Test Lab Maintenance Leader

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Date: Apr 22, 2024

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:        Test Lab Maintenance Leader            

Location:        Keosauqua, IA


What we are looking for:


We are looking for a Test Lab Maintenance Leader to lead commissioning and maintenance activities for all test lab equipment DFR Specialty sites (Keosauqua and Centerville, IA).  Key functions of this role focus on maintenance of existing equipment, and special projects involving the installation of new equipment.  Candidates should be motivated individuals with strong mechanical, electrical, and problem-solving skillset with an in-depth understanding of remote rack systems, chillers, and HVAC mechanical equipment.


What you will be responsible for in this role:


  • Subject matter expert for remote rack systems, chiller operation and HVAC systems operation and maintenance.
  • Lead special projects involving the installation and commissioning of new refrigeration systems and components.
  • Collaborate cross functionally with subject matter experts from other segments and departments to close knowledge gaps and ensure timely execution of projects. 
  • Create, coordinate, and execute preventative maintenance programs for all refrigeration and HVAC systems within the product engineering test labs.
  • Minimizing lab downtime by execution of daily troubleshooting and repair of test lab infrastructure (refrigeration compressor racks, air cooled condensers, chillers, boilers, pump skids, air handlers, humidifiers).
  • Referencing and interpreting industry and regulatory requirements (i.e., DOE, ASHRAE, NSF, UL, etc.)  as they apply to rack or chiller control, test rooms, and other equipment.
  • Manage preventative maintenance shutdowns to eliminate future downtime.  Develop the shutdown plan, assign responsibilities, and provide technical assistance to all team members during the shutdown.
  • Manage orders and logistics for parts needed for repair.  Identify the parts needed, obtain quotes from suppliers, place PO requisitions, and track orders to completion to ensure timely receipt of parts.
  • Provide guidance, support, and mentorship to test lab technicians.
  • Assist in setup and installation of refrigerated display cases, data acquisition systems, and associated test equipment following industry standards.


What are the basic qualifications?


  • Associate of Science in HVACR, HVACR journeyman in nationally recognized union organization, or equivalent certification in HVACR.
  • 5+ years of working experience refrigeration and HVAC.
  • EPA 608 certification for working with refrigerants


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Strong troubleshooting skill set in refrigeration, both electrical and mechanical.
  • Strong working knowledge of refrigeration rack controllers, input/output boards, case controllers, VFDs, valves, compressors, and other equipment commonly used in commercial refrigeration.
  • Strong knowledge of best practices in electrical wiring, copper piping, brazing/soldering, plumbing, and fabrication.
  • Experience leading special projects involving the installation and commissioning of new refrigeration systems and components.
  • General understanding of industry and regulatory requirements with ability to reference and interpret standards (i.e., DOE, ASHRAE, NSF, UL, etc.). 
  • Strong knowledge of the tools and techniques necessary to meet industry standards for good HVAC equipment commissioning and maintenance.
  • Experience operating and troubleshooting environmental test chamber equipment and controls, including data acquisition systems.
  • Knowledge of CO2 refrigeration is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to clearly document results and communicate effectively.
  • Experience creating and maintaining standardized forms, including process & procedures standardized work.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to oversee and manage schedules for multiple simultaneous projects.  Strong work ethic and professional attitude.
  • Great communication and organizational skills with strong interpersonal skills.


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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