"We Bleed Orange."

This is a statement that gets to the heart of our core values: family, community and a pioneering attitude that we call the Ditch Witch spirit, “The Orange Way.”


You will hear us say, "We bleed orange." This is a statement that gets to the heart of our core values: family, community and a pioneering attitude that we call the Ditch Witch spirit, “The Orange Way.” Employees here know they are part of something unique. Not only do they own a portion of this company, they take tremendous pride in the work they do, and that pride is exhibited in every piece of orange iron that is built and with every customer that allows us the chance to be a part of what they do.

Our leadership team is committed to the success of “The Orange Way” and growing Ditch Witch to new levels. So, whether you have an interest in designing, manufacturing, selling, marketing, or supporting our product, there’s no doubt you'll be contributing not only to a quality piece of equipment, an American success story that continues to be written every day—a legacy. And that is something you can be proud of.

Dennis Wierzbicki
President, Ditch Witch


Ditch Witch is 100% Privately Held

Charles Machine Works is proud to be 100% privately held by the founding family and more than 1,400 employees.


We take great pride in our employees and the commitment they have to producing high quality products. Because we value their commitment, we provide a robust compensation package to reward them for their contribution and dedication. 

• Highly competitive salary package
• Annual performance-based reviews and merit opportunities
• Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave
• Two Employer-contributed retirement plans 
      - 401 (k) employer-contributions made, employee may also defer a portion of their income
      - Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) employer-contributions made
• Incentive opportunity based on predetermined levels of company profitability 

Health and Wellness

We have a philosophy to provide affordable, competitive health care options for our employees. We value good health and wellness of our employees and their families. 

• Individual and family health care coverage
• Three medical benefit options to choose from
    - One option requires no monthly premium plan for individual and 
        family coverage
• Annual employer-contribution to HCA 
    - FSA, dental, vision, accident, cancer, and prescription plans
    - Employer-paid life insurance
    - Employer-paid Long-Term Disability 
• Comprehensive wellness program
• Ability to receive discounted premiums through wellness 
   program participation
• Local YMCA class reimbursement 
• On-site biometric screenings

Ditch Witch reimburses a percentage of tuition and fees, and a portion of books for approved higher-education degrees.
Making An Impact On the World

The Ditch Witch trencher has twice been named 

Ditch Witch was awarded
Oklahoma Great Companies to Work For in 2014 and 2015 by Oklahoma Magazine
Why ditch witch?


Working for a world-class company like Ditch Witch is rewarding. This organization promotes education for continuous growth, supportive and encouraging management, and opportunities that challenge you. There is a saying here: 'We bleed orange.' It's one of my favorites because, when you work for Ditch Witch, it truly becomes a part of you. No matter where you are traveling in the world, when you see a customer with a piece of Ditch Witch equipment, you smile a little bigger knowing you are making a difference. 


A day working at Ditch Witch is always an exciting day. I get to learn something new as well as contribute to the company’s innovative future in an environment built around core values, family and a good work ethic. In my time here, I’ve learned that what truly makes Ditch Witch an industry leader, is its people. We are a family, and you feel that throughout the entire company. I look forward to many more years of personal and professional growth here.


My time at Ditch Witch has helped me grow tremendously, both professionally and personally. I would honestly say that I have 'grown up' here. I take pride in being a part of an organization that has been so instrumental in our industry and has provided me a venue to see my thoughts and ideas come to life.

“We are a family, and you feel that throughout the entire company.”

Patrick Iyonsi, Test Engineer - Product Proving

We offer careers, not jobs.

The Ditch Witch organization enables you to build a successful career in a multi-faceted environment. Employment opportunities can be found in a wide range of departments:

  • Accounting
  • Assembly
  • Drafting
  • Engineering
  • Fabrication
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Machining
  • Marketing
  • Materials Handling
  • Purchasing
  • Sales
  • Welding
Student Internships

Ditch Witch student internships are designed to challenge students and encourage them to gain hands-on experience to benefit their future careers. Students have the opportunity to learn from seasoned team members and interact with executive level leadership. Our intern experience provides real life professional development and business skills.

Internships are part-time, paid positions and are offered in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • Engineering
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Sales
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing and Operations
“Ditch Witch has been more than an employer;
they have been a partner with my family”

Joe Smith Jr., International Sales Manager

TOP 5 Reasons to work for ditch Witch
Founding Principles

Since 1949, we have focused on three principles: honesty, hard work and giving customers the best product in the world—Orange Iron, the Ditch Witch brand.

Innovative Spirit

Maintaining the reputation as a world leader in innovative solutions for underground construction is possible through the development of each and every employee. We provide opportunities for continued training and professional growth, as well as competitive wages and outstanding medical benefits.

Orange Pride

Work here and you’ll quickly learn what we mean when we say, “We bleed orange.” It has something to do with the signature color of our equipment, of course. But mostly it’s about what’s inside our machines and, especially, what’s inside the people who build them. We bleed orange because the majority of our employees past and present have brought to their jobs the grit, work ethic and pride of ownership that come from growing up in rural America. And we bleed orange because our employees don’t just work at the factory—they own it, along with the family that founded it.

Competitive Compensation

We reward our hard-working employees with competitive pay, top-notch benefits and an excellent work environment for professional growth.

strength of the ditch witch organization

The company, in partnership with its worldwide dealer distribution, has a strong global network operating in more than 100 countries on 6 continents with 175 locations to serve and support its valued customers.

“My family and I feel at home at Ditch Witch because the people and community here are great.”

Bryan Taylor, Project Manager, New Product

Perry’s Pioneer Spirit

More than a century ago, Perry, Oklahoma—our company headquarters—emerged from the prairie overnight, the result of pioneers staking their claims during one of the largest land runs in history. 

That pioneering spirit is still alive today in this small 
but thriving community. 

Centered in a beautiful and historic downtown square, Perry offers affordable housing, an outstanding school system, a nationally recognized medical center, and a host of fitness and recreational activities for children and adults. Its ideal location offers quick, easy access to several metropolitan areas. 

"When you work for Ditch Witch,
it truly becomes a part of you."

Jamie Wines, Director of Parts Sales and Marketing

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The First Family
of underground construction

When it comes to finding an exciting career, Charles Machine Works represents the best of both worlds: a strong company anchored with deep roots and a workforce equipped for the future. Our company offers a broad and diverse collection of career paths in manufacturing, technology, finance, sales, marketing, and global distribution. With eight companies located around the world that are doing business all over, there are many opportunities for you to join our family and become a part of the Charles Machine Works story.