Finishing Operator II works to engineered specifications by setting up and operating various types of machines or hand tools for multiple grinding/finishing operations. Product handled may be in forms ranging from initial shaping to final finishing.
Materials & Products
· Uses product-finishing knowledge to assess appearance, weights, finish, and dimensions against specifications.
· Handles manufactured products including Abrasives wheels, Abrasive Segments , Ceramic finish, and Kiln furniture.
· Finished products will require small, tight tolerances or precision than those handled by Finishing Operator I.
· Uses CNC equipment and various type of precision instruments and equipment, (i.e., vernier calipers, height gauges, protractors, comparators, plug gauges, dial indicators) to attain accurate dimensions and sometimes tight, high precision tolerances.
· May use stationary equipment such as Amni, V-sider, shape wheel chuck, sandblasting, equipment speed tester, laser scribe, cut-saw, water jet, and balancer.
· Inspects product and equipment to verify or determine changes in dimensional requirements using rulers, calipers, and micrometers.
· May make simple edits to programs that run machines, (i.e., CNC).
· May trim, scrape, shape, or deburr objects or parts, using chisels, scrapers, power wash micrometer, and other hand tools.
· Studies blueprints, work orders, machine instructions and applies finishing experience to determine product specifications, tool/equipment requirements or operational sequences. Typically for a Finishing Operator II, the set-up involves a greater number of steps and pieces.
· Selects machine tooling to be used, utilizing knowledge of machine and production requirements, adjusts production equipment/machinery set-up using hand or power tools. Transfers equipment, objects, or parts to specified work areas using moving devices when applicable
· Moves machine controls to position and sets up work pieces and adjusts machines for pre-selected or self-determined operational settings. Observes machine operations to detect any problems; make necessary adjustments to correct problems.
· Responsible to push start and stop buttons on finishing equipment to finish product.
· Loads or unloads material or work piece manually or with hoists into machinery.
· Records product and processing data on specified forms and computers.
· Verifies quality of finished work pieces by inspecting them, comparing them to templates, measuring their dimensions, or speed testing electronically.
· High School Diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent experience required.
· Technical school training, apprenticeship program, or equivalent work experience necessary in operating CNC machines and other related machines may be required.
· Should possess knowledge of blue print reading, trade mathematics in computing and verifying dimensions in the planning, layout out, and final dimensional checking process.
· This position requires a minimum of 4 months' work experience to become proficient in all phases of the job to work independently.
· The Finishing Operator II must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance and weight greater than 50 pounds with lift devise assistance.
· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand for continuous periods of time, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms.
· The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and smell.
Mental & Visual Demands
· Concentrated mental and visual attention is regularly required for performing work to close tolerance of accuracy and quantity.
· Finishing Operator II is exposed to an industrial environment where seasonal temperatures vary, dust is present, and noise level is moderate requiring hearing protection.
· While performing the duties of this job within the manufacturing environment, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.
· The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne dust.
Various special protective equipment and PPE devices & equipment such as gloves, safety shoes, hearing protection, special clothing, and glasses are generally required.
Who are we ?
Saint-Gobain Abrasives manufacturers and distributes high quality abrasive products to engineering, distribution and retail markets in the US. We are the world’s leading abrasives manufacturer and the only international supplier of abrasives that manufacturers each of the 3 major types of abrasives: Bonded Abrasives, Coated Abrasives and Diamond products.
With a strong presence in every continent the Abrasives Division serves its customers through structured sales operations in over 26 countries and employs nearly 16,000 people globally. Abrasives forms a key part of the High Performance Materials Division of Saint-Gobain, which is one of the 5 key areas of activity in which Saint-Gobain operate.
Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.