Employment Opportunities

General Kinematics has been the world leader in the design and manufacturing of specialized vibratory equipment for more than 50 years. General Kinematics differentiates itself from it competitors by offering custom engineered solutions created to solve customer specific process requirements. Since our inception we have established a reputation for providing high quality equipment and components that provide customers with the value they need to remain competitive. General Kinematics has created innovative technologies and products that meet our customers’ needs all by bringing out the best in our employees. We have the culture, values, opportunities and challenging work that makes a job a career.

We offer a team environment along with a competitive benefit package.

Contact Information


For consideration please send resume, including salary requirements, to:
Recruiting@generalkinematics.com

Please reference job title in your subject line.

Human Resources
5050 Rickert Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Ph: No phone calls, please
Fax: 815-455-2285
E-mail: recruiting@generalkinematics.com
EOE/M/F/H/V

Employment Opportunities


PURCHASING AGENT

Currently, we are seeking a Purchasing Agent for our facility located in Crystal Lake.  This position is responsible for the procurement and expediting of all component parts and raw materials used in the fabrication of the Company’s equipment. This position will coordinate the activities of vendors to facilitate a smooth work flow meeting production schedule requirements.  Additionally, this position requires working within a team environment with other areas such as Engineering, Sales and Manufacturing.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Five (5) years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience working with suppliers including price negotiations and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Experience in analyzing quotes and conducting value analysis for strategic souring decisions.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Proficient computer skills required, including prior work experience with ERP system.
  • Ability to work quickly, logically and accurately under pressure.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • A dedicated and hard worker with a healthy, positive attitude toward individual, team and company goals.

 

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER 

Currently, we are seeking Regional Sales Manager for our facility located in Crystal Lake.  The Regional Sales Manager position is a key strategic position within GK’s sales organization, responsible for all aspects of the Company’s sales, marketing and product management functions. Primary responsibilities include developing, coordinating and implementing the strategic and tactical plan for the sales, marketing, product management and sales representative development functions of the Company.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering is preferred.
  • 5-7 years of capital equipment/process sales experience.
  • Vibratory and Foundry knowledge a plus.
  • Prior corporate/key account management experience.
  • Must have strong presentation and negotiation skills, balanced with excellent customer management capabilities.
  • Entrepreneurial spirited, solution minded, quick learner who has ability to drive business.
  • Capacity to think strategically and prioritize sales and business development activities with minimal supervision in his/her region.
  • Ability to work with and lead the territory independent manufacturer representatives.
  • Working knowledge of CAD is required (3D capability is not a requirement).
  • A dedicated and highly motivated worker with a positive toward individual, team and company goals.

 

REGIONAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Currently, we are seeking Regional Sales Representative for our facility located in Crystal Lake. Primary responsibilities include implementing the strategic and tactical plan for the sales, marketing, product management and sales representative development functions of the Company.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering is preferred.
  • 5-7 years of capital equipment/process sales experience.
  • Vibratory and Foundry knowledge a plus.
  • Must have strong presentation and negotiation skills, balanced with excellent customer management capabilities.
  • Entrepreneurial spirited, solution minded, quick learner who has ability to drive business.
  • Working knowledge of CAD is required (3D capability is not a requirement).
  • A dedicated and highly motivated worker with a positive toward individual, team and company goals.

 

FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Currently, we are seeking Field Service Technicians for our facility located in Crystal Lake, IL and for our office in Wuppertal, Germany.  Responsibilities include supervision of installation, supervision of fabrication, test and tune of equipment, startup & commissioning, modification and troubleshooting of the equipment and Component part sales.  This position requires weekend availability and extensive worldwide travel.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology or equivalent.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office products.
  • Flexible to meet traveling needs as dictated by customers.
  • Ability to work quickly, logically and accurately under pressure.
  • A dedicated and hard worker with a healthy, positive attitude toward individual, team and company goals.

 

DESIGN ENGINEER

Currently, we are seeking Design Engineers for our facility located in Crystal Lake.  Responsibilities include design engineering development for production of vibratory process equipment.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Technical Engineering
  • 1-3 years’ experience
  • Working knowledge of 3D CAD systems required, preferably Inventor.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work quickly, logically and accurately under pressure.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • A dedicated and hard worker with a healthy, positive attitude toward individual, team and company goals.