Manufacturing Engineer

Date: May 11, 2021

Location: Mt. Juliet, TN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Company Overview:

DESTACO, a Dover Company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance automation, workholding, and remote handling solutions.  The company serves customers in variety of end-markets, including the automotive, life sciences, consumer goods, packaging, aerospace, and nuclear sectors. 


Built on a legacy of over 100 years, DESTACO offers a comprehensive portfolio of products to engineer precise movement, placement and control solutions that drive productivity and uptime for manufacturers around the world.  The DESTACO family of products consists of industry-leading brands such as DESTACO Manual and Power Clamps, Camco and Ferguson Indexers, Robohand Grippers and CRL Manipulators and Transfer Ports. 


DESTACO is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and operates globally through ~800 employees across 13 locations.


Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues of $7 billion.  The company delivers innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment.  Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.”

Position Summary:

The Manufacturing Engineer for DESTACO is responsible for developing, evaluating, and improving production and processing methods and controls in manufacturing to achieve operational excellence. S/he is responsible for recommending and implementing operational sequences, equipment utilization and tooling improvements and efficiencies regarding to ensure cost, quality and operational improvements.  S/he will assist in establishing work measurement standards and play an active role in ensuring quality, safety, and lean manufacturing systems and processes (SMED, Kaizen, 5S).


The Manufacturing Engineer reports to the Manager, Manufacturing Engineering/Maintenance and is located in Mt. Juliet, TN.  This position requires the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with those in engineering, materials, operations, and quality, and to work and communicate across various levels of the organization.  Travel of up to 10% may be required. 



Key Job Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Promotes safety awareness with other members of the plant team.  Promotes accident prevention and employee involvement in regard to a safe work environment. Ensures employees have an understanding of the safety expectations of the organization.
  • Supports and implements the continuous improvement roadmap for the manufacturing team. Leverages continuous improvement tools to drive continued operational improvements.
  • Develops manufacturing process using ERP software.
  • Assists in the evaluation and development of manufacturing processes by studying product requirements and researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; and confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Complies with government regulations and managing environmental requirements.
  • Assists setup personnel with process or tooling issues, recommending necessary fixturing and tooling used in manufacturing.
  • Analyzes and solves process and tool-related problems, ensuring or increasing productivity.
  • Makes recommendations to modify or replace equipment when necessary to support demand or improve productivity.
  • Establishes and updates manufacturing standards (rates, BOM’s, etc.).
  • Ensure integrity of prints, bills of material, setup sheets and routings.
  • Works closely with procurement, production, marketing, field, and technical services policies and practices.
  • Performs all work in a manner that ensures safety of self and others.
  • Supports DESTACO policies and procedures, including those governing the quality system as defined by ISO9001.
  • Participates and contribute in R&D projects as part of cross functional team



Leadership Competencies aligned with Dover and executed in DESTACO with appropriate expectations for the job level:

  • Builds and Manages Collaborative RelationshipsEstablishes and nurtures numerous relationships within Dover. Takes action to partner with the communities in which we operate and to be an appropriate corporate citizen.
  • Results DrivenProduces results that exceed Dover’s strategic objectives via a combination of planning and implementation, while living the Dover Values.
  • Strategic MindsetHas understanding of global industry or market; creates breakthrough strategies that alter the competitive dynamics in a market, and establishes a series of competitive advantages yielding profitability that exceeds expectations for the organization.



  • Minimum 3 year experience in manufacturing engineering or related field.
  • Validated process development
  • Training progam development.
  • Clean manufacturing.
  • Medical/Pharma/LifeScience a plus.
  • GMP/ ISO.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build, train and lead a strong positive team environment
  • Analyzes, solves and implements solutions independent
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office tools (Word, Excel)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with CAD/CAM software (Solidworks, Mastercam)
  • Working knowledge of Blue Print reading
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing methods, tooling, fixturing and materials
  • Excellent communicator both verbally and in writing
  • Tools such as DOE, SPC and capability studies


Education and Certification Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing or related field


Travel Requirements:

  • Ability to travel 10% of the time in the US

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: Nashville

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