UPI is located in Pittsburg, California, approximately 40 miles east of San Francisco. The company employs almost 800 people and converts hot rolled steel coils into four main product lines: Cold Rolled sheet, Galvanized sheet, Hot Rolled Pickled and Oiled sheet, and Tin Plate. These products are shipped to customers who manufacture a wide range of products including: office furniture, computer cabinets, metal studs, culvert, metal building material, automotive parts, and food packaging. New products are continuously being developed by working with our customers to provide new and cost effective uses for our steel.
The continuous process flow of steel through every step of the operation is considered a model of materials handling and production efficiency. Product and equipment is scheduled, monitored and controlled through an elaborate system of computers, conveyors, automatic coil-moving cars, and other state-of-the-art equipment. Skilled employees assure that our steel meets the highest quality possible and is delivered on time. At UPI, a cooperative team of union and management employees strives to improve every aspect of our business, solve problems and learn new skills. UPI encourages employees to continue their formal education and enroll in one of the many courses offered at the onsite Learning Center. In addition to the courses taught on site, a tuition refund plan is available to qualified employees. Continuing education is UPI’s key to success.
UPI offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, life insurance, 401(k) investment and pension plan. UPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Employment opportunities at UPI are available from time to time in operations as entry-level operators and skilled maintenance technicians (wage positions that are union represented). Management positions are generally promoted from within the company into operations, accounting, commercial, business planning, technology, and employee relations. Management Associates are recruited at colleges and universities for a well-defined training period from which careers are launched. Visit our Career Opportunities web page for some of the current job positions for which we are seeking applicants.