Job Application: Tool Grinding Machinist

Title: Tool Grinding Machinist

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TOMZ Corporation, a leader in manufacturing of devices and components for major medical device companies, is looking for a motivated Tool Grinding Machinist to join our organization. TOMZ offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including 401k, health/dental, vision and paid time off. TOMZ maintains a modern, clean, and safe facility with state-of-the-art equipment and dedication to continuous process improvement. TOMZ is registered with the FDA as a Class 2 and Class 3 Medical Device Manufacturer and is certified to ISO 13485. 


Support the organization’s Grinding department in production operations of complex medical devices, special and standard tool grinding.  Work in cross functional teams to drive continuous improvement and ensure production objectives are met; including but not limited to set-up and operation of Grinding machine(s) for production and new product development.


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Must be able to setup and operate a tool grinding machine. The setup consists of replacing and fine-tuning collets, insert clamping, V-block and steady rest adjustment including setting up the automatic tool loader
  • Must be able to download and edit programs for cutting tools on a PC-based tool design software including program and wheel pack management. Cutting tools include endmills, drills, boring bars, indexable inserts and more. Must have the ability to read, interpret and adjust programs, as necessary.
  • Must be able and understand the selection and purpose of diamond and CBN grinding wheels, including using and operating a manual wheel dressing machine, a wheel balancer and a wheel presetter.
  • Must be able to understand proper cutting geometry for all cutting tools and instruments specific to material cut, appropriate clearances, lands, peripheral drops, Radii resizing, tool/instruments speeds, tool/instruments cutting direction and exiting.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be familiar with cutting tools and with the operation of CNC machine tools and specifically grinders. Training will be provided in the actual use of the 6-axis tool grinder and the wheel dresser.


  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent directly transferrable work experience. Experience in tool grinding or machining is preferred).


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a precision manufacturing environment, preferably medical device manufacturing or similar.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of NC Code, Tooling, and Manufacturing Process.
  • Blueprint reading and knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Effective communication to all levels of internal and external customers
  • Ability to apply logic and reasoning to solve complex problems

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and/or hear, and/or use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is frequently required to stand, and/or walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds while moving components, fixtures, equipment and/or small packages.  The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

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