Manager, Mechanical Engineering, Marathon Equipment

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Vernon, AL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Environmental Solutions Group encompasses industry-leading brands — Heil Environmental, Marathon, Bayne, The Curotto-Can, 3rd Eye, and Soft-Pak — to create a premier, fully integrated equipment group serving the solid waste and recycling industry. Through extensive voice-of-customer outreach, in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, a wide-reaching service network, and proven industry expertise, Environmental Solutions Group is focused on solving customer problems through environmentally responsible products and providing world-class support.  For more information, visit


ESG is a Dover Corporation operating company. Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of over 23,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at



Operating Company: Environmental Solutions Group - Marathon Equipment

Location: Vernon, AL

Reports to: Director of Engineering

Department:  Engineering



The Manager, Mechanical Engineering will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing all core products as well as new product development. This includes researching, planning, organizing, and executing oversight of engineering projects and daily sustaining activities. The selected candidate will be responsible for managing the PDP (Product Development Process) to lead cross-functional teams in the successful launch of new products and product extensions that meet performance and quality metrics. In addition, this person will be responsible for maintaining “lessons learned” to continuously improve design practices and engineering process so that customer value is continuously improved. Finally, this individual will be responsible for working with the product management group and the manufacturing group to assure that internal and external customer needs are met by our core products and through new product development.



  • Manage a team of engineers and designers to assure that all custom orders, drawing requests, price quotes, and part request are processed accurately and according to set timeframes.
  • Manage a team of engineers and designers to assure that the PDP is properly executed by producing accurate and timely outputs such as product designs, drawings, BOMs, specifications, validation data and product manuals.
  • Act as a “player coach” by mentoring engineers and designers to produce design outputs that meet project goals while providing support for critical path project tasks.
  • Assure that designs adhere to industry quality and safety standards and that risk analysis documentation is maintained in support of these standards.
  • Work with product management and manufacturing to maintain and prioritize a list of development and enhancement projects to improve customer value and reduce internal cost to achieve revenue targets.
  • Assist product management in developing and maintaining product generation plans which support future market trends to assure that our core products meet the needs of the target market segment.
  • Assist in the management of the corporate intellectual property by managing the patent process as a critical portion of product development.
  • Assist with new supplier development efforts in conjunction with cost, quality or technology improvements that support new core products and core product enhancements.
  • Understand the value equation with customers, market, and products to assure that product cost of ownership is maximized while maintaining the industry leading quality and performance reputation of the company.



  • Bachelor’s degree of Science in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 3 Minimum years related experience to the essential job functions. 5 years preferred.
  • Prefer 5 years of experience using Pro-E, SolidWorks, or another 3D CAD system.
  • Able to perform hand calculations to determine load and stress in structural members.
  • Experience in simulation analysis (i.e. FEA) of materials and structures.
  • Able to determine required specifications for the following components: Pumps, motors, gear reduction, bearings, and fasteners.
  • Hydraulic system knowledge: Components of the hydraulic system, including the devices that actuate, discharge, and control the flow of hydraulic fluid and those devices which sense, control, and limit hydraulic pressure.
  • Hydraulic system abilities: Calculate cylinder cycle times, hydraulic forces, and required piping/hose size.
  • Experience developing conceptual designs and budgetary quotes.
  • The candidate must also have a proven track record of employing a product development process and project management skills to lead cross-functional teams in the execution and launch of new products and new product extensions.
  • The candidate should be able to exhibit strong problem-solving skills such as: 6-Sigma, 8D, A3, 5 Why, PDCA, etc. to solve complex problems.
  • The candidate must have strong leadership skills and be results oriented. This person must be a strong communicator that is creative yet believes in a structured approach to solving problems and meeting goals. 
  • The candidate must be a self-starter, work at a fast pace, and yet still be highly detailed and accurate.  They must show project management capabilities such as being goal oriented while being able to identify high priority, critical path tasks.



Builds and Manages Collaborative Relationships

Results Driven

Strategic Mindset



Ethics and Work Standards: Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others.  Ensure that all business activities – with both internal and external customers – to be performed with a professional demeanor and that all participants be held accountable to this high standard.

Communication:  Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Presents concise, well-organized reports in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Listens to understand input, feedback, and concerns.  Provides complete information in an open, honest, and straightforward manner.  Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.

Teamwork and Relationships:  Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.  Supports cooperation.  Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow Environmental Solutions Group business in the United States and abroad.  Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate.  Embraces a positive outlook.  Is respected and trusted by others.

Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution: Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements.  Uses technical and analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost effective possible. Performs root-cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems.  Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives.  Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or creates opportunities that will increase productivity and create value.  Shares best practices with other employees across the business.

Accountability:  Accepts responsibility and accessibility for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects, programs, and duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems, and progress of work in a timely manner.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of 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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