Precision Grinder

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Date: Mar 28, 2024

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Belvac’s proven technology is utilized worldwide in the 2 piece aluminum beverage can industry. With over 60 years of innovation in the industry, Belvac has provided their customers with sustainable solutions. Supplying can makers with Cupping, Body making, Trimming, Decorating, Bottom Rim Coating, Necking, Shaping and inspection technology. Our machinery is utilized in the beverage, food, beauty, and aerosol industry worldwide. Belvac is dedicated to providing customers with the highest performing machinery for the lowest cost of operation. With over 300 employees across seven locations worldwide, Belvac is able to support customers in real time in over 150+ countries.

This position is located in Lynchburg, Virginia.  Relocation assistance is avaialble for candidates outside of the area.


General Function:     Setup and operate manual and CNC grinding machines to perform precision ID, OD, form, and surface grinding. Study blueprint or layout to visualize grinding to be done and plan sequence of operations.


Precision Grinder Primary Responsibilities:

  • Safety is our first priority. Employees must be able to operate machinery safely and follow all established Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Setup and operate manual and CNC precision grinding equipment to perform precision ID, OD, form grinding, multi-axis grinding, and flat surface grinding.
  • Experience with the setup and operation of precision grinding equipment.
  • Experience with the use of diamond and other super-abrasive grinding wheels.
  • Experience with grinding a full range of both soft and hard metals such as aluminum, mild steel, stainless steel, hardened tool steel, tungsten carbide, and other ultra-hard exotic materials.
  • Dressing of abrasive wheels including the use of dressing diamonds and rotary dressing wheels for straight dressing, angle dressing, and form dressing.
  • Study blueprint or layout to visualize grinding to be done and plan sequence of operations including work-holding arrangements and cutting process parameters.
  • Perform plunge grinding, traverse grinding, face grinding, form grinding, multi-axis grinding, and angle grinding.
  • Recognize and address abrasive wheel wear.
  • Program CNC grinding machines on the shop floor when necessary.
  • Proper use of precision measuring instruments such as micrometer, indicator, bore gauge, height stand, gauge blocks, gauge pins etc. while working to tolerances of .0001”.
  • Selection and use of equipment such as grinding magnets, grinding vises, sine plates and various specialty fixtures.
  • Possess trigonometry, geometry, and general math skills to perform necessary angular and position calculations to achieve workpiece blueprint specifications.
  • Understand and correct for unexpected taper and other inaccuracies in grinding.
  • Selection and use of various wheel types and styles including knowledge of abrasives, speeds & feeds, and other application parameters.
  • Understand and implement general machine set-up principles.
  • Operate multiple machines simultaneously.
  • Must keep assigned machine(s) and work area cleaned and neat.
  • It is every employee’s responsibility to be aware of and work with Belvac's current documented Quality Management System as it pertains to their job requirements.
  • It is every employee’s responsibility to improve processes to reduce set-up and run-time standards when possible.


Physical Requirements:

  • Requires long periods of standing (up to 10 hours/day)
  • Must be able to operate overhead cranes
  • Although all production areas have overhead cranes, on occasion Manufacturing, Stockroom and Assembly employees may choose to lift items by hand for convenience.  It is the responsibility of all employees to follow correct lifting techniques and seek help or utilize mechanical lifting aids as appropriate to avoid potential injury.
  • Requires good eye, hand coordination
  • Requires use of hand tools, files, sanders and grinders



HS Diploma or Equivalent Certificate

Work Arrangement : Onsite  

Salary Range :    -   

We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Job Function : Manufacturing & Operations

Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Quality Manager, Inspector, Coating, Manufacturing, Quality

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