Lead Development Engineer, Heil Environmental

Date: May 21, 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 a Lead Development Engineer. This highly collaborative team is located at our Fort Payne, Alabama facility. We offer the ability to work onsite 3 days a week and remotely 2 days a week typically, depending on testing and collaboration priorities. 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.




The Lead Development Engineer will create and execute new designs and changes by ensuring that performance parameters are met while meeting quality targets.  This role is multi-faceted, including design, engineering modeling, structural analysis, calculations, and process coordination and management. In this role, you will:

  • Lead and complete new product and change design projects utilizing DFMA (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly), and other mechanical engineering concepts and processes.
  • Conduct FEA (Finite Element Analysis), including model preparation, mesh determination, boundary conditions, FEA run, analysis, and report preparation.
  • Perform and present mechanical engineering calculations and analyses such bolted joint calculations, and other structural stress tests and calculations.
  • Apply and demonstrate engineering design-best-practices and value engineering during project development. Maintain a strong focus on quality, cost, and overall customer value.
  • Act as a key point of feedback for engineering processes and standards. Work with Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Engineers, and suppliers to drive world class concurrent engineering results.
  • Demonstrate strong 3D modeling and software expertise.
  • Supervise supplier design and control of supplier interface and the co-ordination of interfaces with other engineering disciplines. Ensure procurement packages meet design criteria, standards, and specifications.
  • Travel up to 10% to assist in implementations and integrations.



  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, or related degree.
  • 6+ years of engineering experience in the Mechanical Engineering disciplines in a heavy manufacturing environment by employing DFMA (Design For Manufacturing and Assembly).
  • Strong FEA (Finite Element Analysis) experience.
  • New product design experience to include mechanical engineering experience in modeling, calculations, analysis, and process management.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong 3D modeling and engineering technology skills, examples: SolidWorks, Pro E, AutoCAD.
  • Strong problem-solving and continuous improvement skills with a background in 6-Sigma or another structured methodology to solve complex problems.
  • Great attention to detail and accuracy while thriving in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Highly motivated with strong project management capabilities such as being goal oriented while being able to identify high priority, critical path tasks.
  • Preference not required: heavy truck design experience.




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 www.doveresg.com.

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 www.dovercorporation.com.




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.


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