Tool Crib Assistant

AMS Mechanical Systems, Inc. is a Mechanical contracting firm serving the commercial, industrial, refrigeration and nuclear industries (PMT).  With over 57 years of existence, AMS has grown from a small refrigeration contractor with a few employees to a multi discipline and multi market MEP contractor with more than 500 employees.  We strive to meet our commitments to clients, develop our people and help improve communities.


Located in our beautiful Woodridge, IL facility and reporting to the Shop Manager.  The  Tool Crib Assistant is responsible for issuing parts, supplies and hardware, maintaining inventory records, generating work orders and writing and following up on purchase requisitions as well as any additional tasks required in support of the spare parts cribs.


  • Accurately prepares tools requirements per work order travelers.
  • Build, weld and grind tools according to specifications.
  • Issue tools and equipment to machinists and maintain records of tools and equipment issued and returned.
  • Inspect and measure tools for defects, visually or using inspection tools and report damage or wear to supervisors.
  • Maintain inventory of the Tool Crib.
  • Determine tooling needs and purchase tools in a proficient and cost efficient manner
  • Assist in general CNC operations as needed.
  • Works within a Computerized Maintenance Management System for managing and tracking work orders, back log, spare parts, and maintenance parts consumption history of plant equipment and makes recommendations on spares inventory levels.
  • Upholds safety, health, environmental procedures, communicates directly and always supports the EHS department to ensure OSHA and EPA compliance.


  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in a skilled maintenance support role required.
  • HS Diploma or GED required.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and prioritize and plan work activities, using time efficiently.
  • Knowledge of machine tooling.
  • Ability to speak and write in the English language.
  • Must be able to climb steps and elevated platforms to reach storage areas.
  • Must possess basic math skills.
  • Must be able to hear warning signals and verbal alerts to avoid injury during manufacturing process.

What We Offer

AMS Mechanical Systems, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Continuing education incentives

Medical/dental/vision insurance

Life and accidental death insurance

Long-term disability insurance

401k/profit sharing

Paid vacation time and holidays