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Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Research Scientist, Metallurgy in Glenview, Illinois

Research Scientist, Metallurgy

  • 155 Harlem Ave, Glenview, IL 60025, USA

  • Full-time

  • FLSA Status: Exempt

    Company Description

Since its founding more than 100 years ago, ITW has become one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses. We place a high premium on the development of innovative solutions–most of which are developed in tandem with our customers. And we continue to ensure that our customers receive timely, cost-effective service for the innovative products we provide.

ITW’s differentiated business model is composed of a set of unique core capabilities: our proprietary 80/20 business process, customer-back innovation, and our well-known decentralized entrepreneurial culture. These capabilities are unmistakably ITW—and key to our longevity and strong performance.

ITW’s products and solutions are at work all over the world, in deep-sea oil rigs, aerospace technology, bridges and wind turbines, healthcare, the spaces in which we live and work, the cars we drive, and the mobile devices we rely on. We are never, whether we know it or not, more than a few steps from an innovative ITW solution.

Today, ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 company that employs nearly 50,000 people with operations in 55 countries with headquarters in Glenview, IL. We are conveniently located across from the Metra commuter rail, with access to an on-site gym, café and active employee resource groups.

Job Description

The Metallurgy Research Scientist will report to the Analytical Laboratories Manager within the ITW Innovation Center. This position will be responsible for conducting metallurgical sample preparation testing and results analysis and reporting. This role will be a subject matter expert with extensive experience in Metallurgical Science performing sample analysis to the highest standard providing timely, accurate, and comprehensive test results. We are seeking a Scientist that is skilled via written and verbal communication articulating to a broad range of constituents across all ITW businesses.


  • The successful candidate must possess an engineering degree, MS in Metallurgical Engineering or higher education is strongly preferred.

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in production and research environments centered on metallurgy.

  • such as ferrous, non-ferrous, and special-purpose materials.

  • This position requires an aggressive, personable, goal/growth-orientated individual with hands-on metallurgical analysis experience

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Knowledge of ferrous, non-ferrous, and special purpose materials

  • Heat Treatment analysis

  • Surface engineering including plating, surface modification processes, environmental protection issues, testing and characterizations of the coatings and thin films

  • Welding including ferrous and non-ferrous metals

  • Mechanical testing and evaluation including strength, ductility, fatigue

  • Surface engineering for wear and corrosion, and surface durability

  • Metallography and microstructure science and analysis techniques including SEM, EDS

  • Fractography, failure analysis, and prevention

  • Corrosion and prevention

  • Cold forming including drawing, cold heading, and deep drawing

  • Knowledge of tribology


  • Technical Acumen

  • Analytical Skills

  • Decision Making

  • Communication

  • Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Consulting/consultative Approach

  • Reduces Complexity

    Additional Information

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (“ITW” or “the Company”) is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please email [email protected] to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.

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ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.