New Product Development / Design To Value Engineer

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: South Chesterfield, VA, US, 23834

Company: Dover Corporation

Our Story:


Dover Food Retail (DFR) is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services; and leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe under brands such as HillPhoenix and Anthony.


DFR is part of the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.


DFR is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Dover Food Retail.





Job Title:        New Product Development / Design to Value Engineer            

Location:        South Chesterfield, VA             



What we’re looking for:


We are looking for a New Product Development / Design to Value (NPD/DTV) Engineer who will be responsible for Design to Value (DTV) cost reduction efforts on the existing product lines, as well as New Product Development (NPD) of refrigerated merchandisers.   


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Manage the DTV project from concept to completion, including design, proof of concept, test and evaluation, transition to production, cross-functional coordination of launch activities, etc.
  • Collaborate with Product Management to define the product market specification for new refrigerators.
  • Brainstorm new and innovative solutions to achieve the product market specification.
  • Develop CAD solid models and engineering simulation of proposed concepts.
  • Collaborate with Product Management to validate the solution with the customer.
  • Develop a test plan and work with the Engineering Lab to validate the solution.
  • Conduct field tests to validate the solution.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering on the fabrication plan for new products.
  • Brainstorm cost saving projects on the existing products.
  • Collaborate with Strategic Sourcing and Manufacturing Engineering to implement cost saving projects.


What are the basic qualifications?


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (or its educational equivalent) in an engineering discipline
  • 5-8 years of experience in design of industrial products


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • Master’s in engineering or Business Management or MS Mechanical Engineering
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience a plus
  • SolidWorks experience preferred


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Strong track record of DTV and NPD accomplishments
  • Experience working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment with a high degree of product and process complexity
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results in a matrixed, functional organization with the ability to influence stakeholders in various functional groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Experience in driving continuous improvement and providing leadership in utilizing various analysis tools
  • Successful candidate will be able to show documented results in achieving cost reductions to both products and processes
  • Innovative mind with ability to generate solutions to customer needs
  • Organized with strong project management skills: resource planning, scheduling, and reporting of status
  • Engineering skill in heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluids, and refrigeration
  • Proficient at MCAD modeling of proposed solutions
  • Experience with simulation tools:  FEA for structural, thermal, and fluid flow analysis


How We Define Our Values and Why You Should Join Our Team:


The backbone behind our collection of outstanding businesses is a team of dedicated employees who protect and enhance our valued reputation for quality and delivering what we promise. It’s our values that define Dover to all of our key audiences: our shareholders, customers, prospective employees and especially to ourselves.


These values must be expressed in our work and embody our actions, as they form the basis by which we do our jobs, make decisions and measure our performance. It’s our unwavering commitment to maintaining our values that defines who we are as a Company.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Winning Through Customers
  • Respects and Values People
  • Expectations for Results
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust


What’s in it for you?


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays








The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


Dover Food Retail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.


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