2nd Shift - Grinding Set-Up Technician II

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Set up and operate one or more metal-grinding machines, such as external, surface, and centerless grinders, including but not limited to Thru feed and In feed centerless grinders, Glebar, Royal Masters, CNC and Pointing grinders. Grind external cylindrical or tapered surfaces of workpieces to blueprint specifications, following tooling instructions and standard charts, and applying knowledge of grinding procedures, in order to grind 1st run workpiece and production as required. Set up and operate secondary equipment and perform any other functions within the QWT Business Cell that may be necessary. The Grinding Set up Technician is capable of performing all tasks required of a Grinding Technician.Role and Responsibilities* Fully participate as a Team Member of the QWT Business segment supporting personal and team member growth along with the needs of the Franklin Site* Run machines, achieving print specifications including quality and throughput.* Implement continuous improvement activities.* Perform JobBOSS transactions.* Perform required daily maintenance to equipment and tools.* Maintain a clean and safe work environment.* Work from established procedures and prescribed operation sequences to achieve parts per print and quality specifications.* Read blueprint and job order for product specifications and tooling instructions, like dimensions, tolerances, number of parts to be ground, speeds, feed rates, holding fixtures, and grinding wheels to be used.* Mount grinding wheel and regulating wheel on spindles with wrenches.* May dress wheels to specifications, using dressing devices.* Start machine and observe operation.* Verify dimensions of ground workpiece for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and pre-set gauges.* May change worn grinding wheels, using wrenches.* Feed machine by hand or set up automatic work-feeding device.* Communicate with co-workers, members of other shifts, technical leader, team leader and/or supervisor to transfer and receive instructions and information as well as coordinate activities regarding the status of the operation of particular jobs.* Perform 1st piece and In-process inspections for self or peers.* Simultaneous to grinding operation, perform a variety of secondary operations as required.* Follow written and verbal instructions to maintain high standard of quality.* Expected to maintain specifications as defined on drawing and/or routing.* Suggest improvements to existing methods of grinding.* Perform set-up of production jobs. Support machines with set-up.* Correctly square up work piece.* Use blue print data to program grinding machine.Qualifications and Education RequirementsHigh School Diploma or equivalent and at least one year of experience in a small device manufacturing environment is required. Experience in medical device manufacturing, aerospace, machinery, or metals. Must be able to read blue prints, drawings, specifications and quality plans and have very strong oral and written communication skills, be able to follow written and verbal instructions and be capable of meeting assigned deadlines. Good manual dexterity and ability to use measurement and inspection tools like micrometers, microscope, etc.Good work habits, strong workmanship and a positive attitude are required as well as an ability, desire and flexibility to perform a variety of machining operations.Preferred SkillsExperience in medical device manufacturing (ISO 13485), aerospace, machinery, or metals desired.QWT Operations will focus on the flexibility of its team members having the ability to become proficient in their primary role (this role) while training to become knowledgeable in other QWT ops roles -- examples are all types of grinding (CNC TF and IF with the new Micron machines, and Specialty CNC via the Glebar) Cut Off (ECC, TAK, AbrasCO), Bench Grind, In-Process and Final Cleaning, and Material Handling/Shipping.This role will rotate into the other QWT Operations listed in the above paragraph as needed based on customer priorities, work center load and capacity, and staffing (for example coverage for other team members when on vacation.) The Team members do not need to be experts or set-up techs in all areas yet rather have the ability to train and learn how to manufacture parts in one or two additional operations. This may include working shifts or overtime in the Production side of the business as needed as 16 Forge Park and 9 Forge Park together comprise the Tegra Medical Franklin Business.The goal of the QWT Technician roles is to have its team members not only learn multiple processes to manufacture parts yet also learn how to measure parts against specifications to determine acceptable parts (good) versus scrap parts (bad) including visual criteria. Technician Team Members will learn how to make process and machine adjustments as needed in the different operations to manufacture parts of acceptable quality.The Team will work towards goals of reducing lead times, training members to multiple work operations, and shipping in spec product on or before the promised ship date. There will be team meetings focused on priorities, expedites, equipment status, quality, and review of acceptable and scrap parts to enhance learning. Technicians will have the opportunity to interact directly with Technical Sales, Planning, and Quality and Manufacturing Engineering.If you want to be challenged, gain knowledge of various manufacturing operations, and enhance your personal growth while learning the QWT business the QWT Technician positions would be an excellent fit.

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