Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Skokie, Illinois
Feb 12, 2024
Feb 15, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Midland Manufacturing, part of OPW, a Dover Company is a leader in the rail tank car valves and fittings industry. Our innovative rail products are manufactured and engineered for the safe and efficient loading, transporting, and unloading of hazardous and non-hazardous bulk products.

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'. To learn more about OPW's 125 years of providing industry-leading solutions, visit our website at .

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of over $8 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Clean Energy & Fueling, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Climate & Sustainability Technologies. 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 .


Defines and leads efforts supporting manufacturing operations as it relates to Manufacturing Engineering Provides leadership to a team of technical and skilled professionals to ensure they are engaged in the daily needs of the operations while supporting and applying Lean Manufacturing principles through Continuous Improvement activities to achieve Operational Excellence. Set daily management targets/ goals, measure actual performance. Key leadership role within Midland staff

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Responsibilities:
  • Leads the Manufacturing Engineering team for site
  • Prepare economic justification for capital equipment procurement and installation
  • Assume or assign the Project Leader position during installation of approved capital equipment and other capital/improvement projects as approved
  • Prepares plant layouts and determine process flow
  • Investigate and implement new technology within business for cost savings and capacity improvement (CNC machines, automation, software technology)
  • Develops and improve manufacturing processes for assembly and fabrication
  • Determine and provide the infrastructure needed to achieve conformity to product requirement.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations
  • Leads manufacturing design support to R&D for manufacturability and cost reductio.
  • Assume or assign the Project Leader position during the manufacturing preparation stage
  • Leads transition of new products from R&D to production
  • Leads the design and coordinate the completed of Assembly fixtures
  • Develop and oversee manufacturing routing instructions and approve release of same to manufacturing
  • Establish testing procedures and quality checks for production equipment
  • Coordinate with the Design Engineering Department for smooth transitions of Engineering Change Notices (ECNs), effectively communicate these changes to the impacted departments
  • Leads and enforce all safety rules and PPE requirements applicable to the area
  • Leads and ensures all facility areas maintain a neat and clean work environment
  • Promote the principles of Lean Manufacturing to achieve Operational Excellence (ODover)
  • Attend and participate in various production and facility related meetings as required as a member of facility leadership team
  • Solicit and manage external third party vendors related to the installation, repair, upkeep and similar for machinery, equipment and the facility
  • Other duties as required

Supervisor/Management Responsibilities:
  • Leads the daily activities of the Manufacturing Engineers, Manufacturing Technicians and others assigned.
  • Responsible for reviewing performance, salary administration, coaching and development
  • Leads determining departmental staffing needs, assist in recruiting and placement of team members as needed
  • Establish standards and insure compliance to safety and environmental compliance from team members
  • Leads defining roles and responsibilities within the area and effectively delegate work with his/ her team

  • A minimum of a Bachelors degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Operations mgmt is required. MS or MBA is a plus
  • 7+ years leading teams hitting operational performance improvement metrics
  • Well versed in CNC machine selection, tooling technology, automation with cobots, industrial robots, work holding, asm methods
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes associated with the production of engineered products is required
  • Knowledge of general manufacturing methods s is required
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective leadership skills are required
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

Desired Characteristics, Competence and Capabilities:
  • Computer proficiency in a Windows environment is required, preferably with Microsoft 365 applications is required
  • Prior experience using manufacturing software
  • Knowledge and application of ISO standards/ AAR standards in a manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Experience with implementing and driving Lean Manufacturing principles is preferred
  • Must possess strong working knowledge of manufacturing materials and construction technologies
  • Knowledge of OSHA and environmental standards is preferred
  • Must possess effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to normal office conditions like telephone, personal computer, reports and files.
  • The employee will also be exposed to normal conditions of a manufacturing facility. May be exposed to loud operating machinery, cold temperatures, chemicals, and vapors
  • The employee will be regularly required to talk or hear.
  • May require a combination of sitting, standing, and walking

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.