Phillips Service Industries, Inc.

  • Grinder

    Location US-MI-Livonia
    # Positions
  • Overview

    The Grinder performs precision smoothing, sharpening, polishing, or grinding of metal objects. Set up and operate various OD and ID cylindrical grinders as well as be able to program and operate a CNC grinder.


    • Load work pieces into grinding machines, then perform specific grinding operations.
    • Compute numbers, widths, and angles of cutting tools, micrometers, scales, and gauges, and adjust tools to produce specified cuts
    • Finish surfaces of work pieces, using prescribed equipment, grinding wheels and hand tools.
    • Inspect and measure workpieces to ensure that surfaces and dimensions meet specifications.
    • Monitor machine operations to determine whether adjustments are necessary; stop machines when problems occur.
    • Select and mount grinding wheels on machines, according to specifications, using hand tools and applying knowledge of abrasives and grinding procedures.
    • Set up and operate grinding or polishing machines to grind metal parts, tools, or work pieces.
    • Study blueprints or layouts of metal workpieces to determine grinding procedures, and to plan machine setups and operational sequences.


    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • 5+ years experience with set up and running internal and external cylindrical grinders
    • 5+ years experience with programming, set up and running a CNC external cylindrical grinder  
    • experience in ballscrew manufacturing a plus 
    • must have own tools 
    • team oriented, quality minded and safety conscious 
    • highly motivated self starter 
    • proficient with best machining practices 
    • able to interpret and implement blue prints
    • good understanding of finsihes and tolerances 
    • competent with micrometers, calipers, and other measuring equipment 


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