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Tool Grinder (PPG#332565)

Franklin Park, IL 60131

Posted: 04/13/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 332565 Pay Rate: 24.02 - 24.02 hr

Job Description

Join our innovative manufacturing client as a Custom Tool Grinder in Franklin Park, IL!

Our Custom Tool Grinder performs duties to set up and operate one or more grinders to perform a normal range of tool grinding operation.
We are looking for a key player who specializes in crafting precision tools and is an expert tool grinder who will contribute to the exceptional quality of our clients' products.

Job Highlights
First Shift position with a flexible start time
This is a direct hire position with a Union Company!

Job Responsibilities:
  • Our custom Tool Grinder works from blueprints, specifications, piece parts and instructions. 
  • Brazes materials and tools in preparation for grinding operations. 
  • Set up equipment to perform surface, drill pointing, broach, hob and other similar grinding operations on steel and carbide cutters, reamers, dies, gauges, form tools or special items. 
  • Plan sequence of operations, select method of holding workpiece and verify dimensions, tolerance, tooling and grinding requirements. 
  • Select and dress wheels. Mount grinding wheels, set grind, rotation and spindle speeds, feed rates, angle of wheel, length of cycle or stroke and depth of cut. 
  • Position blades, cams, diamonds and stops.
  • Measure workpiece to determine amount of material to be removed. 
  • Position on table, face plate or magnetic chuck in fixture or chuck jaws or between centers of wheels. 
  • Start machine, engage automatic mechanism, direct flow of coolant and observe operations. 
  • Perform secondary operations to obtain high finish requirements. 
  • Obtain first piece inspection approval. 
  • Make adjustments to ensure proper operations.
  •  Check work for conformance to specifications. 
  • Place workpiece in designated location.
  • Maintain equipment, clean, oil, change worn wheels and ensure that safety devices are operative. 
  • Provide assistance to other personnel as requested. 
  • Notify supervisor of unusual equipment or operating problems. 
  • Use micrometer, caliper, comparator, height gauge, band saw and various machine tools and measuring "instruments and hand and hand power tools. 
  • Follow safety rules and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications needed for our Tool Grinder:
  • 3+ Years Manual Machining 
  • 1+ year grinding experience. 
  • Experience using measurement tools such as caliper, micrometer, height gage, and optical comparator. 
  • Experience with Universal and surface grinders. 
  • Skilled at blueprint reading, basic trigonometry, and other basic math skills 
  • Loud environment - must be okay with wearing earplugs every day.
  • High School Diploma or GED

Our client offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:
  • A choice of Medical (with Health Savings Account), Dental, Vision, Rx Insurance for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Company paid Basic Life and AD & D Insurance, Basic Accident Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and Well-being Programs.
  • Paid time off, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Vacation time, Paid Sick time, Paid Military Leave, and Paid Volunteer time away from work.
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Commuter Parking and Transit Accounts, and Tuition Reimbursement benefits.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a Company match.
  • Employee Service Anniversary Awards and Employee Recognition Programs

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