Grinder - Precision Production Operator
The Grinder II – Precision Production Operator in Oak Creek, WI sets up and operates
machines that remove excess material and burrs from surfaces, sharpen edges and corners, or buff, hone, or polish metal and plastic-work pieces that conform with company quality, quantity, and efficiency standards.
- Requires a broad knowledge of machining techniques and familiarity with computer numerically controlled machine tool operating procedures including programming.
- Study blueprints, work orders, or machining instructions to determine product specifications, tool requirements, and operational sequences. Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
- Lift and position workpieces, manually or with hoists, and secure them in hoppers or on machine tables, faceplates, or chucks, using clamps.
- Move machine controls to index workpieces, and to adjust machines for pre-selected operational settings.
- Compute machine indexing and settings for specified dimensions and base reference points. Set and adjust machine controls according to product specifications, using knowledge of machine operation. Select machine tooling to be used, using knowledge of machine and production requirements.
- Activate machine start-up switches to grind, lap, hone, debar, shear, or cur workpieces, according to specifications.
- Brush or spray lubricating compounds on workpieces or turn valve handles and direct flow of coolant against tools and workpieces. Apply lubricants or coolants to workpieces. Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow.
- Observe machine operations to detect any problems, making necessary adjustments to correct problems.
- Measure dimensions of finished workpieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures.
- Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Thorough understanding of machining.
- Ability to follow written instructions, diagrams, and blueprints.
- Ability to follow proper safety protocols.
- Ability to determine whether machinery is working properly based on specifications for expectations such as cutting speeds.
- High school diploma or equivalent required; technical/vocational school diploma highly preferred.
- At least three years of experience as a machine operator preferred.
- Must be able to work in noisy environments.
- Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.
- Must be able to bend, stretch, squat, and climb to access all parts of the machine.