Senior New Product Development / Design To Value Engineer

Date: Jul 16, 2021

Location: Sylmar, CA, US, 91342

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 New Product Development / Design to Value Engineer       

Location:        Sylmar, CA 



What we’re looking for:


We are looking for a Senior New Product Development (NPD / Design to Value (DTV) Engineer to be responsible for NPD of refrigerated merchandisers, as well as DTV cost reduction efforts on the existing product lines. The Sr. Design Engineer will work proficiently using SolidWorks, simulation and be responsible for prototype and test designs prior to production.



What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Responsible for New Product Development (NPD) following the Stage Gate process
    • Concept generation and intellectual property, including scheduling, deliverables, Design reviews and delegation of tasks.
    • Engineering CAD components, models, assembly, and structured bills of material Create fully detailed drawing packages for each build-to-order (BTO) product and release in the PLM system. Perform tolerance stack-up Analysis.
    • Prototype and pilot builds, Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering to tailor the design for automated assembly.
    • DFMEA and DVP&R (Develop a test plan and work with the Engineering Lab to validate the product.
    • Agency compliance
    • Responsible for Design-To-Value (DTV) productivity improvements to existing products, Brainstorm, scope, develop and launch projects to achieve target savings.
  • Collaborates with Product Management, Sourcing, Quality, Manufacturing, and other members of the project teams.
  • Occasionally meet with vendors for finalization of tooling design, concepts and F/A’s.
  • ECN preparation & Maintain control of documents


What are the basic qualifications?


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 8+ years of design engineering experience
  • 3+ years of refrigeration industry experience


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • MS Mechanical Engineering a plus


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Must have strong computer skills utilizing AutoCAD, 3D SolidWorks, EPDM, MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, Explorer, E-drawings, MS Project as well as proficiency with PowerPoint and Explorer is essential.
  • Strong track record of NPD and DTV accomplishments
  • Demonstrated expertise in heat transfer and structural mechanics
  • Experience with Stage Gate, DFM, VA/VE, Lean, Six Sigma, other best-practice processes.
  • Ability to lead projects & work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve using problem solving tools and techniques (A3, fishbone, root cause, 5-Whys)


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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