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Design Engineer
at Dover Corporation
Smithfield, NC

Design Engineer
at Dover Corporation
Smithfield, NC

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For over 125 years, OPW has led the way in designing and manufacturing world-class retail fueling, fluid handling and car wash system solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW makes above ground and below ground products for both conventional, vapor recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets. Additionally, OPW supplies loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, rail car valves and equipment, and car wash systems. OPW has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with sales offices around the world. OPW is part of the Dover Corporation, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV”. To learn more about OPW’s 125 years of providing industry-leading solutions, visit our website at www.opwglobal.com.
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, 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 29,000 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 www.dovercorporation.com.

Mission:  Design, test, release new products and support existing products.



Overall Scope:  Assists with new product designs meeting OPW and industry standards.  Designs new products with minimum supervision, recommends and carries out the maintenance of major changes.  Handles existing product maintenance as needed.




  • Assure that design and development tasks are carried out according to OPW process map.
  • Set up new part numbers by working closely with purchasing, vendors and accounting.
  • Develop and improve manufacturing processes with time studies, assembly line set up and assembly fixtures for existing products and new product releases.
  • Identify cost savings projects and designs. Complete these projects from start to finish on time and within budget.
  • Develop good working relationships with vendors to obtain quotes, prototypes and rework of parts.
  • Must have strong attention to detail to complete designs, maintain document control processes, ECN releases and creating BOMs & part number set up.
  • Develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing processes using various methods including: time studies, statistical methods and estimating future manufacturing requirements.
  • Coordinate all phases of development including creation, prototypes, testing and analysis.
  • Determine and establish specifications through engineering calculations and layouts.
  • Support Manufacturing, Purchasing, Quality Control, Sales, Marketing, Inventory Control, Production and Human Resources as needed
  • Operate in a team environment with other functional areas providing input to design solutions and participate in design reviews.
  • Participate in cost reduction programs and coordinate cost reductions as necessary.
  • Work closely with manufacturing to identify improvements and sustain existing products.
  • Encourage and foster an environment for new ideas and innovation.
  • Other activities as needed.






  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent design experience.



  • Minimum 5 years work experience in Design Engineering
  • 3D CAD experience with solid modeling. (NX preferred)
  • Background in Engineering Change Notice (ECN) process and Product Development Process (PDP) is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to solicit the cooperation of others and positively influence the efforts and dynamics of work teams.
  • Professional presentation skills including persuasive communication skills, adept listening and highly developed interpersonal skills.

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.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : North Carolina : Apex || Americas : United States : North Carolina : Raleigh || Americas : United States : North Carolina : Smithfield

Sub Division : SUBD_OPW_RETAIL_Below

Job Requisition ID : 30762

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