Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Manufacturing Engineer (1373) in Pocahontas, Arkansas

Manufacturing Engineer (1373) at ITW

Job Description

Position at ITW Residential Construction Division

Residential Construction is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to provide technical leadership, direction and engineering support for the safe manufacturing of high volume nails in a continuous improvement environment relative to Quality, Productivity, and Cost. This role is also responsible for overseeing installation, maintenance, and repair for production and ancillary machines, and systems within Pocahontas AR, Litchfield IL, and Pontotoc MS facilities.

Alpine and Paslode are divisions of ITW’s North America Construction Businesses and have continued to shape the way homes are built for the past 50 years. As the pioneer and leading provider of innovative, differentiated fastening solutions for wood to wood construction, we offer trades and builders a line of highly engineered tools and fasteners that increase productivity and help them achieve higher quality construction. Our brand and product offering are widely recognized within our industry for superior quality, unparalleled service, and unique solutions to industry needs.

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:

  • Collecting and reviewing production data from production cells to ensure implemented process improvements are sustained.

  • Research, develop, and implement measurable process improvements and cost reduction strategies within specified time frames.

  • Identify and support production quality processes and procedures to increase production throughput eliminate waste and impact to the customer.

  • Participate, lead and facilitate kaizen events to improve internal LEAN and World Class manufacturing processes to increase production's efficiency and quality.

  • Train production operators on lean principles and manufacturing processes to increase production's efficiency and quality.

  • Work with Cross-Functional teams in the planning and designing of new products to ensure new products are designed for manufacturability.

  • Research and review industry trends and technological advancements for products and processes.

  • Ensure that the facility operates within all applicable legal, safety, and environmental requirements.

  • Develop, document and maintain process plans and machine operating instructions.

  • Identify, lead and develop talent in order to maximize individual, team and organizational effectiveness in meeting company goals.

  • Other duties as required.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor degree in mechanical or manufacturing engineering discipline with at least 3 years of experience in high-volume manufacturing environment.

  • Demonstrated increasing level of responsibilities in managing matters and resolving issues related to electro-mechanical manufacturing equipment and tooling design and modification, production equipment acquisition, installation and maintenance, project management, supervision, and facility maintenance.

  • Knowledge and application of design, engineering and technology, computers and electronics, technology design, and problem-solving.

  • Capable of working with CAD/3D preferably SolidWorks.

  • Working knowledge of Total Productive Maintenance practices/principles.

  • Experience in TPM, lean management, Six Sigma or equivalent.

  • Continuous improvement program experience a must.

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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