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Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Itasca, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 2/2/2019

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Job Description

Job Description



Job Title:

Manufacturing Engineer Manager

Job Location:

Itasca, IL

Job Grade:


Company Overview:

ITW is a fortune 200 diversified, industrial manufacturing company founded on innovation, teamwork and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. For over 100 years, ITW Employees have kept this spirit alive. Within our culture of respect and shared risk-taking, our employees have the creative freedom and the ITW resources to pursue ideas that lead to customer-focused solutions. The company has operations in 57 countries that employ more than 50,000 women and men who adhere to the highest ethical standards.  Together, we are ITW, a company dedicated to creating opportunities to learn, grow, and build your career. 

Hi-Cone is a leading supplier of plastic-based multi-packaging systems for global beer, soft drink and general products industries. We are advocates of packaging alternatives that generate sustained margin contributions for our customers and major retailers. Our customers demand maximum quality, exceptional value, market performances and innovation. We meet those demands by offering cost-effective minimal packaging responsive to environmental concerns.

Position Summary:

The Manufacturing Engineering Manager – Hi-Cone, will report to the Global Operations Director and will be responsible for maintaining and improving all global processes and equipment including process equipment, production process design, production flow, tooling, Capex, materials, testing, and packaging. The Manufacturing Engineering Manager will oversee all aspects of Manufacturing & Process Engineering. This leader will play a large role in training and managing a team of Manufacturing, Electrical, and Packaging Engineers. The Manufacturing Engineering Manager will also be responsible for equipment and process specification & procurement, standard work definition, PLC programming, die procurement & maintenance, process auditing compliance, and troubleshooting as well as Multi-Site Capital Equipment strategy and planning.

Primary Responsibilities:

•          Lead the manufacturing engineering team to support ITW 80/20 expectations with excellence in Inlining, PLS, USa, and world-class manufacturing

•          Lead development of the budgets and plans necessary to implement special or complex equipment which meets global capacity plans and customer expectations

•          Maintain and guide LRP Capex planning for facilities as well as high-level equipment maintenance planning

•          Assure process ability to produce quality parts and maintain process capability

•          Establish baseline performance for products that are supplier designed

•          Aid in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Multisite Manufacturing Roadmap strategy and standardization activities

•          Maintain accuracy of BOM, materials specifications, packaging, and work routings as well as production standards

•          Assure proper development and implementation of equipment-related safety policies and quality policies

•          Adhere to waste reduction implementation in both scrap product/material and machine/personnel time

Continuous Improvement

•          Systematically apply the ITW Toolbox & Root Cause Corrective Action

•          Evaluate and manage changes for all manufacturing processes and support design and process changes of existing products required by internal or external customers either locally or globally

•          Propose, evaluate, and manage Cost Reduction activities and other value propositions in current production or new products

•          Create and maintain a Manufacturing 'Lessons Learned' database and ensure Manufacturing Engineering, Tooling, Automation, and Maintenance access and utilization   

Product Management and Development

•          Confirm the product designs proposed by Product Development are feasible for manufacturing within budget through direct consultation with Product Management and Manufacturing

•          Work with cross-functional teams to update all relevant engineering drawings and specifications relative to Operations

•          Lead internal launch and manufacturing reviews and product knowledge transfer to the Operations team during Project Launch phases

•          Participate in regular discussions with external customers, Product Management, Product Designers, and Innovations Engineering team

Talent Management & Development

  • Manage a team of approximately 4 employees
  • Identify, manage and develop talent to maximize individual, team and organizational effectiveness.  Fosters a culture of engagement and accountability
  • Coach through feedback, development planning and performance management
  • Provide training to new and existing staff and support them in their career goals
  • Use effective change management skills to effectively to plan, implement and evaluate change

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate is an aggressive, results-oriented individual who is flexible, comfortable with ambiguity, and able to thrive within a matrix organizational structure.  To be a successful Manufacturing Engineer Manager, one must be able to perform each essential duty to the best of their ability, with passion and dedication. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering required, Master’s Degree a plus
  • 7+ years of people leadership experience managing a direct team
  • Demonstrated capability to manage and improve manufacturing processes
  • Must possess excellent communication/interpretation skills, good visual & mechanical skills for assessing functionality of equipment, solid mathematical skills, above minimal computer skill set, and critical reasoning ability
  • Lean experience required, 6 Sigma a plus
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
  • Effective problem resolution skills combined with 'big picture’ awareness
  • Must be able to lift to 35 lbs. on occasion
  • Travel <30% domestically and internationally

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.