Product Finishing Department Specialist Turbo Blading

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Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Ithaca, NY, US, 14850

Company: Stork Technical Services

Polisher - Product Finishing Department Specialist Turbo Blading

Position Summary:


Removes excess metal and surface defects from turbine blades and other turbine parts by polishing, buffing and deburring using specialized equipment and abrasive wheels or belts.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Polishes and buffs metal parts to remove defects, to shape or contour parts and to achieve a close tolerance level and highly polished surface finish, according to specifications. 
  • Reads and interprets Operation Sheets and other related technical specifications. 
  • Selects abrasive belts, wheels and sanding discs according to required process, type of finish specified, product being polished, or amount of metal to be removed, using knowledge of polishing operations and abrasive.  Attaches wheels, belts and discs to specific equipment that is required to achieve that specific application.
  • Observe machine operations to detect any problems; make necessary adjustments to correct problems.
  • Examines first article processed for acceptability of finish, before proceeding with production.
  • Deburr edges, corners and other required surfaces of metal parts, using a compressed air driven pencil grinder, to smooth rough or sharp edges and remove metal burrs according to specifications. 
  • Visually examine and measure parts processed to ensure conformance with specifications using precision measuring instruments such as calipers, height stand, drop indicators, maximum thickness gauge, and guillotine.
  • Performs minor maintenance on machinery and tooling and keeps work area neat, clean and orderly.  Wipes down machinery with dry shop rags daily.  Sweeps area around workstation daily.  Cleans motors by blowing out dust with compressed air hose.
  • Organizes parts to be processed and those already done at the start and end of each workday. 
  • Replaces worn bearings and repairs pulleys as needed.  Wipes and oils tooling and stores in proper location in tooling cabinet.  Puts away hand tools and measuring devices when not in use. 
  • Performs other miscellaneous related tasks, such as hand polishes, buffs and deburs, using hand tools, such as die grinders, pencil grinders, hand baders, for hard to reach areas of parts.
  • Other duties as required.



Minimum Education/Training/ Experience:


  • High school diploma or GED Equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years of manual machine tending experience and demonstrated mechanical ability.  Prior polishing experience highly desirable.
  • Reasoning ability to apply principles of rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interpret a variety    of instructions furnished in written, oral or diagrammatic form.
  • Mathematical ability to calculate variables, formulas, square roots and radicals; calculate dimensions of plane and solid surfaces; understand kinds of angles and properties of pairs of angles.
  • Language development:  Read safety rules, instructions in the use and maintenance of shop tools and equipment, and methods and procedures in operations sheets and hand sketches.


This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions of the job; however, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks, duties or responsibilities that may be assigned.  It is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the incumbent a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position.

Nearest Major Market: Ithaca