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5 S TEPS TO A C A REER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What do you want to do? Basic things you can do to find your profession.

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Cool stuff made and built in southeastern Wisconsin Discover key products and name brands produced in this region by businesses with global reach.

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Wisconsin sources for local products How did they build the new Bucks arena? What jobs were involved? Which Wisconsin companies make some popular garage standards?

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COS T OF L I V ING .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The costs of living: Making ends meet on your own Budgeting and saving for a rainy day, featuring hot job salaries.

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Highlighting youth apprentices, interns and women in STEM careers.

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How shop floor experience can work for your future.

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Students experience hands-on home building with Tim O’Brien Homes.

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Local companies & employees Area businesses share a look inside their day-to-day and current positions in demand.

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C A REER FA IR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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How to prepare and where to go to meet many employers at once.

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GPS EDUCATION PARTNERS is a work-based learning solution for students, schools and businesses that provides an immersive and structured apprenticeship program that is preparing today’s youth for careers in industry. With ever-increasing frequency, education is realizing that Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides positive experiences for all students regardless of their post-secondary planning. GPS takes traditional CTE to a different level that allows students the opportunity to practice real skills in real time within partnering businesses. GPS students split their time during the week between working in their apprenticeship placements and attending classes for related instruc-

tion as well as traditional high school coursework (i.e. English, mathematics, science). Additionally, students are engaged year round in both apprenticeship and classroom activities to provide them with a continuous learning experience. Through work-based learning students acquire and then practice soft skills (responsibility, teamwork, initiative, grit, etc.) along with specific technical skills designed to prepare students for the current marketplace as well the future. GPS goes beyond career exploration and provides career preparation. This preparation results in graduates who are critical thinkers, equipped with skills, knowledge and certifications that are transferable to new situations and new technologies. By providing young people the opportunity to learn, to grow and to develop confidence while working in adult environments, GPS is assisting students in the transition to adulthood and a solid financial future.

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STEP 1

ACADEMIC AND CAREER PLANNING.

In school, you’ve probably worked with a guidance counselor to identify areas of interest. This involves answering a few questions about yourself.

What

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Take this work interest quiz to find out. Choose the letter most like you.

Each letter represents an interest area with careers that might be a good fit. Which letter did you choose most? People tell me that I am:

In my free time, I like to:

My favorite class in school is:

I admire:

a) Full of energy b) Logic-minded c) A talented writer d) Good at negotiating

a) Woodshop b) Chemistry c) Art d) Statistics

a) Build and fix things b) Explore new technologies c) Dream up inventions d) Get organized

a) M  ike Rowe, host of “Dirty Jobs” b) Stephen Hawking, astrophysicist c) W  alt Disney, animation visionary d) Warren Buffet, billionaire businessman

Mostly As: You are hands-on. The more you are able to

touch and manipulate the information, the easier it will be for you to learn. POSSIBLE CAREERS: Welder, CNC programmer, assembler, machinist (tool & die), electrical engineer.

Mostly Bs: You are scientific. You typically work through

problems and issues in a systematic way, and you like to create procedures for future use. POSSIBLE CAREERS: CAD designer, product developer, mechanical engineer, robotics/automation specialist, industrial engineer.

Mostly Cs: You are creative. You enjoy using images, colors and maps to organize information and communicate with others.

POSSIBLE CAREERS: Web designer, advertising representative, network support staff, marketing manager, software programmer.

You can speak with mentors who will tell you what you need to know about their jobs: how they got there and what they do. You can then decide if that career is realistic for you.

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ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR career aspirations for young adults is pro athlete. Here’s some advice from one who knows: a professional athlete career coach. “I played professional basketball. The road to becoming a professional athlete is not as glamorous as the end result appears to be. Whether you want to be a professional baseball player, lawyer, engineer or architect, you have to be focused and dedicated to achieve that goal. “Right now, there are probably millions of ninth graders who want to become professional ballplayers. However, only a small percentage of those people will actually achieve that goal. “A quick look at the rosters of the three professional Wisconsin sports teams shows 25 players on the Brewers roster, 53 players on the Packers roster and 15 players on the Bucks roster, for a total of 93 pro sports jobs in the entire state. “So what can you do to move closer to your goal? “Start with your academics and make sure you’re not only always eligible

Mostly Ds: You are business-minded. You like to work

to play, but also excel academically. If you’re not good enough to play at

through issues, ideas and problems with a group.

the professional level, you’ll at least have a good education that will help

POSSIBLE CAREERS: Trainer, human resources assistant, computer information systems manager, accounts payable clerk, supervisor.

you pursue another career path. Now get to work.” n You can read more from this career coach and many others at careercruising.com (INSPIRE Southeast Wisconsin).

(Source: Adapted from Dream It. Do it. – Wisconsin)

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GET EXPOSED TO BUSINESS.

Once you’ve identified an area of work you might pursue, get to know local businesses where you might apply your talents and learn new skills. Some ways to learn about local employers include participating in tours of businesses, going to career fairs and attending information sessions at school. Recruiters offer mock interviews and speed interviewing to sample a variety of industries.

THE METROPOLITAN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF GREATER MILWAUKEE this spring offered a Building Trades Career Day for high school students in conjunction with the 2018 Parade of Homes. MBA hosted nearly 400 students from 13 local schools at Lake Country Village in Summit and Hidden Hills in Sussex. Students were invited to tour the job sites and hear trades workers talk about their jobs. They got a glimpse of the new home construction process and it introduced them to career opportunities in the trades. The 2018 MBA Parade of Homes runs Aug. 11 through Sept. 3, and will feature 22 brand new homes from 20 of southeastern Wisconsin’s top homebuilders, in three subdivisions. n

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More involved career experiences might include doing a job shadow, where students can go through a day of work at a business to experience the daily challenges of a role. Internships or co-ops can offer students real-world experience on the job while going to high school or technical college as part of their schooling.

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STEP 3

TAKE A CLASS.

If you’ve found a few interest areas you might like to pursue, find a class to hone your skills. A school guidance counselor can help you map your interests to the class offerings in your school district. Working on machines that real factories use means students are prepared for future jobs. Arrowhead Union High School District has gone through many transitions and is working to replace the outdated shops of yesterday with modern, bright labs of tomorrow for mechanically inclined students. Schools try to line up classes with the needs of the economy in

which students will work. For example, some New Berlin students are learning about modernized smart factories that share data among machines. Factories now have layers of technology that workers need to understand. The class offering, “How Machines Work,” developed from business leaders recognizing a need to upskill manufacturing talent for high-tech analytics. For some of the projects, students have access to Waukesha County Technical College’s robotics equipment in its Advanced Manufacturing Center.

Above: Jeff Luetschwager working with a group of engineering students in Arrowhead’s south campus engineering labs. Near Right: Sophomore students working in the south campus manufacturing lab on their metal coffee table base. Bottom far right: Sophomore students working in the south campus manufacturing lab. Top Left and Right: The north campus metal lab before an anticipated remodel.

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JOIN A CLUB.

Project-based, hands-on learning is one of the best ways to find out what you like to do. You never know unless you try! Many groups, at schools and beyond, offer career exposure to tasks one might perform on the job. Challenges often are presented as contests, with prizes awarded. The New Berlin Blitz robotics team designs and builds a robot to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Many jobs today and in the future will require STEM skills. A need for greater diversity in these fields is drawing businesses to

New Berlin robotics team

involve young women in these areas, such as the recent Girls in Manufacturing Tour attended by Waukesha West High School. “These are the girls who will change the world,” said girls’ STEM Club advisor Elle Stigler. An all-female team of motorcycle rehabbers in Milwaukee won several awards in the BUILD program this spring. It’s a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to pairing teams of high school students with bike-building mentors, founded by The Iron Horse Hotel.

BUILD Program

The New Berlin Blitz robotics team is made up of 55 seventh through 12th grade students from both New Berlin West and New Berlin Eisenhower. The team recently implemented varsity lettering so the work of the robotics team is recognized alongside the school’s athletics teams. n

Leah Orloff and Loyal Prach of Shorewood’s DBR Racing team compete at the BUILD Race Day event.

Robot driver Robert Schweigel (left, above) and manipulator Logan Podlesnik (right) maneuver “Drew’s Dream.”

The BUILD program teaches Milwaukee students to fix and build motorcycles from scratch. During a BUILD season, from January to June, the program provides each participating team with a vintage motorcycle to be worked on, along with mentors and a workspace, with the end goal of racing the bike in an American Flat Track motorcycle race.

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Students with Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch on the Schools2Skills tour.

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tours for the past seven years to show high school students all the careers the manufacturing industry has to offer. Betsy Bear Hoff, president of Alloy Products, spoke to students from Waukesha West High School’s all-girl STEM Club about why manufacturing is a great career option. Betsy is a fourth-generation family member working in the business. “Everything I learned on the shop floor was helpful to get me where I am today,” Bear Hoff said. She emphasized trying new things to find what you are good at and a job you enjoy. Students were joined for the tour by Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who told the girls, “Choose STEM, choose Wisconsin for school, and stay and work in Wisconsin!” n

The Iron Angels BUILD team was unique in that it was girls-only and consisted of students from multiple high schools. The seven Iron Angels students, spanning freshmen through seniors, came from Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Franklin High School, Pius XI High School and Dominican High School. Six of them joined as builders and one joined to learn about finance and project management. There were eight other BUILD teams during the 2018 season: New Berlin, Bradley Tech, Milwaukee Lutheran, Muskego, Oak Creek, Shorewood, South Milwaukee and St. Francis. Some of the students have already put their new skills to use at home. One Iron Angel races mountain bikes as a hobby; she now fixes her own bike. Another team member said she feels more confident in basic mechanical-type tasks like changing a tire on her car. One of the other students signed up for an engineering camp. The Iron Angels received three awards this season: Best Social Media, People’s Choice and Brewtown Rumble Judge’s Choice. n

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STEP 5

DUAL ENROLL.

If you feel like traditional school is not working for you, consider dual enrollment, where students go to school and also work. They earn credits, get experience and are paid. Graduates can use their money toward college, and some even get hired after graduation in a secure job. GPS Education Partners’ education centers collaborate with school districts and business partners to piece together options

Welder in training Faith Stenson is a student at East Troy High School who graduated in spring 2018 from GPS Education Partners. She trained as a welder at Banker Wire and plans to attend Gateway Technical College’s welding program post-graduation.

Faith Stenson practicing welding.

“The people I worked with at Banker Wire made me feel like I am one of them and they didn’t treat me like a little kid. I felt like I was a regular employee and part of the team,” Faith said. HOW TO APPLY It’s easy to get involved with GPS Education Partners. Applications are accepted year round, so you can apply as a fall semester junior, spring semester junior or fall semester senior. To get started: » Talk to school staff and attend a tour of an education center/business partner. » Apply online at gpsed.org/apply. » Interview with GPS personnel. Next comes the admittance decision. » The final step is new student registration and orientation. Welcome! Questions? Learn more at gpsed.org. Email enroll@gpsed.org or call 1-844-8218118 for more information. n

for each individual student. They work to personalize a program so every student has a clear pathway to success. Waukesha County Technical College’s Dual Enrollment Academy offers students their first year of a technical degree before they graduate high school. They shuttle to WCTC to get access to equipment. Some kids want something more than the typical teenage job. Go for it!

A parent’s perspective on GPS Education Partners “The GPS program changed the life of our son, Yoshi Halmar, in a great Tim and Yoshi Halmar. way. It also had a profound and very positive effect on our entire family. “My wife, Lynn, and I saw that the personalized attention in a much smaller group and in a non-traditional setting might be appealing to our son. We also recognized with some strong hope that our son might benefit from real-world experience, structure and personal accountability in an adult workplace. “In addition to academics and manufacturing skills, the students learned and developed life skills, such as financial management, job searching and interviewing. On a regular basis, Yoshi joined his classmates to offer volunteer service to a range of community organizations. Field trips also provided hands-on and real-world exam-

ples and experience with some of the concepts they were learning about in the classroom. “An incredible milestone that was immensely encouraging was when he was recognized for having perfect attendance for the entire junior year. In contrast, Yoshi had an excessive number of absences his freshman and sophomore years in the traditional academic setting. “Yoshi earned four industry credentials through the GPS program, culminating in attaining the certified production technician certification from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council. Even better, Yoshi accepted an offer to become a full-time employee at Danfoss. “Each graduating student had the opportunity to offer a statement about his or her experience in GPS. Yoshi said, ‘The biggest skill I have developed the past two years is self-awareness. I have learned to think before I act.’ “Lynn and I offer our highest possible endorsement of the GPS program. We are deeply grateful for the tremendous outcomes with which our family has been blessed, and we’re thrilled that dozens of other families with students who graduated this spring achieved similarly wonderful success.” n — from Tim Halmar, father of Yoshi Halmar, a GPS graduate of Brown Deer High School (2018).

MAX CZECHOWSKI - Waukesha County Technical College Dual Enrollment Academy student, 2016-’17 In May 2 018 , MA X CZECHOWSKI earned his associate’s degree in automation systems technology from Waukesha County Technical College one year after graduating from Brookfield Central High School in June 2017. Thanks to WCTC’s Dual Enrollment Academy program, Max was able to get a jumpstart in his education and complete the first year of studies in that AST program while he was a senior in high school. It also has given him opportunities to serve internships at two companies – Pieper Electric Inc.,

where he spent the summer and fall of 2017 building industrial control panels, and most recently, at Schoeneck Containers Inc., where he works with automation processes. “Technical education is really practical; it makes sense. What we learn here will make us successful in our careers,” Max said. Max was named the 2018-’19 Student Ambassador for WCTC, was an Outstanding Student Award winner, and participated in the 2017 Skills Accelerator program though The Commons. He plans to earn a second associate’s degree at WCTC, in mechanical engineering technology, and later transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university. n biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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A JOB ISN’T THE ONLY REASON TO STAY IN WISCONSIN. Carl Klemp’s education in HVACR technology landed him an internship and job offers in other states. His love of outdoor recreation, however, brought him back to Wisconsin, where he’s taking full advantage of the career and lifestyle opportunities our state offers. Wisconsin’s excellent technical colleges and public and private universities offer the education needed to succeed in today’s evolving economy. And Wisconsin employers are lining up with job offers that make the most of the knowledge, skills and ambition our state’s talented young people bring to the workplace.

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With your education in Wisconsin, you can make a living anywhere. But more and more graduates of Wisconsin’s higher education institutions are finding that Wisconsin offers them a unique opportunity to make the life they desire. Take Michele Raysich, for example, who, after earning a degree in architecture, moved to Chicago thinking that was the best place to realize her professional aspirations. It didn’t take long for Michele to realize that she could make a greater impact professionally in Wisconsin. So, after only

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one year, Michele moved back to the state, and now enjoys a lower cost of living and a better quality of life. You can learn more about the career and personal success Carl, Michele and others enjoy in Wisconsin following wide-ranging academic pursuits at InWisconsin.com/alumni.

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Downtown Milwaukee’s new $524 million arena will host concerts, the Milwaukee Bucks, Marquette University men’s basketball and other entertainment. The amount of resources that go into a construction project of this size is mind-blowing! Here are a few of the necessary parts and the Wisconsin companies that made, hauled and installed them. » » More than 1,300 steps – produced by Midwest Stairs & Iron, Milwaukee » » Restrooms: 18 men’s; 22 women’s; 14 all-gender; and five wellness rooms – plumbing by Hooper Corp., Madison » » More than 9,000 light fixtures – electrical work by Staff Electric Co., Menomonee Falls » » More than 6,000 receptacles and devices » » More than 600,000 linear feet of conduit » » More than 3 million linear feet of wire » » More than 1,000 plumbing fixtures – produced by Kohler Co., Kohler; and Zurn, Milwaukee » » More than 150,000 bricks (300 pallets and 15 truckloads) – installed by Arteaga Construction Inc., Milwaukee » » 89,417 structural bolts » » 17,500 seats » » More than 8,000 tons (16 million pounds) of structural steel » » 9 trusses, each 200 feet, weighing 50 to 80 tons – produced by Merrill Iron & Steel Inc. – Schofield » » 20,000 cubic yards of concrete – installed by M.A. Mortenson Co., Brookfield; Choice Construction Cos. Inc., Menomonee Falls; JCP Construction LLC, Milwaukee

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TEAM: ARENA Nearly 3,700 workers worked hard to construct the new Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center. Here are some of the jobs involved, training required and average pay.

ELECTRICIAN Tasks: Install and wire electrical systems; plan, diagram and repair electrical fixtures and controls. Training: Five-year apprenticeship | Average hourly wage: $25.11

PLUMBER Tasks: Design, install and maintain pipes for water and waste; vent gas systems; repair fixtures. Training: Five-year apprenticeship | Average hourly wage: $30.11

CARPENTER Tasks: Building site prep; frame walls and roofs, hang walls; install windows, doors and cabinetry. Training: Four-year apprenticeship Average hourly wage: $21.64

LABORER Tasks: Prepare and clean work sites; drill and blast site areas; lay pipe; build scaffolds; place concrete. Training: Apprenticeship with classroom and on-the-job training Average hourly wage: $17.95

IRON WORKER Tasks: Raise, place and connect steel to form structural frameworks; install building components; weld metal. Training: Four-year apprenticeship Average hourly wage: $27.45

OPERATOR Tasks: Use power construction equipment such as graders, dozers, cranes, pumps and loaders to grade earth, put up structures and pour surface pavement. Training: Apprenticeship | Average hourly wage: $25.11

PROJECT MANAGER Tasks: Coordinate activities of various project contributors; make sure projects finish on time and within budget. Training: Two-year technical training or four-year college degree Entry level wage: $21.61

SUPERINTENDENT Tasks: Plan and oversee building of structures; make sure buildings are safe to use. Training: Two-year technical training or four-year college degree Entry level wage: $34.87

ENGINEER Tasks: Plan, design and oversee the construction of buildings and structures. Training: Four-year college degree. Entry level wage: $28.38

ARCHITECT Tasks: Design and sketch building plans; manage resources to keep projects on time and within budget. Training: Four-year college degree | Entry level wage: $25.55

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COOL STUFF Made in southeastern Wisconsin

From well-known brands to surprising items, we are delighted to present a few of the exciting things Wisconsinites take pride in designing, assembling and supplying across the globe. We are lucky to have such a richly productive region of makers. Food and beverage manufacturers have a thriving scene here. We also build lots of STUFF for consumers and industrial customers. Every company profiled here has jobs for the future, not only in manufacturing and assembly, but also in sales, marketing, engineering, HR, finance, management and other professions. If the company is in your neighborhood, go check out its job board or support the business by trying its products or taking a tour. Enjoy our roundup of some of the awesome STUFF made in Wisconsin.

GATORS JOHN DEERE HORICON WORKS is one of Deere & Co.’s flagship factories, manufacturing durable and reliable products for generations of John Deere customers. John Deere Horicon Works leads the industry in manufacturing technology and environmental stewardship. The factory assembles John Deere lawn tractors and gator utility vehicles. They keep the farms in Wisconsin working! 16

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RIDING MOWERS Briggs & Stratton Corp. is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. The company is also a manufacturer of numerous outdoor power products, right in our own backyard. The Wauwatosa factory produces standby generators, pressure washers, snowblowers, and walk and riding mowers.

PIZZA Milwaukee’s own Palermo Villa Inc. operates from a 250,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on West Canal Street. Palermo’s is a familyowned company that was founded in 1964 and is still owned by the Fallucca family. Ingredients for its signature frozen pizzas come from all over Wisconsin. The factory is a high-tech pizza manufacturing operation with an on-site bakery to produce fresh crusts. The site also houses Palermo’s corporate offices and Pizzeria 3301, which serves up the Palermo’s pizza experience from an Italian wood-fired oven.

COOKIE DOUGH & BROWNIE BITS FOR ICE CREAM Denali Ingredients LLC is a manufacturer that produces ingredients for ice cream, including cookie dough, brownie bits, chocolate flakes, chocolate swirls and fruit swirls. The company also makes the famous Moose Tracks fudge on behalf of its sister company, Denali Moose Tracks. Denali employs 125 people and has been growing steadily since the company was formed in 2006. It now has two manufacturing facilities, with a third underway (scheduled to open in early 2019), all in New Berlin.

MEDICAL IMAGING DEVICES GE Healthcare has five manufacturing facilities, a distribution center and 10 other sites in Wisconsin. GE Healthcare’s new LOGIQ E10 Ultrasound system, made in Wauwatosa, can process an amount of data equivalent to playing two entire DVDs in just one second in real-time.

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COOL S TUFF SODA Sprecher Brewing Co. was founded in 1985 by Randy Sprecher, who established Milwaukee’s first craft brewery. It is housed in a renovated former elevator cab factory in Glendale. In its lab, Sprecher brews nine soda flavors, including cherry-cran, lo-cal root beer and grape, among others. It also brews five hard sodas, three ciders and 16 beers. Sprecher puts “firebrewed” on its packaging because it still brews in a hand-built, gas-fired brew kettle. Fun fact: Sprecher’s tanks are purchased from Wisconsin dairies.

GARBAGE DISPOSALS & HOT WATER DISPENSERS In 1927, the world’s first garbage disposal was invented by architect John Hammes, just a few blocks from the current InSinkErator world headquarters in Racine. Now, millions of InSinkErator garbage disposals are manufactured each year. InSinkErator also makes hot water dispensers for home use, which can produce up to 100 cups of near-boiling water per hour. The company has 1,000 employees globally.

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PERFORMANCE BICYCLES In 1976, Trek was founded to meet the demand for U.S.made high-performance bikes. Today, in its Waterloo facility, not far from the original barn it began in, designers and researchers are building some of the best bikes available. Millions of people ride Trek bikes in hundreds of countries around the world. The company has about 2,000 employees, about half of whom are in Wisconsin. At the beginning, Trek’s founders Dick Burke and Bevil Hogg debated what to call their new bicycle company. Hogg liked Kestrel, after the bird of prey. Burke preferred Trek because it called forth travel and adventure.

KITCHEN APPLIANCES High-end appliance brands Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove come right out of Madison. Founded in 1945, Sub-Zero makes refrigeration, freezer and wine storage products. With the acquisition of Wolf Range Co. in 2000, Sub-Zero Group Inc. added residential cooking appliances, with products including ranges, cooktops, wall ovens, warming drawers and ventilation equipment. In 2018, Sub-Zero Group launched the Cove brand of dishwashers. Cove joins Sub-Zero and Wolf to make a complete kitchen family of appliances.

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FAC TORIES OF THE FUTURE LCD SCREENS Right now in Mount Pleasant, Foxconn Technology Group is building the first LCD screen manufacturing facility in the United States. The Taiwanese company will bring with it thousands of jobs for tomorrow’s workers to fill. This long-term project is immense, with the potential to impact Wisconsin’s manufacturing landscape to become one of the most high-tech in the world.

GUMMY BEARS Everybody loves these cute, chewy treats from Germany’s Haribo. Its new gummy bear factory will be Haribo’s first U.S. manufacturing site. It is slated to be built in Pleasant Prairie, with construction to start in 2019. Life in southeastern Wisconsin just got sweeter!

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CAUTION TAPE Empire Level employs more than 200 people at its facilities in Mukwonago, where products have been proudly made in the USA since 1919. Empire makes a full line of barricade tape and underground tape used primarily by construction crews and law enforcement. In one year, Empire makes enough caution tape to circle the globe 16 times. It sells its products in more than 50 countries worldwide.

SHEETROCK USG Corp. is a manufacturer of building products with a plant in Walworth. For more than 115 years, Chicago-based USG has developed wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing materials for homes and buildings. It has almost 7,000 employees across North America and operations around the world. USG wallboard is engineered for durability and mold resistance and is well-recognized in the construction industry.

SAILBOAT ACCESSORIES Harken Inc. is an international manufacturer of performance sailing hardware headquartered in Pewaukee. Peter and Olaf Harken started the company 50 years ago in the Lake Country of southeastern Wisconsin. Harken has grown into a global company with group offices around the world and distribution in 48 countries. Harken gear is used at events including America’s Cup, the Volvo Ocean Race and the Olympics.

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COOL S TUFF ICE CREAM Purple Door Ice Cream produces smallbatch ice cream using quality local and natural ingredients. Milwaukee-based Purple Door is committed to social and environmental responsibility. Its community initiative, Milk for Milwaukee, provides fresh milk to area homeless shelters. Flavor ingredients include topof-the-line cocoas, liqueurs, coffee beans, teas, spices, and fresh and seasonal fruits.

BRACES Not all of us are blessed with prefect grins, but American Orthodontics can help. The Sheboygan company produces the instruments, braces and materials orthodontic specialists use to shape up those smiles. American Orthodontics is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of orthodontic treatment supplies, distributed in more than 100 countries. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Sheboygan, with more than 700 employees globally.

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INDUSTRIAL BRUSHES Schaefer Brush is an industrial brush manufacturer that has been in business for more than 115 years in Waukesha. Schaefer specializes in tradesman quality twist-in-wire brushes for use in HVAC/refrigeration, plumbing and metalworking applications. The company is an industry leader in providing cleaning and deburring solutions for tough applications.

CHEESE Sargento Foods is a family-owned and -operated business headquartered in Plymouth, the same community where the company was founded in 1953. Sargento has additional Wisconsin facilities in Elkhart Lake, Kiel and Hilbert, and employs approximately 1,800 people. Best known for packaged shredded, sliced and snack natural cheeses, Sargento also provides cheeses, appetizers and sauces to restaurants and other food manufacturers.

HANDS-ON SKILLS FOR REAL-WORLD CAREERS WCTC has the advanced manufacturing and engineering programs for the jobs of tomorrow. Check out programs in Applied Technologies that offer hands-on learning in innovative labs and classrooms. Master the high-demand skills that employers need. Visit www.wctc.edu.

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ANNUAL COST OF LIVING.......................... $33,540 (Source: Economic Policy Institute budget calculator for Milwaukee/Waukesha/West Allis metro area.)

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Median Salaries of Hot Jobs Check out the income for these positions in demand for southeastern Wisconsin to see what you would be able to afford on their salaries.

BUSINESS HR specialist $52,230 ($4,352.50/month)

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Administrative assistant $47,170 ($3,930.83/month)

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Based on your monthly income, how long will you have to save to afford your desired goal?

Machinist $41,250 ($3,437.50/month)

Dinner out ($50)

Manufacturing manager $94,670 ($7,889.16/month)

Movie ($20) Concert tickets ($90)

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Kayak ($150)

Mechanical engineer $71,190 ($5,932.50/month)

Skydiving ($250)

Industrial engineer $73,290 ($6,107.50/month)

Bicycle ($350) Tablet ($425)

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TV ($435)

Construction laborer $36,960 ($3,080/month) Electrician $58,160 ($4,846.67/month)

Musical instrument & lessons ($1,000) Sofa ($2,000) ATV ($7,500)

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Trip to Europe ($4,500)

Social worker $44,430 ($3,702.50/month) Nursing assistant $27,000 ($2,250/month)

Motorcycle ($10,000) Camper ($15,000) Vacation home down payment ($20,000) (Source: careercruising.com)

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Harley-Davidson Inc. is headquartered in Milwaukee.

Did you know many common items found in our garages are made in Wisconsin? For work or play, Wisconsin brings the best in tools and toys to us.

Empire Level makes professional-grade levels of all kinds for the construction industry at its plant in Mukwonago.

Air compressors for multiple uses are built by Rolair Systems at its facility in Hustisford.

Snap-on Inc. manufactures a number of tools at its Kenosha facility.

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Trek Bicycle Corp. is headquartered in Waterloo, with an assembly plant in Whitewater.

JOBS BLOWN UP NOW HIRING AT … ROLAIR SYSTEMS IN HUSTISFORD ASSEMBLER - $14-$19/HOUR Responsible for assembling air compressor models, sub-assembly of components, and testing assembled units for quality and accuracy. Qualifications: Familiarity with assembly tools and equipment. NOW HIRING AT … SNAP-ON INC. IN KENOSHA

The Simplicity Signature Series Dual Stage Snow Blower is made at Briggs & Stratton Corp.’s Wauwatosa plant

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER $28-$43/HOUR Provide manufacturing support to make sure products are manufactured in accordance with proper processes, methods and routings. Qualifications: Bachelor’s in manufacturing engineering or industrial engineering, two to four years manufacturing plant experience in a metal machining environment. COLLEGE INTERN – COMPUTERAIDED DRAFTING - $18-26/HOUR Provide design/drafting support to engineers; create drawings in AutoCAD from scanned images; and maintain drawings, files and record logs. Qualifications: Completion of semester or more in CAD program. NOW HIRING AT … HARLEY-DAVIDSON INC. IN MILWAUKEE DESIGN ENGINEER - ACCESSORIES - $60,000-$84,000 ANNUAL SALARY Complete engineering projects and deliver these projects in an efficient manner. Direct support staff on department projects, and direct the design and development of outside vendors. Qualifications: Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, a related technical field or a license to practice engineering by a recognized regulatory agency; three years of experience. E-COMMERCE CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST - $14-$22/HOUR Ensure positive customer experience on the website. Assist customers, provide technical support, and resolve product and order issues. Qualifications: Two years of experience in customer service and a high school diploma or equivalent. NOW HIRING AT … DEERE & CO. IN HORICON

At its Wauwatosa facility, Briggs & Stratton Corp. designs and engineers gas pressure washers such as this ELITE3300.

PRODUCTION PLANNER $24-$37/HOUR Communicate and work collaboratively with other departments to create a productive work flow. Ensure inventory is delivered on schedule. Fulfill incoming orders and close out old orders. Qualifications: Three years of experience with Microsoft Excel.

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NOW HIRING AT … GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS INC. IN WAUKESHA WELDER - $10-$17/HOUR Perform MIG welding, electric or robotic welding equipment in the fabrication of parts to create a high-quality finished product. Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent, basic welding experience or training. MACHINE OPERATOR - $10-$13/ HOUR Accurately and efficiently manufacture parts utilizing a CNC machining center/ fabrication equipment under the direction of a supervisor. Qualifications: Must be able to read blueprints and diagrams, measure to the millimeter and operate other measurement tools. NOW HIRING AT … BRIGGS & STRATTON CORP. IN WAUWATOSA ROBOTIC WELDER $11-$15/HOUR Follow established procedures to operate production equipment. Inspect with micrometers or pressure gauges and chart for SPC gauge charting. Start up and monitor automated equipment with regular cleaning, stocking and unjamming. MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN $20-$41/HOUR Maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical, electronic and mechanical problems throughout plant. Perform installation and repair of wiring, circuitry and machinery. Qualifications: Relevant experience a necessity. NOW HIRING AT … TREK BICYCLE CORP. IN WATERLOO TRAILS INTERN $15-$17/HOUR Perform regular trail maintenance and participate in trail construction projects throughout Trek’s extensive private trail system. Provide logistical support during events, patrol trails for trespassers. Qualifications: Experience with mountain bikes and small machinery a plus. Chainsaw safety, first aid and CPR certifications a must. SERVICE TECHNICIAN $13-$21/HOUR Build and repair all types of bikes for the show floor and for customers, and provide enthusiastic customer service and a strong work ethic. Qualifications: Bike shop experience appreciated. *as of June 2018, obtained from each company’s career page.

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CAREERSPOTLIGHT SPOTLIGHT ON: YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP WISCONSIN’S YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP program is for high school students who want hands-on learning at a worksite, along with classroom instruction. By being released from school during part of the day, YA students are using that time to work in the field, earn school credit, make money and get exposed to real-world work experiences. Requirements include that the student be in his or her junior or senior year of high school. Participants complete 450 hours of work-based learning and two semesters of related classroom instruction.

Schools try to match students with companies that have careers in their fields of interest. Most students are paid between minimum wage and $16 an hour, depending on the company and job. Students are allowed to leave school in the last two hours of the day to get a jump start on their work day. They also learn resume writing, interviewing and other job skills they will use in their career while earning high school credit that can be used toward graduation. Many students who take advantage of this opportunity are hired on by employers post-graduation. n

BEN AND PETER AT KOHLER CO. BEN NICHOL S, 19, works as a facilities maintenance tradesperson support at Kohler Co. in Kohler. He started at Kohler in the youth apprentice program while in high school. Ben Ben Nichols knew he didn’t want to go to college, and the trades appealed to him because he had enjoyed working with his grandfather building houses and had a summer job at a heating and cooling contractor.

He took several technical education classes in high school and then, in his junior year, applied to the youth apprentice program through an area technical college. During the summer before his senior year, Ben worked eight hours a day in Kohler’s Facilities Maintenance department. When school started, he worked three hours a day at Kohler and spent the rest of the day in class at his high school. At work, Ben was exposed to many different maintenance skills, including masonry, carpentry and painting. And before he graduated from high school, he already had a full-time job offer from Kohler. Now, Ben enjoys his work because it’s always different and he’s always learning from his co-workers. “A lot of the guys I work with have been doing this work for so long, so if I’m stumped by something I can ask them. This has worked out well for me. I’m very happy,” he said.

PETER GROSS, 18, spent his senior year at Oostburg High School helping create new materials from Kohler’s industrial waste. During his apprenticeship on Kohler’s Kitchen Product Engineering team, he worked alongside a cross-functional team Ben Nichols

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of passionate associates in Kohler’s WasteLab creating ceramic tiles made from 100 percent waste materials, gaining unique hands-on experience that will prepare him for his future career. After he finishes working at Kohler at the end of the summer, Peter will attend the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan in the fall and plans to pursue an electrical or mechanical engineering degree. “When I started at Kohler, I thought I’d be sitting behind a computer all day, but it’s been far from that,” Peter said. “I started out in the lab pressing tiles and spraying glaze, and now I’m diving into firing tile, modifying glaze formulas and testing final products. It’s been great.” n

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YOUTH APPRENTICESHIPS ... in their own words

WILLOW AT PRECISION PLUS, ELKHORN “Hey, my name’s WILLOW RUT ZEN from Elkhorn Area High School. I plan to go to college to become a mechanical engineer. Many people think that a shop is no place for a girl, but I’d like to tell you that is totally false! “Not only do I spend most of my free time working on projects in the shop, but I also spend time working with my horses. I became interested in working for Precision Plus in Elkhorn when my technical education teacher told me about a Youth Apprenticeship opportunity. “I jumped at the chance and landed myself the best job I have ever had. Not only do they treat me like I’m an adult, but they also help me learn the skills it takes to be successful in a manufacturing facility. I’m thankful that they took me on as a Youth Apprentice and that I get to work with the great team at Precision Plus.” n

JACOB AND A ARON AT TOTAL MECHANICAL, PEWAUKEE

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JACOB JOHNSON and A ARON MESCHING both signed on this year for an apprenticeship at Total Mechanical in Pewaukee. Arrowhead Union High School District honors the level of commitment required with a signing ceremony, similar to sports teams signing up players. At the event, the school, the business, and friends and family can witness and support the student who is signing up for the program. Jacob: “I know that college is not for me and I also know that my greatest strength is working with my hands, so I feel like Total Mechanical is a good fit for me. I think it is important to be working as a team and to be able to work together to get something done, and in the interview I saw it was important to them, as well. I hope to learn about the workforce and what is required to work for a company like Total. I also want to learn about HVAC.” Aaron: “I decided to apply for the apprenticeship with Total Mechanical because they were offering a plumbing position and I am interested in pursuing a plumbing career. Metals fabrication helped me, because in that class, we read plans and had to make parts to the specs of those plans. We also did a soldering project in metals fab, which will help because plumbers solder. Through this apprenticeship, I hope to learn how plumbing works and how to properly fix it.” n

Machine setup operator II at Lakeside Manufacturing Inc., West Milwaukee “I started at Lakeside Manufacturing in 2014 after joining the program from West Allis Central High School. I did not enjoy my regular high school because the work was too easy for me. I have always enjoyed working with my hands as a hobby, so the GPS program seemed like a good opportunity. “I worked for Lakeside as a machine operator for a year in my first rotation. After that, I went to Alto-Shaam, where I got to operate their laser and do some assembly. I rejoined Lakeside in spring of 2016 after I graduated high school. I have been promoted three times since fall 2016. I am currently pursuing a setup III opportunity, which is the most advanced machine setup operator. “Joining an adult work environment at the age of 16 was not the easiest. It was also difficult fitting all of the work in to two hours of classroom time at various times, depending on the material. The schoolwork was not easier than regular high school. “I work on first shift, so I work 4 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. We work more overtime in summer, so my Fridays are either off or I am working overtime. After work, I go home and relax. “I am thinking of going back to school this fall to pursue an electrical engineering technician degree. It is a two-year program. I would like to continue to work into a setup III position in the meantime. “My tips for job seekers: Show up for work. It’s all you have to do. I don’t know why some people don’t get to work. Be respectful of others who are taking the time to teach you.” n biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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C AREER SPOTLIGHT

MOST WANTED POSITIONS Here are the top jobs companies are hiring for in southeastern Wisconsin. Workforce gaps include skilled trades and STEM-based careers. Today’s economy has great need for manufacturing workers who demonstrate an affinity for science, technology, engineering and math, or like to build, design and create.

1. Human resources

specialist 2. Marketing specialist 3. Administrative assistant 4. Manufacturing machine operator 5. Manufacturing manager 6. Machinist 7. Sales representative 8. Office manager 9. Quality controller 10. Accountant 11. Industrial engineer 12. Technical sales representative 13. Mechanical engineer 14. Receptionist/ information clerk 15. Customer service representative 16. Industrial machinery mechanic 17. Purchaser 18. Engineering tech 19. Shipping and receiving clerk 20. Mechanical engineering tech 21. Cost estimator 22. Industrial engineering tech 23. Public relations specialist 24. Welder

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25. Logistics specialist 26. Computer network

specialist 27. Account manager 28. Heavy equipment technician 29. Heavy equipment operator 30. IT project manager 31. Bookkeeper 32. Financial manager 33. Electrical engineer 34. Custodian 35. Market research analyst 36. Business systems analyst 37. Electrical engineering tech 38. Computer support person 39. Cook 40. Recruiter 41. Construction laborer 42. Construction manager 43. Electrician 44. Tool and die maker 45. Research analyst (financial) 46. Social worker 47. Computer software engineer 48. Corporate trainer 49. Crane operator 50. E-business consultant

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SPOTLIGHT ON:

Ross Kluczinske Engineering intern Desert Aire LLC, Germantown “I’m a mechanical engineering student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Currently, I’m being trained in using Solidworks computer-aided design software to modify any errors in engineering drawings that depict how the units should be assembled. “Five to 10 years after graduation, I’d like to be in a career where I have the opportunity to work with renewable energy. “This internship has given me an opportunity to learn some more general engineering skills, such as working as part of an engineering team and writing technical documents such as work instructions. “I’ve gained experience in using different kinds of engineering software. I’ve become more proficient at using Microsoft Excel, and I’ve learned Solidworks and Microsoft Access. These skills will be helpful regardless of what specific field I choose to work in, whether that be HVAC, renewable energy or another field altogether. “I would encourage any current high school students who are considering engineering to take as much math and science as you can in high school. Be sure to focus on not just knowing and memorizing what you are being taught, but understanding how and why it works. “Writing skills can often be forgotten when discussing engineering, but they are very important as they are a primary means of communication. The ability to write clearly and concisely with good grammar is necessary when working as an engineer.” n

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What kind of engineer are YOU? Match the type of engineer to the occupation. 1. Mechanical 2. Electrical 3. Civil 4. Biomedical

5. Computer 6. Chemical 7. Environmental 8. Aerospace

9. Agricultural 10. Industrial

a. Researches, designs and tests software and operating systems. b. Develops instruments, techniques and devices for doctors to use to diagnose and treat patients. c. Uses computer programs to design products, components or electrical systems such as in phones and power generators. d. Designs, builds and tests aircraft, spacecraft and missiles, as well as engines and vehicle control systems. e. Uses math and science to calculate if structure designs for bridges, dams, roads, railways and sewers are possible and safe. f. Uses math and science to protect air, soil and water quality and assess impact of projects on natural resources. g. Develops processes and products for industries such as plastics, food, drug, energy, and oil and gas. h. Designs machines and mechanical systems using computer-aided design software and science. i. Studies companies and manufacturing processes to find ways to make them more efficient j. Uses knowledge in biology and engineering to help farmers raise better crops through efficient use of soil, water and resources ANSWER KEY: 1) h, 2) c, 3) e, 4) b, 5) a, 6) g, 7) f, 8) d, 9) j, 10) i

INDUSTRY 4.0: DIGITAL DISRUPTION In the coming years, Wisconsin companies will increase their layers of technology in all they do. For example, while it used to be just mechanical technology knowledge was required by factory workers, the manufacturing workforce now needs a layer of data analytics knowledge. According to Matt Kirchner of Lab Midwest, the state is poised to be at the epicenter of Industry 4.0 technology due to the high number of manufacturers in Wisconsin and the arrival of Foxconn Technology Group, the nation’s first LCD manufacturing facility. Industry 4.0 moves beyond automation and robotics to include data exchanges and semi-autonomous industrial techniques to support a connected enterprise. Some of the jobs include quality engineer, robot programmer, cloud architect and interface developer, to name a few. “The disruptive impact these technologies will have is important for our students to understand,” said Laura Schmidt of the School District of New Berlin. “Simply put, technological literacy matters across all industries.” The M7 Regional Talent Partnership’s NextGen Learning team is focused on expanding programming that supports entrepreneurial thinking and technological literacy. Innovative thinking and critical problem solving are important for all career pathways. n

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Women in STEM CLARE FRIGO | project manager

Johnson Controls International plc, Power Solutions, Milwaukee

Clare’s diary 7 a.m.

I get to work every day at 7 a.m. Next, I take a look at my calendar and create a specific list of what I want to accomplish today.

8 a.m. DEGREE: Bachelor’s in chemical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology CLARE’S PATH WITH JOHNSON CONTROLS SO FAR: Customer engineer (August 2013 to November 2014) Product engineer (November 2014 to June 2016) Project manager (June 2016 to present) “I work on a number of battery-level design projects. This usually entails analyzing the requirements, capabilities and performance of new and existing products. I have the opportunity to work with many functional groups outside of engineering to make sure we are aligned with the business and customer needs. “I get excited by the opportunity to work on projects and products that will eventually have an impact on people’s daily life. Most people don’t realize the impact a car battery has until it doesn’t work anymore. It may not be the most glamorous business, but it is a pretty complex product that has interesting chemical properties affected by a multi-step manufacturing process. “I’m inspired and motivated by the thought that my generation is going to be leading companies like Johnson Controls very soon. We’ll get to decide the direction of the company at some point, so my goal is to learn as much as I can now to make more informed decisions in the future.” n

I head to a team meeting for a project that is improving the life of our battery. I walk out of the meeting with a few assignments that I’ll work on throughout the week.

8:30 a.m. I work at my desk on a presentation for the vice president of engineering and product development, MaryAnn Wright.

10 a.m. I attend the Women Resource Network Business Impact Committee meeting. This is an initiative that revolves around the importance of attracting, developing and retaining women at Johnson Controls.

11:30 a.m. I get lunch with a group of people that I started with as interns. Once or twice a week, we get together to catch up.

1 p.m. I start data analysis at my desk for a strategy deployment project I’m leading. I was selected to work on this project two weeks ago so I’m currently defining the scope of the project.

2 p.m. I meet with the working team for an ongoing project that is measuring our product’s performance to make sure that we continue to meet our customers’ expectations.

3:30 p.m. I get back to my desk and respond to emails. I start to work on action items that I’ve been assigned throughout the day.

5 p.m. I head to the on-site Johnson Controls gym to work out before going home for the night. n

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C AREER SPOTLIGHT women in

STEM SAM BILLETDEAUX | electrical engineer II Milwaukee Tool, Brookfield

“I graduated from Mukwonago High School in 2011. In 2015, I received my bachelor’s in electrical engineering from MilI selected my waukee School of Engineering. I selected my major based on my experiences on my high school FIRST Robotics Commajor based on petition team. “Over my four years in college, I held three internships at my experiences two different companies to learn more about different opportunities available to EEs. I also served in multiple leadership roles in MSOE’s Society of Women Engineers section, on my high school building up my skills and making many connections along the way. FIRST Robotics “During my senior year, I was a member of one of the Milwaukee Tool-sponsored senior design teams, which allowed Competition team. me to learn more about the company and was ultimately the deciding factor when choosing to accept a position on the Electrical Engineering Advanced Development team in the spring of 2015. “On the EE Advanced Development team, I work cross-disciplinarily with stakeholders in power tool projects, including the motor engineers, mechanical engineers, project leaders and marketing. I love that half of my work week is usually spent in the lab doing hands-on work such as building prototypes or completing initial feasibility tests on new technology. “I really enjoy the culture at Milwaukee Tool. Everyone is great to work with, and I feel like I am always working with the best of the best, all trying to create the best power tools in the industry. “I would recommend to students interested in engineering to take any opportunities they have, whether it is STEM activities, internships or job shadows, to learn firsthand what options are out there as an engineer in any given field. “All engineering fields continue to change as new technologies come to market. Learning does not stop when you get your degree; there are always new advancements on the horizon that keep everyone on their toes.” n

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SCHOOLS from K-12 to the Wisconsin Technical College System to four-year universities are refocusing on STEM skills used in problem-based learning. This is helping students build career awareness for the future. Accelerated certifications have been put together through business and post-secondary collaboration. Retraining and bootcamp programs are cropping up, while some corporations hire private firms to develop retraining programs specific to their companies. A registered apprenticeship is being developed for IT to focus on filling the need in the workforce. The School of Applied Technologies at Waukesha County Technical College is now offering a supply chain certificate and an industry 4.0 certification. With the advent of the Internet of Things, network security is an ever-evolving subject, as things have moved beyond just running antivirus programs on PCs. The two-year network security specialist program at Waukesha County Technical College has a higher degree of focus on elements related to locking down the network and addressing security threats. WCTC also has a new mechatronics technician registered apprenticeship. Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of science that includes a combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, systems engineering and control engineering. These credits would also apply to an associate’s degree and are able to be transferred to many fouryear colleges and universities. n A SUPPLEMENT OF BIZTIMES MILWAUKEE


women in

KEY VOCAB TO LEARN FOR TOMORROW’S MANUFACTURING CAREERS

STEM ALY ZIMMEL | applications developer

Lanex LLC, Brookfield

CYBER SECURITY

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

DIGITAL PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

DATA AND ANALYTICS ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE

TECHNOLOGIES

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

ALGORITHMIC THINKING

MEDICAL

CROSS-CLASSROOM

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 4D PRINTING

me about being comfortable in the place you work. “Lanex owner Matt McCoy offered me the chance to work on a relatively new large-scale, long-term project as an integration Java developer. I spent the first year of my career at Lanex constantly learning better ways of doing something to conform to another company’s best practices and to allow myself to be changeable. I work to develop integration for eye care order processing software. “I’ve developed almost 12 integrations in the two years I’ve been with Lanex and have constantly been kept busy. Originally when I started working on this project, I was just an intern; I had another developer in Lanex who worked above me. When he left the company, I was given project lead and was promoted to applications developer. I am now the sole developer on this project.

LEARNING

BLOCKCHAIN

VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS/ CHATBOTS INTERNET OF THINGS

5G

NETWORKS

CRYPTOCURRENCIES SMART ROBOTICS

SMART WORKPLACES

MECHATRONICS

CLOUD COMPUTING

BIG DATA

5G WIRELESS AUTONOMOUS TRANSPORT

CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS VIRTUAL REALITY

“From a young age, I was interested in computers and I always enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together: anything that required a lot of logic. “I finally made the decision to enter Waukesha County Technical College’s IT program for a web and software development degree. I was immediately hooked. “My biggest influence in school was my Java instructor Jim Lombardo, who has recently retired from teaching at WCTC. The first day in his class, I was the only woman in the room. He looked at all the other students and then at me and said, ‘I’m glad to see there is a lady in here. Sometimes we get so stuck in our ways, and women have a fascinating way of looking at a problem. It gives all of us the chance to look at our work from a different point of view.’” “My first taste of a real programming job was through WCTC’s IS Project course, which allows students to work with businesses in the community to develop webpages or applications for their companies. We were able to go through the whole process for project design, management, development and deployment in a real-world setting to help us prepare for our future careers. “Out of all of the places I interviewed, Lanex was my favorite. It’s a small company, friendly environment with open workspace. There is something extremely important to

I spent the first year of my career at Lanex constantly learning better ways of doing something to conform to another company’s best practices and to allow myself to be changeable. “Programming is like a puzzle except there is no picture on the pieces. Our job is to paint that picture on each piece individually based on information given to us and then put it all together. It’s a fascinating combination of logic and creativity combined together. “Remember, you can do more than you think you can. It’s hard to believe in ourselves sometimes. As young people, we are told so often that we are less than, not good enough, don’t try hard enough, are lazy, don’t try to learn new things. Take ownership of your work. Whether good or bad, it shows you are actively trying to improve yourself.” n biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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By Waukesha County Business Alliance

THERE ARE MANY ROADS TO SUCCESS. Maybe you enroll in an engineering class in high school, if it’s available. Take out student loans to go to a four-year college with a good engineering school. Get an engineering internship. Graduate in four or five years. Get a job with one of the companies you interned with. Pay back your student loans. Is that what you think your path will look like? Have you considered doing it a different way? 38

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Companies today are eager to attract talent, from engineers to workers on the shop floor. While engineering internships and positions require some schooling or experience, most companies will hire high school students to work on the shop floor. It’s a win-win – you gain valuable production experience that can form the baseline of your engineering education (depending on the type of engineering you choose), and the company gains a dedicated worker who can move up the corporate ladder with additional training. Also, understanding how things are made from the production side may give you a leg up on your fellow engineering students at school. “If I were interviewing engineers and had the choice of hiring someone with or without shop floor experience, I would jump at hiring the person with shop experience,” said Jim Zaiser, president and chief executive officer of Hydro-Thermal Corp. in Waukesha. “That hands-on shop floor experience tells me they have more than just a theoretical grasp of good design. They have valuable insight on how a piece moves through the manufacturing process, how design influences the ease and speed of manufacturing, decreases rework and waste, and much more.” If you’re looking for a summer job during high school anyway, why not get one that will help propel your career forward? Plus, these jobs often pay higher than minimum wage and it’s a great way to get your foot in the door at a company. “Weldall is committed to working with high school students as they transition into a career because we see the value in creating a pipeline for the future of our workforce,” said Alesia Butera, human resources manager for Weldall Manufacturing Inc. in Waukesha. “Once they graduate, we place

them in apprenticeship programs and, from the shop floor, our employees have been promoted into careers within engineering, quality and management.” After high school graduation, you have at least two choices: »» Go on to a four-year school, using the knowledge you gained in high school to form the basis of your understanding of the engineering field and help you decide what type of engineering interests you; »» Get an associate’s degree from your local technical college while continuing to work part-time. The company you’re working for may be willing to pick up all or part of the tab for your associate’s degree and then, when you’re ready to go on to get your bachelor’s, may help pay for that as well. Many companies offer tuition reimbursement. It makes sense – they’re investing in training and upskilling their workforce. If you show yourself to be a valuable employee, a company may do what it can to help you develop yourself. Luke started as a CNC machinist on the shop floor of Hydro-Thermal about three years ago. Because of that experience, he has since become one of the star employees in the company’s mechanical engineering department. Although Luke didn’t take advantage of Hydro-Thermal’s tuition reimbursement program, other engineers at the company have. As an added bonus, working on the production floor of a local manufacturing company is a perfect way to see if the industry is right for you before spending any money on a college degree. At the end of this magazine are profiles of manufacturing companies in the area that want to hire you. Give some of them a call – you might be glad you did! n A SUPPLEMENT OF BIZTIMES MILWAUKEE


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Construction The Oconomowoc High School Building Trades III class students partnered with their teacher Steven Olson, Tim O’Brien Homes employees and trade partners to build a home. Through this experience, students were able to identify future career possibilities. With the high demand for employees to fill trade jobs, it is important for students to consider a future in this field. Bringing the classes in is an important part of the building process and gives students real-world experience.

The great thing about “ our program here and the partnership we have with Tim O’Brien Homes is how many different trades we are able to get the kids real

working experiences in.

– Steven Olson, technology education/ building trades teacher, Oconomowoc High School

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DATA POINT

CARPENTERS

Employment of construction laborers and helpers is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations in the near future. Employment in trades is expected to grow until 2022.

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STUFF a guide to

made and built in southeastern Wisconsin

* denotes participation in the Wisconsin Registered Apprenticeship program GL EN N R I ED ER . . . . . . . . . H O R N ER PLU M B I N G * . . . . . .

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Thinking about a four-year degree right after graduation?

Consider this. There are hundreds of companies in our area in industries like manufacturing and construction who don’t require a four-year degree right away. They pay family-supporting wages, offer benefits and will help you get the training you need. Some will even help pay for a four-year degree later on if you decide you want it. Look into it--you’ll be glad you did.

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance

FUN STUFF

Disability Insurance 401(k)

Do you like to compete? How about showing off your talents in your craft? Each year, ABC of Wisconsin apprentices test their skills against each other at a state competition. Winners get to take a trip some place nice to compete against the best in the country. Wisconsin usually crowns a national champion!

Vacation Tuition Reimbursement

In construction, you don’t just sit behind a computer and a desk all day. You take on the challenges of building something worth talking about. You get a sense of accomplishment as each project is completed. Just imagine how it feels to drive by a building and tell a family member, “I built that.”

Apprenticeships/Internships Safety Program

WHO WE ARE

INFO 5330 Wall Street Madison, WI 53718 (608) 244-5883 abcwi.org facebook.com/abcwi linkedin.com/company/ abc-of-wisconsin youtube.com/user/ ABCApprenticeship @ABCofWisconsin Employees: 21 Year founded: 1972 President: John Mielke

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Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin (ABC of Wisconsin) is statewide construction industry association representing more than 850 construction and industryrelated companies. ABC of Wisconsin is the state chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. ABC provides members with a wide variety of services to be successful, including education and training. ABC trains 1,300 apprentices in 12 different trades around the state, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, HVAC, concrete finishing and heavy equipment operating.

STUFF WE MAKE ABC members build things. They are contractors who develop office buildings, schools, churches, stores, sports complexes, manufacturing facilities, along with roads, highways, and other infrastructure, such as water treatment and power plants. Construction is one of the largest industries and it will never be outsourced to other countries.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS Apprenticeship is just the beginning. Apprentices are paid to learn, attending class once every two weeks and usually graduating without school debt. Apprentices average $67,500 in median wages at graduation, according to Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and the Wisconsin Technical College System. There are many ways to move up the career ladder. Many apprentices become company managers and sometimes purchase their companies or start their own construction firms. You can begin as a craft laborer, complete your apprenticeship and then work your way up to project manager and even onto the construction executive team. Apprenticeship can also lead to an associate or bachelor’s degree in construction management. Visit: BuildYourCareerWI.org

COOL CUSTOMERS Company presidents, CEOs, commercial developers, church leaders, school boards, city councils, sports teams, county boards, State of Wisconsin, architects and engineers

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$33,000 starter

$51,000

JIM BRUNET

experienced

GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT

$65,000

AGE: 48 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 30 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES?

expert

I oversee all our self-preform work. I coordinate the labor needs on the jobsites. I am responsible for employee relations, quality control and job productivity. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? I joined the team at Northcentral right out of high school and have worked every position from helper to foreman and site manager. I went through an ABC apprenticeship and believe that program helps make you a more well-rounded carpenter. I enjoy the challenges each new day and each new job brings. I enjoy the people I work alongside and have learned a great deal from them over the years. I take pride in driving past a jobsite and saying, “I built that.” In my current role I enjoy having an impact by helping our workers develop in their trade and grow into leaders. I get to help shape the next generation of our team. Working in construction for the past 30 years with Northcentral Construction has meant being dedicated to a company that was dedicated to an employee. It’s a give and take relationship, but has been a great experience and one I plan to continue for years to come.

Career Ladder

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS » Drivers License » Positive work Attitude » Self Motivated » Ability to learn and retain information » Good Attendance » High School completion desired 4 year Apprenticeship is available, and encouraged, but not required. SKILLS » Basic math skills » Able to work well with others » Able to work as part of a team » Good communication skills » Basic written communication skills WHAT YOU’LL DO You will perform carpentry tasks on single and multistory wood frame construction projects. You will work independently and as part of a team to accomplish required tasks. Work is performed all year in varying weather conditions. Workers are be required to work at heights. Work starts with safety and the basics. You progress as you demonstrate skill on those tasks. CAREER PATH Our company path allows you to go from a carpenter helper to skilled carpenter, then lead person and foreman. If you desire, and have the skills, you can transition into site management and work into project management.

5 PROJECT MANAGEMENT $

70,000-$97,000

4 SITE MANAGEMENT $

55,000-$82,000

3 LEAD PERSON - FOREMAN $

62,000-$73,000

2 CARPENTER $

49,000-$62,000

1 APPRENTICE - HELPER $

30,000-$49,000

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Life Insurance Disability Insurance

FUN STUFF

401(k)

Allis Roller is committed to its community and the future of manufacturing. We’ve partnered with great organizations like GPS Education Partners and MATC with programs that help students and current employees learn new skills. Allis Roller is also a member of the Franklin Business Park Consortium, which tackles initiatives that benefit all employees, like training opportunities, health clinics, public transportation and more. We want our employees and their families to be happy and healthy.

Bonuses Vacation Flexible Workplace Wellness Program

WHO WE ARE

INFO 5801 W Franklin Dr. Franklin, WI 53132 (414) 423-9000 allis-roller.com

facebook.com/AllisRollerLLC linkedin.com/company/ allis-roller-llc/ youtube.com/user/allisroller @allisroller

Allis Roller is a manufacturer and welder of custom, complex machine parts and rollers of all kinds used for the agricultural, construction, and industrial industries. Our team’s engineering background helps us create precision machine parts for especially unique applications at the highest level of quality, and at globally competitive rates.

STUFF WE MAKE »» Steel and Rubber Rollers »» Shafts »» Complex Machined Parts

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS As a well-rounded machine shop, we employ a variety of engineers, CNC machinists, welders, technicians, and assembly workers. Entry-level employees are encouraged to pursue additional training in order to work they way up into higher-skilled positions as our company grows and expands each year. Due to the high demand for complex machined parts in so many industries all over the world, we’re always looking for the next generation of manufacturing talent interested in helping America make things.

COOL CUSTOMERS »» John Deere (Combine Parts) »» BCI Burke (Playground Equipment) »» Oerlikon (Coal Mining Truck Parts)

Employees: 85 Year founded: 1955 (Became Allis Roller in Franklin in 2004)

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$28k-$34k starter

JIMMY TRAN

PRODUCTION CONTROL ANALYST AGE: 33 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 5 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES?

$34k-$45k experienced

$45k-$60k expert

Throughout his time at Allis Roller, Jimmy has done CNC operating, purchasing, managerial/administrative support, and shipping/receiving. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? Allis Roller has provided me the opportunity to use my talents, gifts, and strengths to help provide for my family. I’ve been able to continue building my career after receiving my Associates degree due to the additional training Allis Roller provides, such as forklift/crane certifications and MATC supervisory classes. There’s still so much growing to do here at Allis Roller. I am very blessed to have a career path that I love.

Career Ladder

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS I started with an Associate’s Degree and have received additional training while at Allis Roller. That training has included earning certificates in forklift and crane operations. It has also included supervisory classes through MATC.

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SKILLS If you have a good work ethic and are willing to learn, you can go far. Many skills you can learn on the job. Good problem solving skills are important to have no matter what position you hold. WHAT YOU’LL DO The Production Control Analyst serves as a liaison between purchasing and the shop floor, ensuring schedules are kept and everything is running smoothly. Specifics include: »» »» »» »» »» »»

CNC SUPERVISOR $

3 CNC PROGRAMMER/SET-UP $

Assists the manufacturing manager in management of production functions throughout the company. Works specifically with production cell members to understand goals and schedules. Troubleshoots issues throughout the day involving part movement and other aspects of production. Works closely with engineering and quality to assure that all processes and procedures are followed properly. Uses computer skills to perform analysis of part requirements, particularly when working with suppliers. Orders parts and communicates with vendors.

CAREER PATH Depending on the employee’s interests, potential career paths could include moving towards a purchasing manager, production manager, or manufacturing manager.

18-$24/HR

16-$20/HR

2 CNC OPERATOR $

14-$16/HR

1 GENERAL ASSEMBLY $

12-$13/HR

CONTACT Marie Sida | HR Manager msida@allis-roller.com | facebook.com/AllisRollerLLC biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance 401(k) Bonuses

COOL CUSTOMERS

Vacation

» » » » »

Paid On-Site Training

Commissioner Bud Selig’s office 88.9 Radio Milwaukee MATC Orthopedic Hospital of Wisconsin Christian Education Leadership Academy (CELA)

FUN STUFF

WHO WE ARE AM Construction Services, Inc (AMCSI) is a Wisconsinowned carpentry business, specializing in commercial and residential rough and finish carpentry. Covering projects of all sizes across southeastern Wisconsin, we bring a collective 50+ years of construction knowledge to every project, combined with innovation, reliability and unparalleled customer service. As AMCSI continues to grow, we have distinguished ourselves as an industry leader, committed to excellence, strong partnerships and a company that delivers what we say we will.

INFO 4600 W Mitchell St Milwaukee, WI 53214 (262) 560-4816 amcsi.biz facebook.com/amcsinc53066

STUFF WE MAKE » » » » » » »

Commercial Buildings Residence Building and Remodels Apartment Buildings Schools Banks Restaurants Public Buildings

AMCSI is dedicated to its employees and values the impact they have on making our company great! We are a hardworking, team focused company that shares in the satisfaction of a job well done. Our seasoned carpenters take pride in walking alongside younger employees to help them reach their personal potential. Ongoing training and education is a vital part of our success! As a company, we reach out to the greater community, participating every year in food and clothing drives to benefit our community. We are very proud of our own employees’ generosity and their commitment to giving back. We recognize the importance of MAKING A DIFFERENCE in our community.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS Career opportunities at AMCSI range from zero carpentry skills to project leader/carpentry foreman. We are excited to employ any person who has a willingness to learn and excel. Our goal at AMCSI is to take a motivated individual and develop a professional carpenter able to take on projects of any scope.

Employees: 60 Year founded: 2012 President: Ken Kindler

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$28,000 starter

$56,000

ERIC SCHUH

experienced

FIRST YEAR APPRENTICE

$84,000+

AGE: 19 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 1 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES?

expert

As a first year apprentice, I am responsible for learning the carpentry skills necessary to become a journeyman carpenter. Skills are learned both in the classroom and on the job site. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? I enjoy working at AMCSI. There is a strong sense of camaraderie and team work on the crews. AMCSI is a company where you can determine your own success and direct your future. Every day I’m able to set my goals by my own effort and hard work. AMCSI provides me all the tools and knowledge needed to be successful.

THE JOB:

Career Ladder

REQUIREMENTS »» Must be physically able to lift and carry 60 pounds »» Basic math »» Valid driver’s license »» Good work ethic SKILLS »» Able to perform physical work »» Able to work well with others/teachable »» Self motivated to perform well WHAT YOU’LL DO »» You will learn all aspects of carpentry including: »» Building walls, floor and roofs »» Setting doors and hardware »» Install cabinets and counter tops »» Install exterior finishes »» Install interior finishes »» Work both inside and outside

5 $

FOREMAN/LEAD CARPENTER

60,000-$84,000

4 JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER $

3 $

50,000-$60,000

THIRD YEAR APPRENTICE

40,000-$50,000

2 SECOND YEAR APPRENTICE

CAREER PATH There is a very clear path to reaching my goal position - Foreman/Project Leader

$

1 $

32,000-$40,000

FIRST YEAR APPRENTICE

28,000-$32,000

CONTACT Bart Wellenstein | HR Manager (262) 951-1171 | bart@amcsi.biz | facebook.com/amcsinc53066 biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Life Insurance Disability Insurance

STUFF WE MAKE

401(k) Bonuses Vacation Wellness Program Tuition Reimbursement Apprenticeships/Internships

WHO WE ARE

INFO 600  Perkins Drive Mukwonago, WI 53149 (262) 363-6120 bankerwire.com facebook.com/bankerwire linkedin.com/company/bankerwire @bankerwire Employees: 150 Year founded: 1896 President: Dave Stout

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Banker Wire is the world’s leading manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications. Our manufacturing expertise has been refined for over a century bringing unmatched customization, quality, and service to our customers. As a manufacturing partner we commit ourselves to providing the widest variety of wire mesh at an unbeatable value. Working closely with our customers we manufacture wire mesh for their specifications; meaning less waste and more manufacturing flexibility.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS Production positions at Banker Wire are atypical as there is a great deal of on the job training involved for the skilled work we perform. Our production operators are tasked with setting up their machines as well as running production orders. This leads to a challenging environment with a great deal of opportunities for advancement. Our “pay for performance” philosophy lends itself to a very generous compensation package. In addition, we support our employees in technical training and advanced schooling. We have a history of individuals that have advanced through the company and promotion from within is always our goal.

» » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » »

Woven wire mesh Welded wire mesh Railing infill panels Enclosures Decorative accents Signage Cladding Space dividers Ceiling panels Parking garage panels Historial mesh recreation Aggregate screens Test sieve screens Detention and security panels Machine guards Mesh fencing Industrial wire mesh shelving And much more…

COOL CUSTOMERS We manufacture woven and welded wire mesh for many highprofile customers in a variety of major industries worldwide.

FUN STUFF Banker Wire’s culture is one of hard work and dedication with a laid back atmosphere among employees. Frequently we have special company-wide lunches and picnics as well as a winter holiday party to reward the hard work of all our employees. We also frequently sponsor Mukwonago sports teams and some community events. We are currently in the process of building a new state-ofthe-art, 190,000 square foot facility in Mukwonago. The new building will feature many upgrades and is expected to be fully operational by March 2019.

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$35k-55K starter

$43k-75K

JEFF PASTERSKI LOOM OPERATOR

AGE: 25 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 3 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? »» »» »» »»

experienced

$60k-100K+ expert

Set-up and program custom equipment used to manufacture woven wire mesh. Follow detailed work instructions with customer requirements. Perform all quality checks on finished product. Train new hires.

WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? Working for Banker Wire as a weaver means a lot to me. It has given an opportunity to experience a new type of work environment and has paved a pathway for a better future for myself and my family. Not only has it given me better financial success, it has taught me new skills. Banker wire has made me strive to better myself and my work ethic and I am so glad to have my career at such a generous company.”

MAX ZIMMER

MACHINE MAINTENANCE

Career Ladder

AGE: 19 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 2

5

WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? »» »» »» »» »»

Trouble-shoot production equipment Preventative maintenance Design and build new equipment Electrical panels and wiring Fabrication and machining

WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? “I am truly grateful to be working here at Banker Wire for the opportunities they have given me and the never ending knowledge I receive daily. Every day I am challenged with new problems to diagnose and fix teaching me new valuable skills. I have learned a lot about mechanics, electrical, problem solving and even fabrication. Working here has made me a valuable handyman and a hard worker.”

UPPER MANAGEMENT $

100,000+

4 PLANT ENGINEER $

3 SUPERVISOR/MANAGER $

75,000-$90,000+

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS First and foremost we’re looking for passionate individuals that take pride in their work. Attention to detail, strong math skills, and understanding measurements is a necessity. For maintenance positions, a strong mechanical background is a plus. For operator positions, experience in a production setting within the steel industry is beneficial. SKILLS Accuracy, attention to detail, measurement, and mathematical skills are crucial in our industry. Skills that are unique to the wire mesh industry and Banker will be taught on the job.

75,000-$115,000

2 PRODUCTION LEAD/TECHNICIAN $

60,000-$90,000

1 OPERATOR/MAINTENANCE $

35,000-$60,000

CONTACT Judy Schoenneman | HR Manager (262) 363-6130 | jschoennemann@bankerwire.com biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Life Insurance Bonuses Vacation

FUN STUFF

Sick

» With offices in Fond du Lac and Milwaukee, our familyowned and operated business proudly stands behind our people, our work, and the people we work with. » From monthly Lunch-and-Learns to our annual holiday party, we promote an interactive, social atmosphere for our employees. C.D. Smith employees are offered opportunities to get involved outside of their everyday role to contribute to company-wide initiatives that improve productivity and efficiency. » We support the communities in which we live, work and play through financial contributions and volunteer opportunities. We also regularly involve students of all ages in our projects. Whether a jobsite tour or on-the-job training, students gain valuable insight into construction careers.

Profit Sharing

WHO WE ARE

INFO 889 E. Johnson Street Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 924-2900 cdsmith.com facebook.com/ cdsmithconstruction/ linkedin.com/company/c-dsmith-construction-inc-/ Employees: Office: 92; Field: 549 Year founded: 1936 President: Justin Smith

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C.D. Smith Construction is an industry leader in safely providing the highest quality commercial construction services. Utilizing an integrated approach and in-house technical expertise, our team serves as a solutions provider throughout all phases of a project from planning through closeout. With veteran leadership, and a dedication to our employees and clients; we proudly place our name on projects of all size across the United States.

STUFF WE MAKE At C.D. Smith, we build spaces – spaces where people work, play, live, learn, heal, create, worship and serve. Whether a 20,000 square foot addition or a new 600,000 square foot facility, we are dedicated to building lasting relationships and safely delivering superior craftsmanship.

COOL CUSTOMERS From corporate offices to food processing plants to educational facilities, C.D. Smith serves customers across numerous markets throughout the U.S.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS C.D. Smith is continuously seeking energetic and detailoriented individuals to join our growing team. A large majority of our employees work in the trades: Laborers, Iron workers, Concrete Finishers, Masons, Carpenters and Operators. Aside from skilled construction personnel, we offer a variety of career options in areas such as Safety, Project Management, Estimating, Virtual Construction, Marketing, Accounting and information Technology. For current available opportunities, please visit our website. OUR MISSION Through honesty, purpose, and commitment, our mission is to build lasting relationships with our clients, partners, subcontractors, and employees that inspire progress and increase year over year financial performance. We are dedicated to safely delivering superior spaces where people work, play, live, learn, heal, create, worship, and serve.

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Starting Pay + Benefits Laborer: $31 HR

RICHARD SCHNEIDER SUB FOREMAN

Iron Worker: $34 HR Carpenter: $36 HR Mason: $37 HR

AGE: 36 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 5 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? I do everything from footings to finishes. I help conduct daily safety meetings and train new hires. I also work closely with the Superintendent to delegate and complete daily tasks. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? My job gives me a sense of accomplishment and pride. On a day-to-day basis I am able to see what my day’s hard work accomplishes and see the project’s progression.

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS Construction knowledge, safety training, Carpenter Apprenticeship, and a High School Diploma. SKILLS Construction knowledge, Read Drawings, Mathematics, Safe Decision Making, Leadership Skills, and Communication

SARA FLATT

PROJECT ENGINEER

Operator: $43 HR

Career Ladder 5 EXECUTIVE

AGE: 22 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 1

4

WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? As Project Engineer, I assist the Superintendent and Project Manager with daily tasks. I help carry out established goals regarding quality, safety, efficiency and making sure the job moves forward. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? Being employed at C.D. Smith Construction is more than being a part of an innovative company, it is a place where the future is built serving people one project at a time. I enjoy collaborating in a project team, while developing a quality facility. I have observed participant satisfaction among projects. I have integrated my skills and knowledge into my daily work to further develop project progress. I enjoy the fast paced and challenging work environment that C.D. Smith holds. I look forward to being a part of CD. Smith’s continued success in the future.

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

3 PROJECT MANAGER

2 ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS Bachelors degree in construction management or related field. Or, an equivalent combination of education, training and work experience.

1 PROJECT ENGINEER I AND II

SKILLS Schedule Projects, Read Drawings, Interpret Codes, Phases of Building Design, Computer Software, Organization, and Communicate Effectively

CONTACT Connie Coon | HR Manager (920) 924-2900 | ccoon@cdsmith.com biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Life Insurance 401(k) Bonuses

FUN STUFF

Vacation Sick Tuition Reimbursement Uniform reimbursement; HPA; referral bonuses

WHO WE ARE

INFO

N120 W21350 Freistadt Rd. Germantown, WI 53022 (262) 255-4888 davidjfrank.com/

facebook.com/davidjfrank.wi/ linkedin.com/ company-beta/291140/ youtube.com/channel/ UCmSJ5srgD4npTnP9YEDD59Q @davidjfrank_wi

Employees: 287 Year founded: 1959

President: David R. Frank

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David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc. is one of Wisconsin’s largest and most diverse landscape contractors. Over 300 professionals reside in offices in Madison, southeast Wisconsin and four metro Milwaukee locations with corporate offices in Germantown, Wisconsin. Services include landscape architecture and construction, renovation, maintenance, irrigation, interiorscape, holiday and nursery. Almost 100 crews are dispatched every day to residential, commercial and public job sites. The firm holds more than 500 local, state and national awards.

STUFF WE MAKE We turn yards into architectural masterpieces. No matter how big or complex the project, our teams are up to the task. From traditional duties such as de-weeding and mowing to specialized and custom treatments such as patios, gardening and more, our company takes pride in enhancing any outdoor space.

COOL CUSTOMERS Commercial and residential projects have included work for major sports figures, corporate owners, hospitals, campuses, malls and more.

From picnics to barbecue parties, David J. Frank employees enjoy a fun and interactive company culture. Innovative programs like “Breakfast with Dave” allow staff to gather for a hot meal and conversation with the “boss” in a casual setting. The DJFLCI Creative Studio Publication and weekly newsletter FranklySpeaking recognize employees, showcase projects and keep the team and clients engaged in the company’s activities. Our design teams frequently win awards for their projects and have been featured on shows like The Morning Blend on TMJ4. All of these unique programs highlight the company’s interest in creating camaraderie among peers and an atmosphere for employee development.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS We offer a wide range of landscaping services for every season, and hire professionals in many disciplines from landscape architects, crew leaders, technicians, administrative staff and more. Our employees have opportunities to advance by provided training and continued education through trade organizations. There is a bi-annual in-house career fair for those who would like to consider other areas of the company. Job postings can be found in the areas of residential and commercial lawn care, maintenance, design-build, interiorscapes, irrigation, horticulture, tree care, specialty, snow and ice management services, and holiday décor, just to name a few. OUR MISSION “Our objective is to exceed the expectations of our clients, and we do this by exceeding industry standards for experience, education, work ethic and creative integrity. We believe in Taking Pride in every aspect of our service, and it shows.” - David J. Frank

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$15-19/hr starter

$20-25/hr

FRANKIE RYAN III

experienced

LCD CREW LEADER

$26-30/hr

(Landscape Construction Department) WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? I manage and assist big and small crews on commercial and/or residential job sites. I make sure projects are done safely, on time, on budget and meet high-quality standards. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? I loved this job from the get-go. I started off in college at 19, playing baseball and hanging with friends. But after some time there and advice from my dad, I am so glad I looked into this path. My day-to-day tasks are never mundane or the same. I work on projects big and small, from building a huge amphitheater to paving a new driveway. There is such satisfaction from turning nothing into something beautiful. My favorite part is seeing the genuine smile on the homeowners’ faces when they see the finished project. I hope to become a Senior Crew Leader and eventually a Production Supervisor.

expert

Career Ladder

BRIAN ROMAGNOLI LCD CREW LEADER

WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? I run a crew of 2-4 technicians from start to finish on a project. I oversee and coordinate work, make sure it’s completed on time, and under or at budget. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? I see a good future in this career. I started off as a laborer and knew a guy who had worked here for 15 years; he taught me a lot about this role, I took on various tasks and things just grew from there. Honestly, I wish I would have started in this field right after high school; the detail of the projects and materials we use here are outstanding. I personally love seeing a space transform. We start out with a visual sketch-up and then bring the architect’s vision to life. I like dealing with clients and seeing their comments before and after. It’s engaging work. Everyone seems to just go to a 4-year college, but I was thrilled to see other options and I’d love to continue advancing to become a Production Supervisor.

3 PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR $

45,000-$72,000

2 SENIOR CREW LEADER

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS I started with a 2-year Landscape Horticulture associate program at Milwaukee Technical College. On the job, I have completed ICPI training and received a federal pesticide applicant certification. This job involves training, managing, and directing a crew of technicians and laborers, and being on-call 24/7 in winter for snow removal.

$

26-$30 HR

1 CREW LEADER $

15-$25 HR

SKILLS Problem-solving and creativity are huge keys to this role. You have to have very strong communication skills with both clients and coworkers.

CONTACT Donna Landon, MAHR, PHR, SHRM-CP | Chief Human Resources Officer 262.255.4888 | donna.landon@davidjfrank.com | facebook.com/davidjfrank.wi/ biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance

FUN STUFF

Disability Insurance 401(k) Bonuses Vacation Sick Flexible Workplace Dependent Care Reimbursement Wellness Program

WHO WE ARE

Tuition Reimbursement

Dynatect is a leading manufacturer of equipment protection and custom motion control. For over 70 years, Dynatect has applied custom engineering and problem solving to create one of a kind solutions. Its headquarters and two plants are in New Berlin WI, with three additional plants across the US, and nationwide sales coverage. Dynatect continues to build value for its customers through new product development and investment in people and equipment to do the job right.

Apprenticeships/Internships

INFO 2300 S Calhoun Rd New Berlin, WI 53151 (262) 786-1500 dynatect.com facebook.com/dynatect linkedin.com/company/dynatect @dynatect Employees: 515 Year founded: 1945 President: Mark Thurman

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STUFF WE MAKE » Compartment roll-up doors on emergency vehicles » Bellows for articulated buses or trains » Fast, roll-up fabric doors used in robotic automation for safety » Cable carriers, such as those mounted to the telescoping arm of boom lifts » Ball screws, which provide critical motion on CNC machines

Dynatect and its employees are proud to make an impact on the local community. As an organization, Dynatect supports the community through food drives, blood drives, monetary donations, book and school supply drives, educational outreach programs. Dynatect has been a proud supporter and partner of GPS Education Partners for five years and recently filled several roles with graduates of the on-thejob training program. Dynatect has collaborated with Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha to support the construction of affordable housing for low-income families. Opportunities for fun throughout the year include a softball team, holiday parties, cookouts, picnics, and several contests.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS Dynatect is a local manufacturing company with over 70 years of history. Positions at Dynatect include accounting and finance, quality, engineering, technicians, machine operators, manufacturing, sales, and customer service. We offer opportunities for career advancement, competitive benefits, and a positive and fun culture. Dynatect offers a paid summer internship program and recently filled several roles with graduates. We hire about 10 paid interns per year and assign mentors and resume-worthy projects. We hope you’ll consider being part of our mission to build quality, Wisconsinmade products.

COOL CUSTOMERS Dynatect sometimes gets to make movie props; recently, the bellows used on the prison convoy vehicle were featured in Deadpool 2.

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$52,000 starter

$66,000

KATIE LOSINIECKI

experienced

QUALITY ENGINEER I

$80,000

AGE: 28 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 8 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? »»Monitor quality through audits, inspections, and reports. »»Perform statistical analysis and capability studies. »»Train on standard quality procedures and measurement equipment. »»Implement process controls. »»Perform compliance analysis to quality procedures. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? When I started at Dynatect, I just finished pursuing a degree but unsure of what career path to follow. My father-in-law worked at Dynatect and mentioned they were looking for summer help. I never thought of working for a manufacturing company before. I was hired as a general “Assembler” and within a few years I was cross-trained in four other departments; increasing my skills, pay and additional growth opportunities. When an office position opened, I applied for the Receptionist role and was quickly promoted to a Customer Service Representative. I decided to pursue an education in quality management. I was promoted to Quality Engineer in 2017. I never thought that I would have the ability to pursue so many career paths and move so quickly within the company, but the opportunities I’ve had have helped me grow personally and professionally.

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS »» BSIE/ME degree and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment »» Prefer CQE, CQA or Six Sigma Blackbelt »» Proficient with statistical quality control and statistical analysis »» Proficient with metrology equipment and inspection and test methods »» Proficient in Microsoft Office and Minitab SKILLS »» Excellent oral/written communication skills. »» Ability to perform statistical analysis, conduct quality tests, and train personnel. »» Must be a good problem solver with attention to detail and continuous improvement mindset.

expert

Career Ladder 5 DIRECTOR OF QUALITY & EHS $

120,000-$180,000

4 QUALITY MANAGER $

3 SR. QUALITY ENGINEER $

70,000-$100,800

2

WHAT YOU’LL DO You will participate in designing, implementing, and reviewing quality management systems to ensure conformance with quality and ISO standards. Internal audits and inspections are a regular part of the job, as is creating and maintaining documentation of all processes. You are a key liaison between the customer, operations, and engineering to ensure that all products meet customer specifications. CAREER PATH As you gain more experience with how quality processes are applied in the manufacturing environment, you can achieve higher goals, increase responsibility, and advance in your career. Future positions are Sr. Quality Engineer, Quality Manager, Quality Director, and VP of Quality.

81,200-$121,800

QUALITY ENGINEER I $

52,000-$80,000

1 QUALITY TECHNICIAN $

47,200-$70,800

CONTACT Julie Niedfeldt | HR Manager (262) 786-1500 | Careers@Dynatect.com | facebook.com/dynatect biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Disability Insurance 401(k)

FUN STUFF

Bonuses

At our core, we believe in building great products and rewarding our employees for their efforts – and having a little fun while we’re at it. Whether it’s a gourmet food truck picnic, a swanky all-employee soiree in downtown Milwaukee, or soccer on the side lawn, we want our employees to feel appreciated for their hard work and dedication – above and beyond the competitive pay and benefits, of course.

Vacation Sick Flexible Workplace Wellness Program

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS

Apprenticeships/Internships

WHO WE ARE

INFO 8700  N. Servite Drive Milwaukee, WI 53223 (414) 586-0444 etereman.com

We’re ETE REMAN, one of the largest transmission remanufacturers in the nation. Since 1985, we’ve been remanufacturing transmissions for import and domestic cars & trucks and, after over 30 years, we’ve gotten pretty darn good at it. Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, our production facilities span over 260,000 square feet. We offer more than 1,800 different transmissions and work B2B with transmission specialty shops, auto repair garages, auto parts retailers, dealer-ships, and distributors.

At ETE REMAN, we have a team of 560 passionate, dedicated, and hard-working people. We are growing in every department. Assembly, disassembly, machining, maintenance, parts, shipping/receiving, quality, inspection, sales, administrative, and more. Whether you’re an automotive technician looking for a change of scenery or a young professional just starting your career, our training department will help you grow right along with us.

STUFF WE MAKE » Remanufactured Transmissions (automatic) » Remanufactured Transfer Cases

facebook.com/etereman linkedin.com/company/ete-reman youtube.com/eteremaninc @etereman Employees: 560 Year founded: 1985 President: Sam Loshak

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$31k-33k starter

WERNER CRUZ CNC PROGRAMMER

AGE: 34 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 11 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? My work is intricate in nature, so I rely on extreme attention to detail, especially while operating HAAS Vertical Machining CNC and HAAS Turning CNC centers. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? When I started, I didn’t even know a single word of English. That was not an issue for ETE to hire me. They believed in me, and here I am.

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS 5 years of experience with MASTERCAM and HAAS setups; solidworks experience; previous manufacturing background. SKILLS PARTMAKER knowledge; experience with Swiss CNC Lathe “Star SR20J.”; ability to follow instructions; ability to excel in a fast-paced environment; high standards and attention to detail.

REYNALDO VELLON

TEAM LEAD: WARRANTY INSPECTION & TEARDOWN

$40k-50k experienced

$60k-65k expert

Career Ladder 5 LEADERSHIP

AGE: 30 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 6

4

WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? I carry the responsibility of overseeing the teardown area and assisting Inspectors. I document findings, communicate with other team members, and ensure daily processes run smoothly. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? This job means everything to me. I came to the company with no experience and now I can speak about transmissions with ease. I don’t know another company that would take a person with no experience and take a chance.

QUALITY CONTROL & ENGINEERING

3 INSPECTION

2

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS Computer experience; ability to read measurements; ability to work with your hands, including the use of your own hand tools; ability to lift 50 pounds; a YES! attitude; high school diploma. SKILLS Detail oriented; automotive & transmission experience is a plus; strong time management, communication, and decisionmaking skills; a motivated, self-starter; teamwork.

ASSEMBLY

1 TRAINEE

CONTACT Cory Stewart | Internal Recruiter (855) 322-4807 | jobs@etereman.com | facebook.com/ETEREMAN biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance

FUN STUFF

Disability Insurance

» 88 Apprentices currently work for Findorff » Findorff’s Apprentices receive well-rounded experiences involving various aspects specific to their trades » 3 Core Values: Character, Community & Craftsmanship » Self-perform six trades: Carpentry, Concrete, Demolition, Drywall, Masonry & Structural Steel » Average project size is $3.4 million » Voted Best Commercial Builder 17 Times by InBusiness magazine

401(k) Vacation Wellness Program Apprenticeships/Internships Employee Assistance Programs

WHO WE ARE Findorff is one of the Midwest’s leading builders, with offices in Madison and Milwaukee. Findorff currently employs an average of 700 construction professionals and tradespeople, and completes over $750 million in construction annually.

INFO 1600 N. 6th Street Milwaukee, WI 53212 (414) 272-8788 findorff.com/ facebook.com/JHFindorff linkedin.com/company/ j-h--findorff-&-son-inc-/ youtube.com/channel/ UCQBv5psAQPQyBq1aVEt-K7w @findorff Employees: Office: 250; Field: 700 Year founded: 1890 President: Dave Beck-Engel

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STUFF WE MAKE

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS Findorff employs a variety of professions – each vital to a project’s success. They include project managers, safety and field leaders, engineers, accountants, marketing, virtual construction specialists, and many more! By joining the industry, you will have the opportunity to help shape the growing communities near you. Additionally, you will have a rewarding career that offers variety and growth opportunities.

Findorff prides itself on our commitment to quality craftsmanship. For well over a century, we have been dedicated to building environments that make differences in people’s lives. We understand a project is only as good as the processes and people behind it. With that in mind, Findorff does not just follow standards, we set them. The result is a high-quality, finished product that keeps our teams safe and exceeds our clients’ expectations.

COOL CUSTOMERS Our years of diverse experience has allowed Findorff to serve a variety of clients in numerous market sectors. Findorff’s expertise ranges from minor renovations to new construction for commercial developers, urban high rises, educational facilities and healthcare environments. We are additionally skilled at working in and around highly regulated, complex science and technology spaces.

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$40,000 starter

$75,000

ROBERT CLEVELAND

experienced

CARPENTER APPRENTICE

$95,000

AGE: 31 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 3 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? Carpenters coordinate layout and schedule work with the other trades. They build or repair structures and framework. The ability to read plans is essential, as well as the ability to withstand the demands of physical labor.

WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? Working at Findorff means I love going to work every day! As a Carpenter Apprentice, I’m constantly being motivated, challenged and educated by my team. Findorff has provided many opportunities to further my career. I recently completed the Supervisory Training Program, and I’m constantly learning new skills that have allowed me to excel at Findorff.

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THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS Apprenticeships are open to anyone 18 years of age or older (many apprentices start their training directly after high school), high school diploma or equivalent education required, valid driver’s license or reliable transportation, 3- or 4-year paid apprenticeship (includes both on-the-job training and classroom instruction), physically able to perform trade SKILLS »» Strong work ethic »» Positive attitude »» Good communication skills »» Problem-solving skills »» Team player »» Dependable WHAT YOU’LL DO Apprentices earn while they learn. Learning a skilled trade while earning a good wage and having a sense of job security provides an apprentice with an entry point into a career that would have otherwise been limited due to lack of experience. Apprentices receive classroom instruction in safety, first-aid, blueprint reading, freehand sketching, basic mathematics and different trade applicable techniques. CAREER PATH »» 3- or 4-year training program »» 5,000+ hours on-the-job training »» 400 hours paid related instruction »» Additional related instruction may be required

5 $

SUPERINTENDENT

85,000-$95,000

4 CARPENTER FOREMAN $

80,000

3 JOURNEYMAN $

75,000

2 APPRENTICE $

60,000

1 PRE-APPRENTICE $

40,000

CONTACT Renee Boyce | Director of HR (608) 257-5321 | hr@findorff.com | facebook.com/JHFindorff biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health, Dental & Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance Disability Insurance 401(k) Bonuses Vacation Flexible Workplace Dependent Care Reimbursement Wellness Program

WHO WE ARE Founded in 1959 by Robert Kern, Generac has grown into a truly global company. Publicly held since 2010 (NYSE: GNRC), Generac’s Powering Ahead Strategy has led the company to countless product innovations and acquisitions, including its biggest purchase to date — a majority interest in Pramac, a leading global manufacturer. Now with multiple locations around the world, Generac looks forward to continuing its proud history as an innovator and manufacturer of generators and engine-powered tools.

Tuition Reimbursement Apprenticeships/Internships Flu Shots; Health Risk Management

INFO S45W29290  WI Hwy 59 Waukesha, WI 53189 (262) 544-4811 generac.com facebook.com/Generac linkedin.com/company/ generac-power-systems youtube.com/user/ Generacpowersystems @Generac Employees: 4,800 Year founded: 1959

STUFF WE MAKE Generac Power Systems is a leading supplier of backup power, prime power products, and engine-powered tools. Since the company became public, Generac has expanded its industry-leading product portfolio to include products for homes and small businesses, on job sites, and industrial and mobile applications across the globe.

COOL CUSTOMERS » Museum of the Bible-Washington D.C. » New York Housing Authority

FUN STUFF We have scheduled events throughout the year that allow our employees, both current and retirees, to gather together and enjoy their time with their families and co-workers. Some of our highlighted events include: » » » » » » »

Service Award Banquets Employee Recognition Generac Gives Program Community Walks - Light the Night Sponsor Customer First Week Summer All Employee Picnic Golf Outing and League

» » » » » » » » »

Bowling Tournament and League Turkey Toss ”Our People” Monthly Spotlights Charity Sponsored Walks Cookouts Raffles Company-wide Picnics May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Celebration Day Recipe and Baking Contests

Not only do we have fun, but interested employees are invited to participate in coming up with new ideas and planning special events.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Generac offers careers in manufacturing in a variety of different areas including: Professional Operations Positions: » » » »

Production Planners Supply Chain Operations Supervisors Operations Management

Plant Operations Positions: » » » » » » » » » »

Entry Level & Skilled Machine Operation Entry Level & Skilled Welding Skilled & Entry Level Electrical & Mechanical Assembly Painters Material Handling Parts Shipping Quality Assurance Technicians Engineering Technicians Maintenance Technicians Journeyman Electricians

Walk in interviews at each location every Wednesday from 9am - 4pm.

President: Aaron Jagdfeld

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ASSEMBLER I - GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS SKILLS? »» Ability to effectively communicate »» Contributes to identifying problems and implementing appropriate countermeasures. »» Ability to understand and execute basic standard procedures »» Ability to perform basic reading, writing, and math functions. »» Ability to perform basic assembly skills. »» Ability to effectively work in a team environment. »» Models positive and professional work ethics. »» Ability to use basic hand tools »» Ability to interpret basic visual diagrams »» Basic PC knowledge. »» Knowledge of electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic assembly equipment WHAT YOU WILL DO? Perform assembly work to manufacture assemblies and products in a cost effective and timely manner while fulfilling quality standards. Validate material prior to beginning assembly, review work instructions, build product per specifications and within tolerances, complete all clean-up and housekeeping procedures, comply with all quality, safety and work rules and regulations including wearing all appropriate PPE. This position reports directly to Production Manager or Supervisor.

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II REQUIREMENTS: »» HS Diploma or Equivalent »» 2 years of work experience in mechanical, electrical and/or electronic production shop »» Provide own basic set of tools SKILLS? »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »»

Experience using specialized equipment such as engine dynamometers Experience welding, shaping sheet metal, mill or turning (dependent on lab location). Experience managing projects or participating in project teams Basic skills in Microsoft Excel and Word Able to work non-standard or extended work hours when necessary Demonstrate self-motivation Complete projects within guidelines Work effectively in a fast-pace, team environment Communicate effectively though written and oral means Demonstrate aptitude to lead and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously Understand basic electrical techniques and theories Demonstrate testing competence as required per ISO 17025 and the Laboratory Scope of Operations

WHAT YOU WILL DO? Perform electrical, mechanical, engine and environmental tests of current and new product designs under close supervision. This individual will also be responsible for conducting continuous improvement activities to reduce the potential for product defects. Every Wednesday interested candidates are welcome to our Walk In Wednesday interviews from 9 am to 4 pm at all 6 of Generac Power Systems, Inc. locations. Or individuals are welcome to apply online at generac.com/careers for employment consideration.

WAUKESHA • EAGLE • WHITEWATER • JEFFERSON • BERLIN • OSHKOSH CONTACT Nikole Taczala | HR Manager (262) 544-4811 | Nikole.Taczala@generac.com | facebook.com/Generac biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance » » » »

Disability Insurance 401(k) Bonuses

FUN STUFF

Vacation Dependent Care Reimbursement Wellness Program Tuition Reimbursement

WHO WE ARE

Apprenticeships/Internships

Glenn Rieder is a custom architectural millwork manufacturer & commercial interior contractor, serving all major markets across the U.S. Our knowledge and experience uniquely qualifies us to provide our clients with a wide range of options from traditional architectural woodworking to highly specialized & elaborately-themed environments such as casinos, hotel, colleges, sports facilities and corporate offices. Glenn Rieder has recently moved their corporate headquarters to a newly designed/built building located in West Allis.

INFO 6520 West Becher Place West Allis, WI 53219 (414) 449-2888 glennrieder.com linkedin.com/company/ glenn-rieder-incEmployees: 225 Year founded: 1946 President: Michael Floyd

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Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos (various locations) Opus One Winery (Napa, CA) Soboba Casino (San Jacinto, CA) Lambeau Field (Green Bay, WI)

STUFF WE MAKE Since 1946, over 3,000 projects have been enhanced with Glenn Rieder’s custom millwork granite, metal and other interior finishes. With exceptionally skilled craftsmen, hightech machines and our 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facilities, our clients can count on nothing but the highest quality work from Glenn Rieder.

COOL CUSTOMERS » » » »

Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI) Northwestern Mutual (Milwaukee, WI) Palms Casino Resort (Las Vegas, NV) Wynn Hotels and Casinos (various locations)

» We acquired Quality Cabinet & Fixture Company in 2012, adding our San Diego office. » Have two manufacturing plants, Milwaukee and Tijuana, totaling almost 200,000 sqft. » Some employees have been with the company for as long as 35 years! » We partner with Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in their corporate work study program in Milwaukee. » Glenn Rieder has shown substantial growth in the last 15 years, in both employment and annual revenue. » We have a beautiful new fitness center with showers for all employees. » Our new location includes a professionally designed manufacturing facility with some of the finest machinery offered. » Two company catered lunches each month. » 2018 Future 50 Award Recipient.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS » Cabinet Makers (Milwaukee) » Materials Manager (Milwaukee or San Diego) » Assistant Project Manager (Milwaukee, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale) » Project Manager (All Locations) » Senior Estimator (All Locations) » Architectural Detailer (All Locations) » Marketing Intern » Talent Acquisition Specialist » Accounting Intern

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LUZ ANDERSON

HR COORDINATOR/PAYROLL SPECIALIST AGE: 36 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 2 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? I run bi-weekly and weekly multi state payroll for roughly 250 employees divided amongst three companies; including union employees. Making sure employees and unions get paid accurately and timely. Coordinate the HR functions, insurance, 401k, FMLA etc., along with a variety of reporting for managers.

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS »» Confidentiality and understanding of labor laws along with our own handbook, are key in this position »» Effective time management and prioritizing »» Experience with both Payroll and Human Resources SKILLS »» Effective communication and ability to work as a team »» Customer Service internal (employees) /external (vendors) »» Analytical and organizational skills »» Decision making and multi-tasking

JOEL GABLER

SENIOR PANEL SAW OPERATOR AGE: 49 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 30 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? I’m the Senior Panel Saw Operator. I’m generally busy running one saw while overseeing anyone else who may be operating the other saw. Maintaining both saws is also my responsibility.

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS »» Being able to read drawings while looking at a work order and finding any potential problems as soon as possible »» Cutting custom veneer jobs to the desired specs of the customer »» Communicating with fellow coworkers to get the work done SKILLS »» Experience: Knowing where possible problems are likely to be and how to achieve the desired finished product as quickly as possible »» Communication: Talking and listening to coworkers »» Making decisions: With my experience I know what decisions I can and should make to save time »» Veneer knowledge: Cutting veneer to get the best look possible

CONTACT Christina Hermersmann | HR Director (414) 389-8659 | Christina.hermersmann@glennrieder.com biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance 401(k)

COOL CUSTOMERS

Pension Wellness Program

» » » » » » » »

Apprenticeships/Internships

Commercial Developers Residential Developers State of Wisconsin Architects & Engineers Water Parks High Rise Apartments/Condominiums Hotels Sports Complexes

FUN STUFF WHO WE ARE Excellence of workmanship combined with a proven commitment to customer satisfaction. That’s what has set the groundwork for customer confidence at Horner Plumbing since 1969. Recognized as the preferred plumber for preferred builders, we take pride in the steady controlled growth that has made us a prominent fixture in the Milwaukee area building industry. Our commercial, industrial, and multi-family specialty division give our customers the opportunity to work with someone familiar with their specific needs.

INFO 379 Forest Grove Drive Pewaukee, WI 53072 (262) 695-7120 HornerPlumbing.com

STUFF WE MAKE Horner Plumbing works on office buildings, healthcare facilities, schools, stores, churches, sports complexes, hotels, and manufacturing facilities. Horner Plumbing designs and builds plumbing systems for everything from single-family homes to 45 story high rise buildings.

You’ll be building stuff new and challenging every day. You can even show off your talents in a state competition where the winners get to take a trip somewhere exciting to compete with the best in the country. Wisconsin has at least one National Winner each year.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS You won’t be sitting behind a desk all day long but out in the field working on interesting and challenging projects. You start as an apprentice. You will be paid to learn the trade while attending school. Apprentice is 90% on the job and 10% in school. Apprentices average $70,000 in median wages at graduation. From there you can move your way up to a Journeyman Plumber. Even further advancement to Forman/ Master Plumber. As a Union Contractor, we have the most qualified, most efficient and highest paid workforce in the industry training the most successful Apprentices and Journeymen.

facebook.com/Horner-PlumbingCompany-INC-261062932419 Employees: 100 Year founded: 1969 President: Colleen Horner

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$38,000 starter

$80,000

AMY KUNOWSKI

experienced

APPRENTICE PLUMBER

$95,000

AGE: 27 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 2 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? »»Installation of rough plumbing systems. »»Finish installation of plumbing fixtures. »»Use equipment in measuring, cutting, threading, and assembling pipes and plumbing structures. »»Troubleshoot systems/fixtures. »»Ensure compliance with plumbing code/safety standards. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? Doing this job means a future in a field full of challenges and opportunities. There’s an endless amount of information, both new and existing, that I can learn. I am constantly asking questions and learning from the journeyman and other experienced apprentices around me. As I get further into my apprenticeship, I really enjoy being able to do the same for newer apprentices. Working at Horner, has allowed me to do just that. I’ve also had the opportunity to see several different aspects of construction allowing me to grow my knowledge, not just in plumbing but in other trades as well. I’ve been surrounded by people and in an environment that constantly pushes me to improve. With this, Horner has helped me realize the type of career and skill set I want to have for the rest of my life.

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THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS »» Driver’s license »» Complete 5-year Apprenticeship Program »» High School completion certificate »» High School Algebra SKILLS »» Positive attitude toward work »» Analytical Skills »» Communication Skills WHAT YOU’LL DO Perform new installations and repairs on residential and commercial projects. You will be working with a team or independently depending on the project. Must be able to communicate well with fellow workers and customers as needs arise. CAREER PATH After successfully completing a 5-year apprenticeship program, you are eligible to take the Journeyman Plumber exam. After passing the exam, you will have 3 years in the Journeyman program. From there you can take the Master Plumber exam. The successful completion of these programs will open up additional opportunities.

3 $

FOREMAN/MASTER PLUMBER

95,000-$150,000

2 JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER $

70,000-$85,000

1 APPRENTICE (5 YEARS) $

38,000-$70,000

CONTACT Harry Mattox (262) 695-7120 | hmattox@hornerplumbing.com biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance

COOL CUSTOMERS

Disability Insurance

»» »» »» »» »» »»

401(k) Vacation Sick

FUN STUFF

Tuition Reimbursement

Some of the fun, exciting company events that Husco offers are:

Apprenticeships/Internships On-site Fitness Center

WHO WE ARE Husco is a privately-owned company specializing in hydraulic and electromechanical components. We have 30+ years of experience designing and manufacturing components for Automotive and Off-Highway; we pride ourselves on collaborative relationships with our customers.

INFO 2239 Pewaukee Road Waukesha, WI 53188 (262) 513-4200 husco.com

facebook.com/HUSCOintl linkedin.com/company/ husco-international @HUSCOintl

Employees: 1,400 Year founded: 1890

President: Austin Ramirez

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Ford Caterpillar JCB John Deere GM Chrysler

We are a fast growing, community-oriented company, with facilities in Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, England, China, India, Brazil, and Germany. As we expand, we are always searching for team members who embody our core values: intelligent risk-taking, high performance, and practical innovation.

STUFF WE MAKE Hydraulic Control Systems for the Automotive and OffHighway Industry including: »» »» »» »» »» »»

Engine controls components for Automotive applications Hydraulic systems for Earth moving equipment Advanced Suspension systems for Agriculture Transmission control valves for Automotive Implement control systems for Agriculture machines Controllers and software for high performance applications

»» Husco sponsored employee sports teams (such as golf, baseball, archery) »» Brewer’s family day outing »» Large construction machine experience days »» United Way Intern day of Action »» FREE family Zoo, Art Museum, and Discovery World passes »» Bowling and Brewer’s outings »» Cook-outs »» Food truck days

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS We hire for: »» »» »» »» »» »»

Internship/Co-ops Factory Professional Technical Information Systems Human Resources Finance/Administrative

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$15-$17/hr starter

RYAN SCHMUKI

SENIOR ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN AGE: 41 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 8 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? »»Work cross-functionally with design »»Build prototype valves based on Engineer’s designs »»Design and assemble test stands for prototypes »»Troubleshoot valves/test equipment »»Custom parts fabrication »»Performance testing, data collection & analysis WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? This is a great experience to gain exposure to the design work that goes into engineering. You can build all of the things that the Engineers are testing, so if you are moving down the path of becoming an Engineer, you already have the knowledge of issues you’ll potentially run into. I really enjoy the variety of working at Husco. You have the opportunity to do many different tasks and learn many different skills. Each day is a new challenge. I like that it is a family-oriented company that understands the flexibility needed when you have a family of your own. The paternity leave is a nice offering.

$22-$25/hr experienced

$25-$30/hr expert

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THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS »» Associate’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical program or equivalent work experience »» Hands-on experience

5 DESIGN ENGINEER $

60,000+

SKILLS »» Mechanical and Electrical aptitude and troubleshooting abilities »» Sense of urgency WHAT YOU’LL DO »» Build and test design prototypes »» Data collection, analysis or performance and presentation of data »» On and off-site customer machine evaluations »» Troubleshoot and debug prototype assembly and test failures »» Become a strong team player and contributor to the organization CAREER PATH »» Lab Technician Intern/Co-Op »» Lab Technician »» Engineering Technician »» Sr. Engineering Technician »» Design Engineer

4 SR. ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN $

25-$30/HR

3 ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN $

22-$25/HR

2 LAB TECHNICIAN $

20-$22/HR

1 LAB TECHNICIAN INTERN $

15-$17/HR

CONTACT Jessica Cain | HR Manager (262) 513-4200 | jessica.cain@husco.com | facebook.com/HUSCOintl biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health, Dental & Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance Disability Insurance Tuition Reimbursement

FUN STUFF/COMMUNITY

401(k) With Employer Match

Our corporate culture encourages and facilitates community outreach both as a company and as individuals. We recognize that community outreach is a Hydrite responsibility as well as a privilege. We are proud of our employees for helping us reach out to others but realize as an organization that we have the opportunity and ability to accomplish even more. Some of the events and company gatherings include:

Pension Profit Sharing Bonuses Vacation/PTO Wellness Program Apprenticeships/Internships

INFO 300 Patrick Boulevard Brookfield, WI 53045 (262) 792-1450 hydrite.com

facebook.com/hydrite linkedin.com/company/ hydrite-chemical-co youtube.com/watch?v=Bs_493NR8RI

Employees: 950 Year founded: 1929

President: Kevin Honkamp

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WHO WE ARE Hydrite, a family-owned company established in 1929, is one of the largest independent providers of chemicals and related services in the United States. Headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Hydrite has a network of manufacturing facilities, warehouses, and laboratories located in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, California, and Texas with over 950 employees in 23 states. Hydrite owns and operates a private fleet of over 255 units including tractors, van trailers, tankers, and railcars.

STUFF WE MAKE »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »»

Wastewater treatment Food ingredients Agriculture products Ammonium Thiosulfate (ATS=™), which is a liquid fertilizer that provides both sulfur and nitrogen to crops Pharmaceutical applications Cleaners and sanitizers Chemical recycling and chemical distribution Foam products

»» »» »» »» »» »»

Annual Employee Zoo Picnic Food Truck Lunches Habitat for Humanity United Way Day of Giving Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Also, due to our comprehensive wellness program, we have earned the Gold designation as a Well Workplace award recipient from WELCOA.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS Hydrite has invested extensively in our future – approximately $200 Million has been invested from 2011 to today! With our staff and financial re-sources our goal is to have a record year every year. On the strength of our people we are excited to bring on future opportunities. Hydrite remains committed to helping our partners with sustainability efforts by providing products with minimal effect on our environment. And we’re always looking to add top talent to our team. Routinely, we have openings in: »» »» »» »» »»

Production Operators CDL Drivers Sales/Field Technical Service Chemical/Mechanical Engineers Maintenance Mechanics and Managers

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PRODUCTION OPERATOR PAY RANGE

$16-18/hr starter

NICK HEPPE

TECHNICAL ROOM MANAGER AGE: 29 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 7 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? »» Facilitate the introduction of new products/processes »» Develop and maintain visual department Key Performance Indicators »» Manage the production schedule for all shifts to meet department/ company goals. »» Facilitate communication with other departments WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? My job at Hydrite and the company in general mean a lot to me and my family. My job allows me to set people up for future success within the company, much like I was helped in the past. It means a lot to me to be able to see others build their skills and develop as the company continues to grow and evolve. Hydrite as a company means a lot to my family because it has given me the tools I need to help me continue my education to make a better future for my family. I would not be where I am now without the benefits that were provided by Hydrite Chemical Co. I look forward to continued success and growth here at Hydrite.

ADAM WHITTAKER

$18-21/hr experienced

$21-24+/hr expert

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PLANT MANAGER

AGE: 36 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 7 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? »» Responsible for the daily operations of the facility »» Facilitate projects targeting safety, quality, and productivity -develop and manage the operating and capital expense budgets »» Manage employees to guide their performance WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? Working as the Plant Manager at Hydrite means that I am responsible for the safety, development and well-being of my employees. I was provided with on-the-job training, tuition reimbursement, and training from Hydrite University in order to develop and grow in my role and responsibility at Hydrite. I look forward to continuing growing with Hydrite and helping others as they develop and learn.

5 PLANT MANAGER

4 PRODUCTION MANAGER

3 PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

GET STARTED IN PRODUCTION:

LEAD PRODUCTION OPERATOR

REQUIREMENTS »» Mechanical aptitude »» Fast learner »» HS Diploma/Equivalent manufacturing experience SKILLS »» Multi-tasking »» Attention to Detail »» Communication »» Good Work Ethic

2 $

19-$23/HR

1 PRODUCTION OPERATOR $

16-$20/HR

CONTACT Jessie Mayer | Manager of Talent Acquisition (262) 792-8742 | jessie.mayer@hydrite.com | facebook.com/hydrite/ biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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COOL CUSTOMERS

Disability Insurance

World Trade Center, Yankee Stadium, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Madison, WI Police Department, Ronald McDonald House, Yas Mall- Abu Dhabi, UAE, General Mitchell International Airport, SunTrust Park, Citi Field, University of North Carolina- Charlotte, Carroll University and UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care

Vacation Sick Flexible Workplace Childcare

FUN STUFF

Dependent Care Reimbursement Wellness Program Tuition Reimbursement

WHO WE ARE

Adoption Assistance

Since 1979, Inpro has been making and servicing products with an obsessive commitment to protecting the appearance of buildings and the health and safety of the people who use them. Based in Muskego, WI, Inpro is a global manufacturer of door and wall protection + design systems, solid surface washroom systems, expansion joint systems, curtain and track systems, commercial window treatments, elevator interior systems and architectural signage.

401(k) Bonuses

INFO S80 W18766 Apollo Dr. Muskego, WI 53150 (262) 679-9010 inprocorp.com/ facebook.com/InproCorp/ linkedin.com/company-beta/29450/ youtube.com/user/InProCorporation

STUFF WE MAKE » » » » » » » » » »

Door & Wall Protection Corner Guards Wall Guards Vinyl Sheet Privacy Curtains Cubicle Track Expansion Joint Covers Architectural Signage Washroom Systems Elevator Interiors

Bi-weekly luncheons for all employees, breakfast on Friday mornings, custard days, Shuffleboard table, annual Poker Walk, on-site wellness Lunch n’ Learns, fitness classes, Earth Week activities, with annual Earth Day 5K, Safety Week activities, annual Christmas party, 8 hours paid time to volunteer within the community for eligible employees, partner with the Waukesha County Adopt-A-Highway Litter Control program, bi-weekly food drive for the Muskego Food Pantry, and honey bee sanctuary on campus with four beehives

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS Inpro is proud to be named one of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces for the 8th year in a row. At Inpro, employees come first, and our benefits match this belief. We of-fer: a comprehensive insurance package, 10 paid holidays and generous time off, on-site childcare, education reimbursement, on-site fitness center with free personal trainer, and complimentary luncheons, fountain drinks, and coffee. Lifelong career opportunities can be found in manufacturing, shipping, maintenance, and installation; office positions include sales and sales support, estimating finance, marketing, and product development. Current openings are posted on our Careers page, inprocorp.com/careers.

Employees: 645 Year founded: 1979 President: Marc Holland

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CHRISTIAN ELLIS RECEIVING SPECIALIST

AGE: 25 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 2.5 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? »»Unloading trucks »»Inspecting and receiving materials and supplies »»Organizing and putting materials/supplies in proper locations »»Delivering packages »»Occasional shipping duties WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? Inpro was my first “real” job, and I’m grateful for the freedom working here has given me. Experience is the best teacher, and I’ve learned quite a bit during my time here! And I’ve been able to pursue my passions in music and rebuilding steam locomotives outside of work, both of which are very important to me. I’m always learning here, and growing in ways I hadn’t expected when I started. It’s been a great experience for me, and I’m looking forward to the future!

Career Ladder

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS I have both a high school diploma and a Bachelor’s degree in IT from Concordia University Wisconsin. SKILLS Communicating receipt of a “hot” product or other arrivals to team members. Inspecting product to ensure quality or find damage. Finding or creating room for in-coming products. WHAT YOU’LL DO In a day, I will receive product for the warehouse, which I inspect, receive into the system and put away, and personal packages which I deliver to the appropriate party. Occasionally I’ll prepare shipments for suppliers or help ship product. I’m also on the Inventory Committee, on which I help verify our product counts are correct.

5 PLANT MANAGER

4 DIST. CTR. SUPERVISOR

3 DIST. CTR. LEAD

2 RECEIVING SPECIALIST

1 SHIPPER

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Health, Dental & Life Insurance Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account Disability Insurance 401(k)

COOL CUSTOMERS

Bonuses

Products manufactured by Kapco range from military and heavy equipment, to recreational equipment, agricultural machinery, consumer products, and commercial lighting.

Vacation Dependent Care Reimbursement

FUN STUFF

Wellness Program

Volunteer opportunities for company philanthropic efforts including Hometown Heroes, Camp Hometown Heroes, Kids2Kids Christmas and Grand Slam Charity Jam.

Apprenticeships/Internships Kapco University Free gym membership

WHO WE ARE

INFO 1000 Badger Circle Grafton, WI 53024 (262) 377-6500 kapcoinc.com facebook.com/ KapcoMetalStamping linkedin.com/company/ kapco-metal-stamping @kapcometal @kapcometal

Our highly skilled team uses state-of-the-art technology making Kapco the premier choice for metal stamping, fabrication, welding, and other metal fabrication solutions. As a single source supplier, we are trusted by leading brands in diverse industries to make parts with precision and efficiency. At Kapco, we shape metal, but more importantly, we help shape lives. Our “pay it forward” approach to philanthropy lets our employees participate in making lives better for those in need.

STUFF WE MAKE » » » » » »

Metal stamped components Fabricated metal components Machined components Formed and welded sub-assemblies Wide range of tool & die design and build Painted and coated components

» » » » » » » »

Summer Picnic with families at Kapco Park Holiday party with families Fall Day outing with families Thanksgiving turkey giveaway Employee chili cook-off Complimentary Lakeshore Chinooks tickets Complimentary Summerfest and State Fair tickets Numerous community event tickets and discounts

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES » » » » » » » » » » » »

Punch Press Operator Laser Operator Brake Press Operator CNC Operator Welder Maintenance Technician Tool and Die Quality Inspector Cost Estimator Manufacturing Engineer Production Supervisor Material Handler

Employees: 450 Year founded: 1972 President: Jim Kacmarcik

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$15-18/hr average starting hourly pay range

STACY GARZA WELDER I

AGE: 33 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 1.5 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? Perform MIG (metal inert gas) welding on varied operations where experience is required. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? I like Kapco’s mission statement and how it relates to both their people and their customers. Kapco is very family-oriented and the people here are more than coworkers. We’re family. Everyone is on a first-name basis. I appreciate that we have consistent hours and I get to work a shift that fits my lifestyle. Kapco also hosts company events that my family can enjoy. I’m not a “desk and computer” person. I enjoy the hands-on aspect of welding. I throw my hood down and get to it. I work for leaders who listen, give instruction, and keep me informed. That makes everyone want to work hard and follow their example. I love seeing the end products. It gives everyone here pride knowing they’re a part of it. I love welding and I get excited every morning to come to work.

DOUG HAYNES

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QUALITY INSPECTOR

AGE: 27 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 3 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? Position involving the use of complex measuring and testing equipment, reading and interpreting blueprints, documentation and engineering specifications.

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WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? I chose Kapco because I was looking for something different and Kapco offered me an opportunity, even though I didn’t have a lot of experience. It’s a solid team here and everyone works well together. One of the great things about working at Kapco is that we make parts for some of the biggest manufacturers in the country – across a wide variety of industries. There’s a lot of opportunity at Kapco and we’re currently experiencing a lot of growth. The leadership is willing to invest in training for people who want to learn and grow. As a quality inspector, my favorite thing about my job is that every day provides a unique challenge.

WELDING ENGINEER / QUALITY ENGINEER

3 WELDING SET-UP / QUALITY TECHNICIAN

2

THE JOB:

WELDER II / QUALITY INSPECTOR II

REQUIREMENTS Welder I Requirements: Mechanical aptitude, physical dexterity, blueprint-reading skills Quality Inspector Requirements: Writing, math and analytical skills SKILLS Welder I Skills: Robot operation, MIG welding on varied operations

1 WELDER I / QUALITY INSPECTOR I

Quality Inspector Skills: Position involving the use of complex measuring and testing equipment; reading and interpreting blueprints, documentation and engineering specifications; and legibly recording data.

CONTACT Jennifer Wenger | Sr. Director of Talent & Organizational Development (262) 377-6500 | wenger@kapcoinc.com | facebook.com/KapcoMetalStamping biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Life Insurance Disability Insurance

COOL CUSTOMERS

401(k)

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Bonuses Vacation Wellness Program Tuition Reimbursement Apprenticeships/Internships Paid Birthday

INFO 520 Wolf Road Random Lake, WI 53075 (920) 994-2469 krierfoods.com

facebook.com/jollygoodsoda linkedin.com/company/ krier-foods-inc @jollygoodsoda

Employees: 60 Year founded: 1913

President: John Rassel

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Coca-cola Pepsi Monster Rockstar Minute Maid Vitamin Water Welch’s Old Orchard Dole Kraft-Heinz

WHO WE ARE

FUN STUFF

Krier Foods Inc. is a 105 year old, 5th generation, family owned company that contract manufactures beverages working with large national brands to small start-up companies. Not only do we blend and package products for other well recognized product, we also own and make Jolly Good soda.

Each year we host a catered summer picnic for our employees to take time out from their day to enjoy each others company and get to know one another, holiday luncheons, give away small gifts for creating a piece of original art for Easter, Halloween and Thanksgiving to decorate our lunchroom and more.

STUFF WE MAKE

We also donate to our local schools, park, volunteer fire department, local charities, and other causes that are near and dear to our employees hearts including but not limited to childhood cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer awareness, domestic violence awareness.

»» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »»

Soda pop Energy drinks Juices Juice cocktails Sports drinks Functional drinks Sparkling waters Vitamin waters Dietary supplements

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS Krier Foods offers many opportunities for experience and non-experienced talent including Machine Operators, Blenders, Line Leads, Sanitation Technicians, Lab Technicians, Microbiologist, Forklift Operators and more. We believe hiring in talent that wants to work hard and learn, and we will invest and develop them.

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$18.24/hr

starter

$22.80/hr

ALEX ROJAS

experienced

PRODUCTION LINE LEAD

$27.36/hr

AGE: 41 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 13 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES?

expert

I am responsible for a production line making sure employees fill out their paperwork, train employees, solve problems if troubles on the line and set up of the line. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? This is a job where I have steady employment and good people to work with. It is a company that has great opportunities for advancement and to earn higher wages.

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS »» High school diploma or equivalent is required or an Associate’s degree in Manufacturing Supervision or related field is preferred. »» A minimum of 1-2 years of team lead experience required with 3-5 years of manufacturing experience required.

Career Ladder

SKILLS »» Effectively communicate »» Ability to prioritize workload »» Demonstrate a high sense of urgency »» Proactive problem solving »» Strong interpersonal skills to develop trust, accountability, collaboration and teamwork »» Ability to give feedback WHAT YOU’LL DO Responsible for assisting with shift start up on the line and assisting production line workers to carry out daily duties, ensure all required paperwork is properly filled out by line operators, follow customer requirements and assist with troubleshooting problems and resolving them in a timely manner.

3 PRODUCTION LINE LEAD $

18.97-$23.71 HR

2

CAREER PATH You begin as a Machine Operator to learn the basics of running a machine and all necessary tasks at that station. From there an operator can become a Utility and assist at any machine on a production line, and grow into a Production Line Lead.

UTILITY $

16.97-$18.86 HR

1 $

MACHINE OPERATOR

15.08-$16.97 HR

CONTACT Lisa Goeke | HR Manager (920) 994-2469 | lisagoeke@krierfoods.com biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance Disability Insurance Flexible Workplace Sick Bonuses Vacation

WHO WE ARE Krones Inc. is based in Franklin, Wis., and is a subsidiary of Krones AG, of Neutraubling, Germany, a world leader in the manufacture of fully integrated packaging and bottling line systems, as well as integrated brew house and processing systems, IT solutions and warehouse logistics systems. Krones Inc. has offices and subsidiaries across North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Dependent Care Reimbursement

STUFF WE MAKE

Wellness Program

» Filling, cleaning, capping, labeling and packaging machinery » Plastic (PET) bottle blow molding machinery » Bottle washers, pasteurizers, inspectors, packers and palletizers » Brewing equipment and complete brew houses » Material flow systems and process technology for producing beverages » Plastic bottle recycling systems

Tuition Reimbursement Apprenticeships/Internships 401(k)

COOL CUSTOMERS

INFO 9600 S. 58th Street Franklin, WI 53132 (414) 409-4000 kronesusa.com facebook.com/KronesInc linkedin.com/company/krones-ag/ youtube.com/user/kronestv @KronesInc Employees: 650 Year founded: 1966 President: Holger Beckmann

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» » » » » » » » »

Budweiser Coca-Cola Diageo Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Ice River Springs MillerCoors Nestle Niagara Pepsi

exchange program for our employees called Across Borders, where employees can spend six months abroad working at another Krones subsidiary. » We enjoy department cookouts, along with Brewers baseball outings, Admiral games and Food Truck days. » We offer discounted tickets to State Fair, Summerfest, etc. » We offer Lunch n’ Learn programs and fitness classes.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS KRONES is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-speed packaging equipment for the beer, non-alcoholic beverage, milk, wine and healthcare industries. We continually rejuvenate our technology to create a never-failing abundance of new and innovative solutions for our customers. We are currently looking for candidates who want to make a difference and who wish to be part of our dynamic organization in the US. You can check our website for current openings at WorkForKronesInc.com. Regular job openings include: » » » » » » » » »

Assemblers (Sub-Assembly, Mechanical, Electrical) CNC Machinists Designers Electrical Engineers Internships Mechanical Engineers Quality Technicians Regional Sales Regional Service Technicians

FUN STUFF » We have an annual employee appreciation event, along with an annual golf outing. » We take part in career discovery opportunities through middle school and high school tours, along with attending career fairs and participating in mentorship programs for the local high school students. » We are an international company with an internal

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$60,000 starter

$73,000

CHASE PARDA

experienced

ENGINEER II – PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY

$80,000+

AGE: 28 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 4.5 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? »»Determine performance/aesthetic requirements for PET containers »»Design PET bottles to meet constraints/requirements »»Manage projects from clarification to final product »»Supervise fellow employees working on development projects

WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? My job at Krones allows me to use my engineering knowledge to analyze customer needs and determine solutions. Each project has different needs and priorities, and the customers I work with are at different levels of understanding of the properties of PET material, a common plastic used in packaging. It’s very satisfying to define their needs, design a solution, and have the solution pass all the tests. I started working here not long after getting my mechanical engineering degree. The people here are great to work with, and they’re very dedicated. Employees stay here a long time, and it’s not uncommon for people to come back after leaving for a different job. Managers are very supportive, and encourage career development. My role at Krones has expanded since I started here, and I look forward to taking on greater responsibilities.

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THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Preferred)

$

MANAGER

80,000-$120,000

4

SKILLS »» Proficient in Siemens NX Software »» Strong verbal and written communication skills »» Ability to communicate confidently with customers »» Strong problem solving skills »» Understanding relationship between bottle design and bottle performance/properties WHAT YOU’LL DO »» Responsible for managing plastics projects from the design to validation while meeting customers deadlines »» Provide internal technical support for project managers and outside sales providers regarding bottle development projects »» Provide external technical support for customers regarding bottle design, mold design, and bottle validation »» Participate in continuous improvements »» Troubleshooting bottle designs for performance failures seen in lab results

SUPERVISOR $

75,000-$105,000

3 $

ENGINEER II

73,000-$105,000

2 ENGINEER I $

60,000-$90,000

1 ENGINEERING INTERN $

15-$18/HR

CONTACT Janet Tutkowski | HR Manager (414) 409-4000 | recruiting@kronesusa.com | facebook.com/KronesInc biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance

FUN STUFF

Disability Insurance 401(k)

» » » »

Bonuses Vacation

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS

Dependent Care Reimbursement Wellness Program Tuition Reimbursement Apprenticeships/Internships

INFO 6199  County Rd W Allenton, WI 53002-9545 (262) 251-1632 maysteel.com facebook.com/ MaysteelIndustriesLLC linkedin.com/company/ maysteel-llc youtube.com/user/MaysteelLLC @maysteel_llc

Recognition cookouts Company prizes/giveaways Yearly holiday meal Token recognition program

WHO WE ARE Maysteel engineers and manufactures custom sheet metal enclosures, kiosks, cabinets and racks for a variety of industries, such as: utility, industrial, data center, self-service, automated retail, renewable energy, telecom-broadband and security. Its manufacturing locations include: Allenton, Wis.; La Mirada, Calif. (DAMAC Division); Monterrey, Mexico; and European manufacturing partnerships. Maysteel is owned by Littlejohn Capital, LLC.

STUFF WE MAKE

» » » » » » » » » » » » » » »

Summer Help – General Labor Assembly Brake Press Turret Weld Powder Coat Painter Maintenance Operations & Supply Chain Engineering Sales Marketing Accounting Human Resources Customer Service Purchasing

Custom designed, engineered and fabricated sheet metal enclosures, kiosks and cabinets including (but not limited to): » » » » » » »

Self-service kiosks/automated retail enclosures Alternative energy enclosures Utility enclosures Industrial cabinets Security enclosures Server racks Telecom-broadband enclosures

Employees: 588 Year founded: 1936 President: Kevin Matkin

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$46,000 starter

$55,000

TERRI HERRICK

experienced

PRODUCTION PLANNER

$70,000

AGE: 45 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 21 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? »»Daily analysis & planning of work center capacity »»Sequencing of jobs, processes, & assignments »»Perform cycle counts & reconcile discrepancies »»Maintain dispatch lists targeting customer promise delivery dates

WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? I began my career working in a nursing home but decided to go work in Manufacturing in a company’s assembly department. I soon continued my career at another company in their assembly department as well, but was laid off. I needed a career with a strong, solid company, and Maysteel provided that for me with much more than I ever imagined. 1 year…5 years…and then suddenly 21 years have passed! I started in Assembly at Maysteel and have worked my way up through Group Leader to now Production Planner. There’s always opportunity at Maysteel and no two days are ever the same. There are many great people here and so much opportunity for everyone to grow and advance. I love the people I get to work with and the difference we are making at Maysteel every day!

expert

Career Ladder

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS Associate’s Degree; or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

4 MATERIALS/PLANT MANAGER

SKILLS Mathematics, Reading and writing, Timely decision making, Organization and planning, and Priority setting

BASED ON EXPERIENCE

3 MANUFACTURING MANAGER BASED ON EXPERIENCE

2 PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

BASED ON EXPERIENCE

1 PRODUCTION PLANNER $

46,000-$70,000

CONTACT Darci Boettcher | HR Manager (262) 832-9073 | dboettcher@maysteel.com | linkedin.com/in/darci-boettcher biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance

STUFF WE MAKE

Disability Insurance 401(k)

Metalcraft offers a wide range of pre- and post fabrication services including: » CAD/CAM engineering and design - 26 Pro-E/Creo Work Stations » Precision tooling » Complete assembly of your product » Machining » Conventional and Powder Painting

Bonuses Vacation Flexible Workplace Tuition Reimbursement

COOL CUSTOMERS

Dependent Care Reimbursement Wellness Program

INFO 1000 Metalcraft Drive Mayville, WI 53050 (920) 387-3150 mtlcraft.com facebook.com/mtlcraft linkedin.com/company/ metalcraft-of-mayville/ @MayvilleMtl Employees: 800+ Year founded: 1973

WHO WE ARE At Metalcraft of Mayville, our business philosophy combines four basic elements: » Unwavering Quality » On-time Delivery » Unmatched Value » Commitment to Continually Improving our Processes and Quality Each Metalcraft of Mayville employee knows that a total commitment to the businesses we serve is a vital part of our ongoing success.

Many of our customers are Fortune 500 companies from the construction, agriculture, military, material handling and outdoor power equipment industries.

FUN STUFF » » » » »

Recognition cookouts Company prizes/giveaways Service Award Recognition Program Companywide Appreciation Events Annual Golf Outing

Our skilled metal fabricators and precision machinists take pride in Metalcraft’s outstanding reputation.....a reputation built around the satisfied customer.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS

Corporate Objectives: God, Customers, Employees, Stockholders

» » » » » » » » » »

Production Supervisor Assembler General Manufacturing Paint line Helper Tool Designer/Tool Room Manager Production Helper Powder Painter Brake Press Operator Machine Center Operator Robot/Manual Welder

Chairman/CEO: Martin Gallun

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JASON BRUESCH MANUAL WELDER

AGE: 44 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 2 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? As a Manual Welder, I am primarily responsible for operating one or more weld machines to fabricate metal parts or assemblies to specifications on a production level. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? This job and working for Metalcraft of Mayville has allowed me to develop my job into a career. Utilizing their Continuing Education program, I have been able to develop my manufacturing experience while attending Moraine Park Technical College to become an engineer. This allows me to directly apply what I’m learning in my courses to my everyday work. I have even been fortunate enough to work closely with engineers at my plant on various side projects to further my skill set. I also know that I work for an employer that has a proven track record of investing in the latest technologies to stay on the cutting edge of manufacturing performance. We’ve recently expanded our facilities, added new lasers, new paint equipment, and many other additions.

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS Welders are vital to our business in order to get our customers the products they need. They must possess strong attention to detail, strong communication skills, and the ability to multi-task. Welders are uniquely efficient and take pride in their work day in and day out. »» »» »» »»

SKILLS Perform basic MIG, TIG, and aluminum welding techniques Know and follow WPS weld standards Effectively be able to respond to change A passion for quality and attention to detail

WHAT YOU’LL DO Working on the warehouse floor, Welders work hands-on with a variety of parts and products for our customers. They are constantly working to meet the production demands of our customers. As a part of the overall team, they are relied on to provide feedback from proof to production to improve overall manufacturing efforts. CAREER PATH A Welder at Metalcraft of Mayville not only becomes a career of its own through years of experience but also opens doors to manufacturing as a whole. Continuing Education programs are available to all employees looking to gain higher level certifications and degrees in their line of work.

Career Ladder 5 ENGINEERING MANAGER

4 ENGINEER

3 ENGINEERING INTERN

2 PROJECT MANAGER

1 MANUAL/ROBOTIC WELDER

CONTACT Diane Goodrich | Mayville HR Manager (920) 387-3150 | dgoodric@mtlcraft.com | facebook.com/mtlcraft biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance

FUN STUFF

Disability Insurance

We offer a collection of programs engaging our people to participate in events focused on health, family, team building, learning, volunteering and community involvement.

401(k) Vacation

We invest an average of $5,000 per employee on training each year.

Sick

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS

Tuition Reimbursement Apprenticeships/Internships

WHO WE ARE

INFO 817  Main Street Brownsville, WI 53006 (920) 583-3132 michels.us facebook.com/MichelsCorp linkedin.com/company/ michels-corporation youtube.com/user/ MichelsCorporation @michelscareers Employees: 8,000 Year founded: 1959 President: Patrick D. Michels

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Michels is one of North America’s largest and most trusted transportation and utility contractors. We are a leading provider of construction services to the energy, transportation, communications, power and utility industries. A sampling of our services provided include horizontal directional drilling, direct pipe, cured-in-place pipe, spray-inplace pipe, tunneling, pipeline, power, tunneling, foundations, paving and communication network construction.

There’s abundant opportunity for all team members at Michels. With thousands of team members across hundreds of positions, there truly is something for everyone. Whether in the field or in the office, Michels team members grow along with the company into new, exciting positions and responsibilities.

STUFF WE MAKE If you use heat or air conditioning, turn on a light, drive on a highway, live in a high-rise, take a subway, rely on the internet, pass time on your cell phone or even drink a glass of water from your faucet, we build the infrastructure for that.

COOL CUSTOMERS We work for many large utilities and energy companies across North America.

OUR MISSION To b e the foremost prov ide r of innovat ive construction solutions and value for our clients in their mission to serve the growing utility and infrastr ucture requirements of their customers around the world.

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$51,000

entry (HSE Coordinator)

$81,250 mid

$122,250 expert

EMPLOYEE 1

Career Ladder

LINEMAN

WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? You will build the electrical infrastructure that America relies on every day.

4

EMPLOYEE 2

SENIOR LEADERSHIP

HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS (HSE) WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? Develop industry specific methods, procedures and practices Performs field observations and completes safety audits

3 MID LEVEL MANAGMENT

2

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS Qualified candidates must have previous safety education or at least two years of work experience in a safety coordinator or related role. Bachelor’s degree in Safety Management or related degree is beneficial, but not necessary. SKILLS »» Ability to collaborate with various levels of team members »» Thrive in fast-paced environments »» Strong oral and written communication skills »» Understanding of HSE standards and regulations »» Be willing to travel

MANAGER

1 COORDINATOR

CONTACT Jacki Warner | HR Manager (920) 583-3132 | careers@michels.us | facebook.com/MichelsCorp/ biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Life Insurance Disability Insurance

FUN STUFF

401(k)

At MWES we hold many different company events to make our employees feel appreciated and to make the work environment collaborative, friendly and positive. We have company cook outs, an annual chili cook off, holiday parties, raffles, department team building, etc. MWES employees also participate in events that support the community such as; Red Nose Day, Habitat for Humanity, Food drives, and providing tours to schools in our surrounding community.

Vacation Sick Dependent Care Reimbursement Apprenticeships/Internships

WHO WE ARE

INFO W238N1800 Rockwood Dr Waukesha, WI 53188 (414) 327-0000 mwes.com

facebook.com/MidwestEngineering linkedin.com/company/midwestengineered-systems-group youtube.com/channel/ UCv1no-47r8lbVLyPkW74-cQ?view_ as=subscriber @mwengineered

Employees: 125 Year founded: 1991

President: Scott Woida

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Midwest Engineered Systems Inc. is an innovator and leader in complex systems integration. We have been providing custom automation solutions for manufacturers who need: engineering process development, assembly lines, palletizing/depalletizing, material handling, machine tending, deburring, robotic welding, fully automated production lines, and web handling for over 25 years!

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS Our employees are the heart of our business. At MWES our career opportunities include, Mechanical & Control Systems Engineers, Project Managers, Application and Software Engineers as well as Automation Technicians, Machinists, Panel Builders, Mechanical and Electrical Machine Builders.

STUFF WE MAKE Some of our recent projects include designing: »» An automated system to case pack bags of produce into boxes, at 160 bags per hour. »» An automated cheese cubing machines that cut slabs of cheese into square cubes. »» An assembly system for an injection molding & prototyping company

COOL CUSTOMERS At MWES, our customers include equipment and industrial manufacturers from a variety of industry including food, aerospace, medical and automotive fields

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$12-$15/hr intern

JOE SAJDOWITZ

MACHINE BUILDER/AUTOMATION TECHNICIAN AGE: 26 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 2.5 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? My duties at MWES include building highly complex machines using detailed drawings and CAD models. As part of the build team I troubleshoot design and assembly issues when they arise. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? Working at MWES gives me the opportunity to work with robotic systems while com­pleting my Associates Degree in Automated Systems Technology at WCTC. Not only am I learning the theory behind automated systems, I am able use that knowledge in a real world applications. Within the next year, I am joining the Automation Group where I will be able to program, troubleshoot and problem-solve new and existing robotic systems. My experience as a machine builder helps me become more successful at MWES.

MAX KIRBY

$20-$23/hr associate degree

$25-$29/hr bachelor degree

Career Ladder

MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER AGE: 28 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 3 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? Design machines and automation components to increase productivity, improve safety and quality the product at hand. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? Working at MWES is an enjoyable job that allows me to use problem solving skills to create something tangible for a customer. Each job we do here is project based so there is always a new exciting challenge that awaits. MWES allows me to use my mechanical and conceptual skills to improve a process or how a product is assembled. Currently I am working on an additive manufacturing machine. I never thought I would be able to design and work on a new technology similar to this. At MWES there is knowledge in every area of the automation process which helps with collaboration. Every day I truly appreciate seeing my designs come to life and achieve the customers challenge at hand.

5 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER $

53,300-$95,680

4 MECHANICAL ENGINEER $

3 AUTOMATION TECHNICIAN $

41,500-$72,800

2

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS Most positions require some college courses whether it is from a technical school or a traditional four year college. Engineering positions require graduating with a minimum of an associate’s degree in the desired field, such as Mechanical, Electrical, or Software Engineering. CAREER PATH Depending on your role at MWES career paths vary. From a manufacturing perspective someone can work toward a Lead Automation Technician and Lead Machine Builder. From Engineering it can be a Lead Engineer to Project Manager or Application Engineer.

45,760-$95,680

MACHINIST $

45,760-$58,240

1 $

MACHINE BUILDER

37,400-$68,640

CONTACT Jamie Aggen | HR Manager (414) 327-0000 | hr@mwes.com | facebook.com/MidwestEngineering biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance

FUN STUFF

Disability Insurance

Milwaukee Tool is a high-performing work place. Much of our work is done in cross functional, collaborative teams. To foster collaboration and team work Milwaukee Tool provides a casual work environment with opportunities to socialize with your co-worker and their families. Some highlights of this culture are:

Bonuses Vacation/Sick (paid time) Dependent Care Reimbursement Wellness Program Tuition Reimbursement Apprenticeships/Internships Onsite Fitness Center 401(k)

INFO 13135 W Lisbon Road Brookfield, WI 53005 (262) 781-3600 milwaukeetool.com

facebook.com/MilwaukeeTool linkedin.com/company/ milwaukee-tool/ youtube.com/user/METToolTV @MilwaukeeTool

Employees: 3500 Year founded: 1924

President: Steven P. Richman

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WHO WE ARE Milwaukee Tool is a global leader in delivering innovative solutions that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability to professional construction users. Whether it is through their world-leading M12™ and M18™ cordless systems, accessories, or hand tool and storage products, Milwaukee provides advanced, trade-specific solutions. To do this, Milwaukee works side-by-side with real users to understand the demands of a constantly changing workplace and how they can help the user work both faster and smarter.

STUFF WE MAKE »» Power Tools: Drilling, Fastening, Electrical Termination, Plumbing Installation, Metalworking, Reciprocating Saws, and Lighting »» Hand Tools: Hammers, Fastening, Layout and Marking, Measuring, and Pliers »» Accessories: Cutting, Hole Saws, Concrete, Wood, and Metal Drilling, Driving and Fastening »» Storage: Modular, Soft, and Plastic Storage, Tools Belts, Pouches, and Coolers

»» »» »» »» »» »»

Community Service events Team building events Company picnics and gatherings for families Intermural sports teams Milestone celebration parties Product demo days

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS Milwaukee Tool invests in technology and innovation across all our product categories and business functions. Our worldclass teams have delivered some of the most disruptive new technologies and solutions the industry has ever seen resulting in unprecedented growth in our business. At Milwaukee Tool, we recognize your career path is as individual as you are. Our priority is to help you meet your professional goals. Our full time and internship opportunities include: »» »» »» »» »» »» »»

Engineering Marketing IT Finance Supply Chain Sales Manufacturing/Operations

COOL CUSTOMERS The Home Depot, Grainger, Fastenal, Do it Best, Ferguson and many more!

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$50,000 starter

$60,000

MELISSA DRUSCH

experienced

MANAGER SUPPLY AND DEMAND

$70,000

AGE: 31 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 5 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? I manage a planning team to meet our growth goals, fill rates and inventory strategies. Our team maintains plans that ensure product is available when a customer requests it. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? This job is invaluable to me. It challenges me daily, makes me think critically and continues to provide opportunities to grow in my supply chain career. What I love about Milwaukee Tool and supply chain in general, is each day is different and far from boring. Working for Milwaukee Tool means relentless passion to achieve year over year growth. As a company, we achieve success each year, but we have a constant desire to not be satisfied and continue to reach higher as a company and improve ourselves as individuals. The team at Milwaukee Tool is beyond dedicated and I feel extremely proud to be part of such a great team and growing business.

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ADAM STAUDE

MANAGER BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT

5

AGE: 32 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 6 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? I am responsible for supporting our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software the software behind our entire business! If there is an issue with our ERP, my team resolves it. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? As an industry leader, Milwaukee Tool is dedicated to delivering the best possible solu-tion to our customers. Our corporate culture stems from this goal and roots itself deep within our organization, so much so that you cannot help but feel an overwhelming sense of pride when you see red and black tools in the hands of our end-users. This drive to be the best has provided me with more challenges and opportunities than I ever thought possible, and based on the growth we continue to achieve, this is only the beginning.

SR. MANAGER

4 MANAGER

3 SR. ANALYST/PLANNER $

60,000-$90,000

2 ANALYST/PLANNER $

55,000-$75,000

1 $

ASSOCIATE

50,000-$65,000

CONTACT US! recruiting@milwaukeetool.com | facebook.com/MilwaukeeTool biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Vacation Wellness Program

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Tuition Reimbursement Apprenticeships/Internships Dependent Care Reimbursement Flexible Workplace

FUN STUFF

401(k) Profit Sharing Bonuses

INFO W175 N5750 Technology Drive Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 (262) 252-3440 reichtool.com

facebook.com/Reich-Tool-DesignInc-379176318927625/ linkedin.com/Reich-Tool-Designinc--trinity-biomedical-inc youtube.com/c/ReichToolDesignIncMenomoneeFalls @ReichTool Employees: 65 Year founded: 1965 President/Owner: Fritz Reich Vice President/Owner Brett Reich

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Aerospace (including NASA) Firearms (including Israeli defense) Automotive Medical Lawn and Garden Home Appliances Lighting

WHO WE ARE Reich Tool & Design is a second generation manufacturer of precision tooling for the metal stamping industry, as well as a supplier of contract machined components and medical device assemblies. Founded in 1965 on conservative Christian principles, we utilize the latest in advanced technology. Located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin our 52,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is located in the crossroads of America and able to serve our diverse customer base throughout North America.

STUFF WE MAKE Reich’s three core competency areas are: 1. Precision tooling for the metal stamping industry, including progressive and transfer dies 2. Custom CNC machined and turned components as well as Wire EDM and Waterjet cutting 3. Assembly, packaging, and ultrasonic washing within a class 10,000 cleanroom environment

The “Care Team” at Reich Tool is continually looking for ways to give back to the community, participating in many worthwhile causes throughout the year. Our team actively supports the Lymphoma Leukemia Society raising close to $100,000.00 over the last four years by participating in the Scenic Shore 150 bike ride. Our team members also participate in the MS Best Dam Bike Tour Bike Ride, Wheeling for Healing, Ride on the Wild Side, and other rides. Along with the bike rides we sponsor annual food drives, clothing drives, toy drives for local friends in need, and blood drives (collecting 60 units of blood in the last year alone).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS “It’s not just a job, it’s a career”. Our work family is comprised of a team of highly skilled members. Each person contributes to the future success of the organization by participating in lean team activities. All of our team members are encouraged to participate in continuing education experiences. As an award winning organization we feel that fun and wellness are important pieces of our culture puzzle as well. There are ongoing wellness challenges and fun activities throughout the year including Taco Tuesdays, Ice Cream Socials, Employee Chili Cook-off, and monthly cookouts.

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$40k-$60k starter

$55k-$70k

TONY FLEISS

experienced

CNC APPRENTICE

$65k-$85k

AGE: 27 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 5 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? Utilize drawings and 3D models to produce the precision components required to build tooling that produces production parts to customer’s specifications. Use precision measuring equipment, coordinate projects across several departments.

WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? Reich Tool has been a very enjoyable place to work and is an important part of my life. It has allowed me to build my own career through its 5 year apprenticeship program and in a few short months, I will have completed it! I began my career in the cleanroom where I washed and assembled parts, and then I wanted to do something more. I knew nothing about machining let alone operating one, but the leaders at RTD told me to give it a shot. Now here I am, 5 years later and about to become a journeyman which is something I never thought I would do and I couldn’t be happier. Reich Tool’s family atmosphere makes every day feel special with constant festivities such as cookouts, picnics, contests, games, etc. It truly is a great place to work.

expert

Career Ladder

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS »» Complete two years of technical training. »» Work 10,400 hours in the field as an apprentice to learn various machines and techniques. »» Upon completing an apprenticeship, an individual earns a position as a Level B CNC Machinist. SKILLS Completion of the 5-year apprenticeship program attaining working knowledge of CAD/CAM 3D modeling software and Microsoft software. Ability to read blueprints and understand GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) are skills attained.

5 $

SUPERVISOR

70,000-$110,000

PROGRAMMER $

60,000-$90,000

3 $

SPECIALIST

65,000-$85,000

WHAT YOU’LL DO Under the direction of the CNC supervisor utilizing drawings, CAD and 3D models to produce precision parts to customer expectations. Use state of the art CNC machining centers to achieve the highest quality of work both in physical appearance and dimensional tolerancing. Produce quality parts for a wide array of markets including medical, aerospace, defense, and many internal customers. CAREER PATH »» Start as pre-apprentice to test fit in manufacturing. »» After initial pre-apprentice period, enroll as apprentice. »» After apprenticeship is completed, move into position as Level B Machinist, followed by Level A Machinist. »» Depending on interests, could become Specialist or Programmer, followed by Supervisor, or Project Manager.

4

2 MACHINIST A $

55,000-$70,000

1 $

MACHINIST B

40,000-$60,000

CONTACT Catherine Howard | HR Director (262) 252-3440 | choward@reichtool.com | linked.com/in/cathy-howard-cpp-6503a711 biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health, Dental & Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance Disability Insurance 401(k)

FUN STUFF

Bonuses

Wellbeing Action Days, Impromptu Contests, Celebrations, OnSite Massage Chairs, On the Move Challenge, Live Out Loud Challenge, Financial, Physical and Nutritional Challenges, Fitness Subsidies, Corporate Responsibility Opportunities, Monthly Birthday Lunches, Service Awards

Paid Time Off Flexible Workplace Dependent Care Reimbursement

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS

Wellbeing Initiative Tuition Reimbursement Apprenticeships/Internships

INFO W223 N16601 Cedar Parkway Jackson, WI 53037 (262) 677-9046 rytecdoors.com facebook.com/ RytecHighPerformanceDoors linkedin.com/company/ rytec-doors youtube.com/user/RytecDoors

Associates: 185 Year founded: 1985

CEO/Chairman: Donald Grasso

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WHO WE ARE Rytec is North America’s leading manufacturer of high-speed, high performance doors. For over 30 years, our focus has been exclusively on design, innovation and manufacturing of high-performance doors. Market-leading companies across a variety of industries rely on Rytec for outstanding quality, performance and reliability. With over 100,000 doors in operation - many with millions of operating cycles - our doors provide energy savings, safety and security, and require only minimal maintenance.

STUFF WE MAKE Rytec doors offer our customers the highest value and day in, day out performance, and are supported by the knowledge and expertise of dedicated associates, authorized dealers and trained installers. High Performance Doors for Every Industry:

The fundamental vitality and strength of Rytec lies in our associates. Whether building quality, innovative products or providing the best service in the industry, we strive for excellence in everything we do. We embrace the unique perspectives, talents, and backgrounds of our associates and respect the dignity of each as a human being. We gladly invest in our associates, offering a competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards package. If you have high integrity and a passion to succeed, then you may be a great fit at Rytec. Opportunities Include: »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »»

Assemblers Customer Support Engineers Finance Human Resources Inside and Outside Sales IT Logistics Shipping and Receiving Technical Support

Automotive dealership, car/truck wash, cold storage, food& beverage, government, heavy equipment, manufacturing, parking, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, biotech and warehousing …and Every Application Clean rooms, coolers, freezers, hospitality/restaurant, Hurricane zone, large openings, loading docks, parking, security, USDA/FDA/cGMP, ventilation and warehousing A SUPPLEMENT OF BIZTIMES MILWAUKEE


$75k-$80k starter

AARON STEINMAN OPERATIONS MANAGER AGE: 48 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 17 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? Oversee all operations of our Hartford facility. Oversees production, shipping and receiving, vendor management, safety, purchasing, logistics, maintenance, etc. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? I started at this company on the production floor in assembly and the job has really give me a sense of fulfillment. I started by assembling our products and now I oversee all the pieces coming into the Hartford facility and leaving a finished product. It is really neat to see the product come together and managing the process and the people accomplishing the work.

$80k-$105k experienced

$105k-$120k expert

Career Ladder

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s Degree or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, and associates of the organization. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to work on computers and run reports. WHAT YOU’LL DO Responsible for executing managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures and oversees all production associates. Responsibilities include but not limited to: overseeing production of entire Hartford facility; partnering with all departments of the organization from supply chain to finance to ensure the product meets the standards; overseeing hiring and firing; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and coaching associates; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

5 OPERATIONS MANAGER $

75,000-$120,000

4 OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR II $

55,000-$80,000

3 OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR I $

22.75-$35/HR

2 ASSEMBLY TEAM LEAD

CAREER PATH I started my career in assembly and worked my way into many different roles in the company. Some other career areas of opportunity at Rytec to explore include: Technical Support, Order Entry, Operations Management, Engineering, Finance, Sales and Maintenance. The sky really is the limit and you can move into many different business roles.

$

17-$26/HR

1 $

ASSEMBLY

14.25-$21/HR

CONTACT Jessica Biely | HR Manager (262) 677-6105 | jbiely@rytecdoors.com | facebook.com/RytecHighPerformanceDoors biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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COOL CUSTOMERS

Disability Insurance

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401(k) Vacation Dependent Care Reimbursement

FUN STUFF

Tuition Reimbursement Apprenticeships/Internships

WHO WE ARE We are not just a manufacturer or service business — we help keep the lights on where you live, work and play.

INFO 400 S. Prairie Ave. Waukesha, WI 53089 (262) 547-0121 spxtransformersolutions.com facebook.com/ spxtransformersolutions linkedin.com/company/ spx-transformer-solutions-inc youtube.com/user/SPXWaukesha @spxtransformers

Employees: 1,000 Year founded: 1970

President: Brian G. Mason

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Alliant Energy American Transmission Company (ATC) Dairyland Power Cooperative Wisconsin Public Service We Energies

SPX Transformer Solutions provides power transformer product and service solutions for a reliable electric grid. As one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of power transformers, we extend that expertise by offering full service support, including components and training. Join the team helping transform our country’s power grid and solving tomorrow’s energy infra-structure challenges!

STUFF WE MAKE We design, manufacture, install and service engineeredto-order power transformers for a variety of customers, including »» »» »» »» »»

Investor-owned utilities Not-for-profit, community-owned utilities Power cooperatives Industrial companies Renewable energy site developers

We are passionate about supporting the communities in which we work! Whether it be going out to schools and making STEM principles come to life, hosting tours, building homes for Habitat for Humanity, cleaning up local roads, donating food for families in need or supporting the United Way, our employees get involved in a variety of companysponsored opportunities throughout the year and rally behind our communities.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS Rewarding career opportunities are currently offered in engineering, procurement, manufacturing, sales and marketing, service, information technology and many other fields. In addition to standard job postings, we offer an Engineering Rotational Program that provides amazing opportunities for college graduates to be hired into a fastpaced, forward-thinking environment where they can sharpen their talents. In fact, your skills and our needs may be the career solution you’ve been searching for to power your future! Our Total Rewards program includes a comprehensive offering combining a challenging work environment with opportunities for personal development, career growth and recognition. Together, these opportunities present significant growth potential for employees, both financially and professionally.

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ERIK KNOLL

LEAD MANUFACTURING SUPERVISOR AGE: 37 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 12 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? »» Hire, supervise and assess employees: Set work assignments, objectives, performance expectations; assist in resolving production problems; ensure all employees have necessary training; conduct investigations into safety, quality, other incidents; maintain an orderly, safe work environment »» Establish quality workmanship expectations: Follow work-in-process to ensure quality expectations are met, investigate non-conforming processes and take appropriate action to eliminate. »» Forecast department labor requirements: Provide annual budget, review actual monthly results, resolve discrepancies. »» Ensure compliance with established manufacturing procedures and engineering instructions: Review processes and departmental layout to help ensure lowest production costs, highest labor efficiency. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? The overall culture at SPX Transformer Solutions has provided me with a great working experience. I have room to grow as an individual due to daily learning opportunities that will help advance my career in the manufacturing field. I take personal pride in the company’s success and ability to be among the top manufacturers in the transformer industry. REQUIREMENTS Bachelor of Science Degree with at least 5 years of manufacturing experience. SKILLS Excellent team player with strong people skills and ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization. Strong performance management, coaching, feedback, encouraging and empathetic communication skills.

ASMA MOTLANI

ASSOCIATE ENGINEER - EDP AGE: 23 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 1.5 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? My responsibilities have changed three times in the Engineering Development Program. I’ve worked in Engineering, Sales/Marketing and Operations. In engineering, my focus was a process standardization project across the business. I worked between locations and groups to create standardized part naming and organizational structure. In sales & marketing, I was an application engineer, compiling quotes for customers. This included understanding technical specifications, working with engineering to create accurate preliminary designs and complete necessary pricing to provide customer quotes within specified timelines. In my most recent role as a manufacturing engineer, I work cross-functionally on department projects, design and order necessary machines or tools, participate in safety and quality initiatives and document processes. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? Working for SPX Transformer Solutions has provided me the unique opportunity to experience various aspects of a business in a condensed period of time. I believe this opportunity to holistically understand an engineered-to-order business will benefit me long-term in any role I pursue. Being a part of this team has been an amazing experience, and I look forward to learning more in the marketing & sales area during my final rotation, where I will be exploring product management. REQUIREMENTS Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering) with a 3.0 GPA or higher. SKILLS Adaptable, flexible and able to thrive in changing work environments. Strong analytical, mathematical, problem solving and communication skills. Ability to work in a team-oriented environment that is fast-paced and challenging. Self-directed with excellent initiative and strong organizational skills. Willingness to learn. CONTACT Chris Schmitz | HR Manager (262) 446-8878 | chris.schmitz@spx.com | facebook.com/spxtransformersolutions biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account

COOL CUSTOMERS

Life Insurance

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Disability Insurance 401(k) Sick Bonuses Vacation Wellness Program Tuition Reimbursement Apprenticeships/Internships

INFO N65W24770 Main Street Sussex, WI 53089 (262) 246-8022 sussexim.com/

facebook.com/simplastic linkedin.com/company/sussex-im youtube.com/user/SussexIM @

Employees: 370 Year founded: 1977

President: Keith Everson

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WHO WE ARE We solve problems to satisfy consumer needs. Sussex IM is a complete injection molding, assembly and decorating solutions provider. We deliver a tangible advantage to our customers through our focused engineering, Design-forManufacturing expertise and our ISO certified capabilities for production molding with integrated value-added operations. Our trained workforce is dedicated to providing exemplary customer service to ensure your product gets to your end user – on time and on target.

STUFF WE MAKE »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »»

Health & Hygiene Dispensing Devices Medical Devices Pharma Dispensing Devices Agroscience Devices Household Products for Kitchen, Bath, and Garden Sporting Goods Air Quality Products Cosmetic Make-up Primary Packaging Small Engine Components

GOJO/Purell Broan Nutone Corteva Agriscience (DuPont) Teva Pharmaceuticals Watson Pharmaceuticals L’Oréal Revlon Broan–Nutone Nike Briggs & Stratton Mr Lid

FUN STUFF Having fun together and being a great neighbor is part of our business plan. We’re proud to be a Sussex company and support our local businesses, educational institutions, and charities. Sometimes that means 186 large pies from Maronni’s Pizzeria for all three shifts… donating equipment to WCTC… involvement with the Chamber of Commerce… supporting our Community Center, Food Pantry, MACC Fund, The Alzheimer’s Association, Lions Club… sponsoring youth athletic teams… taking students on a facilities tour… Our neighbors have been important to us for over 40 years. Company events include: State Fair, Brewer games, family day at the Milwaukee Zoo, golf outings, companywide lunches to celebrate milestone events and goals.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS At Sussex IM, our success has always been because of our dedicated and loyal employees. We strive to provide a safe work environment in which integrity, respect, teamwork, open communication and continuing education are encouraged. Our Mission is to solve problems to satisfy consumer needs. Our Vision is to mold and fulfill the future for our employees and customers. Generally, we have openings for the following positions: Manufacturing Engineer, 2nd Shift Tool and Die Maker, Press Operators and Plastic Injection Molding Technicians (all shifts).

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MEGAN TZANOUKAKIS

VICE PRESIDENT OF SUPPLY CHAIN AGE: 31 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 4 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? I oversee our customer service, purchasing, and warehouse functions. I also am involved in manufacturing scheduling, particularly in gaining production efficiencies with the use of our ERP system. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? I really feel as though I am a part of a family at Sussex IM. Everyone that works here helps and supports each other and wants to take our company to the next level. We have a great history, and many employees that have been with us since we were founded as Sussex Plastics over 40 years ago! We have such a loyal and dedicated team, but also many newer employees who are working hard to take us into the next generation. It’s very exciting! We truly care about each other and our customers, and I know that the company wants to do what’s best for all of us.

KYLE KOPP

VICE PRESIDENT OF MANUFACTURING AGE: 40 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 1 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? Working with a dynamic team, I oversee the coordination and management of the planning, scheduling and the safe and efficient production of plastic injection and blow molded parts. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? I am thankful for the opportunity to work at a company that is growing in so many ways but still maintains a fun and positive family culture. I am working and learning to provide help wherever needed to prepare for our next opportunities.

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS Well-rounded understanding of plastics and injection molding. Established competence in supervising and managing people. Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Business and / or a manufacturing related field. SKILLS Strong interpersonal abilities to lead, mentor, communicate, coach and inspire. Experience and aptitude to resolve technical issues. Experience on leadership teams and actively involved with the strategic planning. WHAT YOU’LL DO Develop and provide the cultural environment and tools needed for each member of our team to succeed at their jobs.

CONTACT Pam McGuire | HR Manager (262) 246-8022 | PMcGuire@sussexim.com | facebook.com/simplastic/ biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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FUN STUFF

401(k)

At Swimming Pool Services our culture allows for us to have fun while also working hard to provide great customer satisfaction in all our projects. As a company we take time to take multiple team outings each year. We celebrate our team members happy moments from Birthdays, Weddings, and new babies. We offer free tickets to team members to local sporting, music, and other events. We have Wellness Challenges as well as Seasonal Sporting Challenges with prizes awarded from monetary to additional vacation time. Each year as a company we participate in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics WI, Toys for Tots, and support various other causes.

Bonuses Vacation Wellness Program Travel Opportunities

WHO WE ARE

INFO

Swimming Pool Services has been the premier designer, builder and service provider for inground swimming pools in southeast Wisconsin since 1967. With over 50 years in the industry, we have built a reputation of unmatched customer service. Our team is dedicated to customer satisfaction the first time, every time!

STUFF WE MAKE

W220 N1563 Jericho Court Waukesha, WI 53186 (262) 544-5500 SwimmingPoolServices.com

We do more than just swimming pools. We are southeastern Wisconsin’s true one stop shop for personal resorts. Our award-winning team provides service and support including design, construction, renovation and finish landscaping for pools and spas.

facebook.com/ swimmingpoolserviceswi/ linkedin.com/company/ swimming-pool-services-inc youtube.com/user/SPSWI

COOL CUSTOMERS

Employees: 37 Year founded: 1967

President: David Thompson

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS Positions available include full time opportunities in our Service, Construction, Renovation, Outdoor Rooms, and Retail departments. We have additional Seasonal Opportunities in all our departments including Christmas DĂŠcor. We offer Hiring Referral Bonuses and Sign on Bonuses. You can check out our Career page on our Website to apply for any position.

While we have had many high profile clients over the years, all of our clients are cool while enjoying their private resorts.

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$37,000 starter

$45,000

JUSTIN LEX

experienced

SERVICE MANAGER

$55,000

AGE: 31 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 7 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES?

expert

I handle a variety of duties from training, installation, labor needs, scheduling, educating clients on how to operate their pools, billing/invoicing, and most importantly communication with clients.

WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? I began working at SPS as a Maintenance Tech and through several promotions I became the Service Manager. I have taken these opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. I owe a lot of credit to our owner Dave Thompson who believed in me and gave me the tools to succeed in my positions. Swimming Pool Services to me means growth and freedom. I personally love working at a place where I am not just a number, I am a team member. I work with a fantastic team of individuals who care deeply about what we do and strive to improve our services and products. We do projects for amazing families and there is no greater satisfaction to me than seeing a family thrilled and happy after we have turned their backyard dream into a reality.

Career Ladder

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS »» Valid Driver’s License »» Basic Mechanical Ability »» Desire to Work Outdoors »» Self-Motivated »» Ability to Perform Physical Work SKILLS We are able to train an individual that has our basic requirements as long as they have a positive attitude and the want to be a team player. WHAT YOU’LL DO Depending on the Department you will have a hand in making our customers dreams of Paradise a reality. Our Departments include: Service, Construction, Outdoor Rooms, Renovation, and Retail. Construction is the building of inground swimming pools. Service is maintaining pools and equipment. Outdoor Rooms is hardscape and softscape around pools. Renovation is the rejuvenation of current inground swimming pools. CAREER PATH We have multiple Opportunities depending on the department and normal career paths start as: »» Technician/Team Member »» Lead Technician/Lead Installer/Leader »» Supervisor/Foreman

3 SUPERVISOR/FOREMAN $

50,000-$58,000

2 LEAD TECH/LEAD INSTALLER $

40,000-$50,000

1 TECHNICIAN/TEAM MEMBER $

36,000-$40,000

CONTACT Samantha McKenzie | HR Manager (262) 544-5500 | Samantha@SwimmingPoolServices.com | facebook.com/swimmingpoolserviceswi/ biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health, Dental & Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance Disability Insurance 401(k)

COOL CUSTOMERS

Bonuses

»» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »»

Vacation Sick/Personal Flexible Workplace Dependent Care Reimbursement Wellness Program

FUN STUFF

Tuition Reimbursement

WHO WE ARE

Apprenticeships/Internships

Tailored Label is a 2-time winner of the prestigious Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award and a nationally recognized Best Workplace. At TLP every label we produce is customengineered around the demands of our customers’ applications. Using highly efficient, state-of-the-art label production equipment, we are able to engineer and provide unique, custom label products and specialized adhesive solutions. Market applications include OEM’s, electronics, automotive, outdoor power equipment, point-of-purchase, medical device, laboratory and biomedical labels.

Believe it or not, FUN is one of the core principles that guide our culture at TLP. We take FUN very seriously. To keep things fun and be an active member of our community, TLP sponsors participation in employee championed community events, including charity walk/runs, food and clothing drives. We support great organizations like United Way and the Muscular Dystrophy Association to name a few. And we promote a healthy work environment with breaks for wellness walks, allowances for fitness gear and gym memberships. We even have a dedicated wellness coach to help employees develop their own custom diet and exercise plan for healthier living.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Warning labels, harsh environment labels, appliance labels, medical device labels, laboratory labels, electronics labels, dome labels, automotive labels, nutraceutical labels, barcode labels, brand labels, shipping labels, compliance and regulatory labels, die cut adhesives, die cut gaskets, die cut film masks, label design software, barcode label printers and label printing supplies

Press operator, production artist, account manager, digital equipment operator, production planner, finisher, shipping clerk, press support, customer service representative, warehouse coordinator, human resources, marketing, application engineer, manufacturing engineer, estimating, accounting, quality engineer and materials engineer

INFO W165 N5731 Ridgewood Drive Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 (262) 703-5000 tailoredlabel.com facebook.com/ TailoredLabelProductsInc linkedin.com/company/ tailored-label-products @tailoredlabel

Employees: 120 Year founded: 1984

President: Jeff Kerlin

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Personal commitment. Powerful Results.

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$27k-$32k starter

HAYDEN BRUSKIEWICZ

$33k-$44k experienced

PRESS OPERATOR

$45k+

AGE: 23 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 4.5 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES?

expert

As a Press Operator, I am responsible for creating high-performance labels and die cut parts that meet our customer specifications, playing a key role in maintaining high quality. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? Working at Tailored Label has allowed me to grow as a person as well as a professional in my field. We have a great culture that supports cross-training and flexible career development. At 23, I’ve been trained to run almost every press at TLP and I currently run one of our most technologically advanced presses. Tailored Label has given me the opportunity to pursue my passions in the workplace and in my personal life. I never felt that coming to work is a chore and I always feel that I have accomplished something significant when I leave for the day. Tailored Label isn’t just a company, it is a family filled with friends and colleagues that I’m so glad to have as part of my life.

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS A strong mechanical aptitude and interest in technology are essential because many of our presses are computer controlled. Interpersonal skills are also important because our press operators must interact with all levels within the organization. Strong attention to detail and accuracy are required to maintain our high level of quality customer expectations. SKILLS » Interest in the printing industry » Competent math and computer skills » Mechanical aptitude » Quality minded with strict attention to detail

Career Ladder 5 LEAD PRESS OPERATOR $

23+/HR

4 PRESS OPERATOR $

17-$22/HR

3 PRESS SUPPORT $

15-$17/HR

CAREER PATH With the technical skills learned on the job, he/she can advance into engineering, sales, customer service, quality, estimating or management. Having “hands-on” production experience enhances an individual’s understanding of our products and capabilities and allows him/her to have more opportunities to be successful in their role.

2 FINISHING ASSISTANT $

13-$14/HR

1 STUDENT OR INTERNSHIP $

12/HR

CONTACT Nicole Richard | Director of HR (262) 703-5003 | hr@tailoredlabel.com | facebook.com/TailoredLabelProductsInc biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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FUN STUFF

Disability Insurance

Trace-A-Matic is a founding corporate member and key architect of the Dual Enrollment Program (DEP). The DEP provides high school seniors with an opportunity to jumpstart their careers in highly sought after manufacturing roles. The academy features programs in Tool and Die/ CNC machining, Welding/Fabrication, Robotics and Printing/ Publishing with more programs in the works.

401(k) Bonuses Vacation Sick Wellness Program Tuition Reimbursement

WHO WE ARE

Apprenticeships/Internships

Trace-A-Matic is celebrating its 50th year as a dynamic precision machining company with over 120 CNC machine tools located in metropolitan Milwaukee, WI and Houston, TX areas. We have over 200 dedicated employees and have gained a reputation for our fine quality and precision work on highly engineered complex machined parts and assemblies produced for our world-leading OEM customers.

»» Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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For over 50 years, Trace-A-Matic has been located in Brookfield, WI near Milwaukee. We firmly believe our employees to be our most valued assets. Trace-A-Matic provides a work environment where respect and teamwork are the norm and our people fulfill their career aspirations.

INFO 21125 Enterprise Ave Brookfield, WI 53045 (262) 797-7300 traceamatic.com facebook.com/Trace-A-Matic 172977482718354 linkedin.com/company/ trace-a-matic-inc. @traceamatic

Employees: 200+ Year founded: 1968

CEO: Thorsten Wienss

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In addition, each employee is encouraged to give back to the community through their church or charity of choice. Here are just a few of the charities Trace has teamed up together to support:

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Trace-A-Matic specializes in precision CNC machining, manufacturing and fabrication of complex components in a wide range of standard and exotic materials. Our markets include aerospace, defense, oil & gas, medical, mining, construction, power generation, food and pharmaceutical.

COOL CUSTOMERS Trace-A-Matic is a proud partner with world-leading OEM brands like Boeing, Caterpillar, Rolls-Royce, GE, Generac, Komatsu, Lockheed Martin and Mars.

»» Milwaukee Rescue Mission »» Juvenile Diabetes Foundations »» American Lung Association

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS

What are we looking for? Trace-A-Matic is looking for people driven to succeed and have a passion for outstanding customer service, quality, machining, manufacturing and fabrication. We work together as a team and are committed to our “Core Values” of Quality and Excellence, having a Can Do Attitude, always being Respectful, Truthful and providing Generous support for one another and our valued customers and suppliers.

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$27k-$40k starter

$40k-$61k

JASON KOEPP

experienced

CNC MACHINIST

$61k-$80k

AGE: 21 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 4 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES?

expert

I set-up and run precision parts per blueprint from industries such as Medical, Aerospace, Oil/Gas and more. I have to understand tooling, work holdings, measuring equipment, programming and blueprints. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? The first word that comes to mind is provide. To provide good quality craftsmanship parts to our customers as well as providing for myself and family. The hands on training from long time machinists is something I have been very fortunate to receive. The schooling and the on the job training has been invaluable to me and doing this while I am earning a paycheck and being debt free from tuition. The sky is the limit for young skilled trades workers such as myself that are willing to learn everyday an fill the current skills gap. That is what is also so exciting about manufacturing and Trace-A-Matic. The gap is getting larger and here we are setting stepping stones to a great future.

Career Ladder

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS »» Must have a high school diploma or equivalent »» Strong desire to learn »» Will need to complete Technical College training in CNC machining. SKILLS »» Ability to read blueprints »» Mechanically inclined with solid math skills »» Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment »» Strong problem solving skills WHAT YOU’LL DO »» Set up, troubleshoot and operate computer numerically controlled machines »» Use a variety of measuring instruments to inspect part at machine, and record data on inspection documents »» Work with a cross functional team that may include Programmers, Quality Inspectors, Engineers and Management to develop complex machining cycles for machine tools.

4 HIGH-LEVEL MACHINIST $

61,000-$80,000

3 MID-LEVEL MACHINIST $

40,000-$61,000

2 ENTRY LEVEL MACHINIST $

CAREER PATH Trace-A-Matic offers many opportunities to grow within the company. The more experience gained provides opportunities to grow in machining or in to other departments like Programming, Quality and Engineering.

27,000-$40,000

1 $

CNC TRAINEE

25,000-$32,000

CONTACT Bryan Obst | Corporate Recruiter (262) 641-6703 | bobst@traceamatic.com | linkedin.com/company/trace-a-matic-inc biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance

COOL CUSTOMERS

Disability Insurance

»» »» »» »» »» »» »»

401(k) Vacation Sick Flexible Workplace

FUN STUFF

Wellness Program Tuition Reimbursement

WHO WE ARE

Apprenticeships/Internships

After more than 40 years our privately-owned organization continues to implement new technologies in the metal stamping, fabrication and tooling industry. We adhere to our Core Values: Strive for Excellence, Live the Golden Rule, Be a Go-Getter and Work as a Team to create positive relationships with each other and our customers. Our employees have the technical expertise to continually design and manufacture quality parts and dies with our premier equipment.

INFO W194N11811 McCormick Drive Germantown, WI 53022 (262) 703-0455 ultratoolmfg.com/

facebook.com/ultratoolmfg linkedin.com/company/ ultra-tool-&-manufacturing

Employees: 100-150 Year founded: 1969

President: Terry Hansen

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Harley-Davidson Briggs & Stratton Kohler Rockwell Automation Precor Fitness Equipment Honda Power Equipment Weber

STUFF WE MAKE Parts for brand name treadmills, motorcycles, lawn mowers and automobiles are manufactured by Ultra. Products not seen every day also contain our parts like machine controls, generators, and military equipment. Often considered the backbone of a product, millions of sheet metal parts are produced annually with an accuracy of 1/2 the thickness of human hair.

Each year we host an employee recognition day that includes an award luncheon to honor the time and effort our employees contribute. And once the warmer weather hits we enjoy monthly cookouts. All employees are invited to our annual outing and last year’s event was a Lake Michigan dinner cruise. We also take the time to thank our employees at our annual holiday party.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS At Ultra Tool & Manufacturing we invest strongly in our employees through our in-house Training Center for Advanced Learning. This gives individuals the opportunity to stay current in metallurgy, tool and die, safety, manufacturing and business fundamentals. In addition, we offer training in various software applications designed to maximize our employees’ organizational skills, improve their productivity and quality of work. We offer a full range of benefits for our employees including a wellness program. Please visit our website at ultratoolmfg.com for more information and current job openings.

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$20.00/hr starter

FELICIA GIGGAR

VALUE ADDED PROCESS TECHNICIAN 1 AGE: 30 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 7 months WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? I finish parts in Value-Added that come from the Fabrication and Stamping Departments. This can include: counting, sorting, packaging, quality inspection, spot welding, pem insertion and small assembly. I like that this job has a lot of variety. WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? I love the flexibility that the company offers – there is a schedule that is a fit for just about everyone. I work Friday, Saturday and Sunday which enables me the opportunity to complete my CNC set-up technician program at WCTC during the school year and spend more time with my seven-year-old daughter – especially in the summer. In addition to being flexible with my school schedule, the company pays us for 40 hours of work even though we only work 36 hours. I also enjoy the positive atmosphere at Ultra Tool. It’s a team environment where everyone is friendly, appreciative of your hard work and eager for you to succeed now and in the future. The president or CFO personally hands out pay stubs, knows everyone by name and frequently discusses future career opportunities. The benefits are awesome.

$22.75/hr experienced

$27.00/hr expert

Career Ladder

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS CNC Operator Requirements: »» High school diploma or equivalent »» Prior experience with CNC machining »» Desire and ability to learn programming SKILLS CNC Operator Skills: »» Critical thinking skills »» Ability to read blueprints »» Strong math skills »» Detail oriented

3 CNC OPERATOR $

20-$27/HR

WHAT YOU’LL DO You will make world-class components and parts for some of the leading companies in the US using state-of-the-art equipment, while working in a team environment CAREER PATH »» Value Added Process Technician 1 »» Fabrication Process Technician 1 »» CNC Operator

2 FABRICATION PROCESS TECH $

13.50-$20.50/HR

1 VALUE ADDED PROCESS TECH $

12-$17/HR

CONTACT Carla L. McGinn | HR Manager (262) 345-6569 | cmcginn@ultratoolmfg.com | facebook.com/ultratoolmfg biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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Health/Dental/Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance Disability Insurance Sick Leave

COOL CUSTOMERS

Flexible Workplace

» Professors, researchers and scientists from multiple universities » Entrepreneurs and inventors » Local private industry, businesses » Milwaukee Bucks » Surgeons and nurses » Strattec » Scathian

Dependent Care Reimbursement Tuition Reimbursement Apprenticeships/Internships Wellness Program

FUN STUFF

Vacation 401(k)

INFO Innovation Accelerator Building 1225 Discovery Parkway, Suite 162 Milwaukee, WI 53226-1336 (414) 316-3081 uwm.edu/officeofresearch uwm-accelerator-prototyping facebook.com/UWMilwaukee linkedin.com/school/universityof-wisconsin-milwaukee linkedin.com/company/ uw-milwaukee-innovation accelerator-prototyping-center @UWM

WHO WE ARE The Prototyping Center designs and builds prototypes and devices for university researchers, entrepreneurs and established companies, turning ideas into reality. The goal is to demonstrate the potential for commercialization of an idea or product, or to further research capabilities, by using a range of tools including computer-numerical control machining centers, 3D scanners, 3D printers, computer-aided design software, saws, routers, welding tables, plasma cutters and other equipment. “We never promise anything we don’t think we can deliver. We can’t make everything, but almost anything,” said Kyle Jansson, Prototyping Center director.

STUFF WE MAKE

The Prototyping Center recently won third place in a national competition for a game-changing router vacuum system. The AMUG (Additive Manufacturing Users Group) held the design competition at its users group meeting, and UWM’s product, created on their 3D printer, beat out entries from major national companies. The center’s projects come from across the United States and from two other continents.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES » » » » » »

Engineers Machinists Designers 3D printing specialists Fabricators Inventors

Through engineering solutions, the center has created prototypes for such things as an innovative concrete tapping bit, arthroscopic surgical tooling and implant systems, modular closet organizers, precise scientific instrumentation, their telescoping router vacuum and more. The center works with a wide range of industries, including automotive, consumer products, industrial manufacturing, food and beverage, water, medical and art.

Employees: 3 Year founded: 2017 Director: Kyle Jansson

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$10-$14/hr student worker

$43k-$75k

MADDIE FRANK

3D PRINTING SPECIALIST/STUDENT WORKER AGE: 21 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 2 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? »»3D printing management »»Process selection »»Programming »»Finishing »»Metrology »»Reverse engineering »»Evaluation of products and technologies WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? I always enjoyed making things — especially my own original ideas and prototypes. When I saw a 3D printer in action for the first time, I was enthralled. This could make all the ideas in my head come to life. It was magic. I knew then that additive manufacturing was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, and the Prototyping Center gave me the tools to make that happen. My favorite project would be a 3D printed baseball bat — I put in a lot of effort and research to make the finish of the bat look like real wood, and still to this day, everyone always asks me how I got it to look so good.

fabricator

$60k-$95k engineer

Career Ladder

I love that additive allows me to make whatever creation I can think of within a few hours. It’s also a brand new industry (relatively speaking), and has a lot of room for growth. I would describe it to a high school student as an industry with a lot a great people who are willing to mentor young people, as well as a lucrative space with fascinating technology. It’s also a sector where you can really grow yourself and your career. Moreover, the additive industry is omnipresent — so no matter what industry you go in to, be it marketing, engineering, automotive, aerospace, food or film, you will still run into additive. This makes it a great industry to explore, especially if you are still unsure of what you want to do.

4 SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER $

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS Education in engineering or fabrication SKILLS Experience in working with equipment such as 3D printers, scanners, CNC machining centers, CAD modeling, fabrication, manual fabrication, etc.

3 MECHANICAL ENGINEER $

60,000-$80,000

2 DESIGN ENGINEERING INTERN

WHAT YOU’LL DO Execute 3D printing projects for clients. This includes using software to scan objects and create digital models. CAREER PATH During my freshman year at UWM, Dan Beller, a mechanical engineering professor, introduced me to the additive manufacturing industry. Dan allowed me to work in his lab; he taught me the basics and showed me how amazing manufacturing is. Dan recommended me to Kyle, the center’s director, who hired me to help launch the center and, now, to do 3D printing and other tasks. This job is giving me practical experience to complement my engineering degree and put me ahead when I look for a full-time job after graduation.

75,000-$95,000

$

20-$25 HR

1 STUDENT WORKER $

10-$14 HR

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance

FUN STUFF

Disability Insurance

Giving back to our communities is extremely important to Weldall. We hold various events throughout the year that supports many organizations, such as:

401(k)

» » » » »

Bonuses Vacation Dependent Care Reimbursement Wellness Program Tuition Reimbursement

WHO WE ARE

Apprenticeships/Internships

Weldall is a privately owned company with 3 facilities in Waukesha and Slinger Wisconsin and currently has 245,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

INFO 2001 S. Prairie Avenue Waukesha, WI 53189 (262) 544-1155 weldallmfg.com facebook.com/weldallmfg linkedin.com/company/ weldall-mfg-inc-/ Employees: 250 Year founded: 1973

Weldall is a manufacturer of medium to large welded metal components, including machining and additional secondary operations. For over four decades, Weldall has leveraged a unique set of skills and capabilities to continuously differentiate ourselves from the competition. This has allowed us continuous growth throughout our history and expansion into new industries.

STUFF WE MAKE

Local food banks Boy Scouts of America Homeless Veterans Kiwanis Club Blood Center of Wisconsin

Weldall maintains its “family” culture by having annual outings for our employees and their families. These outings have been held at the Milwaukee Zoo, State Fair and this year we are hosting a tailgate picnic and Brewer game at Miller Park.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES/ BENEFITS Weldall is a growing organization that has several opportunities available in the following areas: » » » »

Welding Machining Fabrication Engineering

In addition, we also hire co-ops and interns in both Engineering and the Shop Floor.

Weldall is capable of creating weldments in excess of 400,000 pounds and successfully welds the heaviest of requirements in the world. We offer superior quality and craftsmanship in many areas, including: » » » » » »

Mining Process equipment Power generation ASME Pressure Vessels AISC structural fabrication Municipal & Government Contracts

President: Dave L. Bahl

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$16/hr starter

SETH SIRKO

$20.50/hr experienced

WELDING APPRENTICE

$23/hr

AGE: 24 | YEARS AT COMPANY: 1.5 WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES? »»Weld variety of parts to customer specifications. »»Grind »»Polish »»Repair work »»Select tooling for my jobs »»Perform inspection WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU? At Weldall I’ve been able to enroll in the apprenticeship program to further my career. Also with the variety of work, I’ve learned how to weld fluxcore, solidwire and TIG in the last year and half. I want to continue to grow with the company into a Fitter position in the future.

expert

Career Ladder

THE JOB: REQUIREMENTS Graduated from Gateway Technical College, where I received an Associates degree in Welding and Maintenance. At Weldall I’ve received training and certification to weld multiple processes and I will complete my IMT apprenticeship in December, 2018. SKILLS »» Blueprint reading »» Mathematics »» Fluxcore, Soldwire and TIG Welding »» Computer WHAT YOU’LL DO Continue to expand to my skills and learn as much as possible. CAREER PATH I would like to become a Fitter in the near future.

2 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

1 FITTER

CONTACT Alesia Butera | HR Manager (262) 896-4041 | a.butera@weldallmfg.com | facebook.com/pg/weldallmfg/reviews/ biztimes.com/stuff | STUFF SE

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CAREER FAIR Career fairs provide an opportunity for job seekers to find positions and explore career paths they may not have considered. The most important things to remember are: BEFORE: Bring copies of your resume, dress in business casual and practice

Career Fair Calendar AUGUST SOURCEPOINT STAFFING ON-SITE RECRUITMENT

FALL PART-TIME JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR

Aug. 11 & 25, 1 to 3 p.m

Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Job Center SE Suite A 2701 S. Chase Ave., Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Union Ballroom 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee

sourcepointstaffing.com

answers for the types of

DANE COUNTY REGIONAL JOB FAIR

questions that will come up.

Aug. 29, noon to 4 p.m.

DURING: Pay close attention to who you talk to, and always take business cards when they are offered. AFTER: Follow up with a phone call to the

SEPTEMBER

Alliant Energy Center 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison

JOB FAIR OF MILWAUKEE

uwm.edu/careerplan/event/fall-parttime-job-internship-fair/

HIRING EVENT Sept. 12, 9 a.m. to noon Rock County Job Center 1900 Center Ave., Janesville

Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

JEFFERSON COUNTY FALL JOB FAIR

Embassy Suites by Hilton 1200 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield

Sept. 19, 1 to 4 p.m.

catalystcareergroup.com/jobfair_ details.cfm/3645/WisconsinMilwaukee-August-27-2018

Fair Park Activity Center 503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson

18TH ANNUAL DIVERSITY EMPLOYMENT DAY

people and companies you

Sept. 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

connected with the next day to show your interest in their

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee

company.

citycareerfair.com/2018-milwaukee/

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OCTOBER

DECEMBER

FALL HEALTH PROFESSIONS CAREER FAIR

INDUSTRY HIRING EVENT

Oct. 1, 3 to 6 p.m.

Dane County Job Center 1819 Aberg Ave., Madison

UWM Student Union Ballroom 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee

Dec. 5, 1 to 3 p.m.

uwm.edu/careerplan/event/ healthprofessions/

MANUFACTURING HIRING EVENT Oct. 10, 2 to 4 p.m. Community Actions Pathways 27 Eclipse Center, Beloit

FEBRUARY

BUSINESS EXPO AND JOB FAIR

SPRING HEALTH PROFESSIONS CAREER FAIR

Oct. 16, 3 to 6 p.m.

Feb. 18, 3 to 6 p.m.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

UWM Student Union Ballroom 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee

MADE CAREER EXPO

uwm.edu/careerplan/event/spring2019-health-professions-career-fair/

Oct. 18 Waukesha County Technical College Gymnasium, Service Building 800 Main St., Pewaukee

MARCH NOVEMBER MILWAUKEE CAREER FAIR Nov. 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. DoubleTree by Hilton 18155 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee

SPRING HEALTH PROFESSIONS CAREER FAIR March 2, 9 a.m. to noon UWM Student Union Ballroom 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee uwm.edu/careerplan/event/spring2019-education-career-fair/

HIRING EVENT

WISCONSIN BROADCASTERS OPEN HOUSE

Nov. 14, 1 to 4 p.m.

March 2, TBD

Rock County Job Center 1900 Center Ave., Janesville

Madison Marriott West 1313 John Q Hammond Drive, Middleton wi-broadcasters.org/events/studentseminar-2/

Career Fair Tips « «Always bring copies of

your resume and be ready to make your pitch.

« «Dress as you would for a formal job interview.

« «Keep track of who you

talk to and send follow-up emails

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RESOURCES

Resources for Students, Schools & Employers Your one-stop listing of useful programs for students, educators and employers of tomorrow’s workforce in southeastern Wisconsin.

WISCONSIN’S YOUTH OPTIONS

WISCONSIN AHEC HEALTH CAREERS

dpi.wi.gov/dual-enrollment/youth-options Wisconsin’s youth options program allows public high school juniors and seniors to take postsecondary courses for credit.

wihealthcareers.org Information on health careers in Wisconsin.

S T U FF FO R H I G H SC H O O L STUDENTS

S T U FF FO R C A R E E R PL A N N I N G CAREER INFONET

CAREER CRUISING

careercruising.com All Wisconsin students can access career-related assessments, career and college profiles, and information about financial aid and employment.

careeronestop.org Information for career exploration, training and jobs.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION – ACADEMIC & CAREER PLANNING

bls.gov/careeroutlook Government-provided data and information on occupations and industries, pay and benefits.

dpi.wi.gov/acp Equips students with tools to make informed choices about postsecondary education and training. DREAM IT. DO IT. – WISCONSIN

dreamitdoitwi.com Dream it. Do It.’s focus is to increase awareness of the career opportunities available in manufacturing. MILWAUKEE NARI FOUNDATION

milwaukeenarifoundation.org Scholarships for students in the home improvement and remodeling industry. SkillsUSA

skillsusa.org A partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. WCTC DUAL ENROLLMENT ACADEMY

wctc.edu/dual-enroll Trains high school seniors in high-demand fields while they earn college credits through WCTC. WISCONSIN DUAL ENROLLMENT

WISCONSIN TECHCONNECT

wisconsintechconnect.com Statewide online employment system for Wisconsin Technical College students and graduates. WISCONOMY

wisconomy.com Job search and employment information for the state of Wisconsin.

CAREER OUTLOOK

CAREER PLANNING FOR YOUTH

S T U FF FO R E M PLOY E R S BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

wctc.edu/current-students/career-connections/career-planning-youth.php Various career assessments focused on youth.

GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON WORKFORCE INVESTMENT

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD IN MILWAUKEE COUNT Y

KENOSHA AREA BUSINESS ALLIANCE

employmilwaukee.org Resources for job-seekers, as well as employers. JOB CENTER OF WISCONSIN

jobcenterofwisconsin.com Current job openings as reported by employers throughout Wisconsin. JOB UP WISCONSIN

jobupwisconsin.com Answers to questions on career planning, marketing yourself, job search and emotional support. LIVECAREER

livecareer.com Articles on job search, salary negotiation and career advice.

wi-cwi.org kaba.org METROPOLITAN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

mbaonline.org METROPOLITAN MILWAUKEE ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCE

mmac.org MILWAUKEE 7 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

mke7.com NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS

nahb.org OZAUKEE COUNT Y ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

dpi.wi.gov/dual-enrollment High school students can attend a Wisconsin postsecondary institution for high school and college credit at no cost while earning college and high school credits.

MY SKILLS MY FUTURE

WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNIT Y PROGRAMS

onetonline.org Job and skills search tools.

SHEBOYGAN COUNT Y ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP.

dpi.wi.gov/weop Provides college and career readiness programs, resources and support for young adults.

WAYUP

sheboygancountyedc.com

wayup.com Advice, tips and articles for students to assist in getting hired.

SOCIET Y FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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myskillsmyfuture.org Compare careers, find training and search for jobs. O*NET ONLINE

ozaukeebusiness.org RACINE COUNT Y ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP.

rcedc.org

shrm.org

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wcwfa.org WAUKESHA COUNT Y BUSINESS ALLIANCE

waukesha.org WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

dwd.wisconsin.gov WISCONSIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP.

inwisconsin.com WISCONSIN FAST FORWARD GRANTS

wisconsinfastforward.com WISCONSIN MANUFACTURERS & COMMERCE

wmc.org WISCONSIN MANUFACTURING EXTENSION PARTNERSHIP

wmep.org

OT H E R USE FU L O R G A N I Z AT I O N S ADVANCING AI WISCONSIN

advancingaiwisconsin.com Grassroots initiative to raise awareness of digital disruption technologies in Wisconsin businesses. DYNAMIC WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

dwfs.us Workforce training, consulting, management and administrative services. GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON WORKFORCE INVESTMENT

wedc.org/programs-and-resources/seed-accelerator Supplies grants to eligible communities and organizations to support startups in Wisconsin.

TECHNIC A L COLLEGE S

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

gtc.edu

racinecounty.com/government/workforce-solutions Offers services that produce work-ready employees for business and community growth. WORKFORCE TRAINING GRANTS

wedc.org/programs-and-resources/workforce-training-grants Grant funding for businesses to increase job skills of the business’ employees. WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

dwd.wisconsin.gov Labor market information for the state of Wisconsin.

S T U FF FO R E D U C ATO R S FAB LAB GRANTS

wedc.org/programs-andresources/fabrication-laboratories-grant/ Funds to buy equipment used for fabrication instruction for elementary, middle or high school students. FUTURE READY SCHOOLS

futureready.org Helps K-12 school leaders plan and implement personalized, research-based digital learning strategies. GPS EDUCATION PARTNERS

wi-cwi.org Assists the governor in creating innovative approaches to developing Wisconsin’s workforce.

gpsed.org Manufacturing-specific, statewide Department of Workforce Development Youth Apprenticeship program.

INNOVATION IN MILWAUKEE (MIKE)

PATHWAYS WISCONSIN

gmconline.org/initiatives/mike Collaboration among corporations, talent networks and schools to foster an innovative workforce in Milwaukee.

dpi.wi.gov/pathways-wisconsin Education and training beyond high school, including early work experience, skills development and postsecondary credentials.

INSPIRE SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN

PROJECT LEAD THE WAY

m7talentpartnership.org Online platform for businesses to interact with the future workforce.

pltw.org Provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S.

MILWAUKEE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL

SCHOOLS2SKILLS THROUGH THE WCBA

milwbuildingtrades.org Partnership among local unions, community organizations, construction associations and industry leaders.

waukesha.org/workforce-development/ employer-collaboratives/manufacturing-alliance/ Waukesha County high school students have the opportunity to experience innovative technology at local manufacturers.

REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP

STEM WISCONSIN

wisconsinapprenticeship.org Enables employers to build skills training systems while they learn a high-demand trade.

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WEDC’S SEED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

wistem.org STEM Wisconsin works to increase Wisconsin’s STEM leadership for workforce competitiveness and economic growth.

GATEWAY TECHNICAL COLLEGE

MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

matc.edu MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE

morainepark.edu WAUKESHA COUNT Y TECHNICAL COLLEGE

wctc.edu

ENGINEERING PROGR A MS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE

uwm.edu/engineering ENGINEERING AT CARTHAGE COLLEGE

carthage.edu/engineering MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

msoe.edu OPUS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

marquette.edu/engineering UW-PARKSIDE ENGINEERING MAJOR

uwp.edu/learn/programs/engineering.cfm

SPECI A L UNI V ERSIT Y PROGR A MS THE LUBAR ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER AT UNIVERSIT Y OF WISCONSINMILWAUKEE

uwm.edu/ideaschallenge/lubar-center For student entrepreneurs, faculty and community businesses to work on building new enterprises. MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING EARLY COLLEGE CREDIT PROGRAM

msoe.edu/academics/high-school-programs/ early-college-credit-program/ Enables students from area high schools to pursue college coursework at MSOE. MARQUETTE UNIVERSIT Y’S CENTER FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

marquette.edu/business/supply-chain/index.php Trains students through real-world experience and applied learning in business and manufacturing. THE COMMONS

thecommonswi.com Mentorship and networking opportunities for students in southeastern Wisconsin. WISCONNECT INTERNSHIP COORDINATION

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MATC offers 200 affordable, high-quality programs preparing you for careers in as little as one to two years – and a less expensive path to a four-year degree through our more than 35 college and university transfer partners.

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MATC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution and complies with all requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act. MATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, the national standard in accrediting colleges and schools for distinction in academics and student services.


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