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Manufacturing Engineer in Carol Stream, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 2/9/2019

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Job Description

About LOMA

Loma Systems®, an ITW Company, is a premier manufacturer of inspection equipment used to identify contaminants and product defects in the food and pharmaceutical industries.  Established in the UK in the 1960’s, Loma Systems is today one of the leading global companies involved in production line safety systems, boasting an impressive installed base of over 125,000 machines in over 100 countries.  Our talented team of people work across the world in a friendly, supportive work environment and with a no politics culture, there is nothing to stop you reaching your full potential.

Position Overview:

Responsible for ensuring the equipment, parts, and services provided by the company are at the highest level of performance, quality, and availability. This will be achieved through the successful planning and utilization of materials and resources to meet production requirements. 


Pursue and execute on continuous improvement in all aspects of performance related to Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain & Logistics:

  • Develop an expert level knowledge on all related processes and resources; identifying and executing on continuous improvement initiatives
  • Focus to ensure that processes are in place to ensure all products that enter and leave the factory meet the required quality levels.
  • Collaborate with partner functions, including Customer Relations, Supply Chain & Logistics, toward optimizing Order generation, processing and fulfilment
  • Generate, track and communicate KPI’s and related business critical information

Support the Manufacturing team toward effectively delivering to the production demands of Loma customers:

  • Provide hands-on, daily support to manufacturing resources and processes that effectively deliver to the production schedule and customer needs
  • Demonstrate visible continuous improvement through effective application of ITW best practices (e.g. in-lining, 80/20, Front-to-back)
  • Identify and execute on continuous improvement initiatives that directly impact and improve fixed and variable costs

Collaborate with Global Quality personnel to ensure that relevant internal and external requirements are effectively tracked, maintained, and continually improved (e.g. ISO9001:2015):

  • Ensure that all relevant external requirements are met
  • Act as internal expert for all quality related issues
  • Manage and execute on programs to optimise, maintain, monitor and report on Quality systems and processes (e.g. QICAT, ZVA)
  • Lead the proper identification, auditing and documentation of business-critical processes as demonstrated through maintenance and advancement of ISO9001:2015 certification
  • Maintain and support organizational Health & Safety

In addition to the duties listed above, the position holder must carry out tasks assigned by their supervisor that are essentially related to their duties

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering or related Engineering field required.
  • Minimum 2 years of previous experience in production/manufacturing, quality, supply chain or similar role required or minimum 2 internships in a similar role in manufacturing required.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to effectively work within cross-functional teams
  • Familiar with standards such as The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Compliance Regulations, European Conformity Regulations (CE), etc.
  • Ability to embrace and implement company philosophy into their work
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Bi, Visio, Access) and SharePoint


  • Experience within a capital equipment manufacturing organization
  • Experience with Project Management
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing or quality role at an ITW division a plus

Contacts: Customers, Marketing, Product Managers, Senior Management, Sales (Outside and Inside Channels), Engineering, R&D, Global Purchasing, Operations, Information Technology, Controller, Compliance, Service, NPD Team participants, Suppliers, Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Legal, & Global Supply and Production teams

Decision Making: Identification, prioritization and scoping of manufacturing and quality program initiatives 

Work Context/Other: Results oriented, communicative team environment. Work performed in an office and production environment. Position requires up to 10% domestic and international overnight travel to suppliers facilities, ITW divisions, customers, & Loma Systems international facilities. Incumbent must be proactive, support external and internal customers, and quantitative results-driven projects. In addition to the duties listed above, the position holder must carry out tasks assigned by their manager that are essentially related to their duties.

Other Requirements:

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer and will not require  employment visa sponsorship now or in the future


Along with opportunities for career growth and development, Loma Systems provides a comprehensive benefits package, in conjunction with ITW, which supports our employees’ educational endeavors, wellness and financial security. Here are some of the features our comprehensive package has to offer:

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401(k) retirement savings program
  • Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
  • Wellness and fitness program
  • Life insurance up to 8x the salary
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Educational assistance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discounts with the ITW key suppliers: cars, computers, appliances and more

Loma Systems, an ITW Company, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you need an accommodation to apply for this position due to a disability, please contact