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Industrial Scientific Corp Overview

Pittsburgh, PA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Detection is a gas for Industrial Scientific. The company manufactures, sells, rents, and services gas monitoring instruments, systems, software, and related products to detect oxygen, combustible, and toxic gases. The products are used in work environments such as underground ... Read more

Mission: Preserving human life on, above and below the earth.
Delivering highest quality, best customer service...
every transaction, every time.

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Industrial Scientific Corp – Why Work For Us?

Industrial Scientific people are dedicating their careers 
to eliminating death on the job by the year 2050.

Ambitious? Yes. 

Achievable? We believe so. We know in hindsight that every accident was preventable. Thus, we think they are all ultimately predictable. 

Providing great products and services is not enough. We are committed to arming our customers with data that give them control over all risks in their operations. This data, known as leading indicators, helps them to see problems before they happen. It gives customers the opportunity to make changes and save lives. We have pioneered this concept in gas detectors with iNet. Our sister company, Predictive Solutions, is doing the same with safety observations and inspections. 

When customers have data that includes safety equipment and human behavior, they are better equipped to eliminate death in their workplaces. We’re here to support them in this effort. We serve with humility, hunger and honesty. We strive to deliver the highest quality, best customer service … every transaction, every time. 

This is what you can expect from a company with such an ambitious Vision.

The Gas Detection PeopleOnly a few people in this world get excited about gas detectors
Most of them work for Industrial Scientific.

Gas detection is all that we do. It’s what we love to do.

But we understand that, for many people, buying and maintaining gas detectors are like buying and maintaining tires. No one likes to do it. That’s why we developed breakthrough systems for automated testing, calibration and data management. 

Maybe it’s our fascination with sensor span reserves and LEL correlation factors. Maybe it’s the way we analyze and simplify safety data in ways that no one else has ever imagined. Add to that, our joy of serving others and our desire to exceed customer expectations. Then you begin to see why no other company offers a service like iNet. 

Perhaps we are a little different. That’s fine with us; because saving lives is something everyone can get excited about.

Our Way

Humble, hungry and smart. 
Seek truth; speak truth. 
Serving others is our greatest joy. 

Our People

They are proud of what they do and proud of where they work. That allows them to focus on delivering highest quality, best customer service … every transaction, every time. 


Leadership development is one of the most critical factors to our growth. We believe that improved leadership increases the ability to lay out a compelling vision, motivate and inspire, make the tough calls, and treat people with empathy.

We believe in high performance and teamwork. We work cohesively with an intense focus on serving customers. We believe our gas detection products and services have to be the best – the very best. Because customers bet their lives on our work every day.

Employees First

We believe that good financial performance is the result of doing the right things for employees first, customers second and shareholders third.

Our Benefits

At Industrial Scientific, we build successful careers with an Employees First philosophy. We provide our people with the best tools, training and professional development. That's how they can succeed beyond their expectations. That's how we retain great people.

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Are you a top performer with a passion for serving others? Do you want to be part of a global company preserving human life throughout the world? If so, we would love to hear from you.

At Industrial Scientific, we build successful careers with an Employees First philosophy. We provide our people with the best tools, training and professional development. That’s how they can succeed beyond their expectations. That’s how we retain great people. 

These intangible benefits are important. But, we understand that employees also want peace of mind; for themselves and their families. We are committed to their well being and security with a comprehensive benefits package that provides for these needs. 

Please contact us to learn more about our current openings and the specific benefits available in your country. We look forward to talking with you.

Industrial Scientific Corp Reviews

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Industrial Scientific Corp President & CEO Justin McElhattan
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    Industrial Scientific Corporation is a wonderful place to work. The McElhattan family is incredibly kind and generous. They truly treat their employees like family and provide them the best tools and work environment. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at ISC, particularly at the Oakdale location where I could easily jump into the lab to test new ideas in the evenings and on weekends. One of my fondest memories there is giving my preschool daughter (now a college student) color pencils and a piece of paper to draw in my cubicle while I worked in the lab. My door was always locked so I had to come out from time to time to assure her I was around or award her something from the vending machine downstairs. It was truly a place I could call home. At ISC, I was surrounded by many humble and talented colleagues who inspired me to be a better person.


    High quality products require discipline and strict process control to produce; However, over-emphasizing processes sometimes slowed down innovation and hurt employee morale especially when workplace politics was involved.

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Industrial Scientific Corp Interviews



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    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Industrial Scientific Corp (Pittsburgh, PA) in May 2012.


    A couple interviews with someone in HR, the manager and CFO. Basic interview questions, nothing out of the blue. Went thru a temp agency to get the job. They use them for most of their hiring.

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Industrial Scientific Corp Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work(Large Companies), Pittsburgh Business Times, 2013
  • Advanced Manufacturer of the Year Finalist, Pittsburgh Technology Council, 2013
  • Best Places to Work, Pittsburgh Business Times, 2011
  • Best Places to Work, Pittsburgh Business Times, 2012
  • Advanced Manufacturer of the Year, Pittsburgh Technology Council Tech 50, 2011
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