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FFS Machine Operator

Apply Job ID REF2020Y Date posted 03/19/2021 Address 209 Creekside Drive, Washington, NC 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 $14.1 billion in 2019.

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.  


This position is responsible for the quality and production of the FFS machines.  This position reports directly to the Shift Team Lead.


  • Operate medical assembly packaging machines (FFS#1, FFS#2, FFS#3) – Rotation Required
  • Ensure equipment is running within MATTEC parameters
  • Changeover tooling for each product
  • Setup and operate printer for labeling and date code information
  • Change top and bottom web as needed
  • Assist employees in changing over barrel lube and assembly fixtures
  • Stage for next job (print plate and fixtures)
  • Manage the assembly team during the Team Leaders absence
  • Review and complete DHRs (close job books)
  • Inspect product and packaging for high quality
  • Ensure daily production goals are reached and scrap is kept at a minimum
  • Monitor labor usage and know the proper number of employees are being used during each production run
  • Assist in troubleshooting equipment issues that create downtime or poor quality

·       The position would also be required to fill in where ever needed.  The following areas are included:

  • Inside material handler                                                                                     
  • Warehouse material handler                                                                             
  • Assembly Inspector                                                                                          
  • Pack-out box packer                                                                                          
  • Pack-out inspector                                                                                         
  • Flex line inspector                                                                                              
  • Assembly flex line                                                                                              
  • Auto bag

Educational Level

  • High School Diploma or GED

Comprehension/Reasoning Skills

·       This position requires the ability read, comprehend, and follow the Operating Instructions and Manufacturing Specifications for the work being performed by the operator in assembly.

Math Skills

·       This position requires basic math skills.  Operator must be able to count parts accurately and perform simple arithmetic functions with assistance from a calculator.

Other Skills and Abilities

·       This position requires corrected eyesight of 20/20 for the visual quality inspections that are performed on parts.

·       Basic Computer Skills-Keyboarding

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·       This position requires some physical movement around the machine areas.  This position requires an operator to stand for 90% of their work shift with two scheduled breaks and a 20 minute lunch.

·       Some lifting of boxes or totes may be required intermittently. 

·       While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crawl; and talk or hear.

·       The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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.


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