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Machine Operator

Company: Illinois Tool Works
Location: Decatur
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global industrial company centered on a differentiated business model. The company's seven business segments leverage the 80/20 business model to generate solid growth, best-in-class margins and favorable returns in markets where innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries targeting sustainable and profitable organic growth. This position is responsible for the operation, troubleshooting, maintenance, cleanliness, and safety of the automatic cycle hydraulic transfer presses supporting production on any given production line. The Press Operator position is a key production and leadership role on lines utilizing transfer drawn cans. Knowledge of quality, attention to detail, and emphasis on maintenance are essential elements to a successful job performance. Job Description * Remain up-to-date on the production schedule including identification of the size, style, and specification of can to be produced and perform immediate visual and dimensional inspection of cans. * Communicate with operator from previous shift regarding transfer maintenance, operational, and safety issues and review any issues associated with product quality. * Feed on or catch cans as needed in order to maintain consistent throughput with both work in process and finished product. * Prepare for any changeovers that will occur on the given shift including arranging to have all necessary materials ready and staged, as appropriate, to minimize non-value-added activity. * Change fingers, adjust/replace gearboxes, change caps/pressure rings and other associated tooling as needed. * Perform visual and dimensional inspection of cans every fifteen (15) minutes. Inspect for scratches, draw marks, pin holes, bites in flanges, bulges, and any other non-conformities. * Perform SPC data checks on an hourly basis. Each Operator should be able to calibrate and use all necessary gauges, including dial indicators, micrometers, and various go/no go gauges. * Change/replace finishing press punches or bushings in addition to trimmer on transfer as well as repair broken bolts and minor oil leaks. * Report all nonconformities to the Quality Department and Shift Supervisor immediately. * Understand and operate control panels appropriately. * Operate and maintain D&I unit, trimmer/flanger, and finishing press in addition to repairing and replacing D&I ironing cap, sleeve, and pressure rings. * Adjust the chain and position of pockets in line with finish press tooling in addition to shim pressure rings, line up caps, and other tooling as required. * Assist Maintenance and Tooling Departments during heavy maintenance and changeovers. * Support the replacement of hydraulic cylinders, pumps, air cushions, couplings, platens, bushings, pins, etc. * Replace or repair conveyor belts and prime your hydraulic pumps when needed. * Troubleshoot draw marks and other surface (inside and outside) imperfections in addition to trimmer/flanger, ironer, and finishing press. * Operate transfer presses on other lines as needed and transfer one own's tools when moved. * Complete all required documentation accurately and completely. * Maintain clean and organized work area that upholds 5-S principles. * Collaborate with team members on assigned line and support troubleshooting, problem solving, root cause analysis, and related process improvement activities. * Wear required PPE at all times. Qualifications * High School Diploma/GED or equivalent required. * Previous experience with mechanical equipment, machine operation, troubleshooting, hydraulics, and inspection/SPC highly preferred. * The position requires frequent lifting, keen vision, team orientation, and careful attention to detail. Additional Information Operators may be exposed to Class A coatings and paints, Class C chemicals, Class E Leads and Alloys (alkaline batteries), Class F Cleaning supplies, Class H miscellaneous production items which may contain coatings or chemicals, and Class J Lubricants which may cause skin irritation. Additionally, Class I tin plate steel is used in the manufacturing process. Operators work in an environment in which hearing and eye protection is required. Furthermore, Operators will be required to lift boxes, tooling, and other objects. The work environment is consistent with other heavy manufacturing environments. Therefore, proper precautions and care should be taken. All Operators are required to support both sides of a production line and work with team members to support the entire line. Operators are required to work overtime as required. Being an employee at ITW comes with lots of benefits. Right now, we are offering a $250 bonus after your first 30 days and $750 bonus after your first 90 days. Some other benefits include: * Paid Holidays * PTO (Vacation and Sick Pay) * Attendance Bonus * Employee Referral Bonus * Medical (3 Plans), Dental and Vision Insurance * FSA/HSA * STD/LTD * Life Insurance * 401(k) (Roth/After-tax options available) * Parental Leave * Adoption Cost Assistance * Tuition Reimbursement * Scholarship Program * 3 for 1 gift match program * Volunteer Match Program * $100 credit towards safety shoes Expectations of a Machine Operator * Ability to maintain keen vision and mental awareness while practicing careful attention to detail. * Self-starter that can accomplish tasks with minimal supervision and complete assignments in a timely manner. * Team-player with aptitude to learn the ITW culture and work within a fast-pace environment with frequently shifting priorities. * 4 days of 12 hour shifts either AM or PM.

Keywords: Illinois Tool Works, Decatur , Machine Operator, Other , Decatur, Illinois

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