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Quality Engineer in Des Plaines, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 1/4/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

ITW Description:
Founded in 1912, ITW (NYSE:ITW) is a global industrial company centered on a differentiated and proprietary business model. The company’s seven industry leading segments leverage the ITW Business Model to generate solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer focused solutions are required. ITW’s 50,000+ dedicated colleagues around the world thrive in our decentralized, entrepreneurial culture. In 2017, the company achieved revenues of $14.3 billion, with roughly half coming from outside North America.

Division Description:
ITW Global Appliance serves all the major Appliance OEM in the US, Europe, Asia, Mexico and Brazil and their tier suppliers. This global division manufactures mechanical, electromechanical and electronic components and assemblies with a variety of manufacturing processes including injection molding, stamping, automated and manual assembly. We have units in the US, China, Mexico, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria & Italy.

The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering. In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Global Appliance 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: 
The Quality Engineer will report to the Quality Manager and will be responsible for analyzing customer returns and developing written corrective action reports as well as providing quality engineering support for the facility, emphasizing defect prevention and continual improvement.

Responsibilities:
• Analyzes customer returns and develops written corrective and preventative action plans.
• Provides quality engineering support for manufacturing.
• Writes control plans and administers the statistical process control program.
• Interacts with customers on a variety of quality issues.
• Conducts statistical analysis of quality issues.
• Participates in failure mode and effect analysis to identify conditions posing excessive failure risks and support proposed changes in design.
• Reviews engineering specifications and drawings, proposing design modifications to improve quality within cost and other performance requirements.
• Observes conduct of tests at supplier, plant, or field locations to evaluate reliability factors such as numbers and causes of unit failures.
• Analyzes preliminary plans and develops quality engineering programs to achieve customer quality objectives.
• Advises and confers with engineers in design review meetings to give quality and reliability findings and recommendations.
• Determines units requiring testing and specifies minimum number of samples to obtain statistically valid data.
• Monitors failure data generated by customer using product to ascertain potential requirement for product improvement.
• Reviews subcontractors' proposals for quality programs and submits evaluations for decision.
• Acts as the customer point of contact and coordinates all quality activities for domestic and offshore manufacturing facilities.
• Support QMS through ISO / AS procedures as required.
• Other projects and responsibilities as required.

The successful candidate should possess the following requirements:
• Four-year college degree with a minimum of 5 years’ quality experience preferred or Associate degree with CQE certification and 5 years of quality experience is preferred.
• Proficiency using IM&T equipment, gauges, scopes and other specialized equipment.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
• Experience with JD Edwards a plus.
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Strong attention to detail.

EOE/AA F/M/D/V