Pre-Employment Application

Conveyor Fabrication / Assembly Tech
Downers Grove, IL  60515


 Industrial Kinetics, a conveyor manufacturer and systems supplier, is looking for experienced, hardworking people who would like to join our team for the long term. We have plans in place to grow our company and need more people to make this happen. To meet our goals we must have a great team of qualified, satisfied employees who want to work every day.
To the qualified candidate we offer:
  • Highly competitive wages commensurate with experience
  • Health insurance
  • Optional Dental and Disability insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Enrollment in 401K with a company match
  • Bonus potential
  • Excellent opportunity for growth

To attain our goals we are looking to hire for the following position:

Conveyor Fabrication & Assembly Technician - The primary purpose of the job is to mechanically fabricate and assemble special conveyor equipment for the food, commercial, industrial, warehouse and automation industries. Conveyor assemblies may range from simple weldments to complex and precision assemblies including sheet metal, power transmission, pneumatics, and specialty components. Fabricators may work alone or as part of a team.
Job Duties Include:
A successful candidate for this position will possess the following skillsets:
  • Baseline pneumatic, electrical, and hydraulic experience is a must.
  • Experienced in MIG and/or TIG welding of mild and stainless steels.
  • Must have the ability to work unsupervised to a dead line and have the ability to work from blueprints and schematics.
  • 3+ years of conveyor or similar machine building experience required.
  • Should be able to layout parts from blueprints, setup and use shop fabrication equipment to make parts from scratch. Shop equipment can include; shears, ironworkers, drills, mills, saws and welders among others.
  • Use hand and power tools to assemble and test conveyor equipment per specifications.
Specific Skill Requirements and Essential Job Functions
This position requires a high school degree or equivalent. An advanced education and/or training may be required in specialization (e.g. welding). Experience in job shop sheet metal fabrication is vital. Prior experience in Package and Unit Handling conveyor equipment or custom machine building is a plus.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following core competencies:
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and accepts constructive criticism/feedback and changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts effectively in verbal and written form, exhibits good listening and comprehension, and keeps others informed and uses appropriate communication methods.
Dependability - Responds to requests for service and assistance, follows instruction and responds to management direction, takes responsibility for own actions and doing the best job possible, keeps commitments, and maintains reliable attendance.
Initiative - Sets and achieves challenging goals, demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles, measures self against standard of excellence, recognizes and acts on opportunities, and takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, and puts success of team above own interests.
Work Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, displays commitment to excellence, looks for ways to improve and promote quality, applies feedback to improve performance, and monitors own work to ensure quality.
Safety – You observe safety and security procedures, you determine appropriate action beyond guidelines, you use equipment and materials properly, and you report potentially unsafe conditions.

For 40 years we’ve been applying our resources and experience to the creation of innovative material handling concepts that make a quantifiable difference to our clients’ bottom lines. We are located in a great west-suburban location close to major highways and public transportation. To learn more about us, please visit our website (but no direct inquiries please; only online applications will be considered): 

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