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Machine Operator - Silver Mill

Hoover & Strong
Richmond, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Hoover & Strong is a 109-year-old, family-owned Jewelry manufacturer and refiner. We cater to the jewelry industry by producing over 30,000 eco-friendly and responsible Harmony jewelry products, all made in the USA. Our products and services include jewelry, contract castings, findings, mill products, and eco-friendly metal refining.

Five generations of Hoover leadership, along with a team of over 125 enthusiastic and dedicated coworkers has 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!

Machine Operator - Silver Mill

Position Overview: The Machine Operator operates drawing and rolling equipment to produce wire and sheet products; uses measuring instruments for quality control; orders parts when needed; and learns/adheres to all safety rules and regulations.

Starting Hourly Rate: $15.00 and up, 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
  • Basic knowledge of arithmetic, weights, and measures
  • Basic computer skills necessary for tracking of jobs
  • Good communication skills and attention to detail are essential

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:

  • 14 days of Paid Time Off, plus 1 week of Excused Unpaid Time Off (pro-rated the first year)
  • Nine paid holidays, plus 1 week off at the end of December
  • Eligibility for 401k, with Company Profit Sharing contributions
  • Company contribution to your Medical and Dental plans
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Vision and Supplemental Insurance Available
  • Company paid Tuition Reimbursement for qualified courses
  • 1 College or Trade School Scholarship awarded to a dependent child each year, for up to 4 years
  • Performance bonuses and Spot Awards
  • Monthly luncheons, cookouts and other fun activities

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.

Hoover & Strong


Richmond, VA
23234 USA



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