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Manufacturing Engineer

Apply Now Submit a Referral Job ID REF13585T Date posted 05/17/2024 Address 21555 South Harlem Avenue, Frankfort, IL Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

Founded in 1912, ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a global industrial company built around 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 approximately 45,000 dedicated colleagues around the world thrive in the company’s decentralized, entrepreneurial culture. In 2019, the company achieved revenues of $14.1 billion, with roughly half coming from outside North America.

ITW Deltar Fasteners is a large division within the Automotive Segment and serves all the major OEMs and their tier suppliers with plastic fasteners. Locations include:  Frankfort, IL; Chippewa Falls, WI and our Commercial Sales and Engineering in Troy, MI. The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Deltar Fasteners enhances our customers’ competitive advantage by:

  • Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in North America.
  • 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 Manufacturing Engineer II will report to the Technical Engineering Manager and will be responsible for continuous improvement project planning and execution throughout the facility. Continuous improvement initiatives will revolve around safety, quality and production. This engineer will also function as a supporting resource for the maintenance and manufacturing teams.

  • Identify and act on continuous improvement initiatives with emphasis on Injection Molding process improvements with a special emphasis on Front-to-Back savings.
  • Manage multiple cross functional projects using solid project management standards, coupled with a sense of urgency for our customers and our employees.
  • Creation and execution of capital expenditure projects of varying size.
  • Study work force utilization, analyze space requirements and propose equipment designs.
  • Plan estimates, production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Investigate and recommend equipment alternatives and manufacturers for benchmarking.
  • Utilize machine shop equipment for fabrication of various fixtures, containment deflectors, chutes, and other similar items.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

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.

  • BS in Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent, and 5-10 years of practical experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills - Must be able and willing to communicate with all levels of facility personnel including outside vendors. Also, demonstrate the ability to lead and influence others for positive change.
  • Leadership experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, data summary and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma, The Toyota Way, and Lean Manufacturing Principles.
  • Experience with Data Analysis, Visualization and Presentation; statistical process control.
  • Highly computer literate and ability to learn and use various software. Proficient with all Microsoft Office products. Familiar with AutoCAD, SmartSheet and FiiX maintenance software a plus.
  • Maintain a positive “can-do” attitude when facing challenging situations, coupled with a willingness to challenge the status quo.
  • Hands-on with the ability to come up with creative design solutions and fabricate/install them.
  • Seeks and recognizes the expertise of technicians and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate successful projects.
  • A willingness to spend extended periods of time job shadowing to fully understand the work of our technicians, especially when it’s relevant to ongoing projects. 
  • Familiar with vision systems and logic controllers.
  • Implementation of part inspection technologies including vision systems, 2D/3D laser, etc.
  • Broad knowledge of instrumentation and software technology and design.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access this online application system process due to your disability, please email corp_accessibility@itw.com to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.