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Applications Engineer III

Apply Job ID REF6703H Date posted 06/02/2022 Address 35 Parkwood Drive, Hopkinton, MA Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

Founded in 1912, ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a global industrial company centered on 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 more than 43,000 dedicated colleagues around the world thrive in our decentralized, entrepreneurial culture. In 2022, the company achieved revenues of $14.5 billion, with roughly half coming from outside North America. To learn more, please visit www.itw.com.

Division Description:

ITW Electronics Assembly Equipment (EAE) Division is made up of four brands strongly recognized by Contract Manufacturers and OEM’s in the Electronics and Industrial Markets.  The Division designs, develops, manufactures, and markets capital equipment primarily used in the assembly process of Printed Circuit Boards (PCB’s) and other industrial applications. In 2021 the Division had revenues above $200M and is positioned for above market rates of growth.


The individual would be part of a multidiscipline development team playing a critical role in the development and testing of new printer products and of new printing techniques, based on engineering requirements. Responsible for providing technical advice to customers and team members of a product/service that meets customer needs. Resolves complex applications/systems design issues and provides alternative solutions. Evaluates customer needs and develops proposals and presentations on how the organization's product or service can meet the customer's needs, and be integrated with their existing systems. May have duties of instructing, directing, and checking the work of other less experienced Application Engineers. Seasoned engineer who can work with minimal direction and is seen as a team leader. Appraises technological developments and investigates feasibility of new techniques. Solves complex problems and advances the Application Engineering capability of the company.

Essential Functions of the Job (responsibilities):

· Manage and schedule process development work including conducting experiments and determining optimum operating parameters.

· Conduct applications engineering training class for customers and other organizations and individuals.

· Plan, schedule, and independently conduct the testing of complex hardware, software, new products, etc.

· Provide on site customer support on complex Process Engineering issues and/or new product installations.

· Assist other engineering disciplines in learning the SMT manufacturing process.

· Promote ITW EAE products and industry-leading expertise by writing technical papers for industry publications, and advise customers on specific process development projects.

· Continually advance the “state of the art” by remaining current on all new technology innovations (including our competitors) and perform the process development work to produce new applications and markets for our products.

· Analyzes, evaluates and plans methods of approach and organizes means to achieve the solution of complex technical problems.

· Specifies equipment, materials and supplies required for completion and implementation of technical projects.

· Provide formal periodic updates to senior management and other key Research & Development personnel.

· BS in Engineering and 5 years of applicable experience.

· Advanced understanding of the SMT manufacturing process.

· Advanced understanding of all of the typical equipment types used in an SMT line including Screen Printers, Dispensing, SPI, Placement, AOI, and Reflow equipment.

· Advanced knowledge in all applications related to the printing process.

· Proven experience of quality control/workmanship standards as they apply to SMT printing.

·  Knowledgeable in the use of statistical tools used in the development and control of SMT manufacturing processes.

· Ability to create Process Engineering test procedures and plans.

· Basic competency in understanding of all technical aspect (electrical, mechanical, software) of Electro-mechanical products

· Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, and proven ability to work well at all levels in the organization.

Working conditions involve seated computer work and occasional operation and work on company equipment/products.  requires  50% sitting, 20% standing, 10% bending, 10% walking and 10% light lifting up to   25 pounds.  Travel up to 10%.  A valid passport is required.

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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