Machine Operator: PT - Flex Schedule - #197392

Hoover Strong

Date: 04/08/2021 18:31 PM

City: Richmond, Virginia

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Hoover & Strong is a 108 year-old, family-owned jewelry manufacturer and refiner. We cater to the jewelry industry by manufacturing over 30,000 eco-friendly and responsibly sourced jewelry products, all made in the USA. Our products and services include jewelry, contract casting, findings, mill products, and eco-friendly metal refining.

Five generations of Hoover leadership, along with a team of over 125 enthusiastic and dedicated coworkers have created a progressive, family-oriented work environment that encourages personal growth, the sharing of creative ideas and responsible practices. Our work ethic is strong and we strive for excellence and innovation in everything that we do. Providing high quality products and professional services is our passion and we do it all in a casual, non-corporate atmosphere with respect and appreciation for one another. Make a difference in YOUR life and become a part of the Hoover family!


Position Overview: This position uses exacting measurements to set up high-precision machinery for automated production of small intricate jewelry parts. The ideal candidate will be part of a team responsible for safely and efficiently producing the highest quality products. Qualified candidates can set their own Part-Time hours, M-F, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm.

Starting Hourly Rate: $15.00, based on experience

Responsibilities (100%):

  • Understanding the machinery operation
  • Prior experience as a machine operator
  • Sets up and prepares machines for production runs of close tolerance for wire and sheet
  • Must learn how to make adjustments when product specifications are not within tolerance
  • Inspects product visibly with use of magnification and using precise measuring instruments for quality and proper dimensions
  • Basic computer skills are necessary for tracking of jobs
  • Proficient use of precision measuring equipment (calipers, micrometers, indicators)
  • Ability to perform in short cycle, frequent changeover environment
  • Identify proper dies for wire drawing
  • Identify parts and descriptions using work order information
  • Ability to schedule multiple jobs from processing stock
  • Identify correct process steps for different metals and products
  • Able to covert decimal equivalents into fractions
  • Confers with lead to determine status of assigned projects
  • Maintains work area in clean, safe, and orderly manner
  • Understand procedures for ordering supplies used in work area
  • Understand how to order parts
  • Understand location of parts/supplies and contacts for order notification
  • Uses proper safety equipment and apparel required for each operation
  • Have working knowledge of all basic safety training items specific to your work area
  • Other duties as assigned


  • REQUIRED: HS Diploma/GED
  • REQUIRED: Minimum 1 year of documented manufacturing experience

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 45 lbs.)
  • Work is performed within a production environment, subject to temperature variations, hazardous chemicals, mechanical parts, increased noise levels and dust

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Medical and Dental Insurance; Vision Program
  • 401K & Profit Sharing
  • Paid Time Off and Nine Paid Holidays
  • Free Checking through BB&T and VA Credit Union
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance; Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Pre-Taxed Flex Spending Medical Program and Child Care Reimbursement
  • Cookouts, Holiday Festivities and Random Employee Appreciation Celebrations

All applicants must complete the online application at or find us on We cannot accept resumes without the online application. Candidates must pass an extensive background check, credit, criminal and drug screen; in addition, all candidates must be willing to adhere to a metal-free dress code policy.

Hoover & Strong, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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