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Stanley Black and Decker Cutter Grinder Operator in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

General Responsibilities:

Perform various operations to inspect cutters, set up and operate automatic cutter grinding machine to sharpen a variety of used milling cutters, maintain records and logs of cutter usage, wear and inventories.


  • Follow grind schedule to remove cutters from milling machines using open end wrench and babbit hammer. Remove arbor nut and lead vibration damper, bushings, outboard bearing and cutter. Take cutter to grinding area. Wash and blow off cutter, set up cutter on grinding arbor. Follow wear inspection procedure using microscope with graduated scale to determine amount of grind required. Adjust position of wheel, line up flute and tighten collar locking in position for indexing. Adjust vertical and horizontal location of wheel, set amount of feed, and start automatic grinding cycle. Monitor operation of grinding and wheel dressing, checking for cleanup of worn cutter edges. Remove sharpened cutter from grinder and arbor, use digital mike and fixture to check reduction in cutter radius, tag and return cutter to milling machine.

  • Visually inspect new cutters received from vendors, checking for chips, end to end balance for defects, and file test for hardness. Use optical comparator as necessary for inspection of cutters and bench centers to check such as rake, spacing, run out, etc.

  • Change grinding wheel as required, usually daily, and rotate dressing diamond daily. Change diamond as required, usually monthly.

  • Change index plate as required for special cutters with various number of flutes and occasionally change helix control. Perform minor maintenance according to preventative maintenance schedule. Monitor coolant level and add as required. Clean out sludge build up.

  • Maintain daily logs of all cutters ground and enter required information on individual cutter control cards and log sheets. Conduct monthly inventory of all cutters and log cutter life. Maintain inventory log and calculate cutter usage. Give monthly cutter inventory to appropriate personnel.

  • Detect and report any discrepancies, equipment malfunctions, unusual situations or other problems to the Foreman. Maintain equipment and work area in a clean and orderly condition. Follow all safety rules, regulations and practices.

  • Perform other similar or related duties as required or assigned.


Demanding, fast-paced position resulting from deadline pressures, simultaneous competing demands and changing priorities.


  • Knowledge of charts, specifications, and micrometers

  • 1-2 years experience preferred

  • Use of numbers including decimals

  • Light physical effort required, equivalent to lifting, pushing, pulling 5 to 25 pounds

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

Hours: 5:00 PM - 5:00 AM B shift (Wed-Thurs-Fri-Sat / Thurs-Fri-Sat)

We Don’t Just Build The World, We Build Innovative Technology Too.

Joining the Stanley Black & Decker team means working in an innovative, tech-driven and highly collaborative team environment supported by over 58,000 professionals in 60 countries across the globe. Here, you’ll get the unique chance to impact some of the world’s most iconic brands including STANLEY TOOLS, DEWALT, CRAFTSMAN, MAC TOOLS and Black + Decker. Your ideas and solutions have the potential to reach millions of customers as we work together to write the next chapter in our history. Come build with us and take your career to new heights.

Who We Are

We’re the World’s largest tool company. We’re industry visionaries. We’re solving problems and advancing the manufacturing trade through innovative technology and our Industry 4.0 Initiative. We are committed to ensuring our state-of-the-art “smart factory” products and services provide greater quality to our customers & greater environmental and social value to our planet. We are unique in that we have a rich and storied history dating back to 1843, but that hasn't stopped us from evolving into a vibrant, diverse, global growth company.

Benefits & Perks

You’ll get a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits plan that includes medical, dental, life, vision, wellness program, disability, retirement benefits, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Paid Time Off, including paid vacation, holidays & personal days, and tuition reimbursement. And, of course, discounts on Stanley Black & Decker tools and products and well as discount programs for many other vendors and partners.

What You’ll Also Get

Career Opportunity: Career paths aren’t linear here. Being part of our global company with 60+ brands gives you the chance to grow and develop your skills along multiple career paths.

Learning & Development:

Our lifelong learning philosophy means you’ll have access to a wealth of state-of-the-art learning resources, including our Lean Academy and online university (where you can get certificates and specializations from renowned colleges and universities).

Diverse & Inclusive Culture:

We pride ourselves on being an awesome place to work. We respect and embrace differences because that’s how the best work gets done. You’ll find we like to have fun here, too.

Purpose-Driven Company:

You’ll help us continue to make positive changes in the local communities where we work and live as well as in the broader world through volunteerism, giving back and sustainable business practices.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants to Stanley Black & Decker are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected characteristic.

For the builders and protectors, for the makers and explorers, for those shaping and reshaping our world through hard work and inspiration, Stanley Black & Decker provides the tools and innovative solutions you can trust to get the job done—and we have since 1843.

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