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Career Opportunities at Yates Industries

Yates Industries, Inc., founded in 1972, is a multi-state, new cylinder manufacturing and repair operation.  We pride ourselves on our ability to return a cylinder to its original specification or better “The First Time, Every Time” and servicing the industry worldwide.  From cradle to grave, our services include Inventory on Demand, In-House Welding, Machining, Engineering, Testing and Replacements from primary metals to plastics manufacturing.  We are currently seeking qualified applicants for several positions within the organization at our St. Clair Shores, MI, Decatur AL and Austell, GA facilities.

Cost Estimator/Engineering Assistant

Cost Es​timator/Engineering Assistant, St. Clair Shores, MI

Estimator / Engineering Assistant needed for our expanding St Clair Shores, Michigan facility. We are a leading manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. Job shop experience is required, fluid power experience preferred.

Primary responsibilities:

 Correspond with customers, engineers, subcontractors, suppliers and other necessary entities in order to submit a complete bid package.

•Developing proposals based on take

•Work with sales teams to prepare estimates and bids for clients

•Identify factors affecting costs, such as production time, materials, and labor

•Read blueprints and technical documents in order to prepare estimates

•Maintain records of estimated and actual costs, troubleshoot and detect failings on down equipment. Assist Shop Maintenance personnel with all P.M. processes. Ensure all repairs are aligned with required materials, tools etc. Perform other minor miscellaneous duties in the building.


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At Yates Industries, we truly care for our employees, fostering a sense of family among and across the workforce.  Join the Yates Industries Team and get away from that feeling of “it’s just a job” – start on your path to a rewarding career with great growth potential.  Our in-house training opportunities can help to get you started, the next step is up to you.

All positions offer very competitive wages, great benefits packages, a clean work environment and shift premiums (where applicable).

Rev. 08/04/2015