Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Project Engineer - General Motors in Mokena, Illinois

Project Engineer - General Motors at ITW

Job Description

ITW Automotive – Fuel serves major OEMs and their tier suppliers with fuel system solutions and components totaling approximately $150M in revenues.

The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering. In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Fuel enhance our customers’ competitive advantage by…

• Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities across the globe.

• Exchanging product, process and benchmarking information with other ITW units worldwide.

• Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.

• Hiring, developing and retaining the best employees.

ITW Fuel maintains manufacturing locations in Velka Bites, Czech Republic; Mokena, Illinois; LaGrange, Georgia, and in Mexico, along with Sales and Engineering in Rӧttingen, Germany. Our fuel products are made up of housing and doors, innovative capless solutions, and charge ports for major OEMs around the world.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Program management: Plans and formulates project timetable after defining customer needs.

• Communicates directly with customers (Automotive OEMs) and with teams in Asia, North America, and Europe.

• Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling and resolving engineering design and test problems. Reporting results and status as needed.

• Innovates creative product solutions to meet customer needs and works with internal patent department.

• Manages and develops suppliers in various fields of manufacturing concerning metal, plastic injection mold makers and rubber industries.

• Forms production, QA and engineering teams dedicated to specific phases or aspects of project such as technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans and product testing.

• Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards and customer contract requirements and related specifications

• Acts as facilitator to ensure commitments to customer are met in timely manner and within budget.

• Maintains personal knowledge in product, application and processes appropriate to projects undertaken.

• Works with Development and Sales to develop new business opportunities

• Review drawing changes, deviations, and Engineering Change Notices.

• Prioritizes work flow in Design as necessary.

• Able to utilize CATIA or other design software such as SolidWorks while utilizing design principles for injection molding

• Coordinates parts design and tool design activities per customer specification

• Responsible for financial budget for individual preproduction and development projects

• Follows TS 16949 procedures if customer required and descriptions per the ITW handbook

• Interprets engineering specifications

• Authors DFMEAs, PFMEAs and champions 8D problem solving activities

• B.S. in Engineering or Engineering Technology, with an emphasis in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.

• 3-5 years experience of engineering and project management in manufacturing environment

• Project management experience, preferably Tier 1 automotive (Ford/GM/FCA).

• Effective oral, interpersonal and written communication skills.

• Knowledgeable in Plastic Injection Molding part design, performance, material selection, tooling technology

• Computer skill proficiency to include Microsoft Office: Word, Project, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint as well as 3D CAD.

• Must be adaptable, flexible, organized and act with a sense of urgency, and able to operate independently

• Must have demonstrated analytical/problem-solving, project management/task planning, engineering risk assessment, creativity/innovation and technical leadership skills.

• Must be able to make sound, logical judgments using deductive reasoning, attention to detail; understands the cause and effect of such decisions.

• Ability to travel up to 35% to support the customer and launch process.

• Self-starter; works with minimal supervision.

• Ability to display leadership in appropriate engineering discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

• Plastic part design experience, including automotive “A” surface parts.

• 3D CAD experience (CATIA or NX)

• Ability to perform analysis using the following tools and/or processes: Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T), FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis), Moldflow simulation and Finite Element Analysis (FEA).