Global Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Date: Nov 19, 2022

Location: Houston, US

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.

 

Due to growth, we have an exciting opportunity available for a talented Global Manufacturing Engineering Manager to help Dover continue its strong Industry 4.0 journey! 

 

Reporting to the Director of Manufacturing Strategy, the talented influencer we hire will partner with Plant Management and lead the manufacturing engineering teams at Dover Precision Components

(7 Manufacturing Engineering managers through indirect matrix reporting) around the world and will develop, administer and coordinate manufacturing engineering policies, practices and programs designed to increase plant productivity, execution accuracy, and overall process harmonization of our business. Through these efforts, improve production and optimize the utilization of equipment, labor and materials.  Lead Industry 4.0 initiatives as part of the digital transformation strategy.

 

Specific duties include:

 

  • Define decision-making process for Global Manufacturing Engineering (ME) project teams.
  • Coach project team personnel to develop and implement cross-functional solutions to complex issues at each site, capturing best in class solutions.
  • Draft monthly reports highlighting activities across the global ME teams.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and communicate progress to executive management as requested.
  • Define cohesive set of metrics around manufacturing productivity and efficiency for each site annually.
  • Lead the creation of annual site-specific roadmaps leading them to world class performance through technology improvements and process harmonization and standardization.
  • Lead the organization towards proper process development activities at each of the sites.
  • Develop and manage ME specific project budgets with the teams including only ME related improvement projects.
  • Own complete oversight of all capital projects within Dover Precision Components (DPC). Raise capital projects as they meet our DPC strategic objectives and business continuity needs.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to less experienced team members as needed.
  • Analyze technology, resource needs, and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.
  • Evaluate manufacturing processes by designing and conducting investigative programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; confer with equipment vendors, etc.; solicit observations from global ME teams.
  • Provide support and leadership deploying engineering initiatives of our Industry 4.0 strategy across DPC.
  • Identify next generation opportunities within the market and relevant technology for manufacturing and inspection processes and proposes plans to exploit them.

 

This position can be based out of our Pearland, TX or Jeffersonville, IN locations.

 

 

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering/Design or related field with extensive experience in Mechanical Engineering; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience working with precision engineering and machining in a manufacturing environment is required.
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a manufacturing engineering function and experience managing and developing engineering personnel is required.
  • Experience with CNC programming and CAD/CAM software is required.
  • Excellent project management skills a must.
  • Strong influence leadership skills essential. 
  • Proactive and effective leadership and management skills a must.
  • Strong ability to translate strategic vision into tactical results essential.
  • Ability to encourage and facilitate change through working knowledge and application of lean tools and techniques within a lean manufacturing environment a must.
  • Experience with Industry 4.0 strongly preferred.
  • Servant leadership style and strong collaboration skills essential.
  • Ability to travel to various DPC manufacturing sites up to 20% of the time required.

 

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.  We ensure optimum efficiency, reliability and productivity in even the most challenging operating environments with a portfolio of custom-engineered, precision-manufactured products, backed by robust research & development and comprehensive aftermarket services.

The Dover Precision Components portfolio includes hydrodynamic bearings, active magnetic bearings, system and bearing protection, and reciprocating compressor components – from renowned brands with unrivaled technology and application expertise.

Facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, supported by a network of technical sales representatives, enable us to take a globally interconnected approach to serving our customers’ global and local operations. Our team is committed to safety, quality and continuous improvement in all that we do.


*Note: This Job Description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by the Supervisor. All requirements are subject to change and updates.


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