We're seeking experienced people to join our team of Control Panel Builders. Those who value a strong company culture, collaborative team
There are a lot of acronyms in the industrial industry. One prominent acronym we abide by at Knobelsdorff is GMP - or Good Manufacturing Practices. GMP was instituted by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) who monitors GMP regulations to ensure manufacturers, processes, and handlers of medical devices or equipment, drugs, food, and other regulated items adhere to practices that ensure safety of products. GMP regulations require a quality approach above all else, something at the very core of our business.
A lot of workplaces can look pretty much the same from the outside looking in. Usually, it's not until you're actually hired that you find out what a company is really like. So, how do you figure out if an electrical company is right for you before you accept the job? Here are five things to look for:
Knobelsdorff Electric is honored to be featured in this article from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. We are grateful for this opportunity to showcase how KEI provides complete automation and control system services to our customers. Check out the article to read how we are putting our name on the map with over 100 years of combined service in the automation and controls industry.
Whether you’re providing products, services, or a combination of the two, customers are looking for quality. And a big part of that is the ability to trust the companies they partner with to follow through. This is especially true in areas like controls and automation where issues or errors might not be as obvious.
How do you choose an industrial automation technology partner? Sure, there are a bunch of different variables to consider, but when it comes down to it, most industrial outfits want to work with controls and automation professionals who know what they’re doing, have the right skills and resources, and are going to listen to and help their customers.
Knobelsdorff Electric has been a family-owned company from the very beginning. And in the decades since this company first opened for business, those family principles and values have continued to guide it forward. Here’s a look at where Knobelsdorff Electric started, where we are now, and where the future will take us.
Just a few short months ago, we welcomed Knobelsdorff’s Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator, Padriac Casey (Pad). Of course, I wanted to give Pad a little bit of time to settle into his work before introducing him on the blog.
We have available jobs for journeyman electricians, and we’re looking for individuals who have the right qualities to join our growing company. You may have seen your fair share of electricians who work a little less than the rest of their crew. I can tell you, that’s not how it goes at Knobelsdorff Electric. Here are three things we look for when we’re hiring a journeyman electrician.
Now more than ever, having a job you look forward to going to can make a big impact. This can be anything from having a group of coworkers you get along with or working with a Project Manager who treats you like you’re your own person. In my experience, it’s safe to say that liking your job is quite the employee perk. And, it’s something we believe is very important.
At Knobelsdorff Electric, we have an expert team of Designers, Estimators, Project Managers, Foremen, and Electricians that are at the heart of our electrical services. Together, they can complete even the most demanding projects. Here’s a look at the electrical services we provide.
Here at Knobelsdorff Electric, we’re more than electricians. Sure, we are staffed with highly qualified Field Electricians who can take on the electrical needs for a wide range of clients, but that’s not all.
Now, I typically feature employees who’ve been with Knobelsdorff Electric for at least a few years, but that’s not the case for today. I’m introducing one of our newest hires, Corey. Corey is our newest controls engineer working out of our Eagan office.
We are proud to announce the completion of the Dundas Community Solar Garden. It was great to have Knobelsdorff Electric represented at the ribbon cutting.
Joe is a Project Manager on our solar projects. He joined the Knobelsdorff Electric team with 20 years of electrical experience, and now he’s been with us for just over two years. I took a few moments to ask Joe how he ended up working at Knobelsdorff and what keeps him here.
As we continue to grow, we’re always on the lookout for more leaders. We’re fortunate to have skilled workers filling our journeyman electrician jobs, and we're always on the lookout for electricians that have what it takes to become an electrical foreman. When we consider whether someone would make a good foreman, we look at how they complete the physical work, and we also look at how they function within their team. Here are three qualities that help a journeyman stand out and be considered for a foreman position.
Thaddeus earned his journeyman license in 2005, and he’s been with Knobelsdorff Electric for the past three years. I had the opportunity to ask Thaddeus about his experience with us and share a little bit about what it takes to be a Project Manager at Knobelsdorff Electric.
Are you an Electrical Engineer who’s looking for a change of pace? How about a job that excites you and challenges you? We’re on the lookout for an Electrical Engineer who can join our growing company.
As the HR Assistant and Recruiter for a growing company, I’ve had a front row seat to what makes Knobelsdorff Electric a great place to work. Not only do I get to speak to our employees about it, I also get to experience it myself. So, I took a moment to get in front of the camera and talk about why I came to work at Knobelsdorff Electric and why I think it’s a great place to build a career.
In the electrical industry, reputation is huge and word gets around. When customers work with industrial electrical contractors, they find out pretty quick how dedicated the employees, and the company as a whole, are to performing quality work.
Here at Knobelsdorff Electric, it’s no secret that we’re a family company. Since its humble beginnings in the 1980s, this company has been family owned and operated. We took a moment to film our CEO and President, Karl von Knobelsdorff, talking about the history of Knobelsdorff Electric. Watch it now:
Here at Knobelsdorff Electric, we provide electrical services to many different areas of industry. From food processing and residential work to milling and industrial solar work, it's safe to say we perform a large variety of work. And within those industries, we take on new projects and new challenges all the time. Here's a look at one of our newest projects.
There are a few long-time employees who’ve played a hand in shaping Knobelsdorff into the company it is today. And when I – or anybody else – talks about how great of a place Knobelsdorff is to work, those employees deserve their share of the credit. Shane is one of those employees.
Mitch joined the Knobelsdorff team a little over four years ago. The switch helped him shave about thirty minutes off of his daily commute, each way. Working closer to home is great, especially when you have three young kids at home.
For just about a year, Stacy has been Knobelsdorff Electric's Construction Coordinator. In that short time, she has helped our company grow and
So, I decided to ask a bunch of our employees to share why they love working at Knobelsdorff Electric. And there were a few things that came up more than once. Here’s a little bit of what they had to say.
Industrial Electricians at Knobelsdorff Electric work as a member of a team. Depending on the project, they’ll be a certain number of electricians working under the direction of a project manager. And while there is a lot of electrical work going on at Knobelsdorff, each project is different. We work within a variety of industries, and oftentimes, we develop custom electrical solutions for them. Because of this, our electricians regularly have opportunities to learn, develop, and practice new skills.
In a lot of jobs, there are two types of continuing education: the stuff you have to do and the stuff you want to do. At Knobelsdorff Electric, we help you with both. Here’s how continuing education works at KEI…
Industrial electrical work is where we got our start, but it’s far from the only thing we do. As Knobelsdorff Electric has grown over the years, we’ve expanded our services and the industries we serve. Our employees don’t just do one thing over and over again. They have the opportunity to apply their expertise to new projects and tackle new challenges.
Here’s a look at some of our additional services:
You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? What about a video? In order to give you a little something different, we got our President and CEO in front of the camera to share a little bit about why KEI is a great place to work. Check it out...
Working in Human Resources at Knobelsdorff Electric means I get the opportunity to work with a lot of our applicants before they join our company. I get to let people know more about how we work and what we do, and I get to answer a bunch of questions too. Here are the top four questions I get asked by potential new hires.
A lot of things at Knobelsdorff stay the same year over year. For instance, our company is family-owned, family-run, and merit-based. Those things are at the core of who we are, and they do not show any signs of changing. But there will be some newness in the coming year.
If I had to size up what to expect in 2018 in one word, I would choose "Growth."
I'd like to introduce you to Aiman, one of our Electrical Design Engineers. Aiman is responsible for developing and designing power distribution processes and lighting processes for the projects we work on. Additionally, she lends her talents to editing plans for our electricians and helping out any way she can.
Knobelsdorff is seeking applicants for electrical engineering positions. Below, I've outlined a brief overview of the available engineering positions at our company. Plus, I've included a little bit about us as a company.
The Project Managers at Knobelsdorff play an important role in taking our electrical projects from start to finish. They're involved from the design of the initial concept all the way through the execution and sign-off. Due to the continued growth of our company, Knobelsdorff is seeking qualified individuals to join our team as Project Managers.
Now, I know it can be difficult to decide where you would (and wouldn't) like to work. Getting a good idea of what a company is like when you're on the outside looking in isn't always easy. Since we have CAD designer jobs currently available at our company, we wanted to give you a clearer picture of what we're looking for, and at the same time give a window into what it's like to work with us.
An exciting workplace is pretty rare nowadays. So many people wake up each day, go to work on autopilot, put in eight hours and head home to spend what little time they have doing the things they actually care about. Because when every day is the same, work can become a routine that doesn't challenge or excite you.
Today, I'd like to introduce you to one of our Journeyman Electricians: Brian. Brian has worked as an electrician for 14 years and has been with Knobelsdorff for the past four years. Prior to joining our team, he was trying out different jobs and not finding a place he really wanted to stick with.
Apprentice electrician jobs are not all the same. The company you choose for your apprenticeship will have a big impact on how many skills you learn, what your experience in the industry will be and how well-rounded of an electrician you become.
Here at Knobelsdorff, our electrical apprenticeship program has a reputation for preparing some of the finest electricians in the field.
Individuals who are interested in becoming journeyman electricians need to complete an electrical apprenticeship first. Here's what it takes to become an apprentice, complete your apprenticeship and become an electrician.
Today, I'll be introducing you to Rich, our Controls Manager. Prior to joining our company, Rich worked as a subcontractor, and he hadn't found a company where he wanted to build his career. But he saw something different at Knobelsdorff.
Knobelsdorff Electric is a family-owned company. Because of this, we understand how strong and supportive family ties can be, which is why Knobelsdorff employees are family, too. Today, I'd like to introduce you to one of our employees: Brandon, Senior Project Manager.
You don't need to be an electrician to work at Knobelsdorff. We currently have multiple careers available for electrical engineers and electrical techs who have different levels of experience. Whether you are practically trained, a tech school graduate or hold a Bachelor's degree, we have something for you.
Each of the electrical tech and electrical engineering positions we have available at Knobelsdorff require a different level of education and experience. Here's a brief look at what we're looking for from our applicants for each position.
When it comes to industrial electrical work, working at Knobelsdorff is a completely different experience. From the environment we work in, to the advancement opportunities available, I can honestly say I've never seen a place quite like it. If you're looking, we are currently hiring for multiple industrial electrical jobs. If you'd like to know why Knobelsdorff is a great place to work, here are four reasons:
If you're on the lookout for a career with great pay, high demand and long-term security, becoming an electrician might be the right path for you. Industrial electrician jobs are on the rise, and the demand for skilled, hard-working electricians is only expected to grow.
Electrical engineering jobs might look like they're everywhere, but how many of them are entry-level? It can be disheartening to search entry-level electrical engineering jobs only to find positions requiring years of experience on top of formal education and training. But, if you take note of the tips listed below, you can seriously increase your odds.
This company has a strong reputation with our clients and our community for doing excellent work. As that reputation continues to grow, so does our workload. In order to continue meeting current demands and take on new projects, we need to grow our team.
Regardless of their size or business model, the majority of companies want to hire honest, hardworking people with appropriate, job-related skills. This goes for corporate companies and family-owned companies alike.
A merit shop is known for being based on competition, but what does that really mean? When it comes to industrial electrical jobs, a merit shop comes with a different set of opportunities. Sure, it's not for everyone, but it might be for you. So, what benefits set merit shops apart? Here are three:
Here at Knobelsdorff, we have great employees. They work hard, have fun and uphold the strong reputation we have in the regions we serve. And because of that reputation, our company is growing. We have more and more clients and customers needing our services, and we need more skilled, hardworking employees on our team.
Our congratulations to the Hearth & Home Technologies Charitable Giving Committee for another successful Charitable Golf Event! The September event raised over $17,000 which is being split between The Wounded Warrior Project and Mayo Clinic's Melanoma Research Program for the Minnesota area.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that Knobelsdorff Electric has achieved the Platinum level of ABC’s prestigious Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) for 2015.