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Production Technician - Miller|Smith

Apply Job ID REF6776Y Date posted 06/07/2022 Address 2601 Lockheed Avenue, Watertown, SD Job Type Full-time Job Status Non-Exempt

Miller® is about building things that matter. We lead the welding industry in building advanced, solution-focused products and meeting crucial needs for welding safety and health.

We’re about the partnership and the work. Our products are designed with our users for manufacturing, fabrication, construction, aviation, motorsports, education, agriculture and marine applications.

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, is headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, and wholly owned by Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW). The company maintains its industry leadership by setting the standard for reliability, quality and responsiveness. Our tagline, “The Power of Blue®,” is inspired by the blue color of Miller equipment.

The company began with an innovation that responded to customer needs, growing from a one-man operation in 1929, to the world’s largest manufacturer of arc welding products. Miller keeps the tradition alive by focusing on its top priority: people.


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:

  • Light assembly of fuel/oxy heating, welding, cutting and regulation products per specifications and prescribed procedures.
  • Set up and operate machines, processes or equipment. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • No allergies to oils, solvents or solutions.
  • Physical ability to lift, carry and maneuver 50 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.

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.