1 day ago


Des Plaines, IL


Filtration Group is on a mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive. With a passionate workforce, global footprint and world class engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we are driving innovation and developing solutions across a broad spectrum of applications in the fast-growing and rapidly-evolving global filtration industry. We are committed to maintaining an entrepreneurial culture built on a foundation of trust and in which our leaders exhibit a strong bias for action.

The Company began in 2009 and has rapidly grown organically and through a thoughtful acquisition strategy to be a global leader in the highly attractive filtration industry. Filtration Group has the broadest portfolio of solutions in the industry and has had a particular focus on building a leading platform of solutions focused on the Life Sciences and Indoor Air Quality end markets which are rapidly growing in the current market environment. Filtration Group operates across a wide variety of attractive end markets and produces mission critical products with high replacement rates. Over 80 percent of the Company’s revenue comes from replacement / consumable products, many of which are specified into customer’s products or processes.

With revenues of $1.4 billion, Filtration Group is consistently recognized as the fastest growing and one of the largest filtration businesses in the world and has a global footprint of 141 facilities in 28 countries. Filtration Group has over 6,000 employees who are united in their Mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.

Filtration Group is an affiliate of Madison Industries, one of the largest and most successful privately held companies in the world. Madison builds entrepreneurially driven, branded market leaders that are committed to making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value. The team at Madison is committed to building something truly remarkable that long outlasts them while coaching others to reach their highest potential. Madison’s footprint spans across Europe, Asia and the Americas operating over 216 facilities in 45 countries, with over 12,000 engaged employees. Having successfully built market leaders in filtration, medical, safety, instruments, heat transfer, and indoor air quality, Madison generates revenue of $5 billion, with an enterprise value worth well over $7 billion.

Filtran LLC, located in Des Plaines, Illinois, is a global leader in filtration solutions and a trusted name around the world for quality automatic transmission filters. We are a top tier 1 automotive supplier to both the Original Equipment and the Aftermarket with locations and customers located in North America, Europe and Asia.


We have an exciting opportunity in our North American Design Engineering Group for an experienced Design Engineer. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, a technically sound engineer with experience modeling in Creo (ProEngineer). Plastic part design, filtration design and automotive design experience a definite plus. This person must be able to work independently with little supervision, communicate effectively through emails, Power Point presentations and conference calls with customers and suppliers, work together with cross functional teams and able to lead a program through the design phase.

Create models and drawings in Creo (ProEngineer).

Develop design solutions, meet customer milestones, develop DVP for testing.

Work within cross functional teams to bring a program to successful launch and production.

Work with CAE Department on CFRD and FEA analysis and Lab on testing.

Communicate effectively with customers during weekly project update conference calls.

Support Lean Manufacturing activities, as well as providing support to Filtran manufacturing locations as required.

Acquire a full understanding and knowledge of industry and product fundamentals by attending seminars, training, and collaborating with colleagues and customers.

Provide maintenance support to existing programs as assigned.

Minimum travel will be required to suppliers and customers.


B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent field of study.

2 years Design Engineering experience of plastic injection molded components preferred.

Tier 1 and 2 Automotive design experience preferred.

3D parametric modeling proficiency in Creo (ProEngineer).

Knowledge of design of plastic parts for manufacturability / moldability.

Knowledge and practice of the design requirements as specified in the QS9000 or ISO/TS 16949 procedures such as DFMEA’s, PFMEA, DVP&R, APQP, etc.

FEA and CFD analysis experience preferred.

Familiarity with the AIAG APQP process preferred.

Proficiency with MS Office applications.

Excellent written and verbal communications.



The physical demands, job duty elements, responsibilities, skills, function, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an associate may be required to perform. The Company reserves the right to revise job descriptions at any time and to require associates to perform other duties as circumstances dictate for conditions of it business, competitive considerations, technological changes and/or advancements of the work environment change.