• 3rd Shift Foundry Floater Trainee

    Posted: 03/17/2024

    Job Details



    Milwaukee Valve Company is looking for a 1st Shift Foundry Floater Trainee to join our Prairie Du Sac, WI team in Department 500. This position has a starting hourly wage of $20.89 plus a 4.5% shift premium. 

    *This position is eligible for a $2,000 sign-on bonus. The first half ($1,000) is payable after successful completion of the orientation period and the second half ($1,000) is payable after one year of employment.*

    The regularly scheduled hours for this position are 9:15PM - 5:45AM, Sunday through Thursday. Overtime may become a possibility or even required. When working overtime, the regularly scheduled shift is adjusted by 1-2 hours at either the beginning or end of the regularly scheduled shift. Overtime may also be requested or mandatory on Saturday as well.

    All offers of employment made by Milwaukee Valve are are contingent upon successfully completing our required drug screen and physical capabilities tests.


    Established in 1901, Milwaukee Valve manufactures valves for a variety of industries including Industrial, Commercial, Fire Protection, Marine and the dry bulk hauling industries. Our products have been installed on every U.S. Navy ship built for the last 50 years.

    Our heritage, our people, and our passion is to be the best, and Milwaukee Valve is proud of its engineering excellence and its employees who take pride and dedication in their work. In return, Milwaukee Valve offers an excellent benefit package, competitive wages, and promotional opportunities including Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance options, Flex Spending, 401K with employer match, tuition assistance, paid time off, and shift premiums. For more information please visit:

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    Summary The Floater Trainee will be trained in all production areas of the foundry department. The Floaters will be assigned their duties on a daily basis as needed in the various departments (Coreroom, Cleaning, Coresetting, Melt and Molding).

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities to which competency will be measured include the following.

    1. As a Coresetter, the Floater Trainee will be responsible for learning proper placement of various size cores into the proper molds as they pass on the conveyor. Have the ability to mount patterns. Learn the paperwork and data entry associated with the position.
    2. As a Molder, the Floater Trainee will be expected to learn all the responsibilities expected from that position, including but not limited to: locating correct patterns, prep patterns for molding line, perform quality checks, set cores, prepare mold surfaces for pouring, shakeout and accurately filling out the department’s paperwork.
    3. As a Grinder, the Floater Trainee is responsible for learning grinding of rough castings, operating trim presses, and sorting the various castings into the proper bins.
    4. As a Coremaker, the Floater Trainee will be responsible for learning the cleaning, inspecting, counting and boxing the various cores as instructed by supervisor.
    5. In the Melt department, the Floater Trainee will be responsible to learn how to physically load the induction furnaces, fill out dept. paperwork, maintain charts as to metal types and number of heats per shift. Also, transfer metal to auto-pour, operate furnaces, and pour molds.
    6. Will need to start the training progression for obtaining a forklift license.
    7. The Floater Trainee will follow all quality and safety standards.
    8. Maintain cleanliness of work are in prescribed manner.
    9. Other duties may be assigned.

    Additional Requirements: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following requirements :

    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

    Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly.

    Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

    Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions.

    Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Language Skills Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

    Mathematical Skills Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

    Reasoning Ability Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

    Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Stand or walk 100% of shift. Frequent bending, twisting, carrying, and lifting of up to 30 pounds unassisted during shift and hoist operation. Must be able to handle fast paced environment. Good hand eye coordination and manual dexterity.

    Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.



    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)