Mission: Our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations as a high-quality, service-oriented chemical supplier. We will adapt quickly to the changing chemical needs of customers with a keen focus on technical expertise, teamwork, safety, profitability, and responsible care ...
Hawkins is a formulator, manufacturer, blender, distributor, and sales agent for thousands of industrial chemicals and reagent grade laboratory chemicals sold to municipalities and businesses throughout the Central United States.
Thousands of water treatment facilities, manufacturers, food and dairy producers, research labs and many other organizations depend on Hawkins for the chemical products they need. These products range from potassium carbonate to chlorine to FCC grade citrates and phosphates. Learn more about us:
Hawkins is headquartered in Roseville, Minnesota. Our facilities are located throughout the Central United States and receive, store, distribute and, in some cases, manufacture products.
Hawkins operates a fleet of trucks, trailers, tankers and tractors from our extensive warehouse facilities. The Hawkins delivery network, including our branch facilities, allows us to respond to special needs and requirements of our customers throughout our large delivery area.
From the moment we make contact with a customer or potential customer, we work to provide the best service possible–whether it’s arranging for a holiday delivery, making arrangements for unusual products, or simply just delivering on time, every time. The proof? Many of our customers have been with Hawkins for more than 20 years.
Get your career started at a Forbes Top 100 Small Company! We offer engaging employment opportunities with a fast growing company.
Customer Service. Hawkins works to provide the best service possible – where it’s arranging for a holiday delivery, making arrangements for rare products, or simply just delivering on time every time. Many of our customers have been with Hawkins for more than 20 years.
Safety. “Zero” Can be Done! Our philosophy is that the well-being of our company and customers is dependent on the safety of our workforce. No job is to be regarded as so urgent that the time cannot be taken to do it in a safe manner.
Hawkins is organized into three business segments.
Considering a career at Hawkins? Here’s what a few of our Water Treatment Group employees think you should know!
T.E. Warehouse – 4 months: “Hawkins is one of the best job opportunities that I have landed. The company really makes me feel like I am a part of a family. My Hawkins co-workers are fantastic and no matter who you call, they are willing to help you. The opportunity to grow in this company is endless! This is a job anyone would want to stick with, if you are looking for a stable long-term job.”
A.H. Branch Sales Manger – 25 years “Every day you learn something new that makes you a better professional even after 25 years.”
D.F. Branch Sales Manager – 15 years “It is a very goal-oriented job and if you reach your goals you are rewarded. You get to meet such a wide variety of people and your job is different every day. It is a great feeling going home knowing that you helped a community or business with a problem and you were able to come up with a solution.”
J.W. Regional Sales Manager – 17 years “Hawkins is truly a place where hard work and determination can pay off. I started my career with Hawkins over 17 years ago in an entry-level position. Since then, I have had several opportunities to advance my career. It is very rewarding working for a company that values its’ employees the way that Hawkins does.”
The Hawkins Water Treatment Group provides chemicals, equipment and solutions for drinking water, municipal and industrial wastewater, industrial process water, and non-residential swimming pool water.
Our Technical Route Sales Representatives work long days servicing their territory in this fast-paced, physical, indoor/outdoor position, and they take a lot of pride in their work. They help their customers solve problems and provide solutions. In addition, the sales reps:
This job provides an exciting career opportunity all by itself, with significant opportunity to increase earning potential. In addition, this position could be a stepping stone leading to promotional opportunities. Hawkins has a strong history of promoting from within. In fact, most of Hawkins Water Treatment Managers have come from within the ranks.
This position offers a lot of pluses and benefits:
See http://www.hawkinsinc.com/careers for posted positions and locations, and qualifications!
I have been working at Hawkins full-time (Less than a year)
Feels like a small company within a large company portfolio.
Great company culture of collaboration
Growing company and investing in the right areas
Very focused on improving and open to employee feedback
Not many standardized processes, which is an area for improvement now
Sales driven without considering other functional areas
Advice to Management
Support cross-functional resources and continue to drive process improvements
The interview was very relaxed, very general HR type interview questions on how you work with people. Asked how I work with prolonged times of sitting. The job did include a lot of sitting, which as a previous lab tech was a bit of a shock.