Project Manager

Date: Dec 30, 2021

Location: Red Wing, MN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Company Overview:

DESTACO, a Dover Company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance automation, work holding, 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 Central Research Laboratories (CRL) Manipulators and Transfer Ports. 


Central Research Laboratories, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of remote handling solutions for the Nuclear and Life Science industries. Founded in Red Wing, Minnesota in 1945, CRL leverages decades of innovative industry experience to design and manufacture high precision, customized solutions for various Nuclear and Life Science applications.


DESTACO is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and operates globally through ~800 employees across 13 locations.  DESTACO’s Central Research Laboratories Business Unit is headquartered in Red Wing, Minnesota, and is a leader in remote handling solutions including Telemanipulators, Transfer Systems and Glove Ports.


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 three major operating segments: 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 Project Manager, Remote Handling manages key customer and internal projects. Project management responsibilities include the coordination and completion of projects on time, within budget and within scope. Oversee all aspects of projects. Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and summarize progress of project. Prepare reports for management regarding status of projects.

The successful candidate will work directly with customers and internal clients to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. He or she will coordinate with other departments to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible.

This person will work closely with the Operations Manager, Production Scheduler, Purchasing Agent, Engineering Manager, Sales Manager, and Customer Service Representatives to support project activities. Projects to be managed include:

  • Major production orders requiring multi-function coordination
  • New product development projects
  • Internal improvement projects
  • Major proposals


Key Job Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Coordinate resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Manage the relationship with the customer and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals
  • Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with customers as well as other staff members
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs
  • Work with Export Control to ensure that all required documentation and information is presented for screening
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills
  • Attend conferences and training as required to maintain proficiency
  • Adhere to all safety regulations
  • Demonstrate support of Dover values
  • Performs other job duties as assigned to meet business needs


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

  • Winning the Right Way: Operates with High Ethical Standards, Openness and Trust. Fosters a culture in the organization to conduct business aligned with those standards.
  • Results-Driven: Produces results that exceed Dover’s strategic objectives via a combination of planning and implementation, while living the Dover Values.
  • Builds and Manages Collaborative Relationships: Establishes and nurtures relationships. Takes action to partner with the communities in which we operate and to be an appropriate corporate citizen.


Job Requirements:


  • 2+ years working experience in project management
  • Regulated environments a plus
    • ASME NQA-1 preferred
    • ISO 9001 or FDA accepted
  • Nuclear laboratory, radio-pharmaceutical and containment applications a plus


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Project Management, Initiation through Completion & Close-out (Scope, Schedule, Budget)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Good communicator including facilitation, verbal, and written skills
  • Skill in communicating priorities, plans and information to employees throughout the organization
  • Analytical thinker, ability to make decisions and problem-solve in a timely manner
  • Understand and willing to change with the needs of the customer and markets
  • Process Improvement
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio), CRM and ERP


Education and Certification Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field of study (business, engineering) or equivalent work experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus


Travel Requirements: 

  • Ability to travel 10% of the time 

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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