Manufacturing Technologist

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Roseville, MN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Position Summary:  

The Manufacturing Technologist II, operates and adjusts various types of conventional or additive machinery including CNC multi-axis machines, lathes, drill presses, grinders FDM, Resin, Powder Bed or SLS or other precision equipment and may assist Manufacturing Team Members in the set-up of machines. This position reports to the Manufacturing Technologies team.  

Essential Job Functions:  

  • Works from drawings, solid models, written and digital instructions to create parts in support of engineering and production efforts.  
  • Performs a wide variety of duties to set up and operate CNC machines. Performs diversified and complex operations on one or more machines simultaneously as required.  
  • Follow document and work instructions for processes. 
  • Requires basic knowledge of various metal, plastics and of measurements used in machining processes to provide technical leadership and assist in training less experienced team members. 
  • Understands aspects of operating machines and can proficiently run multiple machines.
  • Handles changeovers with limited assistance, has the ability and understanding of CNC machine logic.
  • Create simple to moderately complex CNC programs, post-edit CNC programs to fine-tune processes for optimal performance and can read, find errors, and troubleshoot programs.  
  • Be familiar with pre and post processing of 3D printed parts. 
  • Be able to create and post 3D printing files and post to multiple systems. 
  • Capable of setting up jobs, running jobs and inspecting parts.
  • Capable of performing setting up multiple jobs and working with work prioritization scheduling.
  • Possesses basic math and problem-solving abilities.  
  • Reads prints to recognize specifications for various surfaces being machined.  
  • Works from prints and determine operational sequences; select tools, spindle speeds, tool feed rates and chucking/holding requirements in accordance with materials.  
  • Inspects work pieces at beginning of and throughout production run to ensure part meets tolerance requirements.  
  • Inspects and understands when to replace cutting tools.  
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively use all necessary measuring tools to assure conformance to print.  
  • Understands and verifies tolerances for machined surfaces.  
  • Detects worn tools and replaces tooling as appropriate. 
  • Appropriate tool selection for the material and process being performed.  
  • Establish proper tool offsets and make necessary adjustments.  
  • Performs preventative maintenance as needed on assigned equipment.  
  • Other duties as assigned.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s):  

  • Safety – Understands safe operation of equipment, tools and PPE. Recognizes potential for dangerous situations; uses safe work practices. Utilizes behavior 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 understand 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.  

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • 2+ years of experience in setting up, operating, and programming CNC and manual machines. 
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) experience to help business units better develop components for machining operations. 
  • Selection of the appropriate machine tools and fixturing required to produce assigned work.
  • Familiar with CAM software (Fusion360, Mastercam, HSM Works or GibbsCam)  
  • Familiar with CAD systems such as CREO, Solidworks, Fusion360 or equivalent CAD software 

Required Qualifications:  

  • Understands the differences of machining metals and plastics  
  • Clear communications, strong organizational skills and self-driven 
  • Design for Manufacturing (DFM) experience to help business units better develop components for machining operations. 
  • Accomplish builds from beginning to end with little direction 

Education and Certification Qualifications:  

  • Associates degree or higher preferred  

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

  • Ability to lift up 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 

About CPC (Colder Products Company):

We are Colder Products Company, the industry leader in the design and manufacture of specialized quick disconnect couplings for the life sciences, industrial, and chemical handling markets.   Used around the world in a broad range of applications, connection technologies from Colder Products Company allow flexible tubing to be quickly and safely connected and disconnected, reducing spills, and increasing safety.  Colder Products Company, a Dover company, is based in Arden Hills, Minnesota, with global offices and operations in Europe and Asia.

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