Ranco is always encouraging applications for all positions of employment, whether for current openings or possible future openings. Feel free to mail or drop off your resume any time, or fill out the job application below. You are also welcome to stop in to the office during normal business hours for a paper application.

If you are interested in or would like more information about any of the following career opportunities, please contact:

Knut Brown 
P.O. Box 329
701 Hwy. 71
Sioux Rapids, IA 50585
Phone: (712) 283-2525 


Ranco offers a robust benefits package, including: 401(k), 401(k) matching, ESOP retirement account, health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, clothing allowance and standard paid holidays.


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Current Job Openings

Millwright (Installation Crew)

Job Requirements:
  • Math skills
  • Basic geometry / must figure angles
  • Simple blueprint reading
  • Read tape measure
  • Must be willing to do extensive travel
  • Must be mechanical
  • Must be familiar with steel layout and structures
  • Must be able to stick weld in all positions
  • Cannot be afraid of heights
  • In all millwright positions, a technical school degree is very helpful. Millwrights are given tasks and need to be able to figure out how to accomplish them.

Welder- Fabricator 

Job Tasks:
• To set up a welder and weld components in a flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead position.
• Assemble components where needed to, in many cases, build a finished piece of equipment.
• Operate equipment safely and use safe work habits
• Examine work pieces for defects and measure workpieces to ensure conformance with specifications.
• Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade. Such as shielded metal arc welding equipment, Plaz/Torch, saws, drill press, tape measure, chain hoist, and grinders.
Technology Skills:
• Knowledge in drawings. Searching for drawings electronically is a plus.
• Knowledge in ERP software. CSI/Syteline is a plus.
Skills Needed to be successful:
• Be dependable and ready to learn every day.

CNC Plasma Table Operator

Job Tasks:
  • Sets up and operates computer numerical controlled (CNC) machinery.
  • Makes adjustments to adhere to established specifications
  • Monitors work to ensure that machine is not malfunctioning
  • Makes General decisions as to quality, tolerances, and operation sequence
  • Education: High school graduate or GED required
  • Experience: 6-plus months of experience
  • Other requirements: Machne shop experience with the ability to use shop mathematics, drawings and measuring tools.

CNC Machinist

Job Tasks:
  • Sets up and operates machine tools and fits and assembles parts to make or repair metal parts, mechanisms, tools or machines
  • Determines dimensions and tolerances of pieces to be machines, sequence of operations and machines required by studying specifications such as blueprints, sketches, damaged parts or descriptions of parts
  • Plans and executes complex and difficult assignments using machine tools ranging from lathes to milling machines.
  • Utilizes braid variety of metals and extensive knowledge of measurements
  • Education: High school graduate to GED required
  • Experience: Six months of experience minimum
  • Other requirements: Machine shop experience with ability to use shop mathematics, drawings and measuring tools