Quality Engineer

Date: Mar 9, 2023

Location: Red Wing, MN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Company Overview:

Central Research Laboratories (CRL) is the worldwide expert in hazardous material handling products, offering reliable protection and customized solutions for every application need. For 75 years, CRL has been a trusted supplier of remote handling solutions. Its innovative technologies provide safe and reliable protection for operators working with hazardous and sterile materials in Nuclear and Life Science applications around the world. CRL offers high quality products and exceptional technical expertise and support.


CRL is a division of DESTACO, the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and support of clamping, gripping and transferring solutions for workplace and flexible automation needs. A wide family of brands enables DESTACO to provide market-leading productivity improvement and cost reduction manufacturing solutions for customers in a wide range of industries. DESTACO brings over 100 years of experience to a global marketplace, with approximately half of its sales outside the United States, and manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Asia.


DESTACO is an operating company of Dover Corporation, a multi-billion dollar diversified global manufacturer headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois. For 65 years, Dover has focused on innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through its five major operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. The company is committed to being a leader in every market that we serve, with a focus on growth, talent and leadership to fulfill this mission.

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 Red Wing facility. Works with Engineering, Production, 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. In this role you will partner with Manufacturing Engineers and the Quality Coordinator to establish best practices, and identify opportunities for continuous improvement. The Quality Engineer reports to the Quality Manager.


Key Job Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Develops, analyzes, and conducts root cause analysis on product non-conformances from all sources to determine areas to focus improvements for permanent corrective action.
  • Follows established procedures and guidelines to check, test and inspect raw materials, goods in process, and finished goods.
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional teams to identify effective corrective and preventive actions to improve process quality.
  • Work closely with suppliers to ensure incoming product meets Destaco’ s print requirements.
  • Compares the physical characteristics of components, materials, equipment, and products to technical specifications to identify defects.
  • Familiarity with problem solving methodologies and tools.  
  • Monitors and improves controls of calibrated measuring equipment.
  • Assists and participates in the performance of Internal Quality Audits.
  • 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 in the development of standardized work processes and process improvements.
  • Assists in the implementation and maintenance of ISO initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned


Education and Certification Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Mechanical Engineering or other related field
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE); other ASQ certifications are highly desirable
  • Formal problem-solving certifications {Root Cause Analysis} desirable
  • Five to ten 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 – Work station Desk will be assigned.
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Eye hand coordination and attention to detail
  • Ability to bend, twist and turn.


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

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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