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Woodward, Inc.
Rockford, IL




Position Purpose

The Operations Technician reports to an Operations Supervisor and may be responsible for a number of different job functions within a product line.

We are currently building an applicant pool for future Operation Technicians positions on all shifts at both the Loves Park and Rock Cut Campuses in Loves Park, IL. Your application will be considered for any positions that come available through June 2022. We encourage all levels of applicants to apply for these openings (entry level to experienced). Applicants will be considered for opportunities with start dates in April 2022 through June 2022.

Essential Functions

Follow appropriate work instructions in order to successfully receive, clean, machine, assemble, join, treat, handle and test parts.
Utilize computer programs, including web based systems, to enter part data, log time, and look up information in order to complete assigned work tasks.
Apply inspection techniques, use inspection tools efficiently, verify the calibration/expiration dates of test equipment and write non-conformance reports (NCR’s) when necessary.
Members may be expected to work in any of the functions below:
Machining: Set up, operate, and maintain machines in an industrial setting
Special Processes: Heat treat, braze, and plate
Assembly: Assemble, install, align, adjust, lockwire, and fit sub-assemblies and parts or auxiliary equipment using appropriate tools and equipment in an industrial setting
Test: Calibrate and test control fuel samples, maintain and validate test samples
Inspection: Utilize basic inspection equipment to verify hardware conformance to specification and drawing requirements.
Support: Perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, stocking, shipping, washing, inspecting, buffing and polishing.
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT): Achieve certification and perform tasks equivalent to an NAS 410 Level 1 in the applicable NDT method(s): penetrant, radioscopy, magnetic particle, and ultrasonic

Other Functions

Clean and organize immediate work area
Participate in continuous improvement activities
Assist in scheduling work and product flow
Work cooperatively with a positive attitude in a team environment across a variety of departments and shifts
Quality – Must meet quality expectations
Overtime – Must be able to regularly work overtime with 24 hour notice




The ability to accurately provide the information requested on specific forms, reports, and logs. This includes the ability to see details, generate or transcribe appropriate words, numbers, letters, marks, labels, signs and symbols.
The ability to perform simple arithmetic computations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division correctly, using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages
The ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and to follow work orders efficiently
Basic mechanical aptitude
The ability to navigate in an on-line environment to locate documents

Education or Formal Training

High school diploma or equivalent required

Experience Required


Materials and Equipment Used
Variety of mechanical tools

Working Environment/ Physical Activities

Moderate physical activity requiring agility and dexterity, including walking, standing, or bending; and lifting or moving objects up to 20 pounds. Note: Some product lines have heavier lifting requirements due to product type.
Ability to stand for entire shift
Work is performed in an area with moderate risk or discomfort that may require special safety precautions, such as wearing protective clothing or gear.
May be required to pass Near vision and/or Color vision examinations

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