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Hand Finisher

Hand Finisher

Job Description

Working with limited supervision, performs hand grinding and finishing of machined part. Interprets blueprints, and other production specifications to establish cut, bore drill, and grind proper radii diameter, surface finishes, and to remove burrs, and imperfections. Documents work activities as required by local Quality Management System procedures. Sets up and operates various grinding and finishing machines and tools to perform complicated finishes and surfaces while working to tolerances specified.


  • Sets up finishing equipment and machines by selecting, mounting, and aligning various machine attachments and standard tools to perform grinding, deburring and polishing on a variety of metal work pieces, working to exacting tolerances
  • Uses a variety of hand-held, and pedestal mounted grinders to machine, grind, polish and deburr internal and external surfaces and edges of machined metal parts
  • Works under general directions, and follows basic blueprints and shop procedures
  • Follows prescribed work instructions, to perform layout on materials, as required
  • Checks and inspects work to assure conformity of machining to specifications using precision measuring instruments
  • Uses over-head hoist as necessary to handle heavy parts
  • Operates fork lift as necessary to position and lift heavy parts or pallets of smaller pieces
  • Maintains assigned equipment and work area in a clean and orderly condition
  • Uses and understands shop mathematics, complicated prints, and measuring devices
  • Performs all work in accordance with established safety and quality program procedures and directives
  • Regular attendance and compliance with all Company policies and rules is an essential function for the job. Overtime, including potential for weekend shifts may be required
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Education/Training Required:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent
  • On-site industrial forklift training and certification will be required within orientation & training period
  • A valid driver’s license must be maintained and in good standing

Skills/Experience Required

  • Must have a minimum of 3-5 years of direct experience utilizing in grinding, and hand finishing operations.
  • Demonstrated safe operation of forklift(s) and other material handling, as evidenced by at least one (1) year experience similar to the requirements of this role
  • Demonstrated ability to safely and properly use jib cranes, hoists, and overhead cranes to move and position materials.
  • Good knowledge of thread systems, materials, and components to be worked.
  • Good knowledge of lay-out of materials, shop practice and safety regulations applicable to hand finishing and general shop operations.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience on the following machines: High speed pneumatic hand grinders, polishing motors, pedestal grinders and polishing wheels

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Skilled Labor - Trades
Education High School
Experience 3 to 5 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Manufacturing
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID US-6970
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Hand Finisher

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