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Manufacturing Engineering Technician


Rock Island, IL, US, 61201

Work Arrangement:  Onsite


Dover Precision Components ‘DPC’ (‘the Company’) is part of Dover Corporation’s (‘the Parent Company’) Pumps and Process solutions segment. DPC holds market leading positions globally and delivers performance-critical solutions across the oil & gas, power generation, marine, industrial, chemical and general processing markets. We design and manufacture mission-critical equipment components to deliver more affordable, cleaner energy solutions and enable manufacturers to operate more efficiently.



Dover Precision Components delivers products and services that enhance performance, improve safety, reduce carbon emissions, and accelerate clean energy adoption, through collaborative Customer relationships, expert engineering, and an innovative culture. Our strong Company portfolio is comprised of long products and services offered under Cook Compression, Cook Mechanical Field Services, Waukesha Bearings, Waukesha Magnetic Bearings, Inpro/Seal, Bearings Plus, and FW Murphy Production Controls. Our global footprint reaches more than twelve locations in the Americas and more than six locations in Europe and China.



We are diligent in recognizing our employees’ needs and providing an enriching experience through professional developmental opportunities. Our authentic, collaborative company culture, combined with a competitive suite of health and welfare offerings, emulates who we are. We are Dover Precision Components, #LifeAtDPC


The Manufacturing Engineer I position directs a wide variety of manufacturing engineering activities to develop and improve standards for industrial processes, materials and products to assure all customer requirements are met in a cost efficient manner by performing the following duties:


  • Program product lines to include the use of live tooling, as needed, using GibbsCam.
  • Make core changes to the speeds, feeds and tool paths of established programming to improve productivity. Review tool path data to identify optimization opportunities and make changes.
  • Introduction of live tooling to cells to enhance lead-time and reduce wait time in the plant.
  • Reprogram/Level load work to operate on an advanced 5 axis machine, decreasing Lead-Time and improving on time delivery – could require up to  2-5 new programs to be written.
  • Reprogram machines to be ran on a new more efficient Doosan CNC. 
  • Recognize the needs of moving manual operations to more efficient VMC or CNC operations.
  • Updating programming to improve tooling or research tooling to improve programs.
  • Support R&D by offering design changes, including tooling research, and process development.
  • Tooling research, quoting, planning location in turret and tool block holders for new machinery.
  • Operate computer aided design equipment to design and develop tooling and fixtures (SolidWorks).
  • Advise production supervisors of engineering or manufacturing concerns.
  • Work closely with Manufacturing Engineering Manager to assure compliance with company standards.
  • Confer with other manufacturing engineers to share knowledge and corrective actions to enhance/improve overall company quality and profitability.
  • Project Management - Design, lead, and implement process improvement projects in a team setting.
  • Implement quality standard setup processes, eliminate need for special tooling, utilize existing machine technology where feasible, and conduct pre-launch review of all new jobs. 
  • Eliminate safety hazards through sound manufacturing engineering practices.
  • Research new machinery or technology to advance improvements with production.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Associates degree in Engineering or related field
  • Minimum of 5-7 years machining experience preferred in manufacturing engineering functions to include processes and process improvement.

Ability to read, analyse, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determinations of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to identify process gaps and limitations and design and develop process improvements using project management skills.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.

*Note: This Job Description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by the Supervisor. All requirements are subject to change and updates.

Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

Job Segment: CNC, Maintenance, Manufacturing Engineer, CAD, Drafting, Manufacturing, Engineering

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