Quality Engineer 2 in Elgin, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Elgin, IL
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Job Description

The Supplier Quality Engineer role will support multiple Shakeproof Automotive manufacturing locations.  This position will be responsible for all facets of quality engineering with a focus of being a liaison between our plant quality engineers and our supply base.


  1. Development and enforcement of a suppler quality manual
  2. Development and issue supplier report cards and maintain quality certifications
  3. Supporting purchasing on new / existing supplier assessments
  4. Responsible for all supplier corrective actions and verifications
  5. Review / approval all supplier PPAP’s
  6. Development of supplier strategy in conjunction with purchasing
  7. Participate in all APQP internally and driving external APQP process
  8. Assist in contract review and develop/maintain inspection/approval criteria, part routings, and process sheets as needed for all phases of product realization
  9. Identify and drive training needs through the supply base
  10. Manage all supplier charge back for quality related activities
  11.  Report on the performance of the QMS, metrics, and all related issues during Management Reviews or as appropriate.  Recommend appropriate improvements.
  12. Maintain all Quality Assurance records.
  13. Manage supplier audits, as required by customers and the company’s Quality Management System. 
  14. Drive cost improvement, productivity, and continuous improvement initiatives throughout the facility, including Six Sigma, SPC, and lean manufacturing initiatives.
  15. Conduct cost studies for new processes or equipment; develop improvements for current manufacturing methods & processes; conduct process optimization; determine/improve time standards; perform audits in assigned area to resolve any open issues; make recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new or existing product lines.
  16. Participate in MRB meetings to support supplier issues
  17. Travel to address quality issues, perform assessments, and new supplier development. 
  18. Others responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent work experience
  2. Preferred two (2) to five (5) years relevant experience in Metals or Automotive.
  3. Proficiency in ISO 9001, TS 16949, and OHSAS 18001.
  4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, 365, SharePoint, OneNote, Lync, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc..
  5. Independent and organized work style: ability to effectively manage time and prioritize work load, adapt to change, and consistently meet deadlines.
  6. Must possess good interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), critical thinking, organizational, statistical, and strong computer skills.
  7. Must be able to work closely with customers, suppliers, manufacturing, managers, and sales to resolve quality issues.
  8. Must have ability to motivate, coach, and lead others.
  9. Pragmatic and results-oriented, analytical, with strong attention to detail