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Smalley LZ - Lake Zurich, IL

About us

Smalley Steel Ring Company is the market leader in the industrial retaining ring and wave/compression spring manufacturing business. Our ingenuity, dedicated associates, engineering expertise, and technical ability are driving our success, holding over 50 years of manufacturing experience supplying the aerospace, automotive, and other industrial markets. We take pride in ourselves, the quality of our innovative products, our focus on continuous improvement, and the service of excellence that we provide to our loyal customers.

Smalley is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we will empower you to push the boundaries of what is possible. We aim to continuously build upon a culture of innovation, diversity and inclusion with a continued focus on the human in human capital.

What is in it for you?

From Bags Tournaments to Spirit Days to an Annual Walk for Cancer Awareness, we believe in fostering a fun, collaborative, and diverse work environment that supports one another and our communities.

Smalley Values

Teamwork, Integrity, Trust, Respect, Accountability, Empathy, Commitment, Humility, Communication and Quality.

Job Summary

We have an opening for a Senior Quality Engineer in our Quality Engineering Department! This individual will serve as a key resource on all quality requirements, processes, procedures, issues, investigations, etc.


  • Demonstrates competency in determining the adequacy/comprehensiveness of technical data, deviations, etc. related to quality requirements
  • Collaborates with multiple departments on quality inquiries and issues and address them effectively
  • Sets up and gathers documentation for PPAPs
  • Works directly with customers to address and resolve questions, requirements, complaints, 8D process, certifications, etc.
  • Supports the quality inspection department
  • Leads internal investigations and corrective action plans
  • Assist Quality Management with leading key continuous improvement projects
  • Leads internal investigations for incidents and in-house rejections and drives corrective actions to implementation
  • Conducts internal audits, customer audits and customer visits
  • Other duties as needed and assigned


  • Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline or minimum 8-10 years of work experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Automotive, aerospace, medical production experience in quality preferred
  • Experience with IATF 16949, ISO 13485, AS 9100, and other Quality standards and procedures
  • Experience with PPAPs, FMEAs, QMS, EMS, Continuous Improvement, and Audits required
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers
  • Ability to work under deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis

What we offer

Smalley offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 401(k) savings plan with company match; profit sharing, health, dental, vision. Company paid life insurance, STD and LTD; supplemental life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and 10 company paid holidays.

EEO/Affirmative Action

Smalley is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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