Senior Quality Engineer in Hebron, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 10/18/2019

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Job Description


Founded in 1912, Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified, Fortune 200 manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. Ranked among Fortune Magazine’s most admired companies, the company focuses on solid growth, improving profitability and strong returns across its worldwide platforms and divisions. These divisions serve customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets. ITW’s revenues totaled $14.6B in 2018.


ITW Medical is comprised of three strong medical product brands - Coeur, Filtertek & Precise - situated to proactively meet the needs of customers in the marketplace.  Coeur is a leading provider of disposable medical products used in diagnostic imaging and other medical procedures.  The Filtertek product line is comprised of custom plastic insert molded filtration and flow control components for global OEM medical device customers. Precise Biomedical is a service company providing maintenance and repair of power injectors used for imaging procedures.


 


GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITY:


This position will report to ITW Medical’s Regional Quality Manager. The individual will be responsible for validations, scrap reduction and continuous improvement activities.  The individual will ensure that projects are implemented, internal/external quality issues are investigated, and root cause and corrective/preventive actions are identified and implemented.  This position will be responsible for the Hebron, Ill or the Elk Grove Village, Ill plant with as well, with primary activities in Hebron.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBIITIES:

New Product Development

  • Participate in Design Reviews, including Technical Reviews, Feasibility and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) creation
  • Assist in documenting development work including writing specifications for manufacturing or scientific test results
  • Manage Implementation and Documentation of IQ, OQ, PQ
  • Ensure timely and conclusive validations.

Process Control


  • Update existing inspection plans, test methods, and standard operating procedures
  • Conduct sample size determination, statistical analysis, training, and root cause analysis
  • Take lead in understanding/updating FMEA for new failure mode
  • Assist in process optimization

Continuous Improvement


  • Drive and Actively contribute to various manufacturing projects such as process development, cost reduction and quality improvement initiative
  • Perform routine engineering assignments of related tasks which are typically a focused portion of larger projects.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in continuous quality improvement project
  • Take lead in collection, review, analysis and trending of quality indicators for monthly and quarterly reviews
  • Manage and contribute to problem solving teams using standardized investigation processes/tools.

Compliance


  • Participate in the Internal Audit process and assist in addressing observation
  • Participate in customer and regulatory body audits

Other tasks and duties assigned


Job Requirements


Position Skills and Experience Requirements:


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. 


  • Bachelor’s degree (required) in Biomedical Engineering field (desired).
  • 3 - 5 years related experience (required) in Medical Devices Industry (preferred)
  • Basic understanding of engineering and mathematics principles.
  • Able to use inspection and measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, tensile strength testers
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, eager to impact
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and teamwork skills are required
  • Excellent time management, prioritization abilities, and strong project management skills
  • Ability to develop and implement strategies
  • Strong analytical skills, with 80/20 mindset
  • Ability to work with and manage complexity/change
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data and make decisions
  • Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituencies along with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create a result driven, team-oriented environment
  • Personally driven and able to motivate others to excel
  • Ability to use MS Office Tools such as Word, Excel, Project, Access and MiniTab®.

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


ITW Medical is an equal opportunity, equal employment, affirmative action employer.  We strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone is welcome to contribute their unique talents and ideas.  We encourage applications from females, males, disabled/protected or other veterans, persons with disabilities, all races and ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities.  Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable persons with disabilities to apply and to perform the essential job functions. If you require assistance with completing an application, please reply that you require assistance.