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Machine Builder in Carol Stream, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 2/11/2019

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Job Description

Located in Carol Stream, IL, the Machine Builder will build and provide service and technical support for standard machine systems both in-house and in the field.


  • Build, test, and troubleshoot all standard industrial machines per blueprints and direction. May cross-train and build some less complex automation machines.
  • Assist in rough conceptualization to build machines.
  • Design and manufacture safety guarding for standard machines as required.
  • Pack, crate, and ship machines.
  • Manually machine parts to close tolerances as required for building machines or to repair machine system.
  • Tear down and refurbish existing systems. Clean, replace parts, adjust, etc.
  • Know tooling & fixtures and how they affect print quality.
  • Travel occasionally to customer sites as required to install, re-test, or repair machines.
  • Perform basic electrical wiring or troubleshooting to fix problems at customer sites. Work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Write basic reports of trips and/or meetings with customers.
  • Work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Hand tools, drills, grinders, lathe, horizontal mill, digital multi-meter, ohm meter, and material handling equipment including forklift. 


Regularly required to lift and carry items up to 25 lbs. May occasionally lift up to 75 lbs.  Regularly required to communicate by telephone and in person. Frequently required to stand, sit, crawl under machines for long periods of time on various types of flooring; regularly required to operate equipment, walk and sit. May also be required to exert force to loosen and/or tighten or remove objects from equipment using various parts of the body for leverage. Will work with cleaning solvents, thinners and inks, and may be exposed to occasional loud noise. Must be able to travel occasionally on short notice.



Continuously or frequently required to calculate, communicate verbally, compare, detect, diagnose, inspect, interpret, measure, observe, prioritize, read, speak, and use good judgment.

Job Requirements

  • Technical vocational school certificate or associates degree or equivalent experience in mechanical/pneumatic assembly or repair. Electrical and/or electronic training or experience is preferred.
  • 1-2 years industrial machine assembly including strong mechanical, pneumatic testing and debugging. Service experience a plus. Electrical a plus, but not required. Experience with most varieties of hand and power tools.
  • 1-2 years experience as machinist and/or Toolmaker. Work with close tolerances (.001”).
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Effective communication skills required to follow direction, work in a team, and discuss machines with customers and coworkers.
  • Basic personal computer skills required.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, ITW does not discriminate in hiring or in the terms and conditions of employment because of an individual's race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, arrest record, citizenship or other categories protected by federal, state or local laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability