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

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

Employment Opportunities


Currently, we are seeking an Outsource Manufacturing Engineer for our facility located in Dusseldorf, Germany.  This position acts as the key technical interface between GKE and our outsource manufacturing vendors.  While stationed out of Dusseldorf, the position requires substantial travel to our outsource partner locations currently in Italy, the UK, Germany and Slovakia.  This position negotiates contracts to build our equipment and then oversees the work is done to our manufacturing specifications.  On-time shipments of our products are a key to our success and this position is heavily affected by these delivery dates. 

The ideal candidates will possess:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.
    • Minimum of ten years of work related experience, minimum of five years within GK.  Welding and equipment assembly experience a must.
    • Proven management skills.
    • Previous documented project management skills.
    • An effective negotiator.
    • Working knowledge of Autodesk AutoCAD/Inventor.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft office products, especially Excel.
    • Outstanding English capabilities- verbal and written.
    • Must have the ability to travel extensively to outsourcing partners to manage the production of our equipment.
    • Multiple languages a plus.



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.



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.