Mechanical Engineer

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Date: Jun 22, 2024

Location: Salisbury, MD, US, 21801

Company: Dover Corporation

Connecting and Protecting People, Microwave Products Group (MPG) is a leading global provider of mission-critical engineered electronic components and subsystems comprised of five business units in six manufacturing locations. Our brand names are recognized globally including: BSC Filters, York, UK; Dow-Key Microwave, Ventura, CA; Pole/Zero, West Chester, OH; Espy, Austin, TX; and K&L Microwave, Salisbury, Maryland and Dominican Republic.
Our expertise is the design and manufacture of communications-based specialty products – engineered components and subsystems – for demanding military, space, commercial aerospace/industrial, and telecom infrastructure applications where function and reliability are crucial.



Primarily responsible for the design efforts for electro-mechanical packaging for radio frequency (RF) devices.  Position utilizes CAD to design, evaluate, and solve packaging, thermal, and stress challenges related to the assembly of electronic hardware within standard and custom designed enclosures. 


Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Design high performance mechanical assemblies and support production of designs by production teams
    • Design mechanical structures that house circuit card assemblies, electronic components, subassemblies, etc.
    • Conduct the thermal, mechanical stress, and vibration analysis of electro-mechanical enclosures, heat exchange mechanisms, and printed circuit boards used on airborne, maritime, and ground-mobile RF equipment
    • Conduct air flow calculations to determine mass flow (lb/min), volume flow, velocity, pressure drop, etc., with ambient, inlet, and outlet variables such as temperature, altitude, and pressure
    • Designs and develops PCB’s and PCBA’s IAW IPC-2221.
  • Produce and maintain the documentation related to the mechanical aspects of a design
    • Develop detail drawings and Bills of Materials (BOM) for assigned product designs
    • Incorporate engineering change orders
  • Support research and investigation to determine the root cause analysis of mechanical failures
  • Support new program proposal efforts including technical interchange with potential customers
  • Support and aid in the development of multiple mechanical designers


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in thermal and structural analysis, and electro-mechanical packaging required, NASTRAN is preferred
  • Experience using thermal and stress analysis software is required
    • AutoDesk Inventor and AutoCAD preferred 
  • Experience with PCB layout software.
  • RF Microwave experience and experience with passive and active circuitry.
  • General knowledge of MIL-STD testing is required 
    • Knowledge of Airborne Mil environments preferred 
  • Knowledge of thermal and mechanical test equipment preferred 
  • Knowledge of IPC standards preferred
  • Must have excellent written and verbal skills
  • Must be able to effectively and efficiently communicate with other departments, including manufacturing, quality and management
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with the customer (both internal and external), both in verbal and written formats



  • Must be a US Person (US Citizen or permanent resident – green card holder) 
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited four-year college or university and 2+ years of relevant experience OR MS in mechanical engineering from an accredited college or university and 3+ years of relevant experience 
  • Experience with 3D CAD software required 
  • Experience with military standards and specifications required 
  • Experience with military electro-mechanical enclosure designs highly desired 
  • ISO and lean manufacturing experience highly desired
  • Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance
  • Works from minimal documentation, written or verbal instructions, schematics, rough sketches, diagrams, and layouts.  



Described here are characteristics representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work requires some physical exertion such as extended periods of walking, standing, bending, crouching or similar activities. 
  • Work may require some lifting or use of appropriate lifting equipment. 
  • No special physical demands are required to perform work. 
  • Require repetitive use of hands and fingers in the tuning process.
  • Work may require some walking, standing, carrying light items (up to 10 lbs.) and recurring reaching or similar activities.
  • Ability to adjust the eye through the use of appropriate tools to bring objects into sharp focus.



Characteristics described here are representative of those an incumbent will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions typical of a manufacturing environment. 
  • Personal protective equipment provided and must be worn in designated areas working with tools with hot temperatures.
  • Work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.


Work Arrangement : Hybrid  

Salary Range : $105,000.00   - $125,000.00  

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.

Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact for assistance with an accommodation. Kindly specify Job Requisition Number / Job Title and Location in response.

Job Function : Engineering

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury

Job Segment: Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Thermal Engineering, Testing, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering, Technology

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