Grind Operator at RBC Bearings

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Hartsville, South Carolina





Job Description:

RBC Hartsville




Job Description




Job Title: Grinding Machine Operator/Set-up



Department: Grind



Reports To: Manufacturing Supervisor



FLSA Status: Hourly Non-Exempt



Prepared By: A. Kallgren



Prepared Date: 1/21/2020



Approved By: N. Corbin



Approved Date: 1/21/2020



Grind Operator




Summary: Operates grinding machines to grind internal diameter surfaces on metal objects to specifications by performing the following duties.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.




  • Maintains parts flow to machine using auto load or hand load and uses caution when hand loading

  • Reads blueprint or job order for product specifications, such as dimensions and tolerances, and tooling instructions, such as fixtures, feed rates, cutting speeds, depth of cut, and determines sequence of operations.

  • Works in teams.

  • Maintains the ability and knowledge to make size adjustments if needed.

  • Observes operation of machine and verifies conformance of machined work piece to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as fixed gauges, calipers, and micrometers.

  • Maintains ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to technicians, operators, supervisor, and management

  • Maintains knowledge on how to change the wheel and installing guarding.

  • Maintains understanding of machine controls and process control plans and Associate Gauging.

  • Changes worn diamonds and rotates diamonds as needed

  • Maintains adjustments on taper.

  • Places work piece in hopper or fixture of automatic device.

  • Replaces worn belts and makes belt adjustments

  • Maintains ability to be able to move heavy baskets using pallet jacks.

  • Examines and feels surface of work piece for defects.

  • Must be able to understand how to power up, power down, start and stop machines.

  • Troubleshoots and adjusts auto loading mechanisms

  • Turns valve handle to direct flow of coolant or cutting oil against tool and work piece.



  • Perform daily inspections on equipment

  • Perform preventive maintenance per instructions for machine or equipment



  • Follow all safety and housekeeping rules, policies, and procedures.

  • Perform any other job-related duties per direction of supervisor or lead person.

  • Record required information, either in written or electronic form, pertinent to production, quality, and time records.




Grind Set-up




Summary: Sets up and operates grinding machines to grind internal diameter surfaces on metal objects to specifications by performing the following duties.




  • Must be Grind Operator qualified

  • Troubleshoots and repairs equipment as needed.

  • Moves controls to position tool and work pieces in relation to each other, and to set specified feeds, speeds, and depth of cut.

  • Selects positions of machine to insure product being made meets specifications.




Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:




  • Problem Solving - Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

  • Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification.

  • Written Communication - Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.

  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

  • Quantity - Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.

  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Adaptability - Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction.




Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Applicants will be required to take Work Keys assessments to determine competency in the following areas:


Reading for Information Entry Level 3


Applied Mathematics Entry Level 3


Locating Information Entry Level 3


Observation Entry Level 3



Education and/or Experience: Must have High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and minimum one to three months related experience and/or training.



Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.


Work Keys Reading for Information - Level 3 reading materials include basic company policies, procedures, and announcements. They are short and simple, with no extra information. Employees read the materials to find out what they should do. All the information they need is stated clearly and directly, using easy words and straightforward sentences.



Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Work Keys for Applied Mathematics – Level 3 problems can easily be translated from a word problem to a math equation. All the needed information is presented in a logical order and there is no extra information given.



Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Work Keys Locating Information – Level 3 workplace graphics are elementary. They may be simple order forms, bar graphs, tables, flowcharts, maps, instrument gauges, or floor plans. At level 3, employees use one graphic at a time.


Work Keys Observation – at Level 3, employees watch a straightforward procedure and remember it. The task is performed at a slow pace, generally under the employees’ control, and in a routine, predictable manner. There are no extra details or distractions. Obvious hints or reminders prompt employees that the task needs to be done, how and when it should be completed, and whether it is done correctly.



Computer Skills:




Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:




Other Skills and Abilities: Basic gauging and reading blueprints



Other Qualifications/Requirements: Must be able to use hand tools required to adequately perform job.



Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.



Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
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