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Senior Quality Engineer

Company: Illinois Tool Works
Location: Hebron
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

Founded in 1912, Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified, Fortune 200 manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking, and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. Ranked among Fortune Magazine's most admired companies, the company focuses on solid growth, improving profitability and strong returns across its worldwide platforms and divisions. These divisions serve customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets. ITW's revenues totaled $14.1billion in 2019.

ITW Medical is comprised of three strong medical product brands - Coeur, Filtertek & Precise - situated to proactively meet the needs of customers in the marketplace. Coeur is a leading provider of disposable medical products used in diagnostic imaging and other medical procedures. The Filtertek product line is comprised of custom plastic insert molded filtration and flow control components for global OEM medical device customers. Precise Biomedical provides preventative maintenance, service support and parts for power injectors used in the medical imaging market.

Job Description


This position will report to ITW Medical's Regional Quality Manager. The individual will be responsible for validations, scrap reduction and continuous improvement activities. The individual will ensure that projects are implemented, internal/external quality issues are investigated, and root cause and corrective/preventive actions are identified and executed. This position will be responsible for the Hebron, Ill and the Elk Grove Village, Ill locations, with primary activities in Hebron.


Position Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • New Product Development
  • Participate in Design Reviews, including Technical Reviews, Feasibility Discussion, and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) creation
  • Assist in documenting development work including supporting writing specifications for manufacturing or identifying and/or evaluating scientific test results
  • Manage Implementation and Documentation of IQ, OQ, PQ.
  • Ensure timely and conclusive validations.

Process Control

  • Update existing inspection plans, test methods, and standard operating procedures
  • Conduct sample size determination, statistical analysis, training, and root cause analysis
  • Take lead in understanding/updating FMEA for new failure modes
  • Assist in process optimization

Continuous Improvement

  • Drive and Actively contribute to various manufacturing projects such as process development, cost reduction and quality improvement initiatives
  • Perform routine engineering assignments of related tasks which are typically a focused portion of larger projects.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in continuous quality improvement projects, in particular, in scrap reduction and identification and elimination of non-value-added activities
  • Take lead in collection, review, analysis and trending of quality indicators for monthly and quarterly reviews
  • Manage and contribute to problem solving teams using standardized investigation processes/tools.


  • Participate in the Internal Audit process and assist in addressing observations
  • Participate in customer and regulatory body audits
  • Other tasks and duties assigned


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.

  • Bachelor's degree (required) in Biomedical Engineering field (desired).
  • 5+ years related experience (required) in Medical Devices Industry (preferred).
  • Ability to perform routine design and engineering tasks with some assistance.
  • Solid understanding of engineering and mathematics principles.
  • Ability to interpret product requirements from drawings, specifications, blueprints, etc. and to identify and drive corrections of inconsistencies or inaccuracies in same
  • Able to command use of inspection and measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, and tensile strength testers
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, eager to drive needed change in the organization
  • Demonstrated use of strong analytical, problem solving, and teamwork skills in a leadership role
  • Able to follow and to provide instructions in all formats: written, verbal, and electronic.
  • Excellent time management, prioritization abilities, and strong project management skills
  • Ability to develop, implement, and present strategies to gain support
  • Strong analytical skills, with 80/20 mindset
  • Ability to work with and manage complexity/change such that implementation is simplified
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data and make sound, enterprise-first, decisions
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituencies along with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create a results-driven, team-oriented, profitable environment
  • Personally driven and able to motivate others to excel
  • Ability to use MS Office Tools such as Word, Excel, Project, Access and MiniTab.

Additional Information

ITW offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including competitively priced medical and dental coverage the first of the month following hire, free life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and immediate 401k matching. Additional retirement savings contribution (above and beyond 401k) is awarded at no cost after one year.

ITW Medical is an equal opportunity, equal employment, affirmative action employer. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone is welcome to contribute their unique talents and ideas. We encourage applications from females, males, disabled/protected or other veterans, persons with disabilities, all races and ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities. Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable persons with disabilities to apply and to perform the essential job functions. If you require assistance with completing an application, please reply that you require assistance.

Keywords: Illinois Tool Works, New England , Senior Quality Engineer, Other , Hebron, Northeast

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