Val-Matic Careers

Join an exceptional team of valve industry professionals!

Our valve products and services are essential in providing clean water and other fluids to industries and homes around the world. We have been developing and marketing engineered products from one inch to ten feet in size that are distinctive in their performance and value for over 50 years. We collaborate closely with each other and sales representatives, municipalities, engineering design firms, and many direct customers. A collaborative approach builds trust and enables us to be the valve experts in our field and exceed our customers’ expectations. We employ state of the art design and manufacturing technologies to invent solutions for complex fluid systems. Our products meet the performance and safety certifications of FM, UL, WQA, AWWA, ASME, API, and many others around the globe. We have an impact on the world in all kinds of ways. Whether we are operating our factories in sustainable ways or providing energy-conserving products, it is our goal to make an important contribution to our environment and the industries that we serve. We are looking for team members who want to apply their outstanding skills and knowledge to important and challenging goals in the valve industry. If you are interested in joining our team in Elmhurst, Illinois, please check our job listings!


Benefits

We care about our people and work hard to make sure our team has the support they need to be happy at work and outside of work. Here are some of the programs to help them meet their needs.

  • Competitive Wages
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Pre-tax 401K matching
  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, Vision
  • Referral & Retention Bonus Program
  • Learning & Development training

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Available Positions

 

Machinist - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Shift:

  • Sets up and operates various CNC machines and machining centers such as drills, lathes, mills, and vertical turret lathes.
  • Performs inspection of parts to assure they are made to print specification, adjust if necessary.
  • Loads/unloads and inspects piece parts from machine and fixture during production run and performs periodic inspections.
  • Required Education/Experience: Certificate from trade or technical school; or six month to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Parts Washer/General Laborer

  • Performs a variety of tasks in the paint department.
  • Loads & unloads parts from skids/crates into the parts washer.
  • Phosphate pressure washes parts that are to be fusion bonded.
  • Assists paint booth operations by cleaning, masking, and preparing parts for the painters.
  • Masks parts for blast operations.
  • Checks washed part to ensure all oil & debris have been effectively removed.

Maintenance Mechanic

  • Repair and maintain production, plant, and building equipment
  • Advise management of needs in areas of control.
  • Observe and evaluate equipment to determine the cause of equipment problems.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance tasks as assigned. 
  • Dismantle, clean, and repair or replace as required. 
  • Perform electrical installations on building or equipment.
  • Work with outside contractors as needed.
  • Initiate purchase requisitions for materials.
  • Background to include technical training beyond a High School diploma such as trade school or certification or associate degree with five years related experience and/or training; or technical certification or completion of apprentice program; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Working knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical equipment.

Manufacturing Engineer Technician

  • Develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods and processes. Methods and processes include manual machinery, CNC machinery, assembly, product testing, powder paint, wet paint, material storage and handling, shipping and receiving, plant and office processes and procedures.
  • Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Programs CNC equipment and robotic welders, and designs both fixtures and tools to be used on those machines in the manufacturing process.
  • Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Vendor Management
  • Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from an accredited college or university in manufacturing technology or engineering; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Familiar with programming and tooling concepts as they apply to manual and CNC machinery. Able to create and interpret drawings and use the measuring devices needed to determine product conformance to design specifications. Familiar with current manufacturing concepts including manufacturing cells, lean manufacturing, waste reduction, Kanbans, supplier/customer links, lead time reduction.

CNC Supervisor

  • Studies schedules, orders, and other records to determine priorities, work assignments, and methods required to meet shipping and receiving schedules on assigned work centers.
  • Ensures subordinates are cross trained on multiple machines to ensure that key pieces of equipment will always be in production as scheduled.
  • Studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency of subordinates.
  • Directly supervises employees in CNC and manual machining, welding, and miscellaneous production processes.
  • Knowledge of CNC programs, including program editing and G & M codes; Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
  • Required Education/Experience: High School Diploma and five years related experience and/or training; or technical certification or completion of apprentice program; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Expert-level experience in mill or lathe setup and operation, and a working knowledge of manufacturing methods including metal cutting, tooling, and fixture building.

Quality Inspector

  • Responsible for inspection of incoming materials and parts including dimensions, material, finishes, and general quality.
  • Assist machinists in complex part inspections involving specialized equipment.
  • Maintain the factory calibration records and conduct calibrations of designated factory inspection equipment and pressure gauges.
  • Escort customer and outside agency inspectors through the plant and generate testing records and certificates. 
  • Preparing assigned testing procedures and work instructions to document activities in the QA system.
  • Investigate problems with materials or parts and resolve quality issues with vendors.
  • Identify, dimensionally inspect and perform hardness tests on returned products.
  • Assist in sourcing special materials and processes and the preparation of applicable procedures and methods when assigned. Conduct plant and field investigations across the country under adverse field conditions to evaluate product installations, investigate problems, and make the necessary repairs.
  • Required Education/Experience: Associate College Degree in Industrial Technology or equivalent experience in the fields of metalworking, mechanical testing, and QA including ISO 9000 and Metrology training.

Tool Crib Attendant

  • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of tooling, materials, or parts, and evaluates product according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Acts as the primary contact for stocked items and spot buy purchases through the shop and maintains an organized system to ensure the items are received and distributed correctly.
  • Proactively searches for cost savings on stocked items to show year-over-year reductions in tooling costs
  • Obtains and maintains alternate vendors as required to reduce tooling expenses and provide shorter delivery lead-times when requested.
  • Consults with manufacturing engineering team and vendors to arrange the purchase of tools and equipment.
  • Estimated tooling and related costs to provide information for management and manufacturing engineering decisions.
  • Supports the manufacture of tooling, fixtures and prototype parts
  • Required Education/Experience: Associate degree or certificate from an accredited college in manufacturing technology, engineering, or machining; or equivalent combination of education and on the job experience.

 

*Val-Matic is a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and conducts pre-employment testing for background, drug, and physicals as a condition of employment.* 

Please send your resume to our Human Resources Department if interested in the positions above.