A culture of understanding and empowerment

AMKUS Rescue Systems is a leading manufacturer of live saving equipment for fire and rescue departments around the globe. We’re looking for individuals to join our mission in saving lives and protecting property. Based in Valparaiso, Indiana, AMKUS is an employer of choice in the NWI region, offering a superior mission, culture, and tremendous benefit packages for employees and their families.

Work Philosophy

AMKUS promotes a work culture of both employee understanding and empowerment. We believe in the value of our work and we share information about Company performance with our employees on an ongoing basis. The AMKUS team knows that our work is worthwhile and together we work to achieve our commitments and exceed our customers' expectations. Kentrell-Settles-completes-shipping-order-at-AMKUS-May-2018.jpg

We value our employees as individuals and we believe that each employee is in control of their work. Our employees are informed and empowered to make decisions and drive improvements throughout the organization. AMKUS realizes that each employee makes a valuable contribution toward achieving our shared goals. At AMKUS, we recognize great performance and we celebrate our success. By cheering each other on, we bring an enthusiasm to our work that is contagious and fun!  Come grow with us!

Our Most Valuable Asset

Todd-Hewlett-works-on-older-model-ION-Spreader-at-AMKUS-May-2018.jpgAMKUS employs over 250 people. We believe that our employees are our most valuable assets. AMKUS prides itself on being a worldwide industry leader in the design and manufacture of fire rescue tools.This leadership position will be maintained in the future because of the skills, dedication and creativity of our employees and the modern equipment utilized in every area of the company.


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical/Vision/Dental Plan
  • Flexible Spending Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Training
  • Free Employee Health Clinic
  • On-site Fitness Center
  • State of the Art Training Center (covering SolidWorks, Electronics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics and NIMS certified CNC Operator Course)
  • Employee Recognition Program

Located in the Great City of Valparaiso IN

AMKUS is located in Valparaiso, Indiana, a growing city that offers quick access to Chicago, combined with Indiana’s great quality of life. Watch to learn more:

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School-to-Work is a partnership developed by the Porter County Vocational Educational Program and area businesses. The program allows Porter County High School Students the ability to learn a skill or trade while being paid. The student works half of a school day and the other half of the day is spent in class. The program is usually taken during their senior year, but some juniors have enrolled.

For additional information contact:

Jon Groth - Principal/Director 
Porter County Career and Technical Center
219-531-3170, Ext. 8225    
Fax 531-3173

AMKUS Rescue Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer