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ITW Automation Tech in Decatur, Alabama

Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global industrial company centered on a differentiated business model. The company’s seven business segments leverage the 80/20 business model to generate solid growth, best-in-class margins and favorable returns in markets where innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries targeting sustainable and profitable organic growth. The Sexton business fits within the ITW Drawform Division and is a market leader in the manufacture of high-pressure aerosol cans and after-market filter shells and is seeking an Automation Technician for its Decatur, AL facility, located 30 minutes Southwest of the Huntsville area.

Job Description

Implement automation improvements throughout the plant including current automation.

  • Provide technical expertise to Machine Safety and Guarding projects.

  • Provide electrical support through troubleshooting and upgrading of manufacturing equipment.

  • Assist in the installation of robotics and controls to automate production equipment.

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of PC’s and PLCs with their various software systems, i.e. Ladder Logic, NC Software, QBasic and Network Protocols.

  • Complete other duties as assigned or directed.


  • Minimum 2-year technical degree in electrical technology/ mechatronics or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment in a Maintenance/Automation Technician role preferred.

  • Fanuc Robotic Installation and Programming is preferred

  • SolidWorks or AutoCAD experience highly desirable.

  • Must be able to give examples of relevant projects and/or work completed.

  • Working knowledge of PLCs and PLC programming (Allen Bradley is preferred).

  • Experience in panel building and sizing is desired.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.

  • Demonstrate knowledge concerning general safety protocol and procedures regarding field operations.

  • Ability to work independently, manage projects and complete assignments in a timely manner.

  • Self-starter; works with minimal supervision; capable of offering up and making decisions.

  • Effective oral, interpersonal and written communication skills.

  • Team-player with aptitude to learn the ITW culture and work within a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to maintain keen vision and mental awareness while practicing careful attention to detail.

  • Ability to collaborate with team members to support troubleshooting, problem solving, root cause analysis, and related process improvement activities.

Being an employee at ITW comes with lots of benefits. Some of these benefits include:

  • Paid Holidays

  • PTO (Vacation and Sick Pay)

  • Attendance Bonus

  • Employee Referral Bonus

  • Medical (3 Plans), Dental and Vision Insurance



  • Life Insurance

  • 401(k) (Roth/After-tax options available)

  • Parental Leave

  • Adoption Cost Assistance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Scholarship Program

  • 3 for 1 gift match program

  • Volunteer Match Program

  • $115 credit towards safety shoes

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

_All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. _

ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.