Articles and blog posts about careers at SPM and the people who work here
Long-term employees working and talking about how special their workplace is #SPMproud

10 Dec: Our Long-Term Employees Share What Makes SPM Special

If you’re looking to jumpstart a career in manufacturing or become a part of an industry leader in precision machining, SPM is the place to be. Offering hands-on training and continuing education opportunities, our highly experienced team members will help get you up to speed on all things SPM, including the latest in precision machining technology. There’s no one better than some of our longest-standing employees to tell you what they love about working at SPM. Patti Arnold and Will…

women in manufacturing

16 Jul: 7 Ways to Encourage the Growth of Women in Manufacturing

Was Rosie the Riveter a good role model for women in manufacturing or not? The jury may still be out on that one. On the one hand she represents strength, optimism, and opportunity. On the other, she communicates some outdated ideas of manufacturing as exhausting, dirty work. Today’s manufacturing jobs are highly skilled in clean facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. They pay well, offer opportunities for advancement, and allow people to play an important role in the success of the company.  …

manufacturing career cnc machining

18 Jun: A Manufacturing Career at SPM Offers Personal and Professional Growth

As famous as the Disney company is now, there was a time when they were struggling to make ends meet. But Walt was convinced that investing in his employees would give him the edge he needed to set the standard in animation. “The first thing I did when I got a little money to experiment,” Walt recalled, “I put all my artists back in school.” Walt was an unconventional thinker for his day. A generation or two ago, career paths…

A CNC programmer at work

10 Dec: What is a CNC Programmer?

Computer numerical control (CNC) programmers develop programs for precision CNC machines in order to cut and shape component parts for manufactured goods such as cars, airplanes, and medical devices. In a nutshell, their work instructs machines to produce parts. “To determine the sequence of actions needed to make a part, CNC programmers evaluate the specifications for a particular part that is to be machined. The programmers make calculations based on raw material and physical production such as what kind of…

CNC Machining Career

01 Oct: 10 Reasons A Machining Career Could Be Right For You

CNC machining is the best career you’ve never heard of. It pays well, has excellent long-term employment prospects, and offers interesting work. And you don’t need a college degree to get started. According to, the average in-state tuition for Illinois public colleges is almost $9,500 a year. For a private college, it’s almost $30,000 a year. Getting a college degree is a business decision so why spend that much money unless you are certain of the ROI? Especially if…

working at SPM meet Althea

22 May: More Than Machining: Meet Althea

In this edition of “More Than Machining: A Look Inside SPM”, we talk to Althea Gregory, Human Resources Manager at Swiss Precision Machining, LLC. Althea joined SPM in 1997 and has been with the company for more than 21 years. There are few people better qualified to give an inside look at life inside SPM. Althea’s job is to make sure that open positions are filled with the very best employees so that SPM can serve their customers well. She…

Meet Brittany at SPM

30 Nov: Customer Satisfaction is Paramount to Our Success

Meet production engineer, Brittany Johnson. Discover what drives her passion and how customer satisfaction is paramount to our success. Brittany’s passion for her work helps ensure our products are of the highest quality our customers have come to expect. Brittany shares how her interest in machining stems back to her childhood. After graduating college, she chose to continue to pursue that interest at Swiss Precision Machining, LLC. We are pleased to hear that Brittany has been able to achieve success…

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28 Aug: Working At SPM

We sat down with a long time employee, Jon Baker, to get his take on working at SPM and we have to say, we appreciate his kind words. Jon speaks to our commitment to our employees and the growth of Swiss Precision Machining, LLC. We’ve been in business for nearly 40 years and to echo Jon’s words, we hope to be in business for 40 more. If you’d like to join the SPM team, visit our open job listings.

Meet the Staff: Joe Haupers

12 Mar: Meet Joe Haupers of Swiss Precision Machining, LLC

Joe Haupers has been part of the SPM legacy since the beginning. We sat down with Joe to discuss his history with the company and discovered so much more. In the early days of SPM, Joe spent his days working in the office and his evenings working the machines. He’s held many positions within the company and currently holds the position of Sales Director. Though times and titles have changed, the core of what makes Swiss Precision Machining, LLC great…

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26 Oct: Swiss Precision Machining, LLC Careers – Q/A with Human Resources

At Swiss Precision Machining, LLC, we’ve built an incredible team of machinists, engineers, and office staff that keep our machining shop pushing forward. Many of our staff members have been with us since the early days of our founding, more than 30 years ago. Other SPM team members have taken full advantage of the ability to advance their careers and have built an incredible legacy for themselves over the years. At the head of so many of those careers is…