OD/ID Grinding Technician – Forest City Gear

Set-up and operate CNC OD/ID grinders to meet production and quality requirements.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to operate machinery as required
  • Verify part quantity with the job traveler
  • Make machine adjustments as required to maintain print specifications
  • Load and unload machines as per the cycle time noted on the traveler
  • Study and determine the part tolerances and methods of measurement for each job
  • Ability to run more than one machine maintaining run times as required
  • Set-up machines
  • Use micrometers, height gages, and optical comparators and visual checks for part inspection
  • Maintain clean and organized department and work area
  • Communicate with coworkers and supervisor as needed
  • Determine when wheels needs replacement
  • Assist in determining tooling & fixturing needs
  • Take parts to inspection when necessary
  • Use inspection methods to determine size changes
  • Analyze blueprints & travelers
  • Complete all necessary paperwork as required in a timely & accurate manner 

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Train others as needed
  • Work on miscellaneous projects as needed
  • Conserves energy and organizational resources when possible


  • Medical, Dental, Prescription, Eye
  • Paid vacation and paid personal time
  • Life insurance, 401K, FSA
  • Education opportunities

Environmental Conditions:

  • Noise intensity level exposed with this job Loud
  • Exposure to fumes, odors, dusts, and gases Occasionally
  • Exposure to hazard of moving mechanical parts Occasionally


  • 5 years + job shop precision OD and ID grinding STRONGLY PREFERRED (centerless grinding not applicable)
  • CNC familiarity strongly preferred
  • Ability to reading blueprints
  • Ability to think critically and ask questions of others in order to foster continuous learning efforts
  • Ability to use micrometers, indicators, and precision gages
  • Attention to detail
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Develops alternative solutions when needed
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to adhere to 6S and lean standards
  • Basic general inspection equipment knowledge and skills
  • Basic materials knowledge
  • Communication skills to train others as needed
  • Basic math & geometry skills

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift/carry 20-45 pounds
    • (upward pulling)
  • Lift/carry Occasionally
  • Stooping Occasionally
    • (bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles)
  • Reaching Frequently
    • (extending hands and arms in any direction including upward and downward)
  • Walking Occasionally
    • (with normal breaks)
  • Sitting Occasionally
    • (with normal breaks)
  • Standing Frequently
    • (with normal breaks)