NPD/DTV Engineering Manager

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Keosauqua, IA, US, 52565

Company: Dover Corporation

Our Story:


Dover Food Retail (DFR) is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services; and leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe under brands such as HillPhoenix and Anthony.


DFR is part of the Climate & Sustainability Technologies segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.


DFR is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Dover Food Retail.


Job Title:        NPD/DTV Engineering Manager

Location:        Keosauqua, IA             


What we’re looking for:


We are looking for an experienced leader who will be responsible for managing the technical planning, development, and project execution of new products (NPD) and design-to-value (DTV). You will lead the technical scoping of new products, translation of the voice of the customer to technical requirements, concept development, product performance, and design release for both heated and refrigerated food display cases for DFR’s Specialty division.  You will work closely with Sales, Product Management, Sourcing, Quality, and Manufacturing to ensure projects launch smoothly and meet financial commitments.


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Accountable for new product development of commercial food display products (NPD) and cost reduction of existing products (DTV)
  • Supports Product Management in development of the NPD/DTV roadmap
  • Evaluates cost, benefits, and resources to support NPD/DTV projects
  • Ensures support and compliance of the NPD Stage Gate engineering requirements:
    • Concepts and intellectual property
    • Design verification plan including DFMEA and modeling
    • Prototype and pilot builds
    • Product testing
    • Design reviews
    • Engineering CAD models, drawings, and bill of materials
    • Agency compliance
    • Cost of goods sold (COGS)
    • Handoffs and Training
  • Provides local leadership of the DTV process:
    • The creative process of the project funnel
    • Ensuring team is meeting the key objectives of savings timing, rate, and volume for the active projects
    • Planning and monthly reporting of related of projects vs the Annual Operating Plan (AOP)
  • Collaborates with the leaders of Dover India Innovation Center (DIIC), Sourcing, Inside Sales, Engineering, Field Technicians, Manufacturing Engineering and Production on projects
  • Introduces policies and initiatives that contribute to the overall improvement of the business
  • Develops the team to accomplish NPD/DTV goals and objectives
  • Site leader that ensures the continued transition and development of CAD (Solidworks) and Product Life Cycle-PLM, Product Data Management-PDM and Bills of Material-BOM (Enovia) within the entire engineering team and its interfaces with manufacturing.


What are the basic qualifications?


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline
  • Minimum 10 years of engineering project management or other engineering leadership experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in design of HVAC, refrigeration, dehumidifier, or similar thermodynamic systems
  • 5+ years of experience with sheet metal solid modeling experience, preferably with SolidWorks and Enovia 


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • MBA or Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline
  • PMP training or certification
  • 10+ years of engineering experience in refrigeration, air conditioning, dehumidifier, sealed-system, airflow thermal management, or similar, design theory and application
  • Supermarket refrigeration system overall understanding and component knowledge
  • Familiarity with tools and techniques necessary to meet industry standards for good refrigeration testing and analysis
  • ANSYS FEA/CFD experience
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Leadership history
    • Leading engineering project teams with international team members.
    • Engineering systems transformation – CAD, PLM, PDM
  • Excellent project management oversight skills – Detects project management issues, evaluate alternatives, redirect, and develop team project management skills
  • Ability to identify and resolve team issues; teaches collaboration and coordination
  • Strong financial acumen
  • In-depth competency in Mechanical or Thermal domain, good knowledge in Refrigeration systems with Refrigerated display case experience preferred.
  • Proven track record of delivering NPDs, sub-system development or medium to large VAVE projects from concept to launch.
  • In-depth experience in executing projects through stage-gate processes, PLM systems.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills and ability to exert personal influence to gain stakeholder support in a cross-functional environment.
  • Action oriented, ethical in value, and have a strong customer focus
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in fast-paced and rapidly changing environment


How We Define Our Values and Why You Should Join Our Team:


The backbone behind our collection of outstanding businesses is a team of dedicated employees who protect and enhance our valued reputation for quality and delivering what we promise. It’s our values that define Dover to all of our key audiences: our shareholders, customers, prospective employees and especially to ourselves.


These values must be expressed in our work and embody our actions, as they form the basis by which we do our jobs, make decisions, and measure our performance. It’s our unwavering commitment to maintaining our values that defines who we are as a Company.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Winning Through Customers
  • Respects and Values People
  • Expectations for Results
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust


What’s in it for you?


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays











The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


Dover Food Retail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on 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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