What’s it Like to Work at LaForce?

Featuring: Security Integration Technicians!

Tony Warren has a passion for helping people and an aptitude for technology. His role at LaForce – supervising Security Integration Technicians – allows him to help both customers and employees, plus stay on the cutting edge of the latest security innovations.

LaForce Security Integration (SI) Technicians are adaptable problem solvers that enjoy a constantly changing field. No two days are alike, and techs can expect daily opportunities to think on their feet and work with their hands. LaForce assists technicians with extensive training, job shadowing, and an in-office support team.

On a typical day, a technician heads directly to the jobsite. He/She will review job details with an SI Project Manager beforehand and look over any applicable drawings, diagrams, and pictures. Once prepared, the technician travels to the jobsite – alone or with a colleague – to tackle the installation project or service call. They could be working with anything SI-related, including access control, audio/video intercom systems, camera systems, and more. Office personnel are available for questions or troubleshooting throughout the day. The technicians will also often spend time on-site explaining security components and training building owners or managers on their systems. After a job is completed, technicians wrap-up documentation and customer sign-offs.

Jeremy Van Sistine, one of LaForce’s in-the-field technicians, started nine years ago. Some of Jeremy’s projects last several weeks, while others can be quick service calls. He likes the fact that no two days are ever alike, and he feels a lot of ownership and independence in his job. Working in electronics offers a large range of variances and new applications, which is perfect for someone who likes new, challenging projects every day.

When LaForce hires a new SI Technician, we do not necessarily require previous experience. Tony says, “The best technicians are those with an aptitude for technology and a willingness to learn and adapt to change. We tailor our training for each technician, providing more or less hands-on help as needed and focus on the areas where they need the most improvement.”

Jeremy agrees that the best SI techs are those that are willing to learn and try. After training on the basics, he is confident that a good technician can solve any problem they could face in the field – and if they can’t, they have teammates to help.

Reflecting on his 10+ years at LaForce, Tony appreciates the opportunity to influence a rapidly growing industry. With technicians like Jeremy on his team, Tony knows that LaForce can handle any security project, large or small! LaForce’s Security Integration staff is a cohesive team that works together to solve customers’ security needs.

To respond to industry changes, this year we are expanding our entire Security Integration team. We are seeking qualified applicants for a variety of SI roles. Apply on our Careers Website or share with your network. Thank you for your readership!

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LaForce is a hard-working, friendly company that emphasizes culture, advancement, leadership, and growth. These four areas are the top reasons why people continue to work for LaForce.

Culture

“We really care about our employees.”

LaForce accentuates work-life balance, as well as community involvement and a healthy lifestyle. LaForce has a Volunteer Program and Employee Safety & Wellness Program, made up of employees from multiple work areas. Many initiatives are implemented throughout the year to help employees make healthy choices and give back to their communities. Beyond these resources, LaForce maintains a positive and supportive working climate for its day-to-day business.

Advancement

Your career here at LaForce is in your hands.” 

President/CEO Brian Mannering began working at LaForce 29 years ago in shipping and receiving, and Chairman/former CEO Ken Metzler started 38 years ago in the estimating division. These are just two examples of the “advancement from within” precedent at LaForce. Most managers and leaders work their way up in the organization, and many other employees switch teams and duties during their tenure at the company.

Leadership

“Our leaders are forward-thinking and engaged.” 

With an open door policy and a management team that makes an effort to get to know all employees, LaForce is a growing company with a small business feel. LaForce leaders are innovative and hard-working, and aren’t afraid to get involved with the day-to-day operations of the company.

Growth

“If you’re looking for a stable and growing company to call home, this is it.”

Since 2000, LaForce has added seven new locations nationwide. This spurs growth and hiring not only at the new locations, but also in the support teams at the Green Bay headquarters. Growth at LaForce is also deliberate and responsible. New markets are carefully vetted and conservatively projected prior to investment.

These are just four of the reasons why LaForce’s workforce is so committed. For more information about current open positions, visit www.laforceinc.com/about/careers.

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