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Careers and Open Job Opportunities

Come work at Firstar Precision – one of the Midwest region’s premier CNC machine shops specializing in precision metal products!

We’re always on the lookout for highly dedicated, hardworking individuals seeking a rewarding career path in the exciting world of American manufacturing.

  • Employee ownership in our ESOP
  • Climate-controlled facility
  • Annual bonuses and wage raises
  • Comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, disability, life
  • Traditional and Roth 401(k) Plans
  • Attendance incentive programs
  • Multiple employee appreciation programs
  • State-of-the-art machinery

Why work at Firstar Precision? We asked our employees to answer that question for us. Here’s what they said:

  • “There isn’t someone looking over my shoulder all day.”  It’s a simple comment, but we think it’s a powerful one that demonstrates our culture.  We don’t hire employees, we hire employee-owners.  Being an employee-owner means you have a vested interest in making sure the work gets done and it gets done with a high degree of quality.  We don’t need to look over your shoulder all day because we provide you the support you need to do your job and give you the freedom to be able to do it. 
  • “I enjoy the job and the people are very nice.”  On your first day, you’ll immediately notice how helpful everyone is.  We know we’re all in this together being a 100% employee-owned company and so we want everyone that works here to succeed because it means success for all of us. 
  • “Learning a lot.” Our founder Dave Tenny says you should leave here every day having learned something new.  We have some of the most talented machinists you’ll find at any shop, and they enjoy helping others build their skills.  Most of our jobs are low-mid volume with extremely tight tolerances.  This means that you’ll see a lot of different parts and the parts will be challenging to give you an opportunity to learn new things.
  • “Good pay, consistent hours.”  We offer leading wages for the right candidates which includes opportunities for overtime.  We’ll work with you to establish the schedule that fits everyone’s needs as we know everyone has a life outside of the shop they want to enjoy.  We also offer performance bonuses, multiple employee appreciation programs including monthly events, great medical and other health benefits, PTO programs, company-paid holidays, and of course the opportunity to participate in our ESOP.  Our ESOP is a powerful wealth-building tool and if you are unfamiliar with what it is , click the link below for resources to help explain, but also don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us!

In addition to everything above, we offer a clean, climate-controlled environment with state-of-the-art machinery.  Our business is continually growing because our customers appreciate the work our employee-owners do.  We don’t take that for granted.  Come join us!




  • Minimum 5 years’ experience on 2-axis CNC lathe or multi-axis CNC turn mill equipment
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience performing setups
  • Mazatrol T-Plus and Fusion 640 or Fanuc control experience a plus
  • Experience working in a complex, low volume, high mix environment
  • Capable of maintaining tight tolerances in a production environment
  • Experience using precision measuring instruments: micrometers, bore gages, indicators, calipers, comparator, CMM, etc