Machine Builder - 2nd Shift

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. Rolling Meadows, IL
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Our Rolling Meadows division is looking for a bright, ambitious Machine Builder to assemble, debug and install entire machines and/or systems in a timely manner and meet customer requirements.

This is a second shift position that may move to first shift.


* Organize, plan and execute all phases of machine construction.

* Assemble all aspects of a machine or multi-system from drawings and/or verbal instructions.

* Provide direction to assistants.

* Fabricate critical machine components as required.

* Interface with electrical personnel concerning electrical and programming issues.

* Use knowledge of pneumatic functions, devices and fittings, to achieve desired results.

* Adjust cam timing, rotary positions (i.e. indexing units) as necessary.

* Use knowledge of OSHA requirements for machine safety devices and guards.

* Perform machine parts and assembly modifications as required, interfacing with engineering when changes are major or of a critical nature.

* Record changes to machine parts and assemblies on engineering drawings.

* Debug entire machine, with engineering, as necessary.

* Perform in-house acceptance run-off.

* Interface with customer when necessary.

* Install and service machines at customer's site as required.

* Train customer's personnel on machine operations and maintenance.

* Provide information for machine technical documentation.

* Maintain a safe working environment and follow safe working practices.

* Keep work area clean.

* Maintain tools and equipment in a safe, clean and orderly fashion.

* Follow work instructions and maintain checklists.

* Maintain departmental goals in keeping with company objectives.

* Recommend improvements in order to facilitate company growth.

* Maintain ISO13485 Certification Requirements.

* Other duties as assigned.

Mentorship Responsibilities:

* Provide leadership and existing knowledge to new or existing Machine Builders in a professional manner

* Provide informal transmission of knowledge through communication by suggestion and hands on training.

* Provide feedback to Senior Management on mentoring process.

* Mentor new or existing employees based on Management's recommendation.

(Health, Safety, & Environmental):

* Work in compliance with divisional Health, Safety, and Environmental Procedures.

* Refrain from removing or altering safety devices or guarding unless hazardous energies are controlled through Lockout-Tagout methods.

* Report any unsafe conditions or unsafe acts.

* Report any defect in any equipment or protective device.

* Ensure that the required protective equipment is used for the assigned task.

* Attend all required Health, Safety, and Environmental training.

* Report any accidents/incidents, including near misses to your supervisor.

* Assist in investigating any accidents/incidents or near misses if requested.

* Refrain from engaging in any unruly conduct.

* Ensure that equipment, materials and protective devices are functioning in a safe manner.

* Ensure that employees are working in accordance with divisional health and safety procedures.

* Applies progressive discipline as appropriate for health, safety and/or environmental violations.

* Advise employees of the existence of any potential or actual health and safety risks.

* Provide appropriate instruction for safe work.

* Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of employees.

* Conduct periodic inspections and audits in accordance with legislative and/or corporate requirements.

* Conduct accident/incident investigations, prepare necessary reports and communicate to line management, health and safety personnel and health and safety committee.

* Ensure that all employees, including temporary workers and contractors, adhere to safety requirements including the use of personal protective equipment.

* Support activities and initiatives outlined by the Joint Health and Safety Committee.



* High school diploma or equivalency.


* Five years minimum experience in machine building.

* Journeyman tool maker or equivalent skills.

* Strong mechanical aptitude.

* Good interpersonal skills.


Must be knowledgeable in the proper use and selection of tools and equipment.


Inspection and measurement tools such as vernier, caliper, and scales, etc.

Hand tools such as a variety of wrenches, pliers, saws, power drills, etc.

Machinery such as milling machine, surface grinders, lathe, etc.


* The employee may be required to stand, walk, push, pull, reach overhead, and bend to the floor.

* Exert up to 75 pounds of force occasionally, and/or exert up to 25 pounds of force frequently.

* Visual Acuity – Normal requirements for reading written instructions and computer screens.

* Hearing Ability – Normal requirements for understanding verbal instructions.

* Working Conditions – The employee is subject to exposure to high noise levels and/or physical hazards when working on the manufacturing floor.