Job Details
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 Technician in our Quality Department! This individual will support and execute activities concerned with development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for industrial processes, materials, and products.


  • Verifies work packages and completed work to ensure incorporation of required precise measurements and tests, as well as the proper controls
  • Implements the plans required to carry out quality test projects as assigned
  • Initiates material review, disposition, annual and customer required over-checks
  • Conducts authorization to ship for manual and electronic submission/approval activities for production order processes
  • Directs the utilization of the appropriate sampling procedures
  • Reviews supplier purchase orders
  • Facilitates specification review and interpretation for Quality Engineering file maintenance
  • Checks the work of measuring and testing product and tabulating data concerning materials, product, or process quality and reliability
  • Establishes programs to evaluate precision and accuracy of testing, measurement, and analytical equipment


  • Associates degree or equivalent technical education related to quality control; or two to four years related quality experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience Automotive, aerospace, medical production experience in quality preferred
  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications 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

*Should you need further assistance to apply to any of our job postings or have any general questions, please contact us at 847-719-5900.