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Product Development Engineer

Company: Dover Corporation
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Belvac is the world leader in the design and production of continuous motion rotary machinery. We provide beverage canmakers with high-speed trimming, necking, base reprofiling and reforming, shaping, bottom rim coating, flanging and inspection technology. Over the years, we have been responsible for numerous advances in canmaking technology. This technology has enabled our customers to steadily increase line speeds and improve quality and productivity, while significantly reducing materials costs. Belvac was founded in 1962 in Lynchburg Virginia. Philosophies of quality, pride, craftsmanship, and work ethic set extremely high standards and quickly drove Belvac to become the world leader in its industry revolutionizing many manufacturing processes. For over forty years Belvac has turned innovative ideas into world class machinery. Serving both the Can Making and Plastics industry.sts.

General Function:    

Responsible for the design and development of specialized machinery for the R&D and Specialty Container Engineering Group at Belvac

This person will also develop specification, design, and testing of machinery and equipment related Belvac Engineered Machinery.  This includes mechanical concept development, detailed design and analysis, engineering drawing creation and checking, BOM development and issuance, ECO initiation and completion, and Value Engineering for all new and existing Belvac products.  Assist Assembly, Service, and Sales in technical discussions on same product.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • As a BPM Inc. employee maintain an effective working knowledge and awareness Belvac’s current documented Quality Management System as it pertains to their job assignments.
  • Evaluate customer specifications and comply with machinery output
  • Mechanical design of mechanical components and assemblies using Autodesk Inventor 2015 or later.
  • Development of 2D general arrangement drawing of machine and peripheral equipment layout specific to customer and project requirements using Autodesk AutoCad software.
  • Evaluation and selection of mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic components including gears, bearings, actuators, cylinders, valves, sensors, etc.
  • Value Engineering of designs to achieve cost targets while maintaining/improving function.
  • Creation of  Bills of Materials
  • Initiation and completion of Engineering Change Orders as necessary to address issues with mechanical designs and/or drawings.
  • Support Purchasing and Production Control by addressing inquiries related to mechanical design related items.
  • Support the build and commissioning of new machinery by addressing inquiries from Fabrication/Assembly related to mechanical design related items.
  • Assist in the continuous process improvement of Belvac’s product line.
  • Work on special projects assigned by the Department Manager







  • 3-5 years of proven experience in a comparable role


Knowledge Requirement:

  • Good knowledge of materials, and finishes
  • Familiar with shop fabrication methods and techniques
  • Familiar with OSHA safety standards
  • Knowledge of industry design drafting standards such as ANSI Y14.5 (1994 or later)
  • Proficient in 3D solid modeling software - preferably Autodesk Inventor 2015(or later) or equivalent (e.g. SolidWorks, SolidEdge, ProE)
  • Proficient in GD&T, tolerances and stack-up analysis
  • Experience in the use of Quality and Engineering Tools like FMEA, Root Cause
  • Good technical communication (verbal and written)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software. 


  • Knowledge of CE (European Safety Standards) are a plus
  • Working knowledge of heat treating
  • Some Analysis such as Failure analysis and Statistical Process Control, among others
  • Ability to develop effective and concise presentations using MS PowerPoint
  • Able to conduct Finite Element Analysis on mechanical designs
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001
  •  Five year of industrial experience in the design of High-Speed Rotating Machinery or related field

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.

Keywords: Dover Corporation, Lynchburg , Product Development Engineer, Other , Lynchburg, Virginia

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