Die Plate Engineering

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Date: Mar 21, 2024

Location: Eagle Rock, VA, US, 24085

Company: Dover Corporation

MAAG Pump Systems, Automatik Plastics Machinery, Gala Industries, Reduction Engineering Scheer and Ettlinger – five successful and well experienced companies have joined forces to become the global partner for the polymer industry. As manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing and filtration systems and also pulverizers we offer top-grade equipment for your demanding requirements – not only for polymer applications, but also for the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food industry.

Main position objectives

The Die Plate Designer provides the highest quality design and technical support for the Maag family of equipment to include: die plates and die plate related items.  Working independently but supported by others, the incumbent is the die plate designer for our customer’s pelletizing systems.

Position description – Tasks, responsibilities, competencies

  • Independently reviews specifications for the project. 
  • Determines what items need to be ordered.
  • Provides customer CAD sketches & drawings.
  • Meets tight design deadlines and work OT when required
  • Leads technical discussions regarding design issues or proposed changes.
  • Completes CAD models, detail drawings, bills of material, and shop information packets for shop fabrication.
  • Assures all CAD model templates, DXF’s and other digital information is transferred  to the CNC Programmers as necessary
  • Other tasks as assigned by manager.

Work Environment

Work in this position is in an office and a factory floor environment, either locally or at a customer site.  While performing the duties of this job in a factory setting, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud and PPE may be required.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to fingers, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

​​​​​​​Job Specification



  • An Associate’s Degree or higher in mechanical design


  • Any certifications in the use of mechanical design and/or analysis software (SolidWorks highly preferred)

Professional experience (description incl. No. of years)



  • Mechanical design experience
  • Willingness to travel
  • Experienced in the use of SolidWorks

Interpersonal skills and behavioral competencies


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and efficient in approaching tasks
  • Independent self-starter with ability to problem solve and anticipate and avoid issues
  • Strong team player, work ethic, and commitment to win
  • Customer-focused


Work Arrangement : Onsite  

Salary Range :    -   

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.

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This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Virginia : Eagle Rock

Sub Division : Maag Gala

Job Requisition ID : 54007

Job Function : Engineering

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

Job Segment: CAD, Drafting, Chemical Engineer, Engineer, Fabrication, Engineering, Manufacturing

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