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Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Quality Engineer in Norwood, Massachusetts

Instron is a global organization that designs, manufactures, sells and services materials testing systems. Our systems are trusted by 95% of the world’s largest manufacturing companies to gather critical data, informing the design of materials and components. You will find that our established strength, commitment to our core values and team focus provides an engaging work environment and offers exceptional opportunities for personal and career development.

Instron is part of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a global diversified industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses.

We are looking for a Quality Engineer to join our expanding team. In this role you will be responsible for managing a variety of quality related challenges as well as the continuous development, application and maintenance of quality standards and the quality management system (QMS). Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assuring Instron’s quality management system (QMS), is fully aligned with the ISO9001:2015 standard.

  • Driving failure analysis, corrective action/preventative action.

  • Coordinating the resolution of product quality concerns (process/customer).

  • Championing Continuous Improvement Process activities.

  • Supporting customers in 8D responses and regular quality resolution update meetings.

  • Participate in the review of design, manufacturing, and test documentation to ensure that applicable system and contract quality requirements are met.

  • Actively participate in regular quality review and improvement meetings.

  • Participate in customer visits, surveys, and audits.

  • Analyze customer complaints and field failures. Coordinate corrective action, follow-up, and reporting.

  • Assist in the resolution of supplier quality problems as needed.

  • Support resolution of quality issues both internal/external working with production and engineering teams.

  • Coordinate and perform internal audits as needed to identify and correct deficiencies.

  • Monitor and determine actions for first pass yield reports, scrap reports, and process audit reports.

The successful candidate will have a technical or scientific education, a passion for technology, and quality engineering experience gained in a manufacturing environment. Additional requirements include:

  • Working knowledge of ISO9001 requirements.

  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed. Result orientated.

  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • A positive attitude focused on understanding, anticipating, and responding to the needs of our customers, both internal and external to the department and organization.

  • Advanced MS Excel user, document control software, MS Access, and MS Office.

Take this opportunity to join a professional and successful team where you can make a significant impact immediately. Enjoy competitive compensation and generous benefits that includes health, dental, life and LTD insurance, paid parental leave, 401k (with match), and a generous tuition reimbursement program.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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.