Management Philosophy

We believe that no amount of technology will help us reach our goals without the right people. We encourage outside-the-box thinking and are always searching for highly skilled and motivated people to join our team. Wagner Machine has many areas of expertise ranging from grinding, CNC milling, and CNC turning, to specialized processes including wire EDM, abrasive waterjet, swiss turning, full 5-axis milling, and robotic automation. Our employees are encouraged to advance professionally by learning new skills in all areas of manufacturing and in many critical supporting roles.

Family-owned and operated, WMC offers excellent medical/dental coverage, flex spending, short term disability, 401(k), uniform allowance, and paid time off.

Application for employment

Complete our online application.

Or print a copy of the application and submit your completed application by mail, fax, or email to:

Human Resources
PO Box 3969
Champaign, IL 61826-3969
217-384-0072 business
217-384-8061 fax
careers@wagner-machine.com

We are currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Job Shop Machinist/Programmer

Position reports to the Job Shop Team Lead. This is an hourly position with a pay range of $20-$30/hr depending on skills and experience.

Job Profile

Wagner Machine Company is seeking an experienced CNC machinist to fill an open position. In our job shop, machinists use a variety of machining processes to make low volume machined parts. Qualified individuals must be proficient at CAD/CAM, programming, setting up, and operating CNC machines to make complex parts to customer specs. Machinists work on projects individually but often collaborate with each other to figure out the best method to program, fixture, and machine complex parts. The best candidates will have a diverse machining background, a strong mechanical aptitude, the ability to learn quickly, and a commitment to continuing education in machining technology.

Job Functions

  • Read prints and modify CAD Files
  • Identify best methods to make high quality parts within the quoted cycle time
  • Use CAM software to create efficient and repeatable toolpaths (FeatureCAM or PowerMill Preferred)
  • Set up and run CNC mills and lathes
  • Inspect parts to internal quality standards
  • Document jobs to company standards
  • Communicate with supervisors and customers
  • Meet deadlines

Minimum Qualifications

  • Due to ITAR compliance, applicants must be US Citizens
  • 3 Years Operating, setting-up, and programming CNC mills and lathes
  • 3 Years CAD/CAM experience (surface and solid modeling preferred)
  • Extensive knowledge of G and M codes
  • Detailed knowledge of measuring techniques and best practices
  • Extensive knowledge of tooling and machining processes
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills
  • Ability to adjust programs for optimal speed, reliability, and tool life
  • Ability to lift 70 lbs. and pass a drug-screen and background check

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Manual milling, turning, and grinding experience
  • Experience with .0005” or smaller tolerances
  • Experience with high speed machining and micro tooling
  • Experience in a Job Shop Environment machining a variety of materials
  • Experience in a LEAN Manufacturing or 5S Setting
  • Experience with ISO procedures

 

 

Administrative Assistant – Production

Position reports to the Administrative Team Lead. This is an hourly position with a pay range of $16-$20/hr depending on skills and experience.

Candidate Characteristics

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects while maintaining attention to detail
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Punctual and meets deadlines
  • Discretion when working with sensitive and confidential material
  • Teamwork oriented to foster a productive and enjoyable work atmosphere
  • Desire to learn, grow, and innovate to help move the company forward

Job Functions

  • Answer phones and greet visitors in a professional manner
  • Process purchase orders and sales orders
  • Data entry as necessary
  • Maintain customer digital files
  • Communicate with multiple managers and department leads
  • Update customers on orders
  • Maintain production schedule
  • Assist with implementation of new ERP system
  • Participate in ISO certification process and internal audits
  • Other tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Due to ITAR compliance, applicants must be US Citizens
  • 1 year navigating and editing a database
  • 1 year in administrative position
  • Familiar with printers, copiers, fax machines
  • Proficient with MS Office

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with ERP Systems (Please specify which)
  • Experience with CAD software (Please specify which)
  • 2 years in a production environment at any position

 

 

Shop Assistant

Position reports to the Maintenance Team Lead. This is an hourly position with a pay range of $10-13/hr depending on skills and experience.

Job Profile

Wagner Machine Company is seeking a motivated individual to help us maintain a clean, safe, and efficient shop floor. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to clean the shop and machines, to remove waste product, and to perform daily tasks to keep machines in a state of operational readiness. This is an entry level position with opportunities for advancement.

Job Functions

  • Clean the shop equipment and work area as instructed
  • Help production workers by performing duties such as cleaning work areas and equipment, or topping off coolant and other machine fluids
  • Remove and maintain chips from machining operations until recycled
  • Move and stage materials & supplies
  • Move raw and scrap materials, finished products and equipment throughout the facility
  • Perform necessary housekeeping activities; including, but not limited to, picking up all debris that results from production activities and proper storage of all materials and equipment when not in use
  • Collect and dispose of trash
  • Operate forklift and/or overhead crane
  • Communicate with supervisors and coworkers
  • Assist with basic preventative maintenance as directed
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Due to ITAR compliance, applicants must be US Citizens
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization, and communication skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Motivated and professional attitude
  • Ability to lift 70 lbs. and pass a drug-screen and background check

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous manufacturing or warehouse experience preferred