Shawn Willette came to Steffes as an Assembly Technician in 2014 after hearing an ad for open Steffes positions on the radio.

During his time as Assembly Technician  he took an interest in welding and got trained and certified through Steffes. 

Shawn has now been the Production Supervisor of our entire Grand Forks East facility for the past two years. In this position, he oversees all manufacturing operations in that facility, which includes our pressure vessel and skid assemblies.

When he started, the Grand Forks East facility was just starting to manufacture products with only a handful of employees so it was manageable for one person to oversee everything. However, as the company has grown and expanded, so did the East facility’s production volume. In order to keep production running smoothly, Shawn now has 4 managers that report to him as well.

“I really like working here. I love the company as a whole,” said Willette. “Steffes takes care of their people. I like that you feel like a part of something.”

When Shawn is not at work, he likes to spend time with his family and ride bike. His winter hobby is building model cars.


Thank you for your hard work and contributions to Team Steffes, Shawn!