Date: Jul 16, 2022

Location: South Chesterfield, 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: Planner         

Location: South Chesterfield, VA


Position Overview

  • Assist Operations Management in the development and execution of production schedules consistent with the overall building and shipping schedule of the company. Coordinates with supporting departments to ensure that an adequate supply of materials arrive at the right place in a timely manner.


Duties and Essential Work Functions

  • Responsible for inventory management for assigned parts & processes required to ensure material input to support customer requirements while financial inventory objectives are accomplished.
  • Time management for daily functions must be documented.
  • Apply continuous improvement to process and development of material flow to deliver optimum level scheduling and planning.
  • Use best supply chain management practices.
  • Plans and schedules workflow for functional department and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead-time.
  • Analyze data & collaborate in the determination & the subsequent application of appropriate order, inventory, & replenishment policies.
  • Coordinate planning and scheduling activities for assigned commodity utilizing advanced planning tools to model, simulate, and release optimized material plans to the organization.
  • Maintain manufacturing Bill of Material (BOM) accuracy and report discrepancies to Planner Supervisor.
  • Confers with Planner Supervisor and Assembly Department Supervisor to determine status of assigned projects. 
  • Identify parts used on their assigned product line, and verify placement location on the product itself; also utilize work order information.
  • Utilize modeling data & obtain collaborative feedback to perform optimization simulations and recovery scheduling.
  • Maintains work area in clean, safe, and orderly manner.
  • Understand procedures for ordering supplies used in work area. 
  • Uses proper safety equipment and apparel required for each operation on individual’s product line or work cell, and specific types of clothing allowed and not allowed at work
  • Communication of shortages or issues that impact planning function.
  • Understands attendance policy and other human resource policies.
  • Properly punch in/out.
  • Exhibits positive courteous behavior with customers and coworkers
  • Make sure we follow all work procedures.
  • Other duties may be assigned


Work Experience and/or Education Requirements

  • Associate Degree or 12 months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be proficient in Outlook, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.


Essential Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • 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’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.

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