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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.)

Shipping & Receiving Clerk for Quantum Design

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


Quantum Design, Inc. is looking to hire a Shipping & Receiving Clerk for our Electrical Control Panel Shop.  The Shipping & Receiving Clerk would be responsible for shipping, receiving, the delivery of supplies, materials, and equipment and maintaining inventory control.

This position requires the following:


  • Receive and unload freight both manually and with the use of equipment like a fork lift or pallet jack
  • Inspect incoming freight for damages
  • Verify incoming freight against PO’s for part numbers and quantities
  • Distribute/route material to appropriate locations; stock, staging, job site, supplies
  • Prepare shipments for transporting to ensure safe delivery
  • Create packing lists and bills of lading
  • Schedule shipments using the most cost effective and efficient shipping method or as directed by the customer
  • Pick up and deliver material from/to customers and vendors
  • Participate in physical inventory
  • Maintain inventory records
  • Follow all procedures and work instructions with in our IMS system related to this job description

Knowledge & Skill Requirements

  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Knowledge of light equipment operation
  • Fork lift operation experience
  • Excellent driving record; must have driver’s license and insurance and able to provide proof
  • Organizational and record keeping skills

Experience in the following programs/process is required:

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

Experience in the following programs is not required but is a plus:

  • Epicor

Mechanical Design Engineer for Centro-Metalcut

Position Location: 2730 Eastrock Dr. Rockford, IL 61009


Centro-Metalcut, A Quantum Design, Inc. product line, is a leading manufacturer of steel 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, creative, and dependable candidate with a positive team attitude to join us as a full-time Mechanical Design Engineer that is looking to grow with our company. This position requires the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an institution with an accredited engineering program
  • Proficient with AutoCad and SolidWorks
  • Familiar with drafting standards and GD&T
  • Knowledge of engineering practices and manufacturing processes
  • Minimum of five (5) years Industrial Machine Design experience required


  • Support sales with machine concept drawings
  • Establish engineering project schedules within allotted time frame
  • Engineering design and detailing of industrial machinery
  • Proper and accurate documentation of all projects including layouts, details, assembly drawings, bills of material and final machine manuals
  • Perform design calculations and specify materials
  • Identify and resolve manufacturing issues and failures of component parts
  • Keep current with applicable machinery safety standards

Other Requirements

  • Experience in metal removal equipment
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Innovative problem solving
  • Must be well organized with the ability to work on multiple projects at any given time
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office products

Control Systems Engineer for Quantum Design Inc.

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


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


  • 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