Senior Refrigeration 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 Refrigeration Engineer            

Location:        South Chesterfield, VA            


What we are looking for:


We are looking for a Senior Refrigeration Engineer who will be an active participant in the preparation, evaluation and reporting of critical performance data for Dover Food Retail Food Display products.  He/she will be the lead champion for driving root cause analysis and should be able to apply the scientific method to drive appropriate testing and problem solving.


What you will be responsible for in this role:


  • Lead investigation of root cause analysis for refrigeration and case performance opportunities using fault tree analysis and structured problem-solving methodology.
  • Conduct laboratory tests to simulate faults required for the investigation of quality projects and the development of troubleshooting guidelines.
  • Engage in site visits required for data collection and reporting, and to improve Engineering’s knowledge of field issues.  Will require 25% - 50% travel.
  • Utilize the 8D process to drive quality issues to resolution with cross functional teams.
  • Act as a mentor to lab engineers and technicians, providing expertise and leadership on a wide range of refrigeration testing projects.
  • Develop and execute test plans to ensure design intent and reliability specifications are met for existing and future products.
  • Collect data in a controlled manner and analyze that data to determine appropriate testing actions.
  • Partner with appropriate teams to evaluate component and design alternatives that can be integrated into existing products for quality/cost improvements.
  • Provide input on initial design to ensure performance and increase testing first pass yield.
  • Work directly with design, production, and customer service engineers during case testing to resolve issues regarding performance, parts and customer expectations.
  • Work with product engineering to conceptualize and implement improvements to existing product relative to performance and cost reductions.
  • Partner with appropriate teams to evaluate component and design alternatives that can be integrated into existing product for quality/cost improvements.


What are the basic qualifications?


  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering with 8+ years of experience in the commercial refrigeration industry along with 8+ years of laboratory experience.


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Strong troubleshooting, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Hands-on experience in a fast-paced, customized testing/manufacturing environment.
  • Familiarity with tools and techniques necessary to meet industry standards for accurate refrigeration testing and analysis.
  • Design of Experiments and structured problems solving experience is a plus.
  • Ability to clearly document testing results and communicate them effectively to all levels of the organization.
  • Experience with industry standards for refrigerated display case testing (ASHRAE 72, DOE, NSF 7, UL)
  • Exceptional work ethic and professional attitude.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude.
  • Solid interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to obtain EPA 608 certification for the safe handling of refrigerants.


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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