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Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in Frankfort, Illinois

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

  • 21701 S Harlem Ave, Frankfort, IL 60423, USA

  • Full-time

  • FLSA Status: Exempt

    Company Description

Why is ITW a great place to work? We think and act like entrepreneurs, we embrace autonomy, make decisions, and take ownership. We are always focused on helping our people reach their full potential. Most importantly, we value our 5 core values that drive our decision making; integrity, respect, trust, shared risk, simplicity. The role of Advanced Manufacturing Engineer has a strong influence on the success of a large manufacturing facility. We are committed to supporting your professional development and long-term career growth. We offer competitive pay and benefits that supplement your life both inside & outside of work. We support your community involvement from financial gifts with our 3-for-1 matching program and volunteering opportunities with our strong partnerships with United Way and David Speer Academy. ITW Automotive Body & Fuel NA manufactures interior components and fuel housings for OEMs and their top-tier suppliers. Are you up to the challenge?

Job Description

This role will be a hands-on Advanced Manufacturing Engineer who ensures successful launch of programs and transfers over to Operations team for full volume production. The ideal candidate for this position will possess great project management and product engineering skills; coupled with high energy; experience to lead self and influence cross-functional team members, and intellectual expertise in the areas of injection molding for the automotive industry and APQP processes.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Develop and document new automation and manufacturing processes per best practice

• Manage new automation integration from inception to launch per assigned programs

• Support and provide feedback during automation reviews

• Machining new fixtures utilizing CNC, Vertical Mill, Grinders, etc..

• Provide feedback to cross functional team on new automation status and condition

• APQP Responsibility: Develop Process Flow, PFMEA, and Standard Work Instructions for manufacturing processes

• Review internal cost breakdowns to ensure standard practices are adhered to

• Support the capital acquisition requests for programs requiring additional assets

• Support Annual and Long-Range Planning of Capital Asset acquisition (1 -5 years)

• Develop RFQ for automation and other capital assets on a program basis, manage from inception until authorization / integration

• KPI accountability SOP+ 90 days on all capital asset integrations per program

• Support automation changes due to ECN

• Development and management of BDPs based on previous lessons learned and ensure adherence on future programs

• Function in team environment utilizing six sigma problem solving applications

• Training of automation and maintenance technicians on new equipment during integration

• Support division wide capacity management of automation assets

• Develop relationships between sales and engineering and operations team members

• Achieve authorization from multiple team members on new equipment per standards

• Support development and manage standardized automation build guidelines

• Attend Fast Response meetings and support where feasible

• Support operations and production teams on other projects as assigned

• Must be able to travel internationally, max travel 30%

Qualifications

Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Industrial engineering or equivalent experience required

• 5+ years machining experience preferred

• Ability to learn ITW Toolbox principles and apply

• Strong understanding of financial investment procedures and laws

• Interpersonal skills to develop and maintain cross functional team building

• Creative thinking and systematic problem solving a must

• Good mechanical aptitude along with strong computer literacy skills required

• Experience in injection molding required

• Understanding of GD&T and interface application

• 3D CAD systems knowledge required; Solid works preferred

• Knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing principles are a plus

Additional Information

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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, please email [email protected] request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.

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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.

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