Drake provides medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, sick time, short-term disability, and a 401(k) employer-matching plan. Drake is a drug-free environment and a pre-employment drug test is required. All applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, and must pass a background check.

Employment Opportunities at F.R. Drake

F.R. Drake Company, the world’s leading supplier of automatic loading systems for frankfurters, sausages, and many other food products is currently taking applications/resumes for the following positions:


Electrical Controls Engineer This individual will be responsible for control system programming and panel design for OEM equipment.  This person will write and modify programming code for PLCs, Servos, and HMIs.  The Engineer will generate CAD electrical control schematics using AutoCAD Electrical and assist in testing, trouble-shooting, and debugging programs. The ideal candidate will possess a BSEE and a minimum of 2 years’ experience.  Experience with custom machine design, the food processing industry, or conveyor systems is preferred.  Experience with Allen-Bradley controls systems, robotics, UL and CE requirements is a plus.

Mechanical Development Engineer (2 positions)The ideal candidate will have a strong background in custom machine design, machine motion and kinematics.  Extensive experience with SolidWorks or equivalent CAD modeling software is required.  We are looking for a creative individual excited about the opportunity to do innovative design work on an ongoing basis.  This position will create the 3-D design to the customer’s specifications and see the project through to completion and installation.  Experience with food processing equipment design is a plus.  The ideal candidate will possess a BSME and a minimum of 2 years’ experience. 

Drake offers an exciting work environment and state-of-the-art resources.  The successful candidate must be exceptionally productive, a good problem solver, persistent, well organized, and consistent with detail follow-up. We are looking for a “top 10 % performer” to join our talented team of engineers and to grow with the company.  We will teach the food process industry to the candidate who has exceptional aptitude, a positive attitude, and a desire to learn.  Limited travel to customer sites is required.

Please submit resume and salary requirements for Engineering positions to:

Human Resources Dept.
F.R. Drake Company
1410 Genicom Drive
Waynesboro, VA 22980

Fax: 540-943-6185 or email to humanresources@drakeloader.com


2nd Shift Production – 2nd shift works a rotating schedule Monday thru Thursday and Tuesday thru Friday, 10 hours per day, 4:30 pm to 3:00 am.  A 10% shift differential is given for all 2nd shift employees. 

Finisher –Prior experience in a machine shop environment preferred with experience in finishing stainless steel and metal fabrication a plus.  Applicant must be proficient with power hand tools and have the ability to use specialty finishing tools.    

Please apply in person for all production positions at 1410 Genicom Drive, Waynesboro, VA 22980.

You may also submit your resume by email to humanresources@drakeloader.com  Please be sure to list all details of your experience and employment history.

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F.R. Drake Company
1410 Genicom Drive
Waynesboro, VA 22980
+1 540 569-4368
+1 540 942-2649 (fax)

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