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Our Values Statement

Kele, Inc. is a customer focused, results driven, continuously improving organization that bases all that it does on building trusting relationships both internally and externally.

At Kele, there is nothing wrong with being obsessed. . . so long as it’s with our values! Everything we do must focus on providing outstanding customer service to all of those we serve, both internally and externally. No matter what an associate’s role is here at Kele, each associate’s job impacts our customers. To this end we consider our associates to be our most valuable resource. We want our associates to think of our company as a dynamic and rewarding place in which to work!

Every member of the Kele team plays a key role in our mantra of: “We Make It Easy.”

Our associates must be committed to the following:
  • Acting in a professional and courteous manner toward our customers, our vendors, fellow associates, and our communities. (Being Customer Focused) 
  • Performing our duties and responsibilities in a competent, prompt, and professional manner. (Building Trusting Relationships) 
  • Doing the very best we can in all that we do. (Being Results Driven) 
  • Striving to get better at whatever we are doing. (Seeking Continuous Improvement) 

A Great Place to Work

In addition to offering competitive salaries, tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for career progression, we offer a large selection of benefits to help promote our associates’ health and well being, including:
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance 
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Short and long term disability insurance 
  • Basic life and AD&D 
  • Supplemental life insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Paid time off 
  • Company paid holidays 

A Great Place to Play

At Kele, we believe in working hard, but we also value a work/life balance. Not only do our associates receive paid time off and company paid holidays, we also regularly provide opportunities for our associates to attend local events, such as concerts and professional sporting events, all at premier venues such as FedEx Forum, the Orpheum Theatre, and AutoZone Park!

A Great Place to Serve

Kele believes in serving the community. We partner with local nonprofit organizations such as Youth Villages, Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), and the Ronald McDonald House, to provide our associates with the opportunity to volunteer and give back to the communities in which we live and work.

If you want to be part of an organization that provides a great place to work, play, and so much more, then Kele may be the place for you!
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Regional Business Development Manager - Two Positions - Northeast and Southern Regions  

The primary role of the Regional Business Development Manager is to generate revenue from potential customers and increase wallet share of existing customers by networking, visiting, calling or other means. They are required to grow and retain existing accounts by planning persuasive approaches and pitches presenting new solutions and services in order to convince customers to increase their business volume with the company. Business Development Managers work with mid and senior level management, inside sales executives, marketing, and technical staff.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Prospect for potential new opportunities and convert them into increased business
  • Call as appropriate within market or geographic area to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities.
  • Meet potential clients by growing, maintaining, and leveraging network
  • Identify potential decision makers within the customer organizations
  • Research and build relationships with new and existing customers
  • Set up meetings between customer decision makers and company’s practice leaders/Principals when needed
  • Work with team to develop proposals that speak to customers’ needs, concerns, and objectives
  • Handle objections by clarifying, emphasizing agreements and working through differences to a positive conclusion
  • Use a variety of styles to persuade or negotiate appropriately
  • Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships
  • Work with technical staff and other internal colleagues to meet customer needs
  • Arrange and participate in internal and external client debriefs
  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends
  • Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends in order to develop new services, products, and distribution channels
  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales
  • Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators
  • Submit weekly progress reports, ensuring data is accurate
  • Ensure that data is accurately entered and managed within the company’s CRM or other sales management system.
  • Track and record activity on accounts and help to close deals to meet targets
Required Basic Qualifications:   
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three to five years of sales experience within the BAS market required
  • Thorough knowledge of the BAS market, the solutions/services the company can provide, and of the company’s competitors is required
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Must have the experience with Customer Relationship Management software (preferably Salesforce)
  • Ability to travel 100% of the time
  • A valid driver’s license
 
To apply for the role of Regional Business Development Manager, please send your resume to hr@kele.com. 

Sales Manager   

The Sales Manager plans, directs, and coordinates the sale of the organization’s products and/or services by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate team members.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Leads assigned sales team to achieve sales goals
  • Manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for assigned sales team
  • Develops and executes sales plans to ensure the profitable growth and expansion of company products and/or services within assigned markets
  • Develops, implements, and monitors department operating policies and procedures that will ensure effective and efficient production while meeting company’s mission
  • Coordinates communication between sales team and other departments
  • Assigns customer responsibilities to sales groups
  • Analyzes sales statistics and prepares sales reports
  • Reviews market analyses to determine customer needs and volume potential
  • Develops sales campaigns in conjunction with Marketing to accommodate goals of company; makes suggestions and recommendations on pricing strategy to the Marketing department
  • Achieves satisfactory profit/loss ratio and share of market performance in relation to pre-set standards and to general and specific trends within the industry and the economy
  • Travels with team members to call on customers
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of seven years of related experience and/or training with at least three years in a supervisory role; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A general working knowledge of BAS industry including the role of Kele’s customers, consultants, contractors, and end users
  • Basic knowledge of BAS applications and products and/or thorough knowledge of Kele catalog
 
To apply for the role of Sales Manager, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.    

Product Manager  

The Product Manager is responsible for the support of product life cycle management, product development, product maintenance and marketing, vendor management, continuous process improvement, and policies and contracts management.

The Product Manager will also be responsible for support of product portfolio maintenance, product training, sales tools, vendor relationship management, and up to date monitoring of assigned products and catalog sections for relevance and growth within our market and industry as required by the product management team.

Key Responsibilities: 
 
Manage product life cycle to include adding and performing competitive analysis on new products, and obsolete old products in the Kele product portfolio 
  • Formulate product and marketing strategies
  • Assessing industry and competition
  • Market segmentation and targeting
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Forecasting volumes, estimated market share, and revenue
  • Create and maintain product literature
  • Serve as training and technical resource
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or technology; and
  • 2+ years of experience in a product management role; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint software
  • Experience using Great Plains and Agility inventory software preferred
  • Ability to build and manage relationships with internal and external partners
  • Technical expertise; experience in HVAC and/or building automation systems and related products preferred
  • Financial acumen
 
To apply for the role of Product Manager, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.        

Panel Technician I  

We are currently looking for experienced, enthusiastic individuals with electrical wiring experience to join our team in our panel shop. The Panel Technician I assembles protection, communication, and control panels using switches, relays, transformers, transmitters, and switchboards, as laid out in drawings and or wiring diagrams.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Cuts, strips, and mounts wire to connect electrical units
  • Assists in testing instruments for resistance, voltage and other characteristics
  • Plans, constructs, and assembles test panels for production and testing
  • Assembles and tests control devices, switch panels, transformers and other electrical equipment and components
  • Diagnoses cause of electrical or mechanical malfunction
  • Installs electrical assemblies and hardware in housing
  • Assists in testing assembled instruments for circuit continuity and operational reliability
  • Assembles wires, insulation, and electrical components, such as transformers and relays, following method layouts
  • Reviews project instructions and blueprints to ascertain specifications
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • High school diploma
  • Minimum three years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficiency in reading schematics and or blueprints and building electrical components to their standards 
 
To apply for the role of Panel Technician I, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.     

Mechanical Assembler/Packer 

The Mechanical Assembler/Packer selects and prepares panel enclosures for panel construction, completes final inspection and packs the units and accompanying accessories for shipment per customer-specific requirements; coordinates with Kele shipping department for delivery to customers.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Prepares panel enclosures for panel build process
  • Prewires panels when appropriate
  • Visually inspects and packs panels for daily shipments
  • Examines stock to verify conformance to specifications
  • Communicates inaccuracies on product to appropriate manager
  • Assumes direct responsibility for packing activities
  • Constructs panel crating to protect enclosure shipment as needed
  • Maintains inventory levels on panel packing supplies
  • Verifies correct parts and quantity received, along with proper paperwork
  • Moves all prepared panel enclosures to correct location      
 
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One to three years of mechanical assembly, carpentry, or electrical experience preferred      
 
To apply for the role of Mechanical Assembler/Packer, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.     

Distribution Clerk I - Shipping    

The Distribution Clerk I - Shipping is expected to demonstrate the ability to work in a safe manner, ensure accuracy in all transactions, and meet or maintain the position’s production requirements in thirty days or less.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Compares identifying information and counts, weighs, or measures items of outgoing shipments to verify information against shipping orders or other records
  • Package SKU’s as instructed using correct packing materials
  • Process shipments using provided shipping system following all instructions
  • Affixes shipping labels on packed cartons or identifying shipping information on cartons
  • Posts weights for shipping charges
  • Examines outgoing shipments to ensure shipments meet specifications
  • Stocks and prepares work station with shipping materials and supplies
  • Other duties may be assigned
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • One year or less of related work experience
  • Ability to frequently lift/move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift/move up to 70 pounds
  • Experience operating powered industrial equipment, such as forklifts is preferred but not required 
 
To apply for the role of Distribution Clerk I - Shipping, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.     

General Manager  

MIControls, part of the Kele, Inc. family of companies is looking for an experienced BAS leader to join our team as the General Manager for our Seattle location. This is the senior leadership position for this business unit reporting directly to the CEO/President of Kele, Inc. The GM provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operational efficiency. The GM further ensures that the business unit has the proper operational, administrative and reporting procedures in place to support operational excellence. The GM will accomplish these outcomes through a respectful, constructive and energetic style, guided by the objectives of the company.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for overall P & L for company. 
  • Provide day-to-day leadership to the organization that reflects the mission and core values of the company. 
  • Lead the company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, cash flow and business goals and objectives. Develop short-term and long-term plans and programs to support growth. 
  • Motivate and lead a high performance team; providing leadership by promoting team concepts, coaching, counseling, mentoring, training, talent management, and individual development. 
  • Develop, review, update and implement business strategic planning.
  • Drive a culture of accountability and results through strategy deployment and effective performance management. 
  • Develop, grow and maintain key customer and supplier relationships delivering long-term positive business results.
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in engineering, business, or related field
  • A minimum of seven years of experience in the construction or BAS market at a senior manager or executive level with experience in both manufacturing and distribution; experience in the HVAC controls industry, Industrial Controls industry, or the Fire/Security/Access control industry would be preferred. 
  • An in-depth working knowledge of BAS industry including the role of the organization’s customers, consultants, contractors, and end users as well as demonstrated knowledge of the construction marketplace, financial reporting and relationships with key players in the controls contracting market
  • Advanced in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook. Ability to learn and use company software
  • Demonstrated experience in financial planning and analysis 
  • Skilled in organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development, and strategic planning
  • Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic team
  • Integrity, credibility, and commitment to the company’s mission
  • Flexible and able to multitask; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems
MIControls is a wholesale distributor of Commercial HVAC building automation controls and industrial process controls, serving Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. MIControls is a Honeywell Authorized Systems Distributor (WEBs-Tridium), a Honeywell Commercial Systems Distributor (boiler flame safety controls), a Honeywell Diamond Distributor (top tier performance in commercial controls sales), a Honeywell Field Solutions distributor (industrial process controls and instrumentation) a Belimo Platinum distributor (top tier performer in sales), and Johnson Controls Authorized Building Controls Specialist (Tridium building automation controls).
 
To apply for the role of MI Controls General Manager, please send your resume to hr@kele.com. 

Counter Sales Representative  

Control Consultants, Inc., part of the Kele family of companies, is in search of a Counter Sales Representative who will provide exceptional service and sales assistance to our customers both in person and on the phone.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Answer questions and take sales orders in-person and over the phone
  • Assist HVAC/R and Controls trade customers in obtaining the parts and equipment they need
  • Educate customers on product attributes, features and benefits of new products
  • Overcome objections and close sales
  • Check orders and verify shipments
  • Keep area stocked and orderly
  • Follow up on shortages and expedite through reporting to warehouse manager
  • Supply service technicians with parts
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1-5 years of general HVAC experience
  • 3+ years of temperature controls sales experience
  • Counter sales, cashier and cash operations experience
  • Outstanding mechanical aptitude
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and conduct internet searches
  • Initiative to take on new responsibilities and learn new things
  • Work well in a team environment and ability to follow directions from a supervisor
  • Ability to multi-task as needed
 
To apply for the role of Counter Sales Representative, please send your resume to hr@kele.com. 

Niagara Software Support Engineer  

Control Consultants, Inc., part of the Kele family of companies, is looking for a Niagara Software Support Engineer who will be responsible for the support, engineering, implementation and programming of controls products.

Key Responsibilities: 
    
     Support:
  • Provide technical support via phone, remote connectivity, and on-site visits to CCI partner contractors within assigned territory.
  • Work to educate new customers to become self sufficient with the various smart building solutions and technologies CCI distributes and represents.
  • Provide semi-annual one-on-one training with customers who are enrolled in CCI’s WEBs or Vykon Integrator programs.
  • Educate existing customers on new CCI vendor technologies and products that may enhance their business.
  • Provide technical support for sales presentations to new potential partners arranged by outside sales team.
  • Provide end user training in the use of and expansion opportunities of the DDC system installed in their facilities.
     Engineering Implementation and Programming:
  • Implement CCI engineering designs and develop DDC user interfaces and applications incorporating industry standard products and protocols using OEM software solutions and GPL programming for Smart Building Systems including HVAC environmental control, lighting control, analytics, card access security systems, digital energy metering systems and IP video security systems.
  • Assist end users and integrator partners’ application engineers on best practices for reducing energy consumption and maximizing comfort utilizing existing frameworks, newly developed software and new products.
  • Assist customers on design, development and implementation of local and/or enterprise level web-based systems.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and continually evaluate them for potential impact and/or uses within the smart building solutions industry.
 
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and 5 years of experience in HVAC controls, or equivalent level of education and experience
  • Niagara AX and/or N4 Certified
  • Exceptional PC computing skills
  • Excellent personal organizational and interpersonal customer relations skills
  • Exceptional communication and project management skills
  • DDC Graphical Programming Language (GPL)
  • TCP/IP and RS485 serial networking technologies experience
  • EnOcean and ZigBee wireless technologies experience
  • Mastery of standard DDC IO signaling and control, control wiring and DDC control routines
  • Advanced knowledge of construction, energy conservation, design standards, required
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems
 
To apply for the role of Niagara Software Support Engineer, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.