Advanced Development Research Engineer, Electrical

Date: Jan 18, 2019

Location: Fort Payne, AL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Environmental Solutions Group encompasses industry-leading brands — Heil Environmental, Marathon, Bayne, The Curotto-Can and 3rdEye – One Vision — 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

ESG is a Dover Corporation operating company. Dover’s commitment to operational and technical excellence makes it the world leader in the Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment markets. Dover is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under DOV. Learn more at


Operating Company:  Environmental Solutions Group - Heil Environmental

Location:  Fort Payne, AL or Chattanooga, TN

Reports To:  Test Lab Manager

Department: Engineering



The Advanced Development Research Engineer, Electrical will research, design and test electrical systems for on-highway vocational mobile equipment.  Work with suppliers to make electrical system component selections.  This Engineer will research, develop and maintain programs for electrical system controllers and assist production with electrical system diagnostics.  Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform job functions and is expected to work with minimal direction.   



  • Design and detail electrical circuits and select components to meet customer expectations.
  • Support multiple Product Development engineering teams.
  • Cascade system level customer requirements to electrical specifications and requirements.
  • Take conceptual designs through supplier sourcing, design development, product validation, manufacturability, and product launch.
  • Upgrade existing designs to meet current requirements, improving reliability and reducing cost when possible.
  • Coordinate and conduct design verification testing at component, subsystem, and system level.
  • Assist in the development of project plans, timelines, deliverables and quality plans.
  • Provide technical assistance to internal and external customers, distributors and salespersons.
  • Must have the ability to travel up to 15% of time; work over time and weekends on an as needed basis.
  • Research new software and hardware for refuse vehicles.
  • Directly involved with testing and validating new software and hardware.



  • Master’s Degree or equivalent experience is preferred with Advanced Electrical system skills.
  • 3-5 years minimum of directly related experience.
  • Controller Area Network (CAN) experience/knowledge required.
  • Desired Software skill sets are: Microsoft Office; PRO-E or other 3D modeling software, and special consideration would be given to candidates with experience in these areas.



Attract, Develop and Retain Talent

Builds and Manages Collaborative Relationships

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.

Contacts (Internal and External): Heavy contact with operations personnel, occasional contact with customers and dealers.



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 : Alabama : Fort Payne

Sub Division : Chattanooga

Job Requisition ID : 25383

Nearest Major Market: Fort Payne

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