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Senior Project Manufacturing Engineer (1309) at ITW

Job Description

Position at ITW Construction North America

ITW Construction North America is seeking a Senior Project Manufacturing Engineer responsible for the development and execution of global best practice manufacturing processes. The Engineer will enhance overall manufacturing performance through the assimilation of new products and processes into manufacturing throughout the Construction segment’s global consumable manufacturing base. This position will provide global leadership in order to optimize our metal forming, metal manufacturing knowledge and plant infrastructure, in doing so, will serve as a member of the manufacturing leadership team.

ITW Construction provides a variety of fastening systems and truss products for the commercial, residential, and remodeling/renovation segments. With products manufactured at locations around the globe serving markets in North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.

ITW offers its employees a path for advancement, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package designed to help employees care for themselves, their families, and their futures.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Applies project management principles to meet project deliverables of cost, time, and performance

  • Proactively resolves project problems and conflicts by involving appropriate stakeholders

  • Designs and implements methods for continually improving manufacturing performance of major metal forming processes and initiates improvement programs

  • Works with global plant and engineering resources to accomplish goals for specific locations/businesses

  • Assesses and directs manufacturing process changes to ensure deliverables meet requirements and specifications

  • Ensures all safety standards are followed/met for all fixtures and equipment (made or purchased)

  • Works closely with New Product teams to ensure the seamless transition from New Product status to High Volume Manufacturing

  • Strive to continuously improve on safety, quality, delivery, and cost metrics

  • Effectively communicates with team members domestically/internationally, suppliers, validation, and other internal/external groups to understand needs of the business and provide information

  • Mentors and assists Engineers/Senior Engineers with their design skills

  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor degree Mechanical Engineering required

  • 10+ years demonstrated experience with manufacturing process machinery/equipment design

  • Preferred experience with metal manufacturing industry experience to include steel grades, forming, cutting, rolling technologies to shape metals

  • Demonstrated experience in establishing new processes into plants including infrastructure

  • Demonstrated experience in writing capital requests and in working with the finance team in developing cost models and payback models

  • Change and plant consolidation experience preferred

  • Demonstrated experience with internal/external collaboration influencing manufacturing managers, suppliers, and plant-level engineers to support new product and process development activities

  • Strong project, time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to work non-standard hours to accommodate phone/video conferences across various time zones (domestic and global)

  • Up to 40% domestic and global travel

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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