Manufacturing Engineering Coop

Date: Mar 21, 2023

Location: Smithfield, NC, US

Company: Dover Corporation

For over 125 years, OPW has led the way in designing and manufacturing world-class retail fueling, fluid handling and car wash system solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW makes above ground and below ground products for both conventional, vapour recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets. Additionally, OPW supplies loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, rail car valves and equipment, and car wash systems. OPW has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with sales offices around the world. OPW is part of the Dover Corporation, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under 'DOV'. Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of over $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, 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 with operational agility 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." Additional information is available at

Mission - Drive performance improvements in manufacturing through effective workforce planning activities and continuous improvement program. 



  • Work full-time during the summer rotation
  • Provide continuous improvement program support and participate in lean projects, such as daily Kaizen and 5S efforts.
  • Ability to observe a manufacturing process, communicate with operators, and document the process with pictures/technical writing.
  • Assist with engineering changes in manufacturing (May be asked to help produce product).
  • Participate in facility layout planning and work flow improvement processes.
  • Become fluent with conducting time studies to collect and analyze data for production line workforce planning and set labor goals.
  • Become fluent with conducting data analysis for machine capacity and learn to improve the machine capacity under senior engineering coaching.
  • Learn to use Oracle system and become fluent with gathering and analyzing data through it.
  • Maintain bills of material and labor routings, collect and analyze labor productivity sheets for labor optimization goals.
  • Other projects or duties assigned by managers.

 Physical Work Requirements:

  • Standing, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing/pulling, squatting
  • Must be able to work with fiberglass and exposure to other chemicals (adhesives, paint, lubricants, cleaning agents, resin, etc.)
  • Small hand tools: material pallet jack, pneumatic staple gun, hand drill, hand router, drill press, screw drivers
  • Lifting 50 lbs. frequently
  • Work in office and manufacturing environment (including non-air condition) -Must be able to wear all required PPE

 Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering or equivalent and maintaining a satisfactory grade point average of 3.0.
  • Motivated to learn and take ownership of tasks and projects.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work professionally with diversified workforces.
  • General proficiency of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, VBA, etc...)
  • Ability to gather and analyze data to lead and possess the ability to be detail orientated.
  • Willing to work full time during the assigned rotation.

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.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : North Carolina : Smithfield || Americas : United States : North Carolina : Apex || Americas : United States : North Carolina : Charlotte || Americas : United States : North Carolina : Durham || Americas : United States : North Carolina : Greensboro || Americas : United States : North Carolina : Raleigh || Americas : United States : North Carolina : Winston-Salem

Sub Division : RF - North America

Job Requisition ID : 46151

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