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Grinding and Lapping Supervisor - 57159790 - MG

Job Code: 57159790
Job Location: Plymouth, MN
Category: Inventory & Purchasing
Last Updated: 05/25/2017
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Job Description:
We are looking for a Grinding and Lapping Supervisor. The Grinding and Lapping Supervisor will train and develop department personnel. The Grinding and Lapping Supervisor will also be responsible for operating centerless grinding machines and ball lapping machines.  
Grinding and Centerless Grinding:
• Sets up and operates one or more grinding or centerless machines to grind external cylindrical or tapered surfaces of workpieces to blueprint specifications.
• Sets up and operates precision grinding machines with special indexing equipment.
• Reads blueprints and job orders for product specifications, and interprets machining instructions to determine grinding and sequence of operations.
• Mounts grinding wheel and regulating wheel on spindles with wrenches and dresses wheel to specifications using dressing devices.
• Verifies dimensions of ground workpiece for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, calipers and other precision gauges.
• Starts machine and monitors functional operation to qualify functionality.
• Changes, adjusts, or resets grinding wheels as needed to maintain conformance to part specifications.
• Positions and secures workpiece on mandrel between centers or in chuck.
• Manually adjusts machine controls to index workpiece and feeds wheel to workpiece, adjusting depth of cut in part by sight and feel while holding tolerances of +/-0.0001”
Flat, Wire, and Ball Lapping:
• Sets up and operates lapping machines to lap surfaces of flat carbide objects.
• Sets up and operates wire lapping and ball lapping machines to lap surfaces of cylindrical objects.
• Reads blueprints or job order for product specifications, such as dimensions, tolerances, and number of parts to be lapped.
• Follows tooling instructions, such as lapping speeds and pressure, work-holding fixtures, and laps to be used.
• Moves controls to set lapping speeds, tool pressure, and length of cycle to guide action of laps against workpieces or workpieces against each other.
• Starts machine and brushes or sprays lapping compound on laps and workpieces.
• Inspects lapped workpieces for conformance to specifications, using instruments such as a comparator, flatness gauge, surface plates, and vacuum testers.
• Provides hands-on training and shop floor support to the Carbide and Sintering operators and ensures new and existing employees are properly oriented to established policies and procedures.
• Reviews production demands to align employees, equipment and work schedules to fulfill production requirements.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications -
• High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED); post-secondary education in a technical filed preferred.
• Must have at least 3 years of related grinding and lapping experience
• Must be able set up centerless grinders and flat lapping machines. Royal Master Centerless Grinders and Tungsten Carbide Flat Lapping machine experience is preferred.
• Must have 2+ years of experience in a lead or coordinator role.
• Knowledge of GD&T, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
• Ability to read and comprehend complex blueprints, drawings and follow written and verbal directions.
• Microsoft Office applications and ERP systems.
• Supervise production floor activity to support safe working environment.
• Ability to be objective and flexible in adapting to changes in priorities, work assignments and other interactions that may impact pre-established courses of action for completing projects and assignments.
• Ability to work extended hours and/or varying shifts as requested in order to maintain adequate coverage during hours of operation.
• Knowledge of Lean and Kaizan methods and practices and standard production safety protocol.
• Ability to initiate, coordinate, and enforce operational and personnel policies and procedures.
For more information about this position, please contact the Entegee New Hope, MN office at 763-577-9000 or
Please reference job # 57159790MG
Equal Opportunity Employer


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