Grinding Operator


Grinding Operator

@ Westfield Fluid Controls


Set up, operate, or tend grinding and related tools that remove excess material or burrs from surfaces, sharpen edges or corners, or buff, hone, or polish metal or plastic work pieces.


  •  Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications
  •  Lay out parts to prepare for assembly
  • Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions
  • Operate grinding equipment
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements
  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences
  • Select production equipment according to product specifications
  • Calculate dimensions of workpieces, products, or equipment
  • Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
  • Operate grinding, polishing, and equipment
  • Reshape metal workpieces to established specifications
  • Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow
  • Apply lubricants or coolants to workpieces
  • Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
  • Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs
  • Repair production equipment or tools
  • Replace worn equipment components
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products
  • Feed materials or products into or through equipment
  • Set equipment guides, stops, spacers, or other fixtures
  • Polish materials, workpieces, or finished products
  • Clean workpieces or finished products
  • Smooth metal surfaces or edges
  • Compare physical characteristics of materials or products to specifications or standards
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications
  • Operate grinding equipment
  • Reshape metal workpieces to established specifications
  • Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
  • Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information
  • Measure materials to mark reference points, cutting lines, or other indicators
  • Move products, materials, or equipment between work areas
  • Trim excess material from workpieces
  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences
  • Load materials into production equipment
  • Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
  • Sharpen cutting or grinding tools
  • Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces
  • Maintain production or processing equipment
  • Repair production equipment or tools
  • Record operational or production data
  • Select production equipment according to product specifications
  • Apply solutions to production equipment
  • Clean production equipment
  • Clean materials to prepare them for production


  • Inspect or measure finished work-pieces to determine conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as gauges or micrometers
  • Measure work-pieces and lay out work, using precision measuring devices
  • Grind, sand, clean, or polish objects or parts to correct defects or to prepare surfaces for further finishing, using hand tools and power tools
  • Verify quality of finished workpieces by inspecting them, comparing them to templates, measuring their dimensions, or testing them in working machinery
  •  Measure and mark equipment, objects, or parts to ensure grinding and polishing standards are met.
  • Trim, scrape, or deburr objects or parts, using chisels, scrapers, and other hand tools and equipment
  • Repair and maintain equipment, objects, or parts, using hand tools
  • File grooved, contoured, and irregular surfaces of metal objects, such as metalworking dies and machine parts, to conform to templates, other parts, layouts, or blueprint specifications
  • Select abrasives, according to materials, sizes and shapes of workpieces, amount of stock to be removed, finishes specified, and steps in finishing processes
  • Observe machine operations to detect any problems, making necessary adjustments to correct problems
  • Move machine controls to index work-pieces , and to adjust machines for pre-selected operational settings
  • Study blueprints, work orders, or machining instructions to determine product specifications, tool requirements, and operational sequences
  • Select machine tooling to be used, using knowledge of machine and production requirements
  • Mount and position tools in machine chucks, spindles, or other tool holding devices, using hand tools
  • Activate machine start-up switches to grind, lap, hone, debar, shear, or cut work-pieces , according to specifications
  • Set up, operate, or tend grinding, honing, lapping and related tools that remove excess material from surfaces, edges, or corners, of metal or plastic work-pieces 
  • Set and adjust machine controls according to product specifications, using knowledge of machine operation
  • Brush or spray lubricating compounds on work-pieces , or turn valve handles and direct flow of coolant against tools and work-pieces 
  • Lift and position work-pieces , manually or with hoists, and secure them in hoppers or on machine tables, faceplates, or chucks, using clamps
  • Repair or replace machine parts, using hand tools, or notify proper personnel when repair is required
  • Compute machine indexings and settings for specified dimensions and base reference points
  • Maintain machine parts and machining tools
  • Thread and hand-feed materials through machine cutters or abraders
  • Adjust setting stops to set traverse lengths and feed arm strokes



  • Capable of reading and comprehending ANSI Y 14.5 prints
  • Maintain good housekeeping habits
  • Maintain required documentation
  • Participate in problem solving and continuous improvement efforts


  • Manufacturing environment compliant to ISO9001:2008 AS9100


  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
  •  Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.


  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: May 01, 2024
Application Deadline: August 08, 2024
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