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APQP Engineer

Apply Now Submit a Referral Job ID REF13542O Date posted 05/13/2024 Address 1201 Saint Charles Street, Elgin, IL Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

Business Description: 

ITW Shakeproof Fasteners, a division of Illinois Tool Works, serves all the major autmotive OEMs and their tier suppliers with cold headed fasteners totalling approximately $250M in revenues. The division consists of facilties in:

  • Elgin, Illinois
  • Machesney Park, Ilinois
  • Darlington, Wisconsin
  • Bedord Heights, Ohio
  • Watertown, Wisconsin
  • Troy, Michigan

 

The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Shakeproof enhances our customers’ competitive advantage by…

  • Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in NA.
  • Exchanging product, process and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide.
  • Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.

The APQP Engineer is a divisional resource responsible for ensuring the flawless execution of new product launches and processing changes to existing product. The engineer will be located at our Elgin, Illinois facility, but will lead Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) efforts across our ITW Shakeproof locations. To accomplish their goals, the role requires frequent and effective communication with our Troy, Michigan sales team and with the operations, quality, and engineering personnel at our manufacturing plants.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead New Product Launches from the award of business to the successful completion of quality records (such as PPAP).
  • Champion product/process changes including direct interaction with our customer base as needed.
  • Develop project timelines for APQP projects and ensure successful adherence to the schedule.
  • Partner with our supplier development team on the selection and notification of vendors during the launch/change process.
  • Interface with a cross-functional group that includes ITW sales, quality, and engineering as well as our vendor and customer base.
  • Prepare monthly summary of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the APQP process.
  • Provide guidance to the Engineering Coordinator and PPAP team.
  • Continuously improve the APQP process through enhancement of processes and procedures.
  • Others duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Position Skills and Experience Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry; product and/or tooling development for metal manufacturing (fastener) experience preferred.
  • Experience in the automotive industry is highly beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of APQP or equivalent gated product development processes.
  • Elevated proficiency with Microsoft Office software package; specifically, Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Additionally, AutoCAD experience is preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Aptitude to multi-task while maintaining highest levels of accuracy.
  • An inner drive to understand, communicate and exceed established goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills with ability and willingness to communicate and work with other departments and facilities.
  • Proven ability to work on a team while generating respect and trust from staff as well as external customers.

Why ITW Shakeproof? Here are the TOP Reasons:

  • Work-life balance and Flexibility: Just ask our employees! This is direct and consistent feedback from them! We understand that you have a life outside of work and we will support you to tend to personal needs, encourage you to take time to spend with family and friends, pursue hobbies, give back to the community, etc. 
  • Stability: We celebrated our 100-year anniversary last year! We’ve been going strong since 1922 and show no signs of slowing down. We are part of ITW, a fortune 250 multinational manufacturing organization, with over 50,000 employees. With 7 segments, our products can be found almost everywhere!
  • Committed to your Full Potential (Growth Opportunities): We strive for everyone to own their careers and feel valued for the work they do. To help our employees reach their full potential, we provide the tools and resources to help them get where they want to go with their careers. We are focused on developing the next generation of Skilled Workers and Great ITW Leaders who will grow with us and thrive in our entrepreneurial culture.
  • Top Pay: We are committed to offering a compensation package that competes with the market and economy to assure stability at home.
  • Stable Management: Our team, vision, growth mindset, and open-door policy remain unwavering, ensuring long-term success for all.
  • Benefits Galore: We want our employees to live well and enjoy life. That’s why we offer a variety of benefits that support employees physically, mentally, and financiallyMedical (3 options), dental, vision, 401(k), fertility and surrogacy benefits, parental leave, shift premiums, and more – we’ve got you covered!
  • Education Matters: We invest in your growth with training opportunities, technical apprenticeships, tuition reimbursement, and scholarships for your kids.
  • Long-Term Teammates: People are not only committed to our core values, but they also stick around – our average tenure is over 18 years!
  • Safety First: We prioritize your well-being, ensuring you go home as healthy as you came to work; plus, we listen, act, and reward for your safety suggestions!

If you are ready to kick-start your career in metal fastener manufacturing and contribute to a company that values diversity and innovation, we want to hear from you! Apply now and become a vital part of our dynamic team.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

 

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

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