What Makes Ketchie a Great Place to Work
And the truth is, we couldn’t do it without our incredible team.
Our team members are the backbone of our shop and the reason for our success, so it’s imperative to us that we take good care of them. The best part is that when our employees feel supported, empowered, and appreciated, it translates into even better service for our customers.
The Benefits of Working at Ketchie
Here are just a few of the reasons why Ketchie is a great place to work:
We’re an established family business with a leader who cares.
At Ketchie, a precision machinist is treated as more than just a number, and a customer is treated as more than just a dollar sign. Here, our customers and employees are considered valued partners. Each relationship is treated with respect and appreciation. When you are successful we all are successful!
We believe the bottom line isn’t always the bottom line.
Our purpose at Ketchie goes beyond achieving profit margin. Sure, we need to run a strong business to continue effectively serving customers and employees, but we aren’t in the manufacturing industry to make as much money as possible.
We want to make an impact in our community. So when we have the opportunity to help guide our youth or support local businesses, we take it. We’re active with organizations like the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County, and we’ve seen firsthand how small gestures can make a big difference.
For us, the bottom line means nothing if we aren’t actively giving back.
We offer employees the opportunity to grow their skills.
We believe that a machine shop should be a dynamic environment where people are excited to come to work each day. We rotate jobs frequently so that our machinists can learn new skills and perform different setups across the shop floor. They value this opportunity to teach and learn from each other.
We also remain committed to training the next generation of manufacturers. As a multi-generational shop, Ketchie relies on our more experienced team members to transfer their invaluable tribal knowledge to new machinists. We also partner with Apprenticeship North Carolina, a program that pays students to study manufacturing at their local community colleges, to support our industry on a larger scale.
We learn from the past to be the job shop of the future.
In the 74 years that we’ve been in business, we’ve seen the manufacturing industry face many highs and lows, but nothing has changed the game quite like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Global supply chain disruptions, coupled with the most recent labor shortages, have inspired us to reexamine our business, from the services we offer to the way we operate internally. We’ve had to take a hard look at our strategic plan, reassess, and adjust our efforts to make sure we’ll be here for the next 74 years as well.
As technology evolves and improves, we expect our shop to do the same. Our vision for the future has us excited about adding new capabilities like additive manufacturing and automation.
We offer unbeatable benefits.
We offer our team members competitive benefits to show our appreciation for their work:
4 day workweeks, plus unlimited overtime
Two shift options: first or second shift
Great wages and benefits, including 401(k) matching up to 4%
When you work at Ketchie, you want to stick around for a while. Some of our team members have been with us from the early days of their careers up until retirement! Because when you find a shop that shares your values, welcomes you, and offers fantastic benefits, you know you’ve found your new home.