Quality Engineer

What would you say to a career that helps keep the world working? One where you take an active role in an industry that literally makes daily life possible for people and businesses alike? Where the rewards and opportunities for growth are as great as your ambition? Then Lake Cable is looking for you.

For more than a quarter century, Lake Cable has been a leading manufacturer of low voltage, industrial power, utility, custom OEM and broadcast-quality cables, all 100% produced in the United States. Thanks to a shared passion and commitment to our customers, we deliver the finest quality products, engineered to exacting specifications. BETTER. SMARTER. FASTER.

Headquartered in Bensenville, IL with over 450 employees and five facilities in the Midwest, Lake Cable is a privately-owned family business. That spirit of family inspires a culture where the success of every team member is a top priority, with competitive benefits and paths to advancement. Our richly diverse team is also committed to sustainability, community involvement, and ethical business practices. Because we believe it’s the only way to do business.

If you’re ready for a leap forward, we should talk. Lake Cable. When Delivery Matters…


The Quality Engineer will report to the Quality Manager and work closely with the Quality Supervisor to address non-conforming material issues (Red Tags), initiate and manage corrective actions, develop procedures and best practices, and identify and resolve other quality issues. The Quality Engineer will use quality and problem solving tools (e.g. root cause analysis) to bring about solutions. This person will work with all aspects of Lake Cable and with a variety of personnel to create and maintain world class quality at Lake Cable.


  • Administer the non-conforming material (Red Tag) system
    1. Identify the appropriate disposition of non-conforming material
    2. Record and tabulate red tag information (e.g. cost of poor quality, frequency and quantity)
    3. Work on system improvements to prevent non-conforming material
    4. Work with other departments to resolve red tags
  • Administer the corrective action system
    1. Organize and lead corrective action teams
    2. Assist in implementing corrective action solutions
    3. Perform analyses to assure corrective actions are working and effective
    4. Interface with customers on quality issues
    5. Interface with suppliers on quality issues
  • Work with procedures and best practices
    1. Assist in identifying where procedures will be beneficial and useful
    2. Write procedures for the Quality Department
    3. Assist others in writing procedures
    4. Train others on procedures and quality
  • Create and report periodic quality metrics
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives
  • Evaluate the equipment needs of the Quality Department and research available options
  • Support quality testing and inspection when necessary
  • Participate on the Safety Team
  • Coordinate with Valparaiso, IN plant on quality initiatives
  • Perform other duties not necessarily outlined above as assigned
  • Adhere to company practices, disciplines, and accepted standards of ethics and behavior

Education and Experience

  • B.S. in Engineering in one of the following specialties: Quality, Industrial, Manufacturing, or Processing.
  • 3+ years in a Quality Engineer role

Required Skills

  • Experience with polymer processing (extrusion preferred)
  • Knowledge of and ability to use problem solving tools such as root cause analysis, 5 Why, and fishbone diagrams
  • Ability to lead teams and run meetings
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze complex process data
  • Experience with working in multi-functional teams
  • Ability to present data and conclusions to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Use micrometers, calipers, and other handheld measurement instruments
  • Ability to manage workload to achieve delivery dates
  • Experience with reading and interpreting industry standards
  • Must read, write, and communicate in English

Additional Desired Skills and Experience

  • Microsoft Access
  • Ability to speak Spanish
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • ISO 9001 systems
  • Wire and cable manufacturing
  • Understanding of statistics
  • Statistical process control
  • 5S experience
  • Understanding of calibration


  • Up to 15% travel


  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) match
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance (company paid)
  • Voluntary Life/AD&D
  • Voluntary Life/AD&D (child)
  • Short-term disability (company paid)
  • Long-term disability (company paid)
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Referral program
  • Production bonus
  • Competitive pay


Full Time
Salary Range
$65,000.00 - $82,000.00
per Year
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Bensenville, IL, 60106, US