Test Lab Manager

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:

Test Lab Manager

FLSA Status:

Salaried / Exempt


Keosauqua, IA




Melissa Diersing




The Test Lab Manager oversees and directs all testing activities within the Hillphoenix Specialty Test Labs including, but not limited to, determining the testing requirements for new projects, prioritizing and scheduling projects through the lab, assigning resources, and ensuring required test data is published.


Essential Responsibilities:         

  • Coordinate with Engineering, Product Management, and Sales to establish project requirements and testing goals for each project within the lab.
  • Develop test plans for each project to ensure project goals are validated.
  • Coordinate the production of test cases required for individual projects including customer and other options specific to the project needs.
  • Prioritize and schedule projects in the test lab.
  • Coordinate additional resources as required for testing projects including engineering, procurement, and quality support as needed.
  • Provide oversight and direction to each project within the lab.
  • Provide technical support for field issues and assign resources to aid in field support as required.
  • Manage and provide guidance for certification activities including UL, NSF and DOE.
  • Maintain and update Test Lab budget including certification activities, new product development materials, equipment maintenance, etc.
  • Review new technology and provide feasibility and benefit analysis.
  • Evaluate new suppliers and products to validate performance and reliability.
  • Provide leadership to and coordinate activities of the refrigeration engineers and refrigeration technicians within the lab to meet project goals and requirements.



  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or other related technical field OR Bachelor’s degree in any field with minimum seven years’ experience in refrigeration industry.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in Project Management or managing a technical department.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in New Product Development; preferably commercial refrigeration equipment.


Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated history of sustained results with the ability to motivate team members, resolve conflict, and make decisions when confronted with obstacles.
  • Demonstrated ability to set up and implement technical policies and procedures for a department.
  • MBA preferred.
  • 5 years’ experience with commercial refrigeration systems.
  • Strong PC / Microsoft Office suite skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a technical team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to multi-task, balancing competing priorities and projects at the same time.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.





Hillphoenix is an EO Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected category

Drug Free Workplace

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 : 2021

Dover Corporation
Full time
Keosauqua, Iowa 52565, US