Director of Engineering - Bio

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Date: May 31, 2024

Location: Roseville, MN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Colder Products Company (CPC) is the leading provider of quick disconnect couplings, fittings and connectors for plastic tubing. At CPC, we believe that fluid handling should be safe and easy. We engineer our connection solutions to improve the overall functionality and design of  equipment and processes for the life sciences, industrial, and chemical handling markets. Special features of our products include precise hose barbs for superior grip, built-in shutoff valves for preventing spills, and easy-to-use, push-button thumb latches for quick connecting and disconnecting. CPC is a Dover company based in St. Paul with global offices and operations in Europe and Asia.


Job Summary


Do you want to share your passion for collaboration and dedication to customers? Are you looking for your next challenge? Join us in partnering with our customers to create the best connections in the world.


This is an amazing opportunity to contribute to a growing organization. Your role as a Director of Engineering – Bio will allow you to serve staff and leaders and help provide creative solutions to drive CPC's short- and long-term goals. You'll join a creative and passionate team of individuals. This role offers plenty of opportunities to grow your skills and expand your knowledge!

The Director of Engineering provides leadership in support of product development and product stewardship for specific targeted markets at CPC. The person in this role acts as a critical leader in guiding the engineering management team through the growth of the business as well as the growth of their careers. This role interacts closely with customers and other departments including Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, QA, Testing and Supply Chain to deliver value to our customers.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Partner with customers, sales, marketing, manufacturing, QA, and supply chain to deliver quality products for diverse OEM markets through:
    • Leadership of the Design Engineering function including mechanical, simulation, and research
    • Manage the Product Engineering team as needed from a Voice of Product perspective.
    • Lead the Process Development team that supports new product development
  • Develop current and future managers on the team to help strengthen our bench of leadership talent
  • Contribute to improving CPC’s New Product Development Process by partnering with other Directors from other business units and disciplines
  • Set clear objectives, evaluate progress against objectives, and instill performance-oriented culture with a focus on accountability
  • Lead with strong enthusiasm for innovation, creativity, and passion for the product as well as the people on the team
  • Identify proprietary Intellectual Property relative to product design and assures appropriate action is taken to protect it
  • Adheres to all safety regulations
  • Demonstrates support of CPC core values
  • Other duties as assigned


Essential Supervisory Responsibilities:       

  • Provide leadership, influence, and management for:
    • R&D Engineering Manager
    • Product Engineering (Sustaining Engineering)
    • Product Test laboratory (Mechanical and Microbiology)
  • Essential Sphere of influence includes:
    • Process Development Engineering


Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • 8+ years of experience in an Engineering Leadership role with emphasis on product development
  • Experience in a research and development environment
  • Demonstrated history of developing managers and individuals
  • Keen problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and people management skills


Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Advanced technical or business degree
  • 12+ years work experience in an Engineering management
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Experience with formal continuous improvement and lean product development
  • Experience in Medical Device or ISO13485 QA system environment
  • Keen understanding and passion for intellectual property management



  • Up to 20% domestically and internationally


Physical Demands:

  • Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. While performing the duties of this job, sitting is regularly required; use of hands and fingers, and talk or hear. Reaching is frequently required to with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand, walk, and/or stoop.


Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


CPC Culture
Here are CPC, we are committed to respecting and valuing people, collaborating, and having high ethical standards. We have a passion for creating the best connections in the world.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting and empowering new team members. Our team has a wide range of experience levels and tenures. We are focused on building an environment that supports knowledge-sharing and mentorship.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. Finding the right balance between your personal and professional life is important. We offer a Monday-Friday schedule. Our business hours are from 8am-4:30pm. We also provide paid holidays and PTO.


We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.


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.


Job Segment: R&D Engineer, Supply Chain, Medical Device Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma, Engineering, Operations, Management

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