Press Mechanic in Zeeland, MI at ITW

Date Posted: 3/27/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

ITW Description:

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a global Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries.   ITW, with approximately 14.5 billion dollars in global revenues, operates 8 major segments with businesses in 57 countries that employ approximately 49,000 women and men. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 16,000 active patents.


Division Description: 

ITW Drawform Division serves major tier suppliers with tightly toleranced and innovative components for the automotive and industrial markets totaling approximately $200M in revenues globally. The division holds a leadership position in North America and a growing presence in Europe. The division also supports ITW initiatives for our facility in China. 

The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions, design engineering and global footprint. 


Position Objective:  

To perform major repairs and critical preventive maintenance activities on production and related equipment to achieve maximum efficiency.


Essential Functions:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to do major repairs on presses and other equipment, such as shaft, bearing, or gear replacement.
  2. Design, repair, and replace brackets, guards, and other safety devices on all production equipment.
  3. Perform preventive maintenance such as filter checks, gearbox lubrication, and belt checks.
  4. Trouble-shoot system failure on all assigned equipment.
  5. Direct people involved on a mechanical maintenance job with little supervision.
  6. Resolve problems through disassembly and reassembly, paying close attention to timing and bearing tolerances and clearances.
  7. Operate welding equipment, lift trucks, lathes, mills, and grinders.
  8. Perform minor electrical tasks, such as checking and replacing fuses or cord connectors.
  9. Assist in some minor electrical trouble-shooting situations.
  10. Adhere to Drawform policies, safety standards, and good housekeeping practices.
  11. Perform other duties as directed or assigned.

Job Requirements


Mandatory - 

  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical problems and resolve them
  • Possess appropriate welding skills
  • Knowledge of pumps, conveyors, and gearboxes
  • Familiarity with pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints
  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience

Preferred - 

  • Knowledge of electrical work, including ability to use PLC's and reading electrical schematics
  • Solid background in machine maintenance
  • Understanding manufacturing processes
  • Ability to work at heights safely, using approved methods


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) at no cost after one year.

ITW is an equal opportunity, equal employment, affirmative action employer.  We strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone is welcome to contribute their unique talents and ideas.  We encourage applications from females, males, disabled/protected or other veterans, persons with disabilities, all races and ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities. 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.