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Working As A Grinder Operator

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Getting Information
  • $66,270

    Average Salary

What Does A Grinder Operator Do At Staff Management | SMX

* Use of addition, subtraction, multiplication and the division of numbers including decimals and fractions; simple use of formulas, charts, tables, drawings, specifications, schedules, use of adjustable measuring instruments, checking of reports, forms, records and comparable data, where interpretation is required involving basic skills knowledge.
* months
* years of experience.
* Use of some judgment to comply with instructions, prescribed routines, methods, and/or practices or to respond to pre-set computer menu choices or pre-programmed computer commands involving the making of minor decisions.
* Light physical demand, continuously lifting or moving very light weight material, or occasionally lifting or moving average weight material.
* Employment Types: Temporary or Contract, Full Time.
* Work Location: SMX @ Rexnord Industries, 2400 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515.
* Job Types: Equipment Operator, Machine Operator, Manufacturing.
* Shifts: 2nd Shift.
* Attributes: Background Check, Drug Test, Stand for Shift Duration, Must be at least 18 years old.
* Benefits: Climate Controlled Environment, Weekly paychecks, Direct Deposit or Cash Card pay options, Medical / Dental Insurance

What Does A Grinder Operator Do At R. H. Sheppard Co., Inc.

* Adhere to established safety procedures and 5 “ S ” standards (Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain the cycle) required to perform daily duties in this position, including the proper techniques used in lifting/moving of parts
* Grind castings utilizing the automated grinding machine:
* a.
* Inspect castings per written instructions to ensure that no defects exist
* b.
* Inspect grinding to ensure that part has been properly ground as per the part process sheet
* c.
* Use various hand tools to assist in grinding, deburring, or inspection
* d.
* Activate a hand switch (push button) to start the grinding cycle
* e.
* Using an air gun, blows loose debris out of the casting
* f.
* Set up fixturing and enter proper part program in automated grinding machine
* Change fixtures and grinding wheels as needed on the grinding machine
* Move tooling and parts in and out of the grinding area by utilizing a hand-jack, PIT, or by lifting/moving by hand
* Troubleshoot problems with machinery and report findings to the supervisor
* Clean the automated grinding machine at the end of the shift
* Promptly notify the supervisor of any problem related to the operation of the automated grinding machine, process sheets or inspections
* Strictly observe safety rules and procedures, utilize machine guards as required
* Grind castings utilizing a snag grinder, chipper gun, or hand grinder as needed
* Other duties as assigned; required being very flexible in their daily job assignments

What Does A Grinder Operator Do At Arconic

* Moves skids of titanium sheet with forklift
* Will physically lift and move titanium sheets in and out of the grinders with the help of conveyors and will physically need to flip and turn the titanium sheet
* Will visually self-inspect the sheet surface and use a grinding tool to remove any defects
* Will use a micrometer and thickness gauge (vidigauge) to check the thickness of the titanium sheet
* Performs minor grinder maintenance
* Performs periodic cleaning of grinder and work area
* Setups up machines and observes machine operation to detect any malfunction and installs large belts on grinders
* Training of precision sheet helpers and grinder operators
* Other duties as assigned
* Requisition Number:
* BR

What Does A Grinder Operator Do At BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)

* Work as a team member in helping solve problems.
* Participate as a team member by meeting with off-shifts for meetings.
* Perform peer reviews within the work team.
* Responsible as a team member to provide coverage to maintain schedules and production flow.
* Maintain accurate labor, production, waste and quality records.
* Maintain adequate product supplies, tools, cannula, etc., to sustain continuous operation.
* Inspect cannula per specification, including the removal of defects.
* Perform required machine set-ups, adjustments, and PM’s.
* Operate all equipment per operating procedures

What Does A Grinder Operator Do At New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. (NHBB)

* Operate up to the required number of production grinding machines within the assigned area; to produce parts to very close dimensional tolerances and finish specifications
* Refer to drawings and Shop Orders for specified dimensions, tolerances and number of parts to be run.
* Follow established procedures and verbal instructions to operate machines.
* May begin to learn set ups.
* Load part(s) into parts feeder or loading chute; cycle machine or engage automatic feed.
* Verify dimensions of ground workpiece(s) for conformance to specification using preset gauges; make adjustments to correct variances.
* Visually or through the use of a microscope, inspect condition of surface finish on part(s).
* May replace worn grinding wheels using wrenches and activate preset dressing devices to dress wheels to achieve required finish.
* Work subject to process inspection.
* Use care to recognize defective wheels, machine malfunctions, and dimensional deviations.
* Reads, references and interprets written and verbal instructions; always following established standard procedures and certified processes.
* Assist with training of operators and set-up personnel, as required.
* Maintains established production levels and quality standards.
* Recognize and report any irregularities as to defective parts, finishes, work techniques and/or quality of workmanship.
* Maintain all necessary documentation in a clear and accurate manner, including paperwork and job reporting transactions as required.
* Maintains necessary records; work is subject to audited inspections.
* Handle parts according to established procedures.
* Follow all prescribed safety rules and regulations.
* Keeps work area clean and orderly including promptly reporting to Team Lead any oil/coolant leaks and/or spills
* Performs related duties as assigned by leadership

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How To Become A Grinder Operator

Education and training requirements vary by the occupation. Crane operators and excavating machine operators usually have several years of experience in related occupations, such as construction equipment operators or hoist or winch operators.


Although no formal education is usually required, some companies prefer material moving machine operators to have a high school diploma. For crane operators, excavating machine operators, and dredge operators, however, a high school diploma or equivalent is typically required.


Most material moving machine operators are trained on the job in less than a month. Some machines are more complex than others, such as cranes as compared with industrial trucks such as forklifts. Therefore, the amount of time spent in training will vary with the type of machine the operator is using. Learning to operate a forklift or an industrial truck in warehouses, for example, may take only a few days. Training to operate a crane for port operations may take several months. Most workers are trained by a supervisor or another experienced employee.

The International Union of Operating Engineers offers apprenticeship programs for heavy equipment operators, such as excavating machine operators or crane operators. Apprenticeships combine paid on-the-job training with technical instruction.

During their training, material moving machine operators learn a number of safety rules, many of which are standardized through the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Employers must certify that each operator has received the proper training. Operators who work with hazardous materials receive further specialized training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

A number of states and several cities require crane operators to be licensed. To get a license, operators typically must complete a skills test in which they show that they can control a crane. They also must pass a written exam that tests their knowledge of safety rules and procedures. Some crane operators and industrial truck and tractor operators may obtain certification, which includes passing a written exam.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Crane operators and excavating machine operators usually have several years of experience working as construction equipment operators or hoist and winch operators. 

Important Qualities

Alertness. Material moving machine operators must be aware of their surroundings while operating machinery.

Hand–eye–foot coordination. Material moving machine operators should have steady hands and feet to guide and control heavy machinery precisely. They use hand controls to maneuver their machines through tight spaces, around large objects, and on uneven surfaces.

Mechanical skills. Material moving machine operators make minor adjustments to their machines and perform basic maintenance.

Visual ability. Material moving machine operators must be able to clearly see where they are driving or what they are moving. They must also watch for nearby workers, who may unknowingly be in their path.

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Grinder Operator Demographics


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  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Polish

  • German

  • Greek

  • Russian

  • Arabic

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Top Skills for A Grinder Operator


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Top Grinder Operator Skills

  1. Different Parts
  2. Grinder Machine
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Change overs for different parts were frequent to fulfill customer requirements.
  • Operated two types of forklift to bring bundles of defective product to grinder machine.
  • Exercised all safety procedures by the standard level three company.
  • Modified CNC programs as needed.
  • Manufactured parts to set-up sheet or customer prints.

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