Machine Operators – Precision MFG – Metals – 1st/2nd shifts (Fort Wayne, IN)

REPORTS TO: Manufacturing Manager


Sets up and operates one or more centerless grinding machines to grind external cylindrical or tapered surfaces of rotating metal, aluminum, plastic workpieces to blueprint specifications, following instructions and applying knowledge of grinding procedures.


  • Reads blueprint and job order for product specifications, such as dimensions, tolerances, and number of parts to be ground.
  • Lifts and positions workpiece manually or with hoist and secures it on work rest.
  • Starts machine and observes operation.
  • Verifies dimensions of ground workpiece for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, calipers, and preset gauges.
  • Changes worn grinding wheels, using wrenches.
  • Set up any of the accessories required to perform grinding operation.
  • Communicates with co-workers and supervisor to receive instructions, and coordinate activities.
  • Inspects and measures parts to maintain statistical process control charts as needed.


  • Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma
  • Comfortable with math, including fractions and numbers up to 4 decimal places (.0000 or ten thousandths)
  • No experience necessary. Prefer to have either vocational education, manufacturing work experience, or apprenticeship in an industrial environment but not required.
  • Physical Demands:
  • Constantly exert up to < 3 lbs. pounds of force to move objects
  • Frequently exert 5 to 10 pounds of force
  • Occasionally exert 15 to 30 pounds of force
  • Rarely exert 50 pounds of force with lifting assistance

Standing, walking, pushing, turning, bending, and pulling at waist level

********** 1st & 2nd shifts available **********


We’re 21st century artisans – utilizing state-of-the-art technology and old-world craftsmanship to provide precision metal bars, pre-production blanks, and material preparation services to companies machining high precision components for a host of industries, such as medical device and automotive – helping them achieve success through streamlined operational excellence.

At Boston Centerless, we have built an enduring character and approach to business that we call the “BC Way”. The BC Way transcends the products we sell, the markets we serve, and any of our leaders and individuals. This practice is why we come to work every day (Core Purpose) and how we choose to conduct ourselves through guiding principles (Core Values).

We strive to set an example for the manufacturing industry and continually look to improve customer experience, as well as our work environment. Within our company, we celebrate upholding our Core Values with the Golden Bar Award which is given to associates to recognize their exemplary efforts.

Our Service Vision of Raising the Bar with every Interaction, with both internal and external customers, translates our ambition of excellence in customer service through exactitude, engagement, and extraordinary attitude and experience.

Core Purpose:

To be a role model for U.S. manufacturing.

Growth ● Opportunity ● Pride ● Significance ● Secret Service ● Community


be Trustworthy ● take Initiative ● put the Team First ● demonstrate Excellence

Service Vision:

Raise the bar with every interaction.

Service Pillars:

be Exact ● be Engaged ● be Extraordinary

Boston Centerless is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or any other legally protected status under applicable law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process. If you require assistance or accommodation to complete the application process, please contact the Human Resources team.