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ITW Quality Engineer in Machesney Park, Illinois

ITW Shakeproof serves major automotive OEMs and their tier suppliers with metal, cold-headed fasteners totaling approximately $160m in revenue. In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Shakeproof enhances our customers’ competitive advantage by:

  • Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in North America.

  • Exchanging product, process, and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide.

  • Continually improving processes, material, and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

This position is a key owner for a site(s) quality management system, strategy and supporting processes. The Quality Engineer is instrumental in ensuring product quality for customers and investigating and remediating potential issues.

  • Actively manage inspection/quality practices to eliminate escapes and minimize customer returns.

  • Review and track all internal and customer quality concerns (NCRs). Work with customers, engineering, operations, and vendors and other company functions to determine appropriate corrective actions and facilitate the effective closure of these actions.

  • Team member for the APQP process for new product development and launch; including, but not limited to PFMEA, Control Plans, Process Flow, Design for Manufacturability, etc. Interface with design and production team in coordinating release of new products.

  • Manage various projects such as review of new equipment installations, installation support for projects, and safety upgrades; coordinate capital projects as needed

  • Assist in contract review and develop/maintain inspection/approval criteria, part routings, and process sheets as needed for all phases of product realization.

  • Report on the performance of the QMS, metrics, and all related issues during Management Reviews or as appropriate. Recommend appropriate improvements.

  • Maintain all Quality Assurance records.

  • Manage the MRB process and facilitate and champion the corrective action process.

  • Responsible for development and continuous improvement of the company’s Quality Management System.

  • Manage internal and supplier audits, as required by customers and the company’s Quality Management System. Serve as the organizations Management Representative for audits from outside sources.

  • Drive cost improvement, productivity, and continuous improvement initiatives throughout the facility, including Six Sigma, SPC, and lean manufacturing initiatives.

  • Conduct cost studies for new processes or equipment; develop improvements for current manufacturing methods & processes; conduct process optimization; determine/improve time standards; perform audits in assigned area to resolve any open issues; make recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new or existing product lines.

  • Update plant layout/line drawings in 2D/3D CAD; update part/tooling drawings as needed, in support of design team.

  • Provide or facilitate the realization of training to employees as required, including indirect mentoring of maintenance and production resources.

  • Support and enforce all plant safety and environmental requirements and policies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering or at least 5 years of relevant functional experience.

  2. Preferred two (2) to five (5) years relevant experience in Metals or Automotive.

  3. Proficiency in ISO 9001, TS 16949, and OHSAS 18001.

  4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, 365, SharePoint, OneNote, Lync, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  5. Proficiency in 2D or 3D CAD systems: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, etc.

  6. Independent and organized work style: ability to effectively manage time and prioritize workload, adapt to change, and consistently meet deadlines.

  7. Must possess good interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), critical thinking, organizational, statistical, and strong computer skills.

  8. Must be able to work closely with customers, suppliers, manufacturing, managers, and sales to resolve quality issues.

  9. Must have ability to motivate, coach, and lead others.

  10. Pragmatic and results-oriented, analytical, with strong attention to detail.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to: Quality Manager

Why ITW Shakeproof? Here are the TOP Reasons:

  • Work-life balance and Flexibility: Just ask our employees! This is direct and consistent feedback from them! We understand that you have a life outside of work and we will support you to tend to personal needs, encourage you to take time to spend with family and friends, pursue hobbies, give back to the community, etc.

  • Stability: We celebrated our 100-year anniversary last year! We’ve been going strong since 1922 and show no signs of slowing down. We are part of ITW, a fortune 250 multinational manufacturing organization, with over 50,000 employees. With 7 segments, our products can be found almost everywhere!

  • Committed to your Full Potential (Growth Opportunities): We strive for everyone to own their careers and feel valued for the work they do. To help our employees reach their full potential, we provide the tools and resources to help them get where they want to go with their careers. We are focused on developing the next generation of Skilled Workers and Great ITW Leaders who will grow with us and thrive in our entrepreneurial culture.

  • Top Pay: We are committed to offering a compensation package that competes with the market and economy to assure stability at home.

  • Stable Management: Our team, vision, growth mindset, and open-door policy remain unwavering, ensuring long-term success for all.

  • Benefits Galore: We want our employees to live well and enjoy life. That’s why we offer a variety of benefits that support employees physically, mentally, and financially Medical (3 options), dental, vision, 401(k), fertility and surrogacy benefits, parental leave, shift premiums, and more – we’ve got you covered!

  • Education Matters: We invest in your growth with training opportunities, technical apprenticeships, tuition reimbursement, and scholarships for your kids.

  • Long-Term Teammates: People are not only committed to our core values, but they also stick around – our average tenure is over 18 years!

  • Safety First: We prioritize your well-being, ensuring you go home as healthy as you came to work; plus, we listen, act, and reward for your safety suggestions!

If you are ready to kick-start your career in metal fastener manufacturing and contribute to a company that values diversity and innovation, we want to hear from you! Apply now and become a vital part of our dynamic team.

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 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.

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