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Explore a Future With Concepts NREC

Our global team of engineers, machinists, and software developers are committed to providing solutions for the industry's most demanding propulsion technologies. We take pride in delivering excellent service backed by deep technical knowledge, experience, and customer dedication. 

Concepts NREC headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in White River Junction, Vermont. Vermont offers four-season outdoor activities, close access to premier health care centers, great schools, a wide variety of shopping options, an eclectic food scene, clean air, no traffic, affordable housing, and a friendly vibe. Positions are on-site, hybrid remote, or in international locations.

Nothing is more motivating than belonging to a team of people who know the goal and are determined to get there.  ~Chris McChesney

Explore a Future With Concepts NREC

Our global team of engineers, machinists, and software developers are committed to providing solutions for the industry's most demanding propulsion technologies. We take pride in delivering excellent service backed by deep technical knowledge, experience, and customer dedication. 

Concepts NREC headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in White River Junction, Vermont. Vermont offers four-season outdoor activities, close access to premier health care centers, great schools, a wide variety of shopping options, an eclectic food scene, clean air, no traffic, affordable housing, and a friendly vibe. Positions are on-site, hybrid remote, or in international locations.

Nothing is more motivating than belonging to a team of people who know the goal and are determined to get there.  ~Chris McChesney

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Employee Benefits

Concepts NREC has built a highly competitive and progressive benefits program to attract and retain our most important resource, our teammates. Concepts NREC is an EOE (equal opportunity employer) and supports hiring our military veterans.

Paid Time Off

Vacation accrual starts from the first day of employment. After one year, a new full-time employee is eligible for 80 hours of vacation per year, with increases after 5 and 15 years. 

Eleven paid holiday days are provided each year: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and four floating holidays. 

There is no limitation on sick days on an annual basis. Concepts NREC's policy is to encourage employees who are sick to absent themselves from work until they are better.  Illnesses of an extended nature are covered under the company's short-term and long- term disability coverage.

Health & Wellness

Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance is available to employees and their dependents. Life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are provided at the company's expense.

Concepts NREC offers a plan whereby the employee can set aside pre-tax dollars via payroll deduction to be used for uncovered medical expenses, such as deductibles, co-payments, or dependent care expenses.

Employees have access to mental health care providers and other professionals in times of personal or professional stress. Assistance for a wide variety of needs can be accessed through telephone, online and face-to-face counseling.

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This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.

Profit Sharing & Retirement

The ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) provides every employee with a meaningful stake in the Company. We recognize that the company’s success depends on our performance as a team, and that by giving interest in company stock at no cost to our employees we are insuring a committed and stable workforce motivated to succeed.

The 401 (k) option begins with automatic enrollment at an employee contribution rate of 5% per pay period. Once enrolled, the employee can adjust that contribution rate to fit their individual goals. 

Beefits

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Concepts NREC maintains a robust in-house research and development program. We hold over 70 patents worldwide, with numerous patents pending. We push past what has been done to explore what can be done.

Concepts NREC is ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016 certified and committed to providing our customers with products and services that meet international quality standards. Concepts NREC is also the leader of the global Advanced Centrifugal Pump and Compressor Consortium for Diffuser and Volute Design, an internationally sponsored research venture dedicated to advancing diffuser and volute design. 

At Concepts NREC, we have the vision to create great designs, and a hard-earned reputation for delivering them.

Capabilities

Concepts NREC’s manufacturing capabilities extend far beyond simply cutting metal. Our highly skilled machinists are backed by experienced design engineers with diverse technical backgrounds and software engineers who have produced industry-leading CAE and CAM programs. This broad expertise enables us to suggest more efficient manufacturing methods, materials, processes, and designs that meet customer needs while lowering their production costs.

Software Partners

The process of designing and manufacturing turbomachinery is extremely complex. Concepts NREC partners with other world-class software providers whose offerings complement our Agile Engineering Design System®.  Click on their names to explore all they have to offer.

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Vacations

Vacation accrual starts from the first day of employment. After one year, a new full-time employee has accrued, and is eligible for, two weeks of vacation per year. After five years, employees are eligible for three weeks per year. After 15 years, employees are eligible for four weeks per year. With supervisory approval a new employee may take vacation as soon as it is accrued. No more than one full year's worth of accrued vacation time (two, three or four weeks) may be carried over from one year to the next without special advance approval. A Vacation Buy Plan is available during Open Enrollment every year to acquire additional vacation time above normal earned time.

Holidays

Eleven paid holiday days are provided each year: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and four floating holidays. Holidays are subject to change. A list of dates which will be considered holidays during the year is published in December of the previous year and also appears on the vacation schedule sheet. During the first year of employment, new hires receive floating holidays on a per quarter basis: four if hired during the first quarter, three if hired during the second quarter, etc...

Sick Days

There is no set number (limitation) of sick days on an annual basis. Concepts NREC's policy is to encourage employees who are sick to absent themselves from work until they are better. However, any employee who accumulates 32 hours of undocumented sick time in a calendar year must provide evidence (documentation) for additional sick time over and above the 32 hours, in order to be paid for the time absent from work. This company policy encourages employees to be responsible about illnesses, including timely treatments, without restricting the availability of sick time. Illnesses of an extended nature are covered under the company's short-term and long- term disability coverage.

Health, Dental and Life Insurance

Comprehensive health insurance, through MVP, is available to employees and their dependents under a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) system of in-network, and out-of-network, providers. Single, two-person and family levels of coverage are available. The health and dental insurance administrator is Partners Benefits Group and Delta Dental respectively. Life insurance equal to one times annual salary (minimum $50,000 coverage) and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance are provided at the company's expense. And additional voluntary term life insurance can be purchased through Sun Life as well as universal life coverage, cancer, disability, and accident insurance through Colonial Life.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Concepts NREC makes available to employees a plan whereby the employee can set aside (via payroll deduction) pre-tax money which can then be used to reimburse the employee for payments for uncovered medical expenses, such as deductibles, co-payments and dental or eye care expenses, or dependent care expenses. A maximum of $2,500 can be set aside for medical cost reimbursement, and proof of payment is required for reimbursement. There is a six-month waiting period for new employees before they can enroll into the medical portion of the plan. The plan may also be used for dependent care expenses with a maximum of $5,000/year set aside for this purpose. There is no waiting period for the dependent care portion of the FSA.

Short-Term Disability (STD)

If an employee is out for an extended illness (not job related), such as pneumonia, heart attack, etc., the employee will receive partial compensation for a period of up to 180 days. The employee would first be required use his/her accrued vacation. After that time, the company will pay the employee at the rate of 66 2/3% of the employee's base salary. STD premiums are fully company paid.

Long-Term Disability (LTD)

On the 181st day of an extended illness, the LTD insurance, currently through Sun Life, will pick up if the employee is not fully recovered and is accepted for coverage. Coverage is 66 2/3% of the employee's base salary. The premium for LTD is fully company-paid.

Worker's Compensation Insurance

As required by law, Concepts NREC carries appropriate worker's compensation insurance for job-related injuries or accidents. Worker's Compensation coverage is fully company-paid.

Employee Assistance Program

Concepts NREC provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), through Sun Life, whereby employees have access to mental health care providers and other professionals in times of personal or professional stress. Assistance for a wide variety of needs can be accessed through this program, including telephone, online, and face-to-face counseling.

401(k) (Retirement) Plan

With the exception of interns (students), coop, union or sabbatical academics, and lease employees, once eligible, new employees are automatically enrolled in the 401(k) Plan at a 5% contribution rate.  Unless after receiving proper notice you elect otherwise, the employee contribution will automatically begin approximately 30 days after receiving the notification letter from the 401(k) investment company.  Subject to government annual limits, employees may contribute up to 60% of gross income to the plan.  The employee presently has more than a dozen fund choices from which to choose, plus online and 800# up-to-date account information is available.

Employee Owned (ESOP)

Effective January 1, 2012, Concepts NREC became an Employee Stock Ownership Plan company. See HR for details on the plan which also has a six-year vesting schedule.

Educational Reimbursement

Employees are strongly encouraged to pursue educational opportunities that will enable them to perform their jobs more effectively. Concepts NREC reimburses educational costs, within minimal guidelines, at all educational levels, including degree programs. Supervisors are encouraged to search out and recommend opportunities for employees to improve or grow. These opportunities, if recommended by a supervisor and approved, are paid for directly by the company at 100%. In addition, the company provides internal training opportunities for staff members at both special staff training sessions and Concepts NREC courses. Finally, membership in professional organizations is encouraged with the company paying for memberships, with limited restrictions.

Moving Expenses

Moving expenses are paid on a case-by-case basis for employees who are moving in order to take a position with the company. HR reviews moving cost quotations and may set limitations on total funding or specific items being moved, however the basic philosophy is for Concepts NREC to pay all normal moving expenses for the employee who moves within 30 miles of their working location. In addition, in unusual circumstances where the company has created additional expenses by requiring an individual to move into the area ahead of schedule, the company will contribute towards the cost of temporary housing, storage, and other living expenses until such time an employee and his/her family are settled in the area (generally limited to two months). Some moving reimbursements are considered taxable income for the employee, so check with the finance office and your tax advisor for tax implications.

Trust the Experts in Turbomachinery

For over 60 years, we have helped leading global OEMs to improve the performance and manufacturability of their turbomachines.

This is a video of Concepts NREC's optional 3+2 Roughing Module that enables roughing out of impellers using 3-axis algorithms, keeping a constant tool vector. This strategy optimizes the toolpath to provide constant cutting load, making it suitable for high speed machining. This is extremely helpful for large (>0.5 m) diameter impellers and/or hard materials where roughing using the 5-axis strategies is less efficient.

Below is a video of Concepts NREC's optional 3+2 Roughing Module that enables roughing out of impellers using 3-axis algorithms, keeping a constant tool vector. This strategy optimizes the toolpath to provide constant cutting load, making it suitable for high speed machining. This is extremely helpful for large (>0.5 m) diameter impellers and/or hard materials where roughing using the 5-axis strategies is less efficient

Below is a video of Concepts NREC's optional 3+2 Roughing Module that enables roughing out of impellers using 3-axis algorithms, keeping a constant tool vector. This strategy optimizes the toolpath to provide constant cutting load, making it suitable for high speed machining. This is extremely helpful for large (>0.5 m) diameter impellers and/or hard materials where roughing using the 5-axis strategies is less efficient.

Below is a video of Concepts NREC's optional 3+2 Roughing Module that enables roughing out of impellers using 3-axis algorithms, keeping a constant tool vector. This strategy optimizes the toolpath to provide constant cutting load, making it suitable for high speed machining. This is extremely helpful for large (>0.5 m) diameter impellers and/or hard materials where roughing using the 5-axis strategies is less efficient.

Here are some quotes from our Customer Satisfaction Survey sent out after every job:

  • "Customer service is really good - they answer questions and concerns in a timely manner."
  • "High performance from quote to delivery"
  • "Concepts' decision to stock material that is qualified to our specifications is a great competitive advantage. Their willingness to provide technical / commercial informational support makes them my "go-to" supplier for milled impellers."

Agile Products Support (APS)

APS is Concepts NREC’s software maintenance and support program that elevates us from just a software provider to a valued partner. 

An APS subscription is included with all annual licenses and is a highly-recommended option for perpetual software licenses. Every software customer is supported for one month following purchase for any installation questions that may arise. Learn more on the Agile Products Support Membership Benefits Datasheet

  • Free software updates
  • One business day response times
  • Expert technical assistance
  • Major discounts on software workshops
  • Discounted professional development course
  • Annual balloting system for development planning
  • Annual Meetings