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ITW 2nd Shift Toolmaker in Lexington, Kentucky

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 14.1 billion dollars in global revenues, operates 7 major segments with businesses in 57 countries that employ approximately 45,000 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.

StampTech Fasteners TM Division Description:

The ITW StampTech Fastener TM Division serves the major OEMs and Tier suppliers in the North American automotive market.  The division supplies stamped metal fasteners and engineered fastener assemblies that leverage our deep-draw stamping technologies. The annual revenue for the division is approximately $160M. Locations include Gallatin, TN, Lexington, KY & Naugatuck, CT.

The Division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, StampTech Fasteners TM enhances our customers’ competitive advantage by maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in North America, exchanging product, process, and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide and continually improving processes, material, and designs to ensure every product provides value and meets customer expectations.

The position of Tool and Die Maker develops tooling requirements based on production needs and provides component design direction and support for current and potential projects/programs involving complex tolerances. Designs, reviews, tests, and maintains manufacturing processes. Investigates and resolves manufacturing related issues. Develops, constructs, and alters a wide variety of jigs, fixtures, and gauges. As well as the ability to analyze and understand specifications and tolerances; set-up and operate machine tools; study blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and project management and visualize end-product.

Key Responsibilities

  • Follow all established safety, health and Company policies, procedures, and recognized practices

  • Performs assignments ranging from the use of ordinary tool room operations to work involving accurate relationships and extremely close tolerances

  • Plans construction procedures and methods; including but not limited to; selecting the proper materials, compute dimensions and plan layout, machining, and assembly operations.

  • Identifies and corrects problems in complicated dies and tools

  • Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances using measuring and inspection devices such as dial indicators, gauge blocks, thickness gauges, micrometers and eye loupes

  • Set-up and operate machine tools such as lathe, vertical milling machine, surface and jig grinders, as well as some specialty grinders, to machine parts and tooling to tolerances of within .0002 and verify conformance of machined parts to specifications

  • Heat treats various tool steels to the required hardness specification

  • Examine standard or previously used tools or dies and use proper judgment in evaluating the need for modifications or replacements to be made

  • Calculate all punch and die clearances as well as all tooling dimensions

  • Train apprentice level employees

  • Maintain good housekeeping standards

  • All other duties as assigned by manager

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

  • Minimum of a high school education or equivalent or associate degree and/or technical training certification

  • 6+ years of industrial experience

  • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to use hand and measuring tools in fitting and assembly operations, as well as operate drill press, manual milling machine, lathe, grinders, and other mechanical equipment

  • Experience with operating a forklift

  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices

  • Effectively communicate in a professional demeanor when dealing with the public or any level of employees

  • Demonstrate good problem-solving skills and possess communication skills

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to work overtime

Physical Demands & Work Environment

  • 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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel, talk, or hear; and smell. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee could be exposed to extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

  • Safety toed with slip resistant shoes, safety glasses and earplugs are required on the plant floor

ITW Culture & Leadership Expectations:

  • Exemplify and embody the ITW Leadership expectations

  • Able to thrive and collaborate in a decentralized and entrepreneurial culture

  • Able to take a high level of accountability and ownership for personal and company performance

  • Able to communicate both verbal and written with clarity and simplicity

  • Exemplifies a strategic-thinking approach and process to product management

  • Able to make decisions and use critical thinking and analytical approaches when weighing options

ITW 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.

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. _

ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.