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If you have the talent, work ethic, and desire to be part of a team that values your contribution and shares in the results in a tangible and meaningful way, we'd like to talk with you.  Company growth provides new avenues for career growth, as seen in the multitude of talented employee-owners that have taken advantage of the opportunities presented to them at Bimba.  In exchange for your efforts, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package, along with an ownership stake in the company.

If you want to be part of our innovative, forward thinking team, and see a match to your skills and our needs, please visit the Job Opportunities section. 

IT Intern (Part Time, Temporary)

We are looking for a world-class IT intern to join our team.

Bimba Manufacturing Company, a 100% employee-owned company, is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation, fluid power, and motion control technology, headquartered 30 miles south of Chicago, IL.  Specializing in providing cutting-edge solutions to engineering challenges, Bimba strives to deliver superior customer satisfaction through outstanding service, quality, and value. This is a paid internship opportunity working approximately 25 hours per week.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Working alongside the Bimba Help Desk Analysts in support of IT services operations in the office and plant
  • Answer incoming calls and assist End Users with IT-related problems they may be having
  • Assist with Office 365 installation and troubleshooting
  • Open help desk tickets for incidents/problems that may be related to infrastructure, applications, and PC/printer-related issues, or any other IT-related issues that may occur
  • Installation of PC/laptop operating systems, including Windows 7, Windows 10, and Mac OS
  • Troubleshoot PC/laptops
  • Install and troubleshoot printer hardware and change printer toner cartridges when needed
  • Update and close Help Desk tickets of problems that have been resolved
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree program, IT preferred
  • Microsoft Office experience (preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills

 

CAD Designer

Bimba Manufacturing Company which is a 100% employee-owned company. Bimba Manufacturing Company is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation, fluid power, and motion control technology, headquartered 30 miles south of Chicago, IL. Specializing in providing cutting-edge solutions to engineering challenges, Bimba strives to deliver superior customer satisfaction through outstanding service, quality, and value. An excellent compensation and benefits package is offered, including annual stock grants.

We are looking for a world class CAD Designer to join our team.  This individual will perform duties to provide design/drafting support to the Engineering Department in the development and revision of the company product lines and custom products to meet customer requirements.

The CAD Designer responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for performing complex design assignments from rough sketches, schematics, and verbal instructions using Computer Aided Design (CAD) equipment. 
  • Acts as liaison with other internal departments affected by design development. 
  • Trains, instructs, and provides technical guidance to employees within engineering. 
  • Requires the ability to apply advanced drafting techniques, and knowledge of practical, mechanical, and fabrication problems.   
  • Check & release low level orders and EC’s (special rod ends, logos, lubes, etc…) 
  • Assist Engineering Coordinator when workload is high or resources are low. 
  • Manage company web models by coordinating with external consultants and validation of work. 
  • Assist customer service on web and/or CAD related inquiries.  
  • Create and maintain ERP configurators for standard product.  
  • Order processing. Clarify any incomplete, conflicting, and/or inaccurate information with the appropriate person.
  • Preparing assembly and detail drawings from engineer instructions or mark-ups, perform pre-approved revisions to existing product detail and assembly drawings, and perform layout drafting.
  • Design of special products that are simple deviations of standard catalog options under engineering guidance/supervision.
  • Utilizes knowledge and abilities to work on assignments that are non-routine in nature and where no established procedures may exist.  Participates in research for material and product selection. 
  • Verifies completed work, checking dimensions, tolerances, assembly functionality, prepares drawings, product documentation, specifications, materials to be used, and quantities. 
  • Make calculations as required using charted or tabulated data.
  • Prepare bill of materials for all finished goods and component parts.

 

Requirements: 

  • Completion of the Bimba CAD Designer Apprentice Program, or Associates’ degree with mechanical design focus and 5 years of drafting/design experience using SolidWorks. 
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks and AutoCAD a must (candidates are required to take a drawing visualization test).
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent office computer proficiency within Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Personal traits should include self-motivated, requiring minimal supervision, multi-tasker, and organized
  • Ability to interact successfully with all levels of staff and work as a team member with clients and vendors.
  • Open to change; receptive to new ideas and concepts.
  • Detail oriented and capable of learning new concepts and ideas in a timely manner.
  • Ability to perform simple FEA analysis and create/manage extensive SolidWorks design tables in Excel a plus.

 

Preferences:

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance training
  • Knowledge of document control systems
  • Machine and tooling background
  • Ability to perform simple FEA analysis and create/manage extensive SolidWorks design tables in Excel a plus.
  • 10 years of drafting/design work experience using SolidWorks in a manufacturing environment, with a strong design focus.
  • Basic knowledge of Boolean logic and computer programming (candidates are required to take a logic test).

 

Business Analyst

Bimba Manufacturing Company which is a 100% employee-owned company. Bimba Manufacturing Company is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation, fluid power, and motion control technology, headquartered 30 miles south of Chicago, IL. Specializing in providing cutting-edge solutions to engineering challenges, Bimba strives to deliver superior customer satisfaction through outstanding service, quality, and value. An excellent compensation and benefits package is offered, including annual stock grants.

We are looking for a world class Business Analyst to join our team.  The Business Analyst responsibilities include:

  • Provide IT support for Oracle E-Business Suite and other business applications
  • Assist project manager/supervisor in analyzing user requirements, defining programming specifications, and ensuring specifications are satisfied.
  • Build, test, and implement new and/or modifications to business applications.
  • Assist in defining direction of computing resources to meet future business requirements.
  • Identify and evaluate potential software/hardware tools for applicability in current environment as needed.
  • Inject new ideas and different approaches toward solving problems.
  • Efforts will be focused on process improvements in the user areas to improve the use of current tools or implement new productivity enhancements.

 

Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate degree in Business, or Computer Science.
  • Four plus years of experience in Manufacturing environment with demonstrated exposure/experience in multiple functional areas; Accounting, Inventory, Scheduling, and Distribution.
  • 2-4 years of Oracle E-business suite working experience.
  • Midrange and/or Local Area Network experience required.
  • Package software evaluation, installation, and integration.  Exposure and experience with a package(s) software solution a plus.
  • Familiarity in the selection and use of desktop productivity solutions (i.e. E-mail, Electronic Work Group, Analytical Tools).
  • Demonstrated project management skills specifically in the definition and execution of tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability in defining and solving customer needs.
  • Work well in a team environment.
  • Good communication skills and professional attitude.
  • Supports and facilitates change.
  • Proficient in personal computer and/or LAN configuration, usage and application development.
  • Working knowledge of a programming language a plus.
  • MRP or Financial application(s) exposure required.

     

    Marketing Analyst

    Bimba Manufacturing Company which is a 100% employee-owned company. Bimba Manufacturing Company is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation, fluid power, and motion control technology, headquartered 30 miles south of Chicago, IL. Specializing in providing cutting-edge solutions to engineering challenges, Bimba strives to deliver superior customer satisfaction through outstanding service, quality, and value. An excellent compensation and benefits package is offered, including annual stock grants.

    We are looking for a world class Marketing Analyst to join our team.  The Marketing Analyst is accountable for developing, maintaining and updating marketing collateral, both print and digital, and to promote all products available from the Bimba Enterprise.

    The Marketing Analyst responsibilities include:

    • Maintain, develop, and create marketing collateral including catalogs, brochures, e-blasts, etc.
    • Website maintenance, development of new pages, improving the user experience
    • Assure current content of internet and social media sites
    • Develop demand generation initiatives including webinars, presentations, demonstrations and target customer lists
    • Execution of go-to-market plans and tactics
    • Work closely with Product Marketing Managers in support of overall objectives
    • Conduct competitive analysis to refine company positioning, product messaging and sales tools/collateral
    • Creative and Technical writing
    • Trade Show logistics/management 
    • Lead management

     

    Requirements: 

    • Associate’s Degree in Marketing (Bachelor’s preferred but not required)
    • Competency in Microsoft Office:
      • Access 
      • Outlook 
      • Word 
      • Excel 
      • PowerPoint
    • Adobe Creative Cloud competence in:
      • InDesign
      • Photoshop
      • Dreamweaver
    • Effective communication skills (written, oral, listening). Ability to manage communications with internal and external customers in a professional manner.
    • Ability to proactively engage customers.
    • Strong analytical skills
    • 10% or less travel required

       

      Customer Service Representative - Plymouth, MN

      Bimba Manufacturing Company is a 100% employee-owned company that is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation, fluid power, and motion control technology, headquartered 30 miles south of Chicago, IL.  This position will be based at our subsidiary, Pneumadyne located in Plymouth, MN. 

      Pneumadyne is recognized around the world for designing and manufacturing high quality directional valves, pneumatic fittings and manifolds for use in a wide variety of industries.  Over the years, Pneumadyne has grown from a manufacturer of miniature pneumatic valves to a designer and manufacturer of pneumatic system solutions.  Providing products, whether they are standard or custom, which solve problems and exceed customer expectations continues to be our goal.  Visit us at www.pneumadyne.com

      We are currently seeking a Customer Service Representative.  We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, including annual stock grants.

      Summary:

      To provide verbal, written or electronic mail responses to Customers regarding the company’s products and services. Makes quotations on standard items, enters orders, and relays pertinent information to Customers regarding product information, stock availability and order expedites. Works with other departments in handling purchase orders and production matters to provide service to Customers. Maintains Customer account information regarding invoices, credit memos and address changes as required by the Accounting Department.

      Duties:

      • Receives inquires via telephone, FAX or electronic mail about the company’s products and services. Requests may include: price quotations, purchase orders, order changes, adjustments, cancellations and returns.
      • Uses Epicor to retrieve Customer information, stock status information, status of purchase order and to make changes on Customer purchase orders.
      • Follow up on inquiries by working closely with expeditor in Production Control and Purchasing regarding deliveries of scheduled shipments.
      • Helps Customer determine product numbers of standard catalog items.
      • Make price quotations immediately by phone on standard catalog items. Prepare quotations on items not contained in price book and/or forwards to the Customer Service Coordinator for preparation of quotations.
      • Maintains files of active orders and posts activity such as change notices, scheduling changes and partial shipments.
      • Prepares and processes original sales order, copies of invoice and return goods authorization for credit or debit to be issued.
      • Prepares and processes daily invoices for customer shipments.
      • Distribution of daily invoices and acknowledgements via the Epicor APM Printer Module.
      • Processes incoming mail and/or data in a timely manner.
      • Performs other duties as assigned (primarily in the area of assistance to all other clerical and administrative personnel).


      Qualifications:

      • High school diploma or equivalent required.
      • General office skills, including proficiency with keyboarding and word processing, multi-line phone systems, fax, copy machines and alpha-numeric filing.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
      • Ability to multi-task through time management and organizational skills to follow through on customer requests for information and other daily responsibilities.
      • Experience in Customer Service and bookkeeping helpful.
      • Two year post-secondary education or related experience preferred.

       

      TRD Machinist IV

      Bimba Manufacturing Company, a 100% employee-owned company, is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation, fluid power, and motion control technology, headquartered 30 miles south of Chicago, IL. This position will be based at our subsidiary, TRD Manufacturing, Inc. in Machesney Park, IL.

      TRD Manufacturing is located in Machesney Park, IL. TRD Manufacturing provides pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders that are recognized for their durability, high-quality construction and long-lasting performance. TRD maintains an industry leading delivery schedule, able to ship most products in 2 to 3 days. Each cylinder is made to order with the highest quality components, and all product lines have a wide variety of options and modifications available. Visit us at www.trdmfg.com .  We are currently seeking a Machinist IV.  We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, including annual stock grants.

      SUMMARY:

      May work from blueprints, sketches, work orders, charts and verbal instructions to program, set up and operate various machine tools, work cells and/or CNC work centers to fabricate a wide array of component parts (standard, special, sample) of above average to complex variety. Performs advanced setup operations, adjusts and checks out programming and operates numerically controlled machine tools to perform a complex series of progressive machining operations. Needs broad knowledge of machining techniques and/or programming.

      DUTIES:

      • Work from blueprints, samples, work orders and instructions Install and adjust various types of tooling and fixtures in the work centers.
      • Calculate and write programs for CNC work centers, to fabricate component parts to stated engineering specifications.
      • Works independently to troubleshoot and resolve problems concerning machining operations, tools, materials and CNC programs.
      • Perform secondary machining operations on component parts as required.
      • Perform detailed analysis of the component parts configuration/dimensions to determine the most efficient machining operations required for production.
      • Determine work center to be utilized and operating sequences in order to machine component parts, which are of above average to complex configurations.
      • Insert computer programs into CNC work centers, set and adjust machine speeds and feeds, modify programs and document changes as required.
      • Install and adjust tooling into all work centers.
      • Process first piece through initial run, analyzing and making critical adjustments to tooling, programs and process parameters of work center.
      • Operate and monitor work centers to perform progressive turning, boring, drilling, tapping and reaming operations, which are above average complexity to produce stated quantities of component parts for production runs.
      • Monitor ongoing operation through machine cycle, load and unload work centers as necessary.
      • Pull the required tooling and raw materials for the machining of modified component parts.
      • Fabricate simple holding fixtures as required for machining operations.
      • Inspect parts for stated dimensions and surface imperfections for production runs.
      • Modify cutting tools as necessary.
      • Prepare the required paperwork and place completed work in a designated location.
      • Works with engineering and supervisory personnel to troubleshoot and resolve design, equipment and operating difficulties.
      • Perform preventative maintenance duties as scheduled by maintenance department.
      • Assist training of lower level machinists, answering work questions, resolving operating difficulties and reviewing completed work assignments.

      QUALIFICATIONS:

      Requirements

      • Minimum of seven (7) years CNC experience and/or ten (10) years machining experience.
      • Broad knowledge of machining techniques to performs advanced setup operations.
      • Works independently to troubleshoot and resolve problems concerning machining operations, tools and CNC Programs.
      • Proficient in the use of cuttings tools & measuring equipment.
      • Read & understand blueprint drawings.
      • Experience training lower level machinists.

      Preferences

      • Has received formal training in areas of: 
        • Machining
        • CNC Programming
        • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
      • Cutting tool fabrication experience.

       

      Mead Production Planner

      Bimba Manufacturing Company, a 100% employee-owned company, is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation, fluid power, and motion control technology, headquartered 30 miles south of Chicago, IL. This position will be based at our subsidiary, TRD Manufacturing, Inc. in Machesney Park, IL.

      Mead has over 75 years of experience in the fluid power market. Mead has long been a leader in the development of the pneumatic components that shape our industry today, from pneumatic actuators to air presses.  Visit us at www.mead-usa.com.  We are currently seeking a Production Planner.  We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, including annual stock grants.

      SUMMARY:

      Perform duties to schedule and regulate production activities for an assigned company division.

       

      DUTIES:

      • *Analyze requirements to manufacture a wide variety of component parts and/or assembled products based upon multiple factors.
      • *Review daily MRP reports.
      • *Generate purchase orders based on demand and distribute to vendors.
      • *Expediting or rescheduling purchase orders.
      • *Plan and establish production schedules for the division to achieve customer delivery requirements for product.
      • *Ensure proper lead times, quantities, work center capacity, loads and effective utilization for scheduled production.
      • *Initiate and release shop orders to the manufacturing/assembly areas of the division.
      • *Track and monitor scheduling performance taking the necessary follow-ups.
      • *Investigate and resolve various types of problems affecting scheduling activities for the division.
      • *Expedite, cancel and implement changes to orders for scheduled production.
      • *Review customer orders that are pending taking the necessary action.
      • *Communicate production-scheduling requirements for materials and supplies inter-divisionally.
      • *Work closely with and provide liaison to personnel from customer service, manufacturing, purchasing, accounting and production scheduling to carry out the job responsibilities.
      • *Review cycle counting results. Investigate/resolve discrepancies.
      • Update and maintain the computer database.
      • Prepare the required paperwork and reports.
      • Regulate component inventory.
      • Assign work to employees utilizing available equipment and personnel in an efficient manner to meet planned schedules involving the application of capacity planning methods.
      • Monitor ongoing operation of workcenters to maintain the flow of work in the department.
      • Prepare the required production and scheduling paperwork for the department.

      *Denotes an essential function of the job.

      QUALIFICATIONS:

      Requirements

      • High school diploma or equivalent
      • 5+ years or previous scheduling and inventory control experience
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
      • Ability to work independently and as a team player with solid decision making skills
      • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities while still meeting deadlines and due dates
      • Detail orientated, excellent organizational and time management skills

      Preferences

      • MRPII experience (Oracle or SAP preferred)
      • APICS Certification
      • Purchasing experience
      • Experience with lean manufacturing and continuous improvement

       

      Use a computer terminal, personal computer, calculator and other common office equipment.

      Perform other related duties as assigned.

       

      CNC Programmer / Operator (Medway, MA)

      Bimba Manufacturing Company is a 100% employee-owned company that is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation, fluid power, and motion control technology, headquartered 30 miles south of Chicago, IL. This position will be based at our subsidiary, Vaccon in Medway, MA.  An excellent compensation and benefits package is offered, including annual stock grants.

      Vaccon products are installed in thousands of industrial vacuum applications around the world. From packaging to robotics to semiconductors, Vaccon’s innovative solutions have increased productivity and lowered costs everywhere they are used. All Vaccon pumps are designed to operate in most any environment without filters and never lose suction. Their simple, no-moving-parts design means they never wear out, never clog, and their completely maintenance-free operation provides high productivity. 

      We are looking for a world class CNC Programmer/ Operator to join our team.

       

      SUMMARY:

      Works from blueprints, sketches, work orders, charts and verbal instructions to program, set up and operate various machine tools, work cells and/or CNC work centers to fabricate a wide array of component parts (standard, special, sample) of above average to complex variety. Performs advanced setup operations, adjusts and checks out programming and operates numerically controlled machine tools to perform a complex series of progressive machining operations. Needs broad knowledge of machining techniques and/or programming.

      DUTIES:

      • Work from blueprints, samples, work orders and instruction, install and adjust various types of tooling and fixtures in the work centers
      • Calculate and write programs for CNC work centers to fabricate component parts to stated engineering specifications
      • Works independently to troubleshoot and resolve problems concerning machining operations, tools, materials and CNC programs
      • Perform secondary machining operations on component parts as required
      • Perform detailed analysis of the component parts configuration/dimensions to determine the most efficient machining operations required for production
      • Insert computer programs into CNC work centers, set and adjust machine speeds and feeds, modify programs and document changes as required
      • Process first piece through initial run, analyzing and making critical adjustments to tooling, programs and process parameters of work center
      • Operate and monitor work centers to perform progressive turning, boring, drilling, tapping and reaming operations
      • Fabricate simple holding fixtures as required for machining operations
      • Inspect parts for stated dimensions and surface imperfections for production runs
      • Works with engineering and supervisory personnel to troubleshoot and resolve design, equipment and operating difficulties
      • Perform preventative maintenance duties as scheduled by maintenance department
      • Assist training of lower level machinists, answering work questions, resolving operating difficulties and reviewing completed work assignments

       

      QUALIFICATIONS:

      Requirements:

      • Minimum of seven (7) years CNC experience and/or ten (10) years machining experience
      • Broad knowledge of machining techniques to perform advanced setup operations
      • Works independently to troubleshoot and resolve problems concerning machining operations, tools and CNC programs
      • Proficient in the use of cutting tools & measuring equipment
      • Read & understand blueprint drawings
      • Experience training lower level machinists

      Preferences:

      • Formal training in areas of: Machining, CNC Programming, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
      • Cutting tool fabrication experience

       

      Health Insurance
      Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Medical Plan.  Medical plan is offered at low cost to all eligible employee-owners.  We offer a wide network of providers, at approximately 80% coverage of expenses, with 100% paid after meeting plan out-of-pocket maximums.  Our health insurance benefit also includes a prescription drug plan.

      Dental Insurance
      Choice of two dental options are offered:
      Network Plan Option – Employee chooses a general dentist from a list of participating dentist.
      Out of Network Plan Option – Covered services can be obtained from any licensed dentist.

      Sick or Personal Days
      Prorated after one year based on hire date.  In subsequent years, 40 hours per year.

      Holidays
      Nine paid holidays annually.

      Family Medical Leave       
      Employee-owners are eligible for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in the event of a personal or family medical emergency.

      Wellness / Date of Hire
      Free periodic blood pressure checkups, free annual health screens and flu shots.

      Vision
      Annual eye exams for employees and their families are available through VSP.

      Safety Eyewear
      Prescription safety glasses are fully paid by the company for employees required to wear safety eyewear on the job. 

      Employee Assistance Program
      A confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all employee-owners.  This service is for employee-owners or their dependents that experience personal problems and want to meet with a professional counselor.

      Flexible Spending Account
      We offer two Flexible Spending Accounts that allow you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible dependent care or eligible healthcare expenses not paid by a healthcare plan.

      Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
      These plans replace 60% of the employee’s income if unable to work due to disability, within plan limits.

      Basic Life Insurance
      Employees are offered life insurance, in amounts from $25,000 to $50,000, depending on salary.  This benefit is paid for by the company.  Employees have the option to purchase additional insurance.

      Tuition Reimbursement Program
      Reimburse for tuition and books for approved courses after receiving a C or better (or pass in case of pass/fail):  reimbursement is 95% when grade is A, 85% when grade is B, 75% when grade is C or pass (for pass/fail).

      Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
      Participants receive annual contributions of Bimba stock ranging from 10-25% of annual earnings.

      Bimba Manufacturing Company provides equal employment opportunity to all employee-owners and job applicants regardless of age, color, disability, national origin, race, sex, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, in accordance with federal law.  We also comply with all state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment at our facilities.

      Bimba Manufacturing Company believes that a diverse work force is one of its greatest potential strengths.  We are committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting a full spectrum of people.

      We believe that people who bring different backgrounds and points of view to our workplace serve us best in our goal of becoming the undisputed leader in our field.

      Bimba will make reasonable accommodations for qualified candidates with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

      At Bimba, we are focused on hiring the best talent.  People work hard, and are compensated accordingly.  We offer competitive base pay, through pay ranges that are analyzed against the salary market annually and adjusted accordingly, to ensure that our plan reflects current pay trends.  In addition to base pay, we have an annual incentive bonus program, along with awards of Bimba stock, as each person is more than just an employee, they are an owner in the company.  These pay benefits, coupled with a strong benefits package, keeps us in the forefront regarding total compensation rewards.

      Quality, innovation, and strong customer service are critical to our success, and those goals cannot be met without constant focus on employee development. Initiatives such as Bimba School, which focuses on technical training; our practice of moving successful front line performers to leadership roles; cross-training; and strong support of the use of our tuition reimbursement program have been hallmarks of our success.

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