Quality Engineer in Chicago Heights, IL at ITW Specialty Products

Date Posted: 10/3/2018

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Job Description


ITW Specialty Films is a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader and is part of the Specialty Products Segment. 


ITW Specialty Films has manufacturing and sales in the North America, Europe and Asia.  The division has amassed vast experience in the development, design, and manufacture of a wide array of unique films, foils, holography, laminates, and transfers.  The division offers customers a comprehensive, broad portfolio of unique solutions for a wide variety of consumer and industrial applications including architectural, card, containers, cosmetics and personal care, medical, pipe and cable, transportation parts and accessories and more.  These solutions are used by customers around the world and can be applied to a wide range of substrates including: glass, label, metal, plastic, rubber and wood. 



Under direction of the Operations Manager, performs and manages activities including operational process control, quality improvement, plant efficiency, supplier development, scrap reduction, new product development controls / process development and supports 80/20 initiatives.  Provide expertise and technical leadership in process development and process optimization, across new and existing business activities.   Oversee the ISO/Quality management system by maintaining plant conformance and participating in various audits.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and analyzes statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and establish proposed quality and reliability expectancy of finished product.
  • Direct workers engaged in inspection & testing activities.
  • Ensure continuous control over materials, facilities & products.
  • Investigates and respond to customer complaints regarding quality.
  • Serve as liaison between Customer and ITW.
  • Reviews control of nonconformance material disposition and inspection of reworked product.
  • Responsible for Document Control of manufacturing and Quality documents, including distribution, removal of obsolete forms and work instructions).
  • Monthly review of data and oversees the creation of measurable charts for QMS reporting
  • Reviews quality problems with Production Team and assists with action required to correct defect. 
  • Prepare periodic reports containing departmental activities, problems, schedules, and rejected items.
  • Leads and implements ISO 9001 procedures and customer specific requirements.
  • Acts as ISO 9001 Management Representative.
  • Other activities as assigned/requested by managers related to achieving business goals and/or improvements.

  • Assist R&D, and Process Engineering in process tasks related to new product development manufacturing.
  • Occasional travel to customer sites to gather data, support sales, troubleshoot process problems.
  • Work with plant personnel on improving/reducing operations issues affecting ink/coating preparation, manufacturing/finishing, and warehousing.
  • Research outside resources (e.g. vendors, raw material suppliers, consultants) who can support evaluation and/or implementation of optimized processes.
  • Understand all responsibilities regarding the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  All safety rules must be followed, and all work areas must be kept in a clean and orderly condition.

Job Requirements


  • BS in Engineering or related degree
  • Minimum 2-5 years’ experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment using tools such as 80/20, Six Sigma, Kaizen, etc. to improve quality and productivity. 
  • Experience with manufacturing processes and unit operations used in the chemical/film industry. 
  • Very strong analytical ability and logical problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills, MS Office, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

ITW Specialty Films 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 email hrmfg@cfcintl.com to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.