Booting Technician

Date: Nov 17, 2022

Location: Red Wing, MN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Company Overview:


Central Research Laboratories (CRL) is the worldwide expert in hazardous material handling products, offering reliable protection and customized solutions for every application need. For 75 years, CRL has been a trusted supplier of remote handling solutions. Its innovative technologies provide safe and reliable protection for operators working with hazardous and sterile materials in Nuclear and Life Science applications around the world. CRL offers high quality products and exceptional technical expertise and support.


CRL is a division of DESTACO, the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and support of clamping, gripping and transferring solutions for workplace and flexible automation needs. A wide family of brands enables DESTACO to provide market-leading productivity improvement and cost reduction manufacturing solutions for customers in a wide range of industries. DESTACO brings over 100 years of experience to a global marketplace, with approximately half of its sales outside the United States, and manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Asia.


DESTACO is an operating company of Dover Corporation, a multi-billion dollar diversified global manufacturer headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois. For 65 years, Dover has focused on innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through its five major operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. The company is committed to being a leader in every market that we serve, with a focus on growth, talent and leadership to fulfill this mission.

Position Summary:

Perform a variety of duties to build, spray & inspect levels of appropriate material on accordion sleeves, glove ports & other items within the booting department. This position reports to the Operations Manager.


Key Job Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Review work orders for number, type of boots and dates needed.
  • Place mandrel on machine and clean as necessary and apply release agent.
  • In accordance with formulas, measure and mix required polyurethane and hardener materials.  Apply mist coat to ensure mold release integrity.
  • Use hand held or automatic spray guns to apply polyurethane to achieve desired thickness. Maintain visual watch over operations and adjust spraying as required to compensate for heat and humidity.
  • Use dial indicator to measure thickness.
  • Set up automatic sprayer to include setting stops.
  • May hand spray polyurethane coating to add additional materials in selected portions of work on automatic sprayer as specified in work orders?
  • Apply lotion and strip completed products off of mandrel and cut to length as specified.
  • Clean and maintain spray guns.
  • Replace parts as needed.
  • Clean all glass beakers.
  • Clean and maintain spray booths to include cleaning blower fans and replacing air filters.
  • Review inventory of materials weekly and turn in bag tickets to reorder materials.
  • Air test boot extensions and gauntlets.
  • Connect air tight plates to ends, inflate and immerse in water trough to check for leaks.
  • Dry boots and gauntlets with cloths and add anti-stick powder.
  • Notify inspection of completed products.



  • Requires dexterity skills
  • Basic math skills.
  • Requires ability to read, write and interpret prints to complete assemblies.
  • Must be able to mentally track several jobs simultaneously and actively stay productive at all times. 
  • Requires close attention to detail.
  • Minimum 1 years working in a manufacturing environment required
  • Experience with Oracle a plus
  • Experience with MS Word and MS Excel
  • Must be able to work effectively under deadlines


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
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills; analytical and creative
  • Strong orientation toward quality, safety and continuous improvement
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Commitment to lean principles
  • Ability to work in teams, provide project status, and maintain a high level of communication
  • Ability to multi-task and manage stressful situations
  • Strong customer mindset


Education and Certification Qualifications:

  • High School diploma required


Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Stand 10+ hours a day
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Eye hand coordination and attention to detail
  • Ability to bend, twist and turn
  • Must clear medical respirator and chemical handling exams required to work in Booting Area.

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.

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