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On-the-Job Training

DeWys University is a 12-week training program based on theory and practice. Not only do students get to understand DeWys Metal Solutions, they also get on-the-job training with a certified trainer for the area in which they have applied. It’s like a manufacturing trade school.

Industrial Metal Fabrication Training

A training program based on theory and practice.

At DeWys University, you go through a 12-week program to become a fully trained team member.

1 | Hands-on Training

The first step in your DeWys University course is to spend 6 weeks with hands-on training learning about all aspects of the job.

2 | Mentored Work

After 6 weeks of training, you will get incorporated into a production team where you will continue to learn and be observed for another 6 weeks.

3 | Fully Equipped Team Member

Once your 12 weeks of training and supported time on the production team are complete, you are now considered a fully trained team member ready for a successful career at DeWys.

DeWys University Courses

DeWys University was developed to sustain our business through on-the-job training. As a US metal fabrication company, we need to create the talent required to keep up with our growth.

Welding Training

Welding Training Course

If you have good hand-eye coordination, a career in welding might be the right choice for you. DeWys University is here to teach you the skills you need to learn and grow on the job. Employees in this program will be trained in both MIG and TIG Welding by receiving training in the classroom and on-the-job training by our experienced staff. Prior welding experience can certainly be helpful but we will train anyone who is interested in this fulfilling career.

Brake Press Training Course

Requirements: Pass a mechanical reasoning test.

To become a brake press operator, it’s important to have critical thinking skills and an ability to make proper corrections to quality. One requirement of this job is to pass a mechanical reasoning test.

Brake Press Training Near You

Powder Coating Training

Powder Coating Training Course

Join our team on the paint line. During this course, you will be trained on various areas of the paint line including: powder coating, loading and unloading the paint line, prehang, inspections, and vault person training.

Machining Operations Training Course

Learn how to machine with DeWys University. Employees in this training program should have prior knowledge in machining with both mills and the lathe. Prior work experience in machining can also be helpful.

Machine Operations Training

Sheet Metal Cutting Training

Cutting Training Course

Get trained on the various areas of cutting including shake out, turret punching, and laser cutting.

Assembly Training Course

Get trained on a variety of assembly processes including component assemblies to completed product, quality inspection, one workflow line, and composer software.

Product Assembly Training

Metal Fabrication Careers

A Note From Kacey Ragen

“DeWys University allows the company to approach finding candidates to fill positions differently than ever before.

We now have the opportunity to find the right person and train him/her to be the right fit for a position. The university also allows us to stay true to our family values, which includes time for the ‘students’ to fully understand the DeWys policies, procedures, and core values.

The ultimate goal of the university is to ‘graduate’ people into fully functioning DeWys team members who are excited about their future with our company.”

Call Kacey at (616) 677-5281 or email her your resume at to learn more about building a career at DeWys.