S&C Electric Company Career Opportunities: Machinist (Prototyping and Tooling Apprenticeship) (25641) in Chicago  , Illinois

Career Opportunities: Machinist (Prototyping and Tooling Apprenticeship) (25641)

Req Id 25641 - Posted 01/16/2018

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The Human Energy of S&C

Integrity, enthusiasm, sustained energy. These are the traits that S&C has always looked for and found when seeking people to join our 100% employee-owned team. S&C supports these qualities with a strong package of pay and benefits, excellent education and training programs, a challenging work environment, and broad opportunities for advancement.


Address of Location:6601 N Ridge Blvd,IL,Chicago 60626

Education Requirements:None

Relevant Work Experience Requirements:1 to 3 Years


This Machinist – Basic position will prepare you for entering in to the Prototyping and Tooling FCP 4-year apprentice training program. Prototyping and Tooling is responsible for the construction and maintenance of production tooling such as dies, fixtures, molds and gages as well as the fabrication of prototypes for new and revised parts which are used in the development of S&C products. In this position, you will learn how to effectively use standard Tool Room equipment such as manual lathes, mills, surface grinders, CNC Turning and VMC equipment to produce details used to build various types of tooling and / or prototypes per the Building 3 Machinist Basic Work Elements. You will be working closely with others during training and must have excellent communication skills and the ability to understand and follow instructions while working in a team environment. Upon successful completion of the Building 3 Machinist - Basic work elements and the Prototyping and Tooling - Basic elements you will move to the Prototyping and Tooling FCP to begin the next level of training. Upon completion of the 4-year training program, the applicant will be expected to be able to build, repair, and troubleshoot Basic level dies, fixtures, molds, or prototypes along with an assortment of other tools from assembly and detail drawings using standard tool room equipment as described above including Wire and Sinker EDM machines.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Successfully complete the required Building 3 Machinist - Basic work elements and the Prototyping and Tooling -Basic work elements within established training and proficiency guidelines.

  • Must be able to successfully complete the requirements of the Prototyping and Tooling four-year training program which includes three years of off-site TMA Related Theory Courses, a minimum of three, two month sessions in Tool Design as well as additional courses offered here at S&C.

  • Perform squaring and the placement of hole patterns to tooling details using both manual and CNC equipment.

  • Perform basic repairs to various types of tools with assistance from coworkers.

  • Proficiency with shop math, geometry, basic trigonometry, blueprint reading, hand tools and various measuring instruments such as scales, micrometers, dial calipers, height gages, etc.

  • Adherence to established safety practices and procedures.

  • Meet required quality standards for assignments.

  • Complete the Advanced Blueprint reading class during the1st year of training.

  • Complete the Advanced Shop Math class during the 2nd year of training.

To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following:

  • Successful completion of the following S&C Technical Training courses: Math 1, Blueprint Reading 1, GD&T, Introduction to Metrology, or equivalent classes.

  • Must be able to pass a basic trigonometry entrance exam.

  • Very good mechanical aptitude and problem solving skills.

  • Must be able to keep pace with the training program requirements.

  • Understand basic metal cutting principles. Basic machining skills are preferred.

Relevant Work Experience:

One year of relevant experience required.


  • Standing: Most tasks (90%) are performed while standing

  • Lifting: Frequent lifting of materials less than 40 pounds.

  • Walking: Short distances throughout the department and the plant as required.

  • Carrying: Tools and materials within the department weighing under 20 pounds

  • Pushing: Use of tool carts, pallet jacks, material handling equipment as required.

  • Pulling: Use of tool carts, pallet jacks, material handling equipment as required.

  • Bending: Occasional bending while performing assigned tasks.

  • Reaching: Occasional reaching while performing assigned tasks.

  • Handling: Frequent handling of materials, hand tools, measuring instruments, tooling components.

  • Environment: Clean, well lit, temperature controlled shop environment.

Number of Openings:1.00

Employment Status:Non-Exempt

Employment Classification:Full Time


Core Working Hours:4:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.


S&C Electric Company is a global provider of equipment and services for electric power systems. Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching and protection products for electric power transmission and distribution.

S&C's products help deliver electric power efficiently and reliably. Some are used to switch circuits. Others minimize damage to equipment in the event of a fault or reduce the area of an outage by automatically rerouting power flow; S&C's sophisticated power-quality products can deliver uninterrupted power for an entire facility, for crucial process industries.

In addition, S&C offers a wide range of engineering, laboratory, and testing services for electric utilities and commercial, industrial, and institutional power systems.

S&C provides solutions for customers worldwide. The company has engineering offices and manufacturing facilities in Chicago, Illinois; Franklin, Wisconsin; Alameda, California; Duvall, Washington; Rockville, Maryland; and Orlando, Florida. S&C subsidiaries operate in Toronto, Canada; Curitiba, Brazil; Mexico City and Aguascalientes, Mexico; Wales, United Kingdom; South Yarra, Australia; and Suzhou, China.

Thank you for your interest in S&C Electric Company. S&C has a proud and longstanding tradition of providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Further, S&C is committed to taking affirmative action to ensure that qualified females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities can pursue equal employment opportunities. For information regarding equal employment opportunity, please seehttp://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.