Manufacturing Engineer in Itasca, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 6/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Kester, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc., is a leading global supplier of assembly materials to the electronic assembly, component and microelectronic marketplaces. Our products include an array of basic and high-tech attachment materials including traditional soldering chemicals, bar and wire solder and paste products. We serve a worldwide customer base with facilities in North America, Germany and China. Kester offers the following solutions: Lead-Free Solutions, Solder Paste, Liquid Solder Flux, Solder Wire, Bar Solder, Tacky Solder Flux (TSF), Preforms, SE-CURE™ Advanced Materials and a full spectrum of global customer technical support. Throughout the world, Kester’s products are known for their high quality and advanced technology. Kester’s ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certifications ensure Kester’s partners of this dedication to quality and environmental responsibility. Our goal is to provide product solutions for the electronics assembly, semiconductor and automotive industries across the world.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Manufacturing Engineer will work independently, applying their skills and expertise creating solutions for internal and external processes.  This position will also manage direct projects, to be completed in a timely manner, at or under budget.  This position is responsible for understanding and implementing the ITW toolbox and best quality practices. 




•        Interface with the quality department to develop robust work instructions, checklists, TEIs, FMEAs, control plans and other documentation as required

•        Company advocate for continuous improvement; implementing new ideas to improve safety, quality, cost, or productivity

•        Formulate new, innovative approaches to solve technical problems

•        Create and communicate project tasks and deliverables, and manage time to meet project deadlines and costs. This includes reporting pertinent information at key milestones through clear, concise oral and written communications

•        Address problems through proper root cause analysis, data-based solutions/options and plans; and communicate to team ensuring timely execution

•        Design, fabricate and maintain production tooling, specifications and drawings utilizing AutoCad Suite

•        Assist in specifying and sourcing capital equipment

•        Update and sustain preventative and unscheduled maintenance system

•        Provide technical assistance and support to our internal & external customers via teleconferences, onsite customer visits, etc

•        Implement ITW toolbox methodologies including 80/20, in-lining and MRD within the production department

•        Lead USa events, continuous improvement projects and new product introduction and scale-up

•        Support the identification and implementation of Statistical Process Control Parameters and Internal Process Parameters (IPPs)

•        Support scale up team from lab scale to low volume production and ramp to high volume manufacturing

•        Ensure ISO processes and documentation (procedures, work instructions, etc.) are up to date for all engineering systems

•        Develop equipment and process Bills of Materials and maintaining of spare part lists

•        Additional duties and tasks as assigned

Job Requirements


•        B.S. in Mechanical / Manufacturing engineering with a minimum 5 years relevant industry experience including process engineering and the design, fabrication, and maintenance of production tooling.

•        Effective project management skills and knowledge of the engineering aspect of manufacturing equipment, its principle of operation, purpose, and its interaction with the product

•        Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as statistics, fundamentals of plane and solid geometry, trigonometry, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations as well as application to processes and designs.

•        Understands statistics and application to manufacturing processes including statistical process control (SPC), design of experiments (DOE), statistical hypothesis testing.

•        Able to identify and define problem, apply root-cause analysis techniques, and execute a resolution plan.

•        Able to apply Lean Manufacturing, 5S, Kan Ban, change control, ISO to real-life manufacturing processes.

•        Understanding of process control principles and possess knowledge of drafting basics and dimensioning

•        Fluent in AutoCAD Suite and MS Office suite and familiarity SQL databases.



•        Initiative

•        Decision Making

•        Communication

•        Teamwork

•        Organization Skills

•        Adaptability and Flexibility

•        Manage and Develop Others

•        Project Management

•        Technical Competence