Careers

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We value our employees, their talents, and ideas. By learning from each other we grow more successful both personally and professionally. We have locations in Montgomery, Paris, and Watseka Illinois. Current careers and job opportunities in each location are listed below.

Full-Time and Part-Time Direct Hire Positions Are Available Today!

The Perks of Lyon

Inclusive Workplace

We’re a talented and diverse group! We’re happy to provide an accessible workplace where you can be yourself.

Take Time Off

You work hard and deserve time for yourself. We offer paid time off and paid holidays so you can always be at your best.

Health Care Benefits

We care about you! We offer coverage for medical and dental insurance for you and your dependents.

401K Enrollment

Make sure to plan for the days after your Lyon retirement party! We offer a 401K enrollment with a 10% match.

Life Insurance

Lyon provides basic life insurance with the option to purchase additional life insurance at group rates.

Available Positions

Job Summary

Responsible for performing assembly operations on a variety of fabricated pieces.

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Performs repetitive assembly operations on a variety of fabricated pieces such as lockers and cabinets.
  • Must snap various pieces into place and fasten others with screws, nuts, bolts, rivets, and various types of hardware.
  • Use screwdriver, hammer, pliers, wrenches, riveting gun and/or electric drill as required.
  • Must be able to work from supervisor demonstration or approved sample.
  • Check pieces for proper fit, assembly and finish.

Qualifications and Skills

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must be able to work from orders.
  • Able to stand and use hands for long periods of time up to 8 hours. May be required to crouch, bend, push and pull. Light to medium physical effort in moving parts and completed lockers or cabinets. May move product up to 50 pounds.
  • Continuous mental and visual attention assembling, fitting, and checking work.
  • Ability to use screwdriver, hammer, pliers, wrenches, riveting gun and/or electric drill
  • Ability to work independently and safely.
  • Being mechanically inclined would be a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering medical and dental benefits, 401K and 401K matching, paid vacation time, and 9 paid holidays.

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Job Summary

We are seeking a qualified, experienced individual to join our company as an Automation Technician. As part of our team, you will install, maintain, and replace automation systems throughout the production process. You will also troubleshoot component parts, including motion sensors, control components, photosensors, and other vital technology. In addition to maintaining smooth operation, you will operate as a subject matter expert (SME) for leadership and key decision-makers, delivering reports on current automation capabilities and future opportunities. This is a specialized position, and our ideal applicant has considerable experience and education in engineering, robotics, and production automation.

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Install, maintain, and replace automation systems at key points in the production process.
  • Troubleshoot non-functioning components including servos, sensors, and control components.
  • Log equipment usage, parts replacement, and scheduled maintenance to ensure maximum functionality.
  • Periodically report to leadership regarding automation capabilities and status.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, robotics, or a closely related technical field preferred or an Associate’s degree in Automation Technology with equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in a production environment, particularly as it relates to automation technology.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and communication skills.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering medical and dental benefits, 401K and 401K matching, paid vacation time, and 9 paid holidays.

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Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Plan, layout and perform all required operations to install, maintain and repair a variety of production machines, other equipment and apparatus used in various departments within the facility.
  • Perform necessary repair on hydraulic systems, water, air and gas lines, repair to motors and controls.
  • Diagnose trouble, disassemble and determine extent of repairs necessary, requisition or make-up repair parts, assemble, test, align and adjust.
  • Perform welding, sheet metal and machine tool operations when required in repairing equipment.
  • Lubricate a variety of equipment such as motors, machines, conveyors, pumps, trucks, etc.
  • Perform had operations in fitting parts. Make simple sketches of machine parts when required.
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine operations and repair requiring skill and ability to tear down and reassemble mechanisms.
  • Knowledge and understanding of proper leverages, gearings, fits, adjustments and tolerances of various moving mechanisms such as clutches and brakes are necessary to ensure satisfactory operations.
  • Responsible for proper use of machine or hand tools, repair and adjustment of machines to prevent damage.
  • Responsible for proper repairs, correct replacement parts and checking work completed to prevent excessive costs.
  • Responsible for careful handling of tools and materials and the operation of machine tools to prevent lost time injury.
  • Perform general plant maintenance.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Able to read, write and follow instructions including the ability to read electrical schematics and machine diagrams/drawings.
  • Excellent attendance.
  • Previous manufacturing experience required.
  • General mathematical knowledge and proficiency with basic measuring instruments.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering medical and dental benefits, 401K and 401K matching, paid vacation time, and 9 paid holidays.

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Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Achieve management established quotas and perform other specific assignments as directed by the Vice President of Industrial Sales.
  • Develop a yearly sales plan including an account and situation analysis by market. This plan will establish specific objectives to partner with individual distributors, OEM’s and system integrators.
  • Experience selling through a GSA contract and selling into the Federal Government.
  • Experience selling through national distributions, i.e. Grainger, Fastenal, Motion Industries, etc.
  • Expand upon existing distribution, as well as seek new dynamic distribution.
  • Manage time and territory to maximize market penetration and territory coverage.
  • Manage, train and motivate dealer/distributor salespersons to become familiar with Lyon products. These procedures include conducting meetings, both formal and informal, as well as making joint calls with these salespersons.
  • Comfortable traveling 50-75% within territory.
  • Maintain a home office.

Qualifications and Skills

  • College degree or equivalent in business experience or sales experience in a related field.
  • Engineering aptitude is desirable.
  • Minimum of one year of proven business experience and basic computer skills, including MS Office.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be physically capable of and willing to drive and maintain their car.
  • The following traits are essential to the successful candidate: self-motivation, possession of communication skills, initiative, dependability, co-operative spirit, attention to detail and a desire to achieve goals.
  • CAD or SketchUp a plus
  • Experience working through distributors a plus.

We provide a competitive salary plus commissions, bonus, full benefits package and car allowance.

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Job Summary

We are actively searching for a talented and reliable maintenance technician to join our maintenance department at our Watseka, IL facility. Our ideal candidate will be a jack-of-all-trades, with in-depth knowledge of brake presses, resistance welders, turret presses and automation equipment. To excel in this position, you must be an excellent problem-solver with exceptional communication and organizational skills.

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Plan, layout and perform all required operations to install, maintain and repair a variety of production machines, other equipment and apparatus used in various departments within the facility.
  • Perform necessary repair on hydraulic systems, water, air and gas lines, repair to motors and controls.
  • Trouble shoot, disassemble and determine extent of repairs necessary, requisition or make-up repair parts, assemble, test, align and adjust.
  • Perform welding, sheet metal and machine tool operations when required in repairing equipment.
  • Lubricate a variety of equipment such as motors, machines, conveyors, pumps, trucks, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of proper leverages, gearings, fits, adjustments & tolerances of various moving mechanisms such as clutches and brakes are necessary to ensure satisfactory operations.
  • Responsible for proper use of machine or hand tools, repair and adjustment of machines to prevent damage.
  • Responsible for equipment preventive maintenance at established intervals.
  • Responsible for careful handling of tools and materials and the operation of machine tools to prevent lost time injury.
  • Perform general plant maintenance.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Able to read, write and follow instructions including the ability to read electrical schematics and machine diagrams/drawings.
  • Previous manufacturing experience required.
  • Excellent attendance record.
  • General mathematical knowledge and proficiency with basic measuring instruments.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

Career Path – Typical opportunities for progression might include: Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Manager

Lyon is an equal opportunity employer offering medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K and 401K matching, paid vacation time, and 9 paid holidays.

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Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for setting up and cutting sheet metal to required dimensions.
  • Requires lifting/ positioning heavy material.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints and measure (tape measure) for overall quality
  • First piece and last piece inspection and every 20th piece (first piece, 20, 40, 60, etc. and the last one)
  • Fill out a green tag for EVERY work order
  • Required to stand, walk, crouch, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, and controls.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Able to read, write, and follow instructions
  • Ability to communicate well with others
  • Excellent attendance
  • Previous manufacturing experience helpful but not required
  • General mathematical knowledge and proficiency with basic measuring instruments
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): safety glasses, steel toes, and ear protection. This is a requirement—not an option.

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Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Use sketches, blueprints, specifications, and models to plan operations for the fabrication of dies, tools, and assemblies, ensuring safety and maximum efficiency
  • Verify dimensions of finished parts to ensure they conform to specifications using dial indicators, gauge blocks, calipers and micrometers
  • Utilize hand and machine tools to assemble parts of tools and dies and to repair and modify gauges, jigs, and dies
  • Design templates and jigs to be used as work aids for convenient fabrication of products and parts
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems and perform repairs on tools, manually operated dies and progressive dies
  • Interface with external and internal customers, handle supplier and customer concerns, and work with team members to solve problems during the production process
  • File and finish workpieces using the appropriate hand tools to ensure products are smooth and that they fit together properly
  • Select the appropriate metals and materials to be used based on properties, ensuring they meet project specifications
  • Fabricate dies using complex machinery such as drill presses, lathes, grinders, and milling machines
  • Required to stand, walk, crouch, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, and controls.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Able to read, write, and follow instructions
  • Ability to communicate well with others
  • Excellent attendance
  • General mathematical knowledge and proficiency with basic measuring instruments
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): safety glasses, steel toes, and ear protection. This is a requirement—not an option.

Think you’d be a great fit? We’d love to hear from you!

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The information in each position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted, as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees so classified.

Lyon LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.