Learn professional skills at the workplace and in the classroom with Power Test's Apprenticeship Program.


Power Test has a robust, nationally recognized apprenticeship program.


This program allows you to work 4 days per week and get paid one day a week while you attend classes at a local accredited technical college. In 4 years, you will graduate as a journeyperson and have 4 years of relevant training all the while receiving strong hourly wages.

Training Our Next Generation of Manufacturing Leaders

Power Test has a robust, nationally recognized apprenticeship program that allows you to work 4 days per week and get paid one day a week while you attend classes at a local accredited technical college. In 4 years, you will graduate as a journey-person and have 4 years of relevant training all the while receiving strong hourly wages. The classes in the curriculum may also be eligible for additional certifications and degrees.

Applicants must have graduated from high school, be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and a strong desire to help make amazing machines that are exported all over the world. For more information regarding the apprenticeship program, contact Director of HR, Mary Burback or apply today.

Interested in working on ¼ million dollar machines that are used for testing racing engines, motorcycles, mining vehicles, trucks, ships and military equipment?

Power Test’s apprenticeship program is a form of post-secondary education like any college or university. There’s one big difference, though. Apprentices get paid. They receive on the job training for which they are compensated at a good wage and get supplementary skills training in the classroom, most often through the Wisconsin Technical College System.

While working 4 days a week, and spending an additional (paid) day in the classroom, apprentices gain real-world experience, an education, and industry relevant certifications. Most importantly, the Power Test Apprenticeship Program gives you a career.


Welder-Fabricator Apprenticeship

  • Utilize a variety of welding methods to join metals in numerous structural shapes
  • Assemble machined components and precision parts
  • Cut and trim raw materials with heat from electric arc and iodized or burning gas

Machinist Apprenticeship

  • Use a highly technical skill-set working with lathes, milling machines, and machining centers to produce parts for dynamometers and test systems
  • Develop a working knowledge of materials and equipment
  • Work on the cutting edge of manufacturing technology as new processes are developed

Builder Apprenticeship

  • Assemble Power Test equipment from inventory and custom fabricated components
  • Adjust and align dynamometer parts
  • Work with engineering to test and verify working equipment