Manufacturing Engineer

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  • 1600 Patrick Dr, Pocahontas, AR 72455, USA
  • Sep 14, 2023
Full time Manufacturing Engineer Mechanical Engineer

Job Description


Company Description

ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.) is a Fortune 200 company and is one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, automotive components, consumables, and related service businesses. ITW businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with operations in 55 countries and an employee base of more than 46,000 women and men who adhere to the highest ethical standards. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 17,000 granted and pending patents.

ITW Residential & Renovation offers a broad range of professional grade anchoring tools and fasteners for numerous construction applications. Our products include wood to wood fastening systems (Paslode), structural wood fasteners (GRK Fasteners™), concrete anchoring systems (Tapcon®, Red Head®, Ramset®), underlayment screws (Rock-On®, Backer-On®), self-drilling screws (Teks®) and drywall anchoring systems (E-Z Ancor®). ITW Residential & Renovation excels in meeting the growing demands from end-users for high-quality home improvement and construction fastening products. Our products are trusted by industry professionals and each brand is the market leader in its respective category in terms of quality, performance and ease of use.​ 

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.


Job Description

Position Summary:

ITW Residential & Renovation division is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to support the Pocahontas, AR facility (relocation available) to provide technical leadership, direction and engineering support for the safe manufacturing of high-volume nails, which meet or exceed quality requirements and business goals and objectives.  Manages directly or indirectly 5 to 12 hourly maintenance workers, who install, maintain, and repair production and ancillary machines, equipment and systems within the plant. Serves as a member of and provides support to ad-hoc project teams, and other cross-functional teams on manufacturing projects.  The Manufacturing Engineer Is responsible for continuous improvement in Safety, Quality, Productivity and Cost.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for 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 and eliminate impact to the customer
  • Participate, lead and facilitate kaizen events to improve internal LEAN 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.
  • Maintain building and grounds. 
  • Identify, lead and develop talent in order to maximize individual, team and organizational effectiveness in meeting company goals.
  •  Perform various administrative responsibilities such as timely reporting, meetings, project management, developing safe work methods, interfacing with OSHA, EPA, emergency response teams, risk management and loss protection.
  • Other duties as required




  • COACHING – Providing timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
  • CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – Originating action to improve existing conditions and processes; using appropriate methods to identify opportunities, implement solutions, and measure impact.
  • DRIVING FOR RESULTS – Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goal attainment; tenaciously working to meet or exceed those goals while deriving satisfaction from the process of goal achievement and continuous improvement.
  • PLANNING AND ORGANIZING – Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • SAFETY AWARENESS – Identifying and correcting conditions that affect employee safety; upholding safety standards.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical or manufacturing engineering discipline with at least 3-5 years of experience in high-volume manufacturing environment, required.
  • Increasing level of responsibilities in managing matters and resolving issues related to building and grounds maintenance, equipment and tooling design and modification, production equipment acquisition, installation and maintenance, project management and supervision.
  • 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 Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM), lean management, Six Sigma or equivalent. Continuous improvement program experience, required.


Additional Information

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee will be exposed to fumes, heat and dust, climate variances and moving mechanical equipment typically found in a manufacturing environment.  The noise level in the work environment is high when exposed to the manufacturing areas.  Certain personal protective equipment is required when in the manufacturing areas. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employee must be able to lift product and display materials that weigh from 1 pound to 50 pounds on a consistent basis. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to bend, kneel, lift, stand, and walking on hard surfaces such as concrete.


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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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.   


Industrial-Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering