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Quality Engineer

Washington, NC
Expired: June 02, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
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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's 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 $12.6 billion in 2020.

ITW Medical is comprised of two highly-respected medical product brands - Coeur & Filtertek - supplying medical devices, components, and service to global medical device brands. Filtertek manufactures molded filtration and flow control components. Coeur is a leading provider of disposable diagnostic imaging consumables.

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Quality Engineer will work closely with operations and engineering to reduce scrap and drive continuous improvement activities to reduce customer complaints and lower the response time. This position will investigate internal and external quality issues and identify root cause, using data analysis, data trending and periodic reporting. This position is based in the Washington, NC plant and reports to the Quality Manager.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively participate in and lead ITW Toolbox projects and initiatives resulting in process development, cost reduction, and quality improvement
  • Perform discrepant material disposition with guidance.
  • Creation of inspection and control plans, test methods, and standard operating procedures.
  • Conduct sample size determination, statistical analysis, root cause analysis and applicable training.
  • Maintain process failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) documentation.
  • Actively contribute to various manufacturing projects such as process development, cost reduction and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Collect and trend quality indicators for monthly and quarterly reviews and assist team with action plans to address negative performance.
  • Individually contribute to problem solving teams using common investigation processes/tools.
  • Perform routine engineering assignments which are typically a focused portion of larger projects. These tasks provide experience and familiarization with the engineering staff, methods, techniques, and theories.
  • Support documentation development including writing specifications for manufacturing or scientific test results.
  • Support in management, implementation, and documentation of IQ, OP, PQ.
  • Participate in the Internal Audit process and assist in addressing observations with robust corrective and preventive actions.
  • Other tasks and duties as 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 in Engineering field (desired).
  • 1 - 2 years related experience in manufacturing (prefer Medical Devices Industry).
  • Ability to independently complete problem-solving tasks.
  • LEAN/6 sigma experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Statistical Process Controls
  • Basic understanding of engineering and mathematics principles.
  • Understand interpretation of drawings, specifications, blueprints, and etc.
  • Able to use inspection and measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, tensile strength testers (e.g. Instron or Chatallion), etc.
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, eager to learn.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and teamwork skills are required.
  • Able to follow instructions in all formats: written, verbal, and electronic.
  • Excellent time management, prioritization abilities, and strong project management skills
  • Ability to develop and implement strategies
  • Strong analytical skills, with 80/20 mindset
  • Ability to work with and manage complexity/change
  • Demonstrated ability to make tough 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 environment
  • Personally driven and motivates others to excel
  • Ability to use MS Office Tools such as Word, Excel, Project, and MiniTabĀ®.

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.


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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.



Washington, NC
27889 USA
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