Mark your calendars for October 9th. Exotic Metals is hosting a manufacturing career fair in Kent!
Who We Are
Exotic is a family-owned organization of individuals driven and committed to being the best complex sheet metal aerospace company that we can be.
We engineer, manufacture, and provide aftermarket support on vital systems and components for virtually every commercial airliner and military aircraft in active service today. We have sophistication to provide innovative solutions and the flexibility to provide rapid response to our customers' needs.
Our word is our bond and we conduct our business with respect, integrity and loyalty to our customers and employees.
Since our founding in 1966, Exotic has cultivated a culture of entrepreneurship where employees are inspired to be the best that they can be and are rewarded with a share in the company's success. The entire organization is motivated to do whatever it takes to achieve our customers' goals.
From administration to research and design to engineering, there is a wide variety of positions working together to make Exotic an industry leader. We are always looking for talented professionals to join us.
Learn more about what a day in the life of an Exotic employee looks like here.
Messege from President & CEO, Bill Binder
To the outside world, Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC is in the business of designing and manufacturing innovative and technically demanding sheet metal fabrications for complex aerospace applications.
Yes, we have a strong focus on complex manufacturing, a culture of continuous improvement, and Exotic is a world leader in the manufacture of sophisticated sheet metal fabrications. Yet working at Exotic is really about being part of a team; a culture; something that is bigger than each of us individually. The fact that a small group of people passionately committed to a common goal can accomplish what we have to date is truly remarkable. That is why we are so proud of everyone in our Exotic family who strive to be the best at what they do every day and – working as a collaborative team to stretch the bounds of creative thinking and provide quality products to our customers around the globe.
Our people are our future, and to sustain the strength within we must invest in their success. We are committed to attracting and maintaining a dedicated team by providing a challenging and rewarding work environment, valuing individuality and integrity, creating ongoing opportunities for learning and career advancement, and offering comprehensive compensation and benefits.
Thank you for your interest in Exotic. Whether your talents are in manufacturing, engineering, production, sales, management or administration, we invite you to find out more about how you can share your unique skills and innovative ideas with us. Join us in our journey. You will make a difference.
I have been working at Exotic Metals Forming Company full-time (More than a year)
Good people to work with, will hire people with little or no experience and invest time and money training them to be aerospace workers. Starting wages relatively low but most make at least $15 after a year. Long-term employees usually making $60k a year with profit sharing and overtime. Won't pay as much as Boeing but consistent work with no layoffs. Profit sharing is roughly equivalent to a month's pay. Affordable health insurance with monthly premiums less than $50 for a single person. Plenty of overtime. Ability to cross-train and make more money as you acquire more skills. Offers a 401k with up to 5% in employer match. A week PTO for Christmas shutdown. Minimum two weeks PTO for everyone who has worked there for at least a year. Not a bad place to work.
Rapid expansion has caused growing pains, but so far so good.
Advice to Management
Recent raises have been nice, best way to keep employees is to pay them decently. Previously high-turnover rates due to small raises and starting wages have been a drag on production.
I applied online. I interviewed at Exotic Metals Forming Company (Kent, WA) in November 2016.
Application first, then a brief phone interview. After an actual in person interview. Weld test given at interview, along with a tour of the facilities. Interview also included a math test asking employees to show an understanding of measurement down to .001" and the conversions of fractions, percent's, and decimals. Lot of talking about the culture of the company. Almost more chatting than interview questions, which was a relief for me at least. Know that knowing the culture of the company is very important. Look for it on the company website prior to interview. After the weld test and interview, I had to wait a few days to hear back. A Couple follow up calls were required on my part, but my job offer after all that made it worth it.
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