Manual Clamp Assembly 1

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Mt. Juliet, TN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

DESTACO, a Dover Company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance automation, workholding, and remote handling solutions.  The company serves customers in variety of end-markets, including the automotive, life sciences, consumer goods, packaging, aerospace, and nuclear sectors.


Built on a legacy of over 100 years, DESTACO offers a comprehensive portfolio of products to engineer precise movement, placement and control solutions that drive productivity and uptime for manufacturers around the world. The DESTACO family of products consists of industry-leading brands such as DESTACO Manual and Power Clamps, Camco and Ferguson Indexers, Robohand Grippers and CRL Manipulators and Transfer Ports.


DESTACO is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and operates globally through ~800 employees across 13 locations.


Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues of $7 billion. The company delivers innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.”

Position Summary:

The Assembler – Manual Clamps is responsible for performing a wide range of assembly functions to build, manual clamp using different machines (Riveters, grinders, etc). Components assembled may have rigid tolerance requirements as well as intricate assembly operations and processes.  Tasks may be performed independently or working as part of team.  This position reports to the Assembly Supervisor.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to read complicated blueprints and timing diagrams.
  • Perform adjustments for proper bearing preloads (input and output) using dial torque wrench, adjust cams for proper follower contact dwell and adjust cam heights using depth micrometer/height gages to attain proper follower contact in motion.
  • Ability to distinguish and identify proper tooling needs for assembly and testing needs.
  • Performs work that may include routine/repetitive assembly operations and processes that will range from moderately to very complicated.
  • Requires the use of fixtures, equipment, and a wide range of hand/power tools.
  • Ability to follow written work instructions and verbal work instructions precisely.
  • Works from prints to assemble component parts in a timely and professional fashion, while maintaining the quality standards and level of excellence our customers expect.
  • Completes necessary paperwork including routers, inspection sheets, scrap reports and non-conformances.
  • Packs and palletizes products as well as create and affix labels and tags to assemblies.
  • Performs all functions in department and willing to rotate between different cells within the assembly department
  • Operates within acceptable defect rate.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively use all necessary measuring instruments, such as micrometer, calipers, depth micrometer, granite tables and .0001 indicators to ensure conformance. May be required to make minor adjustments to assembly practices based on quality measurements.
  • Identifies when preventative maintenance is needed on assigned equipment.
  • Performs basic math including working with decimal numbers, ability to use a scale, and problem solving abilities.
  • Advises supervisor of conduct that may violate rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s):

  • Safety – Understands safe operation of equipment, tools and PPE.  Recognizes potential for dangerous situations; uses safe work practices.  Utilizes behavior based safety methods to sustain a safe working environment.
  • Ethics and Work Standards  Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others. 
  • Communication – Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar.  Listens to understand input, feedback and concerns.  Provides complete information in an open, honest and straightforward manner.  Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.
  • Teamwork/Relationships  Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.  Supports cooperation.  Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow the business.  Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate.  Embraces a positive outlook.  Is respected and trusted by others.
  • Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution – Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements.  Works with others to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives.  Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or creates opportunities that will increase productivity and create value.  Shares best practices with other employees.
  • Accountability – Accepts responsibility regarding projects/programs/duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems and progress of work in a timely manner.



  • Requires  2+ years’  experience working in an manufacturing environment required, preferably in light to heavy assembly operations
  • Performs moderately complex and intricate assembly
  • Read, interpret and follow basic blueprints, diagrams and other written instructions or procedures to accurately assembly products
  • Uses a wide range of hand and power tools
  • Calipers
  • Flexibility to work into multiple areas

Education and Certification Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent education and/or experience
  • Trade school preferred                                                               


Physical Requirements: (To be met with or without accommodation)

  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Stand up to 10 hours a day
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Eye hand coordination and attention to detail
  • Ability to bend, twist and turn

Work Arrangement : Onsite  

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.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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