Join our Award-Winning Team

We are always looking for new team members who are as dedicated as we are to quality, and the vision of continual improvement for our team, products and processes.

If you believe you are that someone, we encourage you to apply.  Please fill out the form below and submit your resume!

Why work for us?

Federal Tool & Engineering has been recently honored as Wisconsin’s Manufacturer of the Year. 

Federal Tool offers a small company experience with the opportunities of a company many times its size. As an award-winning team, we recognize our employees and what they can and have contributed. Our safety and cleanliness protocol, for example, have allowed us to be approved by OSHA’s Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program.

We foster a family environment with paid breaks for most positions and flexible hours!  

  • Production: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift works a 4-day work week, Monday thru Thursday; Weekend shift works Friday thru Sunday, 12-hour days
    • $2.50 shift differential for weekend shift
    • $3.00 shift differential for 2nd or 3rd shift
  • Office: 1st shift works a 5-day work week, Monday thru Friday.

Current Open Positions

Tool and Die Lead – 1st shift

What are we looking for?  A Tool and Die Journeymen that is looking to continue to grow their skill and take on a leadership role.

What will you be doing?   Actual assignments may include building a schedule based on orders and process times, requisition of materials, conduct test runs, create blanks or blocks, assist with tool and die work as needed, design items for use as work aids, as well as other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Journeyman license and 3 years of experience
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills

Welder – 1st Shift

What are we looking for?   Individuals that want to continue to learn the welding trade. Whether you have been in it for years or just starting out, if you have the desire to learn, like to stay busy, are detail oriented, willing to jump in where needed, and mechanically minded, this job is for you!

What will you be doing?  Under the supervision of the Production Supervisor, the Welder uses welding equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products. Welder duties include but are not limited to the operation of manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in an efficient manner to maximize production, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, shielded metal arc, mig and tig welding, and submerged arc welding.

Required Skills & Experience: 

  • Two years of experience, or equivalent schooling, or a combination of both required 
  • Blueprint reading and understanding of weld symbols
  • Understand and apply welding techniques, processes, and equipment
  • Ability to operate various shop tools including power and manually operated wrenches
  • Ability to read micrometers, angle finders, protractors, calipers, and tape measures
  • GMAW and GTAW experience
  • Math skills including fractions and angles

Tool Room Machinist – 1st Shift

What are we looking for?   A Tool Room Machinist that is familiar with difficult machine set – ups and operations, CNC programming, and machining practices that want to continue to learn and grow in manufacturing. Whether you have been in it for years or just starting out, if you like to stay busy doing different projects, are detail oriented and mechanically minded this job is for you!

What will you be doing?   Actual assignments may include programming and proving out CNC for upcoming projects, operating CNC machines, assist in designing jigs, fixtures and templates to use as work aids, adjust blanks/blocks as needed, and assist in creating maximum efficiency in CNC production.

Required Skills & Experience: 

  • Experience in maintenance and trouble-shooting stamping dies
  • Strong spatial relations and mechanical aptitude
  • Math, reading, and language skills able to effectively utilize company information systems
  • Strong computer literacy/knowledge in CNC Programming
  • Ability to lift 50#
  • Multi-task and communicate effectively
  • Experience in gage and fixture building
  • Experience building and metal stamping

Pay is based on experience – $23.00- $27.50

Manufacturing Technician – 2nd and 3rd shift

What are we looking for? Individuals that want to continue to learn and grow in manufacturing. Whether you have been in it for years or just starting out, if you have the desire to learn different positions, like to stay busy, are detail oriented and mechanically minded this job is for you!

What will you be doing? Actual assignments may include brake press operation, spot welding, secondary and robotic welding, tapping, CNC mill, turret, laser, assembly, and other work the production lead sees as appropriate.

Wages:  $16.00 – $25.00 hourly

Quality/Shipping Clerk – 2nd shift

What are we looking for?  An individual that has experience in both the shipping and quality ends of metal manufacturing. Our ideal candidate likes working independently, can properly measure, and is eager to learn. We are seeking someone who wants to understand all aspects of this industry and embrace Federal Tool’s determination for excellence.

What will you be doing?  Verifying products have met our quality standards based on given information, troubleshooting when issues arise, revising inspection plans, prepare products for shipping, processing bills of lading, and assisting operators with placement of completed product.

Wages:  $20.00 – $27.00 base wage to start, PLUS … $3.00 shift differential

Desired Skills & Traits of all Federal Tool team members:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Responsible
  • Ethical
  • Team-oriented
  • Ability and desire to learn
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Strong spatial relations
  • Math, reading, and language skills able to effectively utilize company information system
  • Ability to lift 50#
  • Multi-task and communicate effectively
  • Desire to learn to use a micrometer, scale, and caliper

Quotes from our Workforce:

  • “Family oriented and supportive. On two occasions I had a family emergency. Management became aware and came to me and made me understand that I can take as much time as I needed to take care of these issues. They made it understood that my family is important.”
  • “We work and we have fun”
  • “Genuine care for employees”
  • “Company is always striving to grow”
  • “I like the people—like a family—really have each other’s backs”
  • “Opportunities for advancement”
  • “Versatility; I have the opportunity to do a variety of things—-not boring”
  • “Freedom to work independently—not an assembly line”
  • “The shop is clean and safe”

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Federal Tool & Engineering Recognized as Top Safety Workplace in Wisconsin for its Commitment to Employee Safety & Health

Federal Tool & Engineering is only the tenth company in Wisconsin to achieve this recognition having met all the stringent criteria. 

“WisCon, the OSHA Safety and Health Consultation Program for Wisconsin, is very excited to welcome Federal Tool into the elite Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (“SHARP”).  It seems very apparent to us that all levels of the organization are fully committed to keeping Federal Tool’s employees safe and healthy, and we believe they are very deserving of recognition for their achievements.  The company utilizes excellent occupational safety and health management systems and maintains a high level of employee engagement in workplace safety and health efforts.  Achieving entry into SHARP is a very high honor, and is something about which all who are affiliated with Federal Tool can take great pride.”

Ernie Stracener, CIH, CSP 
WisCon Program Manager