Engineer III, Hydraulics

Date: Aug 4, 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

Reports To: Development Engineering Supervisor

 Department:  Development Engineering



The Engineer III, Hydraulics will report to the Development Engineering Supervisor and will interface as required with other discipline engineers. The Engineer III, Hydraulics will create and execute design changes of varying degrees of complexity by ensuring that performance parameters are met while meeting quality target.  This position is responsible for creation and maintenance of product designs. Primary duties include assisting in the completion of engineering design projects, production support, and continuous design improvements of products.



  • Demonstrate commitment to Safety, lead by example.
  • Selection and approval of hydraulic component type and specifications to meet system requirements.
  • Apply and demonstrate engineering design-best-practices and value engineering during project development.
  • Review and approve mechanical and hydraulic design standards and specifications.
  • Create hydraulic schematics for complete systems.
  • Working knowledge of principles and interpretation of FEA and CFD.
  • Ensure design is in compliance with design criteria, standards and specifications as well as local codes and regulations.
  • Ensure procurement packages are in compliance with design criteria, standards and specifications.
  • Follow Project Management Process and Procedures.
  • Support growth of the team and the company. 
  • Develop, implement, and maintain design standards, guides, and procedures.
  • Respond to NCRs (Non-Compliance Reports).
  • Communicate change orders and execute change management processes.
  • Support operator and maintenance training.
  • Review Equipment Technical Specifications, such as Specification and Mechanical Data Sheets (e.g. issued for Enquiry).
  • Provide project technical support – familiarity with risk assessments, design reviews, constructability, HAZOP, etc.
  • Supervise supplier design and control of supplier interface and the co-ordination of interfaces with other engineering disciplines.
  • Maintain a strong focus on quality, cost, and overall customer value.
  • Lead and complete continuous improvement design projects.
  • Provide hydraulic technical support for Test Engineering.
  • Act as a key point of feedback for engineering processes and standards to assure that world class warranty levels are achieved.
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Engineers, and suppliers to drive prioritization and resolution of technical issues.
  • Must be able to travel up to 10%, work overtime and occasional weekends, as required.



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related degree.
  • A Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, experience working with hydraulic / electro-mechanical components or experience in the Mining Equipment / Heavy Construction Equipment Industries would be given special consideration.
  • 6 years minimum engineering experience in the mechanical engineering disciplines in a heavy manufacturing environment by employing DFMA (Design For Manufacturing and Assembly).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • The candidate should be able to exhibit strong problem-solving skills such as 6-Sigma or another structured methodology to solve complex problems.
  • In addition, a minimum of 2+ years of experience using Pro-E and / or SolidWorks is required.
  • The candidate should have working knowledge of electrical and controls systems to provide technical product support to manufacturing and field service.
  • The candidate should have working knowledge of mobile hydraulic systems to provide technical product support to manufacturing and field service.
  • It is important that candidates demonstrate work experience requiring multi-tasking capabilities in a “fast paced” work environment.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, fast paced, but still highly detailed and accurate. They must show project management capabilities such as being goal oriented while being able to identify high priority, critical path tasks.



Customer Impact

Results Driven

Self-Awareness and Personal Development

Winning the Right Way



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 : 27511

Nearest Major Market: Fort Payne

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