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Join the EQS Family

At Ellwood Quality Steels Company, our workforce is our most valuable resource.   We value our employees and believe in treating our employees with DIGNITY AND RESPECT.  

We believe in providing competitive wages, excellent benefits and an outstanding 401k match.  As a family-owned company, we understand the need to maintain a work-life balance for our employees.  We hold different events throughout the year that are family-oriented events, such as a summer picnic at Kennywood Park, Wellness/Health Fair for employees and spouse, and a Children’s Christmas Party.  

We are always looking for motivated, hard-working individuals to join our team.  EQS is an industry leader and our team members are the secret to our success.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of the EQS Family click here

Career FAQs

Find answers to your questions about starting your career with ELLWOOD Quality Steels

How much will I make at EQS?

Compensation varies from position to position and depends on your skills, experience, and education. EQS offers wages that, when combined with your variable pay, are at or above market as measured against the wages of our peers. Total compensation includes your pay (base wages + variable pay) and benefit programs like healthcare, life insurance, and 401(k) plans.


What benefits does EQS offer?

We care about you and want to make it as easy as possible for you to take care of yourself and your family. EQS offers you benefits to support you both at work and at home.



When you need medical care, you are free to choose any provider you wish. EQS offers a PPO (co-pay) plan and a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), and for those enrolled, we will automatically open a Health Savings Account (HSA) for you to receive our employer contribution and for you to make pre-tax contributions directly from your paycheck.



EQS helps you work towards your retirement dreams by offering a 401(k) Plan with a lucrative employer match. There is no vesting period; you are 100% vested in your contributions and our employer match.


Other Benefits

Dental, vision, and employer-paid life insurance are among the other benefits you can expect to receive at EQS.


Does EQS offer paid vacation (PTO)?

Yes! We believe in the chance to refresh and renew our bodies and minds. Time Off (PTO) includes vacation and holidays. The number of paid vacation days accrues based on the number of years of employment with EQS.

Is there a union at EQS?

The skills and efforts of our employees are the foundation of our company. Our policy is to communicate with our employees honestly and directly, and to recognize and listen to each as individuals. A labor union is an outside party, which stands in the way of open communication between management and employees. We prefer to talk with our people directly rather than through a third party. We understand at EQS that we have to work to make this possible by offering good pay and benefits, treating people with dignity and respect, having open communication back and forth in a two-way dialogue, and having a plan for long term growth and job security.


Does EQS conduct criminal background checks and drug tests?

Yes. We feel strongly about offering a safe work environment. Therefore, we conduct criminal background checks and drug testing of every applicant, as well as random drug testing of employees.

What are the shifts like when working at EQS?

The demands of our business require that our facility operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This requires many of our employees to work a non-standard work schedule. This includes working rotating shifts, in which hours change regularly (e.g., from day to evening to night); and extended duty hours, consisting of long periods of work (e.g., 12 hours). Scheduled overtime may be necessary to ensure adequate coverage on all shifts to meet production needs.

What positions does EQS offer?

You can start your job search off by visiting our Find Employment page.


How soon after I start the application process will I find out if I am being moved to the next step?

Due to the number of applications we receive, we cannot follow-up with every applicant immediately. Please be assured that if your background matches what we are seeking, and you are selected for an interview, we will contact you.