Senior New Product Development / Design to Value Engineer

Date: Nov 6, 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:      Senior New Product Development / Design to Value Engineer            

Location:       Keosauqua, IA        


What we are looking for:


We are looking for a Senior New Product Development / Design to Value (NPD/DTV) Engineer to be responsible for New Product Development (NPD) of refrigerated merchandisers, as well as Design to Value (DTV) cost reduction efforts on the existing product lines. 


What you will be responsible for in this role:


  • Develop a portfolio of specialty refrigerated merchandisers.
  • Leads the engineering effort related to NPD and cross functional teams related to DTV.
  • Manage the NPD project from concept to completion, including scheduling, deliverables, and delegation of tasks.
  • Collaborate with Product Management to define the product market specification for new products.
  • Brainstorm new and innovative solutions to achieve the product market specification.
  • Oversee the development of CAD solid models and engineering simulation of proposed concepts.
  • Collaborate with Product Management to validate the solution with the customer.
  • Develop a test plan and work with the Engineering Lab to validate the solution.
  • Conduct field tests to validate the solution.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering on the fabrication plan for new products.
  • Brainstorm cost saving projects on the existing products.
  • Collaborate with Strategic Sourcing and Manufacturing Engineering to implement cost saving projects.


What are the basic qualifications?


  • B.S. in Engineering
  • 5 to 8 years of experience in design of industrial products


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • Refrigeration or HVAC experience

To be a great fit for the role:


  • Strong track record of NPD and DTV accomplishments
  • Experience with refrigeration condensing units for self-contained refrigerated merchandisers
  • Engineering skill in heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluids, and refrigeration
  • Innovative mind with ability to generate solutions to customer needs
  • Organized with strong project management skills; resource planning, scheduling, and reporting of status
  • Proficient at modeling of proposed solutions
  • Experience with simulation tools:  FEA for structural, thermal and fluid flow analysis
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience a plus


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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