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Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Automation Technician - 2nd Shift (M-F 3pm-11pm) in Hebron, Illinois

Automation Technician - 2nd Shift (M-F 3pm-11pm)

  • 11411 Price Rd, Hebron, IL 60034, USA

  • Full-time

  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

    Company Description

    Ignite your full potential! At ITW, we think and act like entrepreneurs. We embrace autonomy, make our own decisions, and take ownership to create innovative solutions for the world's biggest and most influential brands.

    We are everywhere. You may not know us, but you can see us everywhere. The products we manufacture and the solutions we design are all around you – from automotive components in your car, to state-of-the-art dishwashers, ovens and refrigerators in your favorite restaurants and hotels. The buildings where you live and work are built with ITW construction and welding products, and our ITW test and measurement solutions help to ensure the quality and safety of millions of products. quality testing solutions analyze the products you use every day.

We are global and diverse. Across our seven business segments we offer access to challenging opportunities in high-growth industries and markets all around the world.

We are committed to your full potential. We strive for everyone at ITW to reach their full potential, and we value the unique and diverse perspectives, experiences and ideas that make all of us better together.

We offer top quality compensation and benefits packages, including competitively priced medical and dental coverage the first of the month following hire, free life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and immediate 401k employer matching.

Join ITW today and come grow with us!

Job Description

The Automation Technician is responsible for initial set up of automation cells and auxiliary automation for injection molding presses. Ensures maximum efficiencies are achieved producing quality product to customer specification. Follows all business and safety guidelines. Assists as need in other areas of manufacturing, such as clean and prep molds.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Setup 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.

  • Maintain compliance with ISO 9001, IATF 16949, and ISO 14001 and Safety Policies/Standards.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Experience with operating forklift.

    To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Individual must be able to stand for full manufacturing shift. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

    Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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ITW 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.