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Quality Team Lead - 3rd Shift in Frankfort, IL at Illinois Tool Works

Date Posted: 5/16/2019

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Job Description

ITW Automotive – Body and Fuel Division

Job Title: Quality Team Lead

Company Overview:

ITW is a Fortune Manufacturing Company with Multi-Billion Dollar revenue and fifty thousand employees world-wide. Known for innovation, diversification, and excellent financial performance.

The Body and Fuel Division drive profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Body and Fuel enhances our customers’ competitive advantage.  Body and Fuel is a business group within ITW’s Automotive segment with manufacturing locations in North America.  Our Body and Fuel products are made up of door handles, assist grips, decorative interior, fuel housings, fuel doors, charge ports and innovative Capless solutions for all major OEMs around the world.

Role Summary:

To lead the quality team for your shift in the inspection of materials. Ensuring reaction to out of specification conditions.

Primary Responsibilities:

 Ensure continuous control over materials and products

 Works with Quality Supervisor to ensure coverage on shift

 Makes quality calls on suspect materials

 Reviews control of nonconformance material disposition and inspection of reworked product

 Contributes in minimizing internal and external sort cost activities

 Trouble-shoot and problem solve on the production floor when needed

 Drive Internal quality control requirements (boundary sample boards, hourly check sheets, work instructions, operator visuals, lot-control, defect accumulation sheets)

 Work with Manufacturing to insure all necessary paperwork for each program is accurate, in place and understood by the team

 First Piece sign off on setup approvals

 SPC data collection  

 Assist manufacturing engineers with RPN reduction - enhancing our PFMEAs and Control Plans based on lessons learned    


 Contribute to the Company Quality Objectives


 3+ years manufacturing experience in roles of Operations or Supervision preferred

 Strong communications skills both written and verbal

 Computer Skills – MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 Root cause analysis techniques

 Good measuring skills

 Able to read a blue print and differentiate colors

 Must be able to work in a team or individual environment

 Self-motivated individual

 Must have the ability to pay attention to detail

 Must be able to work a flexible shift, including overtime and weekends

Physical Requirements:

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, kneel, 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.

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.