teledyne brown charger career chats

Trina Badger


Today we talk with a company that has been in Huntsville for 65 years - Teledyne Brown Engineering, the first high technology firm to assist Wernher von Braun and his team in the completion of the Redstone Rocket. HR Recruiter Rachel Garrett shares more about who they are and what they look for in employees.

1. Could you tell us a little about your company? 

Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. is an industry leader in engineered systems and advanced manufacturing. The Company provides full-spectrum systems engineering, integration, manufacturing, and lifecycle sustainment solutions to the marine, aviation, aerospace, defense, energy and environment markets. Teledyne Brown has expertise in systems integration, technology development, hardware design, prototype development, system test and evaluation, advanced manufacturing, performance-based logistics solutions, and operations and maintenance.

2. What kinds of daily responsibilities do you have? 

My morning starts out with screening the applicants in our ATS (Applicant Tracking System). I search for potential candidates through LinkedIn, Monster, Indeed and ZipRecruiter. I assist with job fairs at multiple college campuses as well as Security Clearance expos with the government. Throughout the day, I am scheduling interviews and working with managers to create offers for potential employees.

3. What is your work atmosphere like? 

Our Employees are always there for each other professionally and personally.

4. What is the best part of your work?

Getting to know the applicants from the interview stage all the way through the offer makes me happy. Watching the new employees grow inside the organization makes me feel fortunate to be a part of this company.

5. What kinds of qualities are most attractive in a potential employee?

Confidence is key, leadership ability, likeability, and hard work ethic.

6. How can students better engage with you and your company?

Many UAH students come to our career fairs just to understand how an interview may go, or to simply learn more about Teledyne. Teledyne is also working with UAH on the i4 program.

7. Do you have any inside advice on how to better secure a job with your company? 

Huntsville is all about networking. Always stop and talk with our Recruiters, Hiring Manager, or even staff at any event where you see the Teledyne logo. Be confident in yourself and your ability.

8. Do you have any overall advice for students, since you have been in their shoes, on how to pursue a professional career?

Starting out, your first job may not be as intriguing as you anticipated. However, getting your foot in the door is the first step to getting you where you need to be career-wise. Don’t shy away from placement organizations or alumni services and career services, they are there to help you in any way they can.

We are so fortunate to have a company like Teledyne Brown Engineering that invests in our students and cares about their career success. Teledyne Brown Engineering is also one of our sponsors for our i4 Program, which prepares students for jobs through four intentional stages. Be sure to check out next week’s post where we highlight the i4 Program and share why you should want to join in.