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Grinder

Posted: 09/12/2022

SUMMARY: The Grinder’s primary job is using a handheld grinder, and various grit disks or pads, to grind/buff down the welds on steel & aluminum furniture according the production schedule & established quality standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

DEPARTMENTAL DUTIES:

  • Grind or buff, various pieces of steel & aluminum furniture or parts to flatten & blend in weld marks & correct defects and prepare surfaces for finishing, using handheld power tools.
  • Grinding disks, pads & back plates need to be checked periodically in order to remain at optimum working capability.
  • Stop using any handheld power tool upon discovery of a problem. If fixable, fix the tool, if not fixable, make sure the tool is sent to the maintenance dept for repair.
  • Provide quality control by inspecting each workpiece as your grinding it to ensure that the established quality standards are maintained. If you have a question, ask your supervisor or lead.
  • Ability to use grinding & buffing hand power tool, to grind & buff metal parts to their prescribed design specifications and maintain the established high-quality standards.
  • Inspect finish products to ensure the surfaces are free from defects or excessive grind marks. Excessive grind marks become very noticeable after a piece is powder coated. However, discovering defects after powder coating creates additional work to fix the grinding defect and then the piece must be powder coated again.
  • Keep all equipment running by inspecting and performing basic maintenance, including lubrication and cleaning, and scheduling repairs when needed.
  • Perform basic repairs, including replacing parts when they are worn down or broken, within the scope of expected knowledge and expertise.
  • Use only established procedures for assigned tasks.
  • Keep work area clean and picked upped.
  • Always strive to increase productivity while maintaining established quality standards.

QUALITY:

  • Quality must always be a top priority.
  • All quality issues, rejects, out of specification, and the like for frames, rims, and other items need to be documented & communicated for review to the department lead & supervisor and then to the production manager, on a daily basis.
  • Inspect finished products to ensure the surfaces are free from defect or excessive grind marks. Excessive grind marks become noticeable after a piece is powder coated.
  • However, discovering defects after powder coating creates additional work to fix the grinding defect and then the piece must be powder coated again.

SAFETY:

  • Understand thoroughly the Company’s worker and workplace safety policies and procedures.
  • You are required to wear eye protection & hearing protection & use respirator.
  • Follow all company safety policies, company rules & polices & procedures.
  • Watch for employees who are not wearing proper safety equipment or are committing safety violations, and report any incidents to your lead, supervisor or manager as soon as possible.
  • Notify the department lead or supervisor or manager right away of any safety issues

Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

QUALIFICATIONS

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily in accordance with established standards and quality specification. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school graduate/GED preferred. Prior grinding experience preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to speak and read in English.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Possess basic addition and subtraction skills.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written and oral form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: None.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. Frequent use of hands, fingers & arms, to hold, handle & manipulate powered hand tool. Kneel, bend, stoop, twist, squat, stretch in order to reach various positions to grind or buff different areas on different configurations of metal furniture or furniture parts. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Place frames on a work table and secure as needed to grind or buff.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 is exposed to moving mechanical equipment and an environment and noise level consistent with light industrial manufacturing.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school graduate/GED preferred. Prior grinding experience preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: None.

BENEFITS/COMPANY

BENEFITS: OW Lee offers the following benefits to their employees after probation period:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision including HSA/HMO/PPO Health Care Plans.
  • $15,000 Life insurance at no cost to the employee with the option to purchase additional insurance for them and family at low rates.
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Vacation & Sick Pay
  • 10 Paid Holidays

COMPENSATION

Starting at $15-16/hr

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