Engineering Manager

Date: May 9, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77047

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 Fluids segment.

SUMMARY:  

The Engineering Manager will be responsible for leading and developing the team of engineering professionals providing technical assistance to both internal and external customers on assigned projects.  They will plan, schedule, conduct and coordinate assigned engineering work, as well as act as a primary liaison with customer for resolution of technical matters and the development of products for customer projects by interpreting specifications, survey results and design requirements and developing those into an engineered solution.  Will also assist / instruct Design staff with inspection of received parts as well as the checking of drawings for accuracy of design intent and application specific information.  He/she will also be responsible for the advanced engineering analysis of rotor bearing systems to determine solutions for re-rates and upgrades as well as temperature, vibration and stability issues.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting and coordinating the technical and management aspects of engineering projects within team.
  • Accountable for the successful, timely completion of engineering projects.
  • Responsible for the personal development of the individuals being led and providing feedback via performance evaluations and other frequent types of communications as well as motivating the individuals to perform consistently at a high level.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement by engaging the team in CI training and activities and holding them accountable for the expected results.
  • Support the design team through engineering bearings and seals based upon customer requirements and needs.  Work closely with design team members to ensure engineering intent is accurately transferred/captured to manufacturing drawings.
  • Create conceptual designs for new advanced products and configurations using 3-D CAD and verify design integrity using commercial FEA tools.
  • Create rotordynamic models of various rotating equipment to ensure proper operation using BPI bearing and sealing technologies.  Perform lateral and torsional analysis of drive trains, which will be used to evaluate the dynamic stability and synchronous forced response to rotor imbalance for various machines.
  • Provide customers with engineering analysis and conceptual design reports when necessary. Support and attend on-site and off-site customer meetings for scoping, reporting, and/or supporting ongoing projects related to focus area. Develop close working relationships with key customers’ technical contacts, ensuring that business opportunities are recognized and responded to appropriately at an early stage. Significant customer interaction with respect to the engineering and management of projects, pre and post contract, for assigned accounts.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams at other WBC sites creating synergy between aftermarket technology implementation and OEM technology development needs.
  • Initiate research initiatives with internal and/or external research facilities to further develop BPI technology from an experimental and analytical perspective.
  • Must be willing to travel to Waukesha / Cook and customer sites (15-20%, both domestic and international).

 

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

 

Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an Accredited University plus 7 years work and team leadership experience in an engineered product environment  OR  PhD (preferred) in Mechanical Engineering plus 3 years’ experience in an engineered product and system problem solving environment along with team leadership experience.

 

  • The ideal candidate needs to have experience working with high-speed rotating equipment, vibration analysis, rotordynamic analysis, and strong field troubleshooting capabilities. 
  • Strong understanding of Engineering Principles and Design Practices
  • Solid understanding in the rotordynamics of turbomachinery
  • Experience in FEA analysis and 3-D parametric solid modeling preferred
  • Experience with Fluid Film Bearings and Annular Gas Seals strongly preferred
  • Must also be familiar with standard manufacturing practices and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team of professionals within a highly technical, fast paced work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply continuous improvement techniques to existing processes and procedures.
  • Very strong communication skills – Ability to interface with customers at all levels (shop floor to executives)

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Fast paced office environment with exposure to production floor.

 

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; stand and walk. The employee must 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. 

 

Dover Precision Components expects all employees to perform their employment responsibilities in keeping with the highest standards of Quality at all times.  The above description statements describe the principle functions of the occupation and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all of the work requirements inherent in the occupation.


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