Phillips Service Industries, Inc.

  • Machine Builder

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    # Positions
  • Overview

    The Machine Builder will be responsible for the assembly of our Electron Beam Welding and Additive Manufacturing systems. This job description indicates the general nature and level of the work that is expected. It is not designed to contain a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities. Other duties may be required. 


    • Participation in mechanical, electrical, pneumatics and hydraulics assemblies including precise mechanical subassemblies, electrical panels and cabinets
    • Gathering information and components required to organize and manage multiple builds.
    • Inspects and tests completed products to verify functionality
    • Read and interpret assembly drawings, schematics, diagrams, work orders, specification manuals, and plans to determine material requirements and assembly instructions
    • Maintain inventory control as defined by operational procedures
    • Work with design, engineering and controls teams to assist with startup, debug & validate projects
    • Critical communication with supervisors, peers and customers
    • Installation of equipment at customer location, requires travel in US and abroad


    • Relevant experience in the industrial automation industry, with relevant education is preferred
    • Related Vocational, Journeyman or Master Certifications are preferred
    • This position requires an above average electrical and mechanical aptitude.
    • Ability to effectively read and interpret machine prints and schematics
    • A good understanding of problem solving / troubleshooting methodologies and tools
    • Should be experienced and proficient using tools for the trade (drills, taps, jigsaws, sanders)
    • Electrical soldering experience
    • Must be able to manage time effectively


    • Must be detail oriented
    • Should be knowledgeable about electrical, mechanical, pneumatic & hydraulic devices used on industrial machinery
    • Should possess a working knowledge of industry standard practices and techniques for machining and machine building
    • Must thrive in a team effort to achieve success for the company and our customers
    • Must possess efficient organizational skills to follow timelines, prioritize, and multitask to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Should have your own hand tools for the trade
    • Must demonstrate a commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety, on time delivery, and quality of our products


    Minimum Requirements

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Ability to read and follow electrical and mechanical drawings and schematics
    • Strong mechanical and electric assembly abilities
    • General equipment assembly experience
    • Able to work in a team environment
    • Must be a US Citizen


    Job Specifications



    • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
    • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of assembly errors and deciding what to do about it
    • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job



    • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations)
    • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions
    • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects
    • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged
    • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
    • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects
    • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer)
    • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem
    • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects
    • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position



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