Cold Header Set Up Operator in Machesney Park, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 9/12/2019

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Job Description

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.

Our Machesney Park, IL Facility is seeking Experienced Cold Header Set Up Operators for 2nd Shift and 3rd Shift to join our team!  Come experience the difference working for our employee friendly, community-oriented organization. Steady growth has created opportunities for talented and experienced individuals to join our family.


  • Selects, installs, and aligns dies, cutting tools, guides, and stops to setup machine
  • Sets controls to synchronize machine actions for various operations on work piece in specified sequence.
  • Positions coil of metal wire or rod on feed spindle and threads it through straightening rolls into feed mechanism.
  • Adjusts settings of dies on controls, as required, to produce product within specified tolerances and meeting quality standards.
  • Starts machine to begin production and observes machine operations for evidence of malfunction and products for defects.
  • Maintains, oils, and cleans machines on a regular basis.  Drains and cleans oil trays; dumps scrap, and sweeps floor to maintain housekeeping standards.
  • Instructs and directs activities of workers in production ensuring setups are completed accurately and timely.
  • Ensures all quality and safety documentation is completed.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.
  • High School diploma or the equivalent required; Associates degree preferred
  • Prior experience operating single and multi-die header machines
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating, and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to complete routine production and quality reports.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Understanding and compliance with safety rules and regulations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


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