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


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