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Job Description:

  • 1) Sets up and operates grinding machines, such as surface and universal, carbide, drill, and tool-and-cutter grinders, to sharpen cutting tools to specifications, using blueprints, job orders, and knowledge of abrasives and metal properties: Reviews blueprints and job orders to plan production sequence.

  • 2) Selects grinding wheel of shape and grade and attaches to spindle, using wrenches.

  • 3) Positions and secures cutting tool on machine table, using magnetic chuck or holding fixture, or mounts tool on arbor and clamps between centers.

  • 4) Turns handwheels to position table or spindle to obtain specified taper and bevel on edges of cutting tools.

  • 5) Moves controls to set cutting tool rotation speed, feed rate, and grinding wheel rotation speed.

  • 6) Starts machine and turns wheel or engages feed to move workpiece to grinding wheel.

  • 7) Measures sharpened cutting tools to verify conformance to specifications, using fixed gauges, micrometers, calipers, optical comparators, and surface gauges.

  • 8) Dresses abrasive wheel to change cutting action or shape.

  • 9) May grind special form tools, involving special setups and wheel dressing.

  • 10) May analyze specifications and select tooling to be used on production jobs.

  • 11) May design, modify, or make special tools according to specifications or tooling requirements.

  • 12) May braze or solder carbide tips to cutting tools.

  • 13) May be required to have specialized experience with particular type of cutting tool sharpened or machine operated and be designated Broach Grinder; Drill Sharpener; Hob Grinder.




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DOT:   603.280-038

Job Number: 11309