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Central States Group regularly recruits highly motivated individuals who seek fulfilling and challenging careers in the Midwest. We set the highest ethical standards, foster innovation and teamwork, empower people and insist on quality and service improvement.

Our commitment to our employees shows in our competitive compensation package including a bonus program; paid time off (PTO) plan; health, life, vision, dental and disability insurance coverage; and a 401(k) program.

If you desire a long-term career opportunity and are motivated to learn how to succeed in our industry, we will provide you with training that will equip you with a thorough understanding of our products, our customers' processes and our company systems. Below is a list of the current opportunities available at this time.

Opportunities

Omaha, NE

Administrative Assistant

Central States Group has an opening! Come work with other professionals that are solving serious problems for customers while having fun. For immediate consideration please apply through Careerlink or email your resume directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.

We offer a competitive benefits package and pay. Post-offer, pre-employment background checks and drug testing required. To learn more about the wholesale distribution industry, visit our website at www.centralstatesgroup.com.

The administrative assistant works as a support for all departments and assists in providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers. The assistant will:

  • Courteously and efficiently answer and route incoming calls
  • Act as professional information liaison between our Company, Customers, Vendors and other Associates
  • Professionally and courteously greet all visitors
  • Provide administrative support for all departments

Essential Job Functions:

  • Retrieves messages from voice mail and forwards to appropriate personnel
  • Answers incoming telephone calls, determines purpose of callers, and forwards calls to appropriate personnel or department. This position has primary responsibility for phone coverage
  • Takes and delivers messages or transfers calls to voice mail when appropriate personnel are unavailable
  • Answers questions about organization and provides callers with address, directions, and other information
  • Welcomes on-site visitors, determines nature of business, and announces visitors to appropriate personnel
  • Receives, sorts and routes mail, and maintains and routes publications
  • Maintains fax machines, assists users, sends faxes, and retrieves and routes incoming faxes
  • Separates, sorts and stuffs checks for mailing
  • Processes customer invoices and statements for mailing
  • Assist in maintaining certificate of liability binders
  • Orders, receives, and maintains office supplies
  • Scan and enter Material Test Reports in to database
  • Post Accounts Receivable customer deposits in to SX accounting system
  • Assist in processing special customer billing arrangements
  • Assist with accounting projects as necessary
  • Assists sales with planning and coordinating annual sales events and company sponsored events
  • Coordinates and makes arrangement for meeting lunches
  • Data entry and other administrative duties
  • Assists with Accounting and/or Operations projects, as assigned

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associate's degree or equivalent from two year college or technical school, in related field, preferred;
  • Six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent of education and experience required;
  • Ability to proficiently use required technologies including accounting/business systems and Microsoft office products including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel;
  • Strong administrative, project management, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills;
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) preferred;
  • Strong typing and data entry skills required;
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Solid decision making, judgment, problem solving, and time management skills required;
  • Ability to prioritize and process work quickly and accurately, dealing with interruptions and changing priorities;
  • Demonstrates superior attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines;

 

Technical Inside Sales

Central States Group is looking for a team oriented, quick learner with a strong work ethic to focus on customer service related duties for our Process Controls department. This position provides customers with timely and accurate quotes, processes orders, ensures on-time delivery of product, answers general sales calls, and communicates with outside sales staff on status of their accounts. This position also supports our PVF Division. This position will also get some hands on experience working in our shop with our valve automation experts, as needed. This will provide excellent training and knowledge building to help customers with their questions. We provide extensive training.

Must have good customer service skills, mechanical aptitude, and financial discernment. Bachelor’s degree from four-year college required.

Competitive pay and benefits offered. Background check and drug test required. For consideration, email resume to Jennifer Pursell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Central States Group, 8720 S 137th Circle, Omaha, NE 68138.

Inside Sales - PVF (Pipe, Valve, and Fitting) Division

Central States Group is looking for a team oriented, quick learner with a strong work ethic to focus on customer service related duties for our Pipes, Valves, and Fittings (PVF) department. This position provides customers with timely and accurate quotes, processes orders, ensures on-time delivery of product, answers general sales calls, and communicates with outside sales staff on status of their accounts. This position could be located at either our Cedar Rapids or Omaha office.

Must have good customer service skills and financial discernment. Bachelor’s degree from four-year college required.

Competitive pay and benefits offered. Background check and drug test required. For consideration, email resume to Jennifer Pursell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Central States Group, 8720 S 137th Circle, Omaha, NE 68138.


Sales Internship

An Internship with Central States Group is a great opportunity for those interested in our company to gain insight into our operations, culture, professional staff, and management team. We will expose you to the following aspects of our company and industry to help provide the student with hands-on practical business experience.

Warehouse Department: with our shipping and receiving teams, learn about various vendor parts and products and the logistic challenges that surround meeting the customer orders.

Sales Department: learn about inside sales – work with customers in a professional environment with our PVF (Pipe, Valve and Fitting) and Process Controls departments.

Operations: experience ISO standards in real-life scenarios while managing inventory and processes for efficiency. Accounting: work with our accounts receivable and payable departments to get a complete business circle with how customers pay and how we pay vendors.

The internship is paid on an hourly basis; however, Central States Group is not responsible for costs incurred during relocation for the internship or for housing expenses incurred during the duration of the internship program.

Qualifications:

• Working towards and degree in Industrial Distribution, Business, or a similar focus • Ability to develop business relationships • Strong work ethic • Self-motivated • Attention to detail and able to multi-task • Strong customer service, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills • Ability to work with minimal supervision • Ability to build high level of trust with coworkers and management • Ability to persevere through challenges • Responsibility • Work-oriented but able to have fun while working • Must pass post-offer background check and drug screen.

For consideration, email resume and cover letter to Jennifer Pursell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Warehouse Associate

Central States Group is looking for a team oriented, quick learner with a strong work ethic to focus on customer service related duties for our Pipes, Valves, and Fittings (PVF) department. This position provides customers with timely and accurate quotes, processes orders, ensures on-time delivery of product, answers general sales calls, and communicates with outside sales staff on status of their accounts. This position could be located at either our Cedar Rapids or Omaha office.

Must have good customer service skills and financial discernment. Bachelor’s degree from four-year college required.

Competitive pay and benefits offered. Background check and drug test required. For consideration, email resume to Jennifer Pursell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Central States Group, 8720 S 137th Circle, Omaha, NE 68138.


Cedar Rapids, IA

Sanitary Applications Engineer/Technical Sales Support

Central States Group is a sanitary and industrial distributor looking to add to our applications and technical sales support group at our Cedar Rapids, IA office. This position focuses on sanitary pump & equipment application engineering and customer support for the food & beverage industry. Primary responsibilities include selecting and quoting equipment and solutions to meet our customers’ requirements for new applications, and diagnosing/troubleshooting existing equipment that is already in operation. Employees in this position add value by being a technical expert for our customers and our salespeople in the field.

Prior experience in sanitary equipment and/or processing is preferred. Must have mechanical aptitude and be comfortable with algebra and similar mathematics. Must have practical experience working with Microsoft Office and have solid general computer skills. Must have strong communication skills (written and verbal), a strong work ethic, and the ability to perform in a fast-paced environment. For those without related experience with pumps or rotating equipment, we provide extensive on-the-job training.

Competitive pay and benefits offered. Background check and drug test required. For consideration, email resume to Jennifer Pursell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Inside Sales - PVF (Pipe, Valve, and Fitting) Division

Central States Group is looking for a team oriented, quick learner with a strong work ethic to focus on customer service related duties for our Pipes, Valves, and Fittings (PVF) department. This position provides customers with timely and accurate quotes, processes orders, ensures on-time delivery of product, answers general sales calls, and communicates with outside sales staff on status of their accounts. This position could be located at either our Cedar Rapids or Omaha office.

Must have good customer service skills and financial discernment. Bachelor’s degree from four-year college required.

Competitive pay and benefits offered. Background check and drug test required. For consideration, email resume to Jennifer Pursell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Central States Group, 8720 S 137th Circle, Omaha, NE 68138.

 

Sales Internship

An Internship with Central States Group is a great opportunity for those interested in our company to gain insight into our operations, culture, professional staff, and management team. We will expose you to the following aspects of our company and industry to help provide the student with hands-on practical business experience.

Service Department: with our experienced techs, learn about various rotating equipment parts and the logistic challenges that surround meeting customer orders.

Sales Department: learn about inside sales – work with customers in a professional environment with our EPD (Engineered Products Department). Work with Application Engineers as they solve technical problems for customers.

Operations: experience ISO standards in real-life scenarios while managing inventory and processes for efficiency.

The internship is paid on an hourly basis; however, Central States Group is not responsible for costs incurred during relocation for the internship or for housing expenses incurred during the duration of the internship program.

Qualifications:

• Working towards a degree in Engineering, Industrial Distribution, or a similar focus • Ability to develop business relationships • Strong work ethic • Self-motivated • Attention to detail and able to multi-task • Strong customer service, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills • Ability to work with minimal supervision • Ability to build a high level of trust with coworkers and management • Ability to persevere through challenges • Responsibility • Work-oriented but able to have fun while working • Must pass post-offer background check and drug screen.

For consideration, email resume and cover letter to Jennifer Pursell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Marshall, MN 

Warehouse Associate

CSG is looking for an energetic quick learner to process orders in the Marshall warehouse. Duties include storing, picking, shipping and receiving of product. Must be computer literate, able to lift up to 70 lbs, able to operate warehouse software, and certify in forklift operation. Capable of driving light duty trucks for deliveries a plus. Good MVR, background check, and drug test required. Competitive pay and benefits offered. Apply in person at Central States Group, 2702 290th St, Marshall, MN, 56258 or email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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