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

Quality Control Inspector

PURPOSE/FUNCTION/SUMMARY (TRAINING NEEDS)

The quality control inspector should be a hands on inspector in checking dimensions of various sizes machined metal components. Includes working with other staff to determine inspection priorities/flow. Ideal candidate must have GDT knowledge base with ability to interpret blueprints.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Handle various product quality activities and examine production defects, semi-finished goods defects.
  2. Perform dimensional inspection on parts.
  3. First piece, last piece, and in-process inspection.
  4. Work with gauges, calipers, and other measuring equipment to ensure the parts meet specifications.
  5. Work with machine operators and engineering to make blue prints and machine adjustments as needed.
  6. Documents actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  1. Education/Training: High School or GED equivalent.
  2. Experience/Skills: 2-3 years’ experience in both quality assurance and quality control activities.  Experience using Hexagon arms, Keyence, Zeiss CMM highly preferred.  Must be able to pass a micrometer and caliper test.  Geometric dimensioning and tolerance (ASME Y14.5 – GD&T) skills required. Three years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment with exposure to CNC or machined parts, fabricated welded and/or sheet metal parts.
  3. ASQ Certified Quality Inspector or Technician preferred.

Mechanical Engineer

PURPOSE/FUNCTION/SUMMARY (TRAINING NEEDS)

Responsible for supporting engineering functions by performing SolidWorks based applications required for new product development, standard product modifications and creation and distribution of manufacturing documentation.  Provides design analysis to support manufacturing and furnishes technical assistance as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Performs SolidWorks based modeling/drafting for part and finish drawings; generate layouts and bill of materials.
  2. Design and development of automated and manual type machines.
  3. Work with minimal supervision to complete project deadlines.
  4. Supports manufacturing, and assembly on new and existing products.
  5. Assembly and testing of prototypes.
  6. Trouble shooting problems and finding a quick solution.
  7. Provides analysis and technical recommendations for engineering change notice evaluation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  1. Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  2. Experience/Skills: SolidWorks a must; Inventor a plus. Knowledge of GD&T.  Highly detailed and organized.
  3. 1-2 year experience as Mechanical design engineer.

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.

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.

1st SHIFT PAINTER

PURPOSE/FUNCTION/SUMMARY (TRAINING NEEDS)

Prepares equipment to be ready for paint, deburring, taping, sanding, etc. Paints equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

  • Prepares booth to paint:
  • Bonding
  • Grinding and Sanding
  • Getting Parts
  • Setting up Paint Guns
  • 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.

1st Shift Mechanical Assembler

PURPOSE/FUNCTION/SUMMARY (TRAINING NEEDS)

Assembles machines, equipment and their sub-assemblies, including electrical wiring, following established processes and work instructions using hand tools and other precision tools.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Assembles machines, equipment and sub-assemblies such as punch presses, bending brakes, shears, notchers, and roll formers, following specifications and rising knowledge gained by experience.
  2. Removes small quantities of metal, using hand files, or portable grinders to clean parts or to produce close fit between the parts.
  3. Aligns components and bolts or can rivet them together, using hand tools, or portable powered tools.
  4. May install moving parts, such as shafts, levers or bearings and manually works them to test for free movement of the parts.
  5. Wire the electrical components (switches, buttons and electrical panels) according to a wiring schematic.
  6. Occasionally repair or rebuild machines.
  7. Picks parts from inventory to assemble machines.
  8. Trouble shoots problems from customers.
  9. May assemble systems of gears by aligning and meshing gears in gearbox.
  10. May also test or assist in testing operation of the completed product.
  11. Assists with other projects and duties as assigned.

MACHINE, EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS USED

Basic Shop Tools, Special fixturing, Precision Calibration Equipment, Air Tools, Dynafile, Vices, Shears, Hand Presses.  Employee may be required to purchase personal tools and measuring equipment required to perform job.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  1. Education/Training: High School Diploma or GED.
  2. Equivalent to 1 – 3 years practical trades training.
  3. Experience/Skills: Requires the use of shop mathematics together with the use of drawings or blueprints, specifications, charts, tables, the use of precision measuring instruments and/or the use of some training generally applicable in a particular or specialized field.
  4. Basic knowledge of electrical wiring.

1st Shift CNC Horizontal Milling Machinist 

PURPOSE/FUNCTION/SUMMARY (TRAINING NEEDS)

Program, set-up and operate CNC controlled horizontal milling machines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Verifies that all product produced meets blue print 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 (+ .001).
  3. Working knowledge of GD&T.
  4. Possess higher programming knowledge of CNC horizontal Milling Centers.
  5. Ability to perform complete set-ups for long and short term production.
  6. Ability to read, write and edit G code programs.
  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.
  13. All other duties as assigned by supervision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Education/Training:  High School Diploma or equivalent required.

Experience/Skills:  Experience reading and following blueprints and proven knowledge and usage of appropriate measuring devices.  Minimum 3 years of horizontal machine operating experience or related experience.  Minimum 1 year reading, editing and writing Fanuc controls.

1st Shift Swiss Lathe Operator

PURPOSE/FUNCTION/SUMMARY (TRAINING NEEDS)

Set-up and operate Star Swiss Style CNC lathe and Haas DS30-Y Live Tooling Lathes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

  1. Performs set-up and operates CNC lathes.
  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. Meets or exceeds all production and quality standards.
  7. All other duties as assigned by a supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  1. Education/Training: High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  2. Experience/Skills: 1 year of CNC Swiss lathe operating experience.

Job Type: Full-time

2nd Shift Heidenhain Milling Machine Operator

2nd Shift 2:30 pm to 1:00 am (four 10 hour shifts)

Set-up and operate CNC 5-axis mill with Heidenhain control milling machines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

  1. Performs set-up and operates Heidenhain mills.
  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. Meets or exceeds all production and quality standards.

Job Type: Full-time

2nd Shift 2:30 pm to 1:00 am (four 10 hour shifts)

Set-up and operate CNC vertical milling machines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Verifies that all product produced meets customer specifications and is in accordance with Company quality standards.
1. Performs set-up and operates vertical CNC mills.
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. Meets or exceeds all production and quality standards.
Job Type: Full-time