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R&D Engineer at ITW Car Care in Houston, TX at ITW Polymers and Fluids

Date Posted: 6/4/2019

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Job Description


Title:                 Engineer     

Reports to:     Wiper R&D Team Lead at ITW Car Care

Location:         Houston, TX


Responsible for product testing and new test development methods and co-ordination of QA/QC initiatives with stakeholders and support new product launches at ITW Car Care in Houston, Texas.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining product specifications and revision history on programs.
  • Assist in conducting competitive benchmarking analysis.
  • Support new product launches.
  • Administer and track progress of all testing and validation activities of product, as required by customer, through 3rd party houses.
  • Co-ordinate technical activities to support QA/QC through continuous product improvements.
  • Develop laboratory use/abuse test methods to bring product benefits to life and simulate/discriminate field issues.
  • Perform data analysis on consumer feedback data and translate it into actionable product improvements.
  • Assist in Quality & Customer support activities.
  • Perform problem-solving, component and root cause analysis, and address customer issues as needed.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • 2 to 4 years of experience working in the automotive wiper blade or tire/hose industry with a Mechanical, Industrial, Quality or Chemical Engineering degree.
  • Laboratory experience with analytical tools and hand-built fixtures with some level manufacturing floor experience.
  • Basic technical knowledge about rubber/plastic/polymer applications in the automotive/affiliated industry.
  • Knowledge of original equipment testing protocols, specifications and guidelines on high precision plastic/rubber products.
  • Knowledge of rubber/glass materials and its associated processes with a preference on liquid/dry film coating technologies.
  • Experience in building mechanical prototypes.
  • Able to communicate effectively among team members in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Innovative thinking with past successful examples.

About ITW Global Brands

ITW Global Brands, headquartered in Houston, Tex., specializes in servicing the auto aftermarket, selling car care products under the Rain-X®, Gumout®, Black Magic®, Blue Coral® and No Touch®. These brands compete in the wiper blade, appearance chemical and performance products segments of the automotive aftermarket. Many of our brands are #1 in their respective categories.

ITW Global Brands products are sold in do-it-yourself retailers like Walmart, Target, AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Dollar General, Family Dollar, The Home Depot and Amazon. ITW Global Brands is most admired for the strong heritage of its brands, continuous product innovation and advertising that are unmatched in the industry. To learn more about ITW Global Brands, visit

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.