MTU Detroit Diesel named “employer of choice” in Detroit area

September 10, 2009
Detroit, MI. — MTU Detroit Diesel MTU Detroit Diesel , the North American regional headquarters for MTU Friedrichshafen, a Tognum Group company, was again named as one of “Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” as defined by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA). This is MTU Detroit Diesel’s second consecutive year receiving this honor.
“In 2009’s tough economic climate, this recognition as one of Metro Detroit’s •Best and Brightest Companies’ means even more to us,” says Patrick Kapusta, senior manager, Human Resources, MTU Detroit Diesel, Inc. “It’s relatively easy to offer outstanding benefits, training and community involvement when times are good, but the true test of a company’s commitment to its employees and human resources practices comes when times are more challenging.”

This year’s competition included over 1,100 employee nominations representing over 400 companies. Winning companies were determined by the results of independent research that evaluated each company in the following categories: communication; community initiatives; compensation and benefits; diversity and multiculturalism; employee education and development; employee engagement and commitment; recognition and retention; small business; recruitment and selection; and work-life balance.

An important element of this research was a confidential survey that was administered via email to randomly selected employees about their work environment.

“It is very encouraging to continue to receive high marks from our employees even during these tough times,” says Kapusta. “While we have not been unaffected by the global economic crisis, we have been working hard to maintain nearly all of the benefits and programs that have made us an employer-of-choice in the area.”

MTU Detroit Diesel is currently hiring for a select number of positions in its Detroit / Redford facility. For a complete list of career opportunities, please visit .

About the Michigan Business Professional Association (MBPA)
Based in Warren, Mich., the MBPA is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employ more than 200,0000 persons. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like. Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. The MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food Beverage Association (MFBA).

About MTU
MTU Detroit Diesel, Inc. is the North American regional headquarters of MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH, one of the world’s most important providers of diesel engines and drive and propulsion systems for ships, heavy-duty land and rail vehicles, and distributed energy. It offers a complete line of power solutions from 30 to 12,200 bhp (20 to 9,100 kW) for applications in the marine, rail, power generation, oil and gas, agriculture, mining, construction and industrial, and defense markets. MTU Detroit Diesel is part of the MTU Engines division of Tognum AG. www.mtu•

With its two business units, “Engines” and “Onsite Energy Components”, the Tognum Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of engines, propulsion systems and distributed energy systems. These products are based on diesel engines with up to 9,100 kilowatts (kW) power output, gas engines up to 2,150 kW, fuel cells up to 360 kW and gas turbines up to 50,000 kW.

The product portfolio of the “Engines” business unit comprises MTU engines and propulsion systems for ships, for heavy land, rail and defense vehicles, and for the oil and gas industry. The portfolio of the “Onsite Energy Components” business unit includes distributed energy systems engines for emergency power generation, basic and peak load, and cogeneration power plants based on gas engines, fuel cells and gas turbines that generate both electricity and heat.

For the second year running, MTU Detroit Diesel has been
named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s “101 Best and Brightest
Companies to Work For” by the Michigan Business and
Professional Organization.
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By Professional Mariner Staff