Monday, April 30, 2012

Reed Smith LLC is Seeking a HR Assistant


Reed Smith LLP
Job Description
Pittsburgh
Job Title:
Human Resources Specialist
FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt
Job Code:
Specialist III
Date Written:
01/04/02
Department:
Human Resources
Revision No.:

Reports To:
Senior Manager, Human Resources
Revision Date:
4/24/12
Schedule:
Regular Business Hours
Date Posted:
4/24/12
Position Summary
This position is responsible for the day-to-day functions for the Human Resources Department.  While maintaining a high level of confidentiality and under the supervision of the local Senior Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Specialist will perform basic administrative duties relating to staffing, compensation, benefits, employee relations, and other special projects as assigned for the Pittsburgh office of Reed Smith with a customer base of approximately 400 partners/employees. 
Working under the direction of the Senior Human Resources Manager, the duties include but are not limited to creating, preparing, and maintaining HR communications and new hire/termination paperwork, providing miscellaneous support services to the Administrative Management staff, interacting on a regular basis with other service departments (e.g., Payroll, Benefits, IT, Guest Services, Reed Smith University, etc.) and with HR employees in other offices.  Special projects such as designing presentations and forms, coordinating volunteer activities, developing programs and procedures, and conducting research efforts via the Internet and with professional organizations will also be required.  
Essential Functions
Human Resources
  • Field all incoming calls and greet visitors to the HR Department.
  • Assist in the recruitment process, including but not limited to scheduling appointments, creating applicant files, administering testing, and conducting screening interviews.
  • Liaison for interviews for staff positions in other offices, including but not limited to reserving conference rooms and video equipment, greeting and escorting candidates, and ensuring applications are completed and forwarded.
  • Prepare and complete all pre-employment requirements and candidate correspondence (references, conflicts checks, login requests, offer and rejection letters, etc.) and maintain logs and databases.
  • Coordinate the paperwork for new hires (arrival notices, orientation schedule, orientation packets, personnel/benefits files, personnel action forms), departures and changes in status.
  • Schedule, coordinate and conduct New Employee Orientation, review paperwork with new hires, answer questions and provide follow-up as appropriate.
  • Onboard contract employees including but not limited to working with staffing agencies, coordinating with supervising attorneys, clearing conflicts process, sending arrival and departure notices, working with IT and Facilities, maintaining roster information, completing orientation paperwork, taking identification photos.
  • Create, maintain, and monitor intranet-based HR applications.
  • Process timesheet approvals for submission to payroll including updating for scheduled/unscheduled absences and field questions related to web-based timecard system.
  • Assist with bonus and rewards programs.
  • Organize office sponsored events (seasonal celebrations, flu shots, blood drives, wellness activities, anniversary program, etc.).  Point-of-contact for weekly in-house massage program and Pittsburgh employee discount programs.
  • Create and manage various office reports (contract/temporary employees, resume tracking, employee referral bonus, LOA, etc.).
  • Assist in regular and ad hoc data requests including but not limited to timekeeping and time-and-attendance software, miscellaneous databases, and spreadsheets.
  • Develop a baseline of HR knowledge (terminology and practices) through reading, networking, and formal education.  Attend monthly HR professional development meetings and various Reed Smith University courses.
  • Perform clerical administrative support duties (typing confidential correspondence, copying, filing, mailings, distributing employee materials, off-site document storage, check requests, coordination of monthly bus passes, department calendar updates, etc.).  
  • Develop relationships with vendors such as temporary agencies, caterers, wellness organizations, and other service providers.
  • Provide administrative support as necessary for Reed Smith University which may include arranging conference rooms, rostering course participants, attending/assisting with classes, and other duties as needed.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests from attorneys and staff.
  • Miscellaneous special projects as needed and all other duties as assigned.
Other Responsibilities
  • Prepare expense forms and check requests.
  • Arrange conference rooms and catering, if applicable, for internal and external meetings (HR training, orientation, wellness seminars, EAP, RSU, etc.).
  • Understand and become familiar with Firm mission, systems, policies, procedures, client services etc. in order to answer questions and address problems or concerns.
  • Back-up Legal Recruiting Specialist and Legal Senior Recruiting manager for vacations, absences, and workload peaks.  Team with Firmwide HR and other local office HR personnel.
Requirements
Education:
College degree or some formal HR training preferred.
Experience:
Previous HR experience or internship and law firm or service environment experience a plus.
Skills:
Requires strong customer service orientation and organizational skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good judgment, a professional demeanor, and the ability to provide an excellent first impression of the Firm.  Must work well with all levels of Firm personnel, establish effective working relationships throughout the Firm, and react to difficult situations appropriately.  Confidentiality is a must.  Must be highly motivated, creative, flexible, adaptable to change, and results-oriented.  Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Flexibility, accuracy, creativity, and attention to detail a must.  Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  Must have high degree of poise and professionalism when interacting with internal and external contacts.  Excellent prioritization and problem-solving skills.
Other
Supervisory
Responsibilities:
None.
Equipment
to be Used:
Must be able to operate computer and other office equipment such as fax, scanner, calculator, telephone, etc.
Typical
Physical Demands:
Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, telephones and other office equipment.  May be required to walk to other Pittsburgh office locations as needed.
Typical
Mental Demands:
Requires strong customer service orientation and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.  Requires the ability to multi-task and handle projects from various individuals.  Must also address diverse issues on a daily basis.  Must be able to handle stressful situations and interact with various personalities at all levels in the Firm.  Must be able to make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations.  Must be able to grasp and apply new ideas.
Working
Conditions:
Occasionally called upon to work in excess of 40 hours per week or work through lunch, including attendance at occasional evening or weekend Firm-sponsored events.  Works in a typical office setting.
Please submit resume to:
Joanne Christopher
Reed Smith LLP
225 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1200
Pittsburgh, PA  15222
Fax:  412-288-3063
jobs@reedsmith.com
~ no phone calls please ~


Friday, April 27, 2012

Entry Level Information Services Network Administrator

THE WATSON INSTITUTE

Position Posting


Date Posted:    April 20, 2012

Title:        Information Services Network Administrator
                     
Division:    The Education Center at The Watson Institute (Sewickley, PA)

Status:        Full time/Non-exempt

Schedule:    Monday through Friday

Description:    -Maintain, document and manage support for all computer-related equipment and software
        at The Watson Institute and related sites. This includes, but is not limited to, the support of
        print and file services, workstations and portable computers; Microsoft Windows server
software; all currently utilized Windows clients; Backup Systems and printers; also assist in the maintenance of current inventory status on all equipment and software in a manner satisfactory to the IS Manager
-Maintain, document and manage all network related operations, including user access.
This includes, but is not limited to, support and maintenance of all switches; hubs; routers; firewalls; system security; DHCP servers; DNS; TCP/IP; Ethernet; wireless devices; communications devices; and cabling
-Provide end-user “help-desk” support for all computer systems and related equipment
used by staff.  (This support anticipates timely, friendly and effective assistance in
resolving end-user problems.)
-In coordination with the IS Manager, and the appropriate supervisors and department
heads, provide proactive design, planning and implementation coordination for all IT
related system and software enhancements
-Support the use of technology in the classrooms and through staff development activities
and training
-other duties as required

Qualifications:    -Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
        -Technical experience with Microsoft XP, Vista and Windows 7, MS Server 2003, 2008,
2008 R2, Exchange 2007/2010, MS Hyper-V and Active Directory Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
-Proactively learn new network applications, principals and technology innovations
-Self-motivated with critical attention to detail
-Current PA clearances (34, 114 and 151) required
       

Qualified interested candidates may apply online at www.thewatsoninstitute.org. Select ‘Careers’ and submit an online application and resume or fax cover letter and resume to Melissa Painter, Director of Human Resources at 412-749-6430. EOE 

Internships with Summer Feeding Programs

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Community programs are seeking interns to work at various Summer Food
Service Program sites for the summer of 2012.

Summer Food is a federally funded program that provides free, nutritious meals
to youth 1 to 18 years old during the summer months. This critical program picks
up where school breakfast and lunch programs leave off to ensure low-income
children are getting enough to eat over the summer.

Interns will have the opportunity to potentially develop, manage and serve
children in a particular community in Allegheny or surrounding counties
throughout the duration of the program (mid-June through mid-August).
Candidates will possess a passionate commitment to help children, the ability
to keep accurate records of meals served, and a mix of the following specific
qualifications:

- Good communication skills
- Ability to problem solve
- Well-organized and ability to follow-through
- Ability to speak with children and adults about the program
- Ability to juggle multiple duties and assignments
- Must have current ACT 33/34 Clearances
- Proven ability to work effectively alone with little supervision
- Attend mandatory training
- Sense of humor

Duties vary by site, but may include:
- Performing meal count at time of service.
- Have fun with the kids!
- Be on time at scheduled site.
- Serving meals to children 18 and under only.
- Ensuring that meals are eaten on site and no food is taken off site for
consumption.
- Maintaining daily attendance records.
- Doing fun activities with the kids.
- Ordering and serving one meal per child.
- Serving meals only at time assigned.

- Counting and inspecting meals as soon as they are delivered.
- Maintaining proper meal temperatures.
- Notifying the sponsor immediately if there are any problems.
- Maintaining a clean site.

Please submit resume and cover letters to: Chris West, Regional Coordinator
cwest@pittsburghfoodbank.org

Employment Opportunities

 Apply  on Intermec’s website: http://www.intermec.com/site/careers/jobs.aspx.


Requisition #: VCS2172 Job Title: Technical Support Engineer Job Category: Vocollect
Region: North America
Location: USA-PA-Pittsburgh
Virtual Location: n/a Shift: 1st Shift
Status (FT/PT): Full Time - Regular
Job Description: Vocollect, a business unit of Intermec, is the number one developer and manufacturer of voice solutions for mobile workers worldwide, helping customers achieve a higher level of business performance through voice. Every day, Vocollect and its partners enable over 400,000 workers worldwide to distribute more than $4 billion dollars' worth of goods.

We are seeking a Technical Support Engineer for our Pittsburgh, PA location.

Position Summary:
The Technical Support Engineer I position provides high quality technical support for Vocollect's customers, partners, and internal personnel worldwide. This will be a hands-on position in our Technical Support Center (TSC) located in Pittsburgh, PA. A Technical Support Engineer I is responsible for problem analysis, documentation, resolution, and escalation involving Vocollect products and related technologies.

Position Responsibilities:
• Provide prompt and courteous technical support by answering phone calls and replying to e-mails in line with departmental measures with a focus on high quality, accuracy, and customer satisfaction.
• Be available to work either a second or third shift and participate in a rotating on-call list in a 24x7 environment.
• Document and record all activity and communications over the telephone and e-mail according to departmental standards of quality.
• Analyze and clarify customer queries through troubleshooting, researching, and recreating of issues.
• Follow documented processes and procedures for support request handling and case escalation.
• Communicate with coworkers and management regarding current / ongoing support cases.
• Contribute to technical knowledge base.
• Document software product defects for review and corrective action.
• Actively participate in team meetings by providing feedback on current day-to-day activities and recommending ways in which to improve the department.
• Handle miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as defined by management.


Position Qualifications:

Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field. Relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a formal degree.

Experience:
• 1 – 2 years experience in a customer facing, preferably technical product support or help desk environment.

Expertise in the following areas:
• Ability to learn complex technical concepts in a short amount of time.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• A self-starter with an ability to work unsupervised.

Expertise in one or more of the following technical areas:
• Strong understanding of networking fundamentals and protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, FTP, DHCP, Telnet, etc.). Network+ certification desired.
• Beginning to intermediate level knowledge of both client and server operating systems (Windows Server 2003 / 2008, Windows XP / 7, Linux).
• Familiarity with wireless networking basics.
• Grasp of relational database management systems (Microsoft SQL Server 2005 / 2008 and Oracle 10g / 11g) and structured query language (SQL).

Pluses:
• Beginner level knowledge of programming or scripting languages.
• Understanding of Internet application technologies including HTML, XML, and Internet application architectures based upon Java technology.
• Possesses a general knowledge of distribution logistics.

Competencies:
• Results oriented
• Technical expertise
• Continuous improvement
• Initiative
• Concern for quality
• Teamwork
• Attention to communication
• Integrity and Truth
• Self-development
• Decision quality
• Analytical thinking


Intermec/Vocollect is an Equal Opportunity Employe

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Summer Jobs with Scott Electric



Summer jobs with Scott Electric



Position

Engineering Intern Needed

                                                                             
J.V. Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Position Description

Title: Manufacturing Engineer                Date: April 16, 2012
Incumbent: INTERN                        Analyst: P. Mathews
Reports to: Press Room Supervisor                Reviewed by:
Department: Press Room                    Approved by: J. Jack, W. Hill
________________________________________________________________________

Summary of Position: This position is responsible to assist Press Room Supervisor of technical and software assistance to insure a smooth, uninterrupted flow of work in the Press Room.


Dimensions:

Direct Reports: 0

Nature and Scope:

  • Assists, and possibly lead various J.V. in-house and customer project(s).
  • Produces and/or revises drawings to reflect implementation or changes.  All drawings and changes must be documented properly for revision control.
  • Works with Press Room Supervisor and/or other assigned personnel to research and answer questions pertaining to die design and verifies the design intent.
  • Interacts with press operators to insure the tooling needing sharpened or replaced are sent to be serviced and that spares are in inventory.
  • Other duties as assigned.




Qualifications:

  1. Working towards engineer degree (preferred graduation date:  2013).
  2. Ability to prioritize work and multi-task.
  3. Willingness to troubleshoot and communicate feedback to different levels within organization.
  4. Familiarity with AutoCad, 3D Quick Press and SolidWorks software.
  5. Team player.
  6. Ambitious, motivated to learn.

Allegheny Conference: Intern Job Posting









JOB POSTING


Working Job Title:

Market Research Intern

Position Reports To:
Vice President, Market Research and Analysis



OBJECTIVE
This position supports the Business Development market research activities of the Allegheny Conference including prospect identification, company recruitment and global marketing.

JOB SUMMARY

A creative, organized person is needed for a paid internship to assist the Market Research and Analysis function of the Economic Development program area of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.  This part-time position (approximately 12 hours a week) will begin immediately and last through August 2012, with a possible term extensions.  Work can be scheduled around classes although they must be during normal business hours.  

The position calls for a self-starter who is not afraid to think creatively and is able to track down difficult-to-find information.  In addition, the candidate should be able to meet deadlines while balancing multiple projects and maintaining the highest quality standards.



PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Perform secondary research by searching databases, company websites, and outside surveys
  • Support Market Research Analysts in completing research requests including assembling demographic, economic and business information
  • Maintain selected databases, electronic files, online resources, and paper documentation
  • Update portions of the internal website and maintaining internal lists and resources
  • Balance multiple priorities, working independently or participating as a part of a cross-functional team, keeping others informed through clear written and verbal communication, while maintaining a high level of productivity


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Education:

Current university student
Knowledge:

Candidate should have interest in areas such as marketing, research, statistics and economic and community development issues
Experience:
Position will entail significant phone and Internet usage; experience in these areas is desired  

Skills:

Data mining and business analytics
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational, planning, problem-solving, quantitative, and project management skills
Proficient in MS Office suite and database software.  GIS skills a plus.



   

JOB POSTING


Working Job Title:

Market Research Intern

Position Reports To:
Vice President, Market Research and Analysis



OBJECTIVE
This position supports the Business Development market research activities of the Allegheny Conference including prospect identification, company recruitment and global marketing.

JOB SUMMARY

A creative, organized person is needed for a paid internship to assist the Market Research and Analysis function of the Economic Development program area of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.  This part-time position (approximately 12 hours a week) will begin immediately and last through August 2012, with a possible term extensions.  Work can be scheduled around classes although they must be during normal business hours.  

The position calls for a self-starter who is not afraid to think creatively and is able to track down difficult-to-find information.  In addition, the candidate should be able to meet deadlines while balancing multiple projects and maintaining the highest quality standards.



PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Perform secondary research by searching databases, company websites, and outside surveys
  • Support Market Research Analysts in completing research requests including assembling demographic, economic and business information
  • Maintain selected databases, electronic files, online resources, and paper documentation
  • Update portions of the internal website and maintaining internal lists and resources
  • Balance multiple priorities, working independently or participating as a part of a cross-functional team, keeping others informed through clear written and verbal communication, while maintaining a high level of productivity


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Education:

Current university student
Knowledge:

Candidate should have interest in areas such as marketing, research, statistics and economic and community development issues
Experience:
Position will entail significant phone and Internet usage; experience in these areas is desired  

Skills:

Data mining and business analytics
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational, planning, problem-solving, quantitative, and project management skills
Proficient in MS Office suite and database software.  GIS skills a plus.