Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Relationships matter at KSM Industries.

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Careers & Culture

We value our long-standing relationships with loyal customers and employees alike. We have employees who have been with us for forty-plus years and some of our customers have been with us since the very beginning in the early 1970s.

We care about our people and offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package.  Employees are paid weekly and receive 2 paid breaks per shift, safety shoe and glass allowances are also provided.  We offer tuition reimbursement and a 401k program with 50% company match up to 6%.

Paid Time Off

New hires are eligible for paid time off after 60 days and continue to accrue vacation based on years of service up to a maximum of 4 weeks.  In addition, we offer 10 paid holidays and 2 paid personal days which are available to be used in 1-hour increments. 

Insurance Benefits

KSM provides a full insurance package including Medical, Dental and Vision insurance.  We also provide company paid short term disability and employees are eligible for these programs following 60 days of employment.

KSM is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an e-mail to or call HR at 262-251-9510 to let us know the nature of your request.

View open positions below.

Open Positions

Welding Applications:

Provide leadership and oversight with regards to all welding equipment and operations which includes the implementation of Laser Welding processes and procedures.  This position will also perform engineering assignments relative to the collaborative development and design of tools, dies, fixtures and jigs for welding applications.  Duties include analyzing operational requirements, designs, dimensions, materials and specifications regarding tooling and fixture decisions for all robotic and manual welding processes.  Knowledge of Solid works would be ideal, and additionally this position will work with Design Engineering and Estimating in preparation of drawings, cost estimates, etc.

Robotics Applications:

This position would be actively involved in expanding the company’s efforts with regards to identification and implementation of automated welding solutions, including project reviews and equipment selection.   Once procured, this person will also lead and support the programming activities by demonstrating the ability to organize and formulate programs for weld robots and “cobots”.  This role could expand into other automation applications as well.

Key Duties:

  • Discover, develop, and deliver manufacturing processes to improve safety, quality, delivery and cost within our welding value stream.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to analyze data that identifies manufacturing process improvement opportunities, prioritize manufacturing process improvement development activities and defining implementation roadmaps.
  • Develop a partnership with Design Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing Engineering in related Design for Welding activities and development of engineering/drafting standards to support process and automation implementations and the sustained use of the assets in current production and through NPD launches.
  • Work collaboratively with Sales, and Leadership team to create a strategy that utilizes and leverages our core investments to drive increased return on assets, including working with manufacturing leaders on strategies for value flow activities, effective labor utilization, skills identification and skills development supporting automation.
  • Encourage and educate leaders through pioneering techniques to accelerate adoption of new, advanced manufacturing technologies.

Key Skills:

  • Automation, Plc programming, Controls engineering
  • Associate/Bachelor’s degree in Engineering along with a minimum of 2+ years Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering, or related Operational roles experience
  • Minimum 5+ years in light sheet metal fabrication and welding experience
  • Sound understanding and experience in leading continuous improvement of processes. 
  • Strong experience in new welding technologies, including automation, and machine programming.
  • Demonstrated experience in Design for Manufacturability & Assembly (DFM/A)
  • Relative experience with Automation capital equipment, sheet metal fabrication, and knowledge on equipment maintenance
  • CWI preferred

Duties include:

Set up and operate and maintain Robotic Weld Cell, including setup of fixtures, basic operator preventive and curative maintenance on robotic systems and components, and maintaining safe and efficient operations to consistently drive efficiencies and high-quality parts. Capable to set up and weld GMAW in mild steel, (stainless and aluminum alloys a plus); ability to read and interpret customers prints, follow work instructions, and perform basic measurements. Work includes robotic welding of both small and large sized weldments including use of fixtures. The Robotic welder will work with the welding engineering and robotics team to ensure programs are running smoothly and efficiently. Ability to certify to AWS and ASME specs.  Familiarity with Genesis systems and Fanuc Robots and programming capability a plus.

Powder Painter duties include but not limited to: 

Powder Coat Painter with minimum of 1 year of powder painting experience. Included in the role will be rotational paint line activities, as well as offline single booth wash and paint operation. Nordson gun and booth operational experience helpful.  

Paint Helper rotational duties include but not limited to: 

Mask parts, load/unload line, opportunity to learn powder coating techniques, assist with other activities in the paint department, and assembly as required. 

Duties include:

Set up, adjust and operate press brake equipment to perform a variety of brake work which could include involved, and specialized forming of various gauge materials.   Prefer 2 plus years of experience, with knowledge of Amada, and Safan Brake press programming, set-up and operate skills a plus.  Ability to read prints, select, position, align, and secure forming dies, adjust ram stroke to suit gauge of material, angle or contours; program electronic back gauges to conform with dimensional specifications; determine sequence of bends on multiple press operations for work having a series of bends at various angles and in different planes.  Able to lift weights of 30-40 pounds when working, and utilization of 2 person press brake work when lifting parts greater than 30-40 pounds.  

Duties include:

Associates to work primarily in the laser nest picking operation.  Able to review documentation, work as a team to pick multiple parts of varying weights up to 80 pounds with magnetic lift assist hoist. Ability to perform drill and tap operations, hardware component insertion, machine load/unload, shearing machine operation, sheet metal rolling, and assist in department as required. Print reading a plus.

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