Senior. Design Engineer

Date: Feb 25, 2021

Location: Sylmar, CA, US

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 Design Engineer           

Location:        Sylmar, CA           


What we are looking for:

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative Product Design Engineer. This position selects and applies extensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices is broad areas of assignment and related fields; Responsible for making decisions on engineering problems and methods having an important effect on major company programs; Implements new product designs; Reverse engineers current/pre-existing product designs; Works proficiently using SolidWorks; and responsible for prototype and test designs prior to production.


Essential Competencies:

  • Implement and design new products.
  • Follow the new product development phase gate process
  • Re-design old products to improve manufacturing and decrease cost.
  • Develop and maintain design FMEA and process FMEA to reduce product launch issues.
  • Prove and test design by fabricating prototypes.
  • Perform tolerance stack-up Analysis.
  • Occasionally meet with vendors for finalization of tooling design, concepts and F/A’s.
  • Attend both formal and informal meetings.
  • Required to show both pros and cons of design before implementation.
  • ECN preparation
  • Maintain control of documents
  • Material research.
  • Track product design through all stages up to and through manufacturing
  • Prototype designs.
  • Research - using mathematical modeling/or calculations to work out whether new developments and innovations would work and/or be cost effective.
  • Design - turning enquiry ideas into technical plans.
  • Testing – setting up, collecting and analyzing data of tests on components.
  • Reporting - writing or presenting reports for project managers and clients.
  • Lead - directs the efforts of technicians or other team members to assure successful project completion.  Will often be required to multitask and coordinate multiple large projects simultaneously.
  • Interface with customers, internally and externally, on technical details and project goals.
  • May be assigned product or manufacturing engineering responsibilities to resolve product or manufacturing problems on major product lines.  Solve individually or as part of a group as job duties require.  May lead such problem-solving activities. A3, design reviews.
  • Hands-on work on shop floor, as job requires.


Minimum Quantifiable Competencies:

  • Requires a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Advanced degree in Materials or Mechanical engineering is preferred.
  • Requires 8 years of design experience.


Strengths needed for this role:

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve using problem solving tools and techniques (A3, fishbone, root cause, 5-Whys, Six Sigma)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to facilitate activities necessary to a project’s completion.
  • Must have strong computer skills utilizing AutoCAD, SolidWorks, EPDM, MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, Explorer, E-drawings, MS Project as well as proficiency with PowerPoint and Explorer is essential.
  • Must have strong mathematical knowledge, together with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, tables, handbook formulas; all varieties of precision measuring instruments, personal computer and computer software applications involving a thorough skills knowledge plus the application of basic theory.
  • Ability to read, write, verbalize and comprehend instructions and correspondence at the highest levels in the English language.


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




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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