Drake Plant in Waynesboro, VA

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 pass a background check as well.

All production applicants must have a high school diploma or GED.  Education requirements listed for other positions are included in the job description.


F.R. Drake Company is currently taking resumes/applications for the following open positions at our Waynesboro, VA facility. 

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Manufacturing Supervisor
In-House Service Technician
Finisher (1st or 2nd shift)
Machinist (2nd shift)

There are several ways to apply:

  • Complete an application and drop off in the box at the main entrance
  • Email your completed application/resume to humanresources@drakeloader.com
  • Fax your completed application/resume to 540-943-6185

- First shift production runs Monday through Thursday, 6:00 am to 4:30 pm (10-hour days)
  or Tuesday through Friday, 6:00 am to 4:30 pm (10-hour days)
  depending on your team assignment.
- Second shift production runs Monday through Friday, 4:30 pm to 1:00 am (8-hour days).

Finisher (1st or 2nd shift) – 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.

In-House Service Technician - The primary responsibility of this position will include both electro-mechanical assembly and testing.  This position will also support the Service department with field installations and troubleshooting. This position will primarily work in the Assembly/Service department and will perform in-house mechanical and electrical assembly.  This will include acceptance testing of loader projects and the position will be expect to perform all service department related activities.  Candidate should have one to two years electrical commercial wiring and mechanical assembly experience with industrial equipment or a formal electrical/mechanical education. Must have the ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings and electrical schematics.  Must have knowledge of AC drives, PLC’s and Servos and be able to read a multi-meter.  And A.S. in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering degree or certificate of completion would be a plus.  Must have the ability to travel domestically and internationally for extended periods and work in a food processing/packaging plant environment with temperatures ranging from 35 to 40 degrees and high noise levels.  Hours could include night shift depending on customer requirements.  Must have a current passport and driver’s license and also must be vaccinated for Covid-19.

Machinist (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.  CNC machining a plus.

If you are contacted for a Machinist interview, you will first be required to complete a written Machinist test and a written measurement test on-site.

Manufacturing Supervisor  - The primary responsibility of this position is to supervise the production team and organize the team members and the flow of work to deliver quality parts and assemblies to meet the production schedule.  This position reports to the Director of Service and Manufacturing Operations.  Must have a minimum of eight years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, strong team building skills, and very good verbal and written communication skills. Must also have basic computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office.  Required in person at Drake, 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday

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