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Advanced Manufacturing Process Engineer

Rate TBD
Location Chicago, Il United States (On-site)
Type of project Specialized Help Engineering
Duration ongoing
Education required College/University
Years of experience 2 - 5 years
Type of employment OtherOTHER
Area of Specialization Engineering
Languages required N/A
Workhoppers Chicago Il
Job Description
Role Summary:

This role will be a hands-on Advanced Manufacturing Process 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, mentor and motivate a team; and intellectual expertise in the areas of injection molding for the automotive industry and APQP processes.

Primary Responsibilities:

Develop and document new injection molding processes per best practice
Support and provide feedback during design development and tool reviews including mold filling simulation, cooling adequacy, warp analysis, etc.
Provide feedback to cross functional team on new tooling status and condition
APQP Responsibility: Develop Process Flow, PFMEA, and Standard Work Instructions for molding 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 injection molding machines 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 tooling 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 tooling technicians on new tooling and equipment during integration
Develop standard work procedure for tooling technicians
Identify new potential technologies to increase efficiency and effectiveness of equipment
Support operations and production to work towards implementing a SMED Strategy
Support division wide capacity management of capital 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 tool build guidelines
Attend daily Fast Response meetings and assist when feasible
Support operations and production teams on other projects as assigned
Must be able to travel internationally, max travel 30%


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

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.


-February 23, 2023


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