Precision Grinder: Grinds flat or contoured surfaces of metal work pieces, such as tool, die, and machine parts, usually for limited runs. Assesses specifications and picks tooling according to knowledge of surface grinding procedures. Operates surface grinding machine with horizontal or vertical... [+] More
Precision Grinder: Grinds flat or contoured surfaces of metal work pieces, such as tool, die, and machine parts, usually for limited runs. Assesses specifications and picks tooling according to knowledge of surface grinding procedures. Operates surface grinding machine with horizontal or vertical spindle and reciprocating or rotating table.
Examines blueprint or layout on work piece to visualize grinding to be done and plans sequence of operations. Positions and secures work piece on magnetic chuck, in holding fixture, or directly to machine table. Selects grinding wheel, grinding speeds, and feed rates for each operation according to knowledge of metal properties and abrasives, and mounts wheel on spindle. Moves device to dress wheel. Moves controls and reads dials to set rotation speeds and feed rates. Positions and tightens stops to limit table travel. Moves controls to feed work piece to wheel or vice versa. Turns valve handle and directs flow of coolant against wheel and work piece. Verifies dimensions of ground work piece for conformance to specifications, using such measuring instruments as micrometers, comparators, dial indicators, gauge blocks, and load test equipment. May dress grinding wheel to specified profile for contour grinding, using special fixtures and tools. May grind nonmetallic materials, such as plastics. May operate tracer attachment to duplicate contours from templates or models. May be required to have experience with particular material, product, or precision level, or with machine of particular size, type, or trade name. (Source: eDOT Job Description) [-] Less
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