Project Engineer in Frankfort, IL at ITW Automotive OEM

Date Posted: 7/30/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    21701 Harlem Avenue
    Frankfort, IL
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  • Experience:
    1 to 5 years
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Job Description

  ITW AUTOMOTIVE – Body & Fuel North America

Title: Project Engineer Equal Opportunity Employer



Directs and coordinates the planning, organization, integration, and completion of engineering projects within area of assignment.


Plan, formulate, and maintain engineering timetable after defining customer and internal needs.

Lead cross functional team of production, quality, design, and other teams dedicated to specific phases or aspects of project such as technical studies, product design, and preparation of specifications, technical plans, and product testing.

Close interaction with automotive customer as well as tooling, decoration, and component vendors, both domestically and internationally.

Attend sales and engineering meetings to support product development at customer locations, when necessary

Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications.

Coordinate activities concerns with technical development, scheduling and resolving engineering design and performance issues. Report status and results to customer.

Responsible for project timing through the successful completion of PPAP and launch

Develop innovative 3D design of automotive parts for manufacturability and to meet customer requirements. ITW design features for product differentiation; work with attorney for patent protection when appropriate

Ensure product designs meet or exceed customer, manufacturing, and financial requirements



Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required

1-5 years Project Engineering experience preferred, but not required

Preferred completion of at least 2 APQP program launches from start to finish

Broad knowledge instrumentation and software technology and design

In-depth familiarity with plastic products and their application acquired through at least 1-3 years of in-house experience preferred

Personally, driven and motivates others to excel

Preferred working at least 2 years’ experience working for Tier 1 supplier for automotive

Skills and experience with CATIA 3D modeling is preferred – or with Solidworks, other 3D CAD solid modeling, surface modeling.

Excellent communication both verbal and written. Proficient computer skills (MS Office)

Able to organize projects, create timelines, and meet strict deadlines as needed

Ability to motivate, guide and develop team of technical professionals

Willing to travel; primarily domestic and occasionally world-wide

Physical Demands:

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, knell 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 708-720-7827 to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.

Job Requirements


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.