Forge Team Member

Danville, Illinois, United Statesthyssenkrupp Crankshaft Co LLC

Type of contract:Full-time, Permanent
Experience level:Entry Level (0-2 years)
Remote work:Not possible
Job field:Production & Manufacturing
Status:Ongoing recruitment, entry date flexible
Posting date:2024/04/02
Job number:US_RS_07483
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Your responsibilities

Operate machinery on forge line
Provide necessary maintenance
Maintain record of machine downtime and corrective actions

Diagnose, troubleshoot, update and repair malfunctioning plant equipment as well as plant building repairs within capabilities
Perform routine mechanical or machining maintenance activities on equipment
Participate in preventative maintenance program based on OEMs (Original Equipment Manuals) for plant equipment, machinery, and related facilities
Maintain records of daily PM’s and readings such as emissions, dust collector, amp on blast wheels, and conductivity for water treat system
Other responsibilities and projects as specified

Main Press
Set up and operate press for routine established work
Select correct tooling for the job task and correctly set up the tools required
Ensure dies aligned; unclamp and make necessary adjustments
Monitor 3 robots that accompany the press, especially spray robot that prevents parts from sticking
Monitor parts as they go through the die to ensure no malfunctions
Monitor die tonnage
Maintenance press as necessary
Report downtime
Operate panel to control heat and cycle time
Run Man-mate Machine
Trim Press
Monitor product in trim press
Change tooling as necessary

Your profile


Industrial Maintenance AAS or equivalent degree


At least 5 years of experience in industrial maintenance in a manufacturing setting
Length of Experience
Previous experience in manufacturing and metal fabrication preferred
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Background in mechanics, electrical, and hydraulics
Excellent mechanical skills with a focus on clutch/brake presses or other forming presses
Knowledge of forging aspects, metal flow, and crankshaft design
Knowledge of robotics and PLC’s
Strong understanding of Programmable Logic Controllers (Allen Bradley/Siemens), robotics (ABB), and electrical control systems
Capable of troubleshooting through complex mechanical, electrical and automation failures in order to determine a root cause of failure
Knowledge of fabrication
Manual skills to operate machines, tools and move parts
Excellent reasoning and problem solving ability
Ability to convert metric to standard and basic mathematical ability
Competent at basic dimensional measuring and able to quickly learn the use of precision measurement tools
Ability to follow step-by-step instructions
Ability to perform repetitive work
Ability to read blueprints
Ability to cope with change
Strong orientation toward quality, safety and continuous improvement
Excellent communication ability
Excellent reasoning and problem solving ability
Ability to operate a variety of maintenance equipment in a safe and effective manner
Ability to adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems

Important to us

Health & Safety

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

We value diversity

thyssenkrupp values and promotes diversity in all areas of the company. We actively combat discrimination and foster an open, tolerant working environment that welcomes different backgrounds and perspectives.

We therefore welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity. What matters is the applicant's individual motivation and potential.

People with disabilities will be given appropriate support in the application process and in the performance of their job functions as well as in accessing employer benefits.


The Forge Team Member reports to the Production Manager and is responsible for the operation, adjustment and maintenance of all forge line equipment.

From receiving your documents to acceptance: the application process

Step 1

Online application

Have you found an interesting vacancy? Then apply online. You won’t need more than 10 minutes. The entire application process – from initial contact to response – usually takes between four and six weeks.

Notes on application

You will have submitted your online application to thyssenkrupp in no time! As long as the position is available on our career page, you have the opportunity to apply.

We have adapted the application process to the current situation and conduct our interviews by video (not in the U.S.), telephone and also personally - in compliance with the applicable and necessary distance and hygienic rules. You will receive detailed information on this topic from our recruiting experts during the application process, while you can find general information and application tips here finden.

Further information about thyssenkrupp, our products and locations can be found directly on the company website.

We wish you every success with your application and stay healthy!


Move things forward with us - as colleagues and above all as a team.
Because together we dare to do something new and take things into our own hands.

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