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Surface Grinder

The Surface Grinding position is responsible for set up, programming and operating variety of machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools.

  • Work from blueprints, sketches, or computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) files
  • Set up, operate grinding equipment as necessary for the manufacturing of specific tooling components.
  • Align, secure and adjust cutting tools and workpieces.
  • Grind machine parts to high tolerance specifications.
  • Measure, examine and test, as required, to ensure the completed components for conformance to specifications and free of defects.
  • Record accurately labor time spent on each job.
  • Present product to Die Assembly or shipping department or deliver to next operation for completion.
  • Ability to compute and verify dimensions, sizes, shapes and tolerances of components.
  • Assist internal and external customers as needed with various manufacturing processes.
  • Inspect work area to ensure that no obvious issues with equipment or safety exists.
  • Ability to use measuring instruments such as micrometers, comparators, dial indicators, gauge blocks, and load test equipment.
  • Ability to operate additional equipment in other department areas as needed.
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify strength and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Perform other work-related duties and tasks as assigned.
  • Ability to make proper wheel selections and dress wheels accordingly.
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Five years working experience in similar work environment.
  • Blueprint reading, metalworking, drafting classes.
  • Desire to take classes as needed to gain additional skills needed to succeed in tool and die manufacturing.
  • Ability to use common tools.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Possess strong mathematical skills.
  • Ability to push a minimum of 100 pounds; ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted.
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Job Location
148 Prominence Dr, New Kensington , PA, 15068
Date posted
February 24, 2023
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Position: Surface Grinder

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