Senior Applications Engineer

Date: Sep 24, 2021

Location: Vancouver, CA

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover Precision Components delivers performance-critical solutions for rotating and reciprocating machinery across the oil & gas, power generation, marine, industrial, chemical and general processing markets. Comprising the Waukesha Bearings, Bearings Plus, Inpro/Seal and Cook Compression brands, our portfolio includes hydrodynamic bearings, active magnetic bearings, system and bearing protection, and reciprocating compressor valves, sealing technologies, pistons, rods and more. Each solution is custom-engineered to provide optimum efficiency, reliability and productivity, and backed by comprehensive aftermarket services. Dover Precision Components serves its global customer base through facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as technical sales representatives around the world. Dover Precision Components is part of Dover Corporation’s Fluids segment.


This position is responsible for the engineering and design content of projects for all assigned accounts. They will act as the primary liaison with customer for resolution of technical matters and the development of products for customer projects by interpreting specifications and design requirements and developing those into an engineered solution. They will assist / instruct Designers with the checking of assembly drawings for accuracy of design intent and application specific information and will assist Application Engineers with advanced analysis techniques when required. 


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Analyze product designs utilizing Dover Precision Components (DPC) tools and practices, interpret results and determine optimum solution to the customers’ problem. Prepare technical information for new projects to customers’ specifications. 

  • Develop close working relationships with key customers’ technical contacts, ensuring that business opportunities are recognized and responded to appropriately at an early stage. Significant customer interaction with respect to the engineering and management of projects, pre and post contract, for assigned accounts. 

  • Support development of advanced analysis techniques (FEA, CFD, rotordynamics, etc…) and perform as required.  Support Applications Engineers on said techniques and/or coordinate 3rd party resources. 

  • Support New Product Development team in creation of analytical methods for new products and product enhancements and document standard work processes, procedures and tools. 

  • Interpret designs, assist / instruct Designers, perform all engineering calculations, examine specifications, expedite and process engineering changes. 

  • Accountable for the successful completion of engineering projects 

  • Assist in the preparation of engineering project proposals 

  • Participating in client/contractor meetings and resolving client/engineering and management project issues 

  • Ensure effective liaison within the Engineering group to build and maintain consistently high engineering standards and to drive relevant product development 

  • Support engineering process development and design for manufacturability efforts through specific assignments as directed by Engineering Management 

  • Lead fluid film bearing training seminars at customer and/or internal sites as needed and be able to fine-tune the training to the specific needs of the audience 



  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum 8 years related work experience required 

  • Prefer Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering or PhD with background in rotordynamic analysis and end use of rotating equipment; related work experience. 

  • Strong understanding of Engineering Principles and design practices 

  • Demonstrated ability to create ideas and develop solutions - Excellent problem solving skills 

  • Very strong communication skills – Ability to interface with customers 

  • Familiarity with 3D CAD & strong computer skills 

  • Must be familiar with the impact of the manufacturing process on the key factors that control the form, fit, and function of a bearing and/or compressor 


Physical Requirements:  
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.   

Working Conditions:  

  • Must be willing to travel to customer sites (15-20%, may be international) 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. General office environment.  

*Note: This Job Description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by the Supervisor. All requirements are subject to change and updates.

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