Polisher (Medical Device) in Kenosha, WI at Tecomet

Date Posted: 7/4/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Would you like to be part of cutting edge technology in the field of medical devices? Is being part of a team that makes a difference in people's lives important to you?  Then our Tecomet -Kenosha manufacturing plant, conveniently located between Chicago and Milwaukee, and within 1-2 miles of the expressway might be the right fit for you!

Tecomet, Inc. is a dynamic and growing  contract manufacturing organization specializing in forged, cast and machined orthopaedic implants, precision surgical instruments, sterilization cases/trays and photochemical etched products for the orthopaedic industry.   It is an exceptionally exciting time to join Tecomet as we grow our organization through the recruitment of great team member candidates.   It's not how we do it now today - it's how we do things in the future; let's all learn something new together and achieve our overall goals TOGETHER!


Sets-up and operates a buffing and polishing machine. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job and works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment.


  • Sets-up and operates polishing lathe from print specifications.
  • Polishes instruments per blueprint utilizing a variety of grit belts and wheels while varying operating equipment’s Rpm’s to achieve desired finished.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and equipment upkeep including replacing worn components as necessary.
  • Performs various deburring, glassbeading, and passivation duties when needed.
  • Documents time entry in the computer and completes necessary routers.
  • Maintains a neat and orderly work environment through daily and weekly cleaning procedures.
  • Assists in other areas of the production department when needed.


  • Knowledgeable with back stand polishing lathes, glass bead cabinets, degreasing machines, electro polishing/passivation tanks, heat treat furnaces and computers.
  • Able to read blueprints for finish specifications and critical dimensions.
  • Experience in a manufacturing facility.
  • Detail oriented and efficient.
  • Able to multi-task.
  • Able to work under general supervision and follow instructions.
  • Has working knowledge of calipers, micrometers, and indicators.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 0-2 years’ experience preferred


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires walking, sitting, communicating with others at least 1/3 of scheduled hours.

It also involves reaching and using hands and fingers to operate measuring instruments and machinery.  Occasionally requires lifting of up to 50 pounds (under 1/3 of the time).  Must have adequate dexterity with hands and able to work in small areas.


Must be able to read small print (6-12 font) with or without vision aides. The operator is occasionally required to view items at 20 inches or less, with or without vision aides.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Less than 90 decibels (TWA).
  • Requires wearing safety glasses, earplugs (optional) and safety shoes.
  • Requires using machine safety guards and switches.


  • Work near moving mechanical parts over 2/3 of the time. 
  • Exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals under 1/3 of the time.
  • Exposed to potential hazard from possible projectiles.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.