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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.

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


  • Assist Quality Management with leading key continuous improvement quality type projects
  • Ability to apply statistical methods to collect data, analyze, interpret, and summarize the information in order to increase production efficiency
  • Works directly with external and internal customers to address and resolve questions, concerns, requirements, complaints, and rejects
  • Collaborates with multiple departments on quality issues, addresses them with urgency, and drives corrective actions to implementation and verification
  • Supports the inspection department, internal investigations and dispositioning of material
  • Conducts internal audits, customer audits, customer visits, and supplier audits as necessary
  • Other duties as needed and assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with 3 years of technical work experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Ability to use statistical tools and methods to analyze data, make determinations, and provide direction to management
  • Used tools like correlation, regression, gage R&R, process capability, statistical process control, analysis of variance
  • Experience with statistical process control to improve manufacturing capability
  • Ability to project manage multiple key quality type projects with deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong corrective action background with problem-solving skills and root cause analysis
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers
  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis


  • Automotive, aerospace, medical production experience in quality
  • Experience with IATF 16949, ISO 13485, AS 9100, and other Quality standards and procedures
  • Experience with APQP, PPAP’s, FMEA’s, and Control Plans
  • Conducted Internal QMS Audits

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.