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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. 

R&D Staff Engineer II

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 R&D Staff Engineer II to join our team.  The R&D Staff Engineer II supports R&D and CAE in a variety of processes, test & design assignments.  The overall position objective will be to continuously improve the operation, efficiency, and readiness level of the Test Room, Model Shop and Tool Room, as well as determining the functionality of new specials standard products.  Additional responsibility will to become the “touchpoint” between Engineering & Manufacturing in our adoption of Model Based Enterprise (MBE) efforts. 

The R&D Staff Engineer II responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership to the Model Shop. 
  • Assist in the creation & implementation of MBE initiatives. 
  • Lead the deployment and support of CAMWorks, as our preferred CAMing Solution. 
  • Assume responsibility for life, performance, safety, environmental & regulatory testing in support of R&D and the New Product Development Process.  This will include tests conducted at Bimba, as well as those commissioned at commercial test laboratories. 
  • Run and monitor performance testing on new products, as required to validate designs.
  • Schedule and manage all tests in process & provide detailed tests reports and/or updates. 
  • Assist in the development of new processes required to manufacture new products and transition these processes into manufacturing.
  • Assist in the development of assembly techniques required to assemble & test new products, offer training to assembly personnel on these techniques and define work instructions. 
  • Design and document special purpose manufacturing & test equipment, fixtures and tooling as required.  Documentation will include SolidWorks components & assemblies, MTD (Tool Design) files & database, and Agile tooling items. 
  • Evaluate new actuator designs from a DFMA, safety and machinability perspective. 
  • Participate in design reviews for new 1st time specials, new products & assist in developing Project Plans. 
  • Schedule prototype components and assembly through various operations departments, so that their delivery meets corporate objectives.
  • Act as a liaison to Marketing, to provide them with show assets, demo cases & other marketing collateral.   

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Material Science- Metallurgy, Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical, Engineering
  • Advanced SolidWorks skills
  • Fluid Power Socierty (FPS) Pneumatic Specialist Certification (within the first year of employment), refer to this link
  • A minimum of 4 years machining experience. 
  • Effective communication skills (written, oral and listening)
  • Ability to apply principles of logical and scientific thinking to define complex problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions/recommendations. 
  • Able to successfully interpret an extensive variety of complex technical instructions in mathematical or illustrative form and work with information that is both abstract and variable.

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Physics, Materials Science- Metallurgy, Engineering or Business Administration
  • 5  years of related work experience in one of the following:  
    • In the Fluid Power industry
    • In a Testing Role
    • Designing equipment that uses pneumatic actuators
    • New Product Development (NPD)
    • Process Development
    • Assembly
    • Fixturing
    • Tool & Die Design
  • Experience with the following:  
    • LabVIEW Icon based Programming for Data Acquisition & Control
    • MS Project
    • CAMWorks
    • SolidWorks Inspection
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Lean Initiatives
    • Six Sigma
    • Mechatronics
    • Safety
    • Design for Manufacturability
    • Design for Assembly

 

Manufacturing Manager

Bimba Manufacturing is a 100% employee-owned company. We are 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 Manufacturing Manager to join our team.  This position is responsible for day-to-day operations of the assembly, shipping, packaging, and related functions for final product manufacturing. Position reports directly to the Director of Operations, leading the team of front line supervisors ultimately responsible for the work of well over 100 team members.  Will lead and direct the supervisor group in day-to-day problem identification and resolution.  Responsible for continuous improvement of operations, employing Lean concepts to assure optimal productivity and development of staff.  As a member of the management team, will work on the development and execution of the production strategic plan and budget.  Function as part of the general management team, working closely to coordinate a variety of efforts related to quality and component manufacturing.  Development of talent is critical, through fostering an environment where employees are valued, treated with dignity and where participation in problem solving includes all levels of employees.  Report generation and analysis of data from our Oracle ERP system is an important function of this position.

Requires a bachelor degree and at least 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, with at least 3 years of experience in leading and developing a team. Must be able to demonstration cross-functional knowledge, related to quality, Lean concepts, project and change management, preferably in a custom metal fabrication/machining/assembly environment. Microsoft Office and ERP system experience and/or strong comfort level in using technology to analyze and improve processes/cost management also required. Knowledge of cost saving techniques by set-up time reductions, cycle time reduction, scrap reduction a strong plus.

 

Customer Service Supervisor

Summary:

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 Customer Service Supervisor to join our team.  The Customer Service Supervisor supervises customer service staff who responds to customer’s questions, complaints, inquiries and orders for Bimba products and services.  Assist in the development of customer service policies and procedures which promote customer relations. Interprets and clarifies policies and procedures for customers and customer service representatives.  Investigates and resolves difficult and complex problems, non-routine customer complaints.  Handles major problems concerning service orders, adjustments or exchanges.

The Customer Service Supervisor responsibilities include:

    • Responsible for all documentation of procedures and policies.
    • Responsible for training and development of all customer service personnel.
    • Monitor and maintain the flow of work in the department and accommodate priority items.
    • Investigate and correct unusual customer problems and order delays.
    • Responsible for human resource management such as personnel record keeping, timesheets, performance evaluations, and consistent application of company policies.
    • Responsible for overall department schedules to ensure proper staffing.
    • Travel to distributor locations for follow-up, presentations or training.
    • Supervises customer service staff to effectively respond to customer’s questions, complaints, inquiries and ordering.  
    • Assist in conducting weekly departmental meetings.
    • Provides customer service phone statistics each week.
    • Provides phone coverage on Customer Service phones.
    • Perform project work as assigned.

       

      Requirements:

        • Eight or more years working experience in a related customer service business-to-business field plus three to five years supervisory/leader experience.
        • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written.
        • Strong problem solving skills to diffuse difficult customer situations along with projecting a positive cooperative attitude aimed at gaining customer confidence.
        • Ability to coordinate, organize and manage projects simultaneously.
        • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheets.
        • Fluid Power Industry experience a plus
        • Bachelor’s Degree 

           

          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.

             

            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.

             

            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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