Fabrication Programmer

Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: South Chesterfield, VA, US, 23834

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:        Fabrication Programmer            

Location:        Richmond, VA (Plant 1) 

Shift:               1st Shift           


What we are looking for:


We are looking for a Fabrication Programmer to support the Fabrication department by programming parts to be made on punches, lasers and press brakes.  Creates NC and CAM programs for sheet metal blanking and forming and troubleshoots machine and systems issues.  Programmed parts information will come from the AS 400, Pro E and AutoCAD software. 


What you will be responsible for in this role:


  • Program individual parts and create nests using JetCAM and NC Express
  • Create new programs as needed for engineering releases and revisions
  • Modify existing programs for superior utilization, runtime, and quality
  • Work with machine operators to assist in the diagnosis and troubleshooting of machine issues
  • Identify and resolve NC/CAM program issues
  • Identify and resolve network and software issues
  • Create production reports
  • Track data as requested by management
  • Deploy software updates to machinery workstations and servers
  • Use and administration of DMM ordering system
  • Validate and Library parts
  • Creative in implementation of waste reduction
  • Trouble shooting programming and DMM issues
  • Determining routing for new parts
  • Communicate IT needs with the IT department and follow up
  • Communicate to our software support teams on issues and upgrades
  • Provide weekend programming support on a rotation basis
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



What are the basic qualifications?

  • HS Diploma/GED
  • 4+ years of relevant experience 


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • Associate Degree in Computer Science and/or Programming
  • 5+ years’ experience with CAD programming/nesting software


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Knowledge of metal punching, sheering, laser and brake work.
  • Working knowledge of CAD/CAM
  • Experience with Robowave or multi-axis robot
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints
  • Extensive PC knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrated written communication skills and documentation skills
  • Dedication to continued education / development of skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use manuals / online resources to find solutions to problems
  • Ability to communicate status of assigned projects to supervisors.



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

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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