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Production Operator - Jewelry

Company: Hoover & Strong
Location: Richmond
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionHoover & 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, all done 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!PRODUCTION OPERATOR - ASSEMBLYPosition Overview: The Jewelry Production Operator is responsible for forming, trimming, bending small parts and making into finished product. We are a Lean Company, where each coworker is a valued member of our H&S team, responsible for producing high quality jewelry findings and supplies.Starting Hourly Rate: $15, based on experienceJob Requirements:Daily Operations (100%):

  • Sets up and operates machines for production runs of small jewelry parts, including pneumatic drop hammers and power presses
  • Is able to make adjustments when product specifications are not within tolerance
  • Uses precise measuring instruments such as micrometers and calipers
  • Inspects the product using precise measuring instruments and is able to identify defects
  • Prioritizes jobs by oldest date, customer, and capacity
  • Performs assembly-type functions, using hand or power tools
  • Identifies parts and part descriptions using work order information
  • Maintains a clean, safe work area with reasonable maintenance of tools & equipment
  • Provides accurate daily accounting and reporting of tasks, parts, and metal inventory
  • Prioritizes safety and uses additional safety equipment when necessary
  • Uses LEAN manufacturing methods to improve workspace, procedures, tooling and equipment
  • Performs other duties as assignedKnowledge and Skills:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Minimum of 1 year of documented manufacturing experience
    • Must be able to work in a team environment
    • Must be detail oriented
    • Basic computer skills are necessary for tracking of jobs and clocking in and out daily
    • Must have great time management skills and be able to balance changing job priorities
    • Ability to concentrate and do repetitive work
    • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills
    • Must have the ability to multi-taskEnvironment:
      • 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 dustOur 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 activitiesAll 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.

Keywords: Hoover & Strong, Richmond , Production Operator - Jewelry, Hospitality & Tourism , Richmond, Virginia

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