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Tool Grinder CB

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Date: May 2, 2021

Location: Franklin Park, IL, US, 60131

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Req ID:  7943  


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.


We have an immediate need for a Tool Grinder based at our world headquarters in Franklin Park, Illinois. This individual will perform duties to set up and operate one or more grinders to perform a normal range of tool grinding operations.



  • Work from blueprints, specifications, piece parts and instructions
  • Braze materials and tools in preparation for grinding operations. Set up equipment to perform surface, drill pointing, broach, hob and other similar grinding operations on steel and carbide cutters, reamers, dies, gauges, form tools or special items.
  • Plan sequence of operations, select method of holding workpiece and verify dimensions, tolerance, tooling and grinding requirements.
  • Select and dress wheels.
  • Mount grinding wheels, set grind, rotation and spindle speeds, feed rates, angle of wheel, length of cycle or stroke and depth of cut.
  • Position blades, cams, diamonds and stops.
  • Measure workpiece to determine amount of material to be removed.
  • Position on table, face plate or magnetic chuck in fixture or chuck jaws or between centers of wheels.
  • Start machine, engage automatic mechanism, direct flow of coolant and observe operations.
  • Perform secondary operations to obtain high finish requirements.
  • Obtain first piece inspection approval.
  • Make adjustments to ensure proper operations.
  • Check work for conformance to specifications.
  • Place workpiece in designated location.
  • Maintain equipment, clean, ail, change worn
  • wheels and ensure that safety devices are operative.
  • Complete paper work and prepare reports.
  • Provide assistance to other personnel as requested.
  • Notify supervisor of unusual equipment or operating problems.
  • Use micrometer, caliper, comparator, height gauge, hand saw and various machine tools
  • and measuring instruments and hand and hand power tools.
  • Follow safety rules and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • Use mathematics together with the analytical use of complicated blueprints, specifications, piece parts and instructions, and use various types of precision measuring instruments such as micrometer, caliper, comparator and height gauge to grind too to specifications.
  • Equivalent to 1 to 2 years applied trades training on a particular or specialized occupation, requiring knowledge of grinding methods and' cutting qualities of metals.
  • Over 1 and up to 2 years
  • Diversified work. Set up and operate one or more grinders to perform a normal range of tool finding operations.
  • Exercise judgment to make exacting set ups, dress wheels, make adjustments to compensate for wheel wear and maintain close tolerance on size and concentricity, within the limitations of recognized methods and procedures.
  • Little physical effort required to handle workpieces, which is equivalent to continuously lifting or moving material of negligible weight such as form tools, gauges, spindles or dies.
  • Continuous mental and visual attention required to o find workpieces to required tolerances, involving diversified work requiring constant alertness and activity.
  • Improper operation of finders would result in damage to wheels, requiring repair.
  • Improper grinding would result in rework or scrapping of tools.
  • Normal care required in performance of duties to prevent injury to others. An accident involving grinding equipment, should it occur, would probably result in lost time eye injuries.
  • Good working conditions with exposure to noise and dust, but with none present to the extent of being disagreeable.


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

  • Medical, dental, vision, Rx coverage for employee plus eligible dependents
  • Life and AD & D insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability, and HSA, FSA
  • Employer matching 401K, PTO, holidays, EAP, wellness programs, on-site medical staff and fitness center


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




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We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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