• Employee will have the ability to read and understand engineering drawings / blueprints. Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings, and engineering information in order to determine methods and sequences of operations needed to machine parts and determine product dimensions and tolerances.
  • Have the ability to select the proper tooling for the designated operation / part / machine.
  • Shaper operators must be capable of handling large and heavy gear blanks to load onto machines and unload using overhead cranes. Gear blanks need to be guided for location on fixtures, aligned and properly clamped to fixtures so that the parts will not shift while hobbing. Some overhead and extended reach motion may be required to secure parts and cutting tools to machines and to machine tables.
  • Line up production parts and tooling by calculating dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as micrometers, dial indicators, gage blocks and calipers.
  • Maximize feeds and speeds to produce a quality product, as the specific operation requires, in the most cost effective manner.
  • Employee will be self motivated to initiate continuous improvements, implementing cost saving methods for machine set-up and operation.
  • Observe and listen to operating machines or equipment in order to diagnose machine malfunctions and to determine need for adjustments or repairs.
  • Machine parts to specifications.
  • Measure, examine, and test completed units in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as micrometers.
  • Employee will operate several vertical gear shaping machines.

Perform operation related tasks such as deburring, inspection, or part transfer to the next operation required.


Excel Gear Inc. is looking for regional sales representatives throughout the US.  The representatives would provide a technical and sales arm to reach clients with gear and/or gearbox manufacturing needs.  Excel Gear is primarily a manufacturer of higher precision ground parallel axis gears, gearboxes, pumps, and related components.  Industries serviced include hydraulic, mining, oil & natural gas, compressors, material handling, military, agricultural, heavy equipment, and shipping industries to name a few.  Excel Gear does not supply automotive industries or flight critical aircraft components .

Candidates should be familiar with gear and gearbox manufacturing.  Some engineering or design knowledge is a definite plus.

Sales reps will be commission based from new account sales in defined regions.

For consideration please send company contact information to




Excel Gear tooth grinds their first ever “printed gears”

Excel Gear has completed manufacturing on a pair of strong but lightweight gears for research and development to an undisclosed aviation company. The gears were 3D printed using Maraging 350 alloy and subsequently vacuum heat treated. The bearing diameters were then ground before tooth grinding from solid in a Hofler Rapid 1500. The gears were ground to an AGMA 14 before being returned for a proprietary thermal spray coating process. The gears are scheduled to be tested in early 2019.

Excel Gear continues to have a booming 2018

2018 has proven to be a booming year for the gear business with solid orders and strong orders into 2019. “We could do even more business with improved lead times if it weren’t for this skilled labor shortage” says, Chinn, our President. Good reliable workers are getting harder and harder to come by. Excel Gear has been consistently looking for individuals with even basic gear backgrounds and could easily double some departments if workers were available. Growth in this economy is being throttled back by a labor shortage. Excel Gear is always searching for Hob and Shaper Operators as well as Gear Grinders and Quality Inspectors. Open our available positions tab to discover more…..


News Release: August 31, 2016
Excel Gear in Roscoe, Illinois is proud to announce the addition of new single point dressing software to their new Liebherr LCS1200 1.2 meter generating/profile gear grinder. This is currently the only Liebherr gear grinder in North America to offer a full range of specialized tooth grinding solutions which include custom tip and root relief, tooth tip chamfering, and custom crowning.

This addition allows Excel Gear to offer any number of specialized gear profile modifications along with the speed and lower cost per piece of the generating grinding process. “We believe it will put us ahead of the competition for specialized, high performance applications in areas such as rotary scroll and turbo compressors, automobile racing, and the latest hybrid transmission technology,” according to the President of Excel Gear.

If you have any custom gear grinding requirements and would like a quote, just give us a call, or submit your request online to:

Advanced Gun System Gearbox

August 2015 –

Excel Gear announced the shipment of the latest gearbox assemblies for the second phase of the Advanced Gun System.  These gearboxes will be fitted on the 3rd Zumwalt-class of stealth ships for the US Navy.  This ship is now under construction.

This project went through an extensive design and testing process before final approval on the gun platform.  These gearbox assemblies are subjected to tremendous dynamic loading and must maintain the utmost rigidity and minimal total backlash for maximum response.

Excel Gear used its’ EXCEL-LENT gear application software in this challenging application.