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Apprenticeship Program at its McPherson Facility.
Manufacturing program aims to train local students and
revitalize apprenticeship programs in the area.
Viega LLC announced its Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program with
the assistance of Hutchinson Community College.
Viega is currently interviewing and selecting students for the
program which will start in January, 2017. In addition to receiving
a paid position working in Viega’s plastics, metals, machining or
maintenance divisions, students who are selected for the program
will receive a three-year associate’s degree paid-in-full by Viega
with the potential to earn other employee benefits. Graduates of
Viega’s apprenticeship program will also be offered a full-time
position from Viega upon graduation.
“Historically, it has been a challenge to find qualified highly
technical employees for our operations,” said Eric Wicker, director
of manufacturing, Viega. “The program was started to build future
talent as we grow and expand in McPherson. This would allow us to
grow that talent from the ground up in a program specifically
tailored to cover what we feel is critical to succeed at Viega.”
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To supply its
distribution network, Viega opened its central,
439,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in
McPherson in 2009. The facility is now home to Viega’s
vertically integrated PEX manufacturing. In 2016, Viega began
production of Viega MegaPress fittings at a new
80,000-square-foot facility on its McPherson campus.
Established in 1928, Hutchinson Community College offers more
than 1,300 courses for more than 120 majors. HCC programs are
advised by industry leaders, who ensure its programs are meeting
employer needs and that its students are workforce-ready. Its
programs are also industry certified, increasing employment
opportunities for its graduates.
Apply by contacting Viega recruiter, Jeff Glimpse at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (316) 303-6621.
The Viega Group, with a tradition of innovation for more than
115 years, has more than 4,000 employees worldwide and is among
the leading manufacturers of pipe fitting installation
technology. In metal press systems for industrial, commercial
and residential projects, the company is the global market
leader. In the U.S., Viega LLC employs nearly 500 people and
offers more than 3,000 products. These include Viega ProPress®
for copper and stainless, Viega MegaPress® for black iron pipe
and Viega PEX Press systems in Zero Lead™ bronze and
high-performance polymer. Viega also specializes in the design,
production and installation of ProRadiant™ heating and cooling
systems. For more information, visit www.viega.us.