Advanced Development Engineer - Mechanical, Heil Environmental

Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Fort Payne, AL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Looking for a career growth opportunity at a worldwide leading manufacturing company? Heil Environmental, part of Environmental Solutions Group, a Dover Corporation company, is hiring an Advanced Development Engineer. This highly collaborative team is located at our Fort Payne, Alabama facility. If you’re not familiar with the area, we have local information and are happy to discuss making a move. We offer competitive pay and benefits, including an onsite clinic for you and your dependents, making healthcare convenient.



What You’ll Do:

In this role, you will lead research projects and serve as a technical expert in the field of mechanical structures and mechanisms.  You will also help to develop and work within a technical network of suppliers, piers, and universities to scan new technologies. These technologies will be evaluated for potential viability and further development. This will include complete documentation and communication. 

  • Understand mechanical analysis and use of modeling software used for analysis and simulation. The primary area of focus is mechanical structures and mechanisms although cross-disciplinary involvement and education is a must.
  • Research existing and new technologies and develop validation programs. 
  • Implement, maintain, and monitor use of design standards and regulatory requirement compliance.
  • 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 mechanical technology 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 assisting in developing and maintaining standards for design.
  • Oversee and review testing protocol to ensure that technologies are properly validated.


What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical engineering, or related degree.
  • 7+ years of engineering experience in the mechanical engineering disciplines in a heavy manufacturing environment by employing DFMA (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly).
  • 2+ years of experience using Pro-E and / or SolidWorks.
  • Knowledge of FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and experimental stress analysis.
  • Results- orientated with a high level of accountability.
  • The ability to access new methods or technologies to quickly categorize it as ‘worth further investigation’ and then to pursue that investigation, validation, and documentation.
  • Strong problem- solving skills with experience in 6-Sigman and/or other structured problem- solving methods.
  • Willingness to travel up to 15% and maintain a flexible work schedule during critical stages of development projects to achieve results.


Even Better if you Bring/ Preferences:


  • Product development experience from Mining Equipment, Heavy Construction Equipment, or other related industries.
  • Experience in the design and application of Robotics, Advanced Hydraulics, and Controls Systems is heavily desired.
  • A Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, or related degree.
  • Experience performing simulation analysis (i.e. FEA) of materials and structures.
  • Experience working with hydraulic / electro-mechanical components.  



About the Company:

Be a part of a start- of- the- art facility where safety comes first and our foundation for success is: Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit; Winning Through Customers; High Ethical Standards; Openness, and Trust; Expectation for Results; and Respect and Value People.

Environmental Solutions Group encompasses industry-leading brands — Heil Environmental, Marathon, Bayne, The Curotto-Can, 3rd Eye, and Soft-Pak — 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.  For more information, visit


Environmental Solutions Group is a Dover Corporation operating company. 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, Fueling Solutions, Imaging and Identification, Pumps and Process Solutions, and Refrigeration and Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of over 23,000 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


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