Who we are

Our Mission

"Aerospace and defense solutions created through a culture of collaboration."


Win Together

Work together so we can achieve great things

Listen to Our Customers

Appreciate customer insights so we can improve our service to them

Keep Commitments

Do what you say you are going to do

Embrace change

Be ready and willing to adapt as things change

Find a Way

See problems as a challenge and an opportunity for growth

Foster Trust

Treat all coworkers, customers, and suppliers fairly and with respect



Employee Engagement

Our employees are not restricted by title, have access to all levels of leadership, and are encouraged to work as a team to solve problems and find new solutions.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We aspire to create a workplace where all employees have a sense of belonging and know they are valued for who they are in addition to what they accomplish.

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Military Support

We invest in growing the careers of veteran talent through speaking engagements, mentoring, specialized training and advocacy programs.


Community Service

We are deeply committed to giving back to our community through our internal volunteering program Essex Gives, Jefferson Barracks Military Food Pantry, Pedal the Cause charity ride, Habitat for Humanity, Blood Drives, Toys for Tots, Stray Rescue, and more.

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Financial Compensation

Base pay
Bonus opportunity

Work Life Harmony

  • Work from Home Option
  • Summer Hours
  • Sabbatical
  • Paid Time Off
  • 10 Company Holidays
  • Volunteerism


  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance

Financial Security

  • Retirement Benefits – 401k
  • Tax-Advantaged Accounts
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance


  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Legal Advice & Services
  • Identity Theft Protection

Career Path

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development
  • Career Growth

Where you fit

Position testimonials

Electrical Assembly | Dragana

“Pilots lives are in my hands, and I think this is absolutely important. It’s an unbelievable feeling for me.”

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Quality Inspector | Nathan M

"One of my big motivations for the role—I do quite enjoy the work. And I have actually personally flown in aircraft with components made by this company."

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Machine Operations Supervisor | Shawn C

"I like the fact that I can take a chunk of metal and turn it into something useful. You can create something out of nothing."

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Sustaining Engineer | Huy H

"I love finding a way and finding a solution. I see everyone as my teammate and we are all working towards one common goal."

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Experience Life as an Essex Intern

We help our interns truly make a difference

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Intern Testimonials

Mechanical Engineering | Alaina D

University of Missouri-Columbia

"I really enjoyed being an engineering intern here at Essex. I value the lessons I’ve learned here and the experience I get to carry with me as I begin my full-time career after graduation."

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Marketing | Noah B

Missouri State University

"My summer marketing internship at Essex was a great experience. I had real work assignments that gave me valuable experience and the supportive community made it even better."

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Continuous Improvement | Zach M

Saint Louis University

"My time at Essex as an intern was truly enlightening. It allowed me to enhance my aerospace engineering abilities in ways that went beyond what I learned in the classroom. Through this experience I gained the confidence and knowledge needed to take on independent projects with success. Now as a full time employee at Essex I embody the growth and development from my internship."

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Mechanical Engineering | Sam R

University of Missouri-Columbia

"The mid-size of the company allowed for super cool opportunities that you may not be able to get at a mega large business. The people were always welcoming, and you could go up to anyone without worrying if they’d think you’re asking a dumb question."

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Marketing | Alec Z

Missouri State University

"I really liked working in a team and a collaborative environment every single day. Everyone was there to push me in a positive way, and we all worked really well together."

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Available internships


  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering


  • Continuous Improvement
  • Assembly
  • Welding
  • Chemical Processing
  • Machining


  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Quality
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Information Technology
  • Sales/Customer Accounts

Essex Industries is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions.