Design Engineer, Senior

Date: Jul 9, 2018

Location: Madison, IN, US, 47250

Company: Dover Corporation

Part of Dover Corporation’s Engineered Systems segment, Vehicle Service Group (VSG) is a strong, diverse and dynamic global leader in the vehicle service industry. VSG comprises 13 major vehicle lifting, wheel service, diagnostic and collision repair brands: Rotary Lift®, Chief®, Forward®, Direct-Lift®, Ravaglioli, Hanmecson®, Revolution®, Elektron, Blitz, Nogra, Butler, Space and Sirio.


Vehicle Service Group

Job Description


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POSITION TITLE: Design Engineer, Senior


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Lead Engineer or Director of New Product Development




Responsible for managing new product and technology development through active participation in satisfying internal and external customer expectations. Responsible for VOC, design, and implementation of new products and technologies, support modifications to existing products, change management, and monitoring of customer field service problems related to new product launch.



  1. Participate as a leader in the research and development of new products or technologies for the automotive maintenance industry and other related products as deemed necessary.
  2. Develop customer design/function requirements data file through continuous examination of VOC.
  3. Develop new products to competitively meet current and future customer requirements with global platform mentality.
  4. Develop new technologies to competitively meet current and future customer requirements with a global platform mentality.
  5. Bring new products from design to market in a minimal time frame at the optimal cost. Must be able to manage multiple projects, objectives, and deadlines concurrently.
  6. Responsible for ensuring the reliability of new products/technologies within their respective environment and lifetime. Facilitate resolution to field problems as related to new product launch.
  7. Support value-engineering efforts by the Product Engineering group and incorporate those new ideas into future designs.
  8. Investigates current and new technologies relative to our industry that may impact future product development or enhance our current products.
  9. Must cultivate a mentoring environment within the Engineering department to develop our less experienced engineers in advanced methods and processes.
  10. Must adhere to established engineering procedures for the design, test, and analysis of products to carry out validation testing of designs. This is to ensure continuous improvements in product reliability.  Design, test, and validate lifts to applicable standards including ANSI, and EN (CE).
  11. Ethics & Work Standards: Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others. Ensure that all business activities - with both internal and external customers - be performed with a professional demeanor and that all participants be held accountable to this high standard.
  12. Communication: Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Presents concise, well-organized reports. Listens to understand input, feedback, and concerns. Provides complete information in an open, honest, and straight-forward manner. Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.
  13. Teamwork/Relationships: Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork. Supports cooperation. Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow Vehicle Service Group's business in the U.S. and abroad. Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals.  Is tactful, courteous, and considerate. Embraces a positive outlook. Is respected and trusted by others.
  14. Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution: Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements. Uses technical/analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost-effective possible. Performs root cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems. Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives. Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or create opportunities that will increase productivity and create value. Shares best practices with other employees across the business.
  15. Accountability: Accepts responsibility and accountability for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects/programs/duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems, and progress of work in a timely manner. Demonstrates a sound balance between quality and quantity of work while maintaining a sense of urgency toward completion.  Deadlines are met. 



  1. Coordinate, track and prioritize product related change orders and change requests as related to new product launch.
  2. Perform other related duties as required.


CONTACTS (Internal and External):

Heavy contact with design personnel, Operations, Marketing, Sales, documentation personnel, customer service representatives, and quality functions. Customer interface will include written, phone, and on-site visitation. Moderate telephone, letter, e-mail or personal contact outside of the company with vendors and suppliers.



Education: Minimum of a B.S. degree in an Engineering discipline is required.  P.E. license a plus.

Abilities: Must be able to work independently, as a team leader or as a team member to develop existing, or new products in a timely manner, and supervise the work of others. Must have the ability to manage new technologies and their implementation into specific products. Must demonstrate strong project management ability with evidence of effective use of a product design process, and or strong leadership ability.  Requires a thorough understanding of hydraulics, motor/pump specification, metal fabrication techniques, varied metallic and nonmetallic processes, the strength of materials, CADS, and high volume manufacturing design requirements.

Experience: Minimum of 7 years company experience or equivalent experience in a progressive, customer-oriented environment involved in the R&D of new technologies and their implementation into new products. Experience in metal fabrication, hydraulic motion controls, PID control loops, sensors, actuators, etc. desired.

Supervision: Works under the general supervision of the respective Engineering Mgr.

Responsibility: Exercise a substantially high degree of judgment while adhering to current design procedures. Work as chairman and supporter in various team-related design efforts. Identify, communicate, and overcome roadblocks to project critical path tasks. The general results and effectiveness of assigned projects and responsibilities are subject to examination and review.  Questionable matters affecting the overall unit operation or situations affecting other operations referred to Supervisor.

The above description represents a general synopsis of the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a comprehensive listing of all requirements that may be inherent in the job.

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.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Indiana : Jeffersonville || Americas : United States : Indiana : La Porte

Sub Division : VSG NSA

Job Requisition ID : 16964

Nearest Major Market: Bloomington Indiana
Nearest Secondary Market: Seymour

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