Careers

Roper Whitney in Rockford IL, has been in business since 1910. We value our employees and work continuously to make our company a great place to work for. Below are the currently available positions. If you are looking for a career at Roper Whitney please email your resume to hr@roperwhitney.com.

Current Openings

PURPOSE/FUNCTION/SUMMARY (TRAINING NEEDS)

Set-up and operate metal removing equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Verifies that all product produced meets customer specifications and is in accordance with Company quality standards.

  1. Performs set-up and operates manual machine or multiple machines as required.
  2. Operates variety of machines when needed.
  3. Reads blueprints and gauges.
  4. Provides assistance to co-workers as needed, in the spirit of teamwork, with the goal of meeting or exceeding customer requirements.
  5. Supports and promotes a team environment.
  6. Accepts and supports the Safety and Loss Prevention Program.
  7. Meets or exceeds all production and quality standards.

PRINCIPAL RELATIONSHIPS

  1. Internal: Direct supervisor and co-workers.
  2. External: None.

LEVEL OF AUTHORITY

Authority to process orders according to blueprint specifications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  1. Education/Training: High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  2. Experience/Skills: Familiarity with blueprint reading and appropriate measuring devices.

PHYSICAL AND VISUAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with impairments to perform the essential functions.

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Noise level for this work environment:

Field Service Technician

Field Service Technician Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing service and customer support during field visits or dispatches
  • Managing all on site installation, repair, maintenance and training tasks
  • Diagnosing errors or technical problems and determining proper solutions

Job brief

We are looking for a self-starter field service technician to deliver the desired customer service experience. The goal is to drive service success that improves customer satisfaction, maximizes customer retention and increases profitability.

Responsibilities

  • Manages all onsite installations, educates and trains the customer on operation, safety and maintenance of the machine
  • Diagnose errors or technical problems and determine proper solutions
  • Ability to travel 50 % – 75% of the time and when not traveling, work in the service department taking calls helping customers over the phone and helping on machine rebuilds
  • Produce timely and detailed service reports
  • Document processes
  • Operate vehicle in a safely manner
  • Comprehend customer requirements and make appropriate recommendations/briefings

Requirements

  • Must possess a working knowledge of electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Must have strong troubleshooting skills to identify, test and repair to resolve machine problems
  • Able to read and understand and utilize electrical drawings
  • Ability to work flexible shifts and to adapt to changing work schedules
  • Must have valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Technical degree/certification or equivalent experience

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following, however, other duties may apply.)

  • Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility’s equipment.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
  • Perform simple machinist duties and responsibilities.
  • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities.
  • Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned or needed.
  • Track and maintain electronic records on all maintenance and repairs to machines and facility.
  • Control maintenance budget and spending.
  • Set working hours for department and obtain approval through Director of Manufacturing.
  • Direct and delegate workload to maintenance personnel.
  • Ensure all processes, procedures and documentation is compliant with company standards.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • To perform this job satisfactorily, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Effectively communicate and understand job instructions both verbally and written in the English language.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

 REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. when required. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb ladders and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following, however, other duties may apply.)

  • Reads and interprets blueprints.
  • Uses gages and measuring instruments to meet tolerance requirements.
  • Uses precision tools, machinery and equipment such as lathe, vertical milling machine, drill press, hydraulic press, chop saw, band saw, push and pull broaches and a variety of cutting tools and equipment.
  • Fabricates and shapes parts such as tools and machine parts out of metal, plastics and composites
  • Properly and safely selects, aligns, secures and removes holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials onto machines
  • Recognizes, deploys and properly uses inserts, fixtures and tooling
  • Performs daily and regular cleaning and light maintenance tasks on machinery and equipment
  • Evaluate experimental procedures and recommend change or modifications for efficiency and adaptability to setup and production
  • Utilizes and abides by safety procedures
  • Complies with all quality policies, specifications, regulations and instructions

RESPONSIBILITIES

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Estimating time and materials for machine jobs
  • General knowledge in metals and the quality and machinability and uses of metals, alloys and other materials
  • Machines and tools, including their design, uses, repair and maintenance
  • Design techniques, tools and principals involved in the production of precision technical plans and drawings
  • Must be a detailed oriented self-driven person capable of prioritizing tasks based on impact to the company.

 LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Effectively communicate and understand job instructions both verbally and written in the English language.

  PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Regularly required to sit, stand and walk.
  • Occasionally required lifting up to 50 pounds

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high

Mechanical Engineer

Salary:                   Based on Experience

Qualifications:   Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering degree or 3 or more years of Machine Design Experience

Summary

Seeking a motivated individual to design and launch innovative machines for working sheet metal.

  • Design and detail of automated and manual type machines
  • Design and detail of hand tools
  • Support sales, manufacturing, and assembly on new and existing products
  • Assembly and testing of prototypes
  • Trouble shooting problems and finding the best solution

Skills Required

  • Have excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • High attention to detail
  • Organized
  • SolidWorks a must. Inventor a plus.
  • Microsoft office experience
  • Knowledge of GD&T
  • Hands on experience with mechanical systems
  • Eager and motivated to accomplish company goals
  • Ability to handle multiple projects
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Can work with minor supervision
  • Able to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience working with sheet metal or automated machines
  • Willing to assemble prototypes if needed

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following, however, other duties may apply.)

  • Inspects and recommends disposition of all nonconforming manufactured, purchased and returned goods.
  • Inspects inventory on the shelf for nonconforming parts.
  • Identifies new parts for quotes and identifies samples.
  • Provides support to engineering and production departments to determine cause of part nonconformance’s and or part failures.
  • Keeps return data base up to date and prompts departments to complete returns.
  • Provides information needed to complete credits.
  • Identifies parts from drawings or information from sales.
  • Inspects parts to be shipped when necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education/Training: High School Diploma or equivalent required. CQI certificate a plus. ISO 9000 & PPAP experience a plus.  Gauge certification / calibration experience a plus.
  • Experience/Skills: Measuring tools, Caliper, Micrometer, Rockwell & Brinell Hardness Testing equipment, and other inspection equipment. Able to use a copier, fax machine and computer with Microsoft Software such as Word, Excel and Access.
  • Must have knowledge of GD&T and must be able to read blueprints.
  • Must be a detailed oriented self-driven person capable of prioritizing tasks based on impact to the company.

 LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Effectively communicate and understand job instructions both verbally and written in the English language.

  PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Regularly required to sit, stand and walk.
  • Occasionally required lifting up to 50 pounds

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high