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Sorenson Engineering Overview

Yucaipa, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Sorenson Engineering delivers Micro Technology Solutions for the most challenging component applications.

Through advanced micro technology and automation capabilities, we innovate solutions to meet the most exacting specifications and delivery requirements ... Read more

Mission: For more than six decades our commitment to technological innovation and quality excellence has led to expanding strategic partnerships with our customers. We are committed to achieving the goals of our stakeholders by continuously advancing our capabilities in the evolving ... Read more

Sorenson Engineering – Why Work For Us?

At Sorenson Engineering, we thrive in a culture of innovation, attracting exceptional individuals who continually seek new challenges. As a leader in next-generation micro technology, our highly skilled problem solvers face the industry’s toughest challenges, performing on a global level, to advance the leading edge of high-precision solutions.

As a zero-defect business, we recruit individuals with a relentless drive for perfection. As a global leader in service, we foster a team inspired by a shared commitment to excellence.

Historical Highlights

  • 1946 Returning from military service in the South Pacific during World War II, Frank Sorenson is employed as a machinist on Davenport multi spindle automatic lathes
  • 1950 Frank Sorenson becomes a member of the founding team of the Paper Mate Pen Company, playing a key role in launching the first commercially successful design, mass production, and marketing of ball point pens
  • 1953 Advancing his career in the ball point pen industry Frank Sorenson moves to Anja Engineering as Vice President of Manufacturing
  • 1956 Sorenson Engineering is established by Frank & Joyce Sorenson and operates for 6 months on leased floor space in Banning, California
  • 1957 Business and family moved and co-located in a residential home in Yucaipa, California with family members serving as working staff for the new business
  • 1962 Company growth and expansion requires additional space resulting in move to current location on Dunlap Boulevard, in Yucaipa, and building of new 1800 square foot facility to accommodate growing business
  • 1971 US Patent issued for Automatic Screw Machine Sub Spindle Attachment
  • 1972 US Patent issued for Universal Secondary Operation Machine
  • 1974 US Patent issued for Polygon Machining Attachment
  • 1992 David Sorenson assumes role as CEO
  • 2005 Certification to ISO 2000:9001
  • 2006 Sorenson Engineering 50th Anniversary
  • 2011 Gold Plating Process & Facilities established
  • 2012 AS9100C Certification
  • 2013 Nadcap Certification: Plating
  • 2014 Quick Response (QRP) operation established
  • 2015 Nadcap Certification: Heat Treatment & Induction Zone Anneal
  • 2016 Sorenson Engineering 60th Anniversary

Hiring is a significant event at Sorenson Engineering. We take a patient and methodical approach to evaluating applicants — seeking career-oriented candidates with exceptional problem-solving skills who are energized by highly complex problems and a drive to innovate solutions that are faster and better.

We continually provide each of our team members with the advanced training, education, and support you’ll need to realize your full potential.

Sorenson Engineering is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and welcome all qualified individuals of different backgrounds.

Sorenson Engineering Reviews

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    I have worked at Sorenson Engineering for more than 5 years. It is a great place to work with a lot of wonderful employees - all committed to achieving the best results by doing their best every day. This company is always innovating and improving which means as an employee needs to be committed to achieving excellence 100% of the time. If you are reading this review because you are thinking you may want to apply for work at Sorenson Engineering, be prepared for the challenge.


    Some employees gossip too much.

    Advice to Management

    Need more department managers.

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Sorenson Engineering Interviews



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    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sorenson Engineering (Yucaipa, CA) in February 2019.


    First a brief description of the Company and the position you're interviewing for. Then you're asked to tell something about yourself and what you do on the position you're currently are. This is followed by questions about your background, what you can bring to the company, what you're expectations are.

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Sorenson Engineering Awards & Accolades

  • AS9100C, SAI Global, 2017
  • Certificate Of Appreciation, Yucaipa Calimesa Joint Unified School District Board of Education, 2016
  • Specialized Partner of the Year, Alliance for Education, 2014
  • Award of Excellence, Thomas International, 2012
  • Award of Appreciation, UCR Bourns College of Engineering, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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