Manager, Mechanical Engineering: in TN or AL

Date: Jul 29, 2021

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: Sr. Director, Engineering

Department: Research and Development Engineering



The selected candidate will be responsible for all new product development while providing expertise for mechanical design capabilities.  Product development projects will consist of major structural redesigns, design of new mechanisms including advanced controls and will span from the scope development phase to the post launch phase.  Additionally, selected candidate will be responsible for Project Management team and all associated project management activities.  The role requires an experienced leader with a strong mechanical engineering background.  In addition, project management skills with a focus on cross-functional leadership is a necessity.  The functions of the job include researching, planning, organizing, and execution oversight of structural design aspects of engineering projects.  This individual will be responsible for working with the product management group and other engineering functions to assure that internal and external customer needs are met through new product launches. This position relies on excellent verbal, visual, and electronic communication skills to coordinate activities and identify resolution of issues as they arise.



  • Work with product management to maintain and prioritize a list of development projects in order to improve customer value and achieve new product revenue targets.
  • Manage a team of mechanical development engineers and designers to assure that the PDP is properly executed by producing accurate and timely outputs such as product designs, drawings, BOMs, specifications, validation data and product manuals.
  • Act as a “player coach” by mentoring development engineers to produce design outputs that meet project goals while providing support for critical path project tasks.
  • Monitor and track continuous improvement metrics in support of enterprise objectives related to “time to market”, quality and cost.
  • Manage a team of Project Managers to create detailed project plans in support of frequent cross-functional launch team meetings for the management of new product launch metrics
  • Develops and tracks project resource plans, including costs, timelines and performance goals.
  • Assure that designs adhere to industry quality and safety standards and that risk analysis documentation is maintained in support of these standards.
  • Supports the intellectual property process by providing necessary design and documentation information.
  • Assist with new supplier development efforts in conjunction with cost, quality or technology improvements that support new product metrics.
  • Assists with market analysis to define customer value, and project scopes which will result in differentiated, industry leading products.



  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical engineering required, Master of Science degree would be given special consideration.
  • 7+ years of experience managing an engineering development group in a heavy equipment manufacturing environment by employing DFMA (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly) to successfully launch new products.
  • 5+ years of experience using Pro-E, SolidWorks, or another CAD system is required.
  • Experience performing simulation analysis (i.e. FEA) of materials / structures, experience working with hydraulic / electro-mechanical components, or experience in the Mining Equipment or Heavy Construction Equipment Industries would be given special consideration.
  • The candidate must also have a proven track record of employing a product development process and project management skills to lead cross-functional teams in the execution and launch of new products.
  • The candidate should be able to exhibit strong problem-solving skills such as 6-Sigma or another structured methodology to solve complex problems.
  • It is important that candidates demonstrate work experience managing multiple projects and tasks in a “fast paced” work environment.
  • The candidate must have strong leadership skills and be results oriented. This person must be a strong communicator that is creative, yet believes in a structured approach to solving problems and meeting goals. 
  • The candidate must be a self-starter, work at a fast pace, and yet still be 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.



Attract, Develop and Retain Talent 

Builds and Manages Collaborative Relationships 

Results Driven 

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 : 37785

Nearest Major Market: Fort Payne

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