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)

 

Supervise machinists involved in maintenance, repair, and fabrication work.  Skillful in programming, set-up and operations of mills and lathes, using of a variety of metal machining tools and precision measuring devices to cut, grind, or otherwise shape metal parts into conformance with specified dimensions. Must understand and interpret blueprints, sketches, or other description of parts to be fabricated, and to select materials and plan the sequence of operations to be performed by staff in accordance with accepted methods and Company standards. The work requires knowledge of supervisory techniques, personnel policies, and procedures.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

  • Selects and assigns staff, ensuring equal employment opportunity in hiring and promotion.
  • Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of employees.
  • Evaluates and verifies employee performance through the review of completed work assignments and work techniques.
  • Identifies staff development and training needs and ensures that training is obtained.
  • Studies blueprints and sketches in order to plan material, equipment, and labor needs to accomplish tasks.
  • Operates machines and other equipment to observe operation and diagnose malfunctions or to test repaired equipment.
  • Develop specifications where none exist, or are outdated, or create from general description of parts or assembles to be fabricated and draw or sketch device to be made.
  • Ability to apply shop mathematics to practical problems, such as computing dimensions, layout out work, and setting up machine tools.
  • Ability to perform any task assigned to an employee.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

 

  • Education/Training: High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience/Skills:
    • Considerable knowledge of methods, practices, tools and equipment, machining qualities, properties and uses of various metals. Practical knowledge of programming, set-up and operation of various mills and lathes.
    • Knowledge of training and supervisory techniques.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills needed.
    • Minimum 6 years of experience in machining supervision.

 

 

PURPOSE/FUNCTION/SUMMARY (TRAINING NEEDS)

Responsible to design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Draw/design electrical schematics
  • Responsible for software updates on our machine’s controls
  • Assist and support the Service Department with software problems
  • Update and write documentation related to the electrical and software side of our machines
  • Help with the drafting of our machine’s manuals
  • Development of little software/electrical projects
  • Provide internal technical help for the IT and ERP systems

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Control Engineering or Mechatronics Program
  • Experience/Skills:  Highly detailed and organized

 

 

Installation and Service Technician

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Serves customers by installing and servicing machinery and equipment.

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

  1. Serves new/existing customers by analyzing work orders, conducting tests, investigating complaints, and resolving problems.
  2. Planning daily travel schedule.
  3. Establishes service by analyzing requirements; ordering and gathering components and parts; completing installation; performing acceptance tests.
  4. Maintains rapport with customers by examining complaints; identifying solutions; suggesting improved methods and techniques; recommending system improvements.
  5. Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventive maintenance, calling for repairs.
  6. Documents service and installation actions by completing forms; reports; logs and records.
  7. Maintains customer confidence by keeping service information confidential.
  8. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications.
  9. Accomplishes operations and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  10. Around 70% of the time travel to job sites with the United States and occasionally Canada and Mexico.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  1. Education/Training: Mechatronics or equivalent.
  2. Experience/Skills: Strong background in reading electrical schematics and electronics troubleshooting.  Must be able to work independently with little to no supervision.   Analyzing information; using judgment; developing and maintaining client relationships; equipment maintenance; strong written and verbal communication; quality focus; results driven; supply management.

Entry Level Service Technician

We are looking for someone who is just finishing their Mechatronics courses and is ready to join our team:

We will train for 4-6 months, then the service technician will travel with another service technician to learn how to install new machines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

  1. Serves new/existing customers by analyzing work orders, conducting tests, investigating complaints, and resolving problems.
  2. Planning daily travel schedule.
  3. Establishes service by analyzing requirements; ordering and gathering components and parts; completing installation; performing acceptance tests.
  4. Maintains rapport with customers by examining complaints; identifying solutions; suggesting improved methods and techniques; recommending system improvements.
  5. Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventive maintenance, calling for repairs.
  6. Documents service and installation actions by completing forms; reports; logs and records.
  7. Maintains customer confidence by keeping service information confidential.
  8. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications.
  9. Accomplishes operations and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  10. Around 70% of the time travel to job sites with the United States and occasionally Canada and Mexico.

PURPOSE/FUNCTION/SUMMARY (TRAINING NEEDS)

Set-up and operate a Toyoda horizontal machining center with Fanuc control.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

  1. Set-up and/or operate machine or multiple machines as required.
  2. Work with tight tolerances (+ .0005).
  3. Working knowledge of GD&T.
  4. Possess higher programming knowledge of Fanuc controls.
  5. Ability to perform complete set-ups for long and short term production.
  6. Ability to read, write and edit Fanuc controls.
  7. Ability to analyze job orders, blueprints, specification and design data to calculate dimension, tool selection and machine speeds.
  8. Work with more complex tooling.
  9. Accurately complete first and last piece inspection according to Company procedure.
  10. Provide assistance to co-workers as needed, in the spirit of teamwork, with the goal of meeting or exceeding customer requirements.
  11. Support and promote the team environment.
  12. Meet and/or exceed all production and quality standards.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  1. Education/Training: High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  2. Experience/Skills: Experience reading and following blueprints and proven knowledge and usage of appropriate measuring devices.  Minimum 5 years machine operating experience or related experience.  Minimum 3 years reading, editing and writing Fanuc controls.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Description

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work with various hand tools, drills, tape measure, dial calipers 
  • Connect components, parts, and linear rails
  • Follow assembly instructions 
  • Read and understand blueprints
  • Follow safety guidelines at all times
  • Document completions and all discrepancies
  • Keep work areas clean and organized
  • Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • • Education: High School Diploma or GED.
  • Strong verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to interpret technical instructions and diagrams
  • Safely operate various tools

Job Description

PURPOSE/FUNCTION/SUMMARY  (TRAINING NEEDS)
Set-up and operate CNC vertical milling machines on 2nd shift.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Verifies that all product produced meets customer specifications and is in accordance with Company quality standards.
  • Performs set-up and operates vertical CNC mills.
  • Operates variety of machines when needed.
  • Reads blueprints and gages.
  • Provides assistance to co-workers as needed, in the spirit of teamwork, with the goal of meeting or exceeding customer requirements.
  • Supports and promotes a team environment.
  • Meets or exceeds all production and quality standards.
  • All other duties as assigned by a supervisor.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED Education/Training: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Experience/Skills: 1 year of CNC vertical milling experience.