Product Engineer
Keosauqua, IA

About $67,000 - $93,000 a year

Hillphoenix is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services. The story of Hillphoenix 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 Hillphoenix. Hillphoenix 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.

Job Title: Product Engineer - Entry

FLSA Status: Salaried Exempt

Location: Keosauqua, IA

Department: Engineering

Reports to: Product Engineering Manager

Position Summary:
This position performs engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as refrigeration systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Researches, analyzes and plans the mechanical design in accordance with product requirements as established from various sources including product management, manufacturing, test lab, and customer specification documents.
Implement improvements to existing product for cost reductions and performance improvements. Hands-on mechanical design, analysis (including FEA), prototyping, debugging, system integration and testing are key components of the development activities.
Documents, implements and tests mechanical design requirements for production. This includes supporting transfer of relevant design output documents and recommended process instructions.
Construction of accurate BOMs based on legacy and new designs.
Determine inspection criteria for current and new designs.
Investigate the applicability of various manufacturing processes to our fabrication needs.
Supports the Product Engineering Manager in establishing or updating project and departmental deliverables.
Assures that quality processes are followed on projects and within the Product Engineering group.
Contributes to the development or improvement of processes
Partner with suppliers to evaluate component alternatives that can be integrated into existing product for quality/cost. Document components and provide ordering information for purchasing.
Investigate customer complaints, determine root cause and propose solutions.
Inform and train team members as required.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Mechanical Engineering
0-3 years’ experience

Additional Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
2D & 3D CAD expertise
Experience with solid modeling in production of sheet metal products is desirable
A minimum of three (3) years’ experience directly relating to manufacturing
Hands-on experience in a fast-paced, customized manufacturing environment
Previous experience reviewing mechanical designs for improvements
Intermediate technical skills
Good problem solving skills with a drive for results
Good written and verbal skills
Basic project management skills
Ability to build peer relationships as well as work independently
Must be action oriented, ethical in value, and have a strong customer focus
FEA experience desirable
Demonstrated leadership, coaching, and facilitation skills.
Demonstrated ability to partner with employees at all levels of an organization.
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.


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 : Iowa : Keosauqua

Sub Division : Hillphoenix Specialty

Job Requisition ID : 30674