Application Engineer

Date: Feb 12, 2019

Location: Shanghai, 31, CN

Company: Dover Corporation

DESTACO, a Dover Company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance automation, workholding, and remote handling solutions.  The company serves customers in 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 ~800 employees across 13 locations.


Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues of $7 billion. The company delivers innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, and support services through three major operating segments: Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.”

Position Summary:

The Application Engineer is responsible for developing and providing applications solutions to meet customer needs. He/she is responsible for working with applications engineering team focused on developing applications that align with our business strategy and objectives and determined by customer and market needs. He/she will do the applications design, technical support, proposal drawings, quotations and special designs or modifications to existing products. He/she will support the system design group and product development for new products, product improvements & changes to existing products.  

The Application Engineer reports to the Applications Engineering Supervisor. The position is located in Shanghai, China. The position requires the ability to work and communicate domestically, globally and virtually with Sales, Application Engineering, Customer Service, Productions, and etc.


Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with applications engineering team, sale team and customer service, providing customer solutions leveraging the Destaco product lines.
  • Develops application design, providing feedback on product and service performance to internal departments.
  • Identifies opportunities for solutions and localization of products. Works with design teams and product managers to identify and develop products at “market price” for the region.
  • Provides technical information to customers and sales regarding Destaco products.
  • Provides proposal drawings, quotations and special designs or modifications to existing products.
  • Provides design of tooling solutions for automated systems.
  • Assists with creation of manufacturing drawings, 3D assembly models and CAD files.
  • Assists with generating bill of materials (BOM), product documentation and Oracle part numbers.
  • Supports the system design group and product development for new products, product improvements and changes to existing products.Completes competitive product testing / analysis as required.
  • Supports customer service with technical support, applications reviews, and warranty issues.
  • Evaluates products, parts, or processes for cost efficiency and reliability. Works with supply chain for best sourcing initiatives and determining alternative materials, processes
  • Protects patents, intellectual property and proprietary technology.
  • Maintain knowledge of engineering best practices.
  • Other duties as assigned

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

  • Winning the Right Way: Operates with High Ethical Standards, Openness and Trust. Fosters a culture in the organization to conduct business aligned with those standards.
  • Customer Impact: Creates value for customers addressing known and unknown needs. Knows and understands all aspects of the global market, including: economics, products and services, channels, the customers and their end-markets.
  • Produces results that exceed Dover’s strategic objectives via a combination of planning and implementation, while living the Dover Values.


Job Requirements:

  • Requires 3-5 years of experience in the field of mechanical design.
  • Experience in fixture design of automotive industry or automation is preferred.
  • Priority for knowledge of simple pneumatic parts and electrical components.
  • Proficiency in the software AutoCAD, CATIA or Solidworks. Experience of design in PDM system is preferred.
  • Experience with project management and on-site technical support is preferred.
  • Be able to withstand high-intensity work.
  • Do not mind working overtime when there is a lot of work.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Analytical thinker with a drive to create innovative solutions for sustainability
  • Extensive technical and business product knowledge globally
  • Ability to maintain relationships with customers and partners
  • Ability to and experience with work cross-culturally
  • Excellent communicator including facilitation, verbal, and written skills

Education and Certification Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Mechanical Engineering

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: APAC : China : Shanghai : Shanghai

Sub Division : DESTACO Shanghai Co., LTD

Job Requisition ID : 26976

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