Careers at Switchcraft
Jumpstart your career at Switchcraft.

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.

Sustaining Engineer

We are seeking an individual for the Sustaining Engineering Group. Job responsibilities for this entry level position include; Production support, Customer Service support, Engineering Change Order generation and implementation, quoting and releasing new products based on the existing product line. BSME, BSEE or BSET required. Experience with electro-mechanical assemblies, plastic injection molding, sheet metal, screw machine and die cast parts is a plus. Experience with SolidWorks and MS Office suite software is required.
Electroplating Department Supervisor

The Electroplating Department Supervisor is responsible for safety, regulatory compliance, production and improvement of a captive copper/nickel electroplating department in our Chicago facility (near Jefferson Park). Facility accessible to two train lines and bus service. Among other responsibilities, the Electroplating Department Supervisor is expected to:

• Implement and maintain systems for ensuring the safety of workers in the area
• Train workers in chemical safety procedures and use of protective gear
• Revise and maintain chemical spill emergency procedures
• Supervise 10 employees in the department to fulfill production and productivity requirements
• Monitor and control the quality of the chemistry used in the plating baths
• Monitor and improve the quality of goods produced by the department
• Maintain and improve the effectiveness of the wastewater treatment plant
• Work with regulatory agencies to comply with all applicable effluent and emissions requirements
• Work with engineering department to define and implement custom finishes as needed for new products

This position is a good opportunity for a lab technician or plating quality technician to move up and take on departmental supervisory management responsibilities.

The Electroplating Department Supervisor will be selected based on the following criteria:

• Previous experience in electroplating required. Experience with copper cyanide and acid nickel chemistries preferred. Experience with barrel and rack plating methods preferred.
• Previous lab experience preferred. Candidates must be familiar with Hull Cell testing, titration, and acid/base chemistry.
• BS or AS in Chemistry or Environmental Science preferred.
• Previous experience with automated waste treatment systems preferred.
• Previous supervision experience preferred.
• Must be able to wear protective gear, including respirator, for extended periods of time.
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs on a daily basis.
• Candidates with good oral and written communications skills preferred.

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 are conveniently located on the northwest side of Chicago.
Switchcraft is currently looking for a Maintenance Mechanic. This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of manual, semi-automatic and fully automated production equipment using hand tools, power tools, and precision-measuring and testing instruments. Candidate must have the ability to set up and operate lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts. Position requires both mechanical aptitude and electrical experience. We are looking for an individual who will be a self starter and be able to work with minimal supervision and adhere to safety rules.
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.

Minimum of 5 years experience
Requires knowledge and use of basic measuring equipment such as rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
Requires electrical experience.
Requires machine shop skills
Requires ability to read technical and electrical drawings.

Switchcraft is an equal opportunity employer

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