Ellwood Crankshaft and Machine Company

Job Classification: Polisher/Machinist I

Education Level: High School Diploma or equivalent; Vocational/Trade School preferred, but not required

Experience Level: Entry Level; 1 or more years polishing experience preferred, but not required

Job Duties:

  • Able to perform all tasks responsible for the complete or partial manufacture of components and/or assemblies as directed by drawings, sketches or other form of instruction in support of the manufacturing process as it exists and may change from time to time.
  • Operates all types of conventional polish lathes and equipment with the ability to meet and hold close tolerances as determined by specifications:
    •  Knowledge of digital readouts required where applicable;
    • Machine and equipment including, but not limited to, operation of two or more polish lathes, and including high-end skilled polishing and inspection;
    • Plans and performs setups, layouts and execution of work according to product specifications, blueprints, drawings and work instructions;
    • Determine proper operation sequence, selects speeds, processes and procedures and tooling applicable to the job  and hold/maintain finish and dimensional  requirements;
    • Uses special holding fixtures, counterbalances and counterweights for positioning and securing products in machines to assure balance and safety required;
    • Capable of using conventional and precision measuring instruments to hold all polish specs and expectations with out deviating parts.
  • Performs in process inspections, certifications and documentation as needed.
  • Understands and can effectively execute the principles of polish, including tool and material selection, geometry, surface finish while working safely.
  • Performs all work in accordance with plant safety rules.
  • Maintains highest quality standards in the execution of all assigned work.
  • Maintains all reports and record keeping as required.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance on all machines as required.
  • Maintains house keeping in all work areas.
  • Performs other routine labor work as assigned and as required in accordance with production flow and/or plant needs.

Skills Needed:

  • Ability to set-up and operate polish lathes with safety and quality being 100%  satisfied.   
  • Ability to operate all equipment affiliated with the process of polishing and lapping of individual crankshafts.
  • Ability to learn & set-up and operate cylindrical grinders with digital readouts and Mar Poss gauging.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Ability to select appropriate feeds and speeds for cylindrical grinding to acquire correct finish and tolerances pertaining to that operation.
  • Ability to set precision inspection equipment to certified gauges and utilize in accordance with training/instruction.
  • Ability to achieve required dimensional and surface finish requirements routinely.
  • Ability and willingness to learn different aspects/job assignments throughout the shop as asked and as required.
  • Ability to work well with others and be flexible according to the workload and staffing.

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