Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where does the name SICK come from?
A: SICK is the last name of our founder Dr.-Ing. h. c. Erwin Sick.

Q: What does SICK do?
A: SICK is a leading manufacturer of factory, logistics, and process automation technology worldwide.  With more than 1000 patents for photoelectric sensors, safety solutions, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions.  SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the automotive,  packaging, electronics, food and beverage, consumer goods, logistics, gas analysis, dust monitoring, flow measurement and material handling industries.

Q: How long has SICK been in business?
A:  SICK, Inc, the North American subsidiary of SICK was established in 1976.  SICK Product & Competence Center Americas, LLC (PCA), the shared services, manufacturing and production subsidiary was established in 2017.Our headquarters are located in Minneapolis, MN, and we have sales offices throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Our goal is to help our clients achieve their goals: high production rates, short processing times, safe environments and consistent high quality.  We design and manufacture our cost-effective products to achieve a high level of precision, reliability and versatility.

Q: Are you publically or privately held?
SICK, Inc and SICK PCA are privately held.

Q: How many employees work for SICK?
There are 500 US employees, and 7000+ employees worldwide.

Q: Where are SICK's locations?
A: In the US, we have locations in Bloomington, MN; Savage, MN; Stoughton, MA; and Houston, TX.  We also have locations in Canada and Mexico.  Our corporate headquarters are in Germany, and we have many other international offices in Europe and Asia.

Q: How can I learn about current job openings or apply for a job at SICK?
A: Go to our Careers page and you'll find the positions that SICK is currently interviewing for.  If you find a position that fits your qualifications, you can go through the resume submission process online.  Only individuals who use our online system will be considered for current job openings.  Please do not email, fax or mail resumes, as they will not be considered.

Q: How do I know if you have received my resume?
If you submitted your application through our online system, you can rest assured that we have received your resume.  Due to the number of resumes we receive, it may take several weeks for your resume to be reviewed.  If your qualifications closely meet the needs of the position you applied for, you may be contacted for an interview.

Q: What happens after I apply for a position?
After you submit your resume, Human Resources may contact you if your education, skills, and qualifications meet our position requirements.  Below is our typical selection process:

  • Resume is received via the online system
  • Applications are screened to determine which candidates to share with the hiring manager
  • Phone interviews are conducted
  • In person interviews are conducted
  • A conditional job offer is made to the best candidate
  • Background check and drug and alcohol screen
  • Verbal offer of employment
  • Formal offer letter sent to candidate

Q: Is the information provided during the online application process secure?
A: Yes, the information you provide during the online application process is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol. SSL encrypts your information during transmission to our recruitment management system.

Q: Does SICK have an intern program?
A: Yes, we have a paid summer intern program May - August each year.

Q: Does SICK offer benefits?
A: Yes! SICK is proud to offer employees a very cost-effective, competitive and comprehensive benefit package, which includes: medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, 401(k) with match, tuition reimbursement, PTO, and wellness program. Click here to learn more.

Q: What are the company-wide healthy activity programs?
A: The program promotes activities that encourage a healthy lifestyle. Completion of activities grant eligibility for medical premium discount. 

Q: How does SICK reward their employees?
A: We have a company-wide 401(k) match program along with profit sharing.  Certain roles within the organization may also be eligible for variable compensation/bonus programs.  Click here to learn more.

Q: What are your core products?
Please visit our product portfolio for more information.

Q: What training is offered for developing product and industry knowledge?
A: SICK offers instructor-led and computer-based training through our Learning Management System.