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Victaulic Overview

Easton, PA
1001 to 5000 employees
1925
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Since 1919, Victaulic is the originator and world's leading producer of mechanical pipe joining solutions. Used in the most demanding markets, Victaulic innovative piping technologies and services put people to work faster while increasing safety, ensuring ... Read more

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Victaulic – Why Work For Us?


Our Unique Approach

Patented in 1919, Victaulic is the originator and world's leading producer of mechanical pipe joining solutions, including grooved fittings and couplings. Originally known as The Victory Pipe Joint Company, Victaulic began to market a revolutionary new concept in the piping industry -- a mechanical bolted coupling that would engage into grooves and use a gasket seal.

The concept of the “victory joint”, joining pipe with bolted mechanical grooved couplings and grooved fittings, originated during World War I for rapid deployment of fuel and water lines to Allied forces. Later, combining the words "Victory" and "Hydraulics" the company name was shortened to Victaulic, and the company began to shift its focus to commercial piping applications to market its new innovative method of joining pipe.

Throughout its innovative history, the company's enthusiasm for crafting unconventional piping solutions has allowed it to forge new paths as it tackles the industry's most unique challenges.

Today, Victaulic innovative piping systems, technologies and services put people to work faster while increasing safety, ensuring reliability and maximizing efficiency. The company has 14 major manufacturing facilities and 29 branches worldwide with 3,600 employees who speak 43 languages across the globe. With over 1,900+ global patents, Victaulic piping solutions, perfect as welding alternatives, are at work in more than 140 countries across diverse business lines including oil and gas, chemical, mining, power generation, water and wastewater treatment, military and marine, as well as commercial building and fire protection.

Grooved Pipe Joining Method

The grooved pipe joining method — which dramatically reduces the amount of installation time as compared to welding, threading or flanging — is now used extensively in a variety of piping applications.

Victaulic grooved products comprise a complete system:

  • Rigid and Flexible Grooved Couplings
  • Grooved Accessories (such as grooved strainers and grooved suction diffusers)
  • Grooved Valves
  • Grooved Fittings and Grooved Adapters
  • Gaskets
  • Grooving Tools and Accessories

The Victaulic grooved pipe joining method accommodates most piping materials, including lightwall, standard and extra-heavy steel, stainless, aluminum, PVC pipe and other plastics, as well as high-density polyethylene. In addition, products for copper tubing (CTS) and ductile iron (AWWA) for water supply, as well as underground- and waste-treatment process piping are available.

Victaulic products are manufactured to accommodate piping standards including ANSI, DN, JIS, CIS, AS and BS.

Victaulic also offers products using unique joining methods. For example, utilizing a spline-to-join pipe, Aquamine™ products offer reusable, high-impact PVC pipe, PVC couplings and PVC fittings for water-system solutions. The VBSP line of products allows mechanical joining of large diameter carbon and stainless steel pipe, regardless of the size or standard. The Victaulic Vic-Press™ system is press technology for joining schedule 10 stainless steel.

How do Victaulic Products Improve Safety?

Victaulic products are designed to be simple, safe and durable. Our mechanical pipe joining systems, such as our grooved fittings and couplings, are easy to install and provide a union at every joint, giving contractors maximum field flexibility and enhanced on-site decision-making capabilities. Victaulic safety benefits include:

  • Improved jobsite safety
  • Reduced risk of injuries, and associated direct and indirect costs
  • Improved safety records
  • Reduced material handling
  • Reduced construction man-hours
  • Shortened construction schedules
  • Reduced total installed costs


How do Victaulic pipe joining systems eliminate hazards related to welding?

Grooved mechanical pipe joining is a no-flame solution. No costly fire watch manpower or fire shielding is required.
Pipe fitters are not exposed to dangerous to the damaging fumes currently cited as the cause of serious health issues

Victaulic Culture and Benefits

It is not just our products that are known as being the industry standard for quality. It is also our employees. In fact, new Victaulic associates and even visitors to Victaulic often remark on the spirit of pride, dedication and teamwork that is evident throughout the company.

As a privately owned company, Victaulic is able to take a long-term planning perspective that often is not available to most public companies. This gives us a strategic view of our marketplace and enables us to be the industry leader in reinvestment – a concept that spans investing not just in equipment, but also in people, technology and training.

By investing in our people and their growth and empowering them to contribute, Victaulic continues to grow at a rapid pace. That is why we are structured to encourage the flow of ideas at all levels of the company. And we reap the rewards of open dialogue, teamwork and a spirit of collaboration.

The Victaulic culture is a unique blend of that small company personal touch, coupled with the opportunities offered by a growing and diverse global organization.

Benefits & Personal Development - The Victaulic Advantage

Victaulic is committed to providing an attractive and competitive compensation and benefits package to its employees.

We offer:

  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Health care coverage
  • Incentive bonus programs
  • Retirement program
  • Educational assistance
  • Training support
  • On-site healthcare resources
  • Flex time


Social Responsibility

At Victaulic, we believe it is our job to give back. Victaulic associates around the world are personally engaged within the communities where they work.

Victaulic is a strong corporate sponsor of a variety of charitable causes, including the United Way in the U.S., numerous local and national charities in Canada, pediatric cancer research in Europe, and Red Cross relief efforts in Asia.

Many Victaulic associates give back by donating both time and monetary donations. And as a company, we support many worthy organizations through our charitable foundation, a long-established giving program funded by Victaulic.

Combining Growth and Responsibility

Corporate responsibility is a philosophy that Victaulic takes very seriously. As the pioneer of mechanical pipe joining, Victaulic was founded on an idea that replaced the flames and fumes of welding with a cleaner, safer alternative.

In fact, each year, the use of Victaulic products eliminates more than 150 metric tons of particulate matter from entering the atmosphere – equivalent to removing 1 million cars from the road for a month

Victaulic piping solutions are used in the headquarters of Alberici, named by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2005 as "the greenest building in the world." The Victaulic grooved system fit Alberici's requirement for indoor air quality during construction, and helped reduce on-site material waste.

Victaulic Achieves Outstanding Corporation Award

As the world leader and innovator of grooved mechanical couplings, Victaulic stands apart, not just from fellow metal manufacturing companies, but from most companies around the globe for its deep commitment to philanthropy and community service.

Victaulic is dedicated to helping people around the world lead more fulfilling lives. We believe it is our duty to give back to the communities in which we live and work.

We are especially proud of our global employees who embrace our social responsibility culture by contributing financially and by offering their time and expertise to those less fortunate.

Through our collective efforts, Victaulic has been named Outstanding Corporation of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter.

This honor is especially rewarding as it was presented to Victaulic in the presence the Valley Youth House, who thoughtfully nominated our organization for this award and work tirelessly to help children in need in our community. Attendees at the ceremony included a crowd of over 500 leaders who make a difference in our community.

Every day, Victaulic brings business solutions to life for our customers, while our employees provide life-changing solutions for betterment of our global community.

Entry Level

The wait is over... you've graduated! This is an exciting time filled with many choices and decisions. One of the most important decisions you will make is who to begin your career journey with. Victaulic understands that new college grads are interested in career development, growth, and a variety of experiences. Additionally, we recognize that you are eager to share and apply your relevant, fresh, knowledge to become a valuable contributor to our organization. At Victaulic, we offer many opportunities for college and university grads that provide challenges and experiences which will shape your future. So if you're looking to join a dynamic, competitive and rewarding global organization, look no further.

Internships

We love our interns! Victaulic continues to embrace our internship program company-wide, while consistently working to develop and enhance the experience. Our interns are incorporated into every aspect of our business while being challenged with thought provoking experiences. There is no better way to truly understand what the professional world is like than to live it- up close and personal. We value the time our interns spend with us and want to ensure that we provide a mutualy beneficial and meaningful relationship -- one that adds value and helps shape our interns' future career choices while supporting Victaulic's global goals and objectives.

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    I worked at Victaulic (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Victaulic is an industry leader with a diverse product portfolio and a loyal customer base. They're deeply committed to delivering value to their customers while also constantly innovating to introduce new products in the marketplace that allow them to grow their market share.

    The folks that you work with at Victaulic are all customer focused and willing to go the extra mile for the tight knit team that exists there.

    Cons

    The company is small and although this allows you to truly be impactful, it also means that growth opportunities are limited.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to continue to drive innovation and a strong product pipeline as well as to continue to search for new industries to penetrate.

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Victaulic Interviews

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    Technical Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Easton, PA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Victaulic (Easton, PA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process first started back in November 2016 after I reached out to the Human Resources department at Victaulic about the status of my application for the open position which I was applying for. The opening interview with the Human Resources department went very well and I was successful in having getting a phone interview with an individual within the engineering department. Following the phone interview, I was scheduled to visit Victaulic for an all-day / in-person interview early in December with the staff members of their engineering department.

    It first started off with a Wonderlic test, which was manageable. Followed by consecutive interviews with the engineering staff. All were very easy to talk to and I felt very confident about myself right up to lunch. Right before I ate with the engineering staff, the woman in Human Resources who helped me throughout the process told me that two individuals had concerns with me since I didn't have much field experience. This weighed heavily on me throughout lunch but I was able to compose myself and go strong into the presentation I had to give. I was very thorough with my information and didn't receive any negative feedback from it. I finished my day with one final interview and then was free to leave.

    I felt confident that I would hear back from Victaulic immediately following the interview because I presented myself well, showed my enthusiasm in the position and about how eager I was to work for Victaulic, but unfortunately I didn't hear anything for about 3 weeks. I was not offered a position and was not even able to receive a courtesy call to inform me that I was not selected. Instead I received a generic email stating that "while the hiring staff were impressed with my skills, they would be pursuing other candidates". This was a load of crap. I say this because while I was waiting for an update on my application status, I continuously checked CareerBuilder and Indeed. I kept seeing ads for the position being created by other services with the added "Relocation Assistance Provided". Most recently Victaulic even changed the title of the position from Technical Applications Engineer to Mechanical Engineer and it still listed the same job description.

    This whole process has left me very annoyed and upset with Victaulic. I hope that this won't occur to others when interviewing with Victaulic in the future.

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Victaulic Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplace, The Morning Call, 2015
  • Excellence in Customer Partnering, Institute for Excellence in Sales (IES), 2015
  • 2014 Top Workplaces in the Lehigh Valley, The Morning Call, 2014
  • 2014 Leadership Award - Direction, The Morning Call, 2014
  • MagiCad Won Award, PR News Social Media Icon Awards, 2014
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