Tool Grinder

Responsibilities and Duties:

· Grind cutting tools from blanks for (OD & ID) use in manual, multi spindle & CNC equipment

· Braze and silver solder carbide inserts into tool blanks

· Inspect purchased & internal produced cutting tools

· Regrind / repair used tooling as needed

· Troubleshoot tooling problems with shop personnel

· Modify tooling as needed

· Removes burrs from ground edges of tools.

· Technical resource for all facets of tool grinding.

· Assist with fixture manufacturing

· Assist with machine maintenance as needed

· Identify and solve related tooling problems. Responds in a timely manner to tooling problems and operates with a sense of urgency when required. Works extra hours when required.

· Possess and use tool design knowledge for new jobs and troubleshooting cutting tool performance

· Aids in the development of Capital Equipment Justification proposals for tool grind equipment, as required

· Ensure tool grinding schedule is followed and completed on time

· Maintain inventory of perishable and non-perishable grinding equipment

· Maintain tool grinding equipment preventive maintenance schedule

· Maintains positive working relationships with manufacturing personnel and other staff members in order to support a positive workplace environment.


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • 10 years+ experience required
  • Must be able to visualize manufacturing operations and potential problems that may arise
  • Must be capable of lifting 40 pounds
  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and lifting
  • Working in an office, tool grinding, and machining environments

Western offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates may submit a resume (MUST include salary requirements) by email to, by fax at 440-871-1279, by mail or in person at: 33672 Pin Oak Parkway, Avon Lake, OH 44012 or 875 Bassett Road, Westlake, OH 44145.  No phone calls, please. DRUG FREE/EOE