Machining - Grinding Specialist

locationMuskegon, MI, USA
PublishedPublished: 3/15/2024
Full Time
26-30 / hour
Machine Grinding Specialist

Location: Muskegon, MI

About SKF: SKF has been making the world spin since 1907!
SKF is an industry-leading manufacturer dedicated to a culture of belonging, where our people flourish in an equitable environment that promotes leadership development and career growth. SKF bearings played an integral role in helping Mars Rover collect rock and regolith samples on the planet's surface.

As an SKF team member, you will join 40,000 colleagues from more than 130 countries developing bearing technology and services that make rotation more reliable and sustainable. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. SKF aims to have net zero greenhouse gas emissions at all our production facilities by 2030.

SKF products keep vehicles rolling, power the machines that put food on your table, and even reach into the cosmos as part of the Mars rover mission. Founded in Sweden in 1907, today SKF is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Stockholm with annual sales in 2020 of approximately $10 billion

Job Summary:
The primary function of this position is the efficient set-up, operation and troubleshooting of CNC machining centers ensuring the proper machining techniques are followed and acceptable levels of quality and productivity are met within established parameters in a safe and effective manner.

Job Duties and Responsibilities are (including but not limited to):
  • Starts up and shut down a variety of machine(s) following established company procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Set up and operate numerically controlled (NC, CNC, PLC, and other manual machines) lathes (horizontal & Vertical) performing machining operations including turning, boring, and facing castings and forgings.
  • Select and install tooling into tool posts, turrets or indexing heads.
  • Mount workpiece in chuck, or faceplate, manually or using hoist.
  • Perform machining operations on a variety of parts at times with high levels of complexity.
  • Ensure machining operations are performed within established parameters, minimizing scrap and rework with acceptable levels of output.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment including identification of unsafe conditions.
  • Steel toed shoes and ANSI approved safety glasses with side shields must be worn at all times.
  • Read and interpret a variety of engineering and quality specifications.
  • Apply practical and working knowledge of machines to make the necessary adjustments (turning dials, switches, and assigned offset/program controls) to override machine control and correct machine performance.
  • Perform first piece inspection and inspects and records succeeding pieces per prescribed inspection plan for conformance to specification using precision measuring instruments.
  • Perform first piece inspection for another operator if required.
  • Observe numerical displays on control panel and compares with data on process sheet to verify dimensional adjustments, feed rates, and speed of machining cuts.
  • Perform continuous improvement (lean) activities as may be assigned or required.
  • Perform other duties and assignments as scheduled and/or required.
  • High School diploma or GED required, two (2) year technical degree in manufacturing technology preferred.
  • One (1) to three (3) years machining experience in precision manufacturing environment.
  • Solid understanding and ability to use shop math and precision (micrometers, precision dial gauges etc.) and measuring instruments.
  • Thorough knowledge of CNC machine operation, tool off setting and basic machine code.
  • Must be able to read, write, and understand technical documentation.
  • Must be computer literate, able to read process drawings (blueprints), understand geometric tolerances and engineering specifications.
  • Physically mobile and able to safely operate heavy machinery, ability to perform routine and heavy tasks.
  • Ability to Stand, sit, bend, lift, push, pull, and safely run all machines.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds with full mobility.
  • Self-starter with the ability to effectively lead and interact with all various levels of the organization.
  • Incumbent must possess a high degree of computer literacy.
What You'll Love About SKF:
Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy a robust vacation policy and 13 paid holidays!

Health and Wellness Benefits. SKF cares about the wellbeing of our employees. Many options for best in class medical and dental plans to fit your needs; a wellness plan that includes biometric screening and health risk assessment for you and your spouse and incentives for healthy living!

Invest in your Future. SKF offers amazing retirement options! Participate in our 401K program that boasts of a per pay defined contribution of 7% of your gross earnings with a one-year vesting requirement.

Much more! Growth opportunities, voluntary critical illness coverage, voluntary legal plan, employee assistance program, life insurance, vehicle discount programs, mobile phone discounts, and with so many benefits to working for SKF, we could not name them all!

Reports to: Production Supervisor
Location: Muskegon, MI
Job ID: 19514

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Fields of study

  • Machining
  • CNC

Salary range

  • 26-30 / hour

Required skills

  • Steel