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

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.

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 Welder/Fabricator

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Fabricate and assemble metal structures and equipment through the use of welders, cutters, shapers and measuring tools. Welders read and interpret diagrams, sketches and blueprints to determine operations, required materials and timeframes for projects.

  1. Read blueprints and drawings and take or read measurements to plan layout and procedures
  2. Determine the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements
  3. Set up components for welding according to specifications (e.g. cut material with powered saws to match measurements)
  4. Operate angle grinders to prepare the parts that must be welded
  5. Align components using calipers, rulers etc. and clamp pieces
  6. Weld components using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in various positions (vertical, horizontal or overhead)
  7. Repair machinery and other components by welding pieces and filling gaps
  8. Test and inspect welded surfaces and structure to discover flaws
  9. Maintain equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety
  10. Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  1. Proven experience as a welder
  2. Basic hand tools a requirement
  3. Experience using a variety of welding equipment and procedures (TIG, MMA etc)
  4. Experience in using electrical or manual tools (saws, squares, calipers etc.)
  5. Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings
  6. Knowledge of relative safety standards and willingness to use protective clothing (face-shield, gloves etc.)
  7. Attention to detail
  8. Proficient in English
  9. Successful completion of a relevant apprenticeship program is required
  10. Professional Certification (e.g. an AWS welding certificate) will be a plus

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.

2nd 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 gages.
  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 Vertical CNC Mill Machine Operator

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

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