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Barr Engineering Company
4300 MarketPointe Drive, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55435

Phone: 952-832-2600

Fax: 952-832-2601
Toll free: 800-632-BARR (2277)
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Description of Company

Barr is an engineering consulting company that integrates engineering and environmental expertise to help clients develop, manage, and restore natural resources across the nation and the world. Today, we have nearly 800 staff across the U.S and Canada who work with clients in the mining, power, refining, and manufacturing industries and all levels of government. We have been employee owned since 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s.

Why Choose Barr?

At Barr, we strive to be the premier firm in our market. If you are looking for an employee-owned company that fosters a collaborative environment where you are surrounded by intelligent colleagues with an emphasis on client service, the ability to work on challenging projects, and a place where our employee's safety is a top priority, Barr is the place for you. We offer both mentor and coaching programs that give our employees the ability to help further develop and grow their careers, along with the opportunity for volunteering and community involvement. We also offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package.


This part time (20 hours a week) position will provide reception and front desk support at Barr’s Grand Rapids office noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

Tasks include answering phones, relaying messages, greeting visitors, coordinating meetings, and clerical activities such as faxing, copying, scanning and sending and receiving bulk packages. This position will also provide meeting set-up support; assist with office equipment use and maintenance; track and order office supplies; and office organization.

This position may also include local delivery of reports or samples; scanning, maintaining and organizing project files; creation of .pdf files; and other duties as necessary to support office staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1 year of experience in a receptionist role
  • Basic experience using MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong listening skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and task follow-through
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new skills
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise
  • An attitude and desire to help the office be successful
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Motivation with emphasis on providing high quality service to office staff
  • Ability to occasionally lift 40-lb. boxes and move office furniture
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of personalities
  • Flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules to help meet office needs
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years of experience in a comparable position

Barr Engineering Co. reserves the right to consider other legitimate, non-discriminatory factors that are not specifically listed.

We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 
Barr strives to make accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance with completing the application process, please call 952-832-2600, or toll free at 800-632-2277.
Barr is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status. 

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