Brighten your career and move it forward!

For over 65 years, HL Stearns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer’s representative serving the construction industry’s lighting needs in Oregon and southwest Washington. We represent the top manufacturers in North America to meet our clients needs as they demand integrity and quality. Join a dynamic and growing company with an emphasis on intelligent lighting systems and a commitment to customer service and satisfaction.

Our team is comprised of passionate, driven and engaged individuals who maintain advanced infrastructure experience, technical knowledge, and solution-based management for the lighting industry. As a trusted resource, you will excel in providing renowned service, be detailed oriented, a self-starter, proactive, and use problem solving techniques.

We look for the best people to work on the hardest problems.

Through collaboration, design and product, we illuminate possibilities.

Available Positions:

Lighting Quotes

Located in Portland, Oregon, Harry L. Stearns, Inc. (HLS) seeks a team member to join our Lighting Quotes Department focused on quoting lighting material from plans and specifications on construction projects based on manufacture lines we represent. As a technical resource, you will develop comprehensive quotes for commercial, industrial, residential, multi-family, and design-build projects based on specifications or conceptual information. Using problem-solving skills, creativity, and collaboration, you will work within an experienced team navigating the complexities of intelligent lighting systems.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide project quotes to distribution.
  • Provide technical lighting expertise to customers.
  • Partner with distribution to successfully win projects.
  • Analyze architectural and electrical drawings, specifications, and related documents.
  • Monitor projects to determine patterns of success or failure.
  • Make independent pricing decisions that determine project profitability and success.
  • Must be detailed oriented, work independently, and collaborate with teams.
  • Must adapt to different stages when moving from one project to another.
  • Maintains a strong work ethic, high degree of pride in the work product, and excel in a fast-paced environment.
  • Other successful attributes include process oriented, self-starter, excellent time management skills, displays a sense of urgency, and well organized.

Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Associate (AA) or University degree (B.A. or B.S.) in business, engineering, drafting, theatrical lighting, etc., Or, 2+ years of commensurate work experience in lighting quotations or controls.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in addition to outstanding organizational, problem-solving and decision-making aptitude.
  • Computer proficiency using MSN Office Suite and Adobe or Blue Beam.
  • Networked lighting products and system knowledge a plus.
  • Construction industry estimation experience a plus.
  • Preferred experience in quoting the designed solution and ensuring products, and services are properly budgeted.

You will be exposed to numerous opportunities and play a vital role in coordinating various critical functions in meeting our company’s expectations and objectives. This is a unique position to join a progressive lighting company, committed to supporting its customers, and team members. HLS offers competitive compensation, benefits, relocation assistance, and retirement plan. Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Salary negotiable, commensurate with education and experience.