New Product Development Engineer

Date: Jul 15, 2021

Location: Red Wing, MN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Central Research Laboratories (CRL) is the worldwide expert in hazardous material handling products, offering reliable protection and customized solutions for every application need. For 75 years, CRL has been a trusted supplier of remote handling solutions. Its innovative technologies provide safe and reliable protection for operators working with hazardous and sterile materials in Nuclear and Life Science applications around the world. CRL offers high quality products and exceptional technical expertise and support.


CRL is a division of DESTACO, the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and support of clamping, gripping and transferring solutions for workplace and flexible automation needs. A wide family of brands enables DESTACO to provide market-leading productivity improvement and cost reduction manufacturing solutions for customers in a wide range of industries. DESTACO brings over 100 years of experience to a global marketplace, with approximately half of its sales outside the United States, and manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Asia.

DESTACO is an operating company of Dover Corporation, a multi-billion dollar diversified global manufacturer headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois. For 65 years, Dover has focused on innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through its five major operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. The company is committed to being a leader in every market that we serve, with a focus on growth, talent and leadership to fulfill this mission.

Position Summary:

The New Product Development Engineer – Will have a life science focus and is responsible for designing new products, improving existing products, and customizing products to meet specific customer needs. Products range consists of mechanical design of remote handling products for the Life Sciences market. He/she will conduct new product Ideation, design and development of identified remote handling product extensions and enhancements using various engineering processes. He/she will control the scope, schedule, and budget for identified projects, and identify and control risks. He/she will be responsible for completing all aspects of product design, development, and modification for products including research and design, creation of drawings and models, testing, documenting, reporting and support.  He/she will work within and communicate across various functional teams within Destaco that will enable the successful development, launch, and support of products.

The New Product Development Engineer – Reports to the Engineering Manager, Remote Handling. The position is located in Red Wing, MN. Travel up to 15% international and US is required.  The position requires the ability to work and communicate globally with diverse Sales, Applications Engineering, Customer Service, and Marketing teams worldwide.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads new product ideation, development, and design, utilizing Voice of the Customer (VOC).
  • Designs and develops identified remote handling product extensions and enhancements, specifically rapid transfer ports, sterile liquid transfer ports, single use containers/bags, glove boxes, and tele-manipulators.
  • Researches, collects and reports information on the ability and capacity of products and competing equipment (competitive analysis). 
  • Controls scope, schedule, budget, risks and communication on identified projects.
  • Creates 3D assembly models, manufacturing drawings, and bills of materials, and generates CAD files, catalog art work, text and specifications.  Assist with trade show demos.
  • Provides equipment functionality and capability reports to the sales force, and acts as technical liaison to the sales team.
  • Develops and conducts product validations based off of industry standards.  
  • Coordinates with Applications Engineering in resolving quality and production issues. Provides technical support to customers, inside/outside sales, and customer service. May evaluate products, parts, or processes for cost efficiency and reliability.
  • Participate in regular Business Development reviews and reports.
  • Coordinate, assign project tasks and follow up with internal and external resources per the product development checklists. May lead and direct the work of others.


Required Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering required
  • Requires 4-8 years of experience in the mechanical design field or in a related area.  Experience in the life sciences market a plus.
  • Requires working knowledge of Solidworks design software both 2-D and 3-D (or equivalent) and geometric dimensioning and part tolerances. 
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within the engineering field such as: APQP, FMEA, FEA, R&M, and 8D problem solving.
  • Experience with administrating and executing project-related testing and documentation such as: Product Specification, FEA, DFMEA, DVP&R, DFM, Process Flow Diagrams, PFMEA, Product Run Trials, etc.
  • Experience in the mechanical design of molded plastic and rubber components. Experience with single use sterile packaging, and leak tight door/port systems is a plus.  
  • Experience with clean room manufacturing processes and assembly operations.
  • Knowledge of material, process, and quality requirements for the life science market.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Regulated environments
    • ISO 9001 or FDA preferred
    • ISO 13485 accepted
    • ASME NQA-1 accepted
  • Nuclear laboratory, radio-pharmaceutical and containment applications

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Travel Requirements: Ability to travel 15% of the time

Leadership Competencies aligned with Dover and executed in DESTACO and CRL with appropriate expectations for the job level:

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: identifies opportunities to develop new solutions. Change agent, collaborates for results, manages risk, takes responsibility for all aspects of the organization
  • Winning the Right Way: Creates a culture that is committed to the highest ethical standards, conducts business within those standards.
  • Global Strategic Mindset: Has strategic vision, possesses long term focus, creates breakthrough strategies to alter competitive dynamics in the market and establishes a series of competitive advantages yielding profitability that exceeds expectations of the organization.
  • Customer Value and Market Focus: Knows and understands the global market and global manufacturing best practices. Ensures superior value delivered to customers/markets.
  • Results-Driven: Produces results that meet or exceed Dover standards of performance.
  • Strong Business Acumen and Sound Judgment: Uses instinct and data to accurately assess business situations and industry trends; makes timely decisions.
  • Builds and Manages Collaborative Relationships: Establishes and nurtures relationships to meet and exceed the expectations of key stakeholders and constituencies.
  • Motivates and Inspires: Creates and drives change and encourages others to join in.
  • Attract, Develop and Retain Talent: Recognizes and utilizes potential of all employees.
  • Self-Awareness and Personal Development: Develops self-awareness. Seeks and accepts feedback, understands and maximizes strengths while developing new areas.

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.

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