Chipper/Grinder
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 4/19/2017

Job Description

Job Summary: Grinds and cleans castings to correct defects and/or prepare surfaces for further finishing, using hand tools and power tools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
  • Select production equipment according to product specifications.
  • Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment, utilizing cranes and hoists.
  • Move controls to adjust, start, or stop equipment during grinding and polishing processes.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Mark defects such as knotholes, cracks, and splits for repair.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Maintains tools and equipment in good, working condition, and conducts regular inspections as required.
  • Keeps work area clean and organized.
  • Adheres to all safety regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Able to follow directions.
  • Attention to Detail —careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Education and Experience

  • HS Diploma or GED preferred
  • Prior experience in foundry cleaning operations preferred, but not required.
  • Successful completion of TB Woods PIV/Forklift License training and certification required

Working Conditions:

  • Noise – Regular exposure to noise levels at or above 85 decibels during shift.       Hearing protection required.
  • Dust – Regular exposure to dust particles. Fresh-Air helmet must be wore while completing tasks during shift. Maintenance and proper storage required. Medical clearance by a licensed physician required before use of device.
  • Weather Elements – May be exposed to weather elements, primarily temperature changes, during shift.
  • Work Area – May be required to work in a “booth” during majority of shift.       Booth sizes vary depending on size of equipment and materials used. Booth area surrounded by three walls.

Physical Requirements:

  • Operation of Power and Air Tools – Must be able to withstand use of vibrating tools for extended periods of time, during majority of shift. Power/Air tools may include the following: Cup Grinder, Saw, Cone Grinder, Burr Grinder, Air Chipper, Chipping Hammer, Chipping Gun,
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness —Must be able to keep hand and arm steady while moving arm or while holding arm and hand in one position.
  • Finger Dexterity — Must be able to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Manual Dexterity — Must be able to quickly move hand, hand together with arm, or two hands to grasp and/or manipulate objects.
  • Control Precision — Must be able to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Near Vision — Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Lifting Requirements – Must be able to lift up to 50lbs. on a regular basis.
  • Sitting and Standing – Must be able to stand for long periods of time during entire shift.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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