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Engineering Technician

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Date: May 23, 2023

Location: Libertyville, IL, US

Company: Hollister Incorporated

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified

Location: Libertyville 
Department: Operations 

The Engineering Technician performs and leads test assignments on product and process development in support of Global Engineering and New Product Development (NPD).
This individual will prepare and operate manual and semi-automated web handling/heat sealing equipment, complete experiments, collect and log data from instrumentation and observation for analysis. This position works closely with department managers, engineers and other technicians to plan, coordinate and execute assigned projects.


  • Creates and tests product samples to understand manufacturing processes and variability for new product features and materials using manual or semi-automated equipment
  • Helps assess new processes and tooling for production feasibility
  • Prepares equipment and instrumentation, including digital programing (recipe creation) on equipment to run new processes
  • Performs product/ material testing – tensile, leak testing. pressure testing, etc.
  • Coordinates and completes test assignments on experimental work
  • Performs measurements of products, tooling and fixturing using precision equipment (e.g. Smartscopes, Optical Comparitor, gages, and other test and measurement equipment).
  • Collects and logs data from test setup and publishes test results
  • Responsible for maintenance and utilization of lab tools and instruments
  • Maintains safe working conditions and methods in the lab area
  • Maintains an inventory of production and experimental test material
  • Basic understanding of web handling type production equipment desired
  • Basic understanding of film/plastic heat sealing equipment operation desired
  • Performs other duties as assigned by department management


Essential Functions of the Role

  • Prolonged sitting and standing
  • Verbal communication – both speaking and listening Functional familiarity with standard PCs and MS Office Bending
  • Climbing
  • Lifting (up to 50 pounds)
  • Working hours and conditions: Monday – Friday, start time between 6-8 AM CT, 100% on-site

Work Experience Requirements

  • Number of overall years necessary: 2-5 years
  • 2 years of relevant experience desired: in a manufacturing or laboratory environment
  • Education Requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED required
  • Desired but not required: Design of Experiments training, vocational school certificate in a technical field Journeyman machinist/tool and die maker or desire to study in near future


Specialized Skills/Technical Knowledge

  • Ability to read mechanical drawings, sketches, design work with CAD desirable.
  • AutoCad/Inventor/Solidworks experience preferred
  • Experience operating production web handling and/or heat sealing equipment strongly preferred


Our Total Rewards package in aggregate is above market and includes competitive pay, generous paid time off programs, peer-to-peer recognition, health and life insurance, wellness programs and incentives, generous retirement savings, and a unique Benefit of Employee Share Ownership Program (BESOP).


Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. 


Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability
Job Req ID: 31196

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