Lincoln Industries® is the largest and most diverse privately held metal finishing company in North America. Using their expertise in finishing, manufacturing, customer relations, quality, supply chain management, and innovation we are making great brands such as Harley-Davidson, Peterbilt, Kenworth, John Deere, Polaris, Navistar, Khrome Werks, and Lincoln Chrome better.
How to Get Hired
We asked Lincoln Industries for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Lincoln Industries has a model of selection – Fit, Talent and Skill.
The Fit component is a person’s alignment with our set of Beliefs and Drivers. This core set of business values ranges from statements like “Our people and their unique individual talents are valued,” ”Honesty is essential in all transactions,” “Productivity improvement is a continuous process,” and “A safe working environment is our commitment to each other.”
Talent are those things that we do well naturally and gain intrinsic satisfaction doing. We want people to use their talents every day so they are happier at work and we get the best out of our people.
Last is skill. Skills are acquired through time, effort, education and training. Many roles require a certain amount of skills, but some positions require very little and we can teach and train in-house.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Candidates that really stand out are those that show initiative. This could be by calling, emailing, writing a compelling cover letter, using a shared connection to make an introduction or striking up conversation at a networking event. In addition, a great candidate typically has done their research to have an intelligent conversation about the work we do and comes armed with good questions to an interview. It is obvious very early on in a scheduled conversation with a candidate how much effort they have put into learning about our company and even the job they are applying for. Those that have gone to great efforts to learn about us are always those that rise to the top.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are always focused on our “technical” recruitment. These positions range from entry level to subject matter experts to leadership and are within our Production or Operations teams. We will also inevitably be searching for a few engineers – particularly mechanical, manufacturing or industrial programs.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Step 1 should always be researching. Talk to people in the community, current or former Lincoln Industries’ people, use our website – there is a lot of great information online. If the company, culture, industry and open position feels like a great fit apply online!