Application Engineer in Southfield, MI at ITW

Date Posted: 10/23/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a global Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries.   ITW, with approximately 14.5 billion dollars in global revenues, operates 7 major segments with businesses in 56 countries that employ approximately 50,000 women and men who adhere to the highest ethical standards.

This opening is located at the Southfield, MI facility. 

ITW has an excellent benefits package that includes: 

•         Low Cost, Low Deductible Health and Dental Insurance

•         401K with Company Match

•         Employee Wellness Programs

•         Great Work/Life Balance

•         Career Growth

•         Competitive Compensation

•         Paid Vacation

•         100% Tuition Reimbursement program

•         Company paid Income Insurance

o   Life Insurance

o   Short and Long term Disability

o   AD & D Insurance

  • Many more to review!

Summary: As the Application engineer you will assist internal and external customers in defining product needs and promoting engineered solutions.

Key Accountabilities:

•         Work closely with the Sales department in support of new business acquisition

•         Collaborate with customer engineers in new application development

•         Ensure that product designs meet or exceed customer requirements, manufacturability requirements, and are under budget

•         Clearly convey customer technical requirements to product engineering

•         Raise concerns when customer designs or requirements are not in line with best practices

•         Provide design direction and support to customer designers, and provide counseling and assistance as needed to Customer

•         Support prototype requirements to evaluate design and manufacturing criteria

•         Facilitate flow of information between customers and disciplines

•         Convey key customer deliverables to internal departments

•         Become knowledgeable on existing parts and bookshelf technology for use in new applications

•         Lead technical presentations and reviews with the customers

•         Understand and adhere to IATF16949 procedure specific to department

Interactions Internal/External:

•         Internally interact with Product Engineers and the Sales department.

•         Externally interacts with customers.

Job Requirements


•         Must have experience interfacing with customers, particularly engineering

•         Good communication skill on technical and business issues

•         Strong root-cause analysis and problem-solving skills

•         Must be creative and able to translate concepts into engineering documentation

•         Works well in a multi-site multi-functional team

•         Is flexible and adapts easily to changing situations or inputs

•         Develops effective relationships with internal and external team members

Education & Experience:

•         Bachelor’s Degree in Plastics / Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent experience

•         A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Injection Molded Plastic Products required

•         Minimum 3 years Automotive Industry experience required

•         Experience with APQP process, particularly DVP&R and DFMEA required

•         Knowledge of Automotive Component Products (i.e. Air Registers or PRVs) highly desirable

•         Must have a strong understanding of injection molded product design with a focus on designing for manufacturability

 Physical Requirements:

•         Sitting for extended periods of time at work station and communicate electronically and in person

•         Occasionally necessary to travel by airplane or car.  Primarily domestic and occasionally world-wide. Estimated 4 times per year.

  •    Use of a Personal Computer.

Automotive OEM
ITW’s Automotive OEM segment designs and manufactures innovative fasteners, interior and exterior components, and powertrain and braking systems for OEMs and their top-tier suppliers. ITW’s automotive businesses have a high level of customer intimacy, enabling customer-back innovation to address complex needs such as vehicle efficiency, safety, and quality. Deep market knowledge and strong manufacturing process capabilities allow ITW’s automotive businesses to be nimble, niche problem solvers for their sophisticated customers.

Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic global team where you can make a significant impact immediately!  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.