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Advanced Manufacturing Machining Engineering Manager
at Dover Corporation
Downers Grove, IL

Advanced Manufacturing Machining Engineering Manager
at Dover Corporation
Downers Grove, IL

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Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through three operating segments: Engineered Systems, Fluids and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of 26,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com.

 

This position may be based at one of our factories in Houston, TX, Chicago, IL or Cincinnati, OH.

 

This is a unique opportunity for an Advanced Manufacturing Machining Engineering Leader to develop and execute the overarching manufacturing roadmap for machining equipment, tooling, fixtures, and methods for all of Dover and our operating companies throughout North America (initially). This Leader will have the opportunity to develop a world-class Center of Excellence (domestically initially, anticipate a global span in the future).  Responsible to provide recommendations and tooling innovations for the continuous improvement and maintenance of the machining area to drive breakthroughs in the safety, quality, delivery, productivity, and cost of our products and processes. This Machining Engineering Leader is responsible to define, implement and optimize machining processes, the proper use of equipment, design specifications, setup reviews, and new control strategies in support of new products, process and systems. Further, this Engineering Manager will be responsible to lead and ensure that new equipment purchases are specified, sourced, qualified, and properly transitioned into mass production, meeting Dover’s and customers’ requirements. 

 

Expected Outputs of this role:

 

  • Strategy to maximize Dover’s machining assets across business units and platforms
  • Action plans to improve and enhance OEE through SMED, program and tool analysis, Standard Work, TPM, and other innovative ideas
  • Feedback in Business Unit decisions pertaining to New Equipment Purchase vs Rebuild vs Outsource (e.g. Make vs Buy)
  • Support to Business Units in identifying, recommending, procuring, and installing machining equipment as well as driving the Business Unit to ensure equipment is functioning, maintained and calibrated (e.g. TPM audits)

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop machining capability in-house and provide recommendations for a Dover Machining COE
  • Implement standard OEE tracking and reporting methods across the Business Units
  • Independently evaluate existing equipment, methods, processes, and procedures to drive recommendations to improve Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost
    • Identify, develop, and deploy new machining methods (or refine existing)
    • Design, procure, install, and qualify custom manufacturing equipment/ fixtures
    • Drive equipment and space utilization, to produce optimum flow for maximum efficiency
    • Collaborate with Lean Excellence Team on activities related to SMED, Set-up Wheels, and other Lean Excellence initiatives
    • Interface with tooling supplier to ensure use of proper tooling for production and develop better cutting tools for specific PM applications

 

  • Lead the technical development, optimization, and sustainment of machining and new technologies
  • Support the Business Units in the implementation of new equipment on the floor from site preparation to delivery to hand off to production
    • Apply Project Management skills and tools to lead and support capital equipment and improvement projects.
  • Help and support manufacturing to achieve day-to-day safety, quality, efficiency and throughput goals where appropriate
  • Develop manufacturing work instructions to clearly define and develop best in class machining, inspection, and rework processes
  • Provide hands-on engineering support, trouble-shooting and maintenance of any equipment
    • Resolve equipment failures with focus on root cause(s). Lead and assist with defining and implementing corrective and preventive actions, as well as resolution to audit findings
    • Perform root cause analyses when non-conformances and escapes are identified and deploy corrective actions
  • Work with Business Units and HR to establish processes to maintain a pipeline of qualified machinists, including internal apprentice programs and/or external partnerships, as appropriate
  • Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into consistent machining processes which can be deployed across multiple manufacturing sites
  • Write/ revise User Requirement Specs, Functional Requirement Specs, Design Specs, Qualifications, etc.
  • Responsible for review and approval of PFMEA, DFMEA, PPAPs, Standard Operating Procedures and ensure that Manufacturing and Operations comply
  • Interact constructively with internal team members and across the whole organization including machine operators, production supervisors, maintenance, engineering, R&D, sales and management
  • Hands-on support of new product and new process launch

                                                                                                                                                                      

Qualifications / Requirements/ Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical or manufacturing engineering, industrial technology, or equivalent mix of education and experience
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience of manufacturing engineering directly working with machining processes
  • Familiarity with top branded machining equipment a must:  Mazak, HAAS, Okuma, Mori, etc
  • Well-versed in standard machine shop manufacturing processes, operation and set ups
  • Extensive experience in machining and maintenance of machines
  • Demonstrated proficiency/experience in CNC programming (lathes and mills) and operation
  • Experience operating conventional lathe and mill machines, and other machine shop equipment used to manufacture high-precision industrial components
  • Strong experience with SolidWorks or another mechanical CAD system
  • Highly experienced with variety of precision conventional and advance metrology systems (photogrammetry, CMMs, 3D imaging)
  • Strong commitment to proper safety precautions in design and practice
  • Broad and deep understanding of Lean Concepts
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills to interact with other departments.  Ability to interfaces with wide array of individuals and maintain a positive attitude and energy
  • Ability to multi-task on projects, perform in a dynamic environment and balance multiple priorities
  • Strong sense of urgency, accountability and highly objective-oriented
  • Highly organized and efficient in approaching tasks, a self-starter with the ability to problem solve proactively
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Clear, concise and articulate communication skills - verbal, written and listening
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to think big, act small and scale fast

 

Key Accomplishments – Previous 12 Months:

 

  • Demonstrated experience improving OEE
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully achieving machining startups
  • Proven experience developing/ starting new manufacturing processes
  • Proven reduction in unplanned maintenance hours
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing Advanced Product Quality Planning Methodology and the integrated product and process development techniques within it (e.g. Process Flow Diagrams, PFMEA, Control Plans, I/PPAP, Standard Work)
  • Proven success managing medium and large-scale projects from concept development through successful implementation
  • Demonstrated experience in leading cross-functional teams to achieve project goals/ objectives
  • Possesses a demonstrated ability to: lead change, influence others, foster key stakeholder relationships, lead by example, identify and plan for technical process improvements, remain focused, non-confrontational and flexible while under pressure

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.

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Sub Division : Fluids

Job Requisition ID : 30724

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