Continuous Improvement Coordinator

Date: Jun 28, 2022

Location: Antigo, US, 54409

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover Precision Components delivers performance-critical solutions for rotating and reciprocating machinery across the oil & gas, power generation, marine, industrial, chemical and general processing markets. Comprising the Waukesha Bearings, Bearings Plus, Inpro/Seal and Cook Compression brands, our portfolio includes hydrodynamic bearings, active magnetic bearings, system and bearing protection, and reciprocating compressor valves, sealing technologies, pistons, rods and more. Each solution is custom-engineered to provide optimum efficiency, reliability and productivity, and backed by comprehensive aftermarket services. Dover Precision Components serves its global customer base through facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as technical sales representatives around the world. Dover Precision Components is part of Dover Corporation’s Fluids segment.


Dover Precision Components is hiring for its brand of Waukesha Bearings. Our facility is climate controlled, ISO certified, and we provide competitive benefits. Included in our benefits are shift premiums, Company provided uniforms, sign-on bonuses for select positions, and a tuition reimbursement program.


The CI Coordinator is accountable for executing lean continuous improvement (CI) initiatives.  The strategy this position deploys works to impact Safety, Quality, Cost, and Delivery. This position will provide training, expertise and direction for improvement activities to support the business goals and objectives at plant level. This position will also work closely with a cross-functional leadership team, to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support cost-effective operational/business solutions for all aspects of the plant.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position are:

  • Ensure plant operates under Operational Excellence guidelines as defined by the Dover platform
  • Employ lean manufacturing techniques and champion the continuous improvement culture
  • Facilitate implementation of CI best practices across the plant functional areas.
  • Execute improvement projects identified by plant leadership.
  • Assist in identifying facility gaps and forming strategic plans to address. 
  • Train and lead employees on the Fundamentals of Lean including, but not limited to 7 Wastes, 5-S, PDCA, SMED, Visual management, Visual factory, etc.
  • Train employees on problem solving skills and promote the use of problem-solving tools within the plant functional areas and become a subject matter expert.
  • Participate in GEMBA walks and drive CI culture across plant functional areas.
  • Establish standardized work and audit schedule for sustainability.
  • Analyze and develop reports relating to OPEX status and future plans showing goals and vision
  • Analyze data and/or reports to find opportunities within KPI reporting structure.
  • Facilitate small group meetings to brainstorm, gather information or solidify action plans which support ongoing CI activities
  • Embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds and practice consensus leadership when possible
  • Communicate Lean CI vision to plant/functional leaders and implement lean CI strategy at the plant/functional level.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory requirements.



  • Must be highly self-motivated and passionate.
  • Working experiences with functional leaders to establish and execute CI roadmap to deliver baseline results.
  • Proficient in Excel, Outlook, Word, Visio, Power Point, and Lean view/Visio (Value stream mapping).
  • The ability to coordinate and lead successful cross-functional improvements.


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical or business-related discipline; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Operations/production experience with demonstrated process improvement experiences a plus.
  • Experience of leading Kaizen and deploying lean tools and principles a plus.


Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Ability to write presentations and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.  Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

The qualified candidate must be able to troubleshoot and resolve various material issues within the company.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit.    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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: Antigo, WI

Job Requisition ID : 38768

Nearest Major Market: Wausau

Job Segment: Business Process, Management