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About Quantum Design Inc.

Quantum Design Inc. is the proud owner of 4 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 3 additional product lines, Centro-Metalcut, 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.)

Mechanical Engineering Manager for Quantum Design

Position Location: 14357 Commercial Parkway in South Beloit, IL

Overview

Become part of the new era at Quantum Design Inc. as we grow and prepare to move into a new facility and combine several product lines.  The company has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Engineering Manager. We are looking for a dedicated, hard-working, and dependable candidate with a positive-attitude to join our team.

This position requires the following:

 QUALIFICATIONS 

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

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

OTHER REQUIREMENTS 

  • Must be well organized with the ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects
  • Must work well with others in a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Proficient with MS Office

Quantum Design offers a stimulating work environment with excellent wages, major medical insurance, 401K, paid life insurance, paid holidays and paid vacation days.  If you meet the above requirements and are up to the challenge, please email your resume and salary requirements to careerfair17@quantumdi.com or mail to:

Quantum Design, Inc.

Attn. Human Resources

8400 E. Riverside Blvd

Loves Park, IL  61111

(No phone calls please)

Mechanical Designer for KTI

Position Location: 14357 Commercial Parkway in South Beloit, IL

Overview

Quantum Design/KTI is a leading manufacturer of auxiliary equipment for the Printing and Converting Industry.  Our machinery is part of the processes that produce items such as product labels, food packaging, books of all types, envelopes, cardboard cartons, constructions materials, and many more.  We are looking for a dedicated, hard-working and dependable candidate with a positive attitude to join our team.  This full-time position requires the following:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associates degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Proficient with SolidWorks and Microsoft® Office
  • Familiar with drafting standards and GD&T
  • Knowledge of engineering practices and manufacturing processes
  • Familiarity with machine elements such as bearings, shafts, gears, chain, actuators, etc.
  • 3 to 10 years of experience designing industrial machinery
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and part tolerances

DUTIES

  • Engineer and design industrial machinery with varying levels of automation
  • Contribute to continuous improvement and development of products
  • Accurate documentation of projects including assembly models, part details, and BOM’s
  • Perform engineering analysis to select parts, components and materials
  • Evaluate designs for performance, manufacturability, and safety
  • Communicate with vendors and suppliers as needed
  • Troubleshoot, analyze, and resolve design, material, and manufacturing issues
  • Keep current with applicable machinery safety standards

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities; works efficiently and meets deadlines
  • Well organized and a self-starter with the ability to work on multiple projects
  • Works well with others

Quantum Design/KTI offers a stimulating work environment with excellent wages, major medical insurance, 401K, paid holidays and paid vacation days.  If you meet the above requirements and are up to the challenge, please use the contact form to the right or email your resume to resumes@ktiusa.com. No phone calls please.

Electrical Assembler for Quantum Design

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

Overview

Quantum Design, Inc. is looking to hire an Electrical Assembler for our Electrical Control Panel Shop.  Assemble, layout and wire control enclosures and panels per drawings.

This position requires the following:

Duties

  • 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 & 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
  • Ability to lift 75lbs
  • Dependable with a positive attitude and willing to learn

To apply, please use the contact form on the right side of this page. Thank you!

Human Resources Coordinator for Quantum Design

Position Location: 8400 E. Riverside Blvd. Loves Park, IL 61111 (some light travel between locations may be required)

Overview

Quantum Design Inc., a rapidly-growing, leading Automation Control Systems Integrator and equipment manufacturer, is seeking a dedicated, hard-working and dependable Human Resources Coordinator with a positive attitude and proven experience to join our team. The ideal candidate is willing to work in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment with a variety of personalities and team members.  This position will begin as part time, roughly 30 hours per week, with the opportunity to become full time in the future.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Responsibilities

  • Ensures all employee information and other confidential company information is kept protected and confidential
  • Process payroll on a bi-weekly basis and complete all payroll journals and reports
  • Work as a mediator between employees and/or departments to address concerns and problems in a fair and timely manner
  • Update and maintain employee personnel records on a regular basis
  • Work between all company locations to secure and maintain the best benefits in relation to the company and employees best interest
  • Work with outside companies to coordinate and maintain all company benefits including group insurance benefits, 401K program, Cobra, FSA program, and more
  • Be the bridge between employees and outside benefit companies to resolve issues and answer questions that may arise
  • Maintain and record employee PTO schedules
  • Monitor the employee handbook making updates as needed
  • Establishes and leads the standard recruiting and hiring practices and procedures necessary to recruit and hire a superior workforce.
  • Work to create standardized procedures for hiring, terminating, regular reviews, tracking PTO, and more
  • Assist all departments with hiring – positing jobs, pre-employment testing, arranging interviews, coordinating with managers
  • Set up new employees in Epicor and assist in filling out all paperwork required for employment
  • Conduct exit interviews with employees upon termination or layoff from the company
  • Work with the management team to establish an in-house employee training system that addresses company training needs including training needs assessment, new employee onboarding or orientation, management development, production cross-training, the measurement of training impact, and training transfers.
  • Assists with the development of and monitors the spending of the corporate training budget and maintains employee training records.
  • Work with upper management to implement company-wide consistency in procedures and processes
  • Oversee the planning of employee parties for holidays, retirement, and other occasions as well as monitor employee awards and maintain the STARRs program
  • Send out cards and/or gifts to employees and/or family members for birthdays, illness, sympathy, etc.
  • Offer opinions, creative ideas and feedback in relation to improving employee relations throughout the company

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years working in a human resources role preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • A strong understanding of confidentiality policies
  • A professional exterior and attitude
  • Keen eye for attention to detail and ability to follow procedures
  • Strong organization skills
  • High level of computer proficiency and demonstrable working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Publisher and more
  • Strong sense of initiative and a helpful and “can do” attitude
  • Ability to maintain unbiased opinions and work with many different personality types
  • Ability to work independent and as part of a team
  • Positive attitude and willingness to perform outside this description if asked
  • Knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, recruitment, organization development, employee relations, safety, employee engagement, and employee development.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the executive management team that provides overall company leadership and direction.
  • Experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other Human Resources recognition and engagement programs and processes.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field

Experience in the following programs/processes is required

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

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

  • A Human Resources Information System
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Epicor Accounting Software

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter through the contact form on the right side of this page.  No phone calls please.

Sales Engineer for KTI product line

Position Location: 14357 Commercial Parkway South Beloit, IL 61080

Overview

Responsible for the proper application of company products and to provide technical support for the sales group.

Qualifications

  • Two or four-year technical degree with solid math skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, SolidWorks, and AutoCAD
  • Outgoing personality with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with rotating industrial machinery

Duties

  • Become an expert in the capabilities and application of company products
  • Develop technical knowledge of continuous web processes
  • Respond to technical questions regarding company equipment and application issues
  • Prepare sales quotations based on customer specifications and requirements
  • Maintain up-to-date technical content in quotations and sales literature
  • Prepare and present technical information to customers and colleagues
  • Visit customer sites to support sales efforts and evaluate prospective applications
  • Manage customer factory acceptance testing
  • Attend industry specific trade shows and events
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of industry trends and new technologies

Other Requirements

  • Strong technical comprehension
  • Prioritize and plan work activities; work efficiently and meet deadlines
  • Well organized and a self-starter with the ability to multi-task effectively
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to travel

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