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Production Technician I

Apply Job ID REF799P Date posted 12/18/2020 Address South Dakota 20, Watertown, SD Job Type Full-time Job Status Non-Exempt

Primary Objective of Position

Support business cell functions and operations.  Produce premium quality product to meet our customer needs. 

Major Areas of Accountability

Perform work as apparent or assigned.This might include but is not limited to the following activities:

Assemble products per specifications and prescribed procedures.

Set up and operate machines, processes or equipment.  Monitor life of tooling and sharpen tools

Perform inspections, tests and audits on processes, products and components.  Diagnose faults, conduct repairs, and utilize appropriate measuring, inspection and test equipment and procedures to assure consistency in parts produced.

Insure that all parts meet specifications, finishes and special handling requirements utilizing appropriate documentation.

Utilize proper storage, handling and disposal methods of all materials, including hazardous material when applicable.

Assist in maintaining department supplies and consumables.

Assist in the operation of the waste water treatment system to ensure effluents meet EPA parameters.  Assist with the filing of all required EPA reporting.

Supports the department and continuous improvement concepts by suggesting changes and improvements.

Keep department and machines clean and orderly, and maintain housekeeping requirements.

Perform work in a safe manner by following safety rules and insuring that proper safety equipment is used.

Troubleshoot, maintain and perform routine maintenance / preventative maintenance on department machines and equipment. 

Maintain department records per established procedures.

Seeks and recommends ways to eliminate potential quality problems, to improve procedures and methods, and to increase productivity using the Quality Management System (policy, procedure, work instructions).

Supports the ITW/Smith principles and philosophies:

  • Use of the principles and philosophies:  simplify, focus, flow, empower and trust

  • Set goals and targets that support the company, department and assigned tasks.

Qualifications for Entry


High school diploma or GED.


Normal vision.


No allergies to oils, solvents or solutions.


Physical ability to lift, carry and maneuver 65 pounds.


Physical ability to stand all day.


Demonstrated ability to work in a cooperative and team oriented environment.


Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal/written) effectively with customers, suppliers and other employees.


Demonstrated ability to read and interpret all applicable blueprints, schematics and diagrams.

ITW Welding is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a Disability and need assistance applying for this job, please send an email to the following address:


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