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Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Augusta, AR, US, 72006

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Req ID:  11009  

Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. We are at the forefront of the green building movement and provide sustainable restroom solutions.  We manufacture water-efficient products including flush valves, electronic faucets, soap dispensing and sink systems along with vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.


  • Job Title: Grinder
  • Job Code: 1703103
  • Date Revised: 01/23/2023
  • Approved Date: 01/23/2023
  • Job Family: Finishing
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Work Location: Augusta, AR
  • Career Level: PRODUCTION (PROD-1)


Responsible for operating their assigned machinery. They ensure their machine runs smoothly, works at capacity without issue and is appropriately maintained.


  • Inspect parts for defects
  • Measure parts to determine accuracy of machine operation, using rules, templates, or other measuring instruments.
  • Read job standard operating procedures to determine product specifications and tooling instructions and to plan operational sequences.
  • Observe machine operation to detect part defects or machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary.
  • Load completed work and scrap materials into containers as specified.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1+ Years Relevant Experience
  • Actively identifies problems and opportunities for change and implements solutions where appropriate.
  • Approaches change or newness positively.
  • Dependability, commitment to doing the job correctly and carefully, and being trustworthy, accountable, and attentive to details.
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing business needs.
  • Follows established procedures for completing work tasks.
  • Give and receive constructive feedback in real time


  • Utilizes a creative approach to problem-solving.
  • Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Working knowledge of safety management processes.

Physical Demands

  • Occasionally 1-33%: Climb
  • Frequently 34% - 66%: Stoop/Bend
  • Frequently 34% - 66%: Twist/Turn
  • Continuously 67% - 100%: Forearm Rotation
  • Continuously 67% - 100%: Hand Movement - Fine Manipulation
  • Continuously 67% - 100%: Hand Movement - Simple Grasping
  • Continuously 67% - 100%: Repetitive hand/wrist
  • Continuously 67% - 100%: Sit
  • Continuously 67% - 100%: Stand


  • Occasionally 1-33%: Lift / Carry 11-25 lbs.

Visual Demands

  • Continuously 67% - 100%: Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Continuously 67% - 100%: Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)

Work Environment & Hazards

  • Frequently 34% - 66%: Cold
  • Frequently 34% - 66%: Heat
  • Frequently 34% - 66%: Silica exposure
  • Frequently 34% - 66%: Uneven surfaces
  • Continuously 67% - 100%: Leaded materials
  • Continuously 67% - 100%: Loud noise, constant or periodic
  • Continuously 67% - 100%: Machine movement or vibration
  • Continuously 67% - 100%: Motorized equipment operation



Organizational level support, operational, technical, skilled, or semi-skilled positions, operating in a “hands-on” environment is the support of daily operations.

  • Applies basic skills while developing some specialized skills in procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment appropriate to the area of specialization.
  • Performs routine and/or repetitive tasks; limited decision-making required.
  • Generally works under close supervision; has no or limited experience; work is performed from within specific limits of established procedures and/or defined instructions.
  • Works within a functional team.

Sloan is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  This job description may be reviewed and modified at any time.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. Excludes individuals covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement.


We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • A choice of Medical (with Health Savings Account), Dental, Vision, Rx Insurance for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Company paid Basic Life and AD & D Insurance, Basic Accident Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and Well-being Programs.
  • Paid time off, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Vacation time, Paid Sick time, Paid Military Leave, and Paid Volunteer time away from work.
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Commuter Parking and Transit Accounts, and Tuition Reimbursement benefits.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a Company match.
  • Employee Service Anniversary Awards and Employee Recognition Programs


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)

YOU Belong at Sloan

We are intentional in building an inclusive culture that embraces different voices, ideas, and backgrounds. We commit to continuing this ever-growing journey with and for our employees, customers, partners, and community. We are better together when we can be ourselves.


We Are Proud Partners With the Chicago Cubs

We are a Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs and we are proud to be the organization’s official water efficiency partner! Through this relationship, which includes the naming rights to Sloan Park, the Cubs’ Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona, we have had the opportunity to promote our brand and continue our water conservation efforts in the city of Chicago and around the world.




For additional company information please visit our website at

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

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