We can't say enough about our employees. Proud, dedicated and loyal are common characteristics of many of our employees. The work ethics, craftsmanship and knowledge of many of our long-term employees is simply irreplaceable.
I have been with Lode King for 30 years now and have enjoyed working for the company. Even through all the challenges I have been through it has still been enjoyable. I have enjoyed working with all the employees and staff. My wife and I really enjoyed the trip to Mexico for working for the company for 20 years. It was an amazing trip and I want to thank the company for the trip. Thank you for showing your appreciation for my loyalty and service to Lode-King. I also want to thank you for all the banquets and picnics over the years. They are very much appreciated, especially the good food and fellowship with the workers and staff. Overall, a big thank you to everyone.
Lode-King Industries over the years has built a variety of products of which include; grain trailers, platform & drop deck trailers, grain bins, aeration kits, drill fills, tarp kits, combine parts, swather parts, cabs, fuel tanks, farm truck boxes, potato boxes & trailers, beet trailers, chicken trailers & cages, gravel trailers and more. To make all this happen purchasing personnel made many phone calls, searched catalogues and the internet. We have seen lead-hands and production managers scratch their heads and sometimes walk in circles, workers pinch their noses when resizing chicken cages, but the work got done!
Social events have always been important! There were Christmas banquets, picnics and BBQ lunches. On December 18, 1980 'the first annual' Christmas banquet as Terry Elias put it, we were about of three dozen people including employees, spouses and one baby two weeks old. Today we have 743 people signed up to come to the Lode-King picnic. "Do you know so & so that works at Lode-King? Thank you for coming along!"
The first Christmas banquet of 25 employees was held in the back room of the Golf Course restaurant with the entertainment being table games brought by the staff . Today, with over 300 employees the banquet is held in the largest facility possible in Winkler. From the first simple "High Boy" painted with an airless sprayer to the new "Heavy Hauler" painted with the most sophisticated equipment available. From the original "LHV" to the All Aluminum "AHV" grain trailer. From manufacturing 2 to 3 trailers a week to the amount we produce today. No trailer has left the business until it is as right as possible. The one thing that has stayed fairly constant is the eye for quality. Feedback was for the most part positive and if it wasn't it was corrected. We had to be completely happy with the product before we let the customer have it. This is what I think has made the company what it is today, and it can only get better.
Lode-King is proud to offer one of the cleanest and safest welding shops in Manitoba. Our employees demonstrate great pride in our safety program at Lode-King. We are the 2nd company in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to pass a certified safety audit for the manufacturing industry. We continually strive to have a safe and clean working environment for all our employees.
We offer all full time employees medical, dental, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, A.D. & D. and more. Also, Lode King offers a pension plan that begins after two years of employment.
Employees earn anywhere from 1% to 5% of their gross pay each year. Bonuses are based on production and sales for the year.
Each year Lode King hosts many different company events for the employees including a golf tournament, burger day, an annual Christmas banquet and more.
Lode King employees are a family. Each year Lode King hosts many different company events for the employees including a golf tournament, burger day, an annual Christmas banquet, and more. These fun-filled company events are a great way for employees to get together, meet new people, and enjoy the activities.
A day of fun and sportsmanship. 18 holes of golf followed by a pizza & chicken dinner and lots of prizes.
This is a small way for us to thank our hard working employees.
A great evening for the whole family. Tons of fun and entertainment for the children, giving Mom & Dad a chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy the food.
The annual Lode King Christmas banquet is a special event, each and every year. A terrific meal followed by outstanding music and entertainment.
Another small gesture to thank our hard working employees, each year just before Christmas all of our employees receive a turkey, just in time for Christmas dinner.
The following is a sample of some of the positions commonly available and the types of responsibilities that go with them. Most positions require the ability to speak and understand english. If some of these positions sound of interest to you, and you are interested in joining the team at Lode King, please see our Career Opportunities.
As a painter you will learn the art of painting Lode-King trailers. Our painters work in teams to prep and paint our top quality trailers. You must be physically fit to perform this job. Look for painting positions.
All applicants for this position are subject to an internal welding test. You must have good hand-eye coordination and the ability to perform quality workmanship. All welders at Lode-King are required to be CWB tested and obtain tickets specific to Lode-King’s needs. Look for welding positions.
This state of the art equipment requires someone who is an independent thinker that can carry out instructions in a timely fashion. This person must be able to handle a wide variety of issues and the pressures of meeting deadlines. Look for laser operator positions.
This integral position involves installing wiring, brakes, tires, lights and tarp kits on our flat decks and grain trailers. You must be able to work and communicate as part of a team. Look for outfitter positions.
This position is responsible for the bending or cutting the parts out of metal that are assembled to create a Lode-King trailer. This person must be able to understand work instructions and work as a team member or independently. Look for machine operator positions.
This exciting entry level position provides everyone with the opportunity to learn about our business from the ground up. This is a great opportunity to become familiar with a variety of our trailers.
Look for general labour positions.