So you want to make pinball machines

This is also going on Pinside, but if you’re interested and have questions, it’s preferable to reach me here because of the notifications. Also, :heart:

JJP is looking for mechanical engineers who are excited about the industry and want to be a part of making the future happen. If you think you have what it takes and want a shot, send your cover letter, resume, and ideally some kind of portfolio showing some designs you’ve done to me (keith) at It doesn’t matter if I know who you are or not (in some cases that’s probably preferable ), just that you have the desire and passion to help bring the best pinball games to market.

Our office is in Bensenville, IL. We are willing to relocate the right people.

You can email/pm me questions if you like. Please don’t pm resumes, etc.

I’m including our original job description, but wanted to reach out specifically to enthusiasts because I think it’s important.

Jersey Jack Pinball, the award-winning manufacturer of full sized
full featured arcade Pinball Machines, has an immediate opening for a
Mechanical Engineer preferably with experience in the coin-operated
amusement game industry. This position will report to the engineering
manager and work with the engineering team that focuses on quality and

This position does require candidates to be capable of product
improvements, analytical thinking, strong problem solving, follow
through on tasks and responsibilities, be able to work in a fast-paced
environment and be flexible in work responsibilities. Candidates should
be patient and able to communicate at all levels. Responsibilities may
include but are not limited to: general understanding of
electro-mechanical components and complete units, sheet metal design,
plastic vacuum-formed and injection molded design, wood cabinetry, and
screw machined parts. B.S in Mechanical Engineering or level of work
experience equivalent and 2D/3D design software knowledge is required.

Candidates are preferred to be local to the Chicago suburban area.

Ideal candidates will also have experience in one or more of:

  • Test design to evaluate concepts and technologies.
  • The work at JJP is often fast paced and driven by creative design
    concepts. You will be working on teams with game designers, so the
    ability to communicate on paper (basic sketch skills) is a must. An
    appreciation for high-quality electro-mechanical design and the
    creativity to find ways to make it reality are skills that will help you
    succeed at JJP.

Interested in joining the JJP team? Send us your:

  • Work portfolio that illustrates projects that you have worked on
    from start to finish, outlining the development process behind each
    project(s). Highlight what you found especially interesting and/or
    important for each project, respectively.

  • Resume

  • Cover letter