Test Lab Engineer

Date: Jan 25, 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 & Sustainability 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:        Test Lab Engineer            

Location:        Richmond, VA    (South Chesterfield, VA)        


What we are looking for:


We are looking for a Test Lab Engineer to play a critical role in our industry leading test facility for refrigerated display equipment.  This engineer will be an active participant in the preparation, evaluation and reporting of critical performance data for Dover Food Retail Food Display products.  He/she should be able to apply the scientific method to drive appropriate testing and problem resolution as necessary.


About Our Test Lab:


  • 14K ft² of dedicated lab space located within a 525K ft² manufacturing facility.
  • 18 lab chambers (~200 ft² each) with dedicated HVAC control.
  • 32 lab stations with independent data acquisitions systems.
  • UL Certified
  • Run by a team of 8 engineers and techs with an average company tenure of 18 years.

What you will be responsible for in this role:


  • Collection of data in a controlled manner and analysis of that data to determine appropriate testing actions.
  • Providing input on initial design to ensure performance and increase testing first pass yield.
  • Development and execution of test plans to ensure design intent and reliability specifications are met for existing and future products.
  • Work directly with design, production, and customer service engineers during case testing to resolve issues regarding performance, parts and customer expectations.
  • Act as a lead in driving corrective actions in the field as they relate to product performance.
  • 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.
  • Understand industry and regulatory requirements as they apply to existing and new products (i.e., DOE, ASHRAE 72, NSF 7, UL, etc.).
  • Support testing in multiple locations. Some light travel is possible (2 - 3 times per year).


Minimum Qualifications:


  • B.S. in Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • 3 years of experience in a related field.


To be a great fit for the role:


  • An eagerness to learn as the lab will present countless opportunities to acquire hands-on knowledge of testing and refrigeration equipment.
  • Familiarity with tools and techniques necessary to meet industry standards for accurate refrigeration testing and analysis.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in refrigeration or HVAC is a plus.
  • 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 as well as directly to customers.
  • Capable of obtaining EPA Universal certification to work with refrigerants.
  • Project management skills.
  • Design and technical aptitude.
  • Strong work ethic and professional attitude.
  • Solid interpersonal skills.


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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