Skip to main content
Search jobs

Automation Technician - 3rd Shift (Monday-Friday 12AM-8AM & $5,000 Sign-On Bonus)

Apply Now Submit a Referral Job ID REF12788V Date posted 02/13/2024 Address 11411 Price Road, Hebron, IL Job Type Full-time Job Status Non-Exempt

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 $12.6 billion in 2020.

ITW Medical is comprised of two highly-respected medical product brands - Coeur & Filtertek – supplying medical devices and components to global medical device brands.   Filtertek manufactures molded filtration and flow control components.  Coeur is a leading provider of disposable diagnostic imaging consumables. 

This position qualifies for a shift differential.


  • Setup of automation presses or assembly machines.
  • 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.
  • Look for methods of improving efficiency and ensure quality standards, as part of a team.
  • Assist QA with finding and implementing corrective actions from customer rejections.
  • Write order requests for replenishment of inventory.
  • Maintain daily electronic log 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 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.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED Required; Vocational Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • Working knowledge of robotics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and electric systems; sonic welding and injection molding preferred.
  • Willingness/ability to attend formal training courses to learn PLC programming if needed (employee will be paid for his/her time).
  • 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 electrical schematics.
  • 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.

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 to 50 pounds sporadically. 

Physical Requirements:

The inability to perform any of the following physical requirements does not preclude an applicant from consideration unless, following an individualized analysis, it is determined that the physical requirement is an essential job function and the applicant is unable to perform such function with or without reasonable accommodation.  Please refer to the Essential Duties and Responsibilities.

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

ITW is an equal employment employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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.  

Apply Now
Submit a Referral

Want personalized job recommendations based on your interests?

Sign up for alerts to get started!

Notify me of jobs

At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

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. Read more information here.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access this online application system process due to your disability, please email corp_accessibility@itw.com to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.