Careers

DeLong’s, Inc. has team members at our headquarters in Jefferson City, Missouri and our plant in Sedalia, Missouri. 

Our motto “Pride in our People – Pride in our Products” was chosen as a reflection of our high-quality reputation, which is due to the knowledge, expertise, and productivity of our team.

We are always looking for individuals who are dedicated, dependable, and hard-working team players. If you would like a career that is as reliable as you are with excellent benefits, we would like to have you on our team!

We offer a competitive wage, excellent benefits, and a collaborative environment. Our generous benefits package includes a fully-employer-funded pension plan, profit sharing plan, paid vacation and holidays, health and life insurance, as well as employee wellness programs.

Due to our unique production processes, we provide extensive on-the-job training. Even without a technical background, a candidate with a strong work ethic and a desire to build skills will have the opportunity for growth and advancement. 

Our current openings are listed below.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Thank you in advance for your interest in DeLong’s, Inc., and we look forward to hearing from you!

Standard Shift:  Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Requirements:

  • Strong organizational, verbal, interpersonal, and time-management skills are required.
  • Dependability through regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • High school diploma or GED is preferred. Equivalent work experience may be substituted for education.

Important Skills: The following skills are necessary for long-term success in this position, but can be learned through on-the-job training for the motivated candidate:

  • Ability to use and read a standard tape measure.
  • Construction or fabrication experience.
  • Material handling or physical labor experience.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and shop drawings.
  • Welding experience.

 Duties and Responsibilities: Once trained and/or certified, the individual filling this position could be asked to perform the following tasks:

  • Use a grinder on workpieces to prepare for welding.
  • Fabricate and assemble steel bridge parts based on internal shop drawings.
  • Set up and operate fabricating machines such as automated welders and CNC drills.
  • Move workpieces using overhead crane and jib hoists in compliance with all safety protocol.

We are seeking applicants for a Drafting Technician at our Jefferson City location. This position may be full-time or a part-time internship, depending on the candidate selected. Standard hours for this department are Monday through Friday, 07:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Strong organizational, verbal, interpersonal, and time-management skills are required.
  • A minimum of an associate degree from an accredited design/drafting program is required for a full-time position.
  • Students pursuing a minimum of an associate degree from an accredited design/drafting program will be considered for a part-time internship position.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: Once trained and/or certified, the individual filling this position could be asked to perform the following tasks:

  • Use computer related design/drafting equipment and software to develop designs.
  • Work directly with design engineers to produce drawings from sketches, existing drawings, and electronic images.
  • Make final sketch of proposed drawing, check dimension of parts, materials to be used, relation of one part to another, and relation of various parts to whole structure or project.
  • Draft detailed multi-view drawings of products and structures.
  • Design parts and products based on written and verbal descriptions from design engineers.
  • Work closely with all production departments to ensure the drawings convey the correct information and are error free.
  • Work from customer drawings, internal drawings, government drawings, or specifications.

Standard Shift:  Monday – Friday; 8;00 AM – 4:30 PM

Requirements:

  • Strong organizational, verbal, interpersonal, and time-management skills are required.
  • Dependability through regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • High school diploma or GED is preferred. Equivalent work experience may be substituted for education.

Important Skills: The following skills are necessary for long-term success in this position, but can be learned through on-the-job training for the motivated candidate:

  • Ability to use and read a standard tape measure.
  • Construction or fabrication experience.
  • Material handling or physical labor experience.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and shop drawings.
  • Cutting torch experience. 
  • CNC machine operation experience 

 Duties and Responsibilities: Once trained and/or certified, the individual filling this position could be asked to perform the following tasks:

  • Read and interpret cut sheets to select correct raw material of plate steel and execute correct cuts.
  • Use overhead crane to safely maneuver material and load onto the machine.
  • Safely and accurately use acetylene cutting torches to perform both manual and machine guided cuts in material.
  • Select correct cutting program and utilize CNC equipment to execute machine guided cuts.
  •  Use problem-solving and spatial perception skills to ensure necessary pieces are accurately cut from original plate.
  • Stack, mark, and identify pieces and raw material based on internal inventory system.

Requirements:

  • Strong organizational, verbal, interpersonal, and time-management skills are required.
  • Dependability through regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • High school diploma or GED is preferred. Equivalent work experience may be substituted for education.

Important Skills: The following skills are necessary for long-term success in this position, but can be learned through on-the-job training for the motivated candidate:

  • Ability to use and read a standard tape measure.
  • Construction or fabrication experience.
  • Material handling or physical labor experience.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and shop drawings.
  • Welding experience.
  • CNC Machining experience.

 Duties and Responsibilities: Once trained and/or certified, the individual filling this position could be asked to perform the following tasks:

  • Use a grinder on workpieces to prepare for welding.
  • Fabricate and assemble structural steel products based on internal shop drawings.
  • Set up and operate fabricating machines such as CNC machines, coping machines, automated welders, brakes, shears, cutting torches, and drill presses.
  • Move workpieces using overhead crane and jib hoists in compliance with all safety protocol.

Requirements:

  • Strong organizational, verbal, interpersonal, and time-management skills are required.
  • Dependability through regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • High school diploma or GED is preferred. Equivalent work experience may be substituted for education.

Important Skills: The following skills are necessary for long-term success in this position, but can be learned through on-the-job training for the motivated candidate:

  • Ability to apply paint to structural products within established tolerances. 
  • Ability to use and read a standard tape measure.
  • Construction or fabrication experience.
  • Material handling or physical labor experience.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and shop drawings.
  • Welding experience.
  • CNC Machining experience.

 Duties and Responsibilities: Once trained and/or certified, the individual filling this position could be asked to perform the following tasks:

  • Tend machine equipped with compressed air spray nozzles that coat products or materials with oil, paint, lacquer, varnish, shellac, or rustproofing agents.
  • Pour premixed paint or lacquer into reservoir of machine and couple hose to spray nozzles.
  • Move nozzles to attain specified spraying pressure ensure appropriate coating of material.
  • Use a grinder on workpieces to prepare for welding.
  • Move workpieces using overhead crane and jib hoists in compliance with all safety protocol.

Requirements:

  • Strong organizational, verbal, interpersonal, and time-management skills are required.
  • Dependability through regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • High school diploma or GED is preferred. Equivalent work experience may be substituted for education.

Important Skills: The following skills are necessary for long-term success in this position, but can be learned through on-the-job training for the motivated candidate:

  • Ability to use and read a standard tape measure.
  • Construction or fabrication experience.
  • Material handling or physical labor experience.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and shop drawings.
  • Industrial and pressurized painting experience.

 Duties and Responsibilities: Once trained and/or certified, the individual filling this position could be asked to perform the following tasks:

  • Use internal blueprints and procedures to verify conformance of paint processes to specifications.
  • Grind, blast, and clean material as needed to prepare for paint processes.
  • Tend machine equipped with compressed air spray nozzles that coat products or materials with paint or primer as indicated in shop drawings.
  • Mix and pour paint or primer into reservoir of machine and couple hose to spray nozzles.
  • Move nozzles to attain specified spraying pressure ensure appropriate coating of material.
  • Attach sub piece marks with bolts as required by shop drawings.
  • Sort and stack material in an orderly and safe fashion to prepare for shipment. Use appropriate rigging procedures and operate overhead cranes to move and organize material.

Requirements:

  • Strong organizational, verbal, interpersonal, and time-management skills are required.
  • Dependability through regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • High school diploma or GED is preferred. Equivalent work experience may be substituted for education.

Important Skills: The following skills are necessary for long-term success in this position, but can be learned through on-the-job training for the motivated candidate:

  • Ability to use and read a standard tape measure.
  • Construction or fabrication experience.
  • Material handling or physical labor experience.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and shop drawings.
  • Welding experience.

 Duties and Responsibilities: Once trained and/or certified, the individual filling this position could be asked to perform the following tasks:

  • Use a grinder on workpieces to prepare for welding.
  • Fabricate and assemble steel bridge parts based on internal shop drawings.
  • Set up and operate fabricating machines such as automated welders and CNC drills.
  • Move workpieces using overhead crane and jib hoists in compliance with all safety protocol.

At this time we do not have any posted open internships. 

Please check back here for future openings. 

You may also submit your resume to the Human Resources contact information below. We are happy to review that and hold on to qualified candidates until a position becomes available.  

DeLong’s Inc. typlically fills internships in the areas of Engineering, Drafting, Construction Management, and Industrial Technology internship positions.

All internships are located at the Jefferson City office.

 

For more information on open positions, assistance with the application process, or to submit a resume outside a posted open position, please contact HR at: