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Cincinnati-based Doran Manufacturing, a commercial transportation maintenance technology and safety products company, will be adding a full-time Machine Setup/Operator role to join the production and assembly team. The Machine Setup/Operator will be responsible for completing automated assembly work and performing basic troubleshooting and maintenance on automated equipment.  The person will be responsible for their quality and productivity levels. The person in this role must have high mechanical aptitude and the ability to diagnose problems.

– The Machine Set-up/Operator will be responsible for completing the assigned production jobs that are processed through automated equipment
– Follow the established automated production processes, job packets and blue prints
– Perform troubleshooting and scheduled maintenance work by hand and/or with tools
– Quality inspections and testing
– Productivity and quality must meet or exceed standards and expectations
– Proper components and paperwork (prints and production packets) will be present at the machine
– Machine set up will be performed as needed and the Setup Operator will insure that all safety guards are in place and functioning properly
– The person in this job will also be responsible for performing riveting, staking work with press machines for terminal board jobs
– All equipment must be maintained and ready to perform to satisfy our customers’ orders
– The person will also provide assistance with shipping and warehouse jobs, as needed
– The Set-up Operator should always be looking for ways to improve equipment and the productivity output of each machine
– Develop experience and knowledge of Doran’s products

– Must be able to think independently, but work as a part of a team
– Must be able to take instructions, follow directions and must focus on quality
– Must be able to read packet instructions and perform simple math problems
– Must have good communication skills and be able to work in a team environment
– Can diagnose a problem on a machine and repair it in a timely manner
– Detailed oriented and possess simple mathematical skills with the ability to read

– Prior automated assembly work is a plus
– Knowledge of PLC and pneumatics is a plus
– Ability to understand simple drawing and/or blueprints is a plus

– Be able to lift 25-40 pounds; Good dexterity; Good eyesight, corrective lenses are acceptable

– Location: 2851 Massachusetts Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 45225
– Schedule: 40 hours per week – Monday through Friday with available flex time
– Competitive compensation and benefits (PTO, insurance, 401K) with an on-site fitness center
– Manager: the person in this position will report to the Supply Chain Manager
– Education Required: high school graduate or G.E.D.

To apply for this position on the Doran team, please send a resume via e-mail to

Founded in 1953, Doran is a privately held, family-owned business with the mission to create, manufacture and supply safety and maintenance technology products and services for the markets we serve in a profitable manner through honest, fair, dependable and responsive interactions and relationships. We strive to understand our customers’ problems as if they are our own to create and provide effective solutions to them. Doran currently serves customers in the truck fleet, school bus, RV and off-the-road vehicle markets in both domestic and international markets. To learn more about Doran Manufacturing, please visit

Downloadable PDF:
Machine Setup Operator position description – 7-11-19