Summary and Main Purpose:

Duties will include both Surface and Cylindrical grinding, ideally have experience in using and setting machinery. (Jones & Shipman preferred) Working in a small team of Grinders, Keeping the area in a tidy and orderly condition. Maintaining a safe environment

Key Accountabilities:

  • Preparing the machine for grinding operations (setting)
  • Grinding, deburring and polishing workpieces to bring them to the desired shape and dimensions, in accordance with the design specifications
  • Mounting and dismounting workpieces on/from the grinding machine
  • Checking finished pieces (quality control)
  • Reporting any machining or fabrication defects or imperfections
  • Carrying out maintenance of grinding machine and cutting tools
  • Keeping work area clean and orderly


  • Apprentice trained (desirable)


  • Previous experience cylindrical grinding, internal and external, to tight tolerances (essential).
  • Previous experience surface grinding.
  • Previous spark eroding experience (optional)

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Ability to read technical/mechanical drawings
  • Ability to use CNC and manual grinding machines and machine tools
  • Ability to use measuring equipment for quality control checks
  • Ability to perform minor repairs in the event of malfunctions or failures
  • Precision and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions
  • Problem-solving skills