Advanced Manufacturing Engineer - Machining

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Date: May 16, 2024

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of over $8 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Clean Energy & Fueling, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Climate & Sustainable Technologies. 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 approximately 24,000 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 


Position Summary:  75% Travel Required

Reporting directly to the Dover Director Advanced Manufacturing Machining, the Advanced Manufacturing Machining Engineer is responsible for executing the manufacturing roadmap for optimizing machining processes, proper use of the equipment, design specifications, setup reviews, and new control strategies.  AMME is responsible to lead and ensure that new equipment purchases are specified, sourced, qualified, and properly transitioned into mass production, meeting Dover and customer requirements and timing.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support and partner with OpCo’s for improving OEE through initiatives such as SMED, TPM, etc. for new and existing equipment.
  • Work on Dover corporate strategy to work with OpCo’s to drive productivity by internalizing spend (Buy2Make) on new capex and on existing equipment by maximizing machine utilization.
  • Lead SMED Events - Lead Site CNC technology Assessments – Project Manage Site improvement activities
  • Support and partner with OpCo’s to support on maturity journey for Machining Excellence Playbook. 
  • Provide technical development and deployment for new technologies related to machining to drive productivity improvements.
  • Drive and support machining strategy on productivity improvement by maximizing asset utilization.
  • Assist in the evolution of the equipment and performs acceptance evaluation accordingly
  • Identify, recommend, procure, and install machine shop equipment as well as ensure all equipment is thoroughly maintained and calibrated
  • Support work force utilization, space requirements, workflow and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Continuously improve, provide recommendation on upgrade of equipment to maximize asset utilization.
  • Interface with tooling supplier to ensure use of proper tooling for production. Work with suppliers to develop better cutting tools for specific PM applications.
  • Develop machining capability in-house while making changes to enhance the machine functionality.
  • Identify, develop, and deploy new machining methods (or refine existing) to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build schedule
  • Utilize lean manufacturing methodology for process development and problem solving
  • Perform root cause analyses when non-conformances are identified and deploy corrective actions
  • Helping and supporting manufacturing, to achieve safety, quality, efficiency and throughput goals, identifying opportunities to improve.
  • Apply Project Management skills & tools to lead and support capital equipment/improvement projects.
  • Investigate equipment performance and identify any problems for corrective actions and solutions.
  • Writes/revises User Requirement Specs, Functional Requirement, Design Specs, Qualifications, etc.
  • Supports Factory and Site Acceptance Tests, Machinability Studies, and validation protocols.
  • Responsible for review and approve PFMEA, DFMEA, PPAPs, and Standard Operating Procedures SOP and ensure that manufacturing and operations comply with.
  • Utilize continuous improvement methodology to improve internal processes.
  • Must be able to interact constructively across the whole organization to identify issues and implement improvements.
  • Hands-on support of new product and new process launch.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects and multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • REGIONAL US  travel 40-50%may be required
  • Ability to perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications/Requirements/Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical or manufacturing engineering, industrial technology, or equivalent mix or education and experience.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience of manufacturing engineering directly working with machining processes.
  • Experience setting up and operating state of the art machining equipment
  • Extensive experience in machining and maintenance.
  • Well versed in standard machine shop manufacturing processes and set ups
  • 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
  • Strong understanding of Lean concepts.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills to interact with other departments.
  • Ability to multi-task and perform in a dynamic environment
  • 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
  • Clear, concise, and articulate communication skills - verbal, written and listening
  • Strong team player, work ethic and commitment to win right
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to think big, act small and scale fast


Key Accomplishments – Previous 12 Months

  • Demonstrated experience in successfully achieving machining startups.
  • Proven experience developing/starting new manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrated experience improving productivity by machining optimization
  • Demonstrated experience improving OEE. And 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.


Work Arrangement : Hybrid  

Salary Range : $118,000.00   - $144,000.00  

We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

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.

Job Function : Engineering


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, CNC, Environmental Engineering, Machinist, Sustainability, Engineering, Manufacturing, Energy

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