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Grinding Machine Operator
Title:Grinding Machine Operator
Department:South Holland, IL
Founded in 1933, Andritz ASKO provides a wide range of specialty wear-resistant tooling for the metal producing, metal processing and metal recycling industries the world over. From facilities in the USA, Netherlands & Mexico, Andritz ASKO combines expert understanding of special tool materials, technology and tooling application requirements to create innovative solutions for all tooling needs.

Andritz ASKO South Holland Division, located in South Holland, Illinois, has an immediate need for a Surface Grinding Machine Operator on 2nd shift.

Machine capability is up to 18 feet in length x 2 ½ feet in width; or 3 ½ feet in diameter. All jobs run are required to hold a specific size to a specific tolerance. All support measurement tools, material handling lift cranes, and PPE is provided.

Primary Function:
To operate a surface grinder in grinding and re-grinding flat surfaces, radial curves, front and back clearances of long shear knives, or a cylindrical grinder to run large diameter trimmer knives and helical scrap chopper knives seated in housings – all to finish within blueprint tolerances. As necessary, other hardened and not hardened tool steel, alloy steel, carbon steel, and non-ferrous parts are ground to required sizes and finishes holding specified tolerances, etc.

Understand required size, surface finish, tolerances, etc. for part(s) to be ground.
Prepare grinder to obtain the required part by setting up the proper chucks, jigs, fixtures and grinding wheels, etc.
Place any mounting fixture and part to be ground on machine using material handling equipment.
Operate grinder to obtain required size, shape, finish, tolerances, etc.
Dress grinding wheel as required.
Take necessary periodic measurements to determine progress of work.
Remove, de-burr and clean part when required size, shape, finish and tolerances have been obtained.
Observe necessary and proper safety precautions.
Clean machine as required.
Lubricate machine as required.
Assist in repairs to machine as required.
Keep working area clean and orderly.

Job Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Prior industrial experience in the operation of metalworking machine tools
The ability to use precision shop measuring instruments (micrometers, calipers, etc.)
An aptitude for shop arithmetic and a focus on customer service.
Prior cylindrical or surface table grinding (such as Landis, Norton, Blanchard, or Mattison) experience is always desirable, but is NOT required.

Andritz ASKO offers of employment are conditional on the candidate’s successful completion of a pre-placement physical evaluation (which includes comprehensive drug screen) and a criminal records check. Our production & maintenance employees are represented by the USW; successful candidates must join the union as a condition of employment.

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