2nd Shift Setup Technician in Richton Park, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 2/8/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Ensures molding machines and peripheral equipment are maintained and efficiently producing good quality parts.

Primary Responsibilities:

•Mold set-up and adjustment on molding and assembly repairs, equipment troubleshooting and minor repairs, quality checks, material handling including filling and emptying machine hoppers and grinders, housekeeping and operator instructions.

•Maintain machines in proper operation: To include verifying set-up parameters of process, as well as condition of machine. Verify all monitors are on and set to proper parameters.

Trouble shooting of processing problems and defects.

•Setting molds, dies, etc., to conform to scheduled requirements, to include leaving the work station clean and organized, with quality parts coming from the process, while minimizing downtime.

•Periodically (as set by the Manager) checking machine cycle time and yields are met, quality of parts coming from process, and overall consistency of process.

•Maintains set-up sheets. •Maintaining production records for shift.

•Ensure last shot in capture for molds coming out of production.

•Ensure good housekeeping.

•Has authority and responsibility to stop molding process due to quality concerns.

•Performance of Preventive Maintenance.

•Training of Material Handlers and Operators as needed.

•Monitor Materials.

•Assure proper product is running

•Assist with cost saving, labor, & ergonomic improvements.

•Support the shift needs as necessary

•Complete any and all tasks as assigned.



Overhead Crane, hand tools, hand and lift trucks, grinders, scales and drying equipment.


Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED required

·         Minimum 5 years Set-up Technician experience in plastic injection molding environment.

·         Complete understanding of injection molding machine(s) and auxiliary equipment operations and repair.  Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

·         Good communication both written and verbal skills.

  • Knowledge of Wittmann robots.
  • Understanding of OSHA requirements (i.e. Lockout/Tagout, Forklift)
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule which includes overtime and weekends


Physical Demands

  • Must have excellent near vision for accessing functionality of equipment
  • Must be able to bend, stoop & reach, get onto and off of molding machines, stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift up to 65 pounds

·         Must be able to push & pull molds w/mechanical help. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Alternative or combined skills in understanding, counseling, and/or influencing people

  • Skills of   persuasiveness or assertiveness

  • Sensitivity to the point of view of others

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 708-720-7121 to request assistance.  No other requests will be acknowledged.