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Automation Technician

Company: ITW Medical
Location: Hebron
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Founded in 1912, Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified, Fortune 200 manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. Ranked among Fortune's Magazine's most admired companies, the company focuses on solid growth, improving profitability and strong returns across its worldwide platforms and divisions. These divisions serve customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets. ITW's revenues totaled $14.5 billion in 2014.

ITW Medical is comprised of three highly-respected medical product brands - Coeur, Filtertek & Precise Biomedical - supplying medical devices, components and service to global medical device brands. Filtertek manufactures molded filtration and flow control components. Precise provides technical service, maintenance & training for contrast media injectors. Coeur is a leading provider of disposable diagnostic imaging consumables.

Job Description

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

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

    Physical Requirements
    • 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.


      • 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.
      • Willingness/ability to attend formal training courses to learn PLC programming if needed (employee will be paid for his/her time).
      • 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.

        Additional Information

        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 Medical 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. Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable persons with disabilities to apply and to perform the essential job functions. If you require assistance with completing an application, please reply that you require assistance.

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

        ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

        As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: ITW Medical, Elgin , Automation Technician, Professions , Hebron, Illinois

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