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Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Hebron, Illinois

Manufacturing Engineering Manager

  • 11411 Price Rd, Hebron, IL 60034, USA

  • Full-time

  • FLSA Status: Exempt

    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


Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Manufacturing Engineering Manager is responsible for providing engineering support to Manufacturing. To manage activities and allocates resources within the Manufacturing Engineering area to ensure complete engineering support is provided to meet department /plant and divisional goals. Manages the monitoring of the moulding and assembly equipment, machines, and tools. Troubleshoots equipment downtime issues, processes out of control producing non-conforming products, low yields or product quality issues. Identifies areas and means to improve moulding and assembly manufacturing processes / equipment and product quality on existing product and processes.


  • Engineering support for the moulding and assembly manufacturing processes’ and equipment.

  • Plan any pre-Production Engineering activities necessary to support the monthly/quarterly production plan.

  • Manage the Toolbox projects and maintain a strong toolbox pipeline.

  • Co-ordinate/plan and execute the activities with Production / Quality and Maintenance relevant to Conversion Cost Reductions, Scrap Reduction and Material Cost Savings.

  • Partners with Quality and Production to ensure that products are produced

  • in conformance with production specification.

  • Overviews and co-ordinates the Moulding Processes /Modifications/Upgrades.

  • Overviews and co-ordinates the Automation Processes /Modifications/Upgrades.

  • Support the Quality department in equipment and process validation activities.

  • Proactively leads CAPEX/Project Management initiatives.

  • Manage staff in a manner that promotes a high standard of employee performance in a positive and supportive work environment.

  • Equipment/Facility Capacity Expansion Planning.

  • Supports the introduction of automated manufacturing cells in moulding and assembly.

  • Support the divisional engineering group when assistance is required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Manufacturing, Plastics, Biomedical or Mechanical) required.

  • A minimum of 5+ years related work experience in a Manufacturing Engineering role in a high-volume manufacturing environment required. (Experience with medical device manufacturing strongly preferred).

  • Experience in Injection Moulding and Automation processes are critical to this role.

  • Strong exposure to Project Management and Physical set up of systems is highly desirable.

  • Provides Engineering and technical support with respect to product design, specifications and functionality requirements.

  • Ability to train and coach others from a technical perspective.

  • Previous experience with managing people required.


  • Effectively manages one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently and to tight deadlines.

  • Setting high standards of performance for self and others assuming accountability and responsibility for successfully completing assignments or tasks in a timely fashion.

  • Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives and achieve goals beyond what is required.

  • Ability to co-ordinate and communicate engineering activities between internal departments as well as external suppliers.

  • Demonstrates comprehensive experience in Manufacturing Engineering Management.

  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of Engineering principles and its application from a production perspective.

  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, design, and manage all facets of molding/automation production projects and processes.

  • Applies ITW principles and methodologies to all aspects of work activities.

  • Deliver on ITW toolbox activities.

  • Communicate effectively across all departments within the organization.

  • Mentors and coaches’ employees to succeed.

    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.

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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.