Applicant Help

Applying for a position is easy and convenient – from wherever you are. Our recruiting process is exclusively online.

At Pella, we want to help applicants make a memorable first impression.  So use our application, interview tips, and frequently asked questions to show us the best of what you have to offer.

- Teresa Pleima,
Talent Acquisition Representative

Hiring Process
Our hiring process centers on you!

Step 1: Apply online

All available positions at Pella Corporation are listed online

Our system will guide you through your application.

When your application is complete, an automatic confirmation will be e-mailed to you.


Step 2: Telephone/webcam interview

The Human Resources team will review resumes, contact qualified applicants and will conduct telephone interviews.


Step 3: On-site interviews

Top candidates will be invited to the appropriate Pella Corporation location for on-site interviews.  These interviews may include one-on-one or panel interviews.  The candidate will also meet potential teammates and learn more about the job opportunity, benefits, Pella's culture and the community.


Step 4: Job offer

Pella offers a highly competitive compensation and benefit package, a work environment that encourages you to reach your full potential, and a team of outstanding professionals to learn from.

Pella Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to workforce diversity.  Pre-offer background check and post-offer drug screens are required.

Interview and Resume Tips

Resume tips

  • Determine personal profile or job objective prior to writing resume.
  • Use bulleted sentences.
  • Use action words.
  • Use #'s, $'s, and %'s.  They stand out.
  • Lead with your strengths.
  • Use buzzwords.
  • Accent the positive.
  • Show what you know.
  • Construct your resume to read easily.
  • One page for every ten years of experience.

Preparing for your interview

  • Clothes selection is important.  Find out what the appropriate dress attire is for an interview.
  • What to bring – Portfolio, extra copies of resume and a list of questions.
  • Practice your greeting.
  • Study your resume.
  • Practice answers to common questions.
  • Research the company.
  • Be on time.
  • Proper interview etiquette is important.  Remember to greet the receptionist, your interviewer, and everyone else you meet politely, pleasantly and enthusiastically.
  • During the interview watch your body language – shake hands firmly and make eye contact as you articulate your points.
  • Relax and lean forward a little towards the interviewer so you appear interested and engaged.  Don't lean back or slump in your chair.  You will look too casual and relaxed.  Pay attention, be attentive, and look interested.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a position?
Click on Search Jobs

Our system will guide you through your application.  When you have completed the process an automatic confirmation will be e-mailed to you.


What happens after I apply for a position?

  • You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application.
  • The most qualified applicants will be contacted to take the next steps in the interview process.


Can I apply for more than one position?
Yes, if you are qualified, you can apply for all positions that interest you.  Applications are accepted for individual positions and not as a general profile.  So, please apply separately for each position you are interested in.


Can I apply for the same job more than once?
Yes, if you have applied for a job once and see it open again, please resubmit your resume.  We draw from our most current applications.


Where can I find information on Pella's products?
Complete information about Pella's qualify products and services can be found on www.pella.com.


How can I learn where Pella opportunities are located?
Pella Corporate and Sales

  • Pella, Iowa (Corporate Headquarters)
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Rockford, Illinois
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • San Francisco, California
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Toronto, Ontario

Pella Production

  • Pella, Iowa (Corporate Headquarters)
  • Carroll, Iowa
  • Shenandoah, Iowa
  • Sioux Center, Iowa
  • Macomb, Illinois
  • Wylie, Texas
  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Murray, Kentucky
  • Portland, Oregon


Where can I learn more about the different types of jobs available with Pella Corporation?
Detailed job descriptions and qualifications are posted with each current opening on the Professional jobs and Production jobs pages.


How can I find out when Pella will be on campus?
Please refer to our Upcoming Recruiting Events page or visit Pella Corporation Careers Facebook page.


Does Pella have internship opportunities?
Yes.  Pella has an outstanding internship program. We have two types of internships.

  • Our summer internship is typically 10-12 weeks long.
  • Our summer+ a Semester is typically 32 weeks long.

Learn more about these and other opportunities on our Student Opportunities page.

How often should I hit save when I am filling out my application?
To prevent a loss of data, save your work by clicking Save at least once every 20 minutes.  Since the system will timeout for your security, it is a good idea to gather paperwork – resumes, work records, certificates and licenses, etc. – before you start to work on your profile or application.

 

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