Project Engineering Manager

Date: Dec 3, 2022

Location: Valencia, CA, US, 91355

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:        Project Engineering Manager

Location:        Valencia, CA


What we’re looking for:


We are looking for a dynamic and innovative experienced leader who will be responsible to manage the technical planning, development, and project execution of new products. You will be leading the technical scoping of new products, translation of the voice of the customer to technical requirements, concept development, product performance, and design release for doors, lighting, and merchandising systems.


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Ensure project development activities are completed on time, meeting all requirements, including cost, quality & performance targets to support the project plans and project execution
  • Lead - directs the efforts of engineers and technicians or other team members to assure successful project completion.  Will often be required to multitask and coordinate multiple large projects simultaneously.
  • Design, prototyping, validation, and implementation of new products.
  • Drive action plans to deliver product technical deliverables through Concept Validation, Design Validation and Process Validation
  • Lead the development of test plans (DVP) and FMEA with the engineers.
  • Provide technical support for field issues and assign resources to aid in field support as required.
  • Conducts regular design, quality, cost, manufacturability and safety reviews with project team and support functions.
  • Technical support to customers regarding Quality Assurance questions or problems.
  • Manage budget (expenses) and Capital (Capex) Plan.
  • Collaborate with Product Management to define the product market specification, brainstorm the solution, validate concepts with the customer
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering on the product fabrication plan


What are the basic qualifications?


  • Requires a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Advanced degree in engineering or business management preferred.
  • Requires 7-10 years of experience with product design, CAD modeling, GD&T.
  • Requires 5 years of experience as a project management, or leading teams in a technical environment.


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • MS Mechanical Engineering a plus
  • MBA a plus
  • Lean/Six Sigma Certification a plus.
  • System Engineering Certification (INCOSE) a plus
  • Proficient in negotiation and conflict management.


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Leading in a fast-paced manufacturing environment with a high degree of product and process complexity.
  • Project Management Certification and agile experience is nice to have. Ability to facilitate activities necessary to a project’s completion.
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve using problem solving tools and techniques (A3, fishbone, root cause, 5-Whys, six-sigma, lean)
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to manage a design team
  • Demonstrate an innovative mindset with ability to generate solutions to customer needs
  • Engineering skills in CAD, mechanical design, tooling design, heat transfer and materials.
  • Experience with complexity reduction, product architecture and systems engineering.
  • Manage system integration of projects in product development and advanced development.
  • Experience leading teams to from concept development to launch of new products.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Strong Technical and design problem solver.


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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