Quality Engineer

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Date: Nov 14, 2023

Location: Wheeling, IL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Position Description

Quality Engineer

Company Overview:

DESTACO, a Dover Company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance automation, workholding, 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 CRL Manipulators and Transfer Ports. 


DESTACO is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and operates globally through ~800 employees across 14 locations.


Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, 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, operational agility, world-class engineering capability and customer intimacy 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."

Position Summary:


The Quality Engineer supports the Quality Manager in implementing lean manufacturing processes and supports efforts in maintaining the quality management system. Additional responsibilities include supporting the Company’s quality initiatives by performing visual, and dimensional inspections coupled with documentation reviews to ensure compliance with quality and performance standards.


The Quality Engineer reports to the Quality Manager.  The position is in Wheeling, IL and requires some travel (up to 10%). This position has a key role in interacting effectively with the Engineering, Manufacturing, Customer Service, and Materials Management. 



Key Job Responsibilities included but not limited to:


  • MRB Meetings: Lead the daily Material Review Board meetings to disposition non-conforming material. Document all non-conformances and record in Oracle nonconforming process to track the dispositions and occurrences of the non-conformances.
  • First Piece Inspection: Coordinate and prioritize with production teams First Piece Inspections. Document and record first piece inspections to keep track of workload and average inspection times. 
  • Gage Calibrations: Review and complete yearly gage calibrations of all gages used in the facility utilizing the calibration database.  
  • Production & Assembly Support: Support machining and assembly personnel as requested with inspection activities and internal non-conformance investigations.  Document all support on the appropriate forms provided for traceability and dispositioning. 
  • Communication: Communicate to supervisor and others on a daily basis using verbal and written communications of any and all issues that arise on the shop floor or Quality Lab.
  • Quality Improvement & Accountability: Work with Quality Department personnel, machinists, assemblers, Quality activities. Take accountability for assignments, projects, and day to day responsibilities.



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


  • Results Driven – Produces results that exceed Dover’s strategic objectives via a combination of planning and implementation, while living the Dover Values.
  • Change Leadership – Aligns an organization and its people to drive for improvement and adopt new, challenging directions. Energizes a whole organization to want to change in the same direction. Influences others in a mature and empowering manner.



Job Requirements:


  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively use all measuring hand tools (micrometers, calipers, indicators) 
  • Must have complete understanding of 5 WHY / 8D / Root Cause Analysis methodologies.
  • Must have a good understanding of GD&T specifications & blueprint reading.
  • Must have working knowledge of APQP processes (PFMEA / Control Plans / Gage R&R)
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office software for creating quality related documents.
  • Assists in the development of standardized work instructions & process maps.
  • Learn and maintain knowledge of documentation required to meet customer’s standards.
  • Responsible for documenting, updating, and filling new and current quality documentation.
  • Work closely with production staff to solve quality problems and answer questions on quality.
  • Capable of managing and completing multiple tasks accurately and expeditiously
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and complete work with a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs.



  • 3+ years of working in a quality type role.
  • 2+ years of experience working with tight tolerance machined products with GD&T
  • 2+ years of working with handheld measuring equipment.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • High energy, strong interpersonal skills, prefers to work in team environment with a positive attitude.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Flexible, learns quickly.
  • Interest in future career development.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 requirements preferred.
  • Safety first mindset


Education & Certification Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Mechanical Engineering or other related field, or equivalent work experience 
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE); other ASQ certifications, desirable 
  • Formal problem-solving certifications {Root Cause Analysis} desirable 
  • 3 to 5 years’ quality experience in a manufacturing setting. 



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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