Custom Design Engineer

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Date: May 29, 2024

Location: Arden Hills, MN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Colder Products Company (CPC) is the leading provider of quick disconnect couplings, fittings and connectors for plastic tubing. At CPC, we believe that fluid handling should be safe and easy. We engineer our connection solutions to improve the overall functionality and design of  equipment and processes for the life sciences, industrial, and chemical handling markets. Special features of our products include precise hose barbs for superior grip, built-in shutoff valves for preventing spills, and easy-to-use, push-button thumb latches for quick connecting and disconnecting. CPC is a Dover company based in St. Paul with global offices and operations in Europe and Asia.


Do you want to share your passion for collaboration and dedication to customers? Are you looking for your next challenge? Join us in partnering with our customers to create the best connections in the world.

The Custom Design Engineer will be an integral member of the Design Engineering team in support of the Core Business Unit.  Primary responsibilities include conceptualization, engineering design, analysis and specification of new products, platforms, and technologies.  The Custom Design Engineer should embody a logical, creative, and curious approach to product design, paired with a passion for innovation and problem solving.


  • Develop products from conceptualization to launch
  • Collaborates and consults with Test, Manufacturing and Quality Engineers in support of new product development
  • Partner with Sales, Applications, and Marketing to create solutions for diverse OEM markets
  • Maintain a high level of interaction with customers, sales managers, and application engineers
  • Leads or assists in efforts to resolve product performance issues
  • Adheres to all safety regulations
  • Demonstrates support of CPC core values
  • Performs other job duties as required to meet business needs



  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, or another related field
  • 2+ years of design and product development experience
  • Curious, creative, and tenacious problem solver
  • Desired character attributes:
    • Drive – The unrelenting need for achievement and constant self-improvement
    • Resiliency – the ability to persevere in the face of challenge and bounce back from setbacks
    • Curiosity – a desire to explore the unknown and question the status quo in pursuit of better, more effective solutions
    • Team-ability – the ability to function as part of a team, placing the success of the whole above the needs of the self
  • CAD proficiency – PTC Creo, Solidworks, etc
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills required; must be able to communicate effectively with internal departments, vendors, and customers
  • Ability to work independently, and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge and grasp of rapid prototyping techniques and manufacturing methods
  • Demonstrated history of design innovation
  • Energetic and enthusiastic approach toward the definition of new products, complimented by an educated and realistic business outlook
  • Competent in the design and development of plastic components



  • Knowledge of designing plastic components for injection molding
  • Basic understanding of Finite Element Analysis
  • Machining experience & understanding
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Demonstrated history of translating customer needs into innovative new products.
  • 2+ years’ experience in design of mass-produced plastic or machined products such as automotive, medical devices, toys, etc.
  • Design experience with fluid handling components for industrial applications.
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001, 13485, medical device, or medical device components a plus



  • Up to 5%


Physical Demands

  • Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. While performing the duties of this job, sitting is regularly required; use of hands and fingers, and talk or hear. Reaching is frequently required with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand, walk, and/or stoop.


Work Environment

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


CPC Culture
Here are CPC, we are committed to respecting and valuing people, collaborating, and having high ethical standards. We have a passion for creating the best connections in the world.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting and empowering new team members. Our team has a wide range of experience levels and tenures. We are focused on building an environment that supports knowledge-sharing and mentorship.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. Finding the right balance between your personal and professional life is important. We offer a Monday-Friday schedule. Our business hours are from 8am-4:30pm. We also provide paid holidays and PTO.


We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Design Engineer, Medical Device Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Product Development, Engineering, Research

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