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Grinding Machine Operator

Shelton, CT 06484

Posted: 01/12/2024 Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: $16.00 - $19.00 / hr

Job Description

The Grinding Operator is responsible for the operation of various types of grinding machines that grind external surfaces of metal parts in accordance with company standards and customer specifications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform grinding operations following job instructions.
  • Read job order product specifications for dimensions, tolerances, and number of parts to be ground and tooling instructions, such as speeds, feed rates, holding fixtures, and grinding wheels to be used.
  • Assist with “first piece” and “last piece” inspections.
  • Maintain production levels in accordance with the job instructions.
  • Operate machines and measuring instruments as per instructions and keep them in good working order.
  • Perform quality checks as per inspection instructions.
  • Input quality and production data into the ERP system.
  • Communicate to Manager any problem areas and deficiencies, so corrective actions may be taken.
  • Keep work area clean and tidy at all times.
  • Work in an organized manner with attention to details.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to read measuring devises (micrometers, bore gauges, drop indicators).
  • Able to read and write in English.
  • Able to perform simple arithmetic.
  • Knowledge of English and Metric Systems of measurement.
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations and safety standards.



  • Evening shift
  • Full-time
  • Monday to Friday



Job Requirements

Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • Graduation from high school or receipt of equivalent degree (GED).
  • Three (3) years of factory related experience using grinding machines.

Additional Information


  • Health insurance

Meet Your Recruiter

Diane Porter
Staffing Coordinator

What I love most about my job is the excitement of finding the perfect candidate for the specific job I am staffing for and the gratitude of the candidate for helping them find a job they love. 


Fun times for me are spending my weekends with my family, especially my granddaughter. We do special things together which I hope she will cherish forever.  My passion for photography inspires me because I can capture many memories that will last a lifetime. 


“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” - Aaron Siskind 

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