Product Development Engineer

Date: Oct 1, 2020

Location: Rock Island, IL, US

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.


The Product Development Engineer will be responsible for the development and commercialization of new products and technologies for the Inpro/Seal business.  This role will collaborate with Product Management as well as Sales, Manufacturing, Application Engineering and the Polymers Engineering team.      



 Working within a cross-functional team, define new product opportunities and act as lead product development resource to define product specifications and develop and launch new products 

  • Working within a cross-functional team, participate and contribute to continuous improvement efforts, including design-for-manufacturing and design optimization activities. 
  • Research and remain up to date on new sealing technologies such as materials, seal types and configurations, applications, and manufacturing processes 
  • Design and perform product experiments in the laboratory and analyze results to dwvwloP and improve product designs 
  • Design and run computer simulations and design analysis (e.g., FEA, CFD) as required and/or act as project champion for outside technical consulting. 
  • Act as product expert and provide technical data for marketing collateral and product training 
  • Work with customers to determine product needs that can solve their problems 
  • Look for opportunities to grow the business, (e.g., new markets, products and applications.) 




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering 
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, can read and interpret drawings, proficient at CAD 
  • Knowledge of sealing systems and sealing materials highly desired 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in product development, product engineering or application engineering 
  • Proven ability to develop new products and lead a product commercialization team 
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. 


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 


  • Experience with a New Product Development Stage / Gate process and toolset including VOC, DOE, Six Sigma or similar 
  • Experience with using and interpreting results from analytical codes such as CFD and FEA including linear and nonlinear analysis 
  • Creativity and ability to connect ideas from various inputs and transform to workable solutions 
  • Strong problem solving and root cause identification skills 
  • Able to effectively lead and / or work within a cross-functional team  
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal 
  • Excellent active listening skills and clear, concise and articulate communication skills 
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences 
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word 
  • Strong project management skills, experience with Microsoft Project preferred 
  • Experience working with industrial customers 
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across business functions and geographically dispersed teams 
  • This position is located at the Inpro/Seal corporate office in Rock Island, IL 


*This position does not have direct reports 



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 : Illinois : Rock Island

Sub Division : Inpro/Seal LLC - E6269

Job Requisition ID : 33060

Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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