Automation Manager

at ITW in Hebron, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Founded in 1912, Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified, Fortune 200 manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking, and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. Ranked among Fortune’s Magazine’s most admired companies, the company focuses on solid growth, improving profitability and strong returns across its worldwide platforms and divisions. These divisions serve customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets. ITW’s revenues totaled $12.6 billion in 2020.

ITW Medical is comprised of two highly-respected medical product brands – Coeur & Filtertek – supplying medical devices and components to global medical device brands. Filtertek manufactures molded filtration and flow control components. Coeur is a leading provider of disposable diagnostic imaging consumables.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Automation Manager is responsible for providing automation expertise and process expertise to the Manufacturing team for the Hebron, IL manufacturing site. To manage activities and allocates resources within the Automation Engineering area to ensure complete engineering support is provided to meet department /plant and divisional goals. Manage daily activities of Automation Team; set goals, monitor progress, offer coaching & training, support development, and evaluate performance for 24/5 production schedule. Accountable for the overall efficiency of automation equipment and machines. Troubleshoots equipment downtime issues, processes out of control producing non-conforming products, low yields or product quality issues. Identifies areas and means to improve automation manufacturing processes / equipment and product quality on existing product and processes.


+ Manage the Automation Engineering and technician team in a manner that promotes a high standard of employee performance in a positive and supportive work environment.

+ Modify and integrate existing machinery, systems and process improvement to improve quality, increase throughput, decrease costs, and strengthen safety measures.

+ Partners with Quality and Production team to simplify, reduce, inline, and automate in-process inspection.

+ Proactively leads CAPEX/Project Management initiatives.

+ Equipment Capacity Planning.

+ Overviews and co-ordinates the automation processes /modifications/upgrades.

+ Engineering support for the automation manufacturing processes and equipment.

+ Support the divisional engineering group when assistance is required.

+ Must be able to lead a team and give direction throughout the course of a project, including multiple projects simultaneously.

+ Basis PLC & Robotics troubleshooting

+ Ability to quickly analyze data and present conclusions.

+ Ability to perform all expected tasks under general supervision.

+ Strong follow-up and organizational skills.

+ Strong communication skills.

+ Experience with automation design, troubleshooting, working with vendors.

+ Work closely with customers, vendors and internal stakeholders during project execution

+ Lead continuous improvement projects related to existing products, processes and equipment.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Manufacturing, Plastics, Biomedical, Electrical or Mechanical) preferred or equivalent years of experience.

+ A minimum of 5+ years related work experience in a Manufacturing Engineering role in a high-volume manufacturing environment required. (Experience with medical device manufacturing strongly preferred).

+ Experience in Automation process is critical to this role.

+ Strong Project Management Skills

+ Provides Engineering and technical support with respect to product design, specifications and functionality requirements.

+ Ability to train and coach others from a technical perspective.

+ Previous experience with managing people required.

+ Highly motivated, detail-oriented, and eager to drive needed change.

+ Demonstrated ability to autonomously make strategic decisions.

+ Ability to use MS Office Tools such as Word, Excel, Project (or other project management software).

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ITW offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including competitively priced medical and dental coverage the first of the month following hire, free life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and immediate 401k matching. Additional retirement savings contribution (above and beyond 401k) is awarded at no cost after one year.

ITW Medical is an equal opportunity, equal employment, affirmative action employer. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone is welcome to contribute their unique talents and ideas. We encourage applications from females, males, disabled/protected or other veterans, persons with disabilities, all races and ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities. Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable persons with disabilities to apply and to perform the essential job functions. If you require assistance with completing an application, please reply that you require assistance

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.

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Job Posting: JC241444226

Posted On: Jun 05, 2023

Updated On: Aug 17, 2023

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