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  • Job Title
  • Honing Machine Operator
  • Location
  • San Bernardino
  • Job Number
  • 127594
  • State
  • California
  • Job Class
  • Temp to Hire
  • Category
  • Skilled
Job Description


The Hone Operator is responsible for setting up and running all honing equipment.

Education and Experience

Position requires high school diploma and 5 plus years experience.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Responsible for all activities involving fabricating, inspecting, deburring parts for capital equipment machinery.
  • Computes with machine indexing and settings for specified dimension and base reference points.
  • Studies blue prints, work orders, and/or machining instructions to determine product dimensions, tooling, and to plan operational sequence.
  • Ensures equipment is turned off when not in use.
  • Sets up and operates horizontal manual hones, horizontal automatic strokers, vertical strokers.
  • Sets and adjusts speed, feeds and depth of cut to machine parts to specifications set forth in blueprints and drawings.
  • Verfies starting materials are adequate prior to beginning to work.
  • Responsible for quality of the finished product or services outlined above.
  • Make recommendations, as needed, to other machinists as to possible solutions to machining problems.
  • Will conduct first article inspections on all parts and operations being performed in the machine shop.
  • Will conduct in-process inspections to verify that all quality standards are being maintained.
  • Will be required to deburr, polish, assemble, and perform other various machine operations.
  • Will work from drawings and use hand grinders and common hand tools to grind and polish a variety of parts to meet contour, size, and finish requirements.
  • Move incoming/outgoing material within the department.
  • Requires accurate and detailed measuring methods to accomplish tasks.
  • Ensures equipment is in appropriate working condition prior to operating.
  • Repair issues are addressed through inspections and with the direct Supervisor.
  • Assist in correcting identified discrepancies as needed.
  • Adheres to all Company safety rules and safe work practices.
  • Maintains regular attendance and excellent punctuality.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Works overtime as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required To Perform the Essential Job Functions:

  • Knowledge of Honing machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Basic reading, writing, and some advanced arithmetic skills required.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics.
  • Experience using one or more of the following tools: Lathe, milling machine, drill press, and vertical/horizontal cut off saw.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to establish a plan and accomplish goals.

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