New Product Development Engineer

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Date: May 22, 2024

Location: Red Wing, MN, US, 55066

Company: Dover Corporation

Position Description

New Product Development Engineer, Life Science



Company Overview: 

DESTACO, a Stabilus Company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance automation, workholding, and remote handling solutions.  The company serves customers in a variety of end-markets, including the automotive, life sciences, consumer goods, packaging, aerospace, and nuclear sectors.   


Built on a legacy of over 100 years, DESTACO offers a comprehensive portfolio of products to engineer precise movement, placement and control solutions that drive productivity and uptime for manufacturers around the world.  The DESTACO family of products consists of industry-leading brands such as DESTACO Manual and Power Clamps, Camco and Ferguson Indexers, Robohand Grippers and CRL Manipulators and Transfer Ports.  


DESTACO is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and operates globally through ~700 employees across 11 locations. 


With nearly 90 years of demonstrated expertise, The Stabilus Group is one of the world's leading providers of motion control solutions for customers across a broad spectrum of industries.   


Stabilus, approaching 1.5B EUR in revenue, is headquartered in Koblenz, Germany and employs more than 7,000 team members across 34 locations in 18 countries.  


Stabilus SE is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and included in the MDAX index. 


Central Research Laboratories (CRL), the Remote Handling business within DESTACO is a key P&L serving the Life Sciences (pharmaceutical, radio-pharmaceutical and bio-containment) and Nuclear market segments. Our products are recognized in the marketplace under the CRL brand.  

Position Summary:

The New Product Development Engineer - Life Sciences Focus is responsible for designing new products, improving existing products, and customizing products to meet specific customer needs. The product range consists of mechanical design of remote handling products for the Life Sciences market. S/he will conduct new product ideation, design and development of identified remote handling product extensions and enhancements using various engineering processes. S/he will control the scope, schedule, and budget for identified projects, and identify and control risks. S/he 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.  S/he 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 – Life Sciences Focus reports to the Product Engineering Manager. 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.


Key Job Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Leads new product ideation, development, and design using Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS), Voice of the Customer (VOC), and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP).
  • 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.


Leadership Competencies aligned with Stabilus and executed in Destaco 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 Stabilus’s 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.


Job Requirements:


  • Requires 4-8 years of experience in the mechanical design field or in a related area.  Experience in remote handling products and products for 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 components, single use sterile packaging, and leak tight door/port systems.  
  • Experience with clean room manufacturing processes and assembly operations.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Creative mindset, innovative focus, ability to envision new ideas into practical application
  • High energy, strong interpersonal skills, prefers to work in team environment
  • Analytical thinker, ability to make decisions and problem solve in a timely manner
  • Understand and willing to change with the needs of the customer and markets
  • Good communicator including facilitation, verbal, and written skills
  • Ability to work in virtual teams maintaining a high level of communication and interaction
  • Ability to lead and direct the work of others
  • Experience working cross-culturally a plus


Education and Certification Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering required

Travel Requirements:

Ability to travel 15% of the time including US and internationally

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: Red Wing

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