We are at the heart of every place that matters. As a leading global provider in the access solutions market for schools, banks, airports, hospitals, hotels, and many more, we enable seamless movement within secure, safe, and sustainable places. Our work is IMPORTANT. YOU are important. We provide our people with the tools to shape their careers for growth. With around 16,000 employees worldwide, EVERY team member contributes to our mission and can make a positive difference. By working as one global team, we continue growing the business, growing together, and growing ourselves. Build your career with us!

Specification Writer

Remote USA, US

Sep 13, 2023



dormakaba is seeking a remote Specification Writer to join its Architectural Services team. This role will report directly to the Specification Writer Production Manager and will work closely with internal team members. The Specification Writer is responsible for writing architectural specifications to support end users, architects, and design build firms. They will support the entire portfolio of dormakaba’s solutions and products; interacting with architects, contractors, and owners throughout the process of developing solutions.


HIRING SALARY RANGE: $85,000 - $105,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.) This position includes a competitive benefits package.  Please visit our career site for more information on benefits.



  • Provide project specifications covering the entire portfolio of dormakaba products, solutions, and services within all of the North American businesses.
  • Ensure that all specs written are designed with the appropriate solutions for the facility and the specific functions of the end user/owner
  • Responsible for ensuring that all specifications meet relevant building codes and local codes that are applicable to the project
  • Prepare catalog cuts and product specific information as requested by the architect
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to Architectural Sales Representatives
  • Write and post all specifications on the approved platform
  • Work with field sales as necessary to create strong RFA’s in order to displace competitive solutions
  • Develop and nurture relationships with Project Architects (PA) to ensure recurring opportunities
  • Maintain current compliance with AHC, CSI, and AIA certifications
  • Maintain and improve current knowledge dormakaba’s solutions and products




  • 8+ years’ experience in the door and hardware industry
  • Experience coordinating project requirements with architects and field sales professionals
  • Must have 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.
  • Must have experience writing specifications within the relevant sections of CSI’s Master Format Division 8, 10, and 28. 




  • Associate degree; technical/vocational school degree or equivalent
  • Current AHC certification
  • Project management skills
  • Strong knowledge of security integration systems preferred
  • Knowledge of industry specific software
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
  • Bluebeam PDF software experience preferred




  • Taking Care of our Employees on Day One with Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance coverage options.  No waiting periods!
  • Your health is our priority, we offer Medical Wellness Programs to aid in your well-being.
  • Vacation and Personal Time Off
  • We support your growing family; we provide Parental Leave for Moms and Dads!
  • Wisely plan for your future with our 401k Matching plan beginning on Day One.
  • Supporting your career development with our Tuition Reimbursement Program.
  • Robust culture supporting internal advancement with our Learn and Grow Program.  
  • Discover your best attributes using CliftonStrengths to pave the way for success at dormakaba.
  • 24/7 access to over 15,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to assist in your professional development and to expand on your individual interests.
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Voluntary Legal Insurance
  • Unlimited Referral Reward Bonuses
  • Corporate Discounts for shopping, travel and more!




Our work is IMPORTANT. YOU are important. At schools and universities, in stadiums, airports, hospitals and workplace; for every place that matters. We provide safety, security, and sustainability, providing people with the tools to shape their careers for growth. EVERY team member contributes to our mission and can make a positive difference. Our culture focuses on Growing the Business, Growing Together and Growing Ourselves. We are a global company with more than 16,000 employees worldwide giving you endless opportunities for growth and advancement.


Learn why our employees enjoy working for dormakaba: dormakaba Testimonials



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