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:

Engineering

Electrical Controls Engineer (2 positions)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 the Controls Engineer and Mechanical Development Engineer positions to:  Human Resources Dept., F.R. Drake Company, 1410 Genicom Drive, Waynesboro, VA 22980, Fax: 540-943-6185 or Email humanresources@drakeloader.com or more information regarding F.R. Drake visit our website www.drakeloader.com

Manufacturing

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.

CNC Operator (2nd shift) – Must have a minimum of two years of manufacturing experience in a machine shop environment.  Applicant must have good math skills, be capable of reading precision measuring tools such as micrometers and calipers, must be proficient with the use of linear and angular measuring tools, and must be proficient at reading blueprints.  Applicant must have the ability to be trained on manual mill and lathe.  Applicant must also pass a written machinist test.  

Weekend Shift Production – Weekend shift works 12 hours per day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (36 hours total) and will receive 40 hours of pay.  Hours are 6:00 am to 6:30 pm.

CNC Operator (2 positions) – Must have a minimum of two years of manufacturing experience in a machine shop environment.  Applicant must have good math skills, be capable of reading precision measuring tools such as micrometers and calipers, must be proficient with the use of linear and angular measuring tools, and must be proficient at reading blueprints.  Applicant must have the ability to be trained on manual mill and lathe.  Applicant must also pass a written machinist test.  

Machinist (1 position) – Must have a minimum of two years of manufacturing experience in a machine shop environment.  Applicant must have good math skills, be capable of reading precision measuring tools such as micrometers and calipers, must be proficient with the use of linear and angular measuring tools, and must be proficient at reading blueprints.  Applicant must also pass a written machinist test.  CNC machining a plus.

Welder (1 position) – Must have a minimum of five years Tig welding experience and must have flux core welding skills.  Applicant must have good math skills, be proficient at reading blueprints and using measuring tools.  Must pass a welding test and meet the standards outlined in AWSD1.6/1.6M welding code requirements. 

Finisher (1 position) – This primary responsibilities of this position are to grind, buff, polish, straighten, deburr, and blast raw material or semi-finished components into finished parts to the print specifications.  The Finisher will be proficient in the classification of finishes and the materials and methods required to achieve a designated finish on stainless steel parts. Prior experience in a machine shop environment preferred but not required.  Must be proficient with power hand tools, measuring tools (measuring tape), have basic blueprint reading skills, and proficient with using specialty finishing tools.

Please submit your application online (see below) or apply in person for all production positions at 1410 Genicom Drive, Waynesboro, VA 22980.

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

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