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1st Shift Machine Operator


Houston, TX, US, 77047

Work Arrangement:  Onsite


Dover Precision Components ‘DPC’ (‘the Company’) is part of Dover Corporation’s (‘the Parent Company’) Pumps and Process solutions segment. DPC holds market leading positions globally and delivers performance-critical solutions across the oil & gas, power generation, marine, industrial, chemical and general processing markets. We design and manufacture mission-critical equipment components to deliver more affordable, cleaner energy solutions and enable manufacturers to operate more efficiently.


Dover Precision Components delivers products and services that enhance performance, improve safety, reduce carbon emissions, and accelerate clean energy adoption, through collaborative customer relationships, expert engineering, and an innovative culture. Our strong Company portfolio is comprised of long products and services offered under Cook Compression, Cook Mechanical Field Services, Waukesha Bearings, Waukesha Magnetic Bearings, Inpro/Seal, Bearings Plus, and FW Murphy Production Controls. Our global footprint reaches more than twelve locations in the Americas and more than six locations in Europe and China.


We are diligent in recognizing our employees’ needs and providing an enriching experience through professional developmental opportunities. Our authentic, collaborative company culture, combined with a competitive suite of health and welfare offerings, emulates who we are. We are Dover Precision Components, #LifeAtDPC



This position sets up and operates machine tools such as compression molding presses, blenders, ovens, and routing machines. 



  • Follows job order for product specifications such as dimensions and tolerances, tooling instructions, fixtures, and equipment settings. 
  • Selects, positions, and secures tool in tool holder
  • Moves controls to position press and work piece in relation to each other, and to set specified feeds, speeds, and pressures.
  • Observes operation of machine and verifies conformance of work piece to specifications


Minimum required qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must be able to measure parts using micrometers, calipers or other measuring tools


The ideal candidate possesses the following experience, skills, and abilities:

  • Clear communication, both oral and written
  • Organization skills; keep area clean to 5S standards
  • Prior shop or mechanical experience desired
  • Must work according to safety policies and procedures
  • Basic computer skills


Mental/Visual/Physical Effort:

  • Walks, stands, reaches, and bends frequently.
  • Periodic lifting of moderate to heavy items may be required.
  • Possesses good hand/eye coordination.

Physical Hazards:

  • Normal operations require eye protection, steal toed shoes, and ear protection.
  • Hot works requires aprons, heat resistant gloves, sleeves, and aprons.
  • Chemical process requires face shield and mask.
  • Additional safety equipment may be required.

Material Hazards:

  • Illness or injury from materials present in normal working environment is unlikely.

Working Conditions:

  • Exposure to normal machine shop environment with periodic noise.
  • Limited disagreeable factors present.
  • Certain environments may fall under the site’s respiratory protection program where they would be required to pass a medical evaluation and undergo a respirator fit test.


We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

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.

Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact for assistance with an accommodation. Kindly specify Job Requisition Number / Job Title and Location in response.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Machinist, Environmental Engineering, Engineer, Equipment Operator, Industrial, Manufacturing, Engineering

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