Employment at SAE International
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What is SAE International?
SAE International is a global association of 115,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE's core competencies are standards development and life-long learning, and through its charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, programs including A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series are supported.
Based in Warrendale, Pa., but with members in more than 100 countries throughout the world, the heart of SAE's mission is the creation of standards. Some 14,000 mobility industry experts donate time to serve on SAE committees.
In addition to standards, SAE also provides a wide range of professional-development courses and networking opportunities, helping industry meet the challenges of a global marketplace. Annually, SAE hosts more than 25 technical conferences that feature presentations, senior-executive panel discussions and professional development seminars. Its three premiere events include SAE World Congress, SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exhibition and the bi-annual SAE AeroTech Congress & Exhibition.
Annually, SAE produces 2,500 technical papers, 9,000 technical standards and 125 to 150 books. It also publishes Automotive Engineering International, Aerospace Engineering and Manufacturing, and SAE Off-Highway Engineering magazines.
SAE's A World in Motion provides students in grades K-12 the opportunity to work with engineers, creating projects referred to as "challenges." Volunteers from industry partner with students, providing hands-on instruction.
The Collegiate Design Series enables university students to apply classroom theory by designing and building vehicles ranging from hybrid cars to model aircraft. About 700 teams and 6,000 students from top U.S. engineering schools participate in the events. Nearly 600 teams and 6,500 students participate in events in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Africa.
While the SAE Foundation supports both of these programs (which have won the National Science Foundation's Public Service Award), in addition it funds awards and scholarships for aspiring engineers. The Foundation spends $400,000 annually to fund about 60 awards programs and 10 scholarships.
Our World Headquarters is located in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, just 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh at the juncture of I-79 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. At this location, we enjoy a suburban campus environment with a walking trail, exercise facilities, and free parking.
Our Automotive Headquarters is located in Troy, Michigan, 30 minutes north of Detroit. SAE Automotive Headquarters occupies the 16th and 17th floors of the majestic "National City Bank Building" (formerly 'Top of Troy') office tower on Big Beaver Rd. off I-75.
Our Detroit Office is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, 20 minutes west of Detroit, off 696 and Orchard Lake Road between 12 and 13 Mile, just south of the Weight Watchers Building.
Our Washington DC office is located in Suite 800 at 1200 G Street, NW, in downtown Washington DC. The office is centrally located and is adjacent to the 12th and G St. exit of Metro Center Station of the DC Metro subway system.
Our Europe (London) Office is a 2-minute walk from Baker Street tube station on the Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines. In addition, it is on several bus routes and there is direct road access via the A41. Situated close to Paddington with the high-speed Heathrow train route, and St. Pancras which operates the Eurostar.
What we have to offer
At SAE, we provide career growth and opportunities for positions in a number of disciplines such as marketing, sales, customer service, product development, finance, meeting planning, graphic design, technical writing and editing, information technology, and others.
SAE offers a team-oriented culture, competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including medical, vision, dental, 403(b) retirement plan, vacation, days of caring, tuition assistance, flexible hours, and business casual attire. EOE
To continue to be a respected and valued partner with the customers we serve and a positive, desirable organization to our current and prospective staff. To achieve this vision, all staff are committed to developing and using three core competencies: customer orientation/Voice of the Customer, Achievement Orientation, and Creativity - all critical to our continued success.
You will succeed at SAE if you are:
- a "big picture" thinker with an appreciation of how your job relates to SAE's overall success
- creative and innovative - you don't settle for "same old" instead you ask the question "what if?"
- a self-motivated individual who sees opportunities and is not afraid to take risks
- results-oriented - you are motivated by delivering a superior end-product, whatever it takes
- an open, honest communicator who realizes the value of offering and receiving feedback and sharing with your peers
- a person who involves all stakeholders as appropriate in discussions and prior to making decisions
- a team player who naturally empowers others and is willing to give and receive recognition for the team's achievements
- a person of high integrity who honors commitments and respects others
- customer-oriented, maintaining a "laser-like" focus on our customers and working to exceed their expectations of service and quality
and, perhaps most importantly,
Days of Caring
SAE will match volunteer time that the employee is willing to offer to those in need such as flood/hurricane victims, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Food Banks, and other volunteer organizations/situations. The company will then match the vacation/personal time with a "Day of Caring" up to a maximum of two (2) "Days of Caring" per calendar year.
Start! Fit-Friendly Company
SAE International is committed to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for our employees. SAE International is recognized as a 2012 Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association's Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program.
Some of the program offerings that have contributed to our achieving this recognition include:
- Establishing $70 reimbursement accounts to encourage employees to participate in wellness activities that maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Holding an Annual Poker Walk, a Walking Club, and a Runners Network to promote physical activity and to create awareness of outdoor walking trail
- Offering programs such as Highmark Lifestyle Returns "10,000 Steps", and a wide variety of "Lunch and Learn" wellness subjects.
- Others wellness programs worth mentioning include on-site massage therapists, pilates and yoga classes.
SAE’s employee recognition program is designed to recognize individual employees as well as teams of employees for achievements and efforts that go above and beyond what is typically expected and that support SAE’s Vision, Mission and Culture.
The award program consists of the following three awards:
Spotlight Award . . . the highest recognition award an employee can receive! This award is designed to recognize an individual employee with outstanding achievements and contributions in any one year both professionally and personally. The person eligible to receive this award is a role model of SAE’s culture and values, while contributing to the achievement of SAE’s Vision and Mission. Rounding out the employee’s eligibility is their contributions to the community or society outside of SAE. As an organization, we recognize that playing a role in positively impacting our communities and society contributes to an individual’s growth and development.
Achievement Award . . . the way to go award! This award recognizes SAE International individual employees as well as teams of employees for noteworthy achievements, primarily independent of an employee’s expected performance. These noteworthy achievements support and advance SAE’s Vision, Mission and Culture while resulting in increased SAE value to the customers, strengthened financial health and viability for SAE International, demonstrated initiative that drives forward progress, and/or results that are truly above the scope of expected performance.
Extra Effort Award . . . the “thank you” award! This award recognizes employees for extra effort put forth to help a co-worker, assist with a project, resolve an issue, etc. It is designed to provide a mechanism to say “thank you” and show appreciation for the extra effort expended.
The awards program is owned by SAE's senior leadership and administered out of SAE’s Human Resources department. Only employees in good standing from a performance perspective are eligible for these awards. Any award program may be suspended at any time by SAE’s Director of Human Resources.
SAE Application Options
Our preferred method of receiving resumes is through on-line applications. However, you can also send a resume via the following options:
Mail: 400 Commonwealth Drive Warrendale, PA 15096