Senior New Product Development / Design to Value Engineer

Date: Apr 27, 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 are 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.    


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Manage the NPD project from concept to completion, including scheduling, deliverables, and delegation of tasks.
  • Collaborate with Product Management to define the product market specification for new refrigerators.
  • Brainstorm new and innovative solutions to achieve the product market specification.
  • Develop CAD models, assembly drawings, and structured indented bills of material (SIB)
  • Create fully detailed drawing packages for each build-to-order (BTO) product and release in the PLM system
  • Apply a modular product platform approach suitable for a highly capitalized automated assembly process
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering to tailor the design for automated assembly
  • Develop a test plan and work with the Engineering Lab to validate the product
  • Manage the project from concept to completion, including deliverables, and delegation of tasks
  • Achieve the proposed schedule, material cost savings, and labor savings targets


What are the basic qualifications?


  • BS Mechanical Engineering
  • 8-12 years of experience in design of industrial products


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • MS Mechanical Engineering a plus


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Proficient in the design of refrigerated merchandisers
  • Knowledge of modular product platform design methodology
  • Experience with DFM for automated assembly
  • Organized with strong project management skills; resource planning, scheduling, and reporting of status
  • Engineering skill in heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluids, and refrigeration.
  • Proficient at MCAD modeling of proposed solutions
  • Launch two new NPD projects per year
  • Achieve cost savings of $500K/ year
  • Strong track record of NPD and DTV accomplishments


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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