Current Openings

Dura-Bar (a division of Charter Dura-Bar, and a subsidiary of Charter Manufacturing Company) is a manufacturer of continuous cast iron bar stock, located in Woodstock, IL which is an easy commute from either Rockford or Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, including 401(k) with company match, profit sharing, medical and dental insurance, educational assistance and paid vacation; and the opportunity to work for a well-known, respected, stable company that promotes a family atmosphere. 

Dura-Bar currently has the following job openings:

Machine Tool Maintenance Mechanic

POSITION PURPOSE/MISSION: The Machine Tool Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for maintenance and repair of all manufacturing equipment with a general focus on the finishing equipment in the plant.   MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Advanced understanding of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems.
    • Ability to read blue-prints, electrical schematics and hydraulic diagrams.
    • An in-depth understanding of the application of technical documents such as machine & equipment manuals and safety documentation.
    • An in depth understanding of CNC controls such as Siemens and Mazatrol.
    • The ability to diagnose various sources of mechanical and industrial control related issues on CNC machines.
    • The ability to operate manual mills, lathes, saws, and drill presses.
    • Good manual dexterity and ability to use hand and power tools.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Possess good interpersonal, listening, and participation skills including ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.
    • Strong skills and aptitude in math
    • In-depth knowledge of machine tool equipment design (servo motors, servo drives, encoders, etc.) is highly desirable.
    • Formal training with hydraulics and CNC machine control.
    • 5 plus years of experience with CNC and machine tool repair and maintenance.
    • 5 plus years of experience maintaining/repairing Gisholt turret lathes & Cincinnati duplex mills.
    • Highly proficient with computers.
    • Perform advanced preventive and predictive maintenance inspections and repairs.
    • Perform advanced troubleshooting on equipment mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and CNC control systems.
    • Determine appropriate corrective action for unplanned equipment failures including repairs, overhauls, and rebuilds.
    • Perform & observe operational checks to ensure that all problems have been corrected.
    • Demonstrate ability to plan and sequence work including ordering required parts and staging necessary tools and equipment.
    • Determine and/or develop maintenance procedures when documentation is not available.
    • Maintain accurate and timely records of maintenance work performed.

Interested candidates can mail a resume to Dura-Bar, c/o Human Resources Department, 1800 West Lake Shore Drive, Woodstock, IL 60098 or fax it to 815-206-6801 or e-mail it to

1800 West Lake Shore Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098


800-BAR-MILL (227-6455)

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