Machine Operator I

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Date: Nov 20, 2023

Location: Sylmar, CA, US, 91342

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.


Operator I is responsible for operating automated glass equipment to temper custom cut-to-size glass. The operator is responsible for maintaining the equipment through daily, weekly, and as-needed preventive maintenance. The operator supports the glass manufacturing process by operating the tempering oven, communicating with and assisting loading/unloading staff in processing all glass to be tempered, and ensuring the product produced is to specification. Additionally, the operator supports the glass preparation line when required or as directed.



  • Operates Tempering Oven
  • Sets up glass recipes on equipment for production manually or via computer software
  • Manually changes and adjusts recipe parameters as needed
  • Selects recipe changes for production via computer software
  • Checks the Quality of product produced with every recipe change and throughout the day as required.
  • Basic troubleshooting of equipment functions
  • Supports staff handling and offloading glass as needed
  • Basic Preventative Maintenance.
  • Ability to multi-task with the operation of equipment and interactions with team members
  • Other duties may be assigned.


Key Competencies:

  • Highly Motivated, Self-directed, Self-Driven
  • Ability to read and understand the tape measure
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Basic troubleshooting skills
  • Teamwork
  • Basic computer skills/functions
  • Quality focus






High School diploma or GED, vocational machine shop training preferred


1 year of machine operating experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


Computer Skills:

Ability to perform basic computer skills

Mathematical Abilities:

Basic Math.  Ability to read tape measure. Understand fractions and decimals, and ability to convert fractions and decimals.

Analytical or Reasoning Abilities:

Analytical reasoning/problem solving skills

Communication Skills: (Writing, Foreign Language, Reasoning)

Effective communication skills written and oral in English and Spanish (preferred)

Other Skills (Technical, or Other special knowledge and abilities)

Basic diagrams and specs sheet print reading.

Team-oriented individual, flexible, and adaptable to a continuous improvement environment.

Basic multi-tasking abilities


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to lift/pull/push 50 lbs. up to 50 % of the shift.
  • Ability to sit most of the workday at a desk in a control room operating Glass Tempering equipment up to 80% of the shift up to 10 hrs./day.
  • Must be able to stand/walk/bend/twist for prolonged periods up to 10 hours/day as needed per production area.
  • Ability to make repetitive motions  as required up to 10 hrs/day.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: (The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.)

  • Work is on the tempering manufacturing control room and manufacturing floor interfacing with employees, inspectors, monitoring, and supporting the tempering process, supporting the production team as needed and directed.
  • May be exposed to loud operating machinery and hot/cold temperatures.⁠
  • Use of proper PPE as required per company policy

Work Arrangement : Onsite  

Salary Range : $18.00   - $21.00  

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.

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Job Function : Manufacturing & Operations

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Machinist, Power Systems, Industrial, Equipment Operator, Manufacturing, Energy

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