Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Antigo, WI, 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 Manufacturing Engineer position directs a wide variety of manufacturing engineering activities to develop and improve standards for industrial processes, materials and products to assure all customer requirements are met in a cost efficient manner. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position are: 

  • Using current design standards and processes, develops component part drawings from form, fit and function assembly drawings. Applies knowledge of composition and machinability of ferrous and non-ferrous materials with knowledge of machines, tooling and capabilities to develop standardized processes. 

  • Create and editing of routings against both Waukesha and Customer prints, to agreed standard work and best practices 

  • Modify customer prints to enable use on the shop floor (e.g. Metric to imperial units, removing non-required views/sections, etc.) 

  • Performs cost estimating functions as needed on new or pending orders.  Submit quotes to Sales personnel including; creating dummy routings, material identification, obtaining material quotes from purchasing and the completion of cost estimate spread sheets 

  • In conjunction with the Production manager and shop personnel, responsible for cell level Continuous Improvement Initiatives to continuously improve and standardize current processes.  Develop and implement improved processes and incorporates into designs.   

  • Investigates and troubleshoots process problems as they occur and takes necessary corrective actions.  Confers with Design Engineering to assure designs fit the best manufacturing processes.  Request engineering changes to reduce costs, improve quality or decrease manufacturing times.  Coordinates implementation of approved changes. 

  • Completes manufacturing method sheets and CNC programs as required. 

  • Investigate, qualify and approve outside vendors supplying raw materials, subcontract machining, tooling, fixtures and other processes as necessary. 

  • Operate computer aided design equipment to design and develop tooling and fixtures.   

  • Advise Production manager of engineering problems or concerns.  Work closely with Manufacturing Engineering Manager to assure compliance with company standards.  Confer with other manufacturing engineers to share knowledge and corrective actions to enhance/improve overall company quality and profitability. 

  • Liaise with tool crib and/or CNC Programmer regarding required tooling, identify needs and submit requisitions for approval 

  • Quality; Implement standard setup processes, eliminate need for special tooling, utilize existing machine technology where feasible, conduct pre-launch review of all new jobs. 

  • Safety – Eliminate hazards through sound engineering practices. 

Supervisory Responsibilities 

This position has no supervisory responsibility. 



  • Strong planning, organizational, analytical, communication and collaboration skills 

  • Working knowledge and understanding of ERP/MRP systems and their use in a manufacturing environment. 

  • Ability to demonstrate solid written and oral communication skills.   


Education and/or Experience 

  • Associate degree in Engineering or related field. 

  • Minimum of 5-7 years machining experience in manufacturing engineering functions to include processes and process improvement. 

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 apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis. 

Reasoning Ability 

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs. etc.,) in its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of 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 talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  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.   

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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