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Service Center Engineer

Mokena, IL, US, 60448

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Timken Gears & Services, Philadelphia Gear brand, is seeking a Service Center Engineer at the Mokena, IL regional service center.


Responsibilities include:


  • Evaluation of customer’s specifications for the repair and upgrade of customer’s equipment, and implementation of these requirements.
  • Evaluation of the equipment sent in for repair, determination of the suitability of components for reuse, and the development and implementation of rework, quality and test procedures.
  • Reverse engineering of non-PG components.  Must have understanding of critical manufacturing tolerances.
  • Develop detailed CAD drawings for unit upgrades.
  • Failure analysis and development of technical reports for customers.
  • Coordination of engineering and manufacturing activities at vendor facilities and other Philadelphia Gear locations.
  • Assist in field sales efforts in making technical presentations to customers.
  • Assist in technical training of shop personnel.
  • Help maintain & support our ISO certification and quality system.
  • Oversight in the resolution of field service problems.


Key attributes include the ability to multi-task, set priorities, meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy and organization, set goals, ability to work as part of a team and the ability to interact with all levels of customers and internal support teams. Excellent computer skills (proficient in Microsoft Office software), strong written and verbal communication skills are required. This position requires a problem solver who is involved in all technical aspects that support the operations of the regional service center. Applicant must have 2 years of rotating equipment engineering experience and a bachelors degree in design or mechanical engineering from an accredited college or university. Experience in Solid Works preferred.

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.




The Timken Company, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. The company posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries. Timken is one of the World's Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company, and has been recognized among America's Most Responsible Companies and America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek, the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere and America's Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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