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Supplier Quality Engineer

Apply Job ID REF5856Z Date posted 03/30/2022 Address 14050 West Lambs Lane, Libertyville, IL Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

ITW Construction provides a variety of fastening systems and truss products for the commercial, residential, and remodeling/renovation segments. With products manufactured at locations around the globe serving markets in North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. 

 

The Global Tool Unit (GTU) is a part of ITW’s Construction Segment. The GTU innovates, develops, and manufactures best-in-class Power Fastening Systems for the global construction market.  Our highly differentiated tools are specified to be used in a variety of applications including wood framing, wood trim, and steel to concrete installations.   

 

ITW offers its employees a path for advancement, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package designed to help employees care for themselves, their families, and their futures.  


The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible to proactively drive supplier quality assurance/control through initial supplier survey/qualification and follow-up confirmations.  This position works closely with GTU teams and all other applicable groups to confirm part requirements, analyze supplier quality data (i.e. Cpk, capability studies), investigate non-conformances, and ensure adherence to supplier quality expectations.

  • Partner within the business to solve difficult challenges associated with creating and  maintaining quality management systems and processes supporting ISO standards.
  • Partner with Engineering, Sourcing and all other applicable groups in product development process.
  • Establish supplier quality requirements, verify quality plans and confirm corrective actions were properly implemented. 
  • Conduct supplier audits to drive process standardization and continuous improvements.
  • Develop and implement control plans and specifications; validate supplier quality controls.
  • Strategically lead supplier performance improvement projects in efforts to increase the supplier capability.
  • Travel to supplier location to resolve quality problems.
  • Collaborate with other teams to resolve quality issues.
  • Support Purchasing with new / existing supplier assessments.
  • Establish/maintain effective systems of internal communications to all quality stakeholders. 
  • Report to management on quality issues, trends and preventive actions.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required.
  • 5+ years of related experience in a Supplier Quality Engineering role
  • ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Quality Engineer highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficient with spreadsheet, database and statistical software. 
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Able to travel globally as required, up to 30%.

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. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability.

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.