Grinding Machine Operator

Top Grinding Machine Operator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Grinding Machine Operator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Grinding Machine Operator resumes they appeared on. For example, 24.3% of Grinding Machine Operator resumes contained Inspect Parts as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Grinding Machine Operator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Grinding Machine Operator resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Inspect Parts

high Demand
Here's how Inspect Parts is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Maintain machines, set up and inspect parts before running order, operate machines, log inspection data in computer.
  • Inspect parts with precision and measuring tools to ensure they meet requirements.
  • Operate landis grinder cnc mill and latheInspect parts to close tolerance using precision mesuring instuaments

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2. Micrometers

high Demand
Here's how Micrometers is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Utilize micrometers, calipers and preset gauges to monitor parts against required specifications.
  • Inspected and measured work pieces using measuring instruments, such as gauges or micrometers for conformance to specifications.
  • Inspect product to blue print specification utilizing micrometers, Vernier calipers as well as other gauging tools.
  • Mastered use of cutting torch, grinders, micrometers, and other equipment.
  • Used calipers and micrometers to check and run close tolerance parts.
  • Used dial, digital calipers and micrometers to measure part sizes.
  • Used measuring instruments, including micrometers, dial indicators.
  • Utilize micrometers, calipers, and preset gauges.
  • Examined completed objects to determine thickness of metal deposits and measured thickness by using instruments such as micrometers.
  • Inspect or measure finished workpieces to determine conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as gauges or micrometers.
  • Operate Center less CNC OD and ID Grinder Using micrometers, calipers, indicators, gausses and machinist scale.
  • Use of micrometers to check precise size of metal plates within +/- .005 Reading of Travelers of various jobs.
  • Checked quality of work usingmicrometers, dial & slide calipers and electronic indicators.
  • Read job cards for proper instructions, used micrometers and block gages.
  • Checked quality for endmills using specifications given on blueprints Used micrometers, calipers, and a comparator for accuracy.
  • Operated punch presses and drill presses Deburred and sanded parts to be painted Used calipers and micrometers to check sizes

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3. CNC

high Demand
Here's how CNC is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Operate and set up 5 axis CNC grinder machines to produce full and accurate pieces according to blue print standards.
  • Have an intricate knowledge with utilizing CNC and Manual milling/lathe, grinders, vices, etc.
  • Use CNC grinding machine and lathes to machine wheels and plates for our processes.
  • Operated CNC lathes as well as various shop machinery, also did inspection.
  • Operated routing robot, CNC, and various vacuum forming machines.
  • Set up and operation of two ANCA 5axis CNC grinding machines and a third 5 Axis grinding machine.
  • Inspected tools with microscope, comparator, WALTER CNC tool checker, and micrometer with 1/10000 reading.
  • Set up and operate Blanchard grinders and Mazak CNC mills to produce various GE products.
  • Metal Industry, grind OD bars and tubers, straightening and CNC lathe services.
  • Utilized shadowgraph machine, lathe, and received introductory training on CNC wire machine.
  • Skilled in the use and operation of CNC Industrial Gardner side grinder machines..
  • Operated a CNC Mazak lathe, bore and tap part for Caterpillar.
  • Trained on the use of Okuma CNC lathes and vertical milling machines.
  • Cut metal plate according to details using cnc torch cutting machine.
  • Dished heads on cnc 400 ton press also grinder
  • grind fittings to correct measurements operate CNC machine
  • Trained on CNC machine to Coral Springs Operate forklift Measured springs with a caliber

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4. Blueprint Specifications

high Demand

5. Machine Operation

high Demand
Here's how Machine Operation is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Ensured machine operation safety by attending monthly safety meetings.
  • Listened to machine operation to detect malfunctions.
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.
  • Monitor machine operations to determine whether adjustments are necessary; stop machines when problems occur.
  • Observe machine operations to detect any problems, making necessary adjustments to correct problems.
  • Check to ensure that equipment pieces are properly lubricated and cooled during machine operation.
  • Observed machine operation to detect work place defects and machine malfunction.

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6. Height Gauges

high Demand

7. OD

high Demand
Here's how OD is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Prepared heavy machinery for production runs and inspected machines for proper functioning.
  • Reject defective products and readjust equipment to eliminate problems.
  • Monitor the production line, watching for problems such as pile-ups, jams, or glue that isn't sticking properly.
  • Examine materials, ingredients, or products visually or with hands, in order to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • Grind metal springs to specific specifications, occasionally checking parts with digital equipment to make sure were producing good parts.
  • Supply materials to spindles, conveyors, hoppers, or other feeding devices and unload packaged product.
  • Adjust machine components and machine tension and pressure according to size or processing angle of product.
  • Prepared the machine for starting the production process by equipping it with the required tools.
  • Clean and remove damaged or otherwise inferior materials to prepare raw products for processing.
  • Dress grinding wheels, when needed to be sharpened to produce a better cut.
  • Worked on high-speed machine equipment and precision machinery used in mass production.
  • Worked over time to complete the production requirement of the clients.
  • Utilized Dual Die presses to form finished products from steel blanks.
  • Move pallets of inspected product to final for shipping by hi-lo.
  • Adapt to changing work stations as required for product flow.
  • Operate CNC machine to sharpen 12" and 14" wood saw blades.
  • Maintain accurate & detailed paperwork, Inspection sheets Grinder logs, official reports Cover and weigh tanks of product after grinding.
  • Take blank valve to completely finished product, consisting of shaft grind/keeper groove and seat grind..
  • Tend or operate machine that packages product.
  • put parts in machine an take out an grind metal.keep count of production using computer to keep information.

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8. RAN

high Demand
Here's how RAN is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Machine operation and material transport; Safe operation of forklift
  • Transported raw materials to production workstations.
  • Completed various grinding and cutting tasks, as well as crane and forklift operations on a rotating schedule.
  • Transfer materials, supplies, and products between work areas, using moving equipment and hand tools.
  • Inspected machines to determine the need for repairs and guaranteed safety by performing regular maintenance.
  • Test the operation of machines periodically to guarantee their smooth running.
  • Use of precision tools designed for close tolerance work.
  • Grind material down to .0001 tolerance and document results.
  • Produce high quality parts that meet precise tolerances
  • Arranged castings into pairs for assembly.
  • Ground castings and ran the robot.
  • Set up and operated two close-tolerance centerless bar grinding machines to grind external services of metal work pieces to blueprint specifications.
  • Finished high tolerance holes in the jigs and fixtures (for sheet metal progressive stamping dies
  • Used a overhead magnetic crane to load and unload work pieces from my machine.
  • Operated overhead crane / mobile crane Pulled and staged material for loading
  • Finish grinding multiple size parts while maintaining specified tolerances according to prints Maintain cleanliness of multiple machines and individual areas Operate forklift
  • Prepare meat to be tested Prepare ingredients Meat has to be prepared and tested into a certain fat range.
  • Operate machine to exacting tolerances Complete basic program changes and wheel offsets Perform process inspection and deburr for completion of part
  • Grinded metals, plastics, fibre, and nylon Square rods into round rods Ran in feed and through-feed machines
  • relocated to Texas) Ran machine that made Ford F150 engine block springs.

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9. Hand Tools

high Demand
Here's how Hand Tools is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Mount and position tools in machine chucks, spindles, or other tool holding devices, using hand tools.
  • Repair or replace machine parts, using hand tools, or notify engineering personnel when corrective action is required.
  • Grind pieces with various machines and hand tools and provide maintenance to these tools and machines.
  • Dislodge and clear jammed materials or other items from machinery and equipment, using hand tools.
  • Add or mix chemicals and ingredients for processing, using hand tools or other devices.
  • Lined ingot mold covers with firebrick and refractory mortar, using hand tools.
  • Remove and replace worn or broken machine parts, using hand tools.
  • File or finishes surfaces of work pieces, using prescribed hand tools.
  • Clean, adjust and maintain equipment, using hand tools.
  • Load materials into machinery and equipment, using hand tools.
  • Use hand tools and computer touch screens.
  • Replaced worn parts and adjusted equipment components, using hand tools.

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10. Set-Up

high Demand
Here's how Set-Up is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Perform set-ups and change-over on parts to close and complex tolerances.
  • Prepare set-up for each grinder.
  • Manufacture portable generators for Military use Set-up and run grinders and assembly equipment
  • Operated grinding machines Set-up machine for different customers

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11. Necessary Adjustments

high Demand
Here's how Necessary Adjustments is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Make necessary adjustments for product's quality such as shape, color, size, density and moisture.

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12. Product Specifications

high Demand
Here's how Product Specifications is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Set and adjust machine controls according to product specifications, utilizing knowledge of machine operation.
  • Determine product specifications such as dimensions and tolerances.
  • Study blueprints, work orders, or machining instructions to determine product specifications, tool requirements, and operational sequences.

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13. Unload Trucks

high Demand
Here's how Unload Trucks is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • load and unload trucks using folklift ,bob cat and/or any heavy duty machinery use for the purpose.

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14. Lathe Machines

high Demand

15. Excess Material

average Demand
Here's how Excess Material is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Set up, operated, and tended grinding machine that removed excess material or burrs from surfaces of roller bearing.
  • Grind down excess material Collected excess material from each machine in a timely manner Assisted in Quality Control

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16. Osha

average Demand
Here's how Osha is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Received 20 hours of OSHA safety training classes.
  • Company safe Policies and Procedures/ Standards (OSHA, PPE, GMP, and MSDS).
  • Job Duties & Responsibilities: Make sure everything was up to osha standards.

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17. Assembly Line

average Demand
Here's how Assembly Line is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Grind parts that come off the assembly line.
  • Fast and efficient assembly line worker.
  • Worked on the assembly line Load, stocked, and organized unfinished and finished product.

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18. Quality Standards

average Demand
Here's how Quality Standards is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Provide hourly testing of coffee to verify conformance to quality standards.

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19. Carbide

average Demand
Here's how Carbide is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Second shift supervision of 10 machinists operating all stages of grinding equipment to manufacture tungsten carbide cutting tools.
  • Use of Bridgeport with carbide cutting bits, reamers, Flute tip drill bits.
  • Soldered carbide tips to saw blades.

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20. Troubleshoot

average Demand
Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Changed grinding wheels and performed troubleshooting of machinery for necessary repairs.
  • Troubleshooted problems with equipment, devices or products.
  • Changed machine over for various sizes, changed grinding wheels Troubleshooting and minor repairs.
  • Removed damaged product or supplies, as needed.Performed basic troubleshooting and minor repairs to ensure production equipment runs efficiently.
  • Machine operator Troubleshoot machinery Practiced the concepts of 5S Recorded defects in product data

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21. Drill Press

average Demand
Here's how Drill Press is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Milled transmission castings and operated drill press machine.

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22. Different Types

average Demand
Here's how Different Types is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Used 8 inch, 4 inch and die grinders to smooth, shape and deburr different types of metal.

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23. Job Orders

average Demand

24. ID

average Demand
Here's how ID is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Identified damages and reported shortages and quality deficiencies.
  • Remove finished work pieces from machines and place them in boxes or on racks; set aside pieces that are defective.
  • Installed new rack system and roller conveyor system to stage customers saw blades and provide a more safe work environment.
  • Controlled face, side, and outside diameter CNC grinding machines in day-to-day assignments involving industrial saw sharpening.
  • Implemented 5s into the dept and provided education to co workers on its use.
  • Inspect the quality of each individual part before they get shipped out.
  • Slide spacers between buffs on spindles in order to set spacing.
  • Measured bars and laid out work, using precision measuring devices.
  • Identified and located required tools prior to starting each project.
  • Gauge parts then bundle them on large metal skid.
  • Maintained excellent safety record with no lost time accidents.
  • Provide training and assistance to other workers as needed.
  • Used grinder to smooth around the edge's of grill lid's as they came out of the mold.
  • Set up and operate press brake forming all types of brackets * Set and operate Bridgeport machine doing countersinks and rimers.
  • Run grinder, washer, Neidiberger machine, Skilled heavy equipment operator, sorted and packed parts for shipment.
  • Make identification tags to put on tanks or baskets using a blackhawk system.
  • Ground and inspected metal parts *Operated polishing machine, punch press and acid baths
  • Put plastic inside machine for grinding Set up machine for the job Cut plastic, then put them in boxes
  • Measured, marked and scribed dimensions and reference points on materials and workpieces as guides for subsequent machining.
  • Operated smal griniding and milling machine for driling and grinding surfaces .

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25. Heavy Equipment

average Demand

26. Quality Checks

average Demand
Here's how Quality Checks is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Conduct quality checks regarding size with micrometer and prepare product for next step in the process.
  • Set up and operated machines Maintained operator quality checks Kept area clean and work ready

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27. Raw Materials

average Demand
Here's how Raw Materials is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Assured the constant availability of raw materials and inputs so that the machine could function at all times.
  • Prepared raw materials as a Grinder for forming and cook lines to exact specifications.
  • Operated manufacturing equipment that supplied raw materials to the production line.
  • Loaded and unloaded castings and raw materials in CNC machinery.
  • Label raw materials and palletize finished products.

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28. Dial Indicators

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29. Basic Maintenance

average Demand
Here's how Basic Maintenance is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Perform basic maintenance, such as cleaning and lubricating machine parts.
  • Clean and provide basic maintenance to grinding equipment.

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30. Customer Specifications

low Demand
Here's how Customer Specifications is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Inspected finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
  • Insured product quality standard based on customer specifications through five piece inspections on production samples from CNC Screw Machines.
  • Inspected all parts to insure that they met both manufacturers and customer specifications.

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31. Proper Specifications

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Here's how Proper Specifications is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Performed pipe fabrication, installation and fitting according to proper specifications.
  • Read blueprints to set up machine to proper specifications for grinding flats on various sized end mills.

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32. Efficient Operation

low Demand
Here's how Efficient Operation is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Worked closely with teams and departments to ensure efficient operations and smooth workflow.

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33. Ensure Continuity

low Demand
Here's how Ensure Continuity is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Observe operation of equipment to ensure continuity of flow, safety, and efficient operation, and to detect malfunctions.

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34. Machine Shop

low Demand
Here's how Machine Shop is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Machine Shop: Setup and operate Amada Band Saws according to work order and print specifications.

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35. Direct Flow

low Demand
Here's how Direct Flow is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Turn valves to direct flow of coolant against cutting wheels and work pieces during grinding.
  • Turn valve handles and direct flow of coolant against tools and workpieces.
  • Brush or spray lubricating compounds on workpieces, or turn valve handles and direct flow of coolant against tools and workpieces

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36. EDM

low Demand
Here's how EDM is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Operated Sinker EDM to produce scissor blades and G2 surgical grasp handles.
  • Developed and verifiedMachine Control Data.
  • Tool grinder, Machinest, EDM Operator, Parts Purchaser & Safety Committee

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37. ISO

low Demand
Here's how ISO is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Reach production goals, communication with other operators and supervisors about production, computer reports and inventory on daily basis.
  • Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and report malfunctions to a supervisor.
  • Clean, adjust and maintain equipment and work areas; notify supervisors of needed repairs.
  • Notified supervisors of need repairs.
  • Operated Iso-cure machine used to make sand core.
  • Job Duties Maintenance and operation of Blanchard and Mattison Surface Grinders.
  • Grinded up plastic blobs form extrouison lines

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38. Measure Materials

low Demand
Here's how Measure Materials is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Weigh or measure materials, ingredients, and/or products at specified intervals to ensure conformance to requirements.

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39. Production Requirements

low Demand
Here's how Production Requirements is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Meet and/or exceed production requirements.

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40. High Quality

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Here's how High Quality is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Performed high quality work to ensure high quality.

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41. General Maintenance

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Here's how General Maintenance is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Do general maintenance and upkeep on machines to ensure continued production.
  • General maintenance around grind shop.

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42. Machine Start-Up Switches

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Here's how Machine Start-Up Switches is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Activated and operated machine start-up switches to grind and de-bur work pieces according to specifications and worked with several hand tools.

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43. Ground Product

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Here's how Ground Product is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Shovel ground product into containers for storage, shipment, or further processing.

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44. Operational Sequences

low Demand
Here's how Operational Sequences is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Study blueprints or layouts of metal workpieces to determine grinding procedures, and to plan machine setups and operational sequences.

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45. Plastic Parts

low Demand
Here's how Plastic Parts is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • press operatortaking plastic parts from the press, inspect the product, label product, and pack product for shipping.

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46. Clean Rooms

low Demand

47. Meat Products

low Demand
Here's how Meat Products is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Processed a variety of meat products to achieve maximum yield.

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48. Layoff

low Demand
Here's how Layoff is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Reason for leaving: Layoff due to economic crisis

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49. TIG

low Demand
Here's how TIG is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Conduct regular quality audits of parts produced by measuring and inspecting components to tight tolerances.
  • Input programs, maintained offsets, made adjustments to maintain tight tolerances.
  • Worked at a rapid pace to meet tight deadlines.

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50. Aluminum

low Demand
Here's how Aluminum is used in Grinding Machine Operator jobs:
  • Grinded down welds off aluminum boat towers.
  • Grind an assortment of deifferent aluminum parts in a timely manner and deep clean the foundry once a week

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20 Most Common Skill for a Grinding Machine Operator

Inspect Parts29.5%
Micrometers9%
CNC8.7%
Blueprint Specifications6.9%
Machine Operation6.8%
Height Gauges4.9%
OD4.8%
RAN4.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Grinding Machine Operator

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Inspect Parts
Inspect Parts
24.3%
24.3%
2
2
Micrometers
Micrometers
7.4%
7.4%
3
3
CNC
CNC
7.2%
7.2%
4
4
Blueprint Specifications
Blueprint Specifications
5.7%
5.7%
5
5
Machine Operation
Machine Operation
5.6%
5.6%
6
6
Height Gauges
Height Gauges
4%
4%
7
7
OD
OD
3.9%
3.9%
8
8
RAN
RAN
3.7%
3.7%
9
9
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
3.2%
3.2%
10
10
Set-Up
Set-Up
3.1%
3.1%
11
11
Necessary Adjustments
Necessary Adjustments
2.9%
2.9%
12
12
Product Specifications
Product Specifications
1.7%
1.7%
13
13
Unload Trucks
Unload Trucks
1.7%
1.7%
14
14
Lathe Machines
Lathe Machines
1.5%
1.5%
15
15
Excess Material
Excess Material
1.3%
1.3%
16
16
Osha
Osha
1.2%
1.2%
17
17
Assembly Line
Assembly Line
1%
1%
18
18
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
1%
1%
19
19
Carbide
Carbide
1%
1%
20
20
Troubleshoot
Troubleshoot
0.9%
0.9%
21
21
Drill Press
Drill Press
0.9%
0.9%
22
22
Different Types
Different Types
0.9%
0.9%
23
23
Job Orders
Job Orders
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
ID
ID
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Quality Checks
Quality Checks
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Dial Indicators
Dial Indicators
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Basic Maintenance
Basic Maintenance
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Customer Specifications
Customer Specifications
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Proper Specifications
Proper Specifications
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Efficient Operation
Efficient Operation
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Ensure Continuity
Ensure Continuity
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
Machine Shop
Machine Shop
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Direct Flow
Direct Flow
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
EDM
EDM
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
ISO
ISO
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Measure Materials
Measure Materials
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Production Requirements
Production Requirements
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
High Quality
High Quality
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
General Maintenance
General Maintenance
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Machine Start-Up Switches
Machine Start-Up Switches
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Ground Product
Ground Product
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Operational Sequences
Operational Sequences
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Plastic Parts
Plastic Parts
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Clean Rooms
Clean Rooms
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Meat Products
Meat Products
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
Layoff
Layoff
0.3%
0.3%
49
49
TIG
TIG
0.3%
0.3%
50
50
Aluminum
Aluminum
0.3%
0.3%

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