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Jewelry Production Operator

Hoover & Strong (Richmond, Virginia)

Hoover & Strong in Richmond, Virginia, seeks a jewelry production operator to form, trim, and bend small parts to create 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.

Primary Requirements:

Knowledge 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-task.


  • 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

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 assigned.