Domestic Manufacturing Isn’t an Idea. It’s a Way of Life.

Let’s bring manufacturing back to the heart of our country, with jobs in Rochelle, Illinois. Let’s build and support our families and friends. Let’s make more sustainable products that improve our environment. Ready to make a difference and be part of something different? Explore job openings at our new Wheatland Tube and Western Tube facility located in Rochelle, Illinois, convenient to Rockford and Aurora in northern Illinois.

Work in the area’s most advanced factory

Manufacturing is one of the most exciting, innovative and dynamic industries to work in — and Zekelman is at the heart of it. Watch the video to see what awaits you.

Teamwork is in Our DNA

Zekelman isn’t just our place of work — it’s where we come together with our teammates to learn, problem-solve, improve our processes and achieve success for our customers. We rely on one another, we support one another, we take care of one another — and we do it all together because we are a family. Watch the video to hear it firsthand.

Welcome to the future of manufacturing

Our new Wheatland Tube and Western Tube facility is everything modern should be. Our state-of-the-art equipment uses the latest technology in automation, safety and logistics management to make better products. Be part of one of the cleanest, most modern manufacturing facilities in the world.

What we offer

  • Machine operator starting pay at $24/hr. plus weekly incentive bonus
  • Sign on bonuses for full-time positions:
    • Electrician — $5,000
    • Maintenance technicians — $2,000
    • Machine operators & all other hourly positions — $1,000
  • Paid time off and paid holidays off
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Flexible spending / health savings accounts
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Scholarships
  • Supportive team atmosphere
  • Employee assistance program
  • Jobs convenient to northern Illinois, including Aurora and Rockford

Grow with us

Zekelman is committed to helping our teammates get ahead in their careers and lives. We’re serious about recognizing hard work and talent with promotions and other opportunities for development.

Opportunities you’ll only find here

  • Safest, cleanest, state-of-the-art facility
  • Best-in-class operations and culture
  • Competitive pay and performance bonuses
  • Large sign-on bonus
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Full benefits package: 401(k), medical, dental, vision and more
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Scholarships

Request an interview

Let us know the best time to contact you and we’ll follow up with the details. Our Wheatland Tube facility is located at 1600 Ritchie Court, Rochelle, IL. Our teammates come from towns across northern Illinois, and we are actively hiring for manufacturing jobs near Aurora, IL, and Rockford, IL.

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Jeff Cole began his career on the factory floor at Atlas Tube, joining the company immediately after college in 1993. Since then, Jeff worked his way up the ranks, now serving as the president of Atlas Tube, overseeing all HSS plants across North America.

Generations of opportunity

A strong manufacturing base in the community provides generations of opportunity. We have the growth stories to prove it. If you want to advance your career and build your future, we’re looking for you.

Let’s make it here

We believe deeply in the power of domestic manufacturing to create a better country and world.

Safety first

At Zekelman, safety is an ongoing conversation and a top priority. We strive to ensure a healthy day-to-day working environment for all.

Our products are everywhere

From buildings to infrastructure and equipment, our products are in the places you live, work and play.

Supporting Rochelle’s Community

It’s important to be involved in the communities we work in, like Rochelle, Illinois. We take an active role in giving back through charitable affiliation and helping individuals and teams with career training.

Supporting Rochelle’s Environment

We care about keeping the town of Rochelle clean for future generations. North American manufacturing standards are among the highest in the world, and our Rochelle, Illinois, facility is leading the way. We’re fully committed not only to compliance, but also to continuously looking for new ways to drive sustainability forward.

Be part of the Zekelman family

Zekelman is a family of industry-leading companies where you can build a career. We’re always innovating. Always investing in people, developing new technologies and expanding services to create value for the markets and customers we serve.

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Zekelman is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.  Note – Prospective employees will be subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing and background check.