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Cold Heading Operator Trainee - 2nd Shift

Apply Job ID REF5759B Date posted 04/14/2022 Address 10818 North 2nd Street, Machesney Park, IL Job Type Full-time Job Status Non-Exempt

ITW Shakeproof serves major automotive OEMs and their tier suppliers with metal, cold-headed fasteners totaling approximately $160m in revenue. In addition to ITW's industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Shakeproof enhances our customers' competitive advantage by: 

  • Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in North America.
  • Exchanging product, process, and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide.
  • Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.


We are looking for a cold-heading operator to join our team! This individual would be responsible for setting up and operating single and multi die double stroke cold headers and forge pointers to produce quality automotive fasteners from cold metal rod or wire by performing the following duties.  Shift time 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Monday-Friday.

  • Assist and observe designated Setup Operators in operation and setup up of machinery

  • Selects, installs, and aligns dies, cutting tools, guides, and stops to setup machine.  Sets controls to synchronize machine actions for various operations on work piece in specified sequence

  • Positions coil of metal wire or rod on feed spindle and threads it through straightening rolls into feed mechanism

  • Adjusts settings of dies on controls, as required, to produce product within specified tolerances and meeting quality standards

  • Starts machine to begin production and observes machine operations for evidence of malfunction and products for defects

  • Maintains, oils, and cleans machines on a regular basis

  • Drains and cleans oil trays; dumps scrap, and sweeps floor to maintain housekeeping standards

  • Ensures all quality and safety documentation is completed with oversight 

  • High School diploma or the equivalent required; Associates degree preferred
  • Prior experience operating single and multi-die header machines
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating, and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to complete routine production and quality reports
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Understanding and compliance with safety rules and regulations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law. 

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.  

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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.