Hiring the Right People

Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in UEA Blog

To be a part of the United Equipment Accessories (UEA) engineering team, it takes more than technical qualifications and a good engineering background. For our department, and any position at UEA, the prospective candidate needs to embody our core values.

Daniel Hanawalt, our Business Development Manager, referenced the UEA core values in a post, which I have outlined below:

  • Care: UEA staff cares about customers, fellow employees, suppliers, the community and themselves.
  • Hardworking & Dedicated: UEA staff has a “can do” attitude, does the job with integrity and goes above and beyond.
  • Creative Problem Solver: UEA staff is innovative, thinks about “what if”, is engaged and knows that a mistake does not mean failure.
  • Knowledge Seeker: UEA staff seeks knowledge to improve our products and processes with close attention to detail.

During our interview process we ask specific questions to determine if the candidates meet these critical core values. We don’t hire just anyone that may look good on paper. We hire individuals that are genuine in their responses and who have specific examples that show they truly meet our core values. 

This may make the hiring process a bit longer, but the rewards for waiting to land the prospect that has all the right values is well worth it in the long run for synergy in the department and to ensure quality people will meet the needs of our customers.   

United Equipment Accessories Engineering Department

Our Engineering Department                                  

Over the last year, the Engineering Department has welcomed six new faces - four full-time employees and two college interns. One employee, who already embodied our values, was promoted from the shop floor and has already been a tremendous asset for the department. The other new employees had to convincingly explain how they embody our core values in their interview. Since then, I can confidently say that they all have fit in nicely to the UEA environment and have also made significant contributions to the department since their arrival.

I am proud to say that over that last year we have truly hired the right people. If you feel you would be a good fit for one our UEA’s open positions, please stop in to fill out an application, download an application from our website, or email hr@uea-inc.com.

Thor Larson

Engineering Manager