Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Sep 30, 2023

Location: Ellesmere Port, CHW, GB

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 primarily be responsible for planning CNC programs to control contour path machining of metal parts on automatic machine tools by performing the below mentioned duties:


Role Purpose / Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Production Management:


  • Analyzes drawings, sketches and design data of part to determine dimension and configuration of cuts, selection of cutting tools and machine speeds and feed rates.

  • Determines reference points and direction of machine cutting paths.

  • Analyses routings during programming stage and updates processes to guarantee CNC machine tools are used to their fullest capability.  This must be done using creativity, vision and an organized plan for the future.

  • Computes angular and linear dimensions, radii and curvatures, and outlines sequence of operations required to machine parts.

  • Create CNC Programs in line with routed operations using available software.

  • Create set-up documents to supplement written programs.

  • Revise and edit programs as necessary to eliminate instruction errors or omissions.

  • Observe operation of machine on trial run as necessary to prove programmed instructions.

  • Liaise with shop floor personnel, Shift Managers and suppliers regarding required tooling and fixtures.

  • Develop and maintain standard programming guidelines for both processes and program creation.

  • Eliminate hazards through sound engineering practices.

  • Attend various operating meetings to support various functions throughout the organization.

  • Actively participate in the improvement process with responsibilities of assisting with any preparation work and follow up activities/action items generated from CI events.

  • Support “Best Practices” to achieve company goals for safety, delivery, cost and quality.

  • Identifies and implements solutions that lead to cost savings that are recorded within the productivity tracker.



Health and Safety:


  • Contributes to risk assessments and safe working practices.

  • Complies with all safety policies and procedures whilst actively participating in the efforts to create and maintain a Zero Harm workplace culture.

  • Support, submit and carry out Electronic Behavioural Based Safety Audits (EBBS) and safety/CI T-Cards – as required.

  • Challenges non-compliant employees on safety policies and procedures. Reporting to senior management if necessary.

  • Attends safety training courses as required.




  • Works with team members to identify issues, troubleshoot and verify product quality

  • Implement and support BiQ across all manufacturing departments

  • Takes responsibility for quality and functionality of all programs produced

  • Adheres to all policies and procedures relating to quality.

  • If required Is competent of inspecting the value stream products to ensure Quality requirements are provided



Continuous Improvement:


  • Applies principles of Lean Manufacturing to reduce setup times and improve productivity.

  • Actively seeks out and identifies Continuous Improvement opportunities.

  • Responsible for general housekeeping and cleanliness of working area.

  • Support “Best Practices” to achieve company goals for safety, delivery, cost and quality

  • Assisting in the distribution, progression and closure of T-cards in line with T-cards process 

  • Overseeing the maintenance of 6’s standards within value stream, addressing and resolving concerns and issues as they arise.




  • Timely collation and analysis of production data metrics to support CI and identify improvement opportunities.

  • Manage and implement CI ideas with team using PDCA.

  • Track and report results for ideas submitted.

  • When required communicate and work with additional departments

  • Actively participates in cross function projects to ensure that goals are achieved, and solutions implemented.




Skills and Experience:


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience within a lean-manufacturing work environment.

  • In-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes.

  • Must be fluent in CNC programming and have strong skills in various Microsoft Office packages.

  • Experience and knowledge of CAM software is a distinct advantage.

  • Customer focused

  • Has the ability to clarify complex situations

  • Maintains a positive attitude in order to positively influence the process improvement activities throughout the organization

  • Searches for innovative solutions, drives continuous improvement whilst constantly raises the bar to stretch own level of achievement

  • Must be self-motivated and possess facilitation skills to be used in a team setting.

  • Recognizes and exhibits behaviours of the Dover Values including Integrity and Trust.

  • Possesses the ability to clarify complex situations

  • Able to manage multiple priorities with a bias towards action and speed





  • Be time served in a machining discipline

  • Have relevant Health and Safety awareness

  • Must be self-motivated and possess facilitation skills to be used in a team setting.

  • Prior experience with precision inspection equipment including, but not limited to, CMM, micrometres, callipers, height gauges and bore gauges.

  • Ideally possess an HNC/HND or equivalent in a relevant discipline

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.

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