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Mine Safety Appliances Overview

Cranberry Twp, PA
1001 to 5000 employees
1914
Company - Public (MSA)
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Everybody needs a purpose. At MSA, we’ve been protecting lives for more than 100 years.

Nearly a century ago, our founders’ passion to make mining safer convinced Thomas Edison to help invent our first product – the ... Read more

Mine Safety Appliances – Why Work For Us?


Our Mission: That men and women may work in safety and that they, their families, and their communities may live in health throughout the world.

Since MSA’s beginnings in a 800-square-foot ground-floor office in downtown Pittsburgh in 1914, we’ve been dedicated to saving lives and protecting workers. Today we’ve grown to 4,300 associates around the world, protecting workers in more than 140 countries. And every MSA associate has a different reason they dedicated their lives to protecting workers. around the world.

See 100 of those reasons here.


When you become an MSA associate, you become part of the MSA family. And we want to help you to build a meaningful career that you’re passionate about. You’ll be able to accomplish great things because you’re given the tools and opportunities to enable you to reach your full potential. If these things sound good to you, click here search the Current Openings. Your future is waiting!

MSA’s 7 Core Values define how we do business and treat one another.

Our values, anchored by Integrity and surrounded by a Culture of Safety -- our all-encompassing focus both at work and home – are the foundation of our company culture and define who we are and what make us truly stand apart.

Integrity: We conduct ourselves with unwavering high standards of honesty, trust, professionalism, and the highest levels of ethical behavior wherever we operate.

Customer Focus:We provide our customers with a superior customer experience by delivering high-quality products and support services in order to exceed their expectations and gain their trust and loyalty.

Speed and Agility:We anticipate and respond quickly to business issues and opportunities and the needs of our customers. We are accountable for making decisions using processes that achieve quality results and communicate an appropriate sense of urgency to those who are impacted by our actions.

Innovation and Change: We embrace change and encourage innovation throughout the organization. Innovation is the process of developing and applying new ways of addressing opportunities for improvement, and creating solutions that add value.

Diversity and Inclusion:We welcome a wide variety of people, thoughts, perspectives, and ideas that enable us to embrace and utilize the rich dimensions of each individual. We believe that openness to people and ideas creates a global competitive advantage for MSA that brings a measurable performance gain to all facets of our business.

Teamwork:We work in a coordinated and cooperative manner at all levels to accomplish our organizational objectives.

Engagement:We value highly motivated employees committed to achieving excellence. We drive this mindset by setting clear expectations and empowering associates to achieve results. We fuel this level of engagement by providing timely feedback, project ownership, and opportunities to grow.

MSA’s Mission, which has gone unchanged for more than a century, vows to protect workers around the world. As part of that mission, our associates are dedicated to supporting the communities in which they live and work. Through fundraising drives, team races, volunteer work, community partnerships and more: MSA has it covered.

And when disaster strikes, first responders need the tools and equipment to ensure those affected are brought to safety – while also protecting themselves. All around the world, getting our products in the hands of the people that need them the most is vital to MSA.

Throughout our storied history, MSA has lent a hand when asked. When Pittsburgh flooded during the Great St. Patrick’s Day Flood of March 17 and 18, 1936, MSA founder John T. Ryan directed overall rescue efforts and dedicated the full force of MSA to the cause. And on September 11, 2001, MSA sent more than $3 million worth of safety equipment to the first responders and the men and women who participated in clean-up efforts, getting our country and the city of New York back on its feet.

At MSA, we believe our most important assets are you – our people. Through formal and informal professional development and coaching opportunities, we work to ensure you remain the best and brightest in the industry.

MSA’s cutting-edge approach to performance management – called M.O.V.E. – scraps stuffy, one-size-fits-all performance management programs to create a more supportive environment open to continuous learning. Through monthly Meaningful, Ongoing, Vital Exchanges, you meet individually with your manager to discuss what’s working, identify areas of improvement and track progress against goals – both professionally and personally.

Interested in pursuing an advanced degree? MSA provides tuition reimbursement for a number of accredited colleges and universities so you can learn the skills you need to be an industry-leading professional.

For those that are hungry for more informal learning, MSA offers a variety of free learning programs, simulations and videos – focused on competency and personal development, technical topics or business skills – that can be accessed 24/7 through Skillsoft, our online learning portal.

And through formal coaching programs like MSA Project Leader and our Accelerated Management Program (AMP), you will learn the skills needed to succeed from peers and MSA leadership.

Mine Safety Appliances Reviews

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    Ethical, driven company looking to add value to the customer.

    Cons

    Fired and forced retired a good bit of senior people to improve their financials, but now some of them work as contracted support.

    Advice to Management

    Right sizing is important, but cutting personnel to only improve year end targets does not support future growth.

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Mine Safety Appliances Photos

Mine Safety Appliances photo of: Our associates lace up their shoes every year for the Relay for Life
Mine Safety Appliances photo of: MSA's 2017 American Heart Associate team smile for a photo
Mine Safety Appliances photo of: #MSAYP members coordinate CoreCon annually - an internal tradeshow to highlight our core products to associates
Mine Safety Appliances photo of: Have some fun with the MSA softball team
Mine Safety Appliances photo of: Our associates enjoy helping local students through Junior Achievement events
Mine Safety Appliances photo of: MSA associates stopping for a quick pic during 2017 CoreCon
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Mine Safety Appliances Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Mine Safety Appliances (Pittsburgh, PA).

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    Interviewer asked alot about the way we think as designers and how to go about solving certain problems. Seemed like they cared alot and felt very comfortable. They people Interviewing me were very passionate about there work and it was an enjoyable experience/

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Mine Safety Appliances Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 Healthiest Employers Award, Pittsburgh Business Times, 2017
  • World’s Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 2017

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