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High School Work Experience Program (CO-OP )

Location: Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States
Job ID: 576551WP
Date Posted: Oct 10, 2022
Segment: Metals
Business Unit: Hitachi Metals
Company Name: Waupaca Foundry, Inc.

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Waupaca Foundry, Inc. is North America's leading supplier of iron castings and has a history of innovation with a legacy of product quality. Waupaca Foundry employs approximately 4,400 people company-wide.
Waupaca Foundry is committed to relentless improvement, forward-thinking sustainability initiatives, and providing a reliable experience to the millions who use our castings every day. Our goal is to employ individuals who take pride in their work within a culture of continual innovation.
Waupaca Foundry is proud to be an employer of choice for those driven and skilled individuals seeking rewarding careers by producing top quality castings.

You will be right at home at Waupaca Foundry.

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High School Work Experience Program (CO-OP)

This is typically an entry position for new hires joining the company. Individuals hired as General Foundry will be assigned to a production or service department, to train and acquire the necessary skills and work pace to advance to a department specific job classification. The position could offer weekend work. All General Foundry assignments are considered to be heavy industrial, and are repetitive in nature.


  • Successfully complete safety training, and demonstrate ability to comply with departmental safety policy and guidelines
  • Demonstrate ability to utilize process control documents and Departmental Work Instructions (DWIs)
  • Participate in WF's 6-S Program (housekeeping)
  • Successfully complete training in WF's ISO 14001 Environmental Certification
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain a work pace consistent with the company's goal of the on time delivery
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Visually inspect products for defects


  • Junior or Senior level High School standing
  • 16 to 18 years of age
  • Must maintain passing grades in all High School classes


  • Solid work history
  • Good oral communications
  • Understanding and following instructions
  • Problem solving
  • Dependable and responsible
  • Positive work attitude
  • Punctual
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to adapt to a flexible work schedule
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision


  • Great pay: $12.00 to $16.00 an hour or more!
  • Flexible hours
  • Free gym membership
  • Gain competitive work skills
  • See the relationship between classroom learning and practical on-the-job skill application
  • Develop maturity by strengthening resourcefulness, problem-solving skills, self-confidence, self-discipline and responsibility
  • Develop human relations skills through personal interaction with employers, customers, and clients
  • Receive educational guidance, counseling, and supervision to match career interests

If selected for consideration, candidates must successfully complete a selection process that includes an interview and a pre-employment drug screen.

Waupaca Foundry is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
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