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Position: Quality Engineer

Location: Elgin, IL

In this critical position you will provide leadership and a hands on approach to problem-solving to ensure customers are fully satisfied with the company’s service.

The Quality Engineer will report to the Regional Quality Manager and maintain the quality system within the Elgin service center.


  • Drive corrective and preventive actions using KPI inputs with a focus on effective root-cause analysis.
  • Support quality planning process.
  • Provide product quality analysis via various testing methodologies. Support Material Review and disposition of non-conforming product.
  • Manage Quality System documentation, gauge inventory, audits, reporting of quality system status/key process indicators.
  • Train production personnel in quality system requirements, processes, and procedures as required.

We expect

  • Minimum 4 year degree in Quality, Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Proven experience with APQP / PPAP disciplines
  • 2+ years of experience in a quality engineering role within a manufacturing and/or production environment
  • 2+ years of experience implementing and executing ISO 9001:2015 / ISO 13485
  • Ability to effectively use problem-solving tools such as Pareto Charts, SPC methodologies, cause and effect diagrams as well as 8D or similar problem solving experience
  • Action oriented individual who drives for results in managing the Quality Management System.



  • Effective verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Computer proficiency to include Windows, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong familiarity with various inspection equipment.

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments). *CA

Oerlikon Balzers develops processes and systems for the coating of tools, components and decorative plastic elements. Comprising 106 locations in 34 countries, Balzers global network of coating centers is daily dedicated to further improving component performance and tooling productivity through coating technology. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team!

We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, and 401(K). If you want to operate in a business environment that gives you the freedom to imagine what is possible - please send us your application!

Statement of Equal Opportunity: Oerlikon Balzers is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. The company also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If you require an accommodation during the application process, please notify a Human Resources Representative.