Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is looking to hire more than 100 people to work at its manufacturing operations in Pullman, Washington, and Lewiston, Idaho. The 100 percent employee-owned company will host an open house for job seekers interested in beginning their career at SEL as assemblers on Wednesday, March 23, from 3–8 p.m. at the SEL Event Center, 1825 Schweitzer Dr., Pullman, WA.
Attendees will have opportunities to learn about SEL and the assembler position. Members of the company’s Manufacturing and Human Resources teams will be on-hand to answer questions, conduct job interviews, review benefits with candidates and extend job offers the same day.
“The assembler position offers a great opportunity for people who like to work with their hands and minds to build products and solutions that make a positive difference in the world,” said Stacey Doty, chief people officer. “This event also offers people a great way to get their foot in the door of a great company serving a critical industry!”
With no experience necessary, assemblers receive a starting wage of $18 per hour with full benefits, including participation in SEL’s employee stock ownership plan. Assemblers receive comprehensive on-the-job training to learn how to accurately assemble, solder, inspect and test SEL products. They work with professionals throughout the company to identify creative methods for building products used by customers around the world.
“I didn’t know the first thing about electronic assembly when I started at SEL,” said Hannah Kolar, a senior assembler who joined SEL in June 2021. “I wondered if it might be repetitive, boring or have high complexity. But every day I’m seeing something new and learning something different; I feel challenged at a level that’s reachable, and I have new confidence in my ability to grow and learn.”
While many of the positions are available immediately, there is potential for start dates to occur later, including some to coincide with the spring graduation schedule for local universities and high schools.
For more information, visit selinc.com/open-house.