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Date: Apr 11, 2024

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:             Machine Operator, 2nd Shift 

Location:           South Chesterfield, VA 23237  



What we are looking for:  

We are looking for a Machine Operator who will be responsible for for operating a press brake and ensure proper tools for machine set up in the prescribed time and to specified quality standards. 



What you will be responsible for in this role: 

  • Operate a press brake machine.

  • Read job specifications and previous operating data to determine machine adjustments and material requirements. Ensure job materials are in order prior to machine set-up. 

  • Set stops or guides to specified length as required by job instructions. 

  • Perform changeovers between different products to ensure machinery is configured correctly. 

  • Meet or exceed prescribed job standard for set-up times, line speeds, and scrap. 

  • Observe machinery for product defects or machine malfunction. Make corrections as required to ensure product meets required specifications. Measure material dimensions to determine accuracy of machine operation. 

  • Perform required measurements and quality checks on product produced to ensure proper product length, geometry, and adherence to required specifications. 

  • Perform 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. 

  • Complete required production documentation accurately and in a timely manner. 

  • Ensure coordination with materials group to ensure proper raw materials are on hand. 

  • Report any unsafe working conditions to the production supervisor. 

  • Maintais a clean, safe, and orderly workspace. 


What are the basic qualifications? 

  • HS Diploma/GED 

  • Able to read rulers, tape measures, metal squares and other measuring instruments 


What are the preferred qualifications? 

  • 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: 

  • 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. 


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 is our values that define Dover to all 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 is 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 is in it for you? 


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision 

  • 401k Retirement Plan 

  • Flexible Spending 

  • Profit Sharing 

  • 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.

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