Schneider Electric to hire 66 for new Fairfield location
Posted by Schneider Electric on December 8th, 2017
Schneider Electric is expanding its Butler County workforce as it continues to move into its new facility just off Union Centre Boulevard in Fairfield.
The company’s background is mostly in helping customers manage energy at all levels from distribution to consumption, according to Salman Syed, the company’s site manager and overseer of day-to-day operations at the Fairfield facility.
“We consider ourselves the world’s leading specialist on energy management,” Syed said. “We have several brands in our portfolio, notably Square D, APC, Pelco, Telvent, and Foxboro.”
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Schneider Electric was founded in 1836 by two brothers in Le Creusot, France. Its global headquarters are located just outside of Paris. The company acquired Square D in 1991 and APC in 2007. Globally, it employs more than 130,000 people and has a presence on every continent.
The company has five Southwest Ohio sites, including an Oxford facility which opened in 1966 and employs nearly 275 people. Its newest plant in Fairfield will be an expansion from its current plant off Windisch Road in West Chester Twp.
The Fairfield plant specializes in providing engineered to order solutions and wiring/integrating control equipment in Low Voltage and Medium Voltage switchgear.
The company also has a site in Dayton that produces sensors, and two other sites in West Chester servicing retrofits of existing customer equipment and installation of building management solutions.
We asked Syed about challenges the company faces, room for corporate advancement and its vision for the future. Here’s what he had to say:
Q: How many people do you employee at your West Chester facility and how many are you hiring? Are they all full-time positions?
A: “We currently employ about 70 hourly and 15 salaried employees. We are looking to hire nearly 66 more hourly employees — 50 temporary positions and 16 full time — and several more salaried employees over the next three months. These openings are across both 1st and 2nd shift. We are in the middle of one our strongest growth periods in recent history and need the right talent to keep us moving forward.”
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Q: What’s the vision for the company’s growth in the next five years?
A: “Our vision is to become the premier site for integration of switchgear and other control products for Schneider Electric in Ohio. We firmly believe the key our organization’s success will be our people. Our geographic positioning in Southwest Ohio allows us to access all of our key suppliers and more than 80 percent of our U.S. customer base.”
Q: What’s the biggest challenge facing your company and others in your industry?
A: “Our biggest challenge is meeting demands of an increasingly sophisticated customer that is looking to manage and monitor every aspect of their energy consumption. This means providing more data collection, analysis and ability to interconnect increasingly complex networks for our customer to make decisions quickly & optimize their business performance.”
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Q: How is your company uniquely positioned to address that challenge?
A: “We have very strong product development and engineering teams across the company. Our engineers are uniquely qualified to provide highly customized solutions to address almost every market need. Our workforce transitioning from West Chester to Fairfield is highly skilled in all aspects of wiring and testing control wiring and equipment. This combination of engineering prowess and factory skill make for a competitive advantage unmatched by our competitors.”
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€25 billion in FY2016, our 144,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this *Life Is On*. Schneider Electric is the worldwide expert in energy administration and automation. With incomes of ~€25 billion in FY2016, our 144,000 representatives serve clients in more than 100 nations, Schneider Electric helping them to deal with their energy and process in ways that are protected, dependable, productive and practical. From the least difficult of changes to complex operational frameworks, Schneider Electric innovation, programming and administrations enhance the way our clients oversee and computerize their operations. Schneider Electric associated advancements reshape businesses, change urban communities and advance lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On. Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.
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