FAQs

COMMON QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Have a question? This is a great place to start! Below are the most commonly asked questions when it comes to applying for a career at SJE. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact our team at recruiting@sjeinc.com.

How can I apply for a job at SJE?
The easiest way is to apply online right here on our website. In addition, you can email your resume to recruiting@sjeinc.com. Due to the volume of applications we receive, applying online is preferred for more efficient review.

What is the application process like?
Typically, we will review your information and if we are interested, we will contact you within two weeks from the time we receive your information. Interviews may be on-site at one of our locations, over the phone, or through video conferencing. If you have not been contacted within two weeks, we have likely chosen to keep your information on file for a future opportunity. Due to our commitment to finding the best employees to join our quality workforce, our recruiting process can take several weeks. You will be contacted through email when we have filled or closed the position.

As part of the SJE hiring process, a background check may be conducted in which information about you is obtained through personal interviews, reference checks, skill assessments, and education transcripts, as well as information gathered from other sources. This investigation may include verifications regarding your past employment, education, criminal records, motor vehicle records, personal references, and other job-related data. If granted an interview, you will be asked to sign a release form authorizing SJE to conduct a background check as described above.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance or sexual orientation, disability or status as Vietnam Era or special disabled veteran in accordance with federal law. In addition, SJE complies with applicable state and local laws regarding all of its employment practices.

What happens to my application/resume once it is received?
Once we receive your application, it is reviewed by our Human Resources team and the hiring manager of the department to which you are applying. They will contact you to schedule an interview or notify you when the position has been filled.

Once my application/resume is received, how will I know my status?
Checking your application status is fast and easy with our online jobs portal. Simply log in to your profile to check the status.

How long does my information remain on file?
We keep your application/resume on file for a period of one year from the date received.

Where are all of your locations?
SJE has eight locations across the USA/Canada and Asia. Corporate headquarters are locations in Detroit Lakes, MN, with additional manufacturing facilities located in New Hope, MN; Plymouth, MN; Milford, OH; Ashland, OH; Clearwater, FL; Vacaville, CA; and Suzhou, China.

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What does ESOP mean?
We are proud to be 100% employee owned—in fact, we were the 2017 National Employee Owned Company of the Year! ESOP stands for “Employee Stock Ownership Plan,” and is one of the biggest benefits of working at SJE. It’s part of what makes us who we are.

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Why would I enjoy working at SJE?
At SJE, our motto is “integrity in all we do.” We live by our strong values and have a company culture rooted in employee ownership. When you join SJE, you become an employee owner, meaning you share in the success of the company with your fellow owners. This gives us a level of teamwork and transparency unique to ESOP companies.

In addition, we have competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for growth. You’ll be doing rewarding work in an important industry. We also like to have fun, with many events throughout the year, including ESOP week where we celebrate our success together.

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