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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.)

 

 

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

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

Purchasing Agent for Quantum Design Inc,

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

Overview

Quantum Design, Inc., a leading Automation Control Integrator, is seeking a full time purchasing agent that will be responsible for performing all purchasing duties for the controls division of the company.  This is a fast-paced position that requires the candidate to easily adapt to change and work both independently and as part of a small office team.

Responsibilities

  • Issuing purchase orders to buy all materials for jobs and inventory and find the best pricing and delivery options
  • Maintaining all suppliers along with researching and selecting new ones
  • Maintaining and tracking all job and inventory materials along with entering new ones into accounting system
  • Expediting and tracking open purchase orders
  • Updating and confirming item pricing from quotes to purchase orders to invoices
  • Processing engineering changes, updating orders and jobs, ordering replacement parts as needed
  • Monitoring inventory levels and replacing as needed
  • Interacting with vendors and suppliers
  • Reviewing and reporting job costing to upper management
  • Customer service including answering the main phone line and greeting visitors at the front desk during high volume periods
  • Backing up and job sharing with other general office employees

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years experience in a purchasing position or similar role
  • Ability to work as part of a team, take direction from various departments and managers, and delegate tasks to others as needed
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to handle high-pressure situations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • High level of computer proficiency

Experience in the following programs is required

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and Outlook

Experience in the following programs is not required but a plus

  • Experience using Epicor