R&D Engineer for Global New Technologies in Troy, OH at ITW

Date Posted: 6/21/2019

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Job Description

Research & Development Engineer for Global New Technologies


Are you innovative, forward thinking, and have a technical skill set?  If so, this may be the position for you!  The Global Warewash Division of ITW Food Equipment Group is in search of an R&D Engineer for the Global New Technologies team.  We are in search of an engineer to support new, exciting technology product development initiatives that enhance our global business.  This position is in Troy, Ohio, 20 minutes north of the Dayton metropolitan area.

Who are we and what do we do?

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) is a Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company with seven decentralized business segments, which includes the Food Equipment Group (FEG). The Warewash Business Division, one of the businesses within FEG, is growing in existing served markets as well as new markets.


The successful candidate will work closely with the Global NT team (U.S. and Germany) to improve R&D operations and transfer new ideas to U.S. products.  The team will develop and implement global innovation technologies into Hobart warewash products in close cooperation with regional marketing teams and R&D functions (U.S. and Germany). 

The position will report to the Manager of Global New Technologies at the Hobart Germany location.

What you will do:

The R&D Engineer for Global New Technologies shall primarily be responsible for:

  • Identifying market needs in dedicated market segments and countries in cooperation with global marketing.
  • Identifying, observing and understanding customer pain points and problems to find solutions through new opportunities and ideas.
  • Detailed validation of ideas with highest priorities, according to technical and economic criteria.
  • Advanced research and development of new technologies and new innovations based on market and customer research, needs, pain points, requirements and regional standards.
  • Technology transfer to Hobart product platform development and working with related cross- functional teams.
  • Ongoing improvement of major ware washing attributes (e.g. TCO, energy consumption, labor management, soil and waste management, chemical optimization, etc.) focused on “80” machines and “80” competitors.
  • Observation and evaluation of potential new technology and market trends.
  • Actively work on Automation and Robotic Solutions for Warewashing.
  • Actively supporting FEG Connectivity and IoT Strategy and help to transfer and implement technologies into US machines.
  • Actively supporting Global Control activities.   

To be successful in this position, candidates must have the capability to think strategically regarding global innovations and understand the strong link to the overall profitable global business growth objectives.  Individuals must be results oriented, capable of identifying and working with fact-based data, have an affinity toward market and customer orientation, have excellent communication skills, be analytical and able to integrate with multiple functions and nationalities dedicated to Research and Technology projects. 

The successful candidates in this position will spend approximately 8-12 weeks in Europe at the start of this position for orientation and onboarding.  Afterwards, the position will require travel to Europe at least 2-3x per year. 

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in mechanical or electrical Engineering; MS or MBA preferred
  • Knowledgeable in mechanical and electrical engineering, physics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and chemistry
  • Ability to lead projects
  • Knowledgeable in engineering tools like:  3-D CAD (Pro Engineer preferred), FMEA, VA, DVPR, DOE, New Product Development, Stage Gate processes (NPD)
  • Basic skills in IoT and Connectivity
  • Customer Back Innovation (preferred, but training offered)
  • Willingness to travel (EU/Asia)
  • Second language desirable, German preferred

If you are interested in pursuing this new opportunity and being a part of this global New Technologies team, please apply.  Interviews will be conducted to identify successful candidates to fill these roles.


ITW is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.