New Product Development / Design to Value Engineer

Date: Jul 15, 2018

Location: Colonial Heights, VA, US, 23834

Company: Dover Corporation

Hillphoenix is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services. The story of Hillphoenix 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 Hillphoenix. Hillphoenix 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.

Job Title:                             New Product Development / Design To Value Engineer

FLSA Status:                       Salaried Exempt/Fulltime

Location:                             Richmond, VA

Department:                      NPD / DTV Engineering

Supervisor:                         NPD / DTV Manager





This position is responsible for New Product Development (NPD) of refrigerated merchandisers, as well as Design To Value (DTV) cost reduction efforts on the existing product lines.    




  • Manage the NPD project from concept to completion, including scheduling, deliverables, and delegation of tasks.
  • Collaborate with Product Management to define the product market specification for new refrigerators.
  • Brainstorm new and innovative solutions to achieve the product market specification.
  • Develop CAD solid models and engineering simulation of proposed concepts.
  • Collaborate with Product Management to validate the solution with the customer.
  • Develop a test plan and work with the Engineering Lab to validate the solution.
  • Conduct field tests to validate the solution.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering on the fabrication plan for new products.
  • Brainstorm cost saving projects on the existing products.
  • Collaborate with Strategic Sourcing and Manufacturing Engineering to implement cost saving projects.


Basic Qualifications:


  • MS Mechanical Engineering a plus
  • Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (or its educational equivalent) in an engineering discipline.
  • Advanced degree in engineering or business management preferred.


Desired Qualifications:


  • MS Mechanical Engineering or other engineering discipline preferred
  • 5-8 years of experience in design of industrial products
  • Strong track record of NPD and DTV accomplishments
  • Experience working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment with a high degree of product and process complexity
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results in a matrixed, functional organization with the ability to influence stakeholders in various functional groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Experience in driving continuous improvement and providing leadership in utilizing various analysis tools
  • Successful candidate will be able to show documented results in achieving cost reductions to both products and processes
  • Innovative mind with ability to generate solutions to customer needs
  • Organized with strong project management skills: resource planning, scheduling, and reporting of status
  • Engineering skill in heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluids, and refrigeration
  • Proficient at MCAD modeling of proposed solutions
  • Experience with simulation tools:  FEA for structural, thermal and fluid flow analysis
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience a plus

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 : Virginia : Colonial Heights

Sub Division : Hillphoenix Case

Job Requisition ID : 6823

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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