Cold Heading Operator in Elk Grove Village, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 8/28/2018

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Job Description

Job Title: Cold Heading Setup Operator




  • 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