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Quality Engineer

Date: Dec 22, 2021

Location: Mt. Juliet, TN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

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 headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and operates globally through ~800 employees across 14 locations.

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale, operational agility, world-class engineering capability and customer intimacy to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of approximately 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV."

Position Summary

The Quality Engineer supports the Quality Department in implementing robust manufacturing processes and supports efforts in maintaining the quality management system for the Mt Juliet facility. Works with Engineering, Production, Regulatory and Product Management in providing professional quality guidance to assess, correct and maintain the product and processes.  Will use quality tools such as problem solving, leading cross-functional teams, statistical analysis, documented methods and audits to ensure internal and external customers are supported. Provides technical advice to the site leadership team on quality, reliability, safety, and performance issues encountered during product life cycle. The Quality Engineer reports to the Quality Manager.

 

Key Job Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Develops, analyzes, and maintains product non-conformances from all sources to determine areas to focus improvements for assigned department(s)
  • Follows established procedures and guidelines to check, test and inspect raw materials, goods in process, and finished goods.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to identify effective corrective and preventive actions to improve process quality.
  • Compares the physical characteristics of components, materials, equipment, and products to technical specifications to identify defects.
  • Investigates the causes of product defects and implements changes for mitigating recurrence.
  • Familiarity with 5 Why and 8D Corrective Action/Preventive Action root analysis methodologies.
  • Monitors and improves controls of calibrated measuring equipment.
  • Assists and participates in the performance of Internal Quality Audits.
  • Assist with coordinating maintenance of Quality lab and equipment.
  • Inspects work pieces at beginning of and throughout production run to ensure proper tolerances.
  • Ensures that all responsibilities and functions performed are in accordance with company policy and procedures and meet required quality standards.
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively use all necessary measuring tools. (Micrometers, calipers, gage pines, thread gages, height gage etc.)
  • Assists with developing and controlling calibration schedules of the measurement instrument.
  • Assists in the development of standardized work processes and process improvements.
  • Assists in the implementation of ISO initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Safety: Understand safe operation of equipment, tools and PPE. Recognizes potential for dangerous situations; uses safe work practices. Utilizes behavioral based safety methods to sustain a safe working environment.
  • Ethics and Work Standards: Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others
  • Communication: Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Listens to, understands input, feedback and concerns. Provides complete information in an open, honest and straightforward manner. Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests
  • Teamwork/Relationships: Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork. Supports cooperation. Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow the business. Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate. Embraces a positive outlook. Is respected and trusted by others
  • Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution: Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements. Works with others to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives. Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or creates opportunities that will increase productivity and create value. Shares best practices with other employees
  • Accountability: Accepts responsibility regarding projects/programs/duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems and progress of work in a timely manner

 

Education and Certification Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Mechanical Engineering or other related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE); other ASQ certifications are highly desirable
  • Formal problem-solving certifications {Root Cause Analysis} desirable
  • 5 to 10 years engineering experience in a manufacturing setting preferred.

 

Physical Requirements: (To be met with or without accommodations)

  • Ability to lift to 40 pounds
  • Stand 10 hours a day
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Eye hand coordination and attention to detail
  • Ability to bend, twist and turn.

 

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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