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CAI Overview

Indianapolis, IN
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
CAI strives to help our clients design, deliver, operate, and maintain quality, critical manufacturing facilities by pooling our global resources. Our engineering, technical, and consulting services encompass all aspects of operation. We integrate people, process, equipment ... Read more

Mission: Fundamentally we exist for one reason: To accelerate our clients’ path to success. Our approach is simple; we put the client’s interests first. We don’t stop until it’s right. And we’ll do whatever it takes to get there.

CAI – Why Work For Us?

We bring top-tier expertise to every stage of a project, from creating comprehensive, detailed project plans to achieving full-scale production operations, into rigorous asset management, reliability, and sustainability activities. We are your choice.

  • When your project requires planned, managed, and documented high quality to exacting global standards
  • When you need high-performance teams on mission-critical projects
  • When your project is complex, high-visibility, and carries significant risk

Philosophically and practically, we believe that quality, cost and schedule can be mutually reinforcing – trade-offs are not necessary. Short-changing the focus on quality usually means problems down the road – problems that can cost money and delay the schedule. But if quality is built in from the start, then both the project delivery and the operational efficiency objectives can be achieved with a much higher degree of assurance.

We believe that world class operations successfully plan and integrate three areas: product/process/end-user requirements; people; and equipment/automation/facility technology. All of our services focus on integrating these areas necessary for successful operations, as applied to regulated manufacturing, mission critical facilities, energy-efficient buildings, patient-critical facilities, and complex operations.

"CAI gives me the opportunity to have a positive impact on the life sciences industry and participate in making the manufacturing process better. I’ve been given the opportunity to chart my own course, learn, and succeed based on my willingness to work hard and help others." - David Shenberger

"As an employee owner of CAI, the career possibilities are endless. In the short time I have been with the company I have already been exposed to Commissioning and Qualification, Validation, Automation, and Human Performance. Within each of these business areas, I continue to be impressed with the wealth of knowledge the other employee owners have and their willingness to help." - Leigh Schiffmacher

"I enjoy working for CAI because of the people. CAI hires some of the most intelligent and dedicated people I have ever met." - Dan Carpenito

"I love working at CAI because the culture is one of inclusiveness where you want to succeed in not only your own endeavors, but those of the company as well." - Yael Snyder

"I stay at CAI for the same reason why I chose it – a wealth of compoudning experience and the promise of future opportunity." - R.J. Filannino

"I love working at CAI because of the flexibility, professional growth and the camaraderie!" - Lana Caperton

"The culture at CAI revolves around great people working together to help our clients deliver hi-tech products and services that are essential to sustaining and improving people’s lives." - Charlie Maher

"CAI strives to have a culture of teamwork and continuous process improvements for not only our clients, but for ourselves as well.  I love working at CAI because of the people and knowing that we are working together to help patients feel better while supporting life-saving drug delivery." - Jennifer Lauria Clark

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    "Wish I would have started here 20 years ago!"

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    CAI is a growing professional services company that allows you the opportunity to build and grow your specialty path based on your passions and interests. They invest in your education and professional growth, support your plans and offer guidance on how to become the best in our industry all while providing excellent wages and benefits package.


    You may have to travel to client sites, but it's all paid.

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CAI Photos

CAI photo of: Team CAI won an award at the PDA Annual Meeting during a QRM interest group session!
CAI photo of: Our "koality" team at the 2018 KENX CQV University conference.
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CAI photo of: ISPE 2017 Annual Meeting Charity 5k. RJ Filannino, Charlie Maher, and Jennifer Lauria Clark
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CAI Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at CAI in October 2012.


    The overall process took months to complete, however I was kept informed on a weekly basis. The initial interview was on the telephone. They came to me for the in person interviews.


    I asked for a higher rate and had to go to the president to get it, but it was granted. Most employees are paid hourly with time and a half over 40 hours per week. Most assignments include some compensation for travel time and expense.

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CAI Awards & Accolades

  • Company of the Year, International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), 2002
  • Company of the Year, International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), 2009

Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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