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Large Wheel Grinding Operator I


This is a Full-time position in Montrose, CO posted October 9, 2022.

Job Description:

Large Wheel Grinding Operator I

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact You ll Make in this Role

As a Large Wheel Grinding Operator I, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Read and use basic measuring devices (micrometer, calipers, protractors, and etc.) to ensure product meets specifications.
  • Performs basic grinding and hardness testing on a variety of wheel specs
  • Performs grinding, hardness testing, and gluing for all wheel types with guidance; requires sign-off by supervisor or designee.
  • Work from blueprints to complete all steps of operation and perform setup on machine for surface and Outside Diameter (OD) grinding without assistance.
  • Read and perform operations on basic core print and recognize the difference in the core material.
  • Work First Shift (6AM – 4:30PM, Monday – Thursday)

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

  • Possess a High School Diploma/GED or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution.
  • Ability to work on weekends, working overtime, rotating shifts, and/or short notice shift coverage.

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Performs at an acceptable level to meet quantity and quality requirements in order to continue employment: probationary period is 3 months.
  • Must be able to use basic measuring devices (micrometer, calipers, protractors, and etc.) to ensure product meets specifications.
  • Requires production and inspection experience to perform duties. Operate equipment (lathe and drill press) following department Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs).
  • Possesses basic mathematical skills and is able to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Must possess basic computer skills.

Relocation Assistance: Not Authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

Resources for You

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at


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Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

Pay & Benefits Overview:

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