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Warehouse Supervisor, Pipe and Drape/LED UpLighting-IL in Woodridge, IL at CORT

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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Job Description

CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is the nation’s leading provider of transition services, including furniture rental for home and office, event furnishings, destination services, apartment locating, touring and other services. CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings is the leading nationwide provider of rental furnishings, as well as pipe and drape, for the exhibit and events industry. From high-profile special events to corporate meetings to weddings, CORT provides the rental furnishings that make exhibitions and events possible.  CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings is pleased to expand our service in the NYC area to include event and pipe and drape and associated event lighting.

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The Production Manager for Pipe and Drape + LED UpLighting is a first line supervisor, responsible for internal and external operations of CORT’s pipe and drape and LED UpLighting rental products.  The job is based in CORT’s Woodridge, IL facility and services the Mid-west markets.  


This is a ‘hands on’ role, preparing orders for delivery, using CORT’s computerized inventory system to scan items on and off orders, returning items from rental, and eventually supervising warehouse workers on the drape team.  This person will also be responsible for CORT’s team of permanent and contracted field installers. This person will assist in the delivery (driving a medium sized truck from time to time) and installation of drape and LED UpLights, at customer sites which could include hotels, conference centers, and other venues.  Three to five years of experience in the event industry is strongly desired for this role, as is experience in pipe and drape.  A minimum of two years of previous supervisory experience is required.  This is a salaried position, with CORT benefits available when eligible.  Finally, this role, like all roles in the event business, require periodic late nights, early 

  • Assisting in hiring new personnel, both drape related warehouse personnel and field installers
  • Supervise the day to day activities of drape warehouse personnel and field installers
  • Maintain the schedule for installations/strikes for all drape work, in consultation with other Production Managers
  • Maintain the bar code based inventory system, and ensure that all items are properly contracted and that related paperwork is complete
  • Assist in field installations and strikes
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledgeable in pipe and drape installation and take down
  • Able and willing to drive a medium sized truck in urban environments.  Able to qualify as CORT driver.
  • Three year clean driving record
  • Very strong communication skills
  • Computer proficiency is required
  • Self-motivated, team player, customer service oriented
  • Organized and consistent in checking staged product against delivery manifest
  • Must be able to lift 80+ lbs. on a regular basis, bend, twist, and lift, and walk and stand on hard surfaces for extended periods of time
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and is willing to work long hours as a team
  • This is a full time, exempt position. 
  • Reliable vehicle
Additional Information

As part of a national company, CORT Furniture Rental offers opportunities for career development, professional growth, a competitive salaries with position-specific incentive or commission plans, a comprehensive benefit plan, 401(k) and Profit Sharing, educational expense reimbursement and employee discounts. 

CORT conducts drug screening, background checks and MVR checks (if applicable) as a condition of employment. CORT also participates in the E-Verify program.

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