Senior Mechanical Engineer

Date: Oct 8, 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:        Senior Mechanical Engineer

Location:        South Chesterfield, VA


What we’re looking for:


We are looking for a team member to join our 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 develop 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. 
  • Trouble shoot manufacturing issues on the production floor related to product design.
  • Ensure designs comply with codes and agency listings (UL, NSF, DOE).
  • Work with manufacturing during production stage to provide solutions to issues during the build process.
  • Write sequences of operation.
  • Prepare preliminary and conceptual designs for customer submittal drawings.
  • Participate in, and lead engineering project teams and performs assigned tasks.
  • Work with manufacturing on process and product improvement projects. 


What are the basic qualifications?


  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering with 5-8 years of engineering experience


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • Preferred to have Mechanical Engineer
  • Preferred to have strong experience working with manufacturing facilities
  • Experience with Green refrigeration technologies a plus.
  • Experience with refrigeration component sizing and theory with practical experience applying this experience to customer specified options & designs
  • Project management experience in designing, testing, and launching new products/designs

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 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

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