O.D. Grinder

Job Description

Skilled grinder responsible for setting up and operating OD grinders to grind steel and carbide tools. This position represents an opportunity to service the tooling needs of a reputable and growing list of customers, and offers a long-term career path within a stable organization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyze blueprints, visualize grinding process, and understand the sequence of machining operations required
  • Understand the characteristics of abrasives in order to select and dress the appropriate grinding wheel
  • Select optimal feed rates, grinding speeds, depths of cuts, etc.
  • Inspect and verify dimensions of work piece for conformance to specifications using measuring instruments such as templates, micrometers, dial indicators, and gauge blocks
  • Hold tight tolerances


  • Previous experience setting up and operating OD grinders
  • Favorable background check, drug test and physical
  • Ability to read micrometers
  • Basic math skills, including working with decimals
  • Must be able to stand for long periods
  • Must be able to lift up 30lbs periodically
  • Must be able to work unsupervised after training period
  • Must be a focused individual


Jackson, MI