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Career Opportunities with Smart Retract

Thanks for your interest in the employment opportunities at Smart Retract. All of the currently available positions are listed below. If you feel you qualify for any of the positions, please email your cover letter, resume and a paragraph or two telling us what makes you "the best person for the job" to: .


E-Commerce Web Developer          Manufacturing Technician

E-Commerce Web Developer
  • Overview:
  • Smart Retract is the inventor and manufacturer of an innovative line of retractable products including Retract-A-Gate, a retractable safety gate for kids and pets. We’re looking for a smart, hardworking individual interested in being challenged by working in a growing entrepreneurial environment. This person’s primary focus will be to help us further mature our internet presence through innovative online website design, marketing, and sales. Network and IT experience is also a plus, but is not required.
  • About Smart Retract:
  • In November, 2010 Smart Retract moved from Galena, IL to Dubuque, IA and our new location is at 2530 Kerper Blvd. We now have a large, completely remodeled facility and are looking for some highly motivated individuals to join our team.

    We offer good compensation, benefits, and an entrepreneurial environment where improvements and new innovations to methods, processes, and products are highly encouraged and rewarded. The candidate’s potential within the company is virtually unlimited.
  • Job Details:
  • Full time E-Commerce Web Developer position
  • Great compensation offered (salary dependent on experience and capabilities)
  • Benefits:
  • Paid vacation
  • Retirement investment plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Health insurance
  • Wellness bonuses
  • Great working environment
  • Bonuses and incentives to be established based on individual and company performance
  • Job Description and Requirements:
  • Design and Web Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with databases (MS SQL, Access, or similar)
  • Graphic Design experience (Adobe Creative Suite - primarily Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Social Media experience (preferably with business pages)
  • Web Development (more specifically using Dreamweaver)
  • Photography and Video Production experience (beneficial but not required)
  • IT Support: (experience a plus, but not required)
  • Programming Knowledge (PHP, XHTML, HTML, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript and/or other relevant programming languages)
  • Familiarity with databases (MS SQL, Access, or similar)
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • IP network
  • Ability to provide minor support for other company systems including VOIP phone system, networked HVAC system, and security systems would be a plus. Training would be provided.
  • Personal Qualifications:
  • Focused on producing quality results
  • Motivated
  • Creative
  • Hard-working
  • Dependable
  • Non-smoker
  • How to Apply:
  • If you feel you may be the right person for the E-Commerce Web Developer position, please send your cover letter and resume along with a paragraph or two telling us what makes you “the best person for the job”. Our e-mail address is . All inquiries shall be held strictly confidential.
  • Contact Information:
  • Company Name: Smart Retract
  • Website: SmartRetract.com
  • Email:
  • Location: 2530 Kerper Blvd. Dubuque, IA 52001

Manufacturing Technician
(No manufacturing experience necessary)
  • Overview:
  • The position of Manufacturing Technician will focus on the manufacturing and assembly of our line of innovative retractable products for home or business. A variety of tasks and responsibilities will be required, as described below. Located in Dubuque, Iowa, Smart Retract is a small but growing company with plans for continued expansion. The chosen candidate must be smart with an eye for quality, highly motivated, honest, dependable, and hard-working. In exchange, we offer good compensation and benefits, and an entrepreneurial environment where improvements and new innovations to methods, processes, and products are highly encouraged and rewarded. The candidate’s potential within the company is virtually unlimited.

  • The reason we say “No Experience Necessary” is because this is not your typical manufacturing position. This is an entrepreneurial company and we are willing to train the right person with the right attitude that is anxious to learn and grow.
  • Job Details:
  • Full time Manufacturing Technician position
  • 40 hours per week or more as needed
  • Great compensation offered (range depending on experience and capabilities)
  • Benefits:
  • Paid vacation
  • Retirement investment plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Health insurance
  • Wellness bonuses
  • Great working environment
  • Bonuses and incentives to be established based on individual and company performance
  • Job Description and Requirements:
  • Operate light and heavy equipment ranging from sewing and cutting fabric, hot air welding, pneumatic and electric hand tools, pallet jack, fork lift, and other manufacturing and assembly equipment
  • Assemble products and other general labor work as needed
  • Quality control and inspection
  • Track inventory and supplies
  • Ability to perform basic maintenance and repairs to equipment as needed
  • Familiarity with using computers, internet, office applications
  • Proficient at typing, editing, and proofreading
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks – but with excellent quality
  • Personal Qualifications:
  • Fast learner, able to think on your feet
  • Ambitious, with an entrepreneurial spirit – looking for fresh ideas!
  • Enjoy working with your hands and thinking outside-the-box
  • Creative, open-minded, and good problem solver
  • Able to work alone or as part of a team
  • Able to lift approximately 50 to 75 pounds
  • Must be safety conscious and adhere to safety regulations
  • Mechanical aptitude with ability to understand operations of equipment and be able to make adjustments in either process or technique to deliver a quality product
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently while maintaining high quality levels
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be a non-smoker
  • We don’t expect the candidate to be familiar with our processes. We will provide full training and coaching on our equipment and processes. We do expect the candidate to already have basic knowledge of tools and equipment; experience in manufacturing is not required.
  • How to Apply:
  • If you meet all the above requirements, please email a paragraph telling us why you are the best candidate for the job, along with your resume and cover letter to: . All inquiries shall be held strictly confidential.
  • Contact Information:
  • Company Name: Smart Retract
  • Website: SmartRetract.com
  • Email:
  • Location: 2530 Kerper Blvd. Dubuque, IA 52001


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