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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

 

Quality Assurance Inspector

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 Quality Assurance Inspector to join our team in our quality department. This individual will perform duties to provide timely inspection, delivery and distribution of incoming components, raw materials and final product to storage or to designated departments.

The Quality Assurance Inspector responsibilities include:

  • Review purchase order and/or work order report to determine product received from vendors internal/external suppliers, call up related part specification from computer files and catalog, locate parts in designated area and match with paper work to ensure proper part was received.
  • Pull proper number of sample parts from production run and/or shipment according to plan and inspect parts to ensure dimensions meet Part specification (print, engineering standards, and catalog specification) and check for material defects.
  • Write up acceptance or reject tag as necessary, place tag with material, enter required data into the computer system and fill related material certifications.
  • Provide liaison to production schedules and manufacturing personnel to expedite turnaround of received parts into inventory.
  • Work with receiving, inventory and scheduling personnel to assure expedient turnaround of received parts into inventory.
  • Work closely with the production/purchasing department in the identification of nonconforming product. Assure that the subsequent disposition and resolution is completed in a timely manner.
  • Investigate and resolve questions involving the status of any received or inspected component/raw material.
  • Prepare and deliver paperwork accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the division's instrumentation is properly calibrated as scheduled.
  • Enter and maintain inspection information into the computer database.
  • Assist division management in the training and education of divisional employees in the Bimba Quality System and proper use of a variety of precision inspection tools.
  • Work with suppliers (internal/external) on site as necessary, to assist production/purchasing department to resolve various quality related problems.
  • Work with divisional quality technicians in the disposition of inventoried materials.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience using a wide variety of measuring instruments, such as:  micrometers, calipers, comparators (optical), Rockwell Hardness Tester, plug gages, thread gages, and profilometers. (Applicants will be tested).
  • Basic knowledge and use of personal computer, including Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.

    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.

     

    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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