Machine Operator II - Sheetmetal

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Date: May 10, 2024

Location: Keosauqua, IA, US, 52565

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover Food Retail (DFR) is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services; and leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe under brands such as HillPhoenix and Anthony.

DFR is part of the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.

DFR is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Dover Food Retail.



Job Title:                    Machine Operator II – Sheetmetal

FLSA Status:             Hourly / Non-Exempt    

Department:              Operations

Supervisor:                Production Supervisor

Shift:                           2nd   


What we are looking for:


Sheet Metal fabricates sheet metal products and equipment. Work may involve setting up and operating machinery to cut, bend, and straighten metal parts to supply our upstream departments with parts they need.


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Operate all equipment in the sheet metal department, including brake presses, lasers, punch presses, sanders, and deburring machines
  • Fill all part requirements to complete rounds for the kitting department
  • Read rulers, tape measurers, metal squares, angle finders, protractors, and other measuring instruments
  • Read and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Read and interpret blueprints and work orders
  • Perform appropriate preventative maintenance on equipment and tooling
  • Examine finished work pieces for smoothness, shape, angle, or conformity to specifications and verify dimensions, visually and using hands, rulers, calipers, templates, or gauges
  • Start machines, adjust controls, and make trial cuts to ensure that machinery is operating properly
  • Monitor operations of machines and make adjustments to correct problems and ensure conformance to specifications
  • Work at different workstations as production needs require
  • Maintain the work area in a clean, safe, and orderly manner
  • Use proper safety equipment and apparel required for each operation on individual’s product line or work cell
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What are the basic qualifications?


  • High School Diploma/GED required


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Team oriented – values the synergy of a team and operates as a team player
  • Effectively collaborates, engages others in discussion and is hands-on in problem solving
  • A fast learner able to quickly come up to speed on business processes to manage and serve the needs of the organization
  • A passion for getting things right
  • Can-do attitude, committed to finding solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend blueprints and schematic drawings
  • Demonstrated proficiency with handheld tools and other measuring devices
  • Demonstrated proficiency with written and verbal communication and/or instruction




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.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.                                             

Dover Food Retail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on 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.

Job Function :

Nearest Major Market: Ottumwa

Job Segment: Machinist, Equipment Operator, Power Systems, Industrial, Supply, Manufacturing, Energy, Operations

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