• Systems Integration Technician (SIT)

    Location US-IL-Danville
    Production / Manufacturing - Electronic Technician
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    1st shift
  • Overview

    NOTE: Danville IL is 1.5 hours from Indy, 2.5 from Chicagoland, 3.5 from St. Louis.


    Watchfire Signs is an exciting, dynamic growing company, headquartered in Danville IL. We are more than 80 years strong and have been growing steadily. We expanded in 2013 to bring our manufacturing facility to 150k sq ft and our office facility to 50k sq ft.  We are a market leader in the fast growing digital billboard and LED sign markets.  


    Vertically integrated, we do everything from engineering and sales through circuit board assembly; from accounting and technical support through final product integration and calibration. This allows us to sustain our position as the quality leader and the premium provider in our industry.


    Watchfire offers comprehensive benefits including 401K with matching, affordable health/dental insurance, paid time off in year of hire, continuing education assistance and career advancement opportunities. We have been an employer of choice for decades, and are growing strong! We offer opportunities for career growth and development as well as the opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial environment where decisions can be made quickly. Only candidates seeking to make a difference in a growing, collaborative and fast-paced environment should apply.


    Each Watchfire sign is manufactured, assembled, and configured to the customer's specific needs. System Integration Technicians perform the final integration of our complex computerized, electronic and mechanical systems. These computer networking techs complete final product inspection, including electronic testing, troubleshooting, repair, and review / approve final system documentation. These crucial team members are the gate keepers of our final level of customization, integration, and quality.


    Our sign systems' internal wiring and setup is VERY like an office network, complete with ethernet switches and cabling, often wifi communication setups, industrial-grade web cams, and more. As such, solid networking skills are a critical tool for the SIT team members.


    • Complete electrical safety testing critical to UL approval and customer safety.
    • Complete final integration, power up, burn in, quality inspection of completed signs prior to shipment.
    • Research / troubleshoot errors, changes in setup configuration, early failure, and component installation difficulties.
    • Review / assess production methods to ensure on-going compliance with quality standards. Recommend improvements.
    • Train new production workers in technical aspects of production jobs. Monitor training and recommend final approval of employee's qualification.
    • Review current training documents and methods. Assist with new documentation as necessary.

    * Job is in a production-based environment (factory).

    ** Position is 1st shift, working 4 10-hour shifts (5:00 am – 3:30 pm)

    Required Education/Qualifications

    • Minimum HS Diploma or GED
    • Associates (preferred) or work experience equivalent
    • Basic electrical knowledge and computer skills beneficial
    • This job requires a self-starter who has ability to work productively without close direct supervision.
    • Requires some physical ability such as moderate lifting, regular physical activity throughout most working hours, working on ladders and in lift platforms, working outside, and rarely moving equipment weighing 50 lbs. or more.
    • Requires solid Microsoft Office skills.
    • Authorization to work in the US without needing sponsorship now or in the future. Sorry, no OPT, CPT, H1B candidates.


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