Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Plant Quality Leader in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Plant Quality Leader at ITW

Job Description

Plant Quality Leader

Position location: Juarez, MX

ITW Description :

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. ITW, with approximately 13.5 billion dollars in global revenues, operates 7 major segments with businesses in 58 countries that employ approximately 48,000 women and men. 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 19,000 global patents and patent applications.

Division Description:

ITW Global Appliance serves all the major Appliance OEM in the US, Europe, Asia, Mexico and Brazil and their tier suppliers. This global division manufactures mechanical, electromechanical and electronic components and assemblies with a variety of manufacturing processes including injection molding, stamping, automated and manual assembly. We have units in the US, China, Mexico, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria & Italy.

The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering. In addition to ITW's industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Global Appliance enhances our customers' competitive advantage by...

  • Maintaining advanced global engineering and manufacturing facilities.

  • Identifying customer needs to provide continued added value solutions.

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

Position Summary:

Directs and coordinates all phases of plant quality operations with responsibility for strategic execution of activities concerned with the application, development and maintenance of tasks in support of the Quality Management System (QMS).


  • Oversee quality assurance activities for the organization

  • Establish quality metrics for functional areas within the organization

  • Strategically plan, review, and execute activities associated with continued compliance to the following management systems and accreditations: ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS)

  • Develop, implement, maintain, and communicate quality strategies and programs throughout the organization

  • Direct, oversee, and provide input into the relevant quality systems, including: change control; documentation systems; quality procedures, standards and policies; customer complaints; quality system reporting; and other related areas

  • Prepare and conduct quality review meetings with the management team

  • Direct the utilization of APQP and PPAP methodologies to improve the quality output of processes by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes

  • Review and continuously improve quality and reliability standards by studying product and consumer requirements with other members of management and with manufacturing operators, technicians, and engineers

  • Direct and continuously improve rework standards by devising inspection and physical testing methods and procedures

  • Review and continuously improve product quality documentation system by writing and updating quality assurance procedures

  • Maintain product quality by enforcing quality assurance policies and procedures and government requirements; collaborating with other members of management to develop new product and engineering designs and manufacturing and training methods

  • Prepare product and process quality reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends

  • Complete quality assurance operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results

  • Direct and continuously improve in-process product inspection standards by studying manufacturing methods; devising testing methods and procedures

  • This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary

  • Lead Quality Organization - 20 people (3 QE’s, 15 inspectors, Calibration Tech, etc.)

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or related field

  • 7+ years of leadership experience in Manufacturing Facility

  • Strong APQP and PPAP background

  • Outstanding organizational skills and experience with managing multiple deadlines at once

  • Bilingual fluency in the Spanish and English languages

  • Proficient in communicating information to individuals and groups in both written and presentation form

  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite, and is able to use Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) & associated software efficiently

  • Strong desire to work in a team made up of a cross functional group of individual

  • Self-starter that is able to work extended hours as required to satisfy customer deadlines

EOE/AA F/M/D/V. ITW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.