45th Parallel, LLC Licensed Home Inspector Vancouver, WA or Remote · Full time

Seeking licensed home inspector currently licensed in Washington or Oregon

Description

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Candidates ideally possess a "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"current"},{"insert":" home inspection license in Washington or Oregon. Candidates licensed in both states are a bonus."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"A positive, team oriented attitude is first and foremost the most important requirement to be a good fit for our organization."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Must possess a solid understanding of the basics of home inspection including roofing, wall cladding, electrical, plumbing, structural, and HVAC."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Excellent writing and communication skills are required. The ability to clearly and articulately communicate with customers in a calm, straightforward manner is a necessity."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Some free form writing will be necessary for every home inspection because it's impossible to pre-write every possible situation you may run across. It is a requirement to be able to use concise technical writing with proper punctuation and grammar."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Must possess valid drivers license and reasonably clean driving record because extensive driving to job sites is required."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Passing a background check is necessary for any selected candidate. Any felonies may prohibit you from employment with 45th Parallel and to be a licensed home inspector."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Excellent attention to detail is required."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Must be able to climb ladders at least to single story home roof top, and lift / carry 40 pounds, ladders and light equipment. Frequent bending, stooping, climbing and crawling is required. Must be able to enter attics and crawlspaces and safely traverse these areas thoroughly. The job can be quite strenuous at times making sure that we get to all areas in attics and crawlspaces that are feasible to reach. It'd be easy to hide behind standards of practice and not make the extra effort to reach difficult places, but that's not the way we do it. We give our customers the extra effort and treat their inspection just like we would if we were buying the home."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Must possess good eyesight, hearing, and sense of balance as these are imperative for safety on the job. Corrected senses are fine such as using glasses and hearing aids. As long as the corrected sense is adequate to perform the job safely, that's what we are requiring."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"60 day trial period will apply to ensure it is a good fit for both parties. Company or candidate may choose to terminate training for any reason if deemed it's not a good fit.  "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Overtime (paid 1.5 times) may be necessary sometimes"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Weekends will occasionally be required on a rotating basis so we can properly serve our customers."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Activities other than inspection activities will be mandatory at times. Examples include: writing training materials, relation building phone calls with realtors, studying assigned materials, additional training courses online or OJT, etc when time allows and during slower times.  Personal growth, knowledge, and training is critical to being a productive team member. Activities other than home inspections may be paid at a different and lower rate."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Benefits:"},{"insert":"\nCompany car and fuel provided after fully independent."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Health insurance, Dental insurance, and Vision insurance are paid for 1/2 by the company, 1/2 by the employee. 60 day waiting period applies."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Company uniforms and clothing."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Ongoing education and training."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Cross training in such areas as Radon testing, Sewer Line Inspections, and drones are possible. "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"401K with company matching. "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Some large expenses / tools provided such as ladders, IR camera, and moisture meter."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Benefits are an evolving area and we strive to continue to expand our benefits to be the best in the market."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Pay / Salary: "},{"insert":"\nJob Types: Full-time, Hourly"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Paid training time with OJT (On job training)."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Trainees are paid $20 per hour."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Depending on employee progress, we will begin to transition to the trainee performing the inspection with the trainer following, and eventually, to performing inspections alone."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Hourly pay for competent inspector in the field will vary between $25 - $40 / hour depending on experience, skill, and time with the company."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Additional training for new skills and continuing education will be paid at $20 / hour. During slower times such as holiday periods when inspection needs slow down, the company attempts to supplement hours with additional training."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Overtime and weekends may be necessary, depending on scheduling needs."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nCandidate is expected to make timely and steady progress during training and spend time studying materials and assigned reading to supplement the OJT. We want to turn the inspector loose in the field as soon as possible so they can be off and running unsupervised with the confidence to succeed. As soon as we are comfortable the inspector has the proper inspection skills, communication skills, report writing skills, and other attributes to adequately represent 45th Parallel, we will put them into the field.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Additional Information:"},{"insert":"\nWe currently use Spectora home inspection software, so knowledge of the software is a bonus."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"We create opportunities together. Other skills such as drones, well inspections, mold inspections, Radon testing, and more are possible as the capacity of the team grows and we can cross train people."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"COVID-19 considerations: We observe social distancing, wear masks, gloves, and shoe covers in all homes, and observe state mandated limitations on number of persons allowed to be present during home inspections."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"}]

Requirements

Must possess a relatively clean driving record and active drivers license

Must be able to pass a criminal background check

Salary

$20 - $40 per hour