Mechanical Engineer – North America Industrial Components in Des Plaines, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

ITW Description:
Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries.  ITW businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets.  ITW, with approximately 14 billion dollars in global revenues, operates 7 major segments with businesses in 57 countries that employ more than 50,000 women and men who adhere to the highest ethical standards.  These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation.  We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 17,000 global patents and patent applications.

Division Description
Position at ITW Appliance Components in Des Plaines, IL
ITW Appliance Components serves all the major Appliance OEM in the US, Europe, Asia, and Mexico and their tier suppliers.  This global division manufactures mechanical, electromechanical and electrical components and assemblies with a variety of manufacturing processes.  We have locations in the US, China, Mexico, the UK, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Italy.  ITW Industrial Components is a separate Business Unit within the ITW Appliance Division focused on industrial customers and applications.

The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry-leading research and development capabilities, the division enhances our customers’ competitive advantage by:

  • Maintaining advanced global engineering and manufacturing facilities.
  • Identifying customer needs to provide continued added value solutions.
  • Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every solution exceeds customer expectations while providing unparalleled value.

Position Summary:
Critical member of a small international product design team responsible for supporting activities of the engineering team as follows:


  • Complete all aspects of the product design/development phase to include concept design (implementing and interpreting customer specifications), detail design, detail drawings, design reviews with Global internal and external customers, design analysis, FMEA, GD&T, BOMs, ECNs and all other steps from product conception to production launch.
  • Compile budgetary costings from a design concept using standard Microsoft Excel based cost models to ensure a quick response to the Sales team, as well as track and update costs for projects during the development phase and throughout the life of the project.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to include Strategic Sourcing, Production Engineering, Sales and Quality personnel, as well as suppliers and customers.
  • Troubleshoot, analyze and resolve product technical issues in coordination with customer service, sales and customer’s support teams.
Position Skills and Experience Requirements:
  • U.S. Citizenship required for compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
  • BSME from four-year College or university; and three to four years related experience and/or training.
  • Established experience with 3D CAD software (Solidworks preferred) and 2D CAD software (AutoCAD or equivalent).
  • Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, and Minitab. Familiarity with other disciplines such as Electrical, Firmware and Software.
  • Demonstrated excellent time management, prioritization abilities, strong project management skills, and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes such as machining, sheet metal forming, injection molding, die casting, finishing, metals and plastics materials, fastening, and assembly operations with focus on electrical/electronic product enclosures.
  • Ability to manage complexity and change.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills with experience in communicating and working with all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to generate respect and trust from internal and external stakeholders along with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to support a results driven, team-oriented environment.
  • Willing to travel up to 20% - 30%.