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ITW Maintenance Technician Lead in Fort Worth, Texas

Founded in 1912, Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified, Fortune 200 manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. Ranked among Fortune Magazine’s most admired companies, the company focuses on solid growth, improving profitability and strong returns across its worldwide platforms and divisions. These divisions serve customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets.


Responsible for training and assisting employees in assigned department. Performs work as assistant to supervisor of department with decision making authority over technicians’ work. Will also perform electrical projects throughout the facility and production lines.


  • Follows all company safety rules and policies.

  • Trains and assists department employees in the performance of their assigned job duties.

  • Reads, understands, and follows diagrams, sketches, operation manuals and manufacturer’s specifications to repair and maintain machinery and mechanical equipment such as, but not limited to, engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems and production machines and equipment using hand tools, power tools and precision measuring and testing instruments.

  • Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.

  • Dismantles machines or equipment to gain access to and remove defective parts, replaces defective parts, and motors, and adjusts feed mechanisms. Replaces or repairs machine belts. Performs these duties with the aid of such equipment as hoists, cranes, hand tools and power tools.

  • Holds scaffolding members in place or tightens bolts to erect working platforms about machines.

  • Cleans and lubricates machine parts, such as, but not limited to, shafts, pulleys, gears, and bearings, using rags, brushes, grease gun, oil can, and other required tools not specifically listed here.

  • Removes dust, dirt, grease, and waste material from machines.

  • Paint machines or equipment to prevent corrosion.

  • May install and repair electrical systems and electrical and electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment, following electrical code, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other specifications, using hand tools, power tools and electrical and electronic test equipment.

  • Observes functioning of installed equipment or system to detect hazards and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement.

  • May diagnose/troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment, such as transformers, motors and lighting fixtures, HVAC systems, using testing equipment, and make necessary repairs, such as replacing damaged or broken wires and cables.

  • Tests malfunctioning machinery, using test equipment and discusses malfunction with other maintenance employees to diagnose malfunction. Replaces faulty electrical components of machinery, such as wiring, relays, switches, electric motor bearings and motors and positions sensing devices.

  • May diagnose and repair or replace faulty electronic components, such as circuit boards, and mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.

  • Maintains tools and equipment and keeps supplies and parts in order.

  • May repair electronic equipment such as industrial controls, audio systems, transmitters, and servomechanisms, following blueprints and manufacturers’ specifications and using hand tools and test instruments.

  • Converses with machinery/equipment operators to ascertain problems with machinery/equipment before breakdown and to determine if breakdown is due to human error or mechanical/electrical problems.

  • Tests faulty machinery/equipment and applies knowledge of functional operation of electronic/electrical systems or units to diagnose cause of malfunction.

  • Tests electronic components and circuits to locate defects, using oscilloscopes, signal generators, ammeters, and voltmeters. Replaces defective components and wiring and adjusts mechanical parts, using hand tools and soldering iron. Aligns, adjusts, and calibrates equipment according to specifications.

  • Maintains records of repairs, calibrations, and tests through use of CMMS (computerized maintenance management software).

  • Assigns job duties/priorities to technicians when manager is unavailable.

  • Connects wiring to lighting fixtures and power equipment, using hand tools. Install control and distribution components such as switches, relays, and circuit-breaker panels, fastening in place with screws or bolts, using hand tools and power tools.

  • Connects power cables to equipment and installs grounding leads.

  • Tests continuity of circuit to ensure electrical compatibility and safety of components using testing instruments, such as ohmmeter, battery and buzzer and oscilloscope.

  • Bends and cuts conduit and wire, and drills holes in walls, floors, and ceilings for electrical connections.

  • Connects wire to motors, fixtures, and other electrical equipment, replaces switches and fuses and splices wire and insulates wire with friction tape.

  • Bends, cuts and threads pipe, cuts openings in walls, ceilings and floors for pipes, seals pipe joints with sealing compound.

  • May cut out and join parts for worktables, benches, shelves, and other furnishings, using power tools and hand tools.

  • May be required to assist with plumbing repair work, building construction/remodeling/repairs, general machinery maintenance or repair duties.

  • May patch or replace plaster or plaster board and paint walls, ceilings, and trim of building.

  • May drill and break up concrete.

  • May mix and pour concrete for foundations.

  • Clears clogged drains and replaces plumbing fixtures.

  • Inspects products and processes while performing job duties to ensure all work done meets or exceeds the standards of the company’s quality program.

  • Works cooperatively and congenially with co-workers to achieve cohesive and productive work processes and work environment.

  • Performs additional tasks as assigned by management or as the situation requires.

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in general mechanical maintenance of production machinery to include reading blueprints, pneumatics, hydraulics, welding, and ordering machine parts.

  • Possess minimum knowledge of electrical wiring repairs and installation, AC/DC controls, blueprints, schematic diagrams, pneumatics, and hydraulics.

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions regarding procedures required for various machine repairs.

  • Ability to read and follow repair or installation instructions.

  • Ability to email supervisors and managers on repair status.

  • Ability to use a variety of small hand tools, power tools, scissors lifts, and material handling equipment.

  • Possess basic mechanical and electrical aptitude and ability.

  • Ability to communicate clearly with co-workers both verbally and written. Bilingual preferred.

  • Must be able to hold mechanical and electrical mechanics accountable for their work ethics and behaviors.

  • Must be able to hold everyone to the same standards and level including housekeeping their areas of responsibility.


  • Attend work regularly and report promptly for duty on the days and at the times scheduled by the supervisor.

  • Schedule changes occur and should be handled in a productive manner.

  • Working temperatures vary with seasonal changes where climate control is limited. The environment is one in which noise exists.

  • Sit on a forklift, stand, walk, squat, climb, or crawl for a combined minimum of eight (8) hours per day on a concrete surface.

  • Lift and carry components, tools, or other items weighing more than 35 pounds. Any item over 35 pounds is to be done with assistance.

  • Pull and push up to 100 pounds.

  • Carries tools and equipment to and from storage and work areas.

  • May perform combination of physical movements to reach areas difficult to access including bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, twisting and rotation motions using head/neck, arms, wrists, waist, knees, and arms while performing duties.

  • Handle small hand tools and power tools. Handling may be done unilaterally (one-handed) or bilaterally (two-handed) depending on size and shape of object and task being performed.

  • Need corrected vision to be aware of surroundings and location of items needed and perform various other job duties.

  • Need corrected hearing to identify conditions in the environment (i.e. forklift horns, fire alarms).

  • Need mental alertness to identify, avoid, or resolve safety hazards.

  • Ability to communicate with supervisors and co-workers.

  • Ability to wear designated personal protective equipment for the work assignment (i.e. safety glasses, cut-resistant gloves, hearing protection, harnesses, hard hats, and safety shoes)

Hours of Work

Monday – Friday – 6:00am to 2:30pm and OT when required

Occasional Saturday and Sunday OT when required

Possible on-call requirements


Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic global team where you can make a significant impact immediately. You will enjoy a competitive salary and a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, life, LTD insurance, 401k (with company match), employee assistance, wellness and 100% tuition reimbursement programs. ITW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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.