These tips are provided to help you make the most of your career search at Gore.
In general, follow common-sense guidelines for applying and interviewing—put effort into it and present yourself in the best way possible. Do research on our company. Get to know our company, our culture, and the products we make so you will be able to show how much you're interested if you are called for an interview.
We strongly suggest you submit a resume in addition to filling out the detailed application. It shows that you're really serious about applying—and we're much more likely to consider your application than someone who does not submit a resume. Make sure your resume shows how your past experience relates to the requirements of the job.
Think about why you would fit into the Gore culture. Read Is Gore Right for You?
If you apply at Gore but don't get considered for the first position you apply for, be patient. You may be considered for other positions if we think you are a good fit for our company. Continue to check our website and apply for any new positions that match your qualifications and interests.
Be prepared to bring supporting documentation, such as licenses, certifications, and technical training that relate to the position. And bring contact information for references—previous supervisors only, please.
We classify manufacturing positions into three categories: Semi-Skilled, Highly Skilled, and Assemblers. We also hire people for a variety of related positions such as Housekeeping, Shipping, and Receiving. We typically require anyone applying for a job to be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma (or GED), and at least one year of working experience.
Some of our manufacturing positions are in cleanroom environments. If you are not familiar with this term, it means you would perform your work in a special room where the air is controlled to reduce contamination. The job may require you to wear some type of special garments, such as hairnets, booties, full body suits, hoods, and gloves.
Have you ever worked an off-shift (anything other than first shift)? If not, you may want to consider the impact of working nights or odd hours on your lifestyle and on your family before you apply for a position that requires off-shift work.
We base our manufacturing output requirements on our associates' excellent attendance. Your teammates will depend on you being on the job so you can all meet our strict output requirements. We need people who are reliable and dependable. If your previous attendance record is less than excellent, you may not be the best fit for Gore.
We're looking for people not just for their hands but for their ideas as well. People who will be thinkers and doers; people who will speak up when they have an idea for increasing productivity. We're looking for initiative, drive, and leadership potential—some of which will be evident from the progression you demonstrate through previous employment.