Job Openings

Our average employee tenure is 10 years


If you want to work in a friendly, yet challenging, results-oriented environment where innovation and ideas are rewarded, be sure to check out the career opportunities below that may be right for you.

We are the U.S. premier manufacturer of rotary actuation solutions that move, support and position rotary loads up to 360 degrees. Our products are best known for their tremendous torque output, compact dimensions, exceptional load bearing capability and rugged, reliable performance. Over 1,000 worldwide customers in 42 countries depend on Helac's product line to provide product quality, ease of use and durability.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:
CNC Maintenance Mechanic
Designer/Drafter
CNC Machine Operator - Lathe
CNC Machine Operator - Mills

We are currently accepting applications for future openings in the following positions:
Mechanical Design Engineer
Actuator Assembly
Welder

General Helac Application (Positions with no current openings):
Employment Application


CNC Maintenance Mechanic
Work Summary

This position is responsible to maintain machine tools such as lathes, mills and robotics equipment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Maintains machine tools such as Lathes, Mills and Robotics equipment
  • Performs preventive and predictive maintenance and general overhaul of all plant manual machines and equipment.
  • Identify needed parts and initiates purchase process for parts.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be a High School graduate or equilivent (GED) and seven years related experience in specific industry and or an Associates Degree with technical focus on CNC repair and 5 years related experience.
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, machine drawings, technical manuals, ladder logic and written instruction.
  • Experience with PLC operation and test equipment repair procedures
  • Experience with Servo drive systems
  • Ability to navigate multiple machine controls such as Mazak, Okuma and DMG
  • Advanced knowledge of electronic, mechanical and hydraulic principles
  • Understanding of tool calibration
  • Knowledge of machining and welding skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
SCHEDULE:
  • This position is Weekend shift working Friday through Sunday 4:00 am to 4:30 pm 

Helac is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer

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Designer/Drafter
Work Summary

This position provides support primarily to the engineering department by developing moderately complex CAD models and drawings with related documentation of actuators and components.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK PERFORMED:
  • Work with engineers in the design of new products
  • Creates drawings for use in manufacturing with a focus on production efficiency
  • Creates required Bill of Materials and specifications for each new design
  • Interfaces with other departments to implement new designs and revisions
REQUIREMENTS:
Education:
  • Associate in Applied Science Degree in Mechanical Drafting (or equivalent work experience)
         Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
         Statics and Strengths of Materials
         Geometry and Technical Math
         Physics
Technical Skills:
  • SolidWorks
  • Draft Sight (AutoCAD)
  • MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Work)
  • Dimensioning & Tolerancing per ASME Y14.5-2009
  • Product Data Management (PDM)
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Systems
Required Work Experience:
  • Five years SolidWorks experience in a manufacturing environment with welding, lathe turning milling and the assembly of components
  • Use of current ANSI, ASME and ISO drafting standards
Preferred Work Experience:
  • Construction or mining equipment
  • Castings and forgings
  • Gears and splines
  • Hydraulic systems, schematics and basic circuit design
  • Welding and weld callouts
  • Knowledge of metals, seals, fasteners & fittings
This position additionally requires:
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, excellent communication skills, experience working in a team, problem solving, ability to read, comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions.

    Helac is an EEO/ Affirmative Action Employer
     
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CNC Machine Operator - Lathe
Work Summary

1st shift, Mon – Fri 5:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
2nd shift, Mon – Fri 4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Operate Helac machines, ability to make setups on various machines in multiple cells. Experience with Mazak M32 control, Okuma, Fanuc, controls or manual gear cutting is preferred.
Set up on various types of production equipment.
Loads and unloads, deburrs and does all inspection of any run in the cell.
Move offsets and performs editing on the control of most jobs in the cell and blocks through programs.
Checks, oil, coolant, grease and any other light maintenance items needed.
Maintains a clean work area and assists in departmental housekeeping.
Complies with safety procedures and company policies.

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CNC Machine Operator - Mills
Work Summary

Operate Helac machines, ability to make setups on various machines in multiple cells. Experience with Mazak Mills a plus for this position. 
 
Description of Work Performed:
  • Set up on various types of production equipment.
  • Loads and unloads, deburrs and does all inspection of any run in the cell.
  • Move offsets and performs editing on the control of most jobs in the cell and blocks through programs.
  • Checks, oil, coolant, grease and any other light maintenance items needed.
  • Maintains a clean work area and assists in departmental housekeeping.
  • Complies with safety procedures and company policies.  

Requirements:
  • Minimum Three years experience as a mill operator, or the equivalent. Ability to demonstrate this knowledge to supervisor
  • Ability to read and comprehend machine coordinates
  • Ability to follow verbal instructions and complete tasks that may be repetitive.
  • Ability to lift 45 lbs. 

Shift:
2nd Shift: Mon to Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

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Mechanical Design Engineer
 Work Summary

We are looking for people to fill future openings as a hands-on design engineer. The ideal candidate will have mechanical component design experience related to hydraulics, power transmission/gears, or mobile industrial equipment.

Responsibilities:
As a Helac Design Engineer your duties will include:
  • Assisting sales and applications engineering with product sizing calculations and product customization
  • Design of new actuators with components consisting of shafts, gears, housings, mounting structures and seals.
  • Interfacing and communication with the engineering departments of the customer
  • Project management
  • Collaboration with the manufacturing engineering and quality departments

Qualifications:
Required skills and experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 4+ years of relevant engineering design experience 

Desired Skills & Experience
  • Hydraulics experience; Seals, valves, and hydraulic circuit design
  • Mechanical Design experience in weldments, forgings and castings
  • Stress analysis including hand calculations and FEA
  • Working knowledge of metallurgy including steel alloys and heat treatments such as; Nitriding and Induction hardening
  • Gear Design and/or manufacturing experience with helical gears and splines.
  • Proficient in Solidworks
  • Project management experience
  • Sensors and other on-board machine electronics
  • GD& T and tolerance stackup experience
  • Product testing experience including design of experiments and writing of test plans

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Actuator Assembly
Work Summary

2nd shift, Mon – Fri 4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Uses a variety of hand tools and basic production equipment to prepare components
for assembly.
Assembles repetitive products.
Assists upper level assemblers in cleaning, organizing and maintaining the work areas
and equipment.




Welder
Work Summary

1st shift, Mon – Fri 5:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
2nd shift, Mon – Fri 4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Operates one or more weld tools, special purpose machines, or industrial robots to weld metal work pieces to specifications on production basis by performing the following duties.
Tacks welds using fixtures.
Welds bosses and housing.
Checks dimensions using measuring devices, i.e., check pins with decimal tape and dial calipers.
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Employment Application

Helac manufactures its’ own product and has all positions necessary to design, manufacture and support our growing business. Not all positions are open in all functional areas of our business.

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