Tool & Die Polisher

4-Day Work Week

General Summary

An individual with experience operating polishing equipment such as, engine lathes, bench top lathes, pneumatic polishers, die grinders, drills, etc. An individual who also has experience using calipers, micrometers, optical comparator, and other measuring instruments required for this position.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities (*Essential Functions)

Must be at work on time every day, unless excused 

Must be able to check parts and tooling dimensionally using the comparator, micrometers, calipers, etc. 

This individual must perform well under the stress of holding incredibly tight tolerances often ±.0001 or less. 

Polishes and resurfaces bores and cavities of draw dies, forming dies, and punches, using hand laps and various other die polishing machine tools, and diamond cutting pastes. 

Cleans dies by submersing them in solvent tank or with brake cleaner. Inspects dies for cracks and surface finish. Measures diameters verifying conformance to blueprint specifications. Identifies dies for future use.

Inspects worn or used dies to ascertain extent of wear, using bore scope, loupe, gauge pins, optical comparator, inside diameter micrometers, inside diameter split ball probe, and outside diameter micrometers. 

Laps punch and die surfaces to specified dimensions as it revolves in engine lathe or bench top lathe, using polishing laps, cotton swabs, and brass or wooden sticks, going progressively to finer polishing compounds. 

Resizes or resurfaces dies to meet general production needs.

Must be fully capable of keeping intense focus on the task at hand while also being able to adapt quickly to changing priorities.

Must be able to listen and follow instructions from, management and others

Must be able to record necessary paperwork legibly and accurately

Must requisition necessary tooling and supplies in a timely fashion

Must be willing to learn and accept new responsibilities

Must be careful, alert, work safely and keep a clean work area

Must wear safety glasses at all times while in shop area 

Shift work may be required as needed or on a permanent basis

Must be willing to work overtime when necessary

Educational, Skills, and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Polishing experience preferred, but not required

Machining experience helpful, but not required 

Must be teachable

Punctuality and reliability is a must

Must have good math skills, i.e. addition, subtraction and division

Good writing and reading skills

Personal Tool Requirements:  (Including but not limited to)  0-1” micrometer (.0001 increments) and 0-6” caliper (.001 increments) (These tools must be checked and calibrated periodically and kept in good working order)

Ability to speak, read and write in the English language sufficient enough to perform the following:   

     Communicate effectively with other team members and supervision

     Read and comprehend process instructions

     Record pertinent process information as required

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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather and underground contained conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but is often loud in specified areas.  Hearing and eye protection is required and will be provided. 

Safety Shoes meeting OSHA/ANSI Z-41 specifications are required for anyone working in the production department. Anyone working on the ammunition loading equipment or working in the Ballistic Lab are also required to have electrostatic dissipative (ESD) shoes.

Physical Demands

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

Position requires a great deal of movement and standing on your feet up to 100% of the day

Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 40 lbs

Ability to kneel, crouch, reach and stoop

Good hearing and listening habits to determine abnormal machines noises

Good visual skills to determine part defects and flaws

Good hygiene and grooming habits (no jewelry is permitted), long hair must be pulled back, no loose clothing or exposed midriffs, closed toed shoes required.

Compensation Package:

Starting salary: $16.00 DOE



Health, Dental, & Vision benefits available

401(k) plan with employer match

Employer paid Life Insurance

Employee discounts on Barnes Bullets products and services

Applications need to be sent to or faxed to 435-856-1040. Resumes may also be submitted but will NOT be accepted without an application. Please send all correspondence to: Attn: Human Resources; with the job name. No Phone Calls Please.

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