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Trace Die Cast has the following full time openings in their plant. If you are a part time student searching for a full time position or an upcoming May 2015 graduate, please consider applying if you are interested & qualified for these openings. You may apply in person or email your resume to Ms. Brenda Polley, HR Manager, at .


Arnold Consulting Engineering Sevices, Inc. (ACES) is a Civil Engineering & Land Surveying firm with a need for a recent or soon to graduate student that desires to pursue a career in land surveying. While we desire to hire a full time, permanent employee, we are willing to work with current students and their class schedules while we they await graduation. To apply contact Brandon Hester at or call 270-780-9445.



T&T Construction Enterprises based in Leitchfield KY is seeking a upcoming May 2015 graduate to fill an open position with their company. They do a lot of work for the Army Corps of Engineers in the Louisville KY area and other areas as well. Other project work includes TN and IN jobsites. T&T Construction is a full service general contracting firm that serves multiple government agencies, private sector commercial, industrial, and residential development clients throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Illinois. T&T also has a Fort Knox office location.

T & T Construction Enterprises
Address: 4375 Lilac Road, Leitchfield, KY 42754
Phone:(270) 230-1117

 If you are interested in an entry level opportunity working in Civil Engineering, project management, site safety/health, quality, and supervision of projects, you may email Mr. Derrick Raney with your resume at or phone him at 270.230.7261 for more information. Mr. Raney is a WKU alumnus from the Construction Management program.


Houchens Industries is currently looking for a summer Intern. To apply please visit their website and complete and application online.


SCA is currently looking for an Electrical Engineer and a Facilities Engineer.

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for leading the long-term electrical development and improvement within the business unit by utilizing Hygiene Manufacturing Excellence principles to identify/lead/execute problem solving activities. This person will provide technical guidance and support to maintenance technicians on an as needed basis.

The Facilities Engineer will be responsible for the management of facilities and systems within the Bowling Green manufacturing facility. This person will provide a vision and plan to drive our facility systems and equipment toward world class.

To apply: Please submit a resume adn cover letter following the application instructions included on the website.



CSS Coatings are now looking for summer internships with PE and PM positions available after field work. Now hiring part time and weekend field positions immediately. Please contact the company to apply.


Pella Corporation is currently looking for a 3rd shift overnight department manager in Murray, Kentucky.

As a Department Manager for Pella Corporation, you must have a strong passion and drive to develop the people around you to perform at their peak potential. You must be loyal, conscientious and possess a strong desire to succeed and constantly improve.

Full-time department managers receive four weeks of cultural orientation and six months of on-the-job training.

  • Directly manage 30 – 40 hourly employees
  • 2nd or 3rd shift, 8-10 hr shifts, paid overtime
  • Responsible for your department’s safety, quality, and productivity
  • Maintain budget for labor efficiencies in department
  • Champion continuous improvement in the department (Kaizen, Lean Mfg)
  • Reward and discipline employees
  • Interview, hire, and train employees


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • 4 year degree from an accredited college or university, or:
    • One to two years related experience and/or training
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Strong team player
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to motivate others
  • Very organized
  • Experience in lean manufacturing and continuous improvement a plus

 Visit for a full list of Locations of our current job openings and to Apply on-line today!



Cedar Creek, LLC in Nashville, TN is currently looking for a Lumber Estimator. Nashville Lumber Company is currently seeking a full-time estimator. Position entails and includes:Reviewing both single family and commercial plans. Providing detailed material estimates on a wide range of building products using estimating software. Competitive wage and benefits package

Please respond with: Detailed work history, Education and Personal qualifications.

Job Requirements: Ideal candidate will possess:

  • Degree in engineering/construction technologies or comparable experience
  • 2-5 years of related training and/or experience in the construction or building material supply industry.
  • Demonstrated competence in estimating software packages.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and database integration is preferred.
  • Complete understanding of the construction industry and familiarity with its materials and methods.
  • Excellent verbal and technical written skills.
  • Ability to communicate and correspond in a professional manner.

 Contact:    Mike Manners (President) Office:  615-350-6035



Bowling Green Metalforming is currently looking for a Commercial Coordinator. For more information and how to apply, please contact


i5 Design Group, Inc. is seeking someone with skills in Autodesk Revit. The job is full time and located Louisville, KY (if needed housing can be provided). Individuals who are interested will need to contact Chad Beyer at (270) 444-0305 and email your resume to We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible and the duration of this position is 6 months.


The Glenmore Distillery, part of Sazerac Company, located in Owensboro, KY.  has been a leading producer and supplier of alcoholic beverage products for more than 100 years.  Glenmore has an opening for Product Development Technologist.  Please email for a copy of the job opening, requirements and how to apply. 


Precision Machine & Tool, Inc. is currently looking for a full time Mastercam programmer in their Glasgow, KY location.  Any students that are interested should apply directly to Kimberly Shaw to help fill this position at


Kyowa America's plant located in Portland TN is looking for recent graduates or someone with experience for a permanent Engineer. The selected individuals will be trained in all areas of automotive manufacturing, injection molding, quality control, assembly painting, employee training, supervision and management. Please forward any resumes to:


Froedge Machine and Supply, Inc. located in Tompkinsville, Kentucky is seeking an experienced machinist with knowledge in the following areas:  precision use of measuring tools and equipment, CAD/CAM programming, experience with CNC mill or lathe, wire EDM experience, grinding experience, and knowledge of set ups.  Great benefit package.  Apply in person at 317 Radio Station Road, Tompkinsville or email your resume to   No phone calls please. 


ARC Automotive is currently looking for student Interns for the shipping and quality departments. If you are interested please contact


Precision Machine & Tool, Inc. in Glasgow, KY is currently searching for a programmer for CNC machines.  They currently use Master Cam and need someone who is somewhat familiar with this program.  They will be able to send the candidate for additional training and have some on the job training.  They are a small job shop, therefore we do not run production parts. To apply please contact


CSM Group is currently looking for Construction Managers and Project Managers. Please visit the following link for more information and job application


Emerson is currently looking for a Sr. Manufacturing Engineer position in Russellville, KY. For more information please visit the following link


Freund Andrus is currently seeking to hire a Project Engineer. A Project Engineer’s (PE) primary responsibility is to administer project documentation and keep it available to the PM and superintendent (PS) so that the construction process and building are completed to the client’s full satisfaction and at the Company’s expected levels of safety, environment protection and profitability. This is an on-site position, in Horse Cave, KY. The ideal candidate has recently graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Technology, or related field. Interested applicants should submit their resume to Mike Herbon @ by 12/1/14.


PBG Builder’s, Inc., a commercial general contractor located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, is seeking a full or part time Project Engineer.
The preferred candidate has a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or related field.
The ideal candidate possesses a high degree of knowledge and proficiency in the following software: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, & scheduling software.
Position has continual contact with clients, management, and project staff. Candidates must be courteous, professional and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Qualified applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background investigation.
Provide management and administrative support to the project manager and superintendent to facilitate the planning and coordination of activities of designated project(s) to ensure that goals or objectives of project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and budget parameters.

Please send resume to Kate Holliday @
Thank you for your interest in PBG Builder’s, Inc. Visit us online


Estimator for General Contractor specializing in Design Build.  Must have a Degree in Construction Estimating or a Construction Management degree that is strong in Estimating Courses. Able to multi-task, meet deadlines and willing to work as part of a team.   Candidate must have the ability to pull together a complete & concise estimate as well as present themselves and communicate with the customer in a professional manner. Knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel a must.  Proj. Mgr a plus;   Candidate must be reliable, punctual and take pride in their position.  Office is a Smoke Free Environment.  If you feel this is the position for you please forward your resume, along with a letter telling us why you are the person for this job.  Include any references you may have as well as desired salary.   Send to:  Office Mgr    PO Box 6207   Lou., Ky. 40206



Lord Corporation  is currently seeking a Maintenance Technician or Tradesperson in Bowling Green, KY. The incumbent will be responsible for preventative and predictive maintenance, repair and improvement of all plant equipment and systems, including but not limited to electronics, electrical, PLC programming, hydraulic pneumatic, mechanical, and environmental, safety, welding and steam with emphasis on electronics in a team environment.

Required qualifications include three years experience in a maintenance/industrial environment. Two or four year technical engineering degree or completion of a vocational training program in industrial maintenance, electronics or PLC programming.

Applications accepted until October 31, 2014. To apply go to > Careers > Find a Job > Job number 714079. You must register on the site to upload a resume and apply for the position.


Prodigy Construction Corporation, Inc. is currently looking to hire an Assistant Project Manager at the company.  They do large commercial renovations, tenants finishes, and new construction.  They have been in Business Firsts’ Fast 50 Companies for 2013 and 2014, so as you can see they are growing quickly and need a well-educated Assistant PM.  They are also starting to do a lot of out-of-town work in Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Iowa, etc. but do not intend to send the Assistant PM out of town for quite a while.  The new Assistant PM would be working with one of the current project managers that all have at least 5 years’ experience in the construction industry until they learn the operation and would be given the responsibility they can handle.

Send Resumes to: Allison Locker HR Email  -


Stewart Richey is currently looking to hire a Mechanical Designer (HVAC and Plumbing design).
Basic Requirements:

  • Have passed or signed up to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam.
  • Proficient in Computer Aided Design (CAD).
  • Basic background in HVAC and fluid dynamics
 Apply in person at 2137 Glen Lily Rd. OR at the website at



Retaining Walls of Tennessee, Inc. is a growing retaining wall company and have a need for a foreman/superintendent who is familiar with grading plans. They are searching for someone who will be able to assist with take off's as well as oversee the daily construction duties of the wall crew. They are located in Sumner County, TN and look forward to any assistance that you may be able to provide. To apply for this job, contact Sheila Futch at or 615-451-0095. For more information on the company, visit their website at


Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation in Louisville, KY is currently seeking a Drafter. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review project PO for materials required.
  • Prepare detailed drawings from prior quote and supplied drawings.
  • Analyze returned drawings after customer review to determine if change orders are needed and relay info onto TSM and Project Manager.
  • Prepare finale Bill of Materials
  • Maintain project log that reflects the different stages in project progression.
  • Maintain an atmosphere of “World Class' performance and support for our branches.
  • Answer questions from customers, both inside and outside the company.
  • Knowledge of WTW requirement.

    • 2 year College Degree in drafting (CAD) or related engineering field.
    • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office programs – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • Ability to interpret Architecture/Structural plans and specifications
    • Strong math skills
    • The ability to function effectively in a fast-pace environment
    • Strong critical thinking skills
    • A high level of creativity
    • A desire to provide superior customer service

If interested in applying for the Drafter position at MS, please click here.


The SCA Americas Product Supply business is currently searching for an Operations Engineer (Mechanical Engineer); this position will be located at the manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, KY.  The Operations Engineer will lead the long term technical development and improvement within the business unit. The successful candidate will utilize Hygiene Manufacturing Excellence (HMEx) principles to identify/lead/execute problem solving activities within the Business Unit. These activities will focus on eliminating reoccurring inefficiencies in safety, quality, production and waste.  S/He will be the owner of the overall business unit preventative maintenance effectiveness and standardization and will provide technical guidance and support to maintenance technicians on an as required basis. For more information on this jobs and ones similar, please visit the following link.


United Construction & Design, LLC. is currently seeking an Construction Management undergraduate or graduate students for a project management internship position.The project manager will generally plan, coordinate, implement and finalize projects according to the specifications and deadlines, all while keeping the project within budget. This role will include working directly with Senior Management and Project Managers along with other personnel on the team. This role will require strong organizational, planning and analytical/research skills. The specific project will be for the Louisville Metro Housing Authority. Required Education: Currently in an undergraduate or graduate civil engineering or construction management program with a GPA of 2.75 or higher and Junior level standing or higher. For more information or to apply, please contact the Office Manager, Ms. Lauren Poole at 502-904-0202.


Pan-Oston in Bowling Green, KY has an immediate opening for a Industrial Engineer.This is opened to experienced and entry level Engineers.

Responsibilities Include:  Develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods using knowledge of product design, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly and quality control standards, Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, workflow and design layout of equipment for maximum efficiency, Evaluate products in production and implement improvements, Evaluate and recommend new equipment, Implement capital expenditure project, Estimate production times, staffing requirements and related costs

Minimum Qualifications Include: Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline, 3 plus years’ work experience, Proficient in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD, CNC and Solidworks software knowledge a plus, Understanding of basic ERP system and Bills of Materials structure, Sheet metal and/or wood experience a plus

Qualified and interested candidates may send their resume with salary history and requirements to: Pan-Oston Company Attn: Human Resources 6944 Louisville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101


Kyowa America Corporation is currently looking to hire a recent engineering/or similar field graduate to work in the plant in Portland, TN. The salary is $4,000 per month plus $50.00 per hour worked on the 6th day, Saturday, and they will be working Saturday for a long time.  In addition we pay 100% of health care benefits for all our employees. Requirement Beneficial Skills and Experience (Capability)

•Have a functional knowledge of the Quality Management System
•Have practical experience of problem solving techniques such as statistical process control
•Knowledge of Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing techniques.
•Experience with developing/documenting procedures.
•Use of Quality Engineering methods in inspection.
•Computer proficiency.
For more information or to apply for this job, email


Southern Land Company in Franklin, TN is currently looking to hire a recent graduate for the Residential Architect position. For more information on the company, please see the website If interested in this position contact Michelle Chapman at (615) 778-1215.


Redline Contract Services, LLC is currently looking for multiple Assistant Construction Managers for Empire Construction. This job assists the Construction Manager in the overall planning, coordination and control of a construction project from inception to completion, within or under budgetary allowances.The criteria is as follows:

• Degree in Construction Management or related field.
• The desire to be in the Construction Management field.
• Little to no experience.
• The ability to go to where the work is (at the Company's expense)

Here is a link to the company website to learn more about our company and what they do.

If interested and want to know more about the job description and duties, email . If you are interested in these openings, please submit a resume to Bradi at


A North American Company located in Central Kentucky (South of Lexington) is looking for a highly skilled candidate for their state of the art facility for the position of Manufacturing Engineer
$70K to mid $90K - Based on experience - Relocation available
Assist in activities and company functions by performing the assigned duties. Additional duties or tasks may be assigned to assure the efficiency and needs of company. Work will be accomplished in adherence to all policies set forth by the company.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
• Planning, implementation, and follow-up on activities associated with Model Line implementation – includes collecting data, analyzing data, preparing spreadsheets, charts, and forms. Must be able to present result of work.
• Must be able to develop a logical plan, implement the plan, and manage follow-up activities.
• Must be able to motivate and direct a team of peers through a practical problem solving format.
• Responsible for design, development, implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems.
• Performs engineering design evaluations. May develop a range of processes.
• Recommends alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures.
• Independently investigates new processing strategies to eliminate defects, scrap, and downtime.
• Identify and support implementation of countermeasures in process, to reduce defects, scrap, and downtime.
• Develop new and advanced parts processing control strategies and make recommendations to management.
Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering/ related field from a four year college or university: or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
• Competency in the use of Information Systems Tools to create and maintain business objectives.

To apply for the above job, email Scott Dodds with Austin Allen Company at


Electrolux Major Appliances, Springfield, TN is seeking an intern to work with the Manufacturing Engineering Department. Qualified candidates will be entering into their Sophomore, Junior or Senior years and have a working knowledge of MS Project, Power Point, and Excel with an added emphasis on Pivot Charts and data manipulation and interpretation. Successful applicants will work in a fast paced manufacturing environment assisting in project work, data collection, and problem solving, as well as the opportunity to lead projects within the facility.
Ideally, this summer position would lead into a fall position working around the successful candidate's class schedule. Pay for the position is $15/hr. Email the for more information on how to apply.


Berry Plastics in Franklin, Ky currently has 3 positions open in the R&D Department. Interested Candidates may apply on the Berry Plastics Corporation web site and search under current job openings. Job will be posted under the Evansville, IN location site but the position is in Franklin, Ky.


Procom Heating, Inc in Bowling Green is currently looking for a Mechanical Engineer. Mechanical Engineer Job Purpose: Designs mechanical and electromechanical products and systems by developing and testing specifications and methods. Skills/Qualifications: Requirements Analysis, Design Skills, Presenting Technical Information, Equipment Maintenance, Conceptual Skills, Quality Focus, General Consulting Skills, Control Engineering, Production Planning, Technical Zeal, Job Knowledge. Apply within if interested.


Franklin Precision Industry is looking for a student Intern. The position is for an aluminum die casting operation. For more information on this job, please email AMS@WKU.EDU

Aerotek is currently looking to hire a Quality PPAP Coordinator. This person is responsible for the maintenance and organization of reports, activities and documents involved with PPAP, Quality System and DAPSTR. For more information on this job, please email AMS@WKU.EDU


CASCO Products Corporation is currently looking for students to work in their Internship Program. For more information on this job, please email AMS@WKU.EDU


Engineering Internship - will require work in the Georgetown, KY facility. The job will be in the QC Department where they will be trained for 5 days at our plant in Portland. They will be trained to inspect & document findings of the products we manufacture to insure compliance with customer (Toyota's )specs.

Resumes are to sent to: and he will contact the prospective candidates and arrange for interviews.


Tate Ornamental, Inc. is currently looking for students with a manufacturing background with potential for upper management positions.  For more information on this job, please email AMS@WKU.EDU


Cosma/Magna International is looking for a Product Engineer in BG Metalforming. This position is responsible for maintaining updated BoM at all times, communicating all engineering changes using the ECN Process ensuring a complete and accurate account of the change and all of its impacts are known, and maintaining direct contact with the customer ensuring all questions and concerns related to product are being addressed in a timely manner. TECHNICAL TRAINING: AutoCAD and CAD viewer programs, SDRC IDEAS, CATIA, or Unigraphics formats. For more information on this job, please email AMS@WKU.EDU


Davert USA, Inc. is looking to hire a part time CAD Operator and a full time QA Tech for first shift.

Part time CAD Operator: the CAD Operator position would fit with a student and their schedule they can be relatively flexible once trained.  We could even utilize it as an internship if they require.  You can see what the qualifications, duties, etc. are for the position on the attached job posting here

Full time QA Tech for first shift: qualifications, duties, etc. are for the position on the attached job posting here

Batten & Shaw, Inc., a full service construction management firm, is looking to hire a Project Manager and Project Engineer in the Nashville, TN area.

Project Manager:

The PM is responsible for the daily management, coordination and oversight of construction projects including successful project planning, execution, and closure. Plans and directs all construction activities and administrative processes in order to deliver high quality projects on time and within budget. Successfully achieves objectives related to estimating, bidding, contract administration, and schedule generation and facilitation.

Project Engineer:

The Project Engineer serves as project technical source, providing interpretation of plans and specifications, resolving questions and problems as they arise.  Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of client requirements, construction documents, subcontractors, and purchase orders. Ensures work complies with applicable codes, drawings and specifications. May coordinate change orders, expedite material and job site equipment, assist in the preparation of estimates, and compile data to assist in analyzing project progress.  Initiates close-out activities.

Ability to travel regionally is required for both of these positions.

For additional information and to apply, please visit our website at and click on the "careers" tab then "current openings."


 Lumberman's Wholesale Distributor's, Inc. has an open position for a Design Engineer.

Design structural floor systems to be framed with engineered wood 1-joist and beams and produce detailed placement drawings for field crews. Experience reading blueprints and proficiency with AutoCAD type drawing programs required. Construction Science background preferred with emphasis on basic engineering and load development. Designer also will have extensive contact with customers and field crews and will need good communication skills.Lumberman's Wholesale has been in business over 40 years and has been providing structural design services for 19 years. We are located in Nashville, Tn. and service retail lumber dealers in a radius of approximately 120 miles. This is a full time position. Salary will be $36,000 + annually depending on experience. Insurance on the individual and 401K provided.

Contact Phil Duke
Office# 1-800-521-9663
Cell#      615-642-3861
Fax#       1-615-321-4601






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