Tool Grinder in Lancaster, TX at BrassCraft Manufacturing

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

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Job Description

Craft Your Career with Brasscraft Manufacturing Company!

The Company:

Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), with sales revenue over $7 Billion, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; BrassCraft®, Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; Milgard® windows and doors; and HotSpring® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit

Brasscraft Manufacturing Company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality water and gas flow control products, plumbing service and repair parts, and drain cleaning and plumbing hand tools for the new construction and repair/remodel markets. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Brasscraft supports a wide array of channel partners including wholesalers, retailers and specialty dealers, who serve residential and commercial markets across the Americas. Brasscraft has set the plumbing standard for 70 years, with industry leading brands including BrassCraft®, Plumbshop®, and Cobra®.


The candidate will operate CNC and manual machines, including lathes, mills, and grinders. Must be able to interpret prints, manufacture to desired tolerances, and inspect parts to satisfy all aspects required.  Must also be responsible for the quality of his workmanship, and have a thorough understanding of required tooling and processes to perform the duties of this position. Absolutely must have own tools. This position does NOT run production lots.

Machinist must communicate with co-workers regarding machine availability and maintains a safe, organized and clean work environment. Must be self-motivated, and have the ability to work alongside other personal, inside and outside department as required to perform job function.


  • Performs all assigned grind room operations.
  • Detects and reports defective materials or questionable conditions to supervisor or engineer.
  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean, orderly condition and follows prescribed safety procedures.
  • Performs inspection of machined and ground parts.
  • Completes part and delivers to engineer to assure it meets all dimensions per print assigned.
  • Assists in other work areas to perform fabrication of parts including fitting parts to machine to ensure function.
  • Performs other related duties as needed and assigned.
  • The position requires frequent lifting of raw material and tooling fixtures as needed to manufacture or repair parts.


  • Ability to setup, program, and operate Walter 5-axis CNC tool grinder with Tool Studio programming software.
  • Ability to setup and operate:
    • Royal Oaks manual form relief grinder.
    • Makino manual tool cutter grinder.
    • Okamoto OD grinder.
    • Various NC and manual surface grinders.
  • Mathematical Skills.
  • Mechanical Aptitude.
  • Proficiency with measurement instruments (micrometers, comparators, DRO, thread gages….etc.)
  • Ability to think analytically, creatively, and independently with excellent problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and demonstrated successful ability to build positive partnerships, while working collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated successful ability to organize and prioritize work to ensure timely deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change and continuous improvement; track record leading and implementing sustainable process improvements, seeking out and implementing internal or external best practices.


  • Familiarity with the plumbing industry and products.
  • High school diploma or graduation from a certified technical school.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in carbide multi-step tool grinding.
  • Must have 1-2 years Walter Tool studio programming.
  • Must possess skills in manual tool manufacturing and regrinding.
  • Mitsubishi EDM experience preferred but not required.


Shift 2 (United States of America)

Full or Part Time

Full time

Brasscraft (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

Brasscraft is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.

E-Verify Participation Poster: English & Spanish

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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.