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Machine Operator I


Richmond, VA, US, 23237

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.

What we’re looking for:


We are looking for a Machine Operator I who will be responsible for fabricating products using proper tools and machines. Fabricates various types of products and components, meeting defined production schedules. Perform basic and advanced operator preventative maintenance tasks. Operate and/or use related machinery, equipment, and tools necessary to complete assembly / parts fabrication to specifications, which include hoists, slings, grinders (portable & bench), drills, presses, punches, saws, bending machines, tape measure, hand tools, etc. This role would include any required professional certification (e.g. welder), higher level programming skills (e.g. CNC equipment) and/or ability to make complex tooling/process adjustments.


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Fabricate assemblies / parts for products and changes to existing products per engineering documents and established production standards.
  • Set-up, and lay out work using fixtures and guides to fabricate parts and assemblies.
  • Arrange parts for fabrication and staging processes.
  • Review finished assemblies and parts to ensure accuracy against drawings and BOMs.
  • Report fabrication issues and assist in resolutions as required.
  • Reject defective parts and material according to policy.
  • Ensure safe, careful use, treatment, and maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Participate in and attend cross functional meetings as required.
  • Complex trouble shooting.
  • Participate in cross training of team members---train and be trained


What are the basic qualifications?


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 1 - 3 years of production fabrication or comparable experience


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • 1 to 2 years of fabrication/machining preferred


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Self-directed
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Basic reading/writing skills
  • Basic PC skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Analytical reasoning/problem solving skills
  • Ability to read a tape measure and understand fractions and decimals
  • Good communication skills
  • Understanding of 6S
  • Ability to read and understand all job specifications
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand, walk and/or sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously in a fast-paced and complex environment.
  • Team oriented individual who is flexible and adaptable to an ever-changing environment.


How We Define Our Values and Why You Should Join Our Team:


The backbone behind our collection of outstanding businesses is a team of dedicated employees who protect and enhance our valued reputation for quality and delivering what we promise. It’s our values that define Dover to all of our key audiences: our shareholders, customers, prospective employees and especially to ourselves.


These values must be expressed in our work and embody our actions, as they form the basis by which we do our jobs, make decisions and measure our performance. It’s our unwavering commitment to maintaining our values that defines who we are as a Company.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Winning Through Customers
  • Respects and Values People
  • Expectations for Results
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust


What’s in it for you?


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays


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.

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.

Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact for assistance with an accommodation. Kindly specify Job Requisition Number / Job Title and Location in response.


Nearest Major Market: Richmond

Job Segment: CNC, Machinist, Fabrication, Industrial, Equipment Operator, Manufacturing

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