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Test Lab Engineer

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:        Test Lab Engineer            

Location:        Richmond, VA             



What we are looking for:


We are looking for a Test Lab Engineer who will be an active participant in the preparation, evaluation and reporting of critical performance data for Dover Food Retail Food Display products.  He/she should be able to apply the scientific method to drive appropriate testing and problem resolution as necessary.


What you will be responsible for in this role:


  • Work directly with design, production and customer service engineers during case testing to resolve issues regarding performance, parts and customer expectations.
  • Develop and execute test plans to ensure design intent is met for existing and future products.
  • Develop and execute test plans to ensure reliability specifications are met for existing and future products.
  • Act as a lead in driving corrective actions in the field as they relate to product performance.
  • Work with product engineering to conceptualize and implement improvements to existing product for cost reductions and performance improvements.
  • Partner with appropriate teams to evaluate component and design alternatives that can be integrated into existing product for quality/cost improvements.
  • Understand industry and regulatory requirements as they apply to existing and new products (i.e., DOE, ASHRAE 72, NSF 7, UL, etc.).
  • Support testing in multiple locations.  Can require up to 25% travel between DFR locations, including international.


What are the basic qualifications?


  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering (Refrigeration or HVAC emphasis a plus)
  • 3-5 years of experience or knowledge in refrigeration and HVAC


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Hands-on experience in a fast-paced, customized testing/manufacturing environment.
  • Familiarity with tools and techniques necessary to meet industry standards for good refrigeration testing and analysis.
  • Hands-on experience in a fast-paced, customized testing/manufacturing environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to clearly document testing results and communicate them effectively to all levels of the organization as well as directly to customers.
  • Capable of obtaining EPA Universal certification to work with refrigerants.
  • Project management skills.
  • Design and technical aptitude.
  • Strong work ethic and professional attitude.
  • Good interpersonal skills.


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
  • Profit Sharing
  • 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.


Salary Range
$81,000.00 - 116,000.00
per Year
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Colonial Heights, VA 23834, US