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Launch Your Career at Summit!

Summit is more than just an electrical distributor. We’re a family of value-driven associates who make a difference every day delivering equipment and materials that power our lives. Whether you’re just starting out in the industry or have a long track record of professional experience, you won’t just have a job at Summit – you’ll have a career you can feel good about.

It’s our vision to be the very best in the industry and we know that means investing in our future and yours. That’s why we reward hard work, encourage innovation, and value initiative.

Even if you have no experience in electrical distribution, we’ll train you so you have the knowledge and skills to succeed in our strong and robust industry.

If you’re looking for your future, it starts right here.

YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE BEING PART OF THE SUMMIT FAMILY

Working with Customers at Summit Electric Supply

Summit Success Stories

Mike Rogers
Regional Sales Director - Dallas Service Center
Jason Elcock
Warehouse Associate - Albuquerque Service Center
Isis Camacho
Customer Service Representative - Houston Service Center
Adrian Montoya
Operations Manager - Albuquerque Service Center

You've Come to the Right Place

The time to begin your career is now

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, you’ve come to the right place to discover a new career. The diverse and talented individuals who make up our company have helped establish Summit as a best-in-class supply chain partner that’s committed to service excellence.

We’ve built a dependable reputation across the industry and in the communities we serve thanks to people like you—people eager to make a difference and forge a path of success.Imagine what possibilities may lay ahead in a career with Summit. The time to start your future is now. A great journey awaits you, and yours may be our next Summit success story.

Who We Are

Summit is an independent, privately-held electrical distributor. We’re headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico and operate 27 service centers across five states in the U.S. and one in Dubai, UAE. We also have three global divisions that support specific industries and projects around the world.

We opened our first service center in 1977 with just five employees and today we’re the 17th largest electrical distributor in the U.S. with $405 million in annual sales and more than 600 associates.*

Our associates are integral to our continued success and set Summit apart. By joining our team, you’re turning the page on a future of possibilities. We are continually getting even better at what we do best, and that’s because we invest in you and your career. Summit values ongoing training and development for our team, which makes our associates some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry. Since we’re equipped at expert problem solving, we can recommend products, introduce new technologies, and reliably deliver superior customer service and technical support.

We have our sights set on a successful and prosperous future, and that future includes you.

*2014 industry ranking by Modern Distribution Management magazine.

Who We Are

What is Electrical Distribution?

Our lives are powered every day—through the devices we use, the buildings we inhabit, and even the items we consume. While Summit doesn’t make power, we do sell the products that make it work for us. Behind light switches and power buttons, our $110 billion industry works to ensure the right electrical materials are there to reliably power our world.

Summit delivers the latest innovations that are essential to our everyday lives, allowing us to share a fundamental role in improving how we each live and how communities are built. Now you can be part of our relevant and flourishing industry.

Electrical distribution offers skills and experience that are as valuable on-the-job as they are everywhere else life takes you. From logistics and operations to sales and supply chain management, there’s a successful career waiting for you at Summit.

What is Electrical Distribution?

Our Values Build a Better Team

Summit lives by a set of values that set us and our associates apart. Those values have helped us build a leading team that not only enjoys working together, but whose collective strengths have positioned us among the top distributors in the country. Our vision is to be the best place to work and do business in the industry, but that’s only realized by our team’s eagerness to live out our core values. Our values define who we are, the type of people we hire, and how we serve our customers, vendors, and peers.

Don’t take our word for it, though. Hear what our own associates have to say about Summit’s culture.

We’re driven to perform at the highest level and to provide our customers with exceptional service and solutions. We also respect each other’s contributions and challenge ourselves to go the extra mile. And since we want to make a difference, we strive to continuously improve and find better ways to do things.

We may work hard to do the right thing and own what we do, but we also have fun celebrating our achievements. As a team and as individuals, we’re just as committed to your success as you are. We’d say that makes us like family.

Our Values Build a Better Team

Summit has a great vision for the future, and we want the best people to join our team and help pave the way. We hire people like you who believe in themselves and have a passion to grow and learn. You want to succeed and we want to help you, because growing your future at Summit means growing ours too.

This is a journey we’ll take together. No matter what chapter of life you’re in, turn the page on a career with Summit. You’ve come to the right place, now it’s time to write your own story.

Begin Your Story

Whether you’re at the start of your career or you’re starting something new, Summit has your next chapter ready.

Your great aptitude for learning and demonstrated history of growth and mobility could make you our next perfect candidate. With a starting position in one of our warehouses or as a service center receptionist, you’ll learn about the electrical distribution industry and develop strong knowledge in the products and services we provide.

Your performance alone can lead to a variety of advancement opportunities and excellent long-term earning capabilities, not your seniority. Tap into your potential at Summit and discover how you can empower your career.

Isis Camacho
Customer Service Representative - Houston Service Center
Adrian Montoya
Operations Manager - Albuquerque Service Center

College Students

Give a kick-start to your career in technical sales, management, and other operations positions. In this competitive industry, Summit’s paid summer internships and sales development programs offer goal-oriented college students and recent graduates the potential for rapid growth and career advancement.

You’ll experience the many rewards and unique challenges of Summit’s cutting-edge industry in a fast-paced learning environment. Since our business is about building relationships, you’ll be able to put down roots in a single community and gain experience in a number of roles at one initial location.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM SALES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

College Students

Business and IT Professionals

Experienced professionals who are motivated by a challenging, yet fun and dynamic work environment are just the candidates to excel in a career at Summit. Our service center support teams are comprised of professionals in information technology, marketing, human resources, products and pricing, finance, and credit.

You’ve worked hard to develop expertise in your field and your demonstrated performance characterizes you as a top player. That’s the exact type of commitment that Summit admires and rewards. When you’re part of Summit’s family, you can build upon your own aspirations among a team that recognizes your contributions and cares about your career development. With your specialized skillset and dedication to excellence, you can help drive Summit’s future growth in a thriving and ever-changing industry.

College Students

Military

Your discipline, teamwork, and dedication are well-respected and we welcome candidates who are eager to grow their skills as part of our team. Even without prior experience in electrical distribution, current and former military professionals can build a successful and rewarding career at Summit. Your demonstrated leadership qualities and aptitude for learning position you for numerous opportunities and rapid advancement.

Summit values the commitment and service of veterans and reservists, and our efforts to support and hire members of the guard and reserve have been recognized by the New Mexico Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

If you’re called to active duty again, Summit will hold your position and even make up the difference in your salary if your service means a pay cut.

Jason Elcock
Warehouse Associate - Albuquerque Service Center

Industry Professionals

As an industry veteran, you know electrical distribution and have built a solid reputation among your peers as one who delivers. With your demonstrated work ethic and excellent service standards, you’re equipped for a prosperous future at Summit.

Being part of Summit’s family offers you tremendous growth potential in an engaging and rewarding environment—one where you’ll be empowered at the local level to make the best decisions for our customers. Whether advancing in a sales position or pursuing management opportunities, you’ll have the flexibility to serve customers without bureaucracy and pursue your own career endeavors amid a team that values your contributions.

As an independent distributor, Summit’s competitive advantages and operational strength allow us to provide customers with a unique service experience supported by an effective sales team. We’ve dedicated ourselves to building trust within the communities we serve and earning respect among our industry. Summit is not only committed to growth and success in our industry, but also to your individual career development. We welcome the talent and innovation you bring to our team and our customers.

Mike Rogers
Regional Sales Director - Dallas Service Center

Being Part of the Summit Family

Benefits and career development help your future take shape

What can you expect from a career at Summit? Here, you aren’t just another employee, you’re family. And we want to ensure that each of our associates has the right tools to succeed in their Summit career. Before your journey begins, you’ll progress through our hiring process, which was designed to make sure you and Summit are a great fit.

Then you’ll discover what sets Summit apart. Our complete package of generous benefits offers peace of mind and security while our ongoing career development keeps you growing right alongside the company. Come see how you can make a difference as part of the Summit family.

Career Development

Ensuring you have a successful career at Summit is just as important to us as it is to you. That’s why we work together to plan your continued growth and development and take proactive steps to discover your perfect Summit career path. We want you to accomplish your goals, so we enlist the best training programs to enhance your talents and expand your knowledge. There are no limits to how far your career can take you at Summit.

Career Development

Continued Education

Summit believes so much in continuous improvement that we made it one of our quality objectives. We actively encourage our associates to pursue professional growth and development because we recognize how paramount it is to growing our business, serving customers, and creating a rewarding work environment.

In 2013, our associates completed nearly 25,000 hours of training, demonstrating how committed we are to being the best at what we do. A variety of programs are enlisted to help you continue your education, including in-house training programs, seminars, partner training courses, and others.

Summit University

Summit University

Summit University offers more than 1,000 online or classroom-style courses on electrical products, electricity fundamentals, sales and management, general business topics, and more. It also has a variety of targeted learning tracks and a robust collection of books and videos available for check-out.

Summit University Logo

With a personalized training plan that meets your specific development needs and career objectives, you’ll progress through courses at your own pace during work hours.

Manufacturer's Training

Manufacturer's Training

Since product knowledge is critical to our success as a distributor, manufacturers’ training is an important learning tool for our team.

Manufacturer representatives frequently join us onsite for local “lunch and learn” programs to discuss new and changing products and give demonstrations. Most of these programs are open for customers to attend as well.

Our manufacturer partners also conduct online courses, provide much of the coursework for Summit University, and manage intensive manufacturers' schools to train you on their entire product line.

Electrical Products Education Course (EPEC)

Electrical Products Education Course (EPEC)

The electrical industry’s hallmark training program combines extensive product knowledge with real-world applications, which will help you provide quick and accurate solutions to customers.

The Electrical Products Education Course, or EPEC, is a three-tiered, self-study course designed and administered by the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED). The entire course takes approximately two years to complete, where your mastery of the content is demonstrated after each level—bronze, silver, and gold.

EPEC represents a high standard of professional competence and details the vast array of products stocked and sold by electrical distributors and how our customers use them. Once you’ve successfully completed all three levels, you’ve acquired the equivalent of 10 years of industry experience.

Summit’s commitment to learning shines through in our associates, who have the highest percentage of EPEC gold level graduates than any other electrical distributor in the nation. A Summit associate was also among the first in the industry to complete NAED’s new EPEC Lighting Course.

Learn more about EPEC from NAED.

Introduction

Summit has established a reputation for service excellence in our industry and that extends to serving our fellow associates as well. At Summit, you’ll receive on-the-job-training to help you catapult your career to new heights, along with paid time off, generous benefits, and competitive wages.

Most of our positions have a monthly incentive bonus so your earnings are even higher. You’ll even share in Summit’s success through our 401(k) and profit sharing plans, where discretionary contributions from Summit help you plan for the future.

Career Development

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits

Medical, Dental, and Vision

Summit’s generous medical benefits package and dental plan are self-funded, allowing you the freedom to select the doctors, dentists, and medical professionals that are right for you and your family. The medical program includes a prescription drug card and prescription mail order service, while the dental plan covers services and treatments for you and your dependents.

Summit also offers a voluntary vision plan through VSP that gives you and your dependents complete access to VSP’s doctor network. You’ll receive personalized care and savings on eye exams, eyewear, and laser vision correction.

You can save even more with our Flexible Benefit 125 Plan, which lets you make tax-free program allocations to pay for eligible expenses like medical insurance premiums, medical co-payments, dependent care expenses, health care expenses, and qualifying over-the-counter medical care items.

Summit is serious about providing a safe and efficient work environment for all of our associates. We provide you and your family with access to a Help Hotline that provides assessment, counseling, and referrals for problems related to drug and alcohol abuse. This service is accessible free of charge, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Insurance

Insurance

We offer various types of additional benefit coverage to give you peace of mind if something unexpected happens.

You receive free group term life insurance as a member of Summit’s team. You and your dependents can also participate in a voluntary supplemental plan for life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.

In the event of an injury or illness, we provide long-term disability insurance as well as a voluntary plan that provides short-term disability insurance for up to six months.

Paid Time Off

Paid Time Off

You’ll begin accruing hours with Summit’s generous vacation and personal time packages from your very first day with us. You’ll also receive seven paid holidays each year.

Profit Sharing and Retirement

Profit Sharing and Retirement

Just as Summit has a vision for our future, we want to help you plan for yours. When you participate in our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, your pre-tax contributions reduce your taxable income and any earnings accumulate tax-free until you withdraw them. You can also choose a Roth plan and make post-tax contributions so any earnings are not taxable. Whichever plan you select, you’ll be 100% vested in your contributions. If you have funds from other 401(k) or IRA plans, you have the option to roll them over to Summit’s plan.

You can also accrue dollars for your retirement with Summit’s Retirement Profit Sharing Plan—our qualified employer-contributed pension plan where no matching funds are required.

Summit wants you to share in the profits generated from your hard work, so we provide a variable incentive payout based on your location’s monthly profitability. Our Incentive Profit Sharing Plan encourages our team to work together to increase profits and decrease expenses and is a direct benefit of a successful sales month. Most associates are eligible to participate.

What You Can Expect When You Apply

Now that you’re excited to join our team, where do you go from here? We have a thorough hiring process to ensure only the most qualified candidates are selected for employment. It helps us discover how you exemplify our values and gives us valuable insights into your potential career at Summit.

Summit often receives several hundred resumes for every open position. As you continue through our hiring process, you’re showing how you can make a difference on our team. When you’re invited to come work with us, you are now among the 1% of applicants selected—truly the best of the best.

What You Can Expect When You Apply

Getting Discovered

Application

Our application asks about your background and professional experience. Once our recruiting team reviews your information, you may be asked to complete up to three additional assessments.

Application

Assessments

  • The personality assessment helps us learn about your approach to your work, your leadership style, selling or influencing style, and how we could help you reach your full potential.
  • The second assessment measures your cognitive processing speed and tells us how quickly you perceive, assimilate, and use new information. Many Summit positions require you to quickly learn very technical information, and this test shows if those roles are suited to you.
  • Our numbers perception test measures your speed and accuracy at recognizing part numbers from our warehouse. With over 100,000 individual products in our database, this skill is essential for warehouse, sales, and inventory management positions.
  • Additional assessments for upper-level positions may be required at any point during the hiring process.
Assessments

Interviews

After your assessment results are reviewed, you may be invited to interview with a member of our recruiting team. This is your opportunity to share your background and skillsets with us and demonstrate how your real-life experiences represent Summit’s values.

You can expect to complete a series of additional interviews with Summit's service center management and other company leaders. You may also receive a tour of your prospective Summit facility and have an opportunity to meet associates who could be working alongside you.

Interviews

Employment Offer

When you show us what a great addition you’ll make to our team, we’ll extend a formal offer of employment.

Employment Offer

Drug Screen and Background Check

Summit is a drug-free workplace and we want to ensure a safe work environment for all of our associates. Before starting your new career at Summit, you’ll complete a drug screen and background check—the last stage of our hiring process. When your results show nothing that would influence our decision, we’ll invite you to start your new career.

Drug Screen and Background Check