Electrical Programming Controls Test Engineer, Heil Environmental

Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: Fort Payne, AL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

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 www.doveresg.com.


ESG is a Dover Corporation operating company. Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 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 & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & 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 dovercorporation.com.



Operating Company: Environmental Solutions Group - Heil Environmental

Location: Fort Payne, AL

Reports To:  Product Development Supervisor

Department:  Engineering



This Electrical Programming Controls Test Engineer is to be responsible for the design, modeling, and development and testing of control systems designed to allow refuse collection vehicles to collect, store and process refuse as required by the customer. The primary responsibility for this position will be to take PLC Application Code developed within a project and test all functions and interlocks in accordance with a test plan and provide recommended corrections to correct the failures. This position will be responsible to develop test plans to be used for the testing of PLC Application Code Projects. Understand and apply standard engineering principles. Create simulations and prototypes to evaluate preliminary designs and test how a machine, structure or system operates.  Design and test components, and integrate components to produce final product.  Monitor quality of products and controls the efficiency of processes.  Evaluate designs, overall effectiveness, cost, reliability, and safety.  Investigate root causes of failures to maintain quality and recommend improvements. 



  • Responsible for controls systems design, specification, programming, simulation and testing, and start-up assistance.
  • Experience in: Testing and Developing PLC logic from concept to operational use with any of the following PLCs: Allen Bradley, Modicon, GE Fanuc, Siemens, AutomationDirect, Mitsubishi, Omron, Aromat, Toshiba, HMI or SCADA programming and configuration of any of the following software packages Wonderware, Rockwell, Intellution, GE Cimplicity, Ci-Tech, Iconics, Siemens, US Data, etc. or other mobile-equipment controller such as Vasso, HED, I/O Controls, EcoMat, etc.
  • Design controls required to aid in the performance of the primary duty of a refuse collection vehicle. 
  • Compliance with all applicable government safety and environmental standards as they pertain to motor vehicles or heavy-duty trucks.
  • Requires excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to be applied in design, programming, and troubleshooting.
  • Requires the ability to simultaneously organize and successfully execute multiple project responsibilities.
  • Possess great communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact with all levels of management, clients, and vendors. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent technical degree or equivalent experience. 
  • 2 to 3 years related experience in controls and assembly operations.
  • Must have ground up development experience with PLC applications.
  • Must have testing experience with PLC Application Code.
  • Design and development of Control System applications including generating PLC logic or other mobile controller platforms.
  • Wiring schematic design capabilities.
  • Good electrical and mechanical skills.



Motivates and Inspires 

Results Driven 

Strategic Mindset 



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.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Alabama : Fort Payne

Sub Division : Heil

Job Requisition ID : 42683

Nearest Major Market: Fort Payne

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