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American Friction Welding is a leading friction welder of dissimilar metals and near-net-shape parts. The privately-owned company is located in Waukesha, WI, and has been in business since 1986. Our people work together as a team. With respect, to collaborate, support each other, and to give back to our communities. American Friction Welding provides paid on-the-job training, competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits. We have created a workplace for all employees to pursue and fulfill their career aspirations.

Open Positions

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Hiring Process

What to expect:

  1. Apply online for an open position that interests you.
  2. One of our friendly recruiters may contact you to review the position by phone and to schedule an on-site interview.
  3. We will then email you a link to a short online predictive index survey that helps us get to know you better.
  4. When you visit us...
  • Our recruiters and key team members will review your resume and discuss the employment opportunity with you.
  • We will give you a tour of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
  • Certain positions may require a weld, mechanical aptitude, math, or other form of testing.
  1. We will make an employment offer to you if we feel you are the best fit for the position.
  2. American Friction Welding pays for an occupational physical exam and hair drug test before your start date.
  3. A custom training program will be developed based on skill level to help shorten your learning curve upon starting.

Please contact us at with any questions you may have.

Reasons to Join Us

  1. The talented employees of American Friction Welding are the most valued part of our business.
  2. We provide a friendly, clean, and safe work environment for all to grow and thrive.
  3. Employees are well trained and empowered to perform their duties.
  4. We are an industry leader with state-of-the-art equipment and vast manufacturing opportunities.
  5. Our facility is climate controlled, making work areas very comfortable year-round.
  6. Our customer base crosses many industry sectors providing stability and promoting growth.
  7. Profit is shared with employees and reinvested into process improvement to ensure a strong future.
  8. Our business values focus on quality, excellence, can-do-attitude, respect, truthfulness, and generosity.

A Complete Benefits Program

We Care About Our People

Paid Time Off

New hires earn PTO from date of hire, earning a portion based on when they started that year. Employees continue to accrue PTO based on years of service up to a maximum of 4 weeks. In addition to the PTO, we have 10 Paid Holidays.

Medical Benefits

American Friction Welding provides:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance

401k Retirement Plan

Our 401k plan is an open architecture plan, together with a company contribution annually to your retirement plan.

Long and Short Term Disability

American Friction Welding pays the full premium for long and short term disability for full-time employees. Employees are eligible for this benefit after 60 days of employment.

Additional Benefits

  • Gainsharing
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Savings Account
  • Climate Controlled Environment
  • Free Employee Coffee

In addition to great pay and benefits you will enjoy: paid lunch breaks (3rd shift), two paid 10 minute breaks, company provided uniforms, safety shoe and safety glasses allowance, weekly pay, a holiday Christmas party, and potential performance merit raises.

10 Paid holidays include: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Good Friday, Independence Day - 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve (typical schedule).

American Friction Welding is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.
All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.
Contact American Friction Welding today for more information or to request a quote!