Jobs at A-dec

Let’s move the needle.

Innovation. Creativity. Evolution. If these are words you’re passionate about, we should chat. A-dec has a solid foundation and reputation for reliability, but we are in an exciting space. With our compass pointing toward the future, we are growing globally and pushing our boundaries. We are looking for some new teammates with a fresh perspective who know how to play nice, yet keep that competitive fire coursing through their veins.

We work hard, but acknowledge that work-life balance is fundamental to health and happiness. We love diversity, encourage cross-functional collaboration, and take full advantage of our beautiful campus in the Willamette Valley wine country. Are you ready to discover the next big thing to move the dental industry forward?

There's a lot to like about working here.

With a people first attitude, A-dec is an empowering workplace focused on total well-being. This includes:

  • 401k, profit sharing and retirement plans
  • Generous PTO and holidays
  • Health, dental and vision benefits
  • Competitive pay and bonuses
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development programs
  • A commitment to excellence, growth and promoting from within
  • A beautiful campus with an on-site workout program and free parking
  • An industry leading company with more than 50 years of success

We Value People

Being an industry leader means putting people first. Always.

We empower employees to develop to their highest potential. A workplace focused on total well-being for the entire family. Opportunities for technical innovation, leadership development, and personal challenge. A place to grow. We extend that same concern for people to our peers, customers, and community. It’s the only way we know how to run a business.

Because it's about the big picture. Paying it forward. For everyone.

Everything I’ve seen at A-dec speaks to our culture and our people. I hope to leave behind a legacy of someone who cared.

A-dec employee supervising dental equipment manufacturing

Mellissa Goad

Sheet Metal Supervisor

We Value Craft

Innovation happens when people love the details of what they do. It starts by taking the very best of your skills and talents. Then dig a little deeper.

A-dec started with just 5 employees in a little machine shop in Newberg, OR. As each person honed their craft, the company grew. The secret to our success? Find what you love and give it your all. That's why we support local technical and trade programs, provide on-the-job development opportunities, and promote from within.

Because passion for details makes the best better.

I was given the opportunity to contribute to our software development process. I really value being able to provide feedback on a project from beginning to end.

A-dec employee in modern office space

Jessica McMullan

Software Engineer

We Value Learning

Every success story is about discovery.

It begins with a positive environment for self-development. Take what you know and strive to learn something new each day. It continues with coaching and feedback. Providing guidance and direction to find your greatest potential. Our employees have access to a generous tuition reimbursement benefit, career progression resources, and professional development programs.

Because when you succeed, we all succeed.

When I asked A-dec about tuition reimbursement, it was simple and easy. I didn’t have to prove who I wanted to be – they accepted that I had a dream and a direction I wanted to go.

A-dec employee in office space

Peter Jaquith

Cost Analyst

We Value Total Well-Being

Daily habits impact health. So, we offer on-campus fitness groups, healthier food vending options and a beautiful campus to enjoy throughout the workday. Then, we consider long-term factors that can lead to total health. A-dec believes that a benefits package is more than just health insurance—a holistic approach to well-being that truly allows you to prosper.

The value we bring outside of A-dec is important as well. That encompasses family, passion, purpose, who you are as a person.

A-dec employee supervising customer service

Odra Randall

International Customer
Service Supervisor

The A-dec Way

At A-dec, our working philosophy is a commitment to strive for excellence in all we do. From the time co-founders Ken and Joan Austin were hiring their first employees, they held firm to a set of principles, The A-dec Way:

1. Concern for People 
2. Provide opportunities and assist in self-development 
3. Provide an atmosphere encouraging self-satisfaction and pride 
4. Encourage team effort 
5. Maintain complete fairness, honesty and integrity 
6. Maintain open consistent and regular communication 
7. Encourage public service 
8. Encourage creativity 
9. Commitment to quality and productivity 
10. Maintain consistency 
11. Dedication to improvement 
12. Keep things simple and basic 
13. Build on the basis of "need" 
14. Attention to detail 
15. Conserve resources

Although the world has changed since our company was founded, our values have never wavered. The A-dec Way continues to guide the company today, into our tomorrow.

 
A-dec founders Ken and Joan Austin in 1966
Global community service children's day

Global Community Service

Giving back to our community and helping others is at the heart of A-dec. That’s why our employees raise thousands of dollars each year for fellow employees in need. They partner with customers to donate used dental equipment to clinics in underdeveloped countries. They build clearer pathways to education for youth in China. They strengthen local healthcare systems in the UK.

Why do we give? Because together, we can help make our communities stronger, healthier, and more successful.

Rota-Dent & TotaChair

A-dec co-founder Ken Austin was determined to create a partnership with Rotary Clubs to help bring portable dental solutions to under-served populations around the world. In response, Ken engineered the Rota-Dent and TotaChair. Today, more than 80,000 people have received care from outreach volunteers using this unique equipment. 

Awards & Accolades

We are always honored when the work we love to do is recognized. Here are a few of the awards we have received from business and community organizations:

  • Portland Business Journal’s Oregon’s Most Admired Companies – Recognized consecutively for more than 10 years
  • Oregon Resource Association’s Employer of the Year Award, in recognition of significant contributions to the employment of individuals with disabilities (2017)
  • United Way Community Builder Award, Community Leadership Award (2015, 2016)

 

Portland Business Journal Award

Due to the number of resumes, applications and inquiries, the screening process is sometimes lengthy. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted as soon as possible by a member of A-dec's recruiting staff.

A-dec is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition, A-dec will not discriminate against applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another. *VEVRAA Federal Contractor

For further information, please review the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision and the Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law information.

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