Machine Builder in Carol Stream, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 10/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Machine Builder builds and provides technical support for standard and small automation machine systems both in house and at customer sites


  • Build, test, and troubleshoot automation industrial machines per blueprints and direction. Build small and mid-level automations involving less complexity or stations (single or up to three stations). Cross-train on and build some large, more complex automations.
  • Meet schedule and task milestones.
  • Assist in rough conceptualization to build machines. Occasionally build low level automations without engineering support.
  • 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, and adjust machine to specifications.
  • Test and troubleshoot system including basic printing. 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.
  • Provide good customer service.
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Maintains focus on continuous improvement by applying 80/20, PLS, and USa principles/techniques and makes process improvement recommendations to management.

Job Requirements

Education:  Associates degree in a technical field or a trade school degree in a related area required.


  • Minimum 3 years of mechanical/pneumatic assembly or repair, pneumatic testing and debugging required.
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a machinist and/or toolmaker working with close tolerances (1/1000).
  • Electrical assembly, electronic training, or electrical controls experience not required but highly preferred.
  • Experience with most varieties of hand and power tools.
  • Good communication skills required to follow direction, work in a team and discuss machines with customers.
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to read and understand English