Manufacturing Mechanic

SCAI is a leading manufacturer of cryogenic equipment used in the global MRI market. Due to growth we are in need of hiring mechanics who are detail oriented, work well in teams and have strong problem solving abilities. These individuals must have the ability to interpret (read) and work from blue prints, to accurately assemble, braze and align components in our production process.

These positions requires the use of hand, power and pneumatic tools for assembly. Brazing, precision measurement and light machining are skills that are also needed for these positions. We are very similar to the HVAC industry except we are working with different gases which make our specifications very controlled. In addition to this, our product ships world‐wide so a quality mind set is key to success.

This is an entry‐level union position with the IAMAW Local 917. Union membership after 45 days of employment is required.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Previous work experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong hand‐eye coordination, vision and manual dexterity to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Able to read, write and comprehend documents in English.
  • Able to bend, lift, stoop and reach.
  • Ability to read and work from a blue print as well as interpret assembly drawings, manufacturing procedures and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to weld, cut, gouge and hone.
  • Able to calibrate and maintain gauge tools and instruments.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to report to work on time as scheduled.
  • Able to adhere to an Attendance Policy.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to sit and/or stand at workbenches/workstations for long periods (up to 8 hours per day)
  • Able to comfortably and safely operate drills and other machinery.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
  • Ability to pass a personal background check and/or clearance at time of hire and as required by Customers is required.


About the SHI Cryogenics Group and Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of America, Inc.

SHI Cryogenics Group, an integral part of the Precision Equipment Division of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., is a leading worldwide provider of innovative cryogenic and vacuum solutions to the medical, semiconductor, flat panel, general coating and research industries. With offices in Asia, Europe and the United States, it has been producing quality cryogenic equipment for over 50 years. SHI’s renowned engineering departments continue to focus on the latest cryogenic and vacuum technologies, including innovative cryopump and cryocooler designs. Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of America, Inc. (“SCAI”) is the North American Division of the SHI Cryogenics Group, focusing on design, manufacturing, sales and service with corporate office in Allentown, PA and additional locations in Illinois, California, New York and Texas.  For additional information, visit

Benefits of Working for SCAI include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Growing company with a GREAT culture that genuinely values our employees
  • Excellent Healthcare Benefits (well above industry norms)
  • Excellent Benefits Package (including 401k with Match, Paid Holidays, Discount Program)
  • Excellent Training & Development Benefits
  • Unlimited Career Growth Opportunity (great place to learn and grow your career)

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Service and Support

With product service centers located in strategic locations around the world, we can offer the fastest turnaround to our customers while lowering your shipping costs.

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