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Gear Grinder - Milwaukee, WI

Post Date: 02/06/2021

Req. Number: 86478

City: Milwaukee

State: Wisconsin

Zip Code: 53217


Goodwill TalentBridge, a full service staffing and recruitment firm, is part of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, the largest of the 165 Goodwill territories in North America. With more than 90 years of experience in Workforce Development and job training, Goodwill is helping thousands of people find work in the communities we serve, including 13 counties in Wisconsin and 10 counties in Illinois.


Goodwill TalentBridge, along with our client, is currently recruiting for a Gear Grinder to work in the Union Grove, WI area.


Under the direction of the supervisor, the Gear Grinder B sets up, adjusts, and operates a variety of gear grinding machines to grind precision gears and shafts having close tolerances and finish requirements according to specified dimensions and company quality standards.



Includes the following, other duties may be assigned.


  • Read machining instructions or set up sheets to determine fixtures and grinding wheel to use, machine settings, gear dimensions and tolerances.  Tooling and operating sequence are provided.  Install specified change gearing.
  • Clamp work piece in chuck or fixture, or press it on arbor and mount between centers.
  • Set feed rates and rotation speeds of wheel and work piece in relation to each other
  • Operate gear grinding machine; make adjustments as needed.  Add a flow of coolant to process to maintain the proper temperature of the work piece.  Frequently operate more than one gear grinding machine.
  • Dress, mount, balance, and change wheels as needed.
  • Master and perform Nital Etching procedure
  • Use micrometers, indicators and various other precision measuring equipment to set up, adjust, and check dimensions. 
  • Assist in analyzing gear grinding machine problems; notify supervisor of any machine or quality problems.
  • Maintain gear grinding equipment; perform preventive maintenance as needed.
  • Process all necessary documentation and paperwork for parts completed.
  • Follow all clean up and housekeeping procedures.  Comply with all quality and safety regulations.




  • Requires one to three years of trades training or equivalent experience and two to four years related machining experience.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, work plans, and short correspondence. Ability to write standard documentation. Ability to communicate with other employees to share information and solve problems.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Requires the ability to operate various equipment to include gear grinders, micrometers, indicators, dressing units, diamond discs, and various other precision measuring equipment. Requires a knowledge of gear principles, tooling, material characteristics, machine shop procedures, abrasives and general machining practices.  Employee is responsible for providing the hand tools, which are essential for proper functioning on the job.



  • Regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls.
  • Occasionally required to walk; sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, chest high, and walk up to 10 feet away. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.



  • 2nd shift:  Mon-Fri 3pm-11pm
  • Pay: $19.58/hr

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