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Journeyman Toolmaker - 1st Shift

Apply Job ID REF6399S Date posted 05/09/2022 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 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 Medical is comprised of three strong medical product brands - Coeur, Filtertek & Precise - situated to proactively meet the needs of customers in the marketplace.  Coeur is a leading provider of disposable medical products used in diagnostic imaging and other medical procedures.  The Filtertek product line is comprised of custom plastic insert molded filtration and flow control components for global OEM medical device customers. Precise Biomedical is a service company providing maintenance and repair of power injectors used for imaging procedures.


The Journeyman Toolmaker role will be responsible for machine building, tool and die maintenance and troubleshooting, cleanliness of the tool room, running all equipment, delivering efficient services, and high customer service levels.  Is responsible for managing the planning, configuration, construction, and alteration of equipment, machinery, tools, dies, and fixtures, manage rework projects that come to the tool room from manufacturing, create prototype parts and models for new product inspects or directs the inspection of construction and installation progress to ensure conformance to established drawings, specifications, and schedules

  •  Diagnose and repair complex equipment breakdowns.  Effectively communicate issues with OEM vendors and outside resources for rapid resolution of issues
  • Perform hands-on training for team members
  • Machine repair capabilities and has ability to prototype/replicate machine parts
  • Examines standard or previously used dies, tools, and jigs and fixtures, and recommends design modifications regarding construction and function of part
  • Computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations.
  • Using machinery such as lathes, presses, milling machines and grinders to cut and shape the tools.
  • Using precision measurement instruments such as micrometers, gauges and vernier calipers to check the tool’s dimensions
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication competencies
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Ability to understand mechanical and electrical principles and machine functionality
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and schematics
  • Ability to read and interpret construction and equipment drawings
  •  Ability to use personal computer and Windows-based software (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, AutoCAD Mastercam X)
  • Ability to work inside, outside, confined areas, extreme heat, extreme cold, with noise, with vibration, high places, fumes/odors, and in dirt/dust
  • Advanced PC knowledge
  • Demonstrated proficiency and ability to train others in the tool and die craft
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in tool and die design and making
  • Certified Tool and Die Maker - Journeyman

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

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

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.  

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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.