Automation Technician in Richton Park, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 5/7/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    22501 Bohlmann Parkway
    Richton Park, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 7 year(s)
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Job Description

Summary:   This position requires the knowledge of robotics automation, electrical and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation by performing the following duties.


·       Work on a variety of machinery, devices, motor controls and electrical circuits as directed.

·       Inspects operating machines and equipment for conformance with operational standards.

·       Able to read and create schematic diagrams and troubleshoot problems with or without the aid of a diagram.

·       Trouble-shoots automation equipment problems, repairs in efficient/timely manner to maximized utilization

·       Diagnose problems, wire or re-wire machines, replace or repair parts, detect and replace defective control modules, test and make adjustments.

·       Assists in the diagnosis of problems and determination of the extent of automation repairs necessary.

·       Make, or replace parts utilizing mill or lathe to bring equipment to the desired level of functionality.

·       Trains operators to increase knowledge and maximize production

·       Ability to move machines with overhead crane or forklift for in house needs.

·       Follow all safety rules and maintain a clean work area by regularly addressing spilt/drained fluids, trash, empty pallets, etc., utilizing absorbent pads, broom, shovel and waste receptacle.

·       Assist with disassembling over-sized machines for shipping purpose if necessary.

·       Performs preventative maintenance on automated equipment including 6 axis robots

·       Industrial Electrical repairs as needed in facility

·       Accurately record the use of spare parts, to insure proper inventory is maintained

·       Starts/Restarts and repairs assembly equipment as necessary

·       Other duties may be assigned.

Material Tools & Equipment Used/Repaired:  Overhead Crane, mill, lathe, hand tools, multi-meter, hand and lift trucks, forklift, grinders, scales and drying equipment.

Job Requirements


·       7+ years of related experience factory machine maintenance including the ability to troubleshoot and repair mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and vacuum related problems to factory equipment.

·       7+ years of Industrial Electrical experience including trouble shooting and repair of motor control circuits and robotics automated equipment required.

·       Provide training for Automation Tech I

·       Strong knowledge of electronics, hydraulics and / or electric systems for relay and solid-state machinery, understanding of PNP sensing devices such as proximity switches, laser and fiber optic sensors and PLC programming.

·       7+ years of experience with operation, troubleshooting and repair of 3 and 6 axis robots.

·       Ability to read and understand electrical and hydraulic schematics.

·       Able to work independent with minimum supervision

·       Strong commitment to safety.

·       Overhead crane use to move and position equipment.

·       Comprehensive knowledge of electrical/electronic components and equipment including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes.

·       Experience and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

·       Ability to perform duties independently or in a team environment.

·       Good verbal and written communication skills.

·       Must be able to work flexible schedule, including shift, overtime and weekends

·       Good computer skills (MS Office)


Physical Demands:

  • Must have excellent near vision for accessing functionality of equipment
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, climb, crawl, get on and off machines, stand for entire shift
  • Must be able to lift up to 65 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
  • Must be able to lift up to 65 pounds

Interpersonal Skills:

Alternative or combined skills in understanding, counseling, and/or influencing people are important in achieving job objectives, causing action, understanding others, or changing behavior; and, skills of persuasiveness or assertiveness, as well as sensitivity to the point of view of others.


Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.