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Turlock, CA, US

Function:  Manufacturing
Job Category:  Support Functions

CNC Tool Cutter & Grinder



We are looking for a CNC TOOL CUTTER/GRINDER to join the Lock-N-Stitch, Inc. (LNS) team. LNS is a subsidiary of Wärtsilä North America, Inc. The position will be located in Turlock, California, USA.


What will you be doing


As a TOOL CUTTER/GRINDER, you will program operate manual and CNC machines used in Tool Cutting and Grinding.  The ideal candidate will have experience in CNC Controls, manual Grinding machine or machining.


As a TOOL CUTTER/GRINDER, you will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Program, set up and operate Manual and CNC machines use in Tool Cutting and Grinding
  • Manufacture precision tools according to specifications
  • Dress grinding wheels
  • Read and understand blueprints
  • Inspect and verify specifications required for in-process inspection
  • Perform basic machine maintenance (clean and lube)
  • Knowledge of abrasives and metal properties, ability to plan production sequence from job orders
  • Ability to hold tight tolerances, and knowledge of raw material and cutting tool geometry
  • Ability to properly use precision measuring tools such as micrometers, calipers, thread gauges and optical comparators
  • Experience with Anca, Walters CNC grinders, center-less grinding, or OD grinding machines


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:

  • High School diploma or GED and technical schooling in machine shop practices
  • Experience in CNC Controls, manual Grinding machine or machining
  • Ability to read technical drawings and understand tolerances


Why you and us

You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team. 


If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application.


Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship.


We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online:


Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.   Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer. 


Last application date: 05/02/2023

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at


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