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Sparton Overview

Schaumburg, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (SPA)
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Sparton (NYSE: SPA) has over 2,000 employees and 16 locations located across the United States and Viet Nam. Tracing our roots back to 1900, the company provides manufacturing & design services within the medical, aerospace, and military industries -- mainly ... Read more

Mission: Sparton will continue to differentiate itself as a premier supplier of sophisticated electromechanical devices, sub-assemblies, and related services for highly regulated environments in the Medical, Military & Aerospace, and Industrial markets by leveraging and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • (BUSINESS WIRE)–May 10, 2016– Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE) and Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA) announce the award of subcontracts valued at $101.1 million to their ERAPSCO joint venture, for the manufacture of sonobuoys for the US Navy.

  • (BUSINESS WIRE) April 13, 2016– ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems will provide manufacturing subcontracts in the amount of $11.5 million to Ultra Electronics USSI and $6.0 million to Sparton De Leon Springs LLC.

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Sparton – Why Work For Us?


Sparton has become the partner of choice for companies that want to design and manufacture the most complex electronics and electromechanical devices. We have proven ourselves to be engineering and production experts, as well as responsive, client-focused partners. Our services include everything from next generation product enhancements to complex system assembly, at facilities worldwide.

The unparalleled experience and expertise we have amassed over the years ensures that we consistently meet and exceed our customers' expectations.

Our company at a glance

Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, USA
16 production and design engineering facilities throughout the US and Viet Nam
2,000+ global employees
ISO-registered, QSR-compliant and CAMCAS-certified
Founded in 1900


Ohio • Colorado • Florida • South Dakota • Minnesota • New Hampshire • Pennsylvania • Southern California - Design Center • Southern California - Manufacturing Center • New York • Ontario, Canada • Northern California • Viet Nam


Sparton will continue to differentiate itself as a premier supplier of sophisticated electromechanical devices, sub-assemblies and related services for highly regulated environments in the Medical, Military & Aerospace, and Industrial markets by leveraging and expanding its capabilities and offerings from within the electromechanical value stream.

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Our values

• We demand performance excellence in all we do

• We demand integrity of ourselves, our products and our services

• We foster growth and success in an environment of teamwork,
collaboration, empowerment, and accountability

• We develop long-term trusting relationships to ensure mutually profitable growth

• We maintain a safe and environmentally sound workplace

• We will be good corporate citizens in the communities in which we reside



Our people are passionate about the work they deliver at Sparton.  And in return, Sparton is passionate about investing in our people.  A career with Sparton affords you the ability to work with some of the brightest minds to support operations in medical & biotechnology, military & aerospace, and industrial & commercial projects. 

Sparton is focused on building strength in people with a philosophy that our future success depends on the talented people we hire today.  Our culture supports creativity and innovation and awards excellence. 


  We want you to join our team, today!


At Sparton we are driven by our six corporate values that effectively define
our company culture:

• Safety

• Performance Excellence

• Teamwork & Accountability 

• Integrity

• Citizenship

• Growth

There are several recognition programs associated with Living the Values, 

including but not limited to:

• Peer-to-peer recognition cards for exhibiting behaviors aligned with one of the company values

• Whatever It Takes (WIT) Award to recognize extraordinary actions on behalf of Sparton

• Sparton Production System (SPS) Awards to recognize operational excellence

• Technical Awards

• Sales Awards

Sparton Corporation is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for eligible, full-time US employees.  For other global regions of Sparton, please contact local human resources within that region.  Some of the US benefit plan offerings include:

Medical - Traditional PPO & Consumer-Driven Plan Choices


Prescription Drugs (Including Mail Order)


Company-Paid Benefits

Life Insurance

Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Short-Term Disability (STD)

Long-Term Disability (LTD)

Additional Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance for Employees and Dependents

Buy-Up STD and LTD Insurance Opportunity

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

401(K) Program

50% Match on First 6%

Immediate Vesting

Educational Tuition Reimbursement Program

Sparton LIFT Wellness Reimbursement Program

Health Club Membership

Fitness Classes

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Insurance Offerings

Critical Illness

Universal Life Insurance


Sparton’s dynamic culture embodies diversity and inclusion as a part
of our key imperatives. 

• Sparton understands that diversity is more than just the right thing to do, it is critical to our success and future growth.

• Sparton believes that embracing our workforce’s differences enables us to be stronger individuals and a better team.

• Sparton’s ability to draw upon a multitude of perspectives in the workplace enables us to better serve our customers and the communities in which we operate.

• Sparton’s collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and Sparton’s achievements.

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    "A great experience."

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    Knowledgeable, experienced staff offer a great opportunity for experience.


    Older building and cubicles. Location is remote (may not be a bad thing if you're wishing for that)

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Sparton Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    Declined Offer
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    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Sparton (Schaumburg, IL) in March 2015.


    Very professional & organized. Met with people from human resources, hiring manager and other department employees. Very thorough, asked many questions. Very nice, friendly and efficient receptionist. Offices on two floors cause company growing so quickly.

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Sparton Awards & Accolades

  • Superior Suppliers- Tier 1, Department of the Navy, 2015
  • 3-Star Supplier Excellence Award, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS), 2015

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