Machinist I

Date: Sep 28, 2021

Location: Skokie, IL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Midland Manufacturing, part of OPW,  a Dover Company is a leader in the rail tank car valves and fittings industry.  Our innovative rail products are manufactured and engineered for the safe and efficient loading, transporting, and unloading of hazardous and non-hazardous bulk products.


For over 125 years, OPW has led the way in designing and manufacturing world-class retail fueling, fluid handling and car wash system solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW makes above ground and below ground products for both conventional, vapor recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets. Additionally, OPW supplies loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, rail car valves and equipment, and car wash systems. OPW has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with sales offices around the world. OPW is part of the Dover Corporation, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV”. To learn more about OPW’s 125 years of providing industry-leading solutions, visit our website at www.opwglobal.com.




The Machinist will operate CNC lathes and mills in support of machining and other process operations.


Primary Responsibilities/Essential Responsibilities: 


  • Work safely and without injury.
  • Machine operation involves loading and tending runs of parts, or performing one-step operations on individual parts.
  • Positions and secures tools in holding device, machine tables, chuck, centers, and fixtures.
  • Verifies conformance of machined work piece to specifications.
  • Reads blueprints, job orders, tooling instructions, and standard charts for such specifications as dimensions, tolerances, and tooling instructions.
  • Understand and perform to all quality regulations, standards and policies, including but not limited to ISO 9001:2015 and AAR M-1003. Follow work procedures and ensure highest level of quality.
  • Indexes turret and adjusts positions of tools at each station in relation to work piece to assure clearance between moving parts and machining of specified dimensions and tolerances.
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
  • May operate welding equipment to weld parts.
  • Pressure test parts according to drawing or work procedure.
  • Performs housekeeping duties including 5S, coolant replacement, and TPM.
  • Must be able to perform simple inspection using calipers, micrometers, and other miscellaneous gages.
  • Must be able to make corrections to offsets to maintain quality.
  • May rotate into other positions within the team as required to meet production requirements.
  • Responsible for prompt and regular attendance as scheduled.
  • Implements the Quality Policy and Procedures in all aspects of daily duties and responsibilities.
  • May participate in defining strategies to meet quality objectives and in system reviews within the team.
  • Participates in team meetings as required (safety, problem solving, etc.).
  • Problem-solves individually or as part of a group as job duties require.
  • May be required to work overtime.






  • High school diploma or GED.
  • CNC training or exposure.
  • Experience reading blue prints.
  • Must be able to run CNC equipment in one cell, including:
    • Change jaws
    • Change tools/touch off
    • Lad program
    • Run first piece and obtain QC approval


Desired Characteristics, Competence and Capabilities:


  • Must possess proficient reading, writing, and computation skills.
  • Must possess good mechanical aptitude demonstrated as success in previous machine operation or like activities.
  • Must possess good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • Ability to continuously improve and learn new skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.


Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions:


  • While performing the duties of this job, the team member is continuously standing, repetitively grasping and repetitively using fine manipulation with the hands.  The team member may be frequently required to walk, bend, squat, or twist as well as repetitively push or pull.   The team member must be able to lift 10-20 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally.


  • This position is performed in a shop environment.  Team members in this position may be exposed to loud operating machinery, cold temperatures, hot temperatures, chemicals and vapors.  The team member may occasionally be required to work in an office environment.


  • Bench-type or floor-mounted machines (e.g. drill presses, grinders, broaches, screw machines, manual and CNC mills and lathes, saws, shrink-wrap machines, etc.) hand and power tools, measuring instruments, hoist, lifts, and lift trucks.


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: Chicago

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