Assembler - Freedman Seating

Employment Type



: Manufacturing

Play a key role in the manufacturing of seating products as an Assembler. These full-time positions include benefits, overtime pay, and multiple training and advancement opportunities.

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Hiring Company - Freedman Seating

Freedman Seating manufactures seats and seating-related products for many applications including:
  • Buses
  • Trains
  • Marine (boats)
  • Delivery trucks
  • Specialty and commercial vehicles

Freedman Seating is nationally-recognized as a leading manufacturer of transportation seating solutions. Their customers include major OEMs and bus distributors as well as the federal government, many state governments and municipalities.

The family of Freedman Seating bus seats includes products for small and mid-size coaches, paratransit vans and buses, public transit buses, and private bus operators. Freedman Seating Company currently has nearly 750 employees including manufacturing, sales, engineering and administrative personnel.


4545 W Augusta Blvd, Chicago, IL. (West Humboldt Park near Cicero Green Line stop)

  • Monday - Friday
  • 1 st and 2 nd shifts available

Position Summary: Assembles bus seat in accordance with blueprints and instruction booklets. The assembler needs to have hand-eye coordination.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Abides OSHA and FSC rules and regulations for safety.
  • Wear typical protection gear in an environment that contain dust, odors and noise.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Read orders and follow blueprint instructions.
  • Builds assemblies to specified bill of materials (BOM).
  • Ability to use hand tools and power tools to assemble seat.
  • Obtain parts for assembly by way of blueprint, picklist and/or order.
  • Inspect assembled seat and complete an inspection sheet.
  • Deliver completed seat to the packing department.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Physical Demands
  • Required to stand for long periods of time and walk frequently.
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move objects of 50 pounds or more.
  • Must be able to cover other shifts/overtime, as necessary.
  • Must be able to bend and squat frequently.
  • Must be able to stand for 8 hours or more daily.

Required Knowledge and or Experience:
  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • Minimum of one year of experience and/or training; Or combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to use a computer to access blueprints and CAD drawings.
  • Ability to read English.
  • Must have strong math and measurement skills.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others.

Salary and Benefit Information
  • Hourly wages ($13.00 - $14.00 depending on experience)
  • Overtime pay available after 40 hours (not mandatory)
  • Medical, Dental, Vison, and 401k
  • Cross training and career growth opportunities
  • Apprentice programs to increase skillsets and wages
  • Free fitness facility on-site
  • Relaxed dress code
  • CTA accessible (Cicero Green Line)

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

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