Manager, Manufacturing Technology & Facilities

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Date: Feb 15, 2024

Location: Keosauqua, IA, US, 52565

Company: Dover Corporation

Our Story:


Dover Food Retail (DFR) is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services; and leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe under brands such as HillPhoenix and Anthony.


DFR is part of the Climate & Sustainable Technologies segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.


DFR is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Dover Food Retail.


Job Title:        Manager, Manufacturing Technology & Facilities            

Location:        Keosauqua, IA and Centerville, IA



What we are looking for:


Due to a recent promotion, we are seeking a Manager, Manufacturing Technology & Facilities. This position provides leadership to a team of Maintenance, Mfg. Support, and CNC Programming technicians. This person must have the ability to coach, lead and learn with a continuous improvement mindset. Goals focus on driving the organization to measurable and sustainable KPI improvements. This position will report directly to the Dir. of Operations and will work in close partnership with peers including Plant Managers, CI Leaders, Finance, Supply Chain and Design Engineering. This person must have the ability to deliver on responsibilities with utmost integrity and commitment to our core values.


What are the responsibilities of this role:


  • Provide strategic guidance for Maintenance, Mfg. Support, and CNC Programming teams.
  • Multi-site responsibility with teams based in Keosauqua and Centerville
  • Develop direct reports to continuously drive process improvement & expanded skillsets.
  • Support, Implement and/or drive major projects for operations and facilities.
  • Plan, manage and deliver projects on-time and within Time/Scope/Cost parameters.
  • Provide accurate and timely progress/status reports to stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and execute tactical & strategic mfg. initiatives.
  • Evaluate needs, author & submit Capex proposals for machines, facilities, and services.
  • Coordinate all new machine installations, internal moves and/ or disposal.
  • Create value proposition(s) for right-sized equipment and use of advanced mfg. principles.
  • Lead advanced problem-solving teams as assigned.
  • Aid with trouble shooting manufacturing equipment issues.
  • Design & prepare concept drawings for prototypes, new or modifications to existing equipment.
  • Continuously improve TPM/PM scope & schedule to minimize unplanned downtime.
  • Utilize internal and external resources to maximize OEE.
  • Continuously reduce waste in operational process and information hand-offs
  • Support CI/Kaizen initiatives with resources and technical expertise
  • Engage use of Kaizen tools as part of project implementation
  • Monitor and manage contractors through contractor control.
  • Maintain subcontractor Preferred Supplier List
  • Specify, monitor & manage cleaning provisions for the sites.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


What are the basic qualifications?


  • Bachelor’s degree in a Technology, Engineering, Education, Business, or related discipline
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ experience in a production, Mfg. Eng., or maintenance leadership role


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • Experience with plant automation (PLC, Motion Control, CNC) and MES
  • Strong listening, coaching, verbal and written communication skillset.
  • Strong LEAN Manufacturing background of 10+ years
  • Proven hands-on understanding and experience in use and coaching of TPS/Lean Fundamentals
  • Broad understanding of manufacturing & assembly processes, equipment, and environments
  • Experience with sheet metal, cutting, forming, welding, painting, wood, plastics, wiring, copper bending, brazing, refrigeration, and assembly.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Power BI, or Tableau
  • Advanced knowledge and skills with AutoCAD and/or SolidWorks
  • Statistical aptitude, strong quantitative and analytical skillset
  • Strong Project Management skillset including influencing without authority to meet aligned goals.
  • Experience supporting a Kaizen Promotion Office (KPO)
  • Experienced leading change through a Lean OPEX conversion
  • Cross functional experience in Operations / Material Flow / Maintenance / Product Development
  • Experience developing Leaders across Functional Departments
  • Experience as a manager of people
  • Ability to manage projects independently with little to no supervision


To be a great fit for the role:


  • All the above
  • PMP or other Project Management certification


How We Define Our Values and Why You Should Join Our Team:


The backbone behind our collection of outstanding businesses is a team of dedicated employees who protect and enhance our valued reputation for quality and delivering what we promise. It’s our values that define Dover to all of our key audiences: our shareholders, customers, prospective employees and especially to ourselves.


These values must be expressed in our work and embody our actions, as they form the basis by which we do our jobs, make decisions and measure our performance. It’s our unwavering commitment to maintaining our values that defines who we are as a Company.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Winning Through Customers
  • Respects and Values People
  • Expectations for Results
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust


What’s in it for you?


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays










The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


Dover Food Retail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.


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