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Manufacturing Engineering Manager & Lean Practitioner

Date: Apr 3, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of over $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions 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 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 dovercorporation.com. 

Position Summary:
 
At its core, this position will be responsible to lead a team to develop and improves manufacturing processes by studying product and manufacturing methods under the 0Dover lean manufacturing methodology.
 

This role transcends applying operations improvement tools, assembly line design and implementations, fixtures, poka-yokes, tool making and supplier management under the scope of manufacturing process design. 
 

This role will partner with other business units like production, manufacturing engineering, tool rooms, maintenance and new product development.
 

This role will develop, in partnership with the sourcing organization, a solid supply base to support fixtures, assembly lines design and smart automation.
 

This position will be measured by the successful deployment of Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing principles and use of Advanced Statistical Tools throughout the organization to turnaround and/or enhance Operational and Financial Performance at designated facilities.
 

This position will also be responsible for driving Transformational Processes through the diligent use of Operational Excellence Tools and Methodologies.
 

This position requires a minimum of 75% travel.
 

Key Responsibilities, Knowledge and Experience:
 

•    Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly,                 tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.
•    Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and                   equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.
•    Review and calculate labor, material and other production costs along with reviewing schedules and future production requirements to assist                           management in decision making
•    Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
•    Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming         manufacturing processes.
•    Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating             future requirements.
•    Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. .
•    Provides manufacturing engineering information by answering questions and requests.
•    Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.
•    Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures;                    requesting special service.
•    Maintains product and process data base by writing computer programs; entering data.
•    Completes design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.
•    Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal                     networks; participating in professional societies.
•    Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


Skills and Experience Required:

•    Dealing with Complexity, Informing Others, Leadership, Supervision, Hardware Specifications, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Manufacturing           Quality, Product Development, Presenting Technical Information, CAD, CAD/CAM.
•    Ability to combine initiative, integrity and professional discipline to accomplish difficult tasks in a collaborative manner by working effectively with all levels       of the organization.
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
•    Ability to make significant improvements in unstructured manufacturing environments.
•    Ability to engage with numerous plants to direct, train and project manage all aspects of manufacturing engineering.
•    Ability to do effective Problem Solving – able to define "Problem Statement", engage, motivate and improve Operations across Manufacturing.
•    Experience in Value Stream / Process Mapping:  Current, Future and Ideal states.
•    Subject Matter Expert in many of the Operational Excellence Standards.
•    Experience in Fabrication, Machining and Assembly.
•    Superior organization, time-management and prioritization. Demonstrated Project Management skills and ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously.


Candidate Qualifications

•    10 -15 years of progressive leadership experience including Plant Management and / or Operational Excellence roles in global organizations and multi-          site environments.
•    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent experience with a strong technical affinity.
•    Lean Manufacturing Certification desired.
•    Green Belt or Black Belt Certification desired.
•    Proficient in MS Office.
•    Demonstrated record of achievement in driving change management across multi-site operation.
•    Advanced MS Office, video conferencing, and website management skills
•    Advanced CAD, CAD/CAM or similar.
 

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 : Georgia : Atlanta || Americas : United States : Illinois : Downers Grove || Americas : United States : Ohio : Cincinnati || Americas : United States : Texas : Austin || Americas : United States : Texas : Houston

Sub Division : Dover Corporation

Job Requisition ID : 35725


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