Product Engineer

Date: May 18, 2023

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 Climate & Sustainable Technologies 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:        Product Engineer

Location:        Richmond, VA


What we’re looking for:


We are looking for a team member to join our Product Engineering team. This role will be responsible for product development and sustainment through the creation and revision of refrigeration, plastic, and sheet metal components.  This team member will serve as a liaison between all parts of the organization to translate customer wants and needs into a manufacturable product on the assembly floor. 


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Apply knowledge in thermodynamics, fluids mechanics, and engineering design experience to size and select mechanical components.
  • Utilize 3D CAD software to create and revise display case components as needed.
  • Prepare Bills of Material (BOM) to specify components such as compressors, heat exchangers, sheet metal, plastic extrusions, wiring, and others. 
  • Prepare preliminary and conceptual designs for customer submittal drawings.
  • Participate in engineering project teams and performs assigned tasks.
  • Ensure designs comply with regulatory codes and agency listings (UL, NSF, DOE).
  • Assist manufacturing in troubleshooting production issues related to product design.
  • Interface directly with our manufacturing team to clarify questions on drawings and designs.
  • Work with manufacturing on process and product improvement projects. 


What are the basic qualifications?


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum six months to one-year related experience


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • Experience with product design in a manufacturing environment.
  • Additional experience in six sigma and lean would be added advantage.


To be a great fit for the role:


  • 3D CAD expertise as well as PLM experience (Solid Works & Enovia preferred) 
  • Experience with solid modeling in the production environment is desirable 
  • Hands-on experience in a fast-paced, customized manufacturing environment  
  • Previous experience reviewing mechanical designs for improvements 
  • Intermediate technical skills 
  • Good problem-solving skills with a drive for results 
  • Good written and verbal skills 
  • Basic project management skills 
  • Ability to build peer relationships as well as work independently 
  • Must be action-oriented, ethical in value, and have a strong customer focus 
  • FEA experience desirable 


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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