Mechanical Engineer I

Date: Sep 21, 2023

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Belvac is the world leader in the design and production of continuous motion rotary machinery. We provide beverage canmakers with high-speed trimming, necking, base reprofiling and reforming, shaping, bottom rim coating, flanging and inspection technology. Over the years, we have been responsible for numerous advances in canmaking technology. This technology has enabled our customers to steadily increase line speeds and improve quality and productivity, while significantly reducing materials costs.  Belvac was founded in 1962 in Lynchburg Virginia. Philosophies of quality, pride, craftsmanship, and work ethic set extremely high standards and quickly drove Belvac to become the world leader in its industry revolutionizing many manufacturing processes.   For over forty years Belvac has turned innovative ideas into world class machinery.  Serving both the Can Making and Plastics industry.sts.

General Function:    

Responsible for supporting the development, specification, design, and testing of machinery and equipment related Belvac Engineered Machinery.  This includes mechanical concept development, detailed design and analysis, engineering drawing creation and checking, Bills of Material development and issuance, Change Order initiation and completion, and Value Engineering for all new and existing Belvac products.  Assist Assembly, Service, and Sales in technical discussions on products.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Mechanical design of mechanical components and assemblies using Autodesk Inventor 2020 or later.
  • Creation of Bills of Materials
  • Evaluation and selection of mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic components including gears, bearings, actuators, cylinders, valves, sensors, etc.
  • Support the build and commissioning of new machinery by addressing inquiries from Fabrication/Assembly related to mechanical design related items.
  • Value Engineering of designs to achieve cost reduction while maintaining/improving function.
  • Initiation and completion of Engineering Change Orders as necessary to address issues with mechanical designs and/or drawings.
  • Evaluate customer specifications and comply with machinery output
  • Support Purchasing and Production Control by addressing inquiries related to mechanical design related items.
  • Assist in the continuous process improvement of Belvac’s product line.



BSME or equivalent





  • Familiar with shop fabrication methods and techniques
  • Proficient in 3D solid modeling and drafting software such as Autodesk Inventor, Fusion 360, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, ProE
  • Good technical communication (verbal and written)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Experience in the design of Mechanical Machinery.



  • Proficient with Autodesk Inventor 2015(or later)
  • Working knowledge of document control systems – preferably Autodesk Vault
  • Knowledge of drafting standard ANSI Y14.5 (1994 or later)
  • Knowledge of CE (European Safety Standards)
  • Working knowledge of tolerances and stack-up analysis
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001
  • Two years or more of industrial experience in the design of High-Speed Rotating Machinery or related field

Work Arrangement : Onsite  

Salary Range :    -   

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: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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