your workmanship? Do you like to learn new things and be challenged? Are you interested in woodworking?

Our dimension mill makes high quality stair parts both to stock and custom per order. We work in 30 different wood species and make stair parts of all types including one of a kind reproduction parts.

You'll gain skills, including:

  • Work one on one and learn from talented individuals
  • Learn to run a variety of mill machines
  • Learn machine set ups
  • Learn about lumber and wood species

Ideal candidate:

  • Talented working with hands
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Self-Starter
  • Works well on a team and can work independently
  • Solid Math skills
  • Problem solving skills

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Current Opening: No

Starting Wage
$13 - $15 per hr

Work Location
Sandwich, IL

Stair Installer Trainee

Stair Installer Trainee

  • Do you have a strong desire to "be the best" at what you do?
  • Do you a like start each day with a challenge, and see a WOW at the end of the day?
  • We are looking for talented construction professionals to join our team and train as a stair installer.

Ideal candidate:

  • Construction Skills / minimum 5 years' experience
  • Desire to learn new skills and work hard
  • High quality and attention to detail
  • Strong math skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Self-starter who works w/o supervision
  • Organized
  • Professional
  • Comfortable working on scaffolds
  • Driver license and transportation to jobsite throughout Chicago and suburbs
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Service minded / good customer service skills
  • Positive team attitude

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Current Opening: No

Starting Wage

Work Location
Throughout Chicagoland

Account Coordinator

Account Coordinator

Do you enjoy helping customers by providing solutions for them? In this inside sales / customer service position, you'll:

  • Assist clients with design selections
  • Present quotes
  • Coordinate services for customers

Ideal candidate:

  • High quality output, detailed and thorough
  • Self-Starter
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good visualization skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Basic computer skills, including Word and ideally some Excel
  • Blue print reading helpful
  • Knowledge of basic construction helpful

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Current Opening: No

Starting Wage

Work Location
Sandwich, IL

Sr. Business Development/Engineer

Sr. Business Development/Engineer

Do you want the opportunity to work at smaller company, so you are involved with broad aspects of the business? This is a key position on our management team, where you will get the chance to be involved in many aspects of the business. This position will be instrumental in growing our sales.

We are seeking an exceptional person who is a problem solver and can think on their own. It is also important to be able to learn the nuances of our custom product. The individual must be excellent at customer service and have the management skills to manage our customer service and pricing functions while also being able to be "hands-on".

We are seeking a high energy, self-driven individual to join our dynamic management team.

Ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • 3 year's engineering experience
  • 3 year's sales experience
  • 5 year's management experience
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong leadership
  • Successful track record

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Current Opening: No

Starting Wage

Work Location
Sandwich, IL

Fabrication Apprentice

Fabrication: Apprentice

Current Opening: No

Starting Wage

Work Location
Sandwich, IL

Technical Design / Builder Services

Technical Design / Builder Services

Current Opening: No

Starting Wage

Work Location
Sandwich, IL

Costing & Pricing

Costing & Pricing

Current Opening: No

Starting Wage

Work Location
Sandwich, IL

Delivery

Delivery

Current Opening: Yes

Starting Wage

Work Location
Sandwich, IL