Machinist Trainee – 3rd shift or Weekends 1st/3rd

MetalTek International

Waukesha, WI

Job Details

Job Location:    Wisconsin Centrifugal - Waukesha, WI
Position Type:    Full Time
Salary Range:    $22.00 - $25.00 Hourly
Job Shift:    2nd & 3rd Shift


MetalTek International is an industry leader providing metal component solutions to customers from around the world with products that reach the depths of the oceans to the depths of space.  MetalTek employs nearly 800 people in five locations worldwide.  Our employees are Making A Lasting Difference and enjoy an environment where their efforts are rewarded, continuous improvement is valued, and career growth is encouraged. 

The Wisconsin Centrifugal Division of MetalTek International has been a proud member of the Waukesha community for over 75 years. We are conveniently located 2 miles Southeast of I-94 and HWY F and offer a comprehensive benefits package.  Consider a career at one of the largest centrifugal foundries in the world!  

Machinist Trainees will work on 3rd Shift (Sunday night start) 10:30PM- 7AM or 1st/3rd Weekend Shifts from 5am-5pm or 5pm-5am. Machinist Trainees must be available for 1st shift training for approximately the first 4 - 6 months. First shift hours are 6:30AM - 3:00PM.    

Our Machinist Trainees:

  • Work closely with experienced machinists; learn the operation and set-up of a variety of machine tools. Master necessary skills and knowledge including:
    • CNC machine operation, setup, and adjustment
    • Use of precision measuring devices
    • Completion of required paperwork
  • Complete on- and off – site training/education as needed to facilitate trade knowledge.
  • Grow in machining knowledge and skills in preparation for a Machinist position.
  • Gain understanding of shop routings, materials, fixtures, tooling, and locations.


  • Solid math skills, good mechanical aptitude, and a willingness to vary work hours to accommodate training.
  • A strong desire to become a top notch, set-up machinist is critical.
  • Candidates should have a stable education and/or employment history.
  • Background in industrial arts and manufacturing is preferred.


Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females,

Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

Drug Free Workplace