Design Engineer

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Date: Feb 23, 2024

Location: Kent, OH, US, 44240

Company: Dover Corporation

MAAG Pump Systems, Automatik Plastics Machinery, Gala Industries, Reduction Engineering Scheer, Ettlinger, AMN, and Witte – seven successful and well-experienced companies have joined forces to become the global partner for the polymer industry. As a manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing, and filtration systems, and also pulverizers we offer top-grade equipment for your demanding requirements – not only for polymer applications but also for the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries.


The Design Engineer is responsible for performing calculations, developing designs, technically supporting customers as well as outside vendors for new projects for Pelletizers, Pulverizers, Polymer/Extrusion pump systems, Screen changer systems, water baths, air-knives etc. utilizing the SAP MRP System and associated programs. The Design Engineer will review project specifications, develop solutions, create drawings for customer approval and support, create bills of materials and support the Project Coordinators through project completion. On time performance of the above is crucial. Travel may be required to support sales personnel and aid in resolving customer process or performance issues.


What You'll Do:



  • Support the entire project, beginning with the project hand off from the Sales Team Member and ending with the shipment of the complete system, which consists of the following:
  • Interface with Applications and Sales Personnel to ensure successful implementation of applicable designs.
  • Work with customers during the design and drawing approval process.
  • Create drawing numbers in the NOLOG System, Create part numbers and Bills of Materials in the SAP MRP system.
  • Perform required mechanical calculations to properly size the equipment for the specific requirements.
  • Design of complete system assemblies utilizing Autodesk Inventor and/or Solid Works 3D CAD programs, complete with Bills of Materials within the specified lead time achieving on time delivery.
  • Create sub-assembly and manufacturing drawings for the system components.
  • Coordinate component procurement with purchasing to ensure timely delivery of critical components.
  • Maintain expert level of product knowledge and applications.
  • Extensive interaction with customers, partners and teams via phone, email, MS Teams,
  • Occasional travel in support of training and customer requirements and support (5-10%)
  • Listen, understand and convey customer requirements.
  • Strive to develop collaborative relationship with piers at other Maag locations
  • Other tasks as assigned by Director of Operations
  • Support assembly teams by resolving any unforeseen issues during the assembly process.



  • Resolve customer issues or difficulties in a manner that is consistent with the company mission, values and financial objectives
  • Maintain professional business relationships with target or assigned accounts
  • Provide status of ongoing projects and future projects
  • Participate in weekly scheduled project management and engineering team meetings


The incumbent considers all interests of quality, accident prevention and occupational safety as well as environmental safety in a preventive manner within his scope of responsibility and actively supports avoiding damages to people, facilities, assets, material and environment.


The incumbent is obliged to perform tasks requested by management that relate to his position scope or arise from company needs. This job description reflects current status, right to make changes reserved.


Work Environment

Work in this position is both in an office and a production plant environment, either locally or at a customer site.  While performing the duties of this job in a plant setting, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration, hot equipment, hot and cold weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud and PPE may be required.


Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This position requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing. 
  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


What You'll Bring:





  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or an Associate Degree in Engineering with 5 years of relevant work experience in a technical discipline in lieu of a four-year degree


Preferred, but not required


  • College graduate with Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering degree
  • Training on logic circuits, electric motors, gears / mechanical devices


Professional Experience



  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in a Design/Project Engineering Role
  • Project Management experience
  • Experience in the use of CAD software, Inventor and/or Solidworks; a must
  • Experience developing bill of materials
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred, but not required

  • Familiarity with SAP MRP System
  • Mechanical or electrical design background
  • Proficiency with CRM/Database tools
  • Proven project management skills
  • Understanding of pricing strategies
  • Familiar with large rotating equipment


Interpersonal Skills and Behavioral Competencies



  • Action-oriented motivated style with the ability for mto make clear and timely decisions within the appropriate limits of authority
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage daily activities without direct supervision. Crucial
  • Interpersonal and organizational skills to effectively deal with problems related to commercial issues and customer disputes
  • Customer-oriented work ethic
  • Ability in to work in a team environment


Preferred, but not required

  • Career-minded and open to possible future career path into a technical outside sales position



  • 10% - for occasional training or customer visits


Work Arrangement : Onsite  

We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

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.



Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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