Looking for a new, exciting career? Come join the Featherlite team! You’ll get to experience working in a clean, well-lit facility where you will enjoy new experiences every day working on a wide variety of projects! Featherlite has designed and built top-quality trailers for livestock, utility and commercial applications for nearly 50 years. We’ve hand-crafted specialty trailers for the US Navy, IBM, NASCAR and IndyCar Series!

Job Summary:

Lay out, fit, fabricate, and wire feed (MIG) weld standard aluminum or steel components to assemble structural forms.

Essential Functions:

  • MIG and Plus welding no greater distances than 12 inches
  • Weld straight to minimal curving
  • Verifies welding results by inspecting and testing welds.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, diagrams, and schematics and is able to work from sketches or verbal instructions.
  • Bolt, clamp, and tack-weld parts to secure in position for welding.
  • Performs sanitary welding and fitting of parts.
  • Maintains safe work environment by following procedures
  • Learns and supports lean manufacturing concepts and methods including cell setup, mapping and value streaming for efficient product flow. 
  • Make adjustments, within procedural limits, to fine tune the process in order to achieve product conformance.
  • Maintain appropriate knowledge and ability levels to efficiently perform all assigned work and utilize this knowledge base to become proficient on new/unfamiliar assignments.
  • Maintain a satisfactory high level of performance while following appropriate procedures and observing all pertinent safety rules and requirements.
  • Maintain a high level of welding quality as documented by actual reject/nonconformance charting.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Ability to read, write and understand instructions, procedures, drawings and blueprints
  • Able to accurately read a tape measure
  • Operate basic hand tools


  • 1st shift position
  • Competitive starting wage 
  • Dependent Care Spending Account
  • Paid Life Insurance with Option to Purchase More
  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match
  • Generous Paid Time-Off Program
    • Paid Vacation & Personal Time
      • Newly Enhanced Vacation Plan that includes:
        • Annual tenure increase
        • Carry over option
        • Buy back option
    • 8 Paid Holidays Per Year 
    • Leave Benefits Across All Life Stages
    • Paid Short Term & Long Term Disability Time
    • Bereavement Leave 
  • Fitness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program

Apply Now! 

Please complete this employment application and email to hr@featherlite-exiss-sooner.com or mail to the address listed below to apply for an open position. 

Featherlite Trailers
Human Resources Dept.
P.O. Box 380 
Cresco, IA 52136

You may also apply at our Cresco facility at 816 7th St. West between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. 

All offers of employment at Featherlite Trailer Manufacturing, LLC are contingent upon passing background and drug screen. We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; we strongly encourage Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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