Independent Contractor - Hardware Installation - Illinois

Creative Learning Systems Chicago , IL 60290

Posted 4 days ago

We are looking for Independent Contractors in the following Regions: Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Southern California and Colorado

Were passionate about providing students with powerful learning experiences in the fast-growing market for STEM programs. Our mission is simple: Engage every learner every day.

Our SmartLab programs provide K-12 students with hands-on, personalized learning experiences in software engineering, computer graphics, 3-D printing, alternative energy, video production, and dozens of other emerging technology areas.Our school partners require our help to fulfill this bold and innovative educational mission. Providing complete and accurate shipments and installation of a complete SmartLab is a core element of our company culture.

As a Contracted Hardware Installer for Creative Learning Systems (CLS), you will be a member of a team responsible for:

  • Receiving furniture and educational materials at installation site
  • Assembling all furniture and organizing curriculum kits within the lab
  • Effectively communicating with school personnel
  • Communicating with CLS Project Managers throughout installation
  • Finalizing installation including cleaning, confirming receipt of all materials, and confirming that installation is up to CLS Quality Standards
  • Software and network configuration testing
  • Providing an efficient, high quality and professional service to CLS customers
  • Debriefing on the installation and any outstanding issues to be resolved in a timely manner

This position is an as-needed position and will require 100% travel for each job. Our clients can be located anywhere in the United States, so you will be required to set-up travel and lodging per job.CLS will provide Scope of Work, including instructions on how to get from start to finish, and will always be available by phone and email to support your work on-site. CLS also provides on-going training and updates to any changes with our process or products.


General Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • General knowledge of basic tools
  • Ability to lift 50 or more pounds
  • Willingness to be part of a team and follow direction from the Team Lead
  • Critical thinking skills to resolve unexpected on-site issues
  • Basic Computer Literacy

Desired, But Not Required Skills

  • Previous hardware installation experience
  • Previous on-site project management experience
  • Knowledge of commercial networking/electrical infrastructure

Required Equipment

Contracted installers are expected to provide their own tools, including but not limited to:

  • Cordless Drill & Bits
  • Tape Measure
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Bubble Level
  • Screwdrivers (Both Flathead and Philips)
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) if install site is an active construction site


  • Travel and lodging reimbursement when submitted with receipts and expense report
  • Daily rate with opportunities to grow into a leadership position with higher rate
  • You keep your travel points as you arrange travel for each job
  • Travel around the country
  • Rewarding work knowing that youre helping Americas education system, and that children will benefit from your work
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Independent Contractor - Hardware Installation - Illinois

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