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Advanced Development Engineer, Structures

Environmental Solutions Group encompasses industry-leading brands — Heil Environmental, Marathon, Bayne, The Curotto-Can, 3rd Eye, Soft-Pak, and Parts Central — to create a premier, fully integrated equipment group serving the solid waste and recycling industry. Through extensive voice-of-customer outreach, in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, a wide-reaching service network, and proven industry expertise, Environmental Solutions Group is focused on solving customer problems through environmentally responsible products and providing world-class support. Our mission, "Improving Lives," drives us to make a significant difference, both in the marketplace and in the lives of our employees and their communities. For more information, visit

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $8 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, 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 65 years, our team of over 25,000 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

Operating Company: Environmental Solutions Group - Heil Environmental

Location: Fort Payne, AL

Reports to: Manager Research and Validation

Department:  Engineering



The selected candidate will lead research projects and serve as a technical expert in the field of Structures and Materials.  In addition, they will also help to develop and work within a technical network of suppliers, peers and universities to scan new technologies. These technologies will be evaluated for potential viability and further development. This will include complete documentation and communication.  The candidate will also work to implement, maintain and monitor the use of design standards and regulatory requirement compliance. A key function of this position is to understand stress analysis and the use of modeling software used for FEA. The primary area of focus for this person will be in Mechanical Structures and Materials although cross-disciplinary involvement and education is a must.   



  • Research existing and new technologies. 
  • Develop validation programs that evaluate new technologies.
  • Maintain a strong focus on quality, cost, and overall customer value.
  • Exhibit project leadership skills with designers, sustaining engineers, and other key team members to assure that engineering documents are adequate for a successful launch.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in structures and related fields.
  • Actively participate with manufacturing and operations in early builds to assure that key specifications for successful assembly are included in the design.
  • Act as a key point of feedback for engineering processes and standards to assure that world-class warranty levels are achieved. This includes developing and maintaining standards for design.
  • Oversee and review testing protocol to ensure that technologies are properly validated.  



  • Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, or related degree or equivalent experience is required. 
  • The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of engineering experience in the Mechanical Engineering disciplines in a heavy manufacturing environment by employing DFMA (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly).
  • In addition, a minimum of 2+ years of experience using Pro-E and / or SolidWorks is required.
  • Candidates with product development experience from the Mining Equipment, Heavy Construction Equipment or other related industries will be given special consideration.
  • Experience in the design and application of Robotics, Advanced Hydraulics, and Controls Systems is heavily desired.
  • Should be able to exhibit strong problem-solving skills and employ a process such as 6-Sigma or another structured method to solve complex problems.
  • Experience performing simulation analysis (i.e. FEA) of materials / structures, experience working with hydraulic / electro-mechanical components or experience in the Mining Equipment / Heavy Construction Equipment Industries would be given special consideration. 
  • Knowledge of FEA and experimental stress analysis.
  • Candidates must be self starters, fast paced, but still highly detailed and accurate. 
  • The ability to access new methods or technologies at various levels of detail. To quickly categorize it as ‘worth further investigation’ and then to pursue that investigation, validation and documentation.
  • Results oriented focus with a high level of accountability.
  • Willing to travel up to 15% and maintain a flexible work schedule during critical stages of development projects to achieve result.



Builds and Manages Collaborative Relationships

Customer Impact

Results Driven



Ethics and Work Standards: Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others.  Ensure that all business activities – with both internal and external customers – to be performed with a professional demeanor and that all participants be held accountable to this high standard.

Communication:  Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Presents concise, well-organized reports in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Listens to understand input, feedback, and concerns.  Provides complete information in an open, honest, and straightforward manner.  Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.

Teamwork and Relationships:  Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.  Supports cooperation.  Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow Environmental Solutions Group business in the United States and abroad.  Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate.  Embraces a positive outlook.  Is respected and trusted by others.

Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution: Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements.  Uses technical and analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost effective possible. Performs root-cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems.  Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives.  Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or creates opportunities that will increase productivity and create value.  Shares best practices with other employees across the business.

Accountability:  Accepts responsibility and accessibility for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects, programs, and duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems, and progress of work in a timely manner.



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.

Job Function : Engineering


Nearest Major Market: Fort Payne

Job Segment: Structural Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Construction, Mechanical Engineer, Sustainability, Engineering, Energy

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