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Manufacturing Project Engineer

Apply Job ID REF6435R Date posted 05/09/2022 Address 1140 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Itasca, IL Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $12.6 billion in 2020. The company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the unique ITW Business Model to drive 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 and entrepreneurial culture.

Hi-Cone, a division of ITW, is a leading supplier of plastic-based multi-packaging systems for global beer, soft drink and general products industries. We are advocates of packaging alternatives that generate sustained margin contributions for our customers and major retailers. Our customers demand maximum quality, exceptional value, market performances and innovation. We meet those demands by offering cost-effective minimal packaging responsive to environmental concerns.


Position Summary:

The main responsibility of this position will be to determine and implement capital improvements, solve manufacturing process constraints, and assist in process implementation.  This is a hands-on role that will specify manufacturing equipment and support the manufacturing processes of Hi-Cone material in two plants domestically and multiple international facilities.  Major processes include plastic sheet extrusion, plastic sheet stamping, and labeling.

Primary Responsibilities:

Manufacturing Support

  • Support the development of a system wide equipment and controls update and standardization plan.
  • Support plant maintenance teams in implementing a system wide spare parts database.
  • Support plant maintenance teams in drafting and implementing preventive maintenance practices.
  • Partner with plant engineers and maintenance to develop and support continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Participate on a cross-functional team focused on manufacturing process PFMEA

Capital Projects

  • Keep abreast of technology trends, investigate, and install most effective methods of manufacturing to keep company competitive
  • Develop and recommend capital projects required to drive higher efficiency, address plant capacity needs, and address obsolescence of currently installed equipment.
  • Manage the execution of capital projects, including developing project scope, developing machinery specifications, coordinating outside resources, scheduling to minimize interruptions to operations, and delivering on time and on budget. 
  • Lead the development of equipment FAT/SAT standards.

Other Responsibilities

  • Support the division in implementing an updated ERP and file management system.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering or a related field with relevant experience
  • Minimum 7 years of engineering experience in a production environment, 10+ years preferred.
  • Travel is project based, but is not to exceed 20%
  • Experience with manufacturing methods and equipment, preferably including machining tools and practices, electrical controls and programming, and plastics processing.
  • Experience managing and executing for major capital projects
  • Ability to work with hands and to work in mechanically oriented situations
  • Understanding of process improvement tools including but not limited to:
    • Product Line Simplification
    • 80/20 analysis
    • 5S
  • High level of written and oral communication skills, organizational planning, teamwork, analytical reasoning, and adaptability, including the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Able to work in a team-oriented environment, collaborating with multiple departments
  • Well organized, detailed oriented, and able to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-starter with a lot of energy to see projects through to completion and takes accountability for all aspects of managed projects
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in 2D and 3D CAD, preferably Solidworks and/or AutoCAD

    ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

    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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