Grinder Operator - 1st shift at Amprod

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Springfield, Missouri

Job Description:

*The schedule for this position is 3rd shift working Monday-Thursday 7:00 am-5:30 pm*


Join our expanding team at Watson Metal Masters as a Grinder Operator! As we experience rapid growth, we're on the lookout for committed individuals eager to build their careers.

As a vital member of the production team, you will contribute significantly to our operations. In this role, you will be responsible for the setup and operation of grinding machines, focusing on grinding external or internal cylindrical and tapered surfaces of metal pieces. Prevision and adherence to instructions and charts during the grinding procedure are key aspects of this position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Grind external or internal cylindrical tapered surfaces.

• Remove metal by the application of abrasives which are bonded to form a rotating wheel.

• Rough and finish flat, cylindrical, and conical surfaces.

• Read and interpret charts, drawings, and blueprints.

• Determine product specifications such as dimensions, tolerances, and number of parts to be ground.

• Collect and assemble required products.

• Determine grinding speeds, feed rates, holding fixtures, and grinding wheels to be used.

• Mount grinding wheel.

• Dress wheel according to specifications and use dressing devices.

• Position work rest to specified height.

• Lift or hoist workpieces.



• High school diploma preferred but not required.

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

• Ability to maintain equipment, including changing out wheels.

• Ability to inspect grinding wheel for cracks, or ware.

• Utilize micrometers, calipers, and preset gauges.

• Set up automatic work-feeding device.

• Use proper wheel guards on all grinding machines.

• Grind non-metallic materials.

• Must be able to interact professionally, appropriately, and courteously with customers, co-workers and other outside parties.

• Must be detail-oriented, with the ability to successfully follow through on assignments.

• Understanding of safety standards is required, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

• Must be trustworthy, dependable, and able to work well with other team members.

• Ability to pass a Dye Check certification on the job.

Other Skills

• MUST BE DEPENDABLE - Our customers count on us to get the job done and it takes every one of us!

• Requires the interpersonal skills to interact and collaborate with wide variety of internal personnel.

• Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot.

• Must be able to interact professionally, appropriately, and courteously with customers, co-workers and other outside parties.

• Excellent attention to detail.

• Must show concern for quality and practice continuous improvement.

Physical requirements

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 must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; crouch and kneel; and must be able to talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.

Safety is of utmost importance. All team members must observe safety procedures and use equipment and materials properly; must wear safety glasses and steel toe boots.

Direct reports

This position has no direct reports.

Additional Information

This job description is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While it is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or require that other or different duties/tasks be performed. I have read, understand and can perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

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