Tool Grinder / Machinist
Perform a variety of duties of a training nature in
assignedFabricator/Quick Responsearea.Under instruction of a higher
classifiedMachinist personnelor supervisor, perform a variety
offabricating/quick responseduties to acquire sufficient skill in
order to qualify for the Machinist Spec. classification.Perform
other duties as assigned.Keep own work area clean and orderly.Refer
any problems to higher classificationFabricator/Quick Response
The position of Tool Grinder / Machinist is responsible for all
the listed items and additional efforts associated to support
production repair requirements. The Tool Grinder is responsible for
pin, bushing, cutting tool and tooling support related to actions
required from the Grind Room.
Ideal candidates will possess the ability and understanding of
tool grinding methodologies, blueprint reading, measurement methods
(calipers, micrometers, bore and other associated gages). The
machinist will be expected to be able to perform traditional
machining efforts on Bridgeports and lathes along with the tool
grinding. The employee as part of the Tooling Group will be
required to support the group as needed with efforts including
product loads, PTI efforts and inspection support / repair of
Job Duties and Tasks for:
Compute numbers, widths, and angles of cutting tools,
micrometers, scales, and gauges, and adjust tools to produce
File or finish surfaces of workpieces, using prescribed hand
Fit parts together in preassembly to ensure that dimensions are
Inspect, feel, and measure workpieces to ensure that surfaces and
dimensions meet specifications.
Monitor machine operations to determine whether adjustments are
necessary; stop machines when problems occur.
Select and mount grinding wheels on machines, according to
specifications, using hand tools and applying knowledge of
abrasives and grinding procedures.
Set up and operate grinding or polishing machines to grind metal
workpieces such as dies, parts, and tools.
Straighten workpieces and remove dents, using straightening presses
Study blueprints or layouts of metal workpieces to determine
grinding procedures, and to plan machine setups and operational
Turn valves to direct flow of coolant against cutting wheels and
workpieces during grinding.
Dress grinding wheels, according to specifications.
Inspect dies to detect defects, assess wear, and verify
specifications, using micrometers, steel gauge pins, and
Perform basic maintenance, such as cleaning and lubricating machine
Remove and replace worn or broken machine parts, using hand
Remove finished workpieces from machines and place them in boxes or
on racks; set aside pieces that are defective.
Preparing the machine for grinding operations (setting)
Grinding, deburring and polishing workpieces to bring them to the
desired shape and dimensions, in accordance with the design
Mounting and dismounting workpieces on/from the grinding
Checking finished pieces (quality control)
Reporting any machining or fabrication defects or imperfections
Carrying out maintenance of grinding machine and cutting tools
Keeping work area clean and orderly