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3rd Shift Automation Technician in Hebron, IL at ITW Medical

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Hebron, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 4 year(s)
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Job Description

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Setup of automation for presses or assembly machines, wiring and interfacing.

  • Set up and debug new automation as needed.  Make samples for new items/customers.

  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair various assembly, automation and mold equipment.

  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks and fill out relevant paperwork.  Cross train with molding technicians for mold machine maintenance.

  • Check and adjust parameters during changeovers and note changes for update.

  • Clean automation equipment and areas.

  • Replace worn equipment.  Design and fabricate small fixtures for equipment.

  • Look for methods of improving efficiency and ensure quality standards, as an individual and part of a team.

  • Assist QA with finding and implementing corrective actions from customer rejections.

  • Maintain inventory of spare parts and write order requests for replenishment.

  • Maintain daily log books for each piece of equipment.  Document equipment specifications.

  • Communicate with other shifts, operators, and technicians to give and receive updates on equipment status.

  • Assist with training new operators.

  • Assist with making sure supplies and materials are ready for the shift.

  • Assist mold techs with emptying runners, mold set ups, and setting up new cell production lines.

  • Support production with an on call status, authorized for a rotating scheduled overtime on weekends.

Job Requirements



  • HS/GED or Vocational Degree and 4-5 years of experience in a mechanical/robotics setting.

  • Working knowledge of robotics, pneumatics, hydraulics and electric systems; sonic welding and injection molding.

  • Willingness/ability to attend formal training courses to learn PLC programming if needed (employee will be paid for his/her time).

  • Experience with tool and die (maintenance and repair) highly preferred

  • Must possess good communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, excellent visual skills for accessing functionality of equipment, above basic mathematical skills and reasoning ability.

  • Able to read blueprints.

  • Knowledge of OSHA Requirements to include Electrical Safety, Machine Guarding, and Authorized Lockout/Tagout Procedures.

  • Basic working knowledge of computer software, email, excel, word and internet.

  • Possess strong work ethic, is a self-starter, has good attendance and works successfully in team settings.

  • Experience with operating fork lift.

Physical Requirements

  • Possess dexterity and flexibility to allow for work around various machines that require crawling, kneeling, reaching, bending and standing.  Must be able to stand for a full shift (8 hours).
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds sporadically. 

ITW Specialty Products
ITW’s Specialty Products segment is composed of diverse businesses whose differentiated and proprietary technology meets the needs of large customers with specific solution requirements. Specialty Products businesses include consumer packaging solutions like zippers on resealable bags and multi-packaging carriers (six-pack rings), software, and equipment for warehouse automation, single-use products for the medical industry, aircraft ground support equipment, and coating and metalizing businesses for the branding and security markets. These diverse businesses all operate in global, high-value, niche markets where ITW expertise and technology provide value-added, differentiated solutions for customers.