Machinist/Grinder Operator
Atlas Machine and Supply, Inc. - Louisville, KY

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Sets up and operates grinding machines such as cylindrical, crankshaft, surface and internal grinders completing assignments per customer specifications


Studies blueprints, or layout on work piece to visualize grinding to be done and plans sequence of operations

Selects grinding wheel and dresses manually or with preset dressing device

Moves controls and reads dials to set angle of work piece to grinding wheel

Positions and tightens stops to set depth of grinding wheel cut and stroke of worktable

Move controls to feed wheel to work piece manually or automatically.

Turns valve handle and directs flow of coolant against wheel and work piece

Verifies dimensions of groundwork piece for conformance to specifications

Performs other duties as assigned


  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • One to three years of experience and/or training as a Journeyman Machinist; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Journeyman Certification is a plus
  • High school or trade school in machining is desirable
  • Must possess excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail required
  • Possess strong analytical skills
  • Works independently under the pressure of deadline commitments
  • Required understanding and comprehension of blue prints and designs from sketches