Master Tool & Cutter Grinder

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 by Affinity Executive Search

Carol Stream, IL 60116
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
SUMMARY:The CNC Cutter Grinder Position is responsible for performing precision grinding, sharpening, of cutting tools (drills, reamers, end mills, slab mills, slotting cutters in HSS and solid carbide). Make or modify cutting tools from blue prints or written instruction. Proficient at operating and programingANCA OR WALTER CNC CUTTER GRINDING MACHINES


Set up and operate any and all departmental equipment, to recondition standard tooling and/or make/modify special tools

Set up and operate CNC cutter grinding machines to grind drills, endmills and milling cutters.

Select and mount grinding wheels on machines, according to specifications, using hand tools and applying knowledge of abrasives and grinding procedures.

Inspect, feel, and measure work pieces to ensure that surfaces and dimensions meet specifications.

Perform basic maintenance, such as cleaning and lubricating machine parts.

Dress grinding wheels, according to specifications.

Monitor machine operations to determine whether adjustments are necessary; stop machines when problems occur.

Remove and replace worn or broken machine parts, using hand tools.

File or finish surfaces of work pieces, using prescribed hand tools.

Turn valves to direct flow of coolant against cutting wheels and work pieces during grinding.

Compute numbers, widths, and angles of cutting tools, micrometers, scales, and gauges, and adjust tools to produce specified cuts.

Inspect dies to detect defects, assess wear, and verify specifications, using micrometers, steel gauge pins, and loupes.

Straighten work pieces and remove dents, using straightening presses and hammers.

Attach work pieces to grinding machines, then form specified sections and repair cracks, using welding or brazing equipment.

Program ANCA or Walters CNC Cutter Grinders

Inspect equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors, problems or defects

Keep workspace clean and organized

Perform work requiring invention, imagination, originality or talent in a recognized field of artistic or create endeavors


Fully competent with reading blue prints

Use of inspection equipment (precise measuring tools)

Follow written and verbal instruction

Ability to troubleshoot Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it

Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

Log in and out of set-up and operation (time management)

Ability to think creatively, make decisions, and solve problems

Able to communicate and cooperate with supervisors and peers


High school diploma or equivalent required

Some college or trade school preferred

1-2 years of experience required in the field or in a related field

2-4 years of experience preferred

ANCA, Walter CNC cutter grinding experience preferred.


401K Plan and Company Match

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

Company paid Long Term and Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Paid Time Off

Tuition Reimbursement

Reference: 559198942

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