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We are a progressive, technology-oriented company making advanced products for the industrial controls, professional audio, outdoor display, and lighting markets. Once you're an employee, you will find unlimited opportunities to exercise your creative and technical skills.

So come join our team! We're looking forward to working with you.

Below are the positions currently open. If you are interested in any of these career options, please email our Human Resources Manager at dzumsteg@switchcraft.com.


CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Switchcraft® is a U.S. manufacturer of connectors, jacks, plugs, molded cable assemblies, patchbays, and switches. Our products are used in a wide variety of industries including medical, GPS, process control, transportation, homeland security, broadcast and pro audio. We currently have an opening for an experienced Customer Service representative at our Chicago office.

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The Customer Service Representative is responsible for providing service and support to distributors, OEM customers and outside sales force. The position involves heavy phone and e-mail contact with customers. This individual interfaces with manufacturing, operations, engineering, and accounting in order to provide the highest level of service. Responsibilities of the position include quoting, order processing, expediting and some technical support. Technical/electronic background a plus



Requirements:

Minimum of 3 years customer service experience in manufacturing environment

The ability to handle multiple incoming calls and e-mails

The ability to multi-task and prioritize their work and time

Excellent Communication Skills both verbal and written

Excellent computer skills, Windows and Internet

MOLD MAKER

Job Overview: A Mold Maker will work with various journeymen building and repairing injection molds. This person will learn to use tool room equipment: saws, drill press, vertical mill, lathe, surface grinder, EDM equipment, CNC equipment, CNC programming, and oversee tool crib.

Responsibilities & Duties:
• Constructs piece parts or entire assemblies from sketches, verbal or blueprints
• Operates various hand and/or machine shop tools with high degree of precision to models and parts
• Works closely with designers or planning engineers, understands the design approach
• Adapts or develops designs intent into practical procedures
• Build die section and proto molds as required
• Document all tools
• All other duties as requested by supervisor

Essential Requirements:
• Vision acuity required
• 5 years of experience
• Must be able to follow simple instructions
• Attention to detail
• Basic math skills
• Blueprint reading (Required)
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds
• Machine Shop experience (Required)


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Facilities Manager

We are currently seeking an experienced Facilities Manager to oversee the building and machine maintenance at our 190,000 square foot Chicago location. The 24/7 facility houses stamping, molding, machining, and assembly operations. The Facilities Manager will be responsible for safety/security, building maintenance, HVAC, janitorial, and machine maintenance while supervising a department of six maintenance employees.
Responsibilities
• Maintain the physical plant to comply with all local and national safety and fire codes.
• Monitor, maintain and test fire sprinkler systems throughout the plant.
• Select, purchase, install and maintain infrastructure to support 24/7 production operations, including HVAC, compressed air, chilled water, city water, gas and electric utilities
• Interact with local emergency management organizations to plan and execute safety drills, arrange safe storage areas, and otherwise comply with building requirements.
• Participate in teams to reduce energy usage and water consumption.
• Submit purchase requisitions for all materials needed to maintain uptime goals in production.
• Supervise a team of maintenance mechanics to support production goals.
• Participate in teams to rearrange and activate new work cell layouts in the factory.
• Oversee the security system for employees, vehicles, parking areas, and building.
• Arrange and oversee external maintenance services, such as landscaping, snow removal, roofing, painting, brickwork, electrical, etc.
Requirements
1. High school graduation or GED or equivalent required
2. Ability to read and interpret building drawings is required
3. 5 years minimum of equipment maintenance experience in a factory setting required
4. Experience as a maintenance manager or facilities manager preferred
5. Associates degree or Bachelor’s degree preferred
6. Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
7. English language skills required
8. Knowledge of HVAC, boiler maintenance, and fire suppression systems preferred
9. Knowledge of programming various PLC’s through HMI’s is preferred
10. Previous experience in electrical work preferred


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Supervisor

Conxall, located in Villa Park, Illinois, is a manufacturer of custom designed connectors and cable assemblies. We supply highly engineered harsh environment cable assembly products to the industrial, agricultural, lighting, safety, outdoor recreation, and medical industries. We are currently looking for a Assistant Supervisor who would be responsible for the production, quality, and technical integrity of overmolded cable assemblies built in a work cell.
The Assistant Supervisor will monitor, guide, train, and coach up to 20 production line workers assigned to a work cell. Responsibilities include the set-up of fixtures and tabletop equipment necessary to make a diverse array of parts, checking all set-up dimensions per specification and filling out quality documentation during the shift. The Assistant Supervisor will work with the Quality and Industrial Engineering Departments to identify problems, provide feedback on design issues and respond rapidly to customer complaints. Duties also include assisting in the creation of accurate, understandable work instructions and drawings and working with other departments to produce prototype and sample parts. In addition, Assistant Supervisor documents all activities including scrap and re-work transactions in the tracking system. Interest in technical aspects of manufacturing required.

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This company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status.



Qualifications include:
High School diploma or GED is required/Post high school education preferred
Basic computer skills required
Bilingual (Vietnamese or Spanish) preferred
Knowledge of manufacturing processes, procedures, and machinery preferred
Previous leadership training or experience preferred
Tool & Die Maker

Job Overview:
A Tool & Die Maker completes a variety of task which may include the building or repairing of simple or progressive dies, fixtures, gages, assembly machines, and tools. Uses knowledge of Tool & Die making to follow verbal instructions, part specifications, tool designs and related requirements. May be requires to “troubleshoot” and understand piece part prints, die designs and related materials and specifications. Has knowledge in the use of toolroom equipment, which includes surface grinders, milling machines, jig borers, optical comparators, and hand tools. Inspects and verifies piece part specifications, tooling specifications, and related dimensional checks, using micrometers, Vernier calipers, dial indicators and surface plates, optical compactors, microscopes, and other related equipment. May be required to work under minimal supervision.

Responsibilities & Duties:
• Building and maintain dies
• Inspect machines
• Has knowledge of all toolroom equipment
• Will be required to troubleshoot when needed

Requirements:
• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
• Must be able to read die prints
• Must be able follow instructions given by team leader or supervisor
• Ability to work independently and within a team environment
• Vision acuity required
• Minimum of 5 years of experience
• General knowledge of dies
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds

EOE M/F/Disabled/Vet
This company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status.
Mold Machine Set-up

Job Overview:
A Mold Machine Set-up will work with the mold repair supervisor on moving molds. This person will set-up, operate 10 molding machines, and adjust injection mold machines used to mold plastic materials to specified shape.

Responsibilities & Duties:
• Molding Room helper 10 Injection Presses.
• feed hoppers 10 presses
• Must left 50 lbs.
• Mix resin.
• Un-jam presses.
• Sort plastic.
• Detail and rework plastic parts (small hand tools)
• Weight count plastic parts using dept. scale.
• Fill out proper paper work.
• Truck parts to inspection.

Requirements:
• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
• Must be able to read
• Must be able follow instructions given by team leader or supervisor
• Ability to work independently and within a team environment

Essential Requirements:
• Vision acuity required
• Strong Gripping capabilities
• Gripping with both hands required, fixtures, occasionally used to hold parts in place
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds

This job is located at our Villa Park Location

EOE M/F/Disabled/Vet
This company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status.

Switchcraft is an equal opportunity employer

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