Quality Engineer in South Brunswick Township, NJ at ITW Specialty Products

Date Posted: 2/5/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

ITW Specialty Films Division designs, manufactures and markets specialized coated and/or metalized films for the Card, Security, and Medical markets.  The division leverages unique core competencies and technologies in films, foils, laminates, holography and transfers to address customer needs globally.  Operates in 5 locations (NA & EU).


Position Purpose

Under direction of the Operations Manager, performs and manages activities including operational process control, quality improvement, plant efficiency, supplier development, scrap reduction, new product development controls / process development and supports 80/20 initiatives. Provide expertise and technical leadership in process development and process optimization, across new and existing business activities. Participate in the Quality management system by maintaining plant conformance and participating in various audits.  This position resides ITW Specialty Films' Cranbury, NJ facility (ITW Covid Security). 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and establish proposed quality and reliability expectancy of finished product

  • Ensure continuous control over materials, facilities & products

  • Partner with the Quality team to investigate and respond to customer complaints regarding quality

  • As required, review control of nonconformance material disposition and inspection of reworked product

  • Responsible for Document Control of manufacturing and Quality documents, including distribution, removal of obsolete forms and work instructions

  • Review quality problems with Production Team and assist with action required to correct defect

  • Prepare periodic reports containing departmental activities, problems, schedules, and rejected items

  • Lead and implement quality procedures and customer specific requirements

  • Assist R&D, and Process Engineering in process tasks related to new product development manufacturing

  • Occasional travel to customer sites to gather data, support sales, troubleshoot process problems may be required

  • Work with plant personnel on improving/reducing operations issues affecting ink/coating preparation, manufacturing/finishing, and warehousing

  • Research outside resources (e.g. vendors, raw material suppliers, consultants) who can support evaluation and/or implementation of optimized processes

  • Understand all responsibilities regarding the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  All safety rules must be followed, and all work areas must be kept in a clean and orderly condition

  • Other activities as assigned/requested by managers related to achieving business goals and/or improvements

Job Requirements

Qualifications / Basic Job Requirements

  • BS in Engineering or related degree

  • Minimum 2-5 years’ experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment using tools such as 80/20, Six Sigma, Kaizen, etc. to improve quality and productivity  

  • Experience with manufacturing processes and unit operations used in the chemical/film industry  

  • Very strong analytical ability and logical problem-solving skills

  • Excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills, MS Office, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.   

Personal Attributes

  • Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

  • Ability to perform general mathematical calculations for creating needs assessments, budgets, and forecasting

  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations

  • Ability to present ideas in a user-friendly language

  • Highly self-motivated and directed

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment 


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. Also, lab and production work around machines and toxic substances

  • Travel approximately up to 25%, plus travel between site locations

  • Limited physical effort required. Duties require ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds.

  • Some exposure to physical risk in plant and lab areas. Plant can/may include heat, humidity, machinery with moving parts, noise, and frequent exposure to chemicals/solvents (toxic and flammable substances).  PPE required.


ITW offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including competitively priced medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage the first of the month following hire, free life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and an immediate 401k matching contribution. Additional retirement savings contribution (above and beyond 401k) are awarded at no cost.

ITW Specialty Films 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.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please email hrdept @ itwsf.com to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.