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Careers at GAM

At GAM, our most important assets are our employees.  Our team members are customer centric, responsive, educated, and ethical in everything that they do.  They are treated like family, empowered to make decisions and are provided with a dynamic environment which allows for professional and personal growth.

GAM offers a compensation and benefits package that includes a competitive salary, bonus, choice of medical plans, company paid life insurance and disability plans, 401(k) and profit sharing plan, paid time off, holidays, flexible work schedule, business casual environment, and more.

Opportunities Currently Available:

Gearbox Assembler

GAM Enterprises is a manufacturer of mechanical products used in the Robotics and Factory Automation Industries.  We have a unique opportunity for a full-time Gearbox Assembler in Mount Prospect, IL.

If you are mechanically inclined and enjoy putting pieces together like figuring out how puzzle pieces fit together, then we want to hear from you.

In this role, assemble complete gearbox from components, as well as modify configurations of already assembled gearboxes.  The ideal candidate will be someone who has a mechanical aptitude for assembly and is able to follow work instructions. 

To be successful in this role, it is essential to be self-motivated, a team player who understands how your work impacts others, as well as wanting to help others when the need arises, focused to work in a fast-paced work environment, be detailed oriented and highly organized. GAM is a work environment where everyone contributes and makes a difference.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Our compensation package includes a competitive base salary, choice of 3 medical plans, vision, company paid dental, life insurance and disability plans, 401(k) with a match, paid time off, holidays, flexible work schedule, and more. Please apply now to start the next chapter in your career.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 to $20.00 per hour, along with potential monthly bonuses for achieving Production Team Goals.

If you are qualified and interested, please forward your resume to careers@gamweb.com

Please, no 3rd party contacts – candidates only.

CNC Machinist - Setup/Operator

About GAM Enterprises:

In business for more than 30 years, GAM manufactures precision mechanical components used in the Factory Automation Industry.  “GAM Can is our passion” where we live and breathe our core values of teamwork, being action-oriented, building long-term relationships, professionalism, and having fun.  We have an opportunity for a technically minded curious person to setup, operate, and correct malfunctions involving CNC machines or robots to machine (5-axis machining centers, mills, and lathes with live-tooling).   

What you will be doing:

  • Setup and prepare CNC machines for a job run. This includes setting up jobs through 1st piece inspection.
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings.
  • Work with the Manufacturing Engineer and the Production Supervisor to optimize CNC programs and setups for quick change-overs and reduced cycle times
  • Perform inspection using micrometers, calipers, height gauges, etc.
  • Operating manual lathes, mills, shaping machines and other general manufacturing/factory tasks.
  • Load and unload the machines for job runs.

You will need:

  • 3-5 years of experience of doing setups, program changes, and troubleshooting on CNC machines using G and M-code.
  • Experience with lathes with live-tooling (DMG-Mori, or Mazak-Integrex experience a plus).
  • Work history which includes accurate and precise use of measuring equipment (+/- .0001” tolerances), as well as interpreting engineering drawings, understanding all symbols and GD&T.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude, strong work ethic, and the ability to change priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to manage work time and be self-directed to meet essential production needs.
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week, ability to lift 50 pounds, and stand on your feet for an entire shift.
  • Prepared to work overtime, some Saturdays, and a very occasional 2nd shift

What we provide:

  • An hourly rate between $27.00 to $31.00 based on experience.
  • Production team monthly bonus pay when goals are reached.
  • Medical, Vision and no cost for dental, life, and disability (short and long term) coverage
  • Vacation and IL Paid Sick Leave (pro-rated during 1st year)
  • Nine (9) paid holidays per year
  • 401K plus match
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • A work environment where employees tend to stay

 

If you are qualified and interested, please forward your resume to careers@gamweb.com

Please, no 3rd party contacts – candidates only.

Design Engineer

GAM Enterprises, Inc. (Mt. Prospect, IL) seeks Design Engineer- Gearbox to create new and modify existing gearbox product designs, develop custom gearbox product designs for new applications as per AGMA/ISO standards. Design & develop Lean 6-Sigma continuous improvement projects, investigate & analyze issues, determine solutions, make corrections & set requirements. Create/modify engineering documentations such as manufacturing drawings, assembly instructions, BOMs, process documents, testing/root cause analysis reports & ECR’s

Requires a MS in Mechanical Engineering with 2 years of relevant work experience.  

Mail resumes to HR, 801 E. Business Center Dr., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056. 

 

Regional Sales Engineer

GAM Enterprises manufactures mechanical products used in Robotics and the Factory Automation Industry.  We have an opportunity for a Regional Sales Engineer to grow sales in an assigned territory, as well as support our existing customer base and external sales channel. 

The position reports directly to the Regional Sales Manager and is based out of our Mount Prospect, IL headquarters. Extensive travel required in this position in principle, 3 weeks per month and 4 days per week on the road.  The first year will be spent in-house, training and working with our Inside Sales Team.

The Regional Sales Engineer will be ultimately responsible for all aspects pertaining to selling, managing the sales channel, and for customer satisfaction in the region.  The RSE will interact with mechanical design engineers at our customers to sell and apply our products and solutions. The ideal candidate is a “Hunter” type salesperson, is technically competent in engineering-mechanics, loves interacting with people, and who would thrive at working in our fast-paced company; where the velocity from the time of order, design, manufacture, and ship is very high. 

GAM’s mantra is – “GAM Can!” - and it’s the spirit of our entrepreneurial culture.  We live and breathe our core values of Teamwork, being Action-Oriented, building Long-Term Relationships, being Professional at what we do, and having Fun.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Regional Sales Engineer will be responsible for technical sales and support of all products.  This includes:

  • Grow GAM’s overall business with good profitable business
  • Cultivate new and existing business into long-term relationships
  • Manage a territory’s sales channel to perform to the highest level, ensure that their targets and goals are met, and they meet the professional standards set-forth by GAM
  • Coordinate activities of other GAM team members to ensure a customer issue, request, or requirement is adequately addressed in a timely manner
  • Sizing and applying products to fit customer needs. Utilizing formulas to make appropriate determinations. Interpreting customer drawings.
  • Managing and following up on sales leads with an emphasis on cross-selling other products
  • Quoting and processing orders.
  • Performing product failure analysis and creating technical drawings for customer modifications.
  • Provide sales and service support to customers and agents by handling in-coming inquiries (mostly via phone and email) to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Physics.
  • 2-5 years’ experience at selling a technical product in either an Inside-Sales or Outside-Sales capacity.
  • An outgoing, proactive, and friendly sales personality.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to juggle and manage changing priorities.
  • Interest in and ability to applying technical knowledge in a sales and support environment.
  • A problem-solver with a can-do-attitude.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Base salary during the training period, and commission plus base after training period along with annual growth incentive/bonus, choice of 3 medical plans, company paid life insurance and disability plans, vision, 401(k) with a match, paid time off, holidays, flexible work schedule, business casual environment, and more.

Submit your resume!

If you are qualified and interested in this position, we encourage you to contact us at careers@gamweb.com.

Please, no 3rd party contacts – candidates only.

Materials Manager

GAM manufactures precision mechanical products used in the robotics and motion control industry. We have an opportunity for an experienced, Materials Manager professional to lead all production planning, purchasing, and inventory management activities.  GAM is looking for someone who is motivated by a challenge and gets excited about rolling up their sleeves, getting involved hands-on, and creating systems and processes that bring about positive changes in the organization.

GAM’s mantra is – “GAM Can!” - and it’s the spirit of our entrepreneurial culture.  We live and breathe our core values of Teamwork, being Action-Oriented, building Long-Term Relationships, being Professional at what we do, and having Fun.  Our Material Manager needs to embody those same values. 

Responsibilities

In this newly created position at GAM Enterprises, Inc., you will oversee Production Planning, Inventory Management, Purchasing and Vendor Sourcing, Manage a small team of 3-5, and access Data Flow for Accuracy and Integrity.

  • Production Planning – All aspects of production planning.  Forecasting, master planning, and material requirements planning.  The Materials Manager (MM) will process all work orders, and forecast demand through the MRP phase, and resolve any capacity constraints.
  • Inventory Management – Manage all aspects of physical inventory.  Planning and maintaining the optimal level of inventory to ensure no stock outs of common products while maximizing inventory turns.
  • Purchasing and Vendor Sourcing & Management - Purchasing all materials for the company.  Negotiating, planning and expediting all materials into the company. 
  • Manage – Staff in the department.
  • Work Flow and Data Accuracy/ Integrity – Ensure accurate item maintenance, BOM, routers, and work center data in the ERP System, including the costing.  Working with GAM’s accounting personnel to ensure that the costs recorded and ultimately flow up to the income statement are true and accurate.

Minimum Skills & Abilities

  • Must work on-site for 1st year, and then have flexibility to occasionally work remote.
  • Experience at a high-mix/Low-volume manufacturing operation of discrete parts using CNC-manufacturing.
  • Strong understanding of TQM, and up-to-date in state-of-the-art practices of production, planning, and inventory control.
  • Experience with negotiating, purchasing, planning, and maintaining relations with Asian & European supply chain is a must.
  • A true change agent that has a proven track record of implementing new processes and systems at a manufacturing company as well as having been involved in a Lean Manufacturing implementation at a manufacturing operation.  The person must be persistent, tenacious, and assertive without being abrasive or aggressive.
  • Proficiency in Epicor/Kinetics is preferred, but experience with ERP software is a must.  Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Access, Excel, Outlook and Word.
  • A creative problem solver who is results oriented, proactive, organized, calm under pressure and decisive. 
  • History of identifying and responding to internal and external trends, with an approach that fosters interdepartmental collaboration between managers to implement change.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills that are articulate, clear, and to the point.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • 7+ years of experience as a Material Manager which would include all of the following: production planning, inventory management, purchasing, vendor management, and logistics. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering or Business, or equivalent experience.
  • APICS - CPIM certification required.

Compensation & Benefits:

Attractive pay plus bonus based on experience between $115k to 140K annually with choice of 3 medical plans, dental, vision, company paid life insurance and disability plans, 401(k), paid time off, holidays, flexible work schedule, business casual environment, and more.   

Submit your resume!

If you are qualified and interested in this position, we encourage you to contact us at careers@gamweb.com.

Please, no 3rd party contacts – candidates only.

Our Values

GAM Can! That is our passion. The spirit of our entrepreneurial culture. We live and breathe our core values of Teamwork, being Action-oriented, building Long-term relationships, being Professional at what we do, and having Fun.

  • Teamwork:  We will be respectful and helpful to one another and be held accountable for our actions and our work. Great teams perform well when everyone is working together for the common good and genuine desire to help!
  • Action Oriented: We are doers not talkers, meaning, “We walk the talk.” We take  responsibility of a problem or opportunity to the end and not hand it off to another person until it is resolved. There is strong sense of urgency because solving problems quickly and accurately will prevail in the customer’s mind.
  • Long-term Relationships:  We are not interested in relationships that are short-lived. Relationships are the core to our business and trust is the foundation of our relationships. We will be true to our customers, our vendors and our employees. We strive for great friendship in these relationships because in the end we are here to enjoy one another and serve.
  • Professionalism: We are not just talking about our appearance when we are defining professionalism.  It‘s about being knowledgeable, learning to better oneself, truly listening to  others when they are talking, doing it right the first time (quality not quantity)and taking pride in the work you do.
  • Fun: We strive for a fun atmosphere at GAM. We know that with every business, there is pressure but we need to balance that pressure, with fun. We encourage activities that build friendships to know the whole person not just the work person.

Our Culture

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