Operative - Skilled

Date: 09-Oct-2021

Location: Glasgow, GB

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover Precision Components delivers performance-critical solutions for rotating and reciprocating machinery across the oil & gas, power generation, marine, industrial, chemical and general processing markets. Comprising the Waukesha Bearings, Bearings Plus, Inpro/Seal and Cook Compression brands, our portfolio includes hydrodynamic bearings, active magnetic bearings, system and bearing protection, and reciprocating compressor valves, sealing technologies, pistons, rods and more. Each solution is custom-engineered to provide optimum efficiency, reliability and productivity, and backed by comprehensive aftermarket services. Dover Precision Components serves its global customer base through facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as technical sales representatives around the world. Dover Precision Components is part of Dover Corporation’s Fluids segment.

Sets up and operates computer numerically controlled and manual machines to perform machining operations by performing the following duties.

Role Purpose / Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


•    Read process sheets, blueprints and sketches of part to determine machining to be done, dimensional specifications, set up and operating requirements.

•    Locate and download programs from a DNC storage system.

•    Interpret work instructions.

•    Identify, select and install proper tooling for operations being performed.

•    Calculate proper feeds and speeds for a variety of steel grades, copper, brass, aluminium and bronze.

•    Read, understand, edit or write complete programs.

•    Intuitively understand capabilities of tooling and machinery.

•    Understand applicable quality systems and perform necessary quality inspections.

•    Apply principles of Lean Manufacturing to reduced setup times and improve productivity.

•    Visually inspects final components.

•    Performs boxing of parts to include cleaning, oiling, wrapping and boxing the final product for shipment.

•    Performs cleaning, fitting, filing, tapping, reaming, blending, polishing and aligning to ensure free action of movable parts and operating requirements.

•    Uses precision measuring instruments and gauging devices and performs various quality inspection type procedures to include dimensional verification.

•    Properly identifies components after assembly/manufacture.

•    Assumes responsibility for quality and functionality.

•    Adheres to all Waukesha Bearings policies and procedures.

•    Seek out and identify Continuous Improvement opportunities.

•    Actively participate in daily Continuous Improvement activities.

•    Employee must be able to set up all necessary measuring equipment and routinely check the calibration of the equipment while measuring.

•    Create and maintain a team focused work environment.

•    Responsible for general housekeeping and cleanliness of working area.

•    Support “Best Practices” to achieve company goals for safety, delivery, cost and quality.

•    Ability to work rotating Day/Back/Night shifts.

Skills and Experience:


•    Requires in-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes.
•    Be time served in a machining discipline.
•    Have a relevant Health and Safety awareness.
•    Previous experience in a similar industry is preferable (Oil and Gas)
•    Experience working with various machine control systems including Fanuc, Mazak, Heidenhaim and Haas.
•    Must be self-motivated and possess facilitation skills to be used in a team setting.
•    Prior experience with precision inspection equipment including, but not limited to, micrometres, callipers, height gauges and bore gauges.
•    Proven ability to hold tight machining tolerances of less than .0025mm.
•    Self-directed.
•    Inspires and motivates others around them.
•    Encourage and facilitates change.
•    Promotes diversity of ideas.
•    Able to manage multiplate priorities with a bias towards action and speed.
•    Customer focused.
•    Constantly displays integrity and respect.
•    Bases decision on fact and adopts a disciplined approach.
•    Actively engages in discussion and openly supports teams decisions.
•    Maintains a positive attitude in order to positively influence the process improvement activities throughout the organisation.


•    HNC Engineering preferred.
•    A minimum of 5 years’ experience within a lean-manufacturing work 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.


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