Position:  Process Technician
Location:  Frankfort, IL
Job Id:  584
# of Openings:  1



ITW Description:

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a global Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries.   ITW, with approximately 14.5 billion dollars in global revenues, operates 8 major segments with businesses in 57 countries that employ approximately 49,000 women and men. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 16,000 active patents.


Division Description: 

ITW Deltar Fasteners serves all the major OEMs and their tier suppliers with plastic fasteners totalling approximately $250M in revenues. Units include:  Frankfort, IL;  Chippewa Falls, WI; and our Commercial Sales and Engineering in Troy, MI. 


The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Deltar Fasteners enhance our customers’ competitive advantage by…

  • Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in NA.
  • 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.


Position Summary:

The Process Technician will report to the Manufacturing Manager.  The major areas of responsibility for this position are: 

·         Troubleshooting technical issues within production processes.

·         Automation set up and problem solving.

·         Training Mold Technicians and Production personnel in best practices. 

·         Leading and participating in continuous improvement efforts.

·         Safely producing quality parts on time for our customers. 


Note:  This individual will be given advanced automation training to enhance their skills.


Location:  Frankfort, IL


Primary Responsibilities:

·         Learn and teach all aspects Set Up and Troubleshooting.

    • Minor adjustments to robot positions to accommodate mold setup.
    • Ability to navigate vision systems for troubleshooting.
    • Ability to utilize robot/HMI informational screens for trouble shooting.
    • Involvement with installation of new automation cells.

·         Support the production team in day-to-day problem-solving activities as needed.

    • Conduct Root Cause Analysis when troubleshooting cells

·         Monitor daily production activities and work with the Manufacturing Manager to solve quality and performance problems.

·         Refine current processes as needed to improve manufacturing performance and set up process parameter sheets as needed.

·         Coordinate with cell leaders and other departments, including quality, tooling, and maintenance.

·         Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives, especially related to quality and operational efficiency.

·         Improve knowledge of the team by facilitating internal training activities for Mold Technicians and General Technicians.

  • Become exposed to Design Review Process

·         Maintain 6S and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition.

·         Other tasks and duties as assigned.


Position Skills and Experience Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·         This role will be based upon eight-hour day shift, Monday-Friday.  The individual selected must be able to work overtime based upon requirements of the role.

·         Able to perform duties of General Technician.

·         Excel at performing duties of Mold Technician. 

·         Learn, and can train Mold Technicians all aspects of Automation set up and troubleshooting techniques.

    • The individual must be willing to travel for specialized automation training.  Training available is through ABB, Sepro, CVTC and other sources.

·         Proven competency in plastic injection molding, along with hands-on experience with raw materials, mold set-up, and excellent troubleshooting skills for electric injection molding machines and auxiliary equipment.

·         Qualified candidate will possess good work ethic, is reliable, self-directed, and dedicated to quality. Must enjoy a fast paced environment.

·         Positive attitude and focused on continuous improvement.

·         Effective communicator, both written and verbal (English); good visual skills and reasoning ability.

·         Ability to lift 55 lbs.

·         Team player who demonstrates the ability to relate to employees at all levels of the organization.

·         Basic computer skills required, Excel proficiency a plus.

·         Requires two years’ experience as a Mold Technician.

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