Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Project Engineer (1283) in Lake Forest, Illinois

Project Engineer (1283) at ITW

Job Description

Position at ITW Construction North America

The Project Engineer is responsible for participating in the research, design and technical project management activities for combustion and pneumatic power tool projects. These tools are primarily used for wood and concrete fastening applications. The Engineer will engage in product design and innovation activities aimed at creating concept tools which meet a defined set of customer driven marketing requirements by applying engineering expertise, technical creativity and problem solving skills.

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.

The Global Tool Unit (GTU) is a part of ITW’s Construction Segment. The GTU innovates, develops, and manufactures best-in-class Power Fastening Systems for the global construction market. Our highly differentiated tools are specified to be used in a variety of applications including wood framing, wood trim, and steel to concrete installations.

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:

  • Initiate concept designs based on marketing specifications, communicate those designs to other team members and develop those designs utilizing 3D CAD

  • Responsible for all aspects of the design, layout, evaluation and documentation of electro-mechanical devices or system used on power fastening systems

  • Manage the creation and testing of concept models and prototypes to meet performance specifications and demonstrate feasibility

  • Utilize advanced analysis tools to optimize designs

  • Select and implement appropriate manufacturing processes and vendors to ensure cost-effective, robust products that achieve market success

  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • BS in Engineering; Mechanical or Mechatronics preferred

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • 5+ years design experience in mechanical and electro-mechanical products

  • Experience with new product development process

  • Experience with project management and technical leadership

  • 3D CAD experience required

  • Knowledge of computer analysis simulation FEA and/or CFD required

  • Combustion engine design/development experience preferred

  • Travel up to 10%

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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