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ITW Fabrication Operator II - 3rd Shift in Fort Worth, Texas

  • Follows all company safety rules and policies.

  • Positions, aligns and bolts dies, blades, bedplates, cushion pins, and stops, using shims and measuring tools. May set up automatic or multipurpose machines.

  • Dismantles machine setups.

  • Operates machine to produce metal parts to specifications on production basis.

  • Operates turret punch press to punch holes or layout marks in metal sheets, plates, strips or bars following diagrams for each cut. Inserts, aligns and locks punches and dies in turret, using hammer, shims, feelers, micrometers and setscrews. Pushes button to turn turret to specified punch and die, presses pedal to activate punch.

  • Operates power punch press equipment to notch or punch metal plates, sheets or structural shapes so that plates, nuts, hinges and lockkeepers can be installed.

  • Lifts metal piece manually or by using hoist and secures metal in fixture or loads automatic feeding device. Starts machine, engages feed and observes operation.

  • Differentiates between various metal types and thickness to ensure correct type of metal is being used in the particular task assignment. Adjusts flow of lubricants, pressure and depth of stroke, or feed of material, applying knowledge of thickness and properties of metal or according to standard specifications. Determines special handling procedures or techniques needed for specific project.

  • Reviews end product of work performed for errors or deficiencies and takes steps required to correct such errors or deficiencies found.

  • Accurately and efficiently completes all forms and reports related to work performed in the fab shop.

  • Clears jams and corrects minor malfunction of machines. Reports need for machine repair to supervisor.

  • Check specific components for proper dimensions and quality.

  • May make trial runs and measure workpiece for conformance to specifications.

  • May sharpen shear blades, drills on cutting tools.

  • May set up drill presses, flame cutting and/or welding machines.

  • May be required to build different types of wood shop components required for manufacturing.

  • May be required to operate table and handheld saws.

  • May be required to cross train and becomes proficient on operation of all machinery in the department.

  • May be required to operate powered material handling equipment.

  • Inspects products and processes while performing job duties to ensure all work done meets or exceeds standards of the company’s quality program.

  • Works cooperatively and congenially with co-workers to achieve cohesive and productive work processes and work environment.

  • Participate as a team member responsible for keeping the equipment running in order to meet optimum efficiency.

  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by management or as the situation requires.

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in fab shop operations.

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions regarding procedures required for the operation of the various machinery used in the shop.

  • Ability to read and follow /blueprints/diagrams of refrigeration model unit/tape measures.

  • Ability to use squares, straight edges, rulers, micrometers, calipers, gauges, feeler, templates and hand tools

  • Ability to use a variety of small hand tools and power tools.

  • Possess basic mechanical aptitude and ability.

  • Ability to read and write.

  • Ability to communicate clearly with co-workers.

  • If operating a Salvagnini, must pass the Salvagnini Test Battery.


  • Attend work regularly and report promptly for duty on the days and at the times scheduled by the supervisor.

  • Stand and walk a minimum of eight (8) hours per day on a concrete surface. Schedule may vary based on production needs.

  • May perform combination of physical movements to reach areas difficult to access including bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, twisting and rotation motions using head/neck, arms, wrists, waist, knees and arms while performing duties.

  • Lift and carry components, tools, or other items weighing no more than 50 pounds. Any component, tool, or item weighing more than 50 pounds, must be done with assistance.

  • Pull and push up to 150 pounds.

  • Handle small hand tools, power tools, and unit components. Handling may be done unilaterally (one-handed) or bilaterally (two-handed) depending on size and shape of object and task being performed.

  • Constant use of hands and fingers in order to perform set ups, change over and break down of machinery parts, and maneuver materials used in fabricating process and other duties as required.

  • Must have corrected vision to be aware of surroundings and location of items needed and perform various other job duties.

  • Must have corrected hearing to listen to needs and advice of supervisors and co-workers and listen to the environment to be aware of surroundings.

  • Must be capable of communicating verbally with supervisors and co-workers.

  • Must be mentally alert and capable of remembering faces, names, oral instructions and details.

  • Must be able to tolerate environmental conditions of plant which involves temperatures that may vary with seasonal changes and in which a high level of noise exists.

  • Must be alert and able to identify a safety hazard, should one occur, in order to avoid it and to report it immediately to the appropriate person or, if directed, by taking corrective measures to eliminate the hazard.

  • Must be able to react to changes in schedules in a productive manner and to handle other tasks as required by management.

  • Must be able to tolerate wearing of designated personal protective equipment for the work assignment (i.e. safety glasses, cut-resistant gloves, hearing protection).


Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic global team where you can make a significant impact immediately. You will enjoy a competitive salary and a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, life, LTD insurance, 401k (with company match), employee assistance, wellness and 100% tuition reimbursement programs. ITW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.