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Quality Engineer in Richton Park, IL at ITW Automotive OEM

Date Posted: 4/5/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Role Summary:

Plan, coordinates and directs quality control programs on manufacturing floor designed to ensure continuous production of products consistent with established customer requirements.  Works closely with Manufacturing and Project Engineering


Primary Responsibilities:

·         Develop robust Control Plans for Production Quality Control.  Update with lessons learned through continuous improvement activity

·         Ensure continuous control over materials, facilities and products

·         Responsible for the mitigation of customer complaints and is the point of contact with the customer

·         Reviews control of nonconformance material disposition and inspection of reworked product

·         Minimize internal and external sort cost activities

·         Accurately outlook sort cost through tracking and reporting

·         Trouble-shoot and problem solve on the production floor

·         Drive Internal quality control requirements (boundary sample boards, hourly check sheets, work instructions, operator visuals, lot-control, defect accumulation sheets)

·         Work with Manufacturing to insure all necessary paperwork for each program is accurate, in place and understood by the team

·         Insure daily monitoring and posting of customer measurables

·         Measure prototype, pre-production and serial parts during product launch

·         Responsible for all serial PPAP documentation

·         Internal product audits (develop schedules, assist in Run@Rate, monitor action list)

·         Perform capability studies with clear understanding of what the data is telling you

·         Perform gauge R&R with clear understanding of what the data is telling you

·         Facilitate and lead problem solving activity through the 8D Process, DMAIC Principles, and 5-Why Problem Solving  

·         SPC (Proficient) Programming – will teach

·         Interpret SPC to make sound judgement on part quality.  Clear understanding of Cpk, Ppk data               

·         Assist manufacturing engineers with RPN reduction - creating and enhancing our PFMEAs and Control Plans based on lessons learned     

·         Assures that actions are carried over to similar programs/components   

·         Good Safety Practices in accordance with ITW objectives         

·         Contribute to the Company Quality Objectives


Job Requirements


·         Bachelor's degree in Engineering required

       3+years manufacturing experience in role of Quality Engineer

·         Strong communications skills both written and verbal

·         Computer Skills – MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

·         Root cause analysis techniques

·         Good measuring skills

·         Able to read prints.  GD&T experience a must

·         Must be able to work in a team or individual environment

·         Self-motivated individual

·         Must have the ability to pay attention to detail

·         Must be able to work a flexible shift, including overtime and weekends


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Interpersonal Skills:

Alternative or combined skills in understanding, counseling, and/or influencing people are important in achieving job objectives, causing action, understanding others, or changing behavior; and, skills of persuasiveness or assertiveness, as well as sensitivity to the point of view of others.


Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



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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