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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
at Dover Corporation
Madison, IN

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
at Dover Corporation
Madison, IN

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Part of Dover Corporation’s Engineered Systems segment, Vehicle Service Group (VSG) is a strong, diverse and dynamic global leader in the vehicle service industry. VSG comprises 13 major vehicle lifting, wheel service, diagnostic and collision repair brands: Rotary Lift®, Chief®, Forward®, Direct-Lift®, Ravaglioli, Hanmecson®, Revolution®, Elektron, Blitz, Nogra, Butler, Space and Sirio.

Vehicle Service Group

Job Description


Per the job description below, this is an opening for the position of Advanced Manufacturing Engineer. Qualified individuals interested in applying for this position should visit http://www.vsgdover.com and search for the Advanced Manufacturing Engineer position on the "Career Opportunities" Link on the homepage. 



POSITION TITLE: Advanced Manufacturing Engineer






This individual leads teams in continuous improvement projects including process improvements, cost reductions, work cell layout, inventory reduction, etc. This individual is responsible for manufacturing processes including fabrication methods and procedures, material usage, work routing, and troubleshooting manufacturing problems. This individual leads tooling, materials, and equipment justification for cost reductions. This individual will organize, plan and integrate new products into existing manufacturing cells. This individual may direct others as part of project coordination.  This individual will mentor and train personnel on equipment operation, lean principles, and component quality optimization.




  1. Active participation in conducting I.E. projects for feasibility studies, cost estimating, or new process development.
  2. Prepare bill of materials/special jobs and coordinate with Purchasing and Material Control to optimize material usage.
  3. Determine tooling requirements and method of production and initiate, if necessary, proper procedures to acquire them.
  4. Coordinate manufacturing changes required by approved Engineering Change Order (ECO).
  5. Conduct value analysis studies to improve materials, processes equipment needs and make appropriate recommendations to the supervisor, prepare data incidental to requests for Capital Equipment, conduct manufacturing cost studies and estimates, as requested.
  6. Evaluate existing methods of operations, routings, processes, tooling, etc., and recommend and/or initiate changes or modifications to update and achieve optimum operating efficiencies and manufacturing economies.
  7. Meet with and assist Cell Coordinators and other staff personnel in matters related to assigned manufacturing engineering functions, e.g., product design changes, standardization of parts and tooling, budgets, cost reduction, quality control, plant layout, material movement, packaging, etc.
  8. Ethics & Work Standards: Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others. Insure that all business activities - with both internal and external customers - be performed with a professional demeanor and that all participants be held accountable to this high standard.
  9. Communication: Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Presents concise, well-organized reports. Listens to understand input, feedback, and concerns. Provides complete information in an open, honest, and straight-forward manner. Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.
  10. Teamwork/Relationships: Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork. Supports cooperation. Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow Vehicle Service Group's business in the U.S. and abroad. Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate. Embraces a positive outlook. Is respected and trusted by others.  
  11. Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution: Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements. Uses technical/analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost-effective possible. Performs root cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems. Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives. Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or create opportunities that will increase productivity and create value. Shares best practices with other employees across the business.
  12. Accountability: Accepts responsibility and accountability for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects/programs/duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems, and progress of work in a timely manner. Demonstrates a sound balance between quality and quantity of work while maintaining a sense of urgency toward completion. Deadlines are met.


CONTACTS (Internal and External):

This position has routine contact with shop employees, cell coordinators, design personnel, sales and marketing, customer service support, research & development, purchasing, and quality functions. There is moderate telephone, email or personal contact outside of the company with suppliers and customers.  There is limited contact with senior managers.  Most communication will include written, phone, and email.



Education: Minimum of a BS in Engineering is required. Skills in ergonomics, time & motion studies, clear writing and verbal communication, cost estimating, lean concepts, computer-aided drawing, measurement system analysis, SPC, advanced analytical techniques, and negotiation are required.

Abilities: Must be a “hands-on” oriented individual comfortable working and communicating among metal fabrication professionals. 

Experience: 5 years of work experience in manufacturing engineering, design engineering, production supervision, or closely related field in a metal fabricating industry. Must demonstrate advanced skill in at least three areas of the following and competency in all:

  • Product Documentation and Control,
  • Weld and CNC fixture design,
  • Manufacturing Equipment programming (cutting, forming, punching, welding, and robotics)
  • Welding
  • Steel surface preparation and finishing
  • Packaging
  • Lean production

Supervision: Works under the general supervision of the Manufacturing Engineering Manager or his designee.

Responsibility: This individual exercises a significant degree in judgment as defined by the supervisor.The general results and effectiveness of assigned operations are subject to supervisory examination and review. All questionable matters referred to supervisor. The above description represents a general synopsis of the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a comprehensive listing of all requirements that may be inherent in the job.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Indiana : Madison

Sub Division : VSG NSA

Job Requisition ID : 28848

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