Contract Design Engineer II

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Date: Dec 7, 2023

Location: Milwaukee, TX, US, 53226

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover Precision Components delivers performance-critical solutions for rotating and reciprocating machinery across the oil & gas, power generation, marine, industrial, chemical and general processing markets. Comprising the Waukesha Bearings, Bearings Plus, Inpro/Seal and Cook Compression brands, our portfolio includes hydrodynamic bearings, active magnetic bearings, system and bearing protection, and reciprocating compressor valves, sealing technologies, pistons, rods and more. Each solution is custom-engineered to provide optimum efficiency, reliability and productivity, and backed by comprehensive aftermarket services. Dover Precision Components serves its global customer base through facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as technical sales representatives around the world. Dover Precision Components is part of Dover Corporation’s Fluids segment.

This position will be responsible for the interpretation of Engineering instructions and requirements to create highly tolerance, multiple component mechanical 3D models and drawings that meet the application requirements by utilizing knowledge and experience combined with standard design practices. He/she will also perform checking duties related to assembly and component drawings, part structures (BOM’s) and item specific information for accuracy of design intent and application specific information. They will also participate in and contribute to process improvement and design for manufacturability activities as well as in the development and implementation of company-wide design standards and practices that reflect industry best practices and improved efficiency.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creation of 3D models and associated 2D drawings
  • Creation of Item and Part Structure (BOM) information within ERP system
  • Develop and maintain 3D model and 2D drawing database within Product Data Management (PDM) system via Engineering Change Notice (ECN) process.
  • Perform checking duties on assembly and component level drawings.
  • Provide guidance to other Design Engineers and Drafters.
  • Updates existing drawings to current/best manufacturing processes.
  • Work closely with manufacturing personnel and engineering to ensure design requirements are met and the best manufacturing processes are used.
  • Participate in and contribute to process improvement and design for manufacturability activities.
  • Assist in the preparation of engineering project proposals as needed.
  • Support manufacturing personnel with evaluations of deviated components, corrective action investigations and other quality related activities.
  • Support engineering process development and design for manufacturability efforts through specific assignments as directed by Engineering Management
  • Independently responsible for meeting deadlines necessary to support the company’s commitments to customers and manufacturing.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, with a minimum of 3 years related work experience required
    • Educational or experience with an emphasis on hydrodynamic components modeling, fluid mechanics, or fluid dynamics preferred.
  • Experience with ASME Y14.5 GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) and ISO standards required.
  • Hydrodynamic Tilting Pad Fluid Film Bearing experience required either through direct design, new product development, or engineering input (primarily Tilting Pad Journal and Tilting Pad Thrust bearings). 
    • Experience completing fluid flow, bolted joint, and stack calculations.  Able to analyze the results and identify/implement design optimization options for a specific bearing.
  • Able to predict how design changes may affect the installation, maintenance, and future repair of a bearing.
  • Sleeve bearing experience through design, new product development, or engineering input preferred.
  • Experienced with precision design and manufacturing processes.  Able to advise manufacturing plants on proposed operational changes and anticipates affect of change on the final part.
  • Able to train operators, supervisors, and managers on translation of 2D and 3D models/prints.  Experience preferred.
  • Experienced in 3D modeling required; Inventor 3D modeling software preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply continuous improvement techniques to existing processes and procedures including FMEA, traditional RCA, and C&E Matrix.  Lean Six Sigma training is preferred.
  • Experience in working on Windchill or any relevant PLM system preferred.
  • Understanding of Engineering Principles and Design Practices
  • Requires the ability to utilize precision measuring and surveying instruments such as calipers, inside/outside micrometers, depth gages, surfaces gages, etc.
  • Experience reading & developing engineering design prints with geometric dimensioning and tolerances.

*Note: This Job Description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by the Supervisor. All requirements are subject to change and updates.

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