no experience necessary. on-the-job training will be provided!

cnc machining, fabrication / welding, and tool building apprenticeship description

Baker Industries is inviting graduating seniors and other young adults to earn while they learn! Are you technically inclined? Are you looking to start a hands-on career right out of high school? We’re seeking hardworking and curious individuals who are interested in learning a new trade and growing alongside our company to fill apprenticeship roles in CNC machining, fabrication, tool building, and more!


Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining solutions ranging from the simple to the complex. With more than 120 years of service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation and a first-class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric, where the real is limited and the possible immense.

Baker Industries, a Lincoln Electric company, is a custom tool, accessory, and mold manufacturing partner. We currently have 5 plants, totaling about 250,000 square feet in Macomb, Michigan, and we are still growing. In 2018, Modern Machine Shop named us “Top Shop”. We are home to a wide variety of CNC machines and other machining and manufacturing equipment, including the largest 5-axis machining center in North America, the EMCO Mecof PowerMill. We create innovative solutions for ergonomics, light weight, precision and speed. we work with some of the biggest names in the aerospace and automotive industries, both nationwide and internationally.

who we're looking for

We’re looking for reliable, motivated, and mechanically inclined individuals who would like to learn the tricks of the trade as an apprentice and develop a long-term career as a machinist or tool builder with us. We’re a fast-growing company with many opportunities for long-term growth and professional development.

what to expect

  • You’ll receive on-the-job training that’s comprarable to a technical school or program
  • All positions are full-time with opportunities for overtime
  • Competitive starting compensation with merit-based raises
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k) with generous employer match
  • Life and short-term disability insurance



- Must be 18 years of age or older to apply
- Must be trustworthy and dependable
- Must be motivated, eager to learn, mechanically inclined, and excited to build a long-term career at Baker Industries
- Must possess strong time management skills
- Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
- Must be able to pass a drug test prior to start date
- Must be able to pass a background check in accordance with the law
- To conform to U.S. export control regulations, applicant should be eligible for any required authorizations from the U.S. Government



- Medical insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Life insurance
- Short-term disability insurance
- 401(k) with generous employer match
- Paid time off
- Paid holidays
- Overtime
- Quarterly bonuses (performance-based)

  • Multi-limb coordination: the ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • Manual dexterity: the ability to quickly move your hand, your hand along with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects
  • Trunk strength: the ability to use the abdominal and lumbar muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without fatigue
  • Arm and hand stability: the ability to keep the hand and arm steady while moving the arm or while holding the arm and hand in one position
  • Static force: the ability to exert maximum muscular force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects
  • Reaction time: the ability to respond quickly (with hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, image) when it appears
  • Stamina: the ability to physically exert yourself for long periods of time without getting out of breath
  • Depth perception: the ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object
  • Operation and control: control of equipment or systems operations
  • Active listening: paying full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • Critical thinking: using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • Coordination: adjusting actions in relation to the actions of others
  • Judgment and decision making: considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is required frequently to work from ladders and scaffolds. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.

Baker Industries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Baker Industries complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

Baker Industries expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Baker Industries’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters. Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms. Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.

This job description may not include all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the job described, and may be modified at any time at the Employer’s sole discretion.

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