Brake Operator I

Date: Oct 17, 2021

Location: Richmond, VA, US, 23229

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:            Brake Operator I 

Location:            Richmond, VA



What we are looking for: 

We are looking for a Brake Operator I who will be responsible for programming, operating, and basic troubleshooting for automated and/or robotic machinery in the production of sheet metal refrigerated cases.


Essential Competencies:  

  • Review blueprints, perform measurement calculations/conversions, set-up machinery with appropriate tooling, and form material to meet defined specifications.
  • Determine materials requirements and ensure job materials are in order prior to machine set-up.
  • Sets stop or guides to specified length as required by job instructions.
  • Perform changeovers between different products to ensure machinery is configured correctly.
  • Meets or exceeds the prescribed job standards for set-up times, line speeds, and scrap.
  • Observes machinery for product defects or machine malfunction. Makes corrections as required to ensure the product meets required specifications. Measures material dimensions to determine the accuracy of machine operation.
  • Performs required measurements and quality checks on product produced to ensure proper product length, geometry, and adherence to required specifications.
  • Performs minor machine maintenance to include cleaning and keeping machines free of obstruction or debris, verifying pressures and temperatures are within stated operating ranges, and basic troubleshooting to determine if maintenance is required.
  • Completes required production documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ensures coordination with materials group to ensure proper raw materials are on hand.
  • Reports any unsafe working conditions to the production supervisor.
  • Maintains a clean, safe, and orderly workspace.


Minimum Quantifiable Competencies: 

  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Minimum six months’ experience operating production equipment in a manufacturing environment
  • Able to read rulers, tape measures, metal squares and other measuring instruments


Preferred Competencies: 

  • Proficiency in math; able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions.
  • Able to convert units of measure.
  • Proficient in basic geometry, able to measure and determine angles.
  • At least one year of experience operating production equipment in a manufacturing environment
  • Associates degree or technical certification
  • Prior experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment


Strengths needed for this role: (Functional Skills)  

  • Customer Focus
  • Manages Complexity
  • Decision Quality
  • Action Oriented
  • Plans and Aligns
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Drives Results
  • Collaborates
  • Drives Engagement
  • Self-Development


Essential Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • Must be able to operate power tools and perform tasks that require fine motor skills (ex: threading nuts onto bolts, starting a screw, etc.)
  • May be required to perform specific tasks that involve standing, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting or kneeling.
  • Must be able to lift with or without mechanical aids on a recurring basis (up to 50 lbs).
  • Work is performed within a production environment, subject to temperature variations, hazardous chemicals, mechanical parts, increased noise levels and dust.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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