Career Opportunities

Build your career with APAAPA is a great place to work and grow. As a matter of fact, the average length of service for an APA employee is more than 10 years. APA employees are the key to developing and maintaining successful partnerships with our members.

At APA, we value education, experience, creativity, innovation, responsibility, and a true sense of customer service. When considering applicants for career opportunities, we look for these attributes. We employ scientists, engineers, technicians, marketing specialists and quality auditors familiar with engineered wood systems. We also employ individuals with management, administrative and operational backgrounds.

Many of our employees work at our Tacoma, WA, headquarters. Career opportunities are occasionally available at major metropolitan areas throughout the United States and Canada.

We value diversity among our employees and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Current Job Openings

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  • Staff Engineer in Timber Engineering - Tacoma, WA
  • Vice President of the Technical Services Division
    APA is pleased to announce our engagement with PRM Consulting Group to lead the retained search for the Vice President of the Technical Services Division due to the upcoming retirement of the incumbent. This pivotal role, reporting directly to the President, involves spearheading the technical wood engineering leadership within the association. Key responsibilities include overseeing workplace/laboratory safety, codes and regulatory activities, standards development, product evaluation and certification, and more.
    The ideal candidate brings to the table an advanced degree in civil or structural engineering, coupled with over 15 years of hands-on experience in wood products, timber engineering, or construction. Significant expertise in wood product testing, building codes, and standards development is a must, with a preference for familiarity with ISO 17020, 17025, and 17065. A P.E. license is preferred.
    The expected range is $225,000 to $230,000 plus, relocation support (if needed) and benefits. When determining wage, experience, education and other job-related factors are taken into consideration. If you are interested and your salary requirements exceed this range, or if you have referrals to make, please contact the search lead,
    Contact Laura Viehmyer ►
    APA’s benefits package includes the following:
    - Paid vacation with a minimum of 3 weeks per year.
    - Paid sick leave accruing at 12 days per year.
    - 401(k) Retirement Plan.
    - 11 paid holidays.
    - Medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
    - Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance.
    - Long-Term Disability insurance.
    - Employee Identity Theft Protection.

Generous Benefits

APA employees are rewarded with competitive compensation and benefit plans. We offer:

  • Major medical, dental and vision plans for employee and eligible family members
  • Group life, AD&D and long-term disability plans
  • Long-term care insurance for employee and eligible family members
  • 401(k) retirement plan with generous employer contributions
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays

APA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

APA does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law in any employment practices and in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits in any of our activities. For further information about this policy, contact the APA HR Manager at (253) 620-7448.

As an equal opportunity employer, APA – The Engineered Wood Association values the diversity of our work force and the knowledge of our personnel. Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) for specialty occupation petitions are displayed electronically in accordance with notice requirements pursuant to U.S. Department of Labor regulations, and public access files are available pursuant to regulation. See 20 CFR § 655.734, 655.760.


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