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ID/OD Grinder
Title:ID/OD Grinder
Location:Bedford Park, IL

Position Title:                   ID/OD Grinder
Location:                            Chicago
FLSA Status:                      Non-exempt


The essential duties and responsibilities of this position are listed below.  This list is not all inclusive and may be amended by Northstar, from time to time.

  • Set up and operate machine on a diversified range of grinding operations.
  • Will monitor quality and adjust offsets in machine to hold tolerances per the blueprint specifications during production.
  • Select correct wheels, feeds, speeds and accurate alignment.
  • Grinding of complex multiple diameters, shafts or gears, where diameters, radii must be held in close and exact tolerances dimensionally.
  • Inspect finished work pieces to determine conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as gauges and micrometers.
  • Observe machine operations to detect any problems; make necessary adjustments to correct problems.
  • Required to have knowledge of what grinding wheel needs to be used for certain types of materials.
  • Set and adjust machine controls according to product specifications, utilizing knowledge of machine operation.
  • Mount grinding wheel in machine chucks using crane.
  • Study blueprints and work orders to determine product specifications.
  • Will oil and stack all finished parts neatly on a pallet or a box. Will protect all parts with wax paper and corrugated paper when needed.


The physical requirements of this position are listed below. This list is not all inclusive and may be amended by Northstar, from time to time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.

  • Frequent standing, walking, talking, hearing and seeing
  • Frequent lifting of up to 50 pounds
  • Frequent reaching, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, fingering, grasping, feeling, twisting, bending and repetitive motion
  • Occasional sitting, writing and typing
  • Visual acuity to determine the accuracy and thoroughness of product and/or parts
  • Frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles
  • Frequent exposure to moderate to heavy noise
  • The ability to wear proper personal protective equipment, including earplugs, safety glasses, safety shoes, etc.


  • Must have 3 years experience in ID Grinding/OD Grinding. Familiarity with Springfield, Okuma, Kellenberger, Studer, Universal and Heald machines.
  • and have a good understanding of blueprints
  • Must know speeds and feeds for different types of material.
  • Must have experience with inspection tools such as micrometer, gauges, calipers, etc.
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Mechanical aptitude with the various types of tools used in the machining process

Northstar Aerospace is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


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