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Admin Assistant

Location: Novato, CA

We are looking for an Admin Assistant to join our Novato, CA office! 

ACCO Engineered Systems has been annually recognized by a national industry magazine as one of the top-10 specialty contractors in the United States, and the leader in its mechanical contracting field for the Western United States. We have a diverse environment of skilled professionals - field construction workers, engineering, project managers, service technicians, and supporting staff - who collaborate together and make ACCO an engaging place to work.

We are looking for someone with exceptional customer communication skills to join as an Administrative Assistant. Under the direction of the Branch Manager, this position is responsible for providing administrative support for the Office. Primary tasks including, but are not limited to the coordination of details with vendors, document administration, organizing vendor lists and files, and the preparation of purchase orders.


  • General administrative duties such as typing and photocopying general correspondence including letters, proposals, presentations, reports, agreements, contracts, and memos from notes or dictation.
  • Develop, edit, copy, assemble work products, which include (but are not limited to): proposals, submittals, maintenance manuals, presentation packages, marketing materials, etc.
  • Schedule meetings, including rooms and caterers (where applicable)
  • Sending and/or distributing various correspondence via U.S. mail, fax, messenger, U.P.S., Federal Express, and email, etc.
  • Maintain accurate filing system and project document control.
  • Take and transcribe meeting notes.
  • Make travel arrangements as needed.
  • Maintain department office environment and replenish office supplies. This can include filing and archiving of project materials.
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
  • Updating or assisting with the development of ACCO standards as directed by the department head
  • Developing and distributing submittal books whether electronic or hard copy under the direction of a PM
  • Developing and distributing turn over packages under the direction of a PM
  • Developing and distributing pressure testing logs under the direction of a PM



  • Extensive computer knowledge:
    • Microsoft Office including MS Word and MS Excel Word
    • Able to utilize applications on handheld devices
    • Able to utilize Google applications including Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs.
    • Internet – Provide detailed data searches and online applications (e.g. Fed Ex Delivery and ordering of products).
    • Able to edit works in Adobe Writer or similar programs
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize data
  • Able to demonstrate consistent and reliable attendance.
  • Preferred, but not required: two-plus years of experience in the construction and/or contracting industry in an administrative support position.
  • Able to learn new programs and processes.
  • Demonstrated experience with producing and editing work product documents with accuracy.
  • Well organized with the ability to multitask between several projects delegated by multiple parties.
  • Demonstrated experience as a team player and able to achieve assigned performance goals.
  • Ability to handle pressure and hectic pace.
  • Ability to work overtime when required.
  • Regular and routine attendance.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee may regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Distance vision.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
  • The employee is regularly required to walk and sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl (for purposes of filling photocopier/printers).
  • As the employee maintains and orders supplies the employee is occasionally required to reach above shoulder height to access storage cabinets and mail cubicles.

Our ideal person will have all these in addition to everything listed above:

  • OUTSTANDING COMMUNICATION SKILLS in addition to maintaining an open line of communication with employees throughout the organization, you'll demonstrate excellent communication skills, including good phone and email etiquette.
  • APPRECIATION FOR DIVERSITY you already demonstrate respect and you highly value the variety of cultures and talents that make up ACCO.
  • INNOVATION although we have a great team and effective processes in place, we feel that there is always room for improvement, and we'll look to you to be creative as you partner with stakeholders to evaluate our operations, solve ongoing issues, and develop even better systems.
  • STRONG APTITUDE for learning and developing new systems and programs.
  • GOING THE EXTRA MILE ability to work overtime, as needed.
  • WORK MANAGEMENT possess the ability to work in a high paced environment with the ability to prioritize tasks.


  • ESOP – Employee Stock Ownership Program. An exciting benefit from ACCO to you, free of cost.
  • Company Culture of Excellence – Here at ACCO, we are flexible and foster creativity
  • Competitive Time Off including PTO, Sick Time, and Personal Time
  • Education Reimbursement Program for career development
  • United Way is our philanthropy program. We give back to the community, and we have fun while doing it! ACCO has fundraising events such as raffles and bingo throughout the year.
  • Competitive benefits package and 401k


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Why join ACCO? ACCO Engineered Systems is one of the largest mechanical contractors in the country. Since 1934, owners and builders have selected ACCO to design, install, and maintain more than 250,000 mechanical projects. ACCO is dedicated to the design, fabrication, installation, maintenance and service of commercial and industrial HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, process piping, and building automation systems. Whether your project is a low or high-rise office building, a shopping mall, hospital, semi-conductor fabrication facility or pharmaceutical manufacturing plant…ACCO can design, build, install, and maintain a mechanical system to meet your needs

Here at ACCO, we are a part of something bigger. Just ask our customers: California Academy of Sciences, L.A. Live, and San Francisco 49ers Stadium. While we have been around for 80+ years, we continue to grow at a dynamic pace. And we are looking for talented individuals to join our team. To read more about us, check out our ABOUT US section with current news and events.

ACCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA M/F/V/D. We proudly hire U.S. Military Veterans, and those qualified are encouraged to apply.

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ACCO will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment.

At this time, ACCO is unable to provide visa sponsorship.

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