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Laminator Operator in Chicago Heights, IL at ITW Specialty Products

Date Posted: 2/8/2019

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Job Description

ITW Specialty Films designs, manufactures and markets specialized coated and/or metalized films for the Transaction Card, Security Documents, Medical IV bags, and Consumer Packaging markets.  The division leverages unique core competencies and technologies in films, foils, laminates, holography and transfers to address customer needs globally.  ITW Specialty Films operates in 13 locations in North America, Europe and Asia.



Operation of a laminator, including set up, line speed, splices, quality control functions, operation of process control equipment and testing equipment.


  • Set up and operate a four-station laminator (Feeder, wet coating laminator, separator and stacker), including set up, machine adjustments, quality reviews, and routine preventative maintenance.

  • Thin gauged material processing capability a must.

  • Mix adhesives according to required formulas utilizing proper PPE in protection of known respiratory and contact hazards.

  • Utilize written production Run Sheets to prepare production equipment for safe, efficient production.

  • Maintain proper written production, quality and inventory documentation.

  • Maintain production documentation on AS400 system.

  • Utilizing quality control procedures follow documented instructions on testing procedures and processes vs. established standards.

  • Excellent visual inspection capability a must. Moving sheets compared to standard for visual criteria that includes reflective value as well as defect detection and removal.

  • Perform material handling duties, including forklift use and computer transactions.

  • Operate and maintain pumping/filtering and flush equipment.

  • Make machine adjustments, based on product functional characteristics, visual inspection and quality test.

  • Clean and maintain all equipment.

  • Remove and replace heavy lamination rollers.

  • Use tape measures, scales, micrometers, pyrometers, hand tools and hoists.
  • Follow safety rules as required
  • General housekeeping duties.  Must maintain neat and orderly work area.
  • Strictly adhere to safety regulations, security regulations and work rules.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • 1-2 years coating machinery or printing press experience

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

  • Ability to follow instructions (both written and verbal).

  • Ability to work safely in both a high ambient temperature and hazardous environment.

  • Ability to operate heavy equipment, such as forklift.

  • Work with minimal supervision in a work cell

  • Inventory control functions required.       

  • Strong mathematical/measurement ability required.


ITW offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including competitively priced medical and dental coverage the first of the month following hire, free life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and immediate 401k matching. Additional retirement savings contribution (above and beyond 401k) is awarded at no cost after one year.


ITW Specialty Films 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 email to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.