Die Polishing Operator

Department: Human Resources
Location: Las Vegas, NV

 

What do Die Polishers do?

Polishes and resurfaces bores and cavities of wire drawing dies to specified size and angles, using hand laps or various die polishing machines, tools, and diamond cutting pastes: Cleans dies by immersing them in tank with water, detergent, and agitating pebbles or sonic cleaner. Inspects worn dies to ascertain extent of wear, using loupe, steel gauge pins, and micrometer. Laps die surfaces to specified dimensions as it revolves in lapping machine or on bench lathe, using cotton swabs and progressively finer diamond pastes; or resurfaces and polishes die, using polishing machine and diamond pastes. Inspects die for cracks and smoothness of finish, using loupe or microscope, and measures diameter of die openings for conformance to specifications, using steel gauge pins and micrometer. May resurface and clean dies, using powered drill, grinder, or files and other handtools.

 

GENERAL SUMMARY: 

Perform skilled level work in the die production area, polishing dies for use in the manufacturing process.  Assist tooling personnel as necessary in order to maintain Sunshine Minting’s production capabilities. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential functions/duties satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

Please note that employee must be able to be at work, on time, and ready to work at start of shift each day.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Previous die polishing experience preferred.  Two years related experience or certification in field.  High school diploma or general education degree (GED).  

 

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