Big Gains With Better Training

The success of Automation Engineering Co. depends on the quality of our operators. As a world-leading provider of material handling equipment for the tube and pipe industry, we have a passionate commitment to reliability and safety and to elevate our operators to higher levels of proficiency.

At AEC, we employ a large team of engineers and skilled craftsman in a 60,000-square-foot facility, and yet, we maintain high job satisfaction and low staff turnover rates. In 2014, we were named one of the top 25 “Best Places to Work in South Carolina” with 15 to 249 employees.

One of the keys to our success is adequate training. You have to provide the tools for success. Here’s how we do it:

Delegating Proper Supervision

Training begins with the trainer. Too often companies turn to the supervisor who has the most available time. At AEC, we’ve gone from one supervisor responsible for the shop floor to three, each responsible for a different area – fabrication, machining and electrical. We’ve also taken the steps to ensure that our supervisors have the necessary skills to successfully train new hires.

Fostering a Learning Environment

While many organizations understand the importance of ongoing training and continuing education, best practices fall on deaf ears if you don’t have a quality learning environment. Employees learn things differently. Some are visual or auditory learners, while others are more tactical and require hands-on experience. We aim to make learning fun and enjoyable, and solicit feedback from our employees on how we can improve.

Reasonable Expectations

It’s easy to over-promise and under-deliver when it comes to training a new employee. As a result, quality most often suffers. There’s a greater chance your speed to market also declines in the long run. At AEC, we aim to set reasonable timeframe goals. Confident employees lead to greater proficiencies.

Careers at AEC

All submitted applications are reviewed and evaluated based on skills, education and experience. For application instructions, visit our Careers Page.