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Production Lead


Houston, TX, US, 77047

Work Arrangement:  Onsite

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.



The Production Lead is responsible for ensuring that safety protocols are being followed, identifying and removing safety hazards, as well as ensuring the flow of product through the shop to meet customer demands.  The Production Lead is responsible for assisting in scheduling, job assignments, process improvement, and supervision (excluding disciplinary procedures). 



  • Participate in all plant safety initiatives, report potentially unsafe conditions, and abide by corporate and local policies.
  • Actively engage in lean manufacturing principles and techniques.  This includes, but is not limited to, actively participating in kaizen events, 5S activities, and continuously seeking improvement in the work area.
  • Work with the Production Supervisor and other Lead People to manage and prioritize staffing assignments to ensure customer demand and the production schedule are met.
  • Execute and coordinate employee training to ensure that procedures are followed and meet all quality requirements.
  • Report problems or concerns with quality, processes, equipment, material, and labor to the Manufacturing Supervisor.
  • Provide job status information daily to Manufacturing Supervisor to prepare for 10:00 a.m. production meeting
  • Observe, create, maintain, coordinate, and complete standard work
  • Update and monitor Production Status boards
  • Attend and contribute to the Tier board meetings
  • Work collaboratively with other departments – Safety, Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, etc – to resolve issues.
  • Other duties, as assigned


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

  • 8-10 years of manufacturing experience preferred
  • Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Strong organizational skills; Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views;
  • Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • 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; Monitors own work to ensure quality.


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Preferred 8-10 years of shop experience as a machinist.
  • Technical training in shop math, blueprint reading, and GDT is preferred to perform the job.


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.

*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: Chemical Research, Industrial, Machinist, Business Process, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering, Manufacturing, Management

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