Scot Forge looking for interns and new employees

Scot Forge, the Spring Grove, Il., based manufacturer of custom ferrous and non-ferrous open die and rolled ring forgings, is looking to continue its long and fruitful relationship with Blackhawk Technical College as company officials promote its full-time job and internship opportunities with several programs at BTC.

Representatives of Scot Forge’s home base and Clinton, WI, plant are scheduled to meet with faculty from the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician program Friday, Sept. 20. The meeting will focus on internships for the company’s Fork Truck Repair Department.

That session is part of an overall plan that saw Scot Forge officials meet on Sept. 4 with faculty from the Industrial Mechanic and Electro-Mechanical Technology programs at BTC.

Scot Forge representatives also plan an October meeting with BTC students in those two fields about its paid internship program. Kelly Crosby, the Clinton plant’s human resources official, describes the company’s internship program as a “working interview.’’

Crosby also said the Clinton plant will play host to BTC’s prospective May graduates with a January tour of the facility that will include information on internships and full-time employment possibilities.

“When students come out of Blackhawk, we have found that they have an excellent skill set and are really able to make an early contribution on the job,’’ Crosby said of the company’s experience with BTC graduates. “We have found that they become very well rounded machinists.’’

Scot Forge is currently looking to fill several openings in Clinton and Spring Grove, which is located in McHenry County, about an hour’s drive from BTC’s Central Campus. Information about Scot Forge’s internship and employment opportunities is available at http://scotforge.com/Careers

The Clinton plant currently is looking for Maintenance, Machine Repair and CNC Technician interns. The Spring Grove facility needs CNC Boring Mill operators. 

“We’re a fast paced, growing company that is looking for highly motivated, skilled and educated employees,’’ Crosby said.

Scot Forge, an employee owned organization that provides stock ownership and profit sharing for its employees, emphasizes its “family culture,’’ Crosby said.

The paid internship program offers flexible work hours. “We will work around the student’s needs,’’ Crosby said.

While an internship does not guarantee full-time employment in the future, Crosby said the goal of the program is to open that possibility to interns.

“That would be dependent on performance and our needs,’’ Crosby said. “We look to interns who are able to show us their knowledge and talent, and we hope that would make for an easy transition into our workforce.’’

Those interested on following up on these and other internship possibilities should contact Kerry Osmond, BTC’s Internship Coordinator, at kosmond1@blackhawk.edu or 608-743-4419.