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Careers at Bastian Solutions

Our success in material handling automation solutions continues to rely on hiring and retaining the best people. We hire employees who will not only add to our present talent, but, will continue to strengthen our company and customer relationships for years to come. Our company history of over 60 years is proof of our desire to make our employees and customers successful.


Your career at Bastian Solutions

At Bastian Solutions, in addition to your salary, commissions, and incentive plans, there are a wide variety of benefits, services, and perks available to assist employees and their families in many different ways. These benefits help each individual maintain a good balance in their life. Below is an overview of the benefits offered to employees in recognition of their value.
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Employee Benefits

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Vacation/Holiday Pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Volunteer Work
  • Professional Associations, Conferences, and Subscriptions
  • Company Meetings & Events

Our Managements' Responsibility

It is the responsibility of the managers of Bastian Solutions to serve the employees and make them their number one priority. It is the manager's obligation to provide a challenging career, opportunity for growth, clear incentive programs, and a path to success for each employee. It is the employee and manager's responsibility to work together as a team to make the company successful. Managers will have a hands-on approach to problem solving and will lead by example. Every manager has a responsibility to do the right thing for our customers, employees, company, and our society as a whole. Each manager will do their best to bring out the unique talents and skills of their employees. Our managers will provide the vision of where we are to go, and they will ensure a great future for our employees.


Without teamwork, it would be impossible to compete and provide superior customer service. Every person's job is a critical part of making the entire business operation successful. Cooperation and helping each other out is the rule! No one person's job is more important than the next person's. At Bastian Solutions, the team is more important than the individual. Only through teamwork can we be successful.

Continuous Improvement

Every time we do something, we check to see if our methods worked. We take time to figure out how we can do it better next time. From the minute you join the company, you are responsible for helping to shape and improve what goes on around us.

Training and Personal Growth

Bastian is committed to providing the best possible training and opportunities for individual personal growth in all aspects of the business. This is a difficult task and requires continuous attention considering the time restrictions of a growing business. Only through constant training and personal growth can we adapt to changing markets and provide excellent service to our customers. Those who have mastered training subjects often work one on one with others demonstrating learned techniques to those who are still trying to learn.

Open Door Policy

Bastian Solutions is committed to providing a challenging, professional working environment for all employees. If an employee perceives that a change should be made in the corporation, or in his or her individual treatment, the employee is encouraged to discuss these issues with their immediate manager. If an employee is uncomfortable talking to their immediate manager, they may discuss the issue with the President or another member of the management team. It is the company's commitment that all concerns brought to the attention of management will be thoroughly addressed and resolved when possible.

Our Reputation

We work hard to be the best material handling integrator in the world. We are all custodians of our reputation. We strive daily to put into practice the words and actions that describe ourselves: innovative, caring, competitive, humble, serving, high integrity, energetic, humorous, fun, respectful, and part of a great family.

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Climbing to the top at the Management Meeting 2013 Some of our Bastian Robotics employees participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K in St. Louis Giving back to the community at our annual Day of Caring 2011 Bastian California 2013 Strategy Meeting Team Activity - Boat Races Bastian California Team Strategy Meeting 2013 Building Cardboard Boats - Bastian California Team Strategy Meeting 2013 Marketing Team Strategy Meeting 2013 at the Melting Pot Employees Eating Lunch On The Office Patio Celebrating Bill Bastian's 25th Anniversary Indianapolis Colts Employee Party New Employee Boot Camp Graduation Employees at the 2011 Hytrol Top 6 Integrator's Event 2011 Hytrol Top 6 Integrator's Event 2010 Spring Cleaning Day Bastian Robotics Golf Tournament 2012 Bastian Robotics Golf Tournament Winners Bastian Southern California Strategy Meeting 2012 Bastian Indianapolis Day of Caring at Francis Scott Key Elementary School Employee Costumes - Halloween 2012 Annual Strategy Meeting Team Activity Employees In Front of Bastian Robotics Office Employees at the Christmas Party 2011 Employees at the Christmas Party 2011 Summer Picnic Corn Hole Competition Bastian Louisville Day of Caring at the Dare to Care Food Bank Employees at the Bastian Robotics Day of Caring Bastian Robotics Strategy Meeting 2011 - Team Acitivity Bastian Robotics Employees at the Strategy Meeting Managers Meeting at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2012 Company Picnic at the Indianapolis AIr Show Employees at the Indianapolis Air Show Summer Picnic Bastian Robotics Summer Picnic at the Cardinals Game Bastian Robotics Summer Picnic at the Cardinals Game Bastian Solutions Summer Picnic at the Indianapolis Air Show Bastian California Strategy Meeting Team Activity Bastian Solutions 60th Anniversary - September 2012 Employees at Bastian Solutions 60th Anniversary Event Bastian Solutions 60th Anniversary Event Employees at  Bastian Solutiosn 60th Anniversary Event Employees at the Bastian Solutions 60th Anniversary Event Employees at the Bastian Solutions 60th Anniversary Event Presentations at the Bastian Solutions 60th Anniversary Event Employees Bowling at the Indianapolis Sales Strategy Meeting 2013 Bastian Indianapolis Sales Strategy Meeting 2013

Career Growth

At Bastian Solutions we look to promote from within. We have had several employees who have progressed in their careers and grown quickly in to Senior Engineering and Management roles. Below are just a few examples.

Dan WilliamsDan Williams is a Purdue IE graduate who started in Bastian Systems group as a Project Engineer.  After 4 years of successfully designing and managing several large projects he was promoted to Sr. Project Engineer.  With only 6 years at Bastian he has become an expert in Material Handling technology and is now our Systems Operations Manager.

Vijay KapilaVijay Kapila started with Bastian as Controls Software Engineer after graduating with a Master’s Degree from University of Illinois Chicago. He spent 5 years designing electrical systems and controls and writing Software for automation. He worked on numerous successful domestic and international projects. Vijay is now our Controls Operations Manager.

Nate RichterNate Richter started with Bastian Automation Engineering after graduating from Rose-Hulman as a Field Applications Engineer. After 2 years of exceeding his sales goals he stepped in to a Sales Manager role and is now leading Bastian Automation Engineering to record growth in annual sales. Nate has recently started the MBA program at Butler and have received additional responsibilities on the financial and business side of BAE.

Linda GradyLinda Grady is the Quality Assurance Manager at Bastian Software Solutions. Linda started with the company as an Information Analyst. She was then promoted to Sr. Information Analyst and most recently to the Quality Assurance Manager.


Joining Bastian

Industry Professionals

Bastian is always seeking experienced professionals from the Material Handling and related industries. Check out our current career openings to see if there is a good fit for you. If you don’t see an opportunity that meets your background apply to “Other Great Opportunities” and HR will review your resume.

College Graduates

Bastian Solutions offers exciting career opportunities in project engineering, design, technical sales, consulting, software engineering and many other fields. As Bastian grows the opportunities are endless. As a new graduate entering Bastian, you can expect to jump right in to the Material Handling industry. You will go through training consisting of shadowing, hands-on and classroom style learning. The thing new graduates like most about Bastian is the level of responsibility and decision making abilities they are given early on in their career. Don’t just be a number. Join the Bastian family!

Training & Development

We believe that hands on learning is the best way to learn. Our goal is to get new employees exposed to as many projects and applications as we can to fill their tool box with knowledge. All employees go through a week long New Employee Orientation within their first few months with Bastain Solutions. We encourage all employees to continue their learning and development whether it is attending conferences, taking classes or obtaining certifications.


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