Job Description


The Grinder is responsible for grinding, sanding, and polishing objects made of wood, metal, stone, clay, plastic, and glass. Uses cloth, hand tools, and power tools to ensure a smooth surface.

Essential Functions

  1. Thorough knowledge of grinding and bead blasting practices.
  2. Consults blueprints and sketches to execute jobs and tasks to specification.
  3. Perform all facility manufacturing grinding and bead blasting roles, routine and repair.
  4. Set up components for grinding per specifications.
  5. Monitors components and marks cracks and splits for repair.
  6. Maintains a thorough knowledge of universal standards and specifications to meet building codes and legal requirements.
  7. Monitors work environment for hazards and maintains healthy ventilation levels to avoid particle or gas inhalation.
  8. Follows safety protocol, including wearing heat-resistant gloves, protective masks, and safety shoes.
  9. Test and inspect grinded and polished surfaces in working machinery.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Flexibility.
  2. Initiative.
  3. Learning Orientation.
  4. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  5. Problem Solving/Analysis.
  6. Technical Capacity.
  7. Time Management.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of the Grinder, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Grinder.

While performing the duties of the Grinder, the employee is required to:

Task % of time
• sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl and climb 80%
• lift or move items over 50 pounds 20%


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. 40 hours per week with occasional overtime as job duties demand.

Required Education and Experience

  1. A high school diploma or a GED.
  2. Three to six months related experience/training.
  3. Equivalent combination of education and experience.