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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 Quality Systems Engineer in our Quality Engineering Department! This individual will provide technical support to our team and be a resource on all QMS and EMS questions and concerns. The Quality Systems Engineer is responsible for supporting and executing all activities concerned with the development, review, implementation and maintenance of procedures and quality standards for manufacturing processes, materials, and systems.


  • Performs internal, customer, and supplier audits
  • Demonstrates competency in developing and implementing policies and procedures (ISO, IATF, AS, etc.)
  • Performs document control, creates training documents, and ensures good documentation practices are followed
  • Reviews and updates documentation for QMS and EMS systems, and reviews customer satisfaction reporting
  • Assists with material review board activities, corrective action review meetings, management reviews, and monthly management reports
  • Assist Quality Management with key continuous improvement initiatives
  • Assists other departments (companywide) with Quality Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems inquiries, initiatives and improvements
  • Other duties as needed and assigned


  • Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline or minimum 5 years of work experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Automotive, aerospace, medical production experience in quality preferred
  • Some knowledge of IATF 16949, AS9100, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, and ISO 13485 preferred
  • Experience with Quality procedures, standards, customer requirements
  • 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.

To learn more about our company, please visit our website at: www.smalley.com/careers

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/smalley-steel-ring-co

Facebook: www.facebook.com/smalleysteelring

Twitter: twitter.com/ringsandsprings

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