Manufacturing Automation Engineer

Date: Jun 19, 2021

Location: Chester, VA, US, 23237

Company: Dover Corporation

Our Story:


Dover Food Retail (DFR) is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services; and leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe under brands such as HillPhoenix and Anthony.


DFR is part of the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.


DFR is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Dover Food Retail.




Job Title:  Manufacturing Automation Engineer

Location:  Chester, VA (Richmond Area)            



What we’re looking for:


The Manufacturing Automation Engineer will be responsible for design, specification, programming, simulation and testing, installation and start-up assistance, and production support of automated production systems.  The ideal candidate will have engineering experience with designing and implementing manufacturing processes using automation.


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Implement PLC and HMI programming standards across manufacturing equipment
  • Develop automation Scope of Work documents for new projects
  • Provide oversite of contracted Integrators or Suppliers
  • Develop automation solutions in conjunctions with operations teams to improve equipment availability, quality, cycle time
  • Collaborate with product design teams on Design for Manufacturing for new product launches
  • Support development of MES system
  • Support, maintain, and implement where necessary the machine control network
  • Identify opportunities for advanced manufacturing projects in existing manufacturing processes
  • Act as automation subject matter expert on CAPEX projects
  • Maintain and update equipment standard document



What are the basic qualifications?


  • Bachelor’s degree is required; a degree in an Engineering discipline is a plus
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position is required.


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • Certification and/or training in Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Automation products a plus
  • Experience in Automotive, Food Processing, Bio-Tech, Pharmaceutical, Semiconductor, or Water/Wastewater industries is a plus.
  • Proven experience in project management, automation development, and programming
  • MES development and implementation
  • Industrial network design
  • PLC, Operator Interface, HMI, and Robot programming
  • Electro-mechanical system troubleshooting
  • Identifying automation opportunities and business benefits
  • Robot programming experience preferred


How We Define Our Values and Why You Should Join Our Team:


The backbone behind our collection of outstanding businesses is a team of dedicated employees who protect and enhance our valued reputation for quality and delivering what we promise. It’s our values that define Dover to all of our key audiences: our shareholders, customers, prospective employees and especially to ourselves.


These values must be expressed in our work and embody our actions, as they form the basis by which we do our jobs, make decisions and measure our performance. It’s our unwavering commitment to maintaining our values that defines who we are as a Company.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Winning Through Customers
  • Respects and Values People
  • Expectations for Results
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust


What’s in it for you?


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays








The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


Dover Food Retail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on 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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