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Now Hiring Estimator/PM for Commercial & Industrial

Schaeffer Electric Company is looking to hire a new Estimator.  This position requires a self-motivated individual who brings a strong work ethic and is results driven.

Estimator Responsibilities:
Perform take-offs, formulation of proposals and final bidding of all types of construction including but not limited to hospitals, schools, industrial facilities, and commercial buildings.

  • 3 plus years’ experience in the electrical industry.
  • College degree preferred or experience in industry
  • Possess superior skills in computer estimating and spreadsheet programs such as McCormick.
  • Proven background with RFIs, Cost estimates hard bids, negotiating, material take-offs, and reading blue prints.
  • Ability to layout branch circuiting; to read and understand contract documents, drawings and specifications.
  • Have an understanding of general electrical design and engineering concepts and have an overall general knowledge of electrical material costs.

Pre-construction Responsibilities

  • Procure subcontractors, based on pre-determined requirements, to manage through completion of construction.
  • Collaborates with construction team to prepare, review and monitor information and reports related to all costs involved in developing the budget for the project.
  • Manage sub-contractor relationship, which includes, but not limited to, initial scope and proposal review, developing final proposal based upon agreed scope of work.
  • Develop plan to comply with, and report, Minority Business Entity requirements for the project, as required.
  • Collaborate with developer, subcontractors, municipal entity, equipment suppliers, and site specific construction suppliers to develop a timeline for delivery and completion of milestones prior to project start-up.
  • Provide a complete document turnover to a project manager.


  • Competitive Salary
  • 401K
  • Health
  • Holidays

Please send your prepared resume to Justin Kohlman at

Now Hiring Residential Estimator/Project Manager

Schaeffer Electric Company is looking to hire a new Residential Estimator/Project Manager. Salesmanship is a must in this position and perspective candidates should have 3-5 years of estimating experience to apply. We are looking to hire immediately.  Please send your prepared resume to Laura Hoeing at

CEO Dan Schaeffer Completes Term as NECA District VP

Dan Schaeffer, CEO, recently completed his four year term on NECA’s National Executive Committee as 7th District Vice President.  The 7th District is comprised of NECA contractors located in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas.

President Chettle Elected to NECA St. Louis Board of Directors

SEC President, Tim Chettle, was elected to the Board of Directors of St. Louis Chapter NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association).  Tim was installed at the annual Chapter Dinner on January 25, 2014 and will serve a three year term.

Complete – Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis High-Speed Balance Facility

See our new portfolio entry.

Robert (Bob) J. Schaeffer

We were saddened to receive the news last week of the passing of Bob Schaeffer on May 4.  Bob was the 4th oldest of the 17 Schaeffer children born to Carl and Eulalia Schaeffer.  After serving in the US Navy during the Korean War, Bob joined the family company in 1955 and worked as an electrician, estimator and Service Department  Manager before retiring in 1992.  He was also a co-owner of the Company from 1969-1988.  Bob was very dedicated to the success of Schaeffer Electric and would often stop by after his retirement just to make sure that things were running smoothly.  Quick with a smile and a laugh, Bob will be missed.

President’s Message

Wow!  Has this year flown by!

As I begin my second year as President, I am thankful for so much and wanted to share a few thoughts as Schaeffer Electric continues to move forward.

We are now already two months in to our Fiscal Year 2013, and we’re off to a great start. Shortly, Schaeffer will begin work on a ‘spin cell’ which balances high speed turbines – one of only a few in the world. It’s unique to say the least, and we look forward to working with MD&A and Tarlton in building the facility. Vital projects for Mercy, Webster University, Elantas and others are ongoing.

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Laura’s Surgery

All the employees at Schaeffer Electric are thankful for a successful knee surgery for Laura Hoeing yesterday.  She will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers for a quick and painless recovery. We can’t wait to have you back Laura!

Schaeffer Electric Co., Inc. Promotes Chettle to President

Photo of Timothy J. Chettle, President of Schaeffer Electric

Schaeffer Electric Co., Inc. has promoted Timothy J. Chettle to president. Making the announcement was Daniel G. Schaeffer, immediate past president of the firm. Schaeffer now serves as chief executive officer and oversees business development.

In his new position, Chettle manages all day-to-day business operations.

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