Manufacturing Engineer

Date: May 12, 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’s Fluids segment.


The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for supporting production through continuous improvement initiatives on machining operations, routers, cells, and tooling. Additionally the manufacturing engineer will be responsible for organizing and developing CNC programs and manufacturing method sheets for relevant product lines.



Work closely with production manager with continuously developing, improving, and implementing machining cells, processes, and standards; through better organizing shop work flow processes, improved routing systems, and engineering machining cells. Investigates and troubleshoots process problems as they occur and takes necessary corrective actions. Develop and maintain a manufacturing standards document with close integration with existing routers.

  • Works closely with the Focused Factory manager and shop personnel to continuously improve and standardize current processes; develops and implements 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.
  • Work closely with production planner and production manager with prioritizing and organizing work through CNC machining cells. Support the planning of jobs through manual machining cells and machines.
  • Design tooling using Autocad and fabricate tooling for improving operation efficiency on both manual machines and CNC machines.
  • Work closely with QA Supervisor to continuously improve machining operations and engineering/design standards through generating corrective actions.
  • Will work closely with Lean BBs in coordinating and implementing lean initiatives/ techniques, as well as, facilitating Kaizen events.



BS Degree in Engineering, plus a minimum of 5 years of experience manufacturing engineering functions to include processes and process improvement


Associates Degree with 10 years of applicable work experience


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in manual milling and manual lathe machining techniques and operations
  • CNC lathe and CNC milling machining techniques operations, as well as, experience programming
  • Experience drafting in Autocad, and experience in developing tooling for various machining operations
  • Must be able to read blue prints, as well as, have knowledge of geometric tolerancing and dimensioning
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Very strong communication skills – Ability to interface with customers and employees of all departments
  • Knowledge of routing procedures and systems for fluid film journal bearings, tilting pad bearings, thrust bearings, and turbo-machinery seals - Preferred

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by en 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 stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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