Piranha Jobs

Metal Fabrication Industry Jobs at Piranha

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Piranha is a leading U.S. manufacturer of metal fabrication equipment and cutting machines with a proud and successful 140-year history.

Including our W.A. Whitney and Bertsch brands, our product offering ranges from fiber laser cutting machines, combination punch/plasma fabrication centers and plasma cutting machines to ironworker machines, press brakes, bending rolls, structural punching equipment and punch tooling.

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We believe in operating by our Golden Rule: We are fair, respectful, and communicate with honesty and candor. Read more about our core values and why Piranha is a leader in metal fabrication equipment and cutting machines.

Available Positions

Piranha is currently accepting resumes from qualified candidates for the positions listed below.

Electrical Assembler - Rockford, IL


We are accepting resumes for an electrical assembler to assemble/build a variety of machines/accessories.


Assemble -Build-Test electrically Punch Plasma machines, Lasers, press brakes, high definition plasma, bending rolls, and related product, via blueprints, bill of materials, photos, job notes.


  • Read and interpret electrical blue prints.
  • Follow electrical schematics to build panels, assemble CNC packages, drives, motors, terminal blocks, IO’s, switches, safety circuits, and related.
  • Wire complete machines and sub-assemblies.
  • Knowledge of wiring practices, layout, neatness in cable runs.
  • Knowledge of using flexible, rigid conduit, and terminating wires.
  • Utilize photos, blueprints, engineering sketches, verbal instructions to build product.
  • Use PC/wire label printer to create wire numbers.
  • Follow written or verbal instructions.
  • Write legibly, fill out final inspection and test documentation.
  • Able to perform mechanical assembly or aptitude to learn.
  • Use tools of the trade. Meters, screw-drivers, knock-out punches, drills, taps, wire cutters, crimpers, soldering iron, wrenches, air/electric drills, die grinders, and others.
  • Safe machine startup, verify correct voltage, phasing, troubleshoot startup issues.
  • Utilize overhead crane and proper rigging or lifting devices.
  • Operate a fork lift.
  • Work in a team environment interacting cooperatively.
  • Lift / handle 50 pounds.
  • Safety minded. Must wear steel or composite toe safety shoes, safety glasses. Knowledge of electrical safety.



  • Good communication skills with co-workers, lead men, engineering and supervisor.
  • Quality conscious.
  • Use computer to clock on/off jobs.
  • Maintain work area cleanliness-organization.
  • Work with limited supervision.
  • Pass Drug Test and Physical
  • Work Overtime when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Highschool diploma or equivalent.
  • Associates degree in a related Electrical Trade.


  • Willing to train a qualified individual (Student currently enrolled in a electrical trade or recent Trade School Graduate.
  • 2 years in an Industrial environment (related electrical trade)
  • Demonstrated electrical aptitude, general knowledge of tools, fasteners, and assembly technique.

Physical Demands:

  • Lift and/move/handle 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift heavier weight.
  • Regular use of eye/hand coordination.
  • Frequently stand, stoop, or kneel up to 10 hours.
  • Work off a lift or ladder.
  • Frequently walk.

Position Benefits:

  • We offer competitive wages and benefits. Salary negotiable based on experience level.

SUPERVISOR: Plant Supervisor/Assembly Lead man

Apply Online or Send resume to:

Mega Manufacturing, Inc DBA MegaFab
1 N Main St. Suite 604
Hutchinson, KS 67501

Applications Engineer - Rockford, IL


Mega Fabrication, Inc. dba Piranha a nationally recognized machine tool manufacturer seeks a hands-on, self-motivated Applications Engineer.  Ideal candidates will have at least 2 years of experience in the related manufacturing/fabrication field as well as experience with custom machinery, tooling, or automation.  This is a hands-on position that requires strong technical communication skills. The work environment will be flexible including our Rockford IL office and shop, customer facilities, or trade shows. This is a full-time position with responsibilities as outlined below.


  • Programming and operation of machinery, applications/process development
  • Engineering support of new product testing
  • Production support of new machine startup
  • Sales support of samples, customer demonstrations, time studies/cost analysis, and marketing activities
  • Customer Application/Service remote support
  • On-site customer training/troubleshooting
  • Write operations and maintenance manuals
  • Some travel required – about 25%


  • Solidworks and AutoCAD
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products [Excel, Word, Power Point]


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of metal fabrication processes such as punching, laser cutting, plasma cutting, bending, and rolling.


Piranha is a leading manufacturer of metal fabrication equipment with a proud and successful 140-year history with facilities located in Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Toronto, and Tianjin China.  To learn more, please visit www.piranhafab.com.

Our full benefits package includes medical, dental, disability, and 401k with company match.

REPORTS TO: Product Manager-Thermal Cutting

Apply Online or Send resume to:

Mega Manufacturing, Inc DBA MegaFab
1 N Main St. Suite 604
Hutchinson, KS 67501

Field Service Engineer - Rockford, IL


Mega Fabrication, Inc. dba Piranha Is in need of a top-notch Field Service Engineer for servicing equipment throughout North America with some International Travel. Our Manufacturing Facility is located in Rockford Illinois. If you have 5+ years or more experience in the repair and or modification of CNC machinery and strong electrical and mechanical background, then this might be the position you are looking for. You will be servicing machine tools with various controls and drives, Fanuc, Siemens, and Beckhoff Control experience a plus. Laser and Plasma Cutting experience desired, not required. Military background in the electrical/electronic field a plus. This is a direct position with great opportunity for growth. This is a full-time position with responsibilities as outlined below.


  • Travel throughout North America and some International Travel
  • Mechanical, electrical, and electronic troubleshooting and repair of machine tools.
  • Modification of electrical/mechanical systems of machine tools.
  • Preventative maintenance of electrical/mechanical systems of machine tools.
  • Provide customers troubleshooting assistance via telephone and or Internet connection.
  • Other projects as assigned by management team.


  • Must have a minimum 5 years of experience providing service on CNC machinery at customer locations.
  • Travel 90% or more.
  • Present professional image.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Background in basic machine operation and part programming.
  • Familiarity with PLC programming standard.
  • Knowledge of various controls, Fanuc, Siemens, Beckhoff.
  • Knowledge in use of Microsoft office products and internet.
  • Trained in theory and principals of mechanical/hydraulic systems.
  • Ability to independently travel to customer locations.
  • Experience working with hand tools, power tools and electronic test equipment.
  • Working knowledge of job site safety, i.e. Lockout/tagout.
  • High standard of integrity and professionalism.
  • 2 Year Associates Degree in Electronics Preferred

REPORTS TO: Engineering Manager