Set-up Technician in Mokena, IL at ITW Automotive OEM

Date Posted: 6/29/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    9629 197th Street
    Mokena, IL
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  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
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Job Description

Role Summary:

The Set-Up Technician will do hands on set-up, processing, and troubleshooting for both electric and hydraulic injection machines and auxiliary equipment. 

Primary Responsibilities:

• Prepare tooling in advance using the daily production schedule and board as a guide for upcoming product changes.

• Make the daily tooling changes required by the daily production schedule.

• Assist in the start-up of production lines.

• Clean and perform minor maintenance on the tooling to prepare for the next use.

• Use this position to gain insight and knowledge of injection molding processes to advance to a Process Technician position.

• Help in the setup and changeover of both electric and hydraulic injection molding machines of 110- 440 ton press sizes 

• Lead groups of employees with various molding skill levels 

• Responsible for accurate mold set-ups; start-ups; and process monitoring and maintaining a safe and clean work area 

• Material handling, monitoring of auxiliary equipment, and minor maintenance required 

• Communicate with prior and oncoming shifts to give work assignments and expectations to achieve production requirements and promote shift interaction and awareness 

• Monitor production for accuracy and efficiency and work with quality inspectors to ensure part quality/performance 

• Participate and lead training initiatives to improve personal and co-worker skill sets 

Job Requirements


• High school diploma or equivalent required

• Minimum of 3 years recent experience as a process setup technician in the field of plastic injection molding with strong mechanical aptitude required 

• Knowledge of robotics (Auburg and Wittmann preferred), hydraulics and/or electrical systems for both relay and solid-state machinery strongly preferred

• RJG processing skills a plus

• Good communication/interpretation skills 

• Above basic math skills and reasoning ability 

• Team player with good attitude and strong work ethic 

Physical Requirements: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to handle and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

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.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please call 708-479-3326 to request assistance.  No other requests will be acknowledged. 

Automotive OEM
ITW’s Automotive OEM segment designs and manufactures innovative fasteners, interior and exterior components, and powertrain and braking systems for OEMs and their top-tier suppliers. ITW’s automotive businesses have a high level of customer intimacy, enabling customer-back innovation to address complex needs such as vehicle efficiency, safety, and quality. Deep market knowledge and strong manufacturing process capabilities allow ITW’s automotive businesses to be nimble, niche problem solvers for their sophisticated customers.