Design Engineer in Richton Park, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Design, develop, and modify automotive parts per customer specifications and internal requirements using 3D CAD systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design automotive parts and systems to meet new vehicle specifications and internal requirements for manufacturability.
  • Create and maintain well documented designs.
  • Create and analyze engineering analysis tools such as Mold Flow and FEA.
  • Understands test procedures and performance requirements.
  • Analyze and interpret technical data.
  • Responsible for data transfers between customers and suppliers.
  • Manage all aspects of design projects, as assigned
  • Assists with suggested changes to facilitate manufacture of assembly.
  • Operate in a cross-functional team environment, both domestic and international.
  • Responsible for providing project updates at scheduled team meetings.
  • Must follow TS16949 procedures as they apply to design.
  • Completes assigned tasks as assigned. 

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required
  • At least 2 years Design Engineering experience required
  • 3D CAD design skills and experience required. 
  • Order preference of knowledge/experience: CATIA, UG/NX and/or Solidworks, Solid modeling and/or Surface modeling, FEA
  • Knowledge of plastics, injection molding, and tooling is preferred
  • Knowledge of automotive industry and associated procedures and requirements is preferred
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Proficient computer skills (MS Office)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to organize projects and create and meet timelines
  • Understanding of engineering fundamentals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Some travel required locally


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.

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 call 708-720-7121 to request assistance.  No other requests will be acknowledged.