Careers at SEL

A Mission That Matters. A Place to Grow.

SEL is an internationally recognized designer and manufacturer of products that protect and control electric power systems worldwide. We are problem solvers, inventors, and doers. At SEL, you can support a mission that truly matters and create a career that maximizes your full potential.

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Engineering Jobs

Our engineers invent, improve, and implement cutting-edge technologies that make electric power systems safe and reliable. Work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry.

Manufacturing Jobs

Our world-class products are built and supported by teams of dedicated, detail-oriented people in assembly, quality control, process improvement, and more.

Business Jobs

From sales and marketing to finance, human resources, supply chain, and more, our business teams work in a fast-paced, globally minded environment with a rewarding set of challenges.


All our internship positions are paid and give you the experience you need to be a top job candidate in your field. We offer internships within every facet of our business: marketing, engineering, human resources, and more. Our goal is to turn internships into SEL careers.

What Does SEL Do?

Electric power is everywhere. From critical, life-saving operations to everyday tasks like cooking a meal, lighting our homes, and even connecting with friends, electric power has enhanced nearly every aspect of life today. All of this is made possible by the electric power grid—a complex system of generators, wires, transformers, and substations.

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How It Works

From the generation source, high-voltage electricity travels great distances along transmission lines through a series of substations until it reaches communities, where it gets distributed to homes, schools, businesses, and more.

The devices we make at SEL are embedded in this network—protecting the flow of power at every stage. They prevent blackouts; help restore power faster if it goes out; add cybersecurity, automation, and communication; and incorporate new, cutting-edge technologies that we invent here at SEL.

Find Your Purpose

When electric power is safe and reliable, it changes people's lives. Our culture empowers individuals—like you—to support this mission, every day. We are 100 percent employee-owned, which means it is every employee’s responsibility and opportunity to make our company as successful as possible.


The health and wellbeing of our employees and their families is important to us as a company. The benefits listed below are just a snapshot of what we offer. No matter where you are in the world, we are committed to offering outstanding benefits to our employees.

Employee Ownership

As part of a long-term strategy for sustained growth, stability, and customer focus, SEL became an employee-owned company in 1994 and transitioned to 100 percent employee ownership in 2009. SEL employee owners are committed to improving processes, making decisions, developing new ideas, and taking the company in new directions. SEL is also proud to offer an employee stock ownership program for employees in the United States.

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

SEL values the health of our employees. That’s why we continually strive to provide the best health insurance possible. SEL offers localized benefit plans and options to meet your individual needs, paying a high portion of the overall premiums for medical, dental, and vision care. SEL also pays the premiums for life insurance, AD&D insurance, short-term disability benefits, and long-term disability benefits.

Employee Assistance Program

Our Employee Assistance Program is a voluntary program that offers free and confidential assistance to employees and their families in identifying, managing, and resolving personal and work-related issues that may affect job performance or quality of life. The program provides counseling, education, legal advice, and consultation services to improve job performance, health, and the wellbeing of the employee and their family. These services are available in your language 24/7, 365 days a year.

Career Development

We provide employees with careers, not jobs. That’s why we developed our Path to Your Future program, available to all SEL employees. The program is flexible and provides diverse opportunities to support continuous career development for employees at different stages in their careers.

Travel Protection Insurance

SEL provides employees traveling outside of their home countries with travel protection insurance. This insurance includes medical assistance as well as evacuation, travel, and personal assistance. This benefit is available when traveling on company business as well as for leisure or personal travel.

Wellbeing Program

The goal of our wellbeing program is to empower SEL employees and their families by supporting a healthy lifestyle, helping them reach their maximum wellness potential, and enhancing their overall quality of life. Benefits include discounted access to fitness centers, annual flu shots, and health screening for you and your family. SEL offers wellness programs that focus on fun, health, and education.

SEL supports our families through a range of leave options. We provide vacation and sick time as well as leave for special situations, like an employee’s own serious health condition, caring for a family member, or welcoming a new child.

SEL has grown to include several state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and offices around the world.

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SEL is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information on EEO at SEL, view our EEO Policy Statement or your EEO rights under the law.

SEL strives to offer equitable pay to all employees, and we will not discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about or discussed the pay for a given role. Read more about our pay transparency and nondiscrimination provision.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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