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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.

Mechanical Assembler - Rockford, IL

POSITION DESCRIPTION – Mechanical Assembler


MegaFab DBA Piranha is a leading U.S. manufacturer of machine tool and metal processing equipment with a proud and successful 139 + year history.  Our product offering includes fiber laser cutting machines, combination punch/plasma fabrication centers, plasma cutting machines, ironworkers, press brakes, bending rolls, section rolls, and structural punching equipment and tooling.


We are accepting resumes for Mechanical Assemblers to assemble a variety of machines and options.

Full Time and Part Time positions available.


  • Assemble and test piranha iron workers, punch plasma machines, lasers, press brakes, high-definition plasma tables, air plasma tables, bending rolls, and related product.
  • Read and interpret assembly blueprints.
  • Utilize photos, blueprints, engineering sketches, bill of material, job notes, and verbal instructions to build product.
  • Write legibly, fill out final inspection and test documentation.
  • Able to perform mechanical assembly.
  • Utilize hand tools, power tools, air tools.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics.
  • Basic Welding experience.
  • Safe machine startup, troubleshoot startup issues.
  • Utilize overhead crane and proper rigging or lifting devices.
  • Operate a forklift.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 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 industrial safety.
  • Good communication skills with co-workers, lead men, engineering, and supervisor.
  • Quality conscious.
  • Use computer to clock on/off jobs.
  • Maintain clean and organized work area.
  • Work with limited supervision.
  • Pass Drug Test and Physical
  • Work Overtime when necessary.



  • Highschool diploma or equivalent.
  • Associates degree in a related Trade preferred, but not required.


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

Physical Demands:

  • Lift, move, handle 50 pounds and occasionally heavier weights.
  • 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. Wages negotiable based on experience level.

SUPERVISOR: Plant Supervisor/Assembly Lead man
Position available: Immediately
Location: Rockford, IL, U.S.A.
Contact: Tom Scott, Plant Supervisor

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