Known worldwide in the stainless steel industry, Paul Mueller Company, headquartered in Springfield, Missouri for more than 80 years, provides employees a global work experience. “This means our coworkers get the chance to experience diverse languages, work styles and customers from all around the world,” said Jennifer Hohensee, HR manager. To continue with a legacy of employee dedication to industry leading products and world class customer service, Paul Mueller Company focuses on key areas to attract the right talent.
'The team at Paul Mueller Company shares an internal commitment to create long term change through acceptance, inclusion and kindness. In 2020, the company began formal diversity and inclusion training for all 650 employees in its Springfield and Iowa locations with plans to continue expanding this dialogue and training in the years to come. The ultimate goal is to be a positive influence on coworkers, internal culture and our commitments to each other.
Employees can work full time and get their education all in one place through support of the company’s tuition reimbursement program. Paul Mueller Company also offers on the job training and mentorship through its free onsite welding and grinding school. As employees finish the onsite classes they have the opportunity to promote and grow within the company.
“We want to help everyone strike a good work-life balance and plan for retirement respectively,” said Hohensee. Mueller provides work from home opportunities for those whose work can be accomplished remotely. Employees receive 10 paid holidays each year and a 401(k) matching program. Employees and their families also have access to a free onsite Mercy health clinic four days a week.
PMC Cares is an employee support program for employees experiencing difficulties. PMC Cares also has an employer charitable arm that donates to local nonprofits. “Our team truly cares for one another and our community,” said Hohensee.
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