Team McDonough

We've been around for 130+ years for a reason

McDonough Manufacturing is a family owned and operated manufacturer of custom sawmill machinery. Headquartered in Eau Claire Wisconsin, and with a Canadian office in New Brunswick, McDonough buys steel and all parts, fabricates, CNC and Manual Machines, assembles, tests, and paints all of our own equipment. We have been based in the Chippewa Valley for 132 years, since 1888 and expanded into Canada in 2017.

Some things to expect when joining Team McDonough:

  • Benefits package
  • Vacation days
  • 401(k)/RRSP plans
  • Great teammates
  • Employee appreciation social events
  • A positive learning environment
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Think you're a good fit for Team McDonough?

Check out our job postings for both locations below. But before you do, take a look at our video that explains our 'why' - that is, why we do what we do.

If you don't see what you're looking for in the job postings below, but think you'd be a great addition to the team, get in touch and let us know why you'd be a good fit. We're always looking to expand and improve our team.

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Career Opportunities at our Eau Claire, WI facility:

CNC Machinist

Due to significant growth and a long term backlog of work, McDonough Manufacturing has an immediate opening for a CNC Machinist on 2nd shift. This position will be responsible for producing machined parts by planning, programming, setting up and operating CNC and manual machines while maintaining high quality and safety standards at all times.

The qualified candidate for this position will have the following:

  • A Machine Tool Associate Degree or 2+ years prior CNC Machining experience is preferred
  • Must be able to read and understand blueprints.
  • Must have solid knowledge of tooling and usage.
  • Have a strong attention to detail.
  • Have a positive attitude and be able to communicate openly and respectfully.
  • Flexible to work overtime hours when required.


Our second shift is scheduled to work 4 days, Monday-Thursday from 3pm-1am.


 

Welder/Fabricator

Applicants for this position will be required to directly impact the success of McDonough by:

  • Set up welding equipment and prepare material for welding.
  • Lay out, fit, and weld assemblies from blueprints with the use of GMAW/SMAW welding processes.
  • Perform skilled welding in the fabrication of machinery.
  • Operate other shop equipment needed to prepare components for welding/fabrication.
  • Perform quality checks in accordance with company standards.
  • Operate a forklift, overhead crane, or jib crane safely.
  • Maintain a clean work environment.
  • Ability to lift 50-75 lbs. on a regular basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements - Experience and Skills

Applicants for this position should have the following credentials and/or equivalent experience:

  • 5 or more years’ experience fitting and welding in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient in GMAW/SMAW welding processes, Oxy Fuel Torching, Plasma Cutting, Arc-Gouging.
  • High attention to detail with experience building weldments from blueprints.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety standards and a commitment to work safely.
  • Strong problem-solving skills: able to identify problems and execute effective solutions.
  • Overhead Crane, Jib Crane, and rigging experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to listen and take direction.
  • Willingness to be a team player and help train less experienced employees.

This position is for a day shift position M-F 6:30AM – 3PM with the possibility of overtime when needed.

 


 

Industrial Mechanic/Assembler

Applicants for this position will be required to directly impact the success of McDonough by:

  • Reading blueprints, locating materials or parts and organizing their assembly process per drawings and/or verbal instructions.
  • Efficient and proper assembly of purchased components to machinery including but not limited to sprockets, shafts, hydraulic and electrical components, chain, belts, tensioner units, rollers, chain run liner, bushings etc.
  • Operating a forklift, overhead crane or jib crane safely.
  • Maintaining a clean work environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 50Lbs on a regular basis
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic plumbing experience considered an asset.
  • Welding and fitting experience considered an asset.
  • This position is for a day shift position M-F 6:30AM – 3PM with the possibility of overtime when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements - Experience and Skills

Applicants for this position should have the following credentials and/or equivalent experience.

  • 1 to 5 years’ experience as an Assembler or Industrial Mechanic in a production environment.
  • Experience in a metal fabrication shop equipment an asset.
  • Additional certifications in machining an asset.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety standards and a commitment to work safely.
  • Strong problem solving skills; able to identify problems and execute effective solutions.

Career Opportunities at our Mactaquac, New Brunswick (Canada) facility:


 

Project Manager

The role of the Project Manager is to plan, coordinate and schedule projects. The Project Manager will be expected to work closely with all stakeholders involved in a project. This may include but is not limited to sales staff, engineering, production manager, operations planner, controller, purchaser/receiving, clients and subcontractors.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain high level schedule. This could include:
    • Engineering dates.
      • Mechanical
      • Electrical
      • Pneumatic
      • Hydraulic
      • Installation drawings
      • Saw specs
    • Material and parts purchase schedule
    • Shop production dates
    • Delivery schedule
    • Install/startup dates
    • Project review and postmortem
  • Coordinate startup personnel (inhouse as well as subcontractors).
  • Coordinate project kickoff meetings.
  • Participate in design kickoff meetings.
  • Communicate:
    •  Customer:
      • Scheduling
      • Customer responsibilities.
      • Obtain information for Engineering to complete design.
      • Obtain approval of drawings on schedule.
      • Responding to customer inquiries.
    • Internal:
      • Keep sales informed of project updates.
      • Engage sales to participate in issue resolution as needed.
      • Keep all internal stakeholders informed of schedule and critical status updates.
    • Responsible to engage key resources to resolve schedule or quality issues.
    • Ensure all long lead items are ordered on time.
    • Ensure there is a plan for all drawing releases. Track and monitor progress against that plan.
    • Coordinate machine delivery schedule with the client.
    • Manage change requests with client and sales.
    • Maintain up to date production pages and historic record of revisions.
    • Client follow up after installation (1 month after install).
    • Maintain project records and digital files.
    • Responsible for postmortem and apply lessons learned to improvements in the process.
    • Ensure project schedule meets production value targets.
    • Maintain performance metrics.
    Education:
  • Engineering degree or PMP certification preferred

    To apply, email hr(at)mcdonoughmfg.com.

 


 

Millwright / Industrial Mechanic 

Responsibilities:

  • Reading blueprints, locating materials or parts and organizing their assembly process per drawings and/or verbal instructions.
  • Efficient and proper assembly of purchased components to machinery including but not limited to sprockets, shafts, hydraulic and electrical components, chain, belts, tensioner units, rollers, chain run liner, bushings etc.
  • Operating a forklift, overhead crane or jib crane safely.
  • Maintaining a clean work environment.
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic plumbing experience is considered an asset.
  • Welding and fitting experience is considered an asset
  • Other duties as assigned.

Necessary Experience and Skills

  • Red seal Industrial Mechanic/Millwright or equivalent experience.
  • Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • 1 to 5 years work experience as a Millwright or Industrial Mechanic in a production environment.
  • Experience in a metal fabrication shop equipment is an asset.
  • Additional certifications in machining an asset.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety standards and a commitment to work safely .
  • Strong problem solving skills; able to identify problems and execute effective solutions.

Shift

Day Shift- 7am - 530pm Monday - Thursday

7am - 12pm Friday

Please send your resume to hr(at)mcdonoughmfg.com for immediate consideration.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $24.00-$28.00 per hour


 

Machinist

Responsibilities:

Applicants for this position will be required to assist in the success of McDonough Canada by:

  • Machining of parts to print specifications using the machinery available in our machine shop
  • Identifying productivity improvement opportunities in the machining and fabrication operations at McDonough Canada
  • Assisting in the specification and procurement of new machinery and tools for use in the machine shop
  • Operation of a manual/CNC horizontal boring mill
  • Operation of a manual lathe
  • Operation of a manual milling machine
  • Operation of a radial arm drill press
  • Operation of an "ironworker" punch/shear/brake
  • Reading blueprints, locating materials or parts and organizing their machining per drawings and/or verbal instructions

Additional skills that will be an asset to applicants include:

  • Programming early CNC machinery (G-code)
  • Operating stick and wire feed welders
  • Operating a metal hacksaw or abrasive cut-off saw
  • Operating a forklift, overhead crane or jib crane safely
  • Using a disc grinder to smooth out welds or grind parts prior to welding.
  • Maintaining a clean work environment
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic plumbing experience an asset
  • Electrical wiring experience
  • Ability to position and clamp work pieces together or assemble them in a jig fixture.
  • Experience preparing work pieces for paint
  • Applying paint using pneumatic paint applicators
  • Efficient and proper assembly of purchased components to machinery including but not limited to sprockets, shafts, hydraulic and electrical components, chain, belts, tensioner units, rollers, chain run liner, bushings etc.

Education Requirements - Experience and Skills

Applicants for this position should have the following credentials and/or equivalent experience.

  • 5+ years experience as a machinist in a production environment
  • Experience in a production fitting/welding environment
  • Experience with a variety of machine tools
  • Experience with a variety of hand tools and metal fabrication shop equipment
  • Machinist trade certification
  • Additional certifications in welding an asset
  • Knowledge of applicable safety standards and a willingness to work safely and wear all PPE

McDonough Canada provides a competitive compensation and benefit package in addition to a bonus program based on our production team's success.

Please send your resume to hr(at)mcdonoughmfg.com for immediate consideration.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $24.00-$26.00 per hour


 

Saw Operator

Machine Experience

  • Overhead crane
  • Hand tools
  • Lifting device
  • Saws
  • Micrometers
  • Drills
  • Metal Forming or Shaping Operations Experience
  • Cutting machine Bending

Specific Skills and Responsibilities

Select and transport material to work area manually or using crane or hoist, Position heated or cooled metal pieces on die of press or other forging machinery, Operate machines or equipment which weld, solder, bolt, screw or rivet metal parts together, Cut, bend, roll, ream, punch, drill, weld or otherwise shape and form metal stock into parts or products, Troubleshoot, perform corrective action or minor repairs, Lay out, set up and operate one or more light or heavy metalworking machines, Check products for correct shapes, dimensions and other specifications, Clean and lubricate machinery and equipment, Read and interpret specifications or follow verbal instructions, Document work completed

To apply, please submit your qualifications to hr(at)mcdonoughmfg.com.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $18.00-$22.00 per hour


The McDonough Way

  • Treasure, protect, and promote our reputation.
  • Invest in relationships.
  • Think safe. Work safe.
  • Do the right thing, always.
  • Practice productive problem-solving.
  • Honor commitments.
  • Communicate so there is no miscommunication.
  • Listen openly.
  • Speak straight.
  • Find a way.
  • Show meaningful appreciation.

  • Share information.
  • Employ craftsmanship in everything we do.
  • Think team first.
  • Be relentless about improvement.
  • Deliver legendary service.
  • “bring it” every day.
  • Embrace change and growth.
  • Think and act like an owner.
  • Plan for success
  • Walk in your customers’ shoes.
  • Pursue the best solutions.
  • Go the extra mile.
  • Take pride in our workspace.
  • Pay attention to the details.
  • Be positive.
  • Work on yourself.
  • Use data to make decisions.
  • Be process-driven.
  • Make a difference.
  • Be the change you want to see.
  • Be serious about the work but never too serious while at work.