Grinder Set Up Operator 1st Shift

Spencer, 502 INDUSTRY DR, SPENCER, Tennessee, United States of America Req #1151
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
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Do you want to:

- Enjoy a better quality of life working in a small town like Spencer, TN.
- Use your passion for details - big and small  
- Strengthen and fasten the world together by helping a team that designs leading edge products for tomorrow's next generation transportation systems
- Enjoy using your skills to help find solutions to challenging opportunities
- Work in a family oriented atmosphere 
- Have room for growth and opportunity 

Does this sound like you? If yes then let's get into the fine print..... 



Write two to three sentences outlining the general purpose and significant responsibilities of the job:

With limited direction or supervision, this machine set-up/operator position requires the set-up of Grinding manufacturing equipment. The incumbent will possess and demonstrate the skills necessary to maintain production requirements and quality standards. Continuous Improvement of processes and products are an ongoing function of this position.


List in order of importance the principal duties and responsibilities of the job:

  1. Follow all safety rules.

  2. Maintain clean, orderly work area

  3. Set-up and operate equipment as required.

  4. Trouble shoots problems resulting from manufacturing process and/or machine capabilities.

  5. Perform first piece inspection, monitor the quality of all parts, and make adjustments to maintain quality standards.

  6. Perform the duties required to record data for SPC, ISO/QS documentation.

  7. Move material by operating forklift or using non-motorized devices.

  8. Perform minor machine maintenance such as oil changes and tightening of bolts.

  9. Assist other operators as needed.

  10. Suggest process improvement ideas.

  11. All other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  1. HS Diploma, GED or relevant experience.

  2. Fluent in English (both strong verbal and written communication skills).

  3. Ability to complete the Job Skill Training Matrix for a Manufacturing Grinding Set-up Operator.

  4. Prior experience as a Manufacturing Grinding Set-Up Operator.

  5. Ability to use all gages and gaging techniques required.

  6. Thorough understanding of SPC.

  7. Basic computer knowledge.

  8. Knowledge in ISO/QS requirements.

  9. Ability to set-up and operate one or more sizes/types of manufacturing equipment.

  10. Ability to consistently meet production and quality standards.

  11. Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of all required operator documentation.

  12. Good teamwork skills.

  13. Ability to identify routine problem causation and correct routine problems.

  14. Use math skills for blue print reading, gaging and SPC.

  15. Possess the ability to assist lesser-skilled employees.

  16. Demonstrate the understanding of the manufacturing process and machine requirements to perform basic and repetitive work assignments.

  17. Ability to clean and maintain washers and conveyors.

  18. Knowledge of scale use.

  19. Provide written communication as needed.

  20. Must comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety guidelines and practices.

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  1. Minimum one to three years experience in direct or related field.

  2. Previous problem solving and trouble shooting skills/experience.

  3. Formal mechanical or technical training.

  4. Forklift operation/material-handling experience.

  5. Experience operating multiple-types of manufacturing equipment.


1. Micrometers, calipers, gages, comparators, wrenches and other general tools and equipment.

We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, handicap, genetic infiltration, disability or status as a veteran. Fontana reserves the right to require a drug screening at any time during the employment process.

Other details

  • Job Family Machine Oper - Skilled
  • Job Function MNF - Manufacturing
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Spencer, 502 INDUSTRY DR, SPENCER, Tennessee, United States of America