Assembler, Manipulators

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Date: Apr 6, 2024

Location: Red Wing, MN, US, 55066

Company: Dover Corporation

Position Description

Assembler, Manipulator 


Company Overview:

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 ~700 team members across 12 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.”


Central Research Laboratories (CRL), the Remote Handling business within DESTACO is a key P&L serving the Life Sciences (pharmaceutical, radio-pharmaceutical and bio-containment) and Nuclear market segments. Our products are recognized in the marketplace under the CRL brand.

Position Summary:

Perform a wide variety of duties to assemble and function-test manipulators and other products involving close tolerances. Rotate through all areas of assembly as required by shop production workload. Work toward building additional skills in various assembly areas to increase proficiency and flexibility. This position is located in Red Wing, MN.


Key Job Responsibilities included but not limited to:

Assembly I

  • Assemble assigned jobs at designated workstation
  • Work from blueprints to assemble and test completed assemblies within allotted time frame as indicated on Production Control Board
  • Test completed assemblies to insure conformance with assembly area-specific performance test specifications
  • Investigate and correct any problems noted
  • Confer with Inspectors as needed on questions regarding part or operation quality
  • Rotate between manipulator assembly and plastics assembly
  • Consistently meet allotted assembly times

Assembly II

  • All Assembly I duties listed above
  • Proficiently assemble, test repair and crate Manipulator models GLD, GLDC, GHDE, and G & GHD with Variable Z option
  • Test completed assemblies to insure conformance with assembly area-specific performance test specifications
  • Rotate between manipulator assembly, plastics assembly and transfer assembly areas
  • Basic leak test certification

Assembly III

  • All assembly I & II duties listed above
  • Proficient in assembling, testing and repairing Manipulator models E, EHD, 7, R, 8, F and Versa with Variable Z option
  • Assemble, test and repair manipulator electrical packages within allotted production board or route sheet timeframes accurately
  • Proficient in transfer assembly and advanced Leak test certification


Leadership Competencies aligned with Dover and executed in DESTACO with appropriate expectations for the job level:

  • 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.


Job Requirements:


  • Requires an advanced skill level in various assembly areas
  • Must meet or exceed posted route sheet timelines with accuracy and skill
  • Minimum 2 years working in a manufacturing environment required
  • Minimum 2 years completing complex assemblies, computer skills, blue print reading, interpreting and writing with strong mechanical aptitude required
  • Must be able to work effectively under deadlines and delegate responsibilities
  • Experience with MS Word and MS Excel


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexible, with strong teamwork orientation
  • Use a variety of fixtures, hand and power tools and precision measuring devices during operations.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

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: Red Wing

Job Segment: Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear, Electrical, Assembly, Engineering, Energy, Manufacturing, Research

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