Valve Shop Inspector

Date: Mar 25, 2021

Location: Odessa, 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 Fluids segment.


Summary: The Senior Inspector responsible for assembling and inspecting all items that come into inspection.



  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints and specifications
  • Perform cleaning, fitting, filing, tapping, reaming, blending, polishing and aligning to ensure free action and proper operation of movable parts
  • Set-up and calibrate precision measuring equipment and measure precision parts and assemblies to tolerances of +/- .0002”
  • Record data and complete inspection reports
  • Perform bearing bump checks
  • Able & willing to provide training to fellow inspectors
  • Use precision measuring instruments, gauging devices and perform various quality inspection procedures including but not limited to; dimensional verification, nondestructive testing, UT and Megger Test
  • Properly mark bearings during/after assembly
  • Install and verify functionality of instrumentation
  • Perform visual inspection of components, complete final inspection reports, complete Certificate of Conformance reports and release product for shipment
  • Recognize defective parts
  • Grind components as needed
  • Demonstrate effective communication & leadership skills with fellow inspectors
  • Work closely with the lead inspector to ensure that parts with non-conformance issues are resolved in a timely manner.  Anticipated issues with a job are communicated in a timely manner.
  • Superficial deburring and cleaning in addition to “quick fix” machining operations.
  • Assume responsibility for quality and functionality of parts and assemblies
  • Identify problems and initiate ECN (Engineering Change Notice) as needed
  • Participate in daily reviews of workflow and continuous improvement


Education and Experience:

Must have one year certificate from college or technical school; OR five to ten years of related experience and/or training; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and smell.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is often somewhat loud.

*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.

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.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Texas : Midland || Americas : United States : Texas : Odessa

Sub Division : Cook Services US - E0051

Job Requisition ID : 35326

Nearest Major Market: Midland
Nearest Secondary Market: Midland

Job Segment: Inspection, Engineer, Machinist, Inspector, Instrumentation, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality