Just beyond the shadows of Motor City and across Lake Michigan lies a small town doing big things – Menominee, Michigan, a place we fondly refer to as “Rotor City.” Here, you’ll find Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, a cutting-edge aerospace company, where for more than 65 years, we’ve designed, built, and manufactured top-of-the-line helicopters.
Founded on American ingenuity and forged from an unwavering passion for aviation, Enstrom Helicopter is a pillar of innovation, and we’re just getting started!
Do you take pride in your work and seek to direct your passion toward building something lasting? Then join our hardworking, talented team and help us build some of the best helicopters in the business.
Enstrom’s story began with a mining engineer in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula experimenting with helicopter designs in the 1950s. Fast forward to today, and Enstrom is now a well-respected helicopter manufacturer with aircraft in operation around the world. We’ve grown from a tiny brick building in 1961 to a facility of over 173,000 sq. ft.
Our employees know the value of supporting one another. As we continue to grow our team, we will always prioritize the small, family atmosphere that has helped Enstrom stay in business for more than six decades. Everyone, from our CEO to our mechanics to our engineers, come to work each day with the same “roll up your sleeves” attitude.
Every day presents a unique and interesting challenge. You may find yourself at a computer, on the manufacturing floor, and inside a helicopter all in the same day!
You’ll always find amazing opportunities for advancement. Enstrom President Todd Tetzlaff began his career at Enstrom as a design engineer, our human resources manager started as an administrative assistant, and our director of operations started as a flight line mechanic. We have folks who have served Enstrom for more than 40 years, one even 55 years, because they know that their work is valued.
Fresh out of school and eager to start your career? We offer tuition reimbursement and mentorship to encourage personal and professional growth. Tuition reimbursement is also available for those seeking higher degrees or other professional certificates.
Explore our home of Menominee, and you’ll discover a thriving local community on the shores of Lake Michigan. Catch a concert in the park or join the fun at a community festival. Plus, you can experience every day the beauty and serenity out-of-towners might only find on vacation.
What if you’re partial to the big city? Enstrom is less than an hour’s drive from Green Bay, Wisconsin, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the 2023-2024 Best Place to Live in the U.S. Green Bay boasts several fantastic shopping districts, entertainment venues, and an active nightlife scene.
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is perfect for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating, and more! Plus, people who call Menominee home can expect a low cost of living and an easy commute. Sports fans in the area can root for the Green Bay Packers, the Detroit Lions, the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA, and MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers.
As a company, we have the privilege of building something incredibly cool! An Enstrom Helicopter is an industry-wide symbol of safety, innovation, and performance. Seeing the result of your hard work lift off for the first time is truly amazing.
Not only do our employees insist on building the best and safest helicopters possible, but they’re also committed to keeping our customers flying with reliable support after the sale.
Chuck Surack, best known as the founder of music retailer Sweetwater in Fort Wayne, purchased Enstrom in May of 2022. Chuck, an avid helicopter pilot, has an infectious passion for aviation. He’s proud to have earned his helicopter flight ratings in an Enstrom years before his acquisition.
Under Chuck’s stable ownership, the factory is buzzing with excitement and is producing the top-tier helicopters Enstrom is known for. He is committed to directing Enstrom into a bright future for decades to come.
Do you have relevant experience and want to be a part of Enstrom’s bright future? We are searching for qualified and motivated individuals to join our growing team. Allow Enstrom to take your career to new heights. Begin your journey by starting the process below!See All Openings