Manufacturing Engineer II (3088)
at ITW Employee Network

Date Posted: 9/11/2019

Job Description

ITW Shakeproof has an opening for a Manufacturing Engineer II at our Elk Grove Village facility. ITW Shakeproof Automotive serves all the major Automotive OEMs and their tier suppliers with metal fasteners totaling approximately $170M in revenues. Our major plants are in Elgin IL, Machesney Park, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, Darlington WI, and Bedford Heights, OH. Our Sales Center is in Troy, MI.

Position Summary:

Our Manufacturing Engineers are critical members of our Plant Core Teams, including the Plant Manager, Production Control, Manufacturing, Finance, Human Resources and Quality departments.


Improve manufacturing efficiency and solve production and quality issues

  • Use lean techniques to reduce waste and improve manufacturing performance.
  • Work side by side with Operations Production to trouble-shoot manufacturing concerns.
  • Support Quality in addressing and driving root cause analysis of customer concerns.
  • Manage change for updates to engineering prints, standards or processes.

Continuous Improvement

  • Collaborate cross functionally with Production, Maintenance, Quality and Finance Departments to identify, monitor and continuously improve key performance drivers.
  • Maintain and establish engineering standards.
  • Establish and share best practices across all Plants.
  • Collaborate across engineering teams throughout the Division.

 New Product Quotation, Feasibility & Launch

  • Lead activities associated with New Product Launches (i.e. APQP in automotive) from quoting through the successful completion of quality records (such as PPAP) and launch.
  • Drive timeline and resolution of issues with cross-functional team.
  • Interface with the Sales, Engineering, Accounting Departments as well as vendors to gather or clarify information needed.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing to develop manufacturing prints and establish controls and operational limits for operators.
  • Create 2D and/or 3D models heading and rolling tools used in manufacturing of metal fasteners
  • Create process routing for newly awarded business.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry; product and/or tooling development for metal manufacturing (fastener) experience preferred.
  • Experience in automotive industry is highly beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of APQP or equivalent gated product development processes.
  • Working knowledge of lean techniques.
  • Equivalent experience with front office support to customer service, manufacturing or engineering.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office software products.
  • Strong experience with 2D and 3D CAD software; preferably SolidWorks and AutoCAD.
  • Ability to read technical drawings and specifications & a basic knowledge of metal manufacturing practices.
  • Skilled in document management, organization and prioritization
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment and show flexibility.
  • Proven ability to deal with changes in a business environment.
  • Aptitude to multi-task while maintaining highest levels of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to focus and prioritize tasks and objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the willingness to communicate and work with other departments and disciplines.
  • Proven ability to work on a team while generating respect and trust from staff as well as external customers.
  • Personal accountability and inner drive to understand, communicate, and exceed established goals.

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