Domestic manufacturing isn't an idea. It's a way of life.

Let's bring manufacturing back to the heart of our country, right here 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? Join the newest facility in the Zekelman Industries family, a proud domestic manufacturer with 18 North American locations.
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There’s no better place to start your career than Zekelman Industries, where you have access to opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. Learn on the job, work with the newest technology, explore career paths, continue your education and advance through the company, all while supporting your family and community.


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

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Zekelman Industries 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.

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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 to make better products. Be part of one of the cleanest, most modern manufacturing facilities in the world.

What we offer

  • Starting pay at $24/hr. and up (including bonus)
  • Sign on bonuses:
    • Electrician – $5,000
    • Machine Operator / Shipping – $2,000
  • 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
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Grow with us

Zekelman Industries 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.


Select your preferred day and time for an interview, and we’ll follow up with the details. Our facility is located at 1600 Ritchie Court, Rochelle, Illinois.



  • 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

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Click the “Request Interview” button and our team will contact you to confirm your interview date and time.

Note – Prospective employees will be subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing and background check.

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.


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.

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Life Reinforced
Zekelman Industries is a family of companies serving customers and communities where we ourselves live and work. We are proud domestic manufacturers of steel-based products.
Let's Make It Here
We believe deeply in the power of domestic manufacturing to create a better country and world.
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Safety First
At Zekelman Industries, 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 Industries 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.

Wheatland Tube

Know Better.
Know Wheatland.

Wheatland Tube meets customer needs better. We have a better portfolio, with the broadest range of steel pipe and tube products. They're better quality because they’re American-made. And we do it all with better service.

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Atlas Tube

Get Answers
from Atlas Tube

Atlas Tube provides steel hollow structural sections (HSS), pipe piling, answers to design questions and logistics solutions. We manufacture the largest size range with the best availability.

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Sharon Tube

Manufacturing with Values that Drive Reliability

Flexibility to adapt. Consistency across orders. Predictability for on-time delivery. These values drive reliability at Sharon Tube, a recognized service leader in the precision mechanical tubing industry.

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Buy American.
Buy Picoma.

Picoma has been connecting America since 1946. We manufacture a full line of galvanized steel and aluminum elbows, couplings and nipples (EC&N) for use with EMT and rigid conduit.

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Western Tube

Service, Quality & Friendship Since 1964

Western Tube manufactures all the steel and aluminum electrical conduit and EMT contractors need. Our high-quality, American-made products come with exceptional customer service.

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Z Modular


Z Modular delivers steel-framed volumetric modular buildings with the quality, precision and predictability developers need for projects all across North America.

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Hayes Modular

A Nationwide Modular Construction Group

Hayes Modular enables safe, successful modular construction of commercial buildings and student, military and multi-family housing.

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Zekelman Industries 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.