Careers at JWF Defense

"The Purpose of JWF is to Allow Our People to Succeed."
- Bill Polacek, President and CEO

At JWF Industries, we offer employment opportunities in many of the hottest manufacturing trades, including welding, machining, machine operations, material handling, inventory control, equipment maintenance, engineering, and program management. For the entry-level production employee, we have a college-accredited weld school to get you started as a fully-certified production welder and we offer a wide range of continuing technical training. Our weld school also gives you the opportunity to earn college credits towards an associates’ degree in Welding Technology through Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. We pay 100% of the tuition for all employees enrolled in this program.

An apprenticeship program for our machining department has also been established. Under this four-year, state-certified program, entry level employees can gain valuable experience while learning to program and operate the many computer numerical controlled (CNC) equipment at our Machine Shop.

All employees are eligible for a tuition reimbursement program that allows for up to $5,250 per year for continuing education or professional accreditation. In addition, employees are encourages to seek higher education. JWF has also developed a partnership with Penn Highlands to bring college accredited classes on site every quarter.

For the experienced craft worker, we offer challenging opportunities as welder-fitters, lead welders, certified manual and CNC machinists and many other positions that support a growing list of demanding customers that have come to expect the finest quality products and services form JWF Defense.

In addition,  JWF offers employment opportunities in a variety of cutting-edge professional fields including mechanical and industrial engineering, robotics, procurement, supply chain management, accounting and finance, human resources, and industrial management.

Click the button below to view our current listing of job openings and to submit your resume.

What you can expect as a JWF Defense employee

  1. Be part of an economically successful business that has grown and developed new business in support of the needs of a sophisticated customer base.
  2. Work with people that have been selected on the basis of skill, training, ability, attitude, and character without discrimination with regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religious persuasion, marital status, political belief, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions.
  3. You’ll receive a competitive compensation program that rewards all employees according to their effort and contribution to the success of our business.
  4. We review wages, employee benefits, and working conditions constantly with the objective of providing maximum benefits  consistent with sound business practices.
  5. You’ll receive paid vacations and holidays for all eligible employees.
  6. We provide eligible employees with medical, disability, retirement and other benefits.
  7. We develop competent people who understand and meet our objectives, and who accept with open minds the ideas, suggestions, and constructive criticisms of fellow employees.
  8. Employees, after talking with their manager, have an opportunity to discuss any problem with officers of JWF.
  9. We make prompt and fair adjustments of any complaints that may arise in the everyday conduct of our business, to the extent that is practicable.
  10. We respect individual rights and treat all employees with courtesy and consideration.
  11. We expect and maintain mutual respect in our working relationships.
  12. We provide buildings and offices that are attractive, comfortable, orderly, and safe.
  13. Employees are promoted on the basis of their ability and merit.
  14. All employees  are informed of the progress of JWF Industries, as well as the company’s overall aims and objectives, on a quarterly basis.
  15. We do all these things in a spirit of friendliness and cooperation.