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Specification Writer

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46250

May 26, 2023



dormakaba is seeking a Remote Specification Writer to join our Commercial Excellence team! This position is responsible for writing architectural specifications to support end users, architects, and design build firms. The specification writer will support the entire portfolio of dormakaba’s solutions and products including automatic doors and interior glass systems. This person will interact with architects, contractors, and owners throughout the process of developing solutions, publishing specifications, complying with owner’s standards, and managing the submittal process.


HIRING SALARY RANGE: $80,000 - $90,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.) plus Sales Incentive Program. This position includes a competitive benefits package. Please visit our career site for more information on benefits.




  • Provides project specifications covering the entire portfolio of dormakaba products, solutions, and services across all North American businesses
  • Engages with architects, end users, and design build firms including facilitating presnetations and training sessions
  • Writes specifications within the relevant sections of CSI’s master format division 8, 10, and 28
  • Ensures that all specs written are designed with the appropriate solutions for the facility and the specific functions of the end user/owner
  • Ensures that all specifications meet relevant building codes and local codes that are applicable to the project
  • Prepares catalog cuts and product specific information as requested by the architect
  • Provides guidance and technical assistance to Architectural Sales Representatives
  • Writes and posts all specifications on the approved platform
  • Works with field sales as necessary to create strong RFA’s to displace competitive solutions
  • Develops and nurtures relationships with Project Architects (PA) to ensure recurring opportunities
  • Maintains current compliance with AHC, CSI, and AIA certifications
  • Maintains and improve current knowledge dormakaba’s solutions and products




  • Associate degree; technical/vocational school degree or equivalent preferred
  • 8+ years’ experience in the door, door hardware or glass (interior/exterior) industry preferred
  • Current AHC certification is preferred




  • Candidates who embrace dormakaba’s core values will be most successful in our organization: Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance
  • Team player and strong collaborator
  • Problem solver (always brings solutions, enjoys challenges)
  • Dependable (reliable and follows through on commitments)
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing while projecting empathy with and influencing across a wide audience spectrum
  • Professional courage and commitment to design the best specification for the owner
  • High degree of professional curiosity and effort to stay current on trends within the industry as well as evolving sales and marketing trends across all industries
  • Strong knowledge of security integration systems preferred
  • Previous knowledge of automatic doors, the differences between door types or an understanding of interior glass products preferred
  • Knowledge of industry specific software
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
  • Bluebeam PDF software experience preferred
  • Meets deadlines and sets priorities effectively
  • Proven knowledge of IBC-International Building Code, NFPA 101-Life Safety, NFPA 80-Fire Doors and Frames, NFPA 105 and all ADA-Americans with Disabilities Act compliance regulations
  • Ability to navigate sustainability program issues (LEED, LBC, Green Globes) a plus




  • An opportunity to work in global company with a family culture and strong core values (Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance)
  • Competitive pay with great benefits options (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance, 401k), Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay
  • Career fulfillment with growth and development opportunities 
  • Employee discounts (online discounts for shopping, travel, insurance etc.) and much more!
  • Free Access to LinkedIn Learning



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