Machine Operator

Date: Feb 24, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US

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 Pumps & Process Solutions segment.

Sets up and operates machine tools such as (compression molding presses, blenders, ovens, routing machines etc).  Must be able to read and follow work instructions.



  • Reads blueprint or 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.



  • Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Listens and gets clarification
  • Able to read and interpret written information
  •  Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback.
  •  Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  •  Approaches others in a tactful manner; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  •  Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
  •  Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Ability to communicate and respond effectively with all employees.


Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience


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: Minimal exposure to severe accidents. Normal operations require eye protection. 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.

Note: This Job Description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by the Supervisor. All requirements are subject to change and updates.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Industrial, Machinist, Manufacturing