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Metal Fabricator / Welder Apprenticeship Program


Hennig’s apprenticeship program is a four year federally administered program through the Rock Valley
Tooling & Machining Association (RRVTMA). Participating students will complete 8,000 hours of paid
manufacturing training in parallel to schooling at Rock Valley College (RVC), which is also paid for by Hennig.


With your help, we are closing the skills gap in manufacturing.

Program Features


GET PAID TO LEARN
Our apprenticeship program is a paid program, with incremental increases as you become more proficient.

RECEIVE FULL BENEFITS
While enrolled in our apprenticeship program you’ll receive full benefits just as you would if you were a full-time employee.

CONVENIENT WORK / STUDY PLAN
One evening class per week at RVC, while working full-time at Hennig gaining real life experience.

CLASSES ARE PAID FOR
We value your education and future, which is why all classes through this program are paid for by Hennig.

FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED
Our program is certified by the U.S. Department of Labor.

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING PROGRAM

Weld Assembly

  • Weld types (butt, lap, etc)
  • Tack welding
  • Skip welding
  • TIG
  • MIG
  • Straightening
  • Heat bending
  • Assembly jigs/fixtures
  • Shears
  • Punches
  • Rolling
  • Plasma cutting
  • Edge preparation
  • Press break (bend allowance)
  • Use of scribe marks
  • Oxyfuel cutting
  • Hand break
  • Deburring
  • Blueprint reading
  • Relation to finish assembly
  • Weld symbols
  • Metric system
  • Clean up
  • Grinding
  • Polishing
  • Bead blasting
  • Cutoff saw
  • Drilling
  • Tapping
  • Pop riveting
  • Hand tools
  • In process inspection
  • Plate inspection
  • Customer quality control specifications
  • Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Bench work
  • Cleaning
  • Stock and tool care
  • Material handling

JOIN OUR TEAM

If you're interested in applying for an apprenticeship, please contact us:

Email:  jobs@hennig.ame.com

Phone: 815-636-9900

In person or by mail: 
Hennig Inc.
9900 N. Alpine Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115

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