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Quantum Design Inc. Career Fair

Quantum Design Inc. will be hosting a career fair on Tuesday October 3rd from 2pm to 7pm at our Headquarters, located at 8400 E. Riverside Blvd. in Loves Park, IL. Please attend this career fair to submit a resume and speak with a hiring manager. If you are unable to attend you may submit a resume and/or cover letter using the submittal form to the right/bottom of this page. No phone calls please.

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About Quantum Design Inc.

Quantum Design Inc. is the proud owner of 5 different product lines housed at 3 different locations in the greater Rockford area.  Originally started as an electrical engineering firm in 1986, Quantum quickly grew to accommodate customer requests for complete turnkey solutions to the automation controls industry by adding a full-service control panel assembly shop.  Over the years they have added 4 additional product lines, Centro-Metalcut, Arter Precision Grinders, KTI (formerly Keene Technology) and Quantum Roll Sheeters.  Quantum Design has 3 locations in Loves Park, IL, Rockford, IL and South Beloit, IL.

Quantum Design considers our employees one of our greatest assets.  With engineers, assemblers, wirers and support staff from a wide variety of backgrounds we can provide our customers in a large range of industries the best products and services.  We provide excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision and disability insurances, a 401K program, PTO, competitive wages, paid holidays and much more.  In addition, we often promote from within the company.

Working for Quantum Design can offer you more than just a job, it can provide you a rewarding career.  So what are you waiting for?  Check out our job openings below. (Please note, each job specifies the location of the position within the Quantum Design product family.)

Production Supervisor for Quantum Design Inc.

Position Location: 8400 E. Riverside Blvd. Loves Park, IL 61111

Overview

Responsible for overseeing the fabrication and assembly of control enclosures.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of all manufacturing employees, including monitoring daily production, safety, and improving productivity and efficiency
  • Maintains assembly staffing by recruiting, selecting, and training employees
  • Responsible for manufacturing processes including production, quality, maintenance, inventory control, shipping and receiving
  • Works closely with other departments to coordinate operations and activities between departments
  • Responsible for selection and coordination of outside vendors for the fabrication and machining of parts needed for assembly
  • Assist sales personnel to assure customer needs are met and provide customer support
  • Responsible for building maintenance including lawn/landscaping maintenance and the filling of washroom dispensers
  • Responsible for maintaining company vehicles and lawn equipment
  • Monitor and enforce company rules, procedures and policies
  • Follow all procedures and work instructions with in our IMS system related to this job description

Knowledge & Skill Requirements

  • Minimum several years of experience in supervision of personnel, including hands on experience in control panel fabrication
  • Strong knowledge of panel building skills and techniques general industrial processes
  • Ability to read electrical schematics

Experience in the following programs/processes is required:

  • Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Adobe Reader and/or Acrobat

Control Systems Engineer for Quantum Design Inc.

Position Location: 8400 E. Riverside Blvd. Loves Park, IL 61111

Overview

Design the electrical and/or pneumatic hardware and software of control panels and electrical/pneumatic systems

Responsibilities

  • Attending design reviews with customers and/or QDI sales staff to review and clarify the design specifications of a project
  • Assist the QDI sales department with quotations to identify material and labor required to complete project tasks
  • Investigate and resolve any conflicts with the customers’ published requirements
  • Verify that the design complies with any required electrical standards, building codes and local regulations
  • Perform detailed calculations to support the design decisions made
  • Identify and create a bill of materials to meet the control design requirements
  • Create the complete electrical and/or pneumatic drawings using AutoCAD software to meet the control design requirements. Obtain approvals from the customer when required.
  • Release a complete bill of materials to the purchasing department
  • Release a complete set of electrical and/or pneumatic drawings to the manufacturing department along with the customer and/or QDI required documentation to support the build
  • Meet with the manufacturing department after the drawings have been released but prior to the beginning of the build to review the drawings, bill of materials and any customer specific requirements. Resolve any issues from the build review that require engineering attention.
  • Supervise the manufacturing process to assure conformity to the customers’ specifications and sales order requirements
  • Use vendor software to create programs for programmable logic controllers, operator interfaces, supervisory systems and other components as required
  • When applicable, perform pre-shipment testing to verify component and/or system operation
  • Provide on-site technical support to complete system integration and verify final customer acceptance
  • Supervise and train other employees as necessary
  • Oversee projects to insure they are completed on time and within budget
  • Overtime and weekend work may be required on a project to project basis
  • Follow all procedures and work instructions with in our IMS system related to this job description

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge of practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes but is not limited to applying principles, techniques, procedures and equipment to the design and production of control systems.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and their applications. Apply these              to calculations required for a project.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar. Be able to communicate information and ideas both verbally and in written form so others will understand.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principals involved in developing schematics and implementing software
  • Be able to listen and read to interpret customer requirements for a project
  • Have good troubleshooting skills for both hardware and software
  • Good time management skills
  • Organize, plan and prioritize work load to meet project objectives
  • Use logic and sound reasoning to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions and approaches to problems
  • Good judgment and decision making skills to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Be able to determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations and the environment will affect outcomes
  • Keep up to date on available products and processes used in control systems
  • Junior position is someone coming in with less than five years of experience

Experience in the following processes/programs is required

  • Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Adobe Reader and/or Acrobat
  • AutoCad
  • Rockwell RSlogix 500
  • Rockwell RSLogix 5000
  • Rockwell FactoryTalk View Studio ME and SE

Experience in the following processes/programs is not required but a plus

  • Epicor Accounting Software
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Rockwell RSLogix 5
  • Siemens Step 7
  • Siemens TIA Portal
  • Siemens WinCC
  • Wonderware
  • CNC Control
  • Vision Systems
  • Servo Motion Control
  • VFD Setup and Control
  • Ethernet/IP
  • DeviceNet
  • ControlNet
  • AutoCad Electrical
  • Bar Code Readers
  • NEC, UL, NFPA, CSA and CE codes

Electrical Assemblers for Quantum Design Inc.

Position Location: 8400 E. Riverside Blvd. Loves Park, IL 61111

There are multiple openings for this position.

Overview

Assemble, layout and wire control enclosures and panels per drawings

Responsibilities

  • Study drawings, design specifications, bill of materials and electrical schematics
  • Layout and punch/cutout all holes in electrical enclosures as required per the drawings to mount components
  • Layout, drill and tap all holes in subpanels as required per the drawings to mount components
  • Mount components on subpanels and wire per electrical schematics
  • Install subpanels in enclosures
  • Organize ship loose components
  • Ensure enclosures and panels are wired completely and properly with good quality prior to turning the project over to QC
  • Follow all procedures and work instructions with in our IMS system related to this job description

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge of industry standards and practices as they relate to control enclosure/panel assembly, wiring, and safety
  • Knowledge of industrial electrical components such as contactors, relays, disconnects, enclosures, VFD’s, PLC’s, etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, design specifications, bill of materials and electrical schematics
  • Ability to operate hand tools, power tools, and other related equipment
  • Good time management skills
  • Organize and plan projects to meet project deadlines
  • Maintain good quality skills
  • Good attention to detail

Inside Sales/Project Manager for Quantum Design Inc.

Position Location: 8400 E. Riverside Blvd. Loves Park, IL 61111

Overview

The Inside Sales and Project Manager is to assist the Sales Department, the Manufacturing Department, the Engineering Department, and the Front Office. The job is very dynamic and requires the person to multi-task, easily adapt to change, maintain a positive attitude and to work both independently and as part of a team. They will take directions from a variety of managers, but will report to the Executive VP. The job involves direct interface with customers both in a Sales capacity and a Project Manager capacity.

Responsibilities – Inside Sales

  • Maintain and support sales activities
  • Keep informed on industry news and trends, products, services, competitors, relevant information about existing and emerging technologies and the latest product and industry developments
  • Identify potential customers and evaluate their needs
  • Manage account penetration to determine the proper contacts within assigned accounts
  • Create a positive presence and develop strong business relationships with assigned key accounts
  • Identify and manage key accounts and new business opportunities for growth based upon targeted goals
  • Carry out sales activities including face to face meetings, phone calls and visits to customer sites
  • Develops relationships with internal operations and administrative staff to ensure customer satisfaction and efficient project execution
  • Manage timely and accurate RFQ responses, project estimating and bid submittals for assigned accounts
  • Maintain sales CRM entries for assigned accounts as well as additional assigned sales reporting requirements
  • Assist project staff in assessing and addressing change orders and resolving project issues
  • Close sales through effective follow up and negotiation
  • Build partnering relationships for future work and referrals
  • Provide input and collaboration for marketing initiatives
  • Follow all procedures and work instructions with in our IMS system related to this job description

Responsibilities – Project Manager

  • Interface with customers and project staff in resolving project issues and in assessing and addressing change orders
  • Verify and release B/M’s to Engineering Manager
  • Create and release the necessary project paperwork
  • Coordinate customer supplied material
  • Communicate project schedules with both customers and project staff

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Positive attitude
  • Powerful people skills
  • Strong project coordination and communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Solid computer skills
  • Engineering or technical sales of control systems / system integration experience is helpful
  • Ability to estimate projects and coordinate bidding activities in conjunction with engineering, manufacturing and purchasing to ensure accurate scope definition and project pricing
  • Ability to negotiate project pricing and long term strategic partnerships with customers and suppliers

Experience in the following processes/programs is required

  • Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Adobe Reader and/or Acrobat

Experience in the following processes/programs is not required but a plus

  • AutoCad
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Epicor Accounting Software
  • Salesforce

Mechanical Assemblers for Centro-Metalcut, a Quantum Design Product Line

Position Location: 2730 Eastrock Dr. Rockford, IL 61109

There are multiple openings for this position.

Overview

Responsible for assembling large abrasive saws, conditioning grinders, Arter Grinders, and miscellaneous spare part orders with assemblies for the Centro-Metalcut division.

Responsibilities

  • Study drawings, design specifications, bill of materials and mechanical drawings
  • Layout and punch/cutout all holes in machines as required per the drawings to mount components
  • Assembly and mounting of components on the machine
  • Follow all procedures and work instructions with in our IMS system related to this job description

Knowledge and Job Skills

  • Ability to read mechanical, hydraulic, and/or electrical blue prints
  • Knowledge and ability to use a variety of tools needed to assemble machines
  • 2-3 years of machine assembly experience
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to organize and plan projects to meet project deadlines
  • Maintain good quality skills
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs

Mechanical Engineering Designer for Centro-Metalcut, a Quantum Design Product Line

Position Location: 2730 Eastrock Dr. Rockford, IL 61109

Overview

Quantum Design, a global manufacturer of auxiliary equipment for the Printing Industry and steel processing equipment for the Steel Industry is looking to add a mechanical designer to their engineering team.  The qualified candidate requires the following:

Responsibilities

  • Apply proper and efficient fabrication and machining methods
  • Efficient use of Solidworks and AutoCad to create layouts, assemblies, detail drawings and bill of materials
  • Follow all procedures and work instructions with in our IMS system related to this job description

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Ability to follow instructions and work well with others
  • Experienced in machine design including linear and rotary motion, material handling, mechanisms and motion control
  • Ability to size structure and select appropriate purchased components such as motors, gearboxes, belts, cylinders, screw drives, chains, bearings, bushings, hardware, etc.
  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing capabilities of mills, lathes, grinders, laser and plasma torches, etc. in regards to techniques and tolerances necessary for part manufacture
  • Can select cost effective materials and heat treating necessary for part manufacture
  • Good working understanding of geometric tolerances
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Familiar with ISO and ANSI standards

Experience in the following processes/programs is required

  • Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Adobe Reader and/or Acrobat
  • Solidworks and AutoCad

Experience in the following processes/programs is not required but a plus

  • Epicor Accounting Software
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft OneNote

Outside Sales Representative for Centro-Metalcut, a Quantum Design Product Line

Position Location: 2730 Eastrock Dr. Rockford, IL 61109

Overview

 Centro-Metalcut, a Quantum Design, Inc. product line, is a leading, global manufacturer of processing equipment for the steel industry.  Our abrasive saws and conditioning grinders are an integral part of the steel making process.  We are looking for a dedicated, team player with a “can-do”, positive attitude to join our Sales team.

Responsibilities

  • Cultivating and managing new and existing customer relationships via telephone, email or face-to-face visits
  • Manage all sales activities in a timely manner
  • Development of new business opportunities to increase sales revenues
  • Stay current on business-related trends, advances, improvements and changes that could have an impact on the business sales plan
  • Assist in the development of an overall sales and marketing strategy

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Technical understanding of machine systems
  • Capital equipment sales experience preferred
  • Ability and motivation to find, develop, and close sales
  • Associates Degree with 5+ years OEM machine sales experience preferred
  • Strong Customer Service skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Self-disciplined
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Must be willing to travel at least 50% of the time domestically and internationally

Experience in the following programs is required

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

Experience in the following programs is not required but a plus

  • Experience using Epicor
  • Experience in SalesForce

Outside Sales Representative for Quantum Roll Sheeters, a Quantum Design Product Line

Position Location: 2730 Eastrock Dr. Rockford, IL 61109

Overview

Quantum Roll Sheeters (QRS), the newest Quantum Design, Inc. company, a manufacturer of auxiliary equipment for the Printing Industry, has an immediate opening for Outside Sales to drive new product development in our growing company. We are looking for a dedicated, team player with a “can-do”, positive attitude to join our Sales team.

Responsibilities

  • Cultivating and prospecting new customer relationships via cold-calling, email or face-to-face visits
  • Manage all sales activities in a timely manner
  • Development of new business opportunities to increase sales revenues
  • Stay current on business-related trends, advances, improvements and changes that could have an impact on the business sales plan
  • Assist in the development of an overall sales and marketing strategy

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Technical understanding of machine systems
  • Capital equipment sales experience preferred
  • Ability and motivation to find, develop, and close sales
  • Associates Degree with 5+ years OEM machine sales experience preferred
  • Strong Customer Service skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Self-disciplined
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Must be willing to travel at least 50% of the time domestically and internationally

Experience in the following programs is required

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

Experience in the following programs is not required but a plus

  • Experience using Epicor
  • Experience using SalesForce

Mechanical Engineer for KTI, a Quantum Design Company

Position Location: 14357 Commercial Parkway, South Beloit, IL 61080

Overview

Responsible for engineering and design of industrial machinery with varied levels of automation

Responsibilities

  • Lead projects and follow through to completion
  • Contribute to improvement of existing products and development of new products
  • Accurate documentation of projects including assembly models, drawings, and BOM’s
  • Perform design calculations and specify materials
  • Troubleshoot and resolve design and manufacturing issues
  • Keep current with applicable ISO safety standards
  • Assist other team members as needed
  • Prioritize and plan work activities; works efficiently and meets deadlines

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an institution with an accredited engineering program
  • Familiar with drafting standards and GD&T
  • Knowledge of good engineering practices
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of manufacturing capabilities of mills, lathes, grinders, and the tolerances necessary for part manufacture
  • 3 years minimum experience designing industrial machinery
  • Well organized and a self-starter with the ability to work on multiple projects
  • Experience with printing presses, web converting machinery, or other continuous web processing machinery is preferred

Experience in the following processes/programs is required

  • Proficient with SolidWorks and Microsoft Office

Experience in the following processes/programs is not required but a plus

  • Knowledge of electrical and pneumatic controls
  • ERP experience with Epicor is a plus

Mechanical Engineering Manager for KTI, a Quantum Design Company

Position Location: 14357 Commercial Parkway, South Beloit, IL 61080

Overview

Responsible for planning, directing and supervising the mechanical engineering department which includes verifying all projects are in conformance with KTI’s established policies and objectives. Meet customer expectations within the defined cost and schedule constraints. Develop the capabilities within the team for continuously improving performance.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise others and work to maintain project schedules, quality, and budget
  • Responsible for the design and documentation of industrial machinery in accordance with company standards
  • Work to maintain a high level of product standardization
  • Manage engineering change requests and value engineering
  • Provide support to the Machine Shop and Assembly Floor to identify and resolve manufacturing issues
  • Provide support to the Service Department to identify and resolve failure and performance issues
  • Keep current with common machinery safety standards, and risk assessment procedures and insure designs are in compliance
  • Establish and maintain engineering procedures and standards
  • Conduct regular design reviews

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 7 years minimum design experience
  • 5 years minimum supervisory experience
  • Strong mechanical engineering skills
  • Experienced with drafting standards and GD&T
  • Experienced with machinery safety standards and risk assessment
  • Knowledge of machining and manufacturing processes

Experience in the following processes/programs is required

  • Proficient with SolidWorks, MRP systems and MS Office

Experience in the following processes/programs is not required but a plus

  • ERP experience with Epicor

Field Service Technician for KTI, a Quantum Design Company

Position Location: 14357 Commercial Parkway, South Beloit, IL 61080

Overview

Responsible for machine installation, service, trouble shooting and repair

Responsibilities

  • Machine installation, service and repair-travel required
  • Customer training after installs
  • In house machine testing
  • Assist with customer technical calls and parts ordering

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Mechanically inclined
  • Previous machine experience, well versed with machine electronics/controls
  • Must be well organized
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Experience in the following processes/programs is required

  • AC & DC circuits and drives
  • Three phase motors
  • Pnuematics
  • PLC’s
  • Microsoft Office programs

Experience in the following processes/programs is not required but a plus

  • ERP experience with Epicor is a plus

Machine Shop Manager for KTI, a Quantum Design Company

Position Location: 14357 Commercial Parkway, South Beloit, IL 61080

Overview

Responsible for managing the daily operations and supervision of a CNC Machine Shop

Responsibilities

  • Recruit, hire, train and discipline to maintain a fully capable, stable workforce
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints and job orders to workers, and assign duties
  • Interface with others in the organization to ensure customer deadlines are met
  • Program, set up and operate Haas CNC Vertical Mills and Okuma CNC Lathes
  • Manage the daily manufacturing activities at the shop floor level
  • Provide training and guidance regarding quality, safety, and productivity
  • Recommend and implement changes to improve operational efficiency
  • Ensure that all quality, safety, OSHA and EPA procedures are implemented
  • Suggest and/or implement improvements for machine tools and process technology to improve quality, cost and cycle times
  • Design and manufacture fixtures for Mill operation
  • Perform basic preventative/corrective maintenance on equipment or tooling

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years work experience in machine shop/manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 5 years in a supervisory position
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build an effective team. Strong work and moral ethic
  • Experience in safety, LEAN practices, and ISO standards.
  • Complete knowledge of production scheduling and shop orientation
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experienced with Microsoft Office Programs

Experience in the following processes/programs is required

  • Fluency with CNC Programming. Strong experience with G-Code
  • Proficiency with CNC Mills and Lathes
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office programs

Experience in the following processes/programs is not required but a plus

  • ERP experience with Epicor