Job Title:  Grinding Wheel Operator ($1500 Sign on Bonus!)

Req ID:  39976
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Chicago, IL, US, 60618


Please Note: HuFriedyGroup was divested from STERIS on May 31, 2024.  We are currently in a transition period, working to re-establish our own HuFriedyGroup Careers site and job posting pages. Until the new site and pages are ready, career opportunities that are specific to jobs at HuFriedyGroup will continue to be published on the STERIS site. Our Talent Acquisition team will be working diligently to ensure a positive and seamless experience for our candidates.

HuFriedyGroup is a leading manufacturer of dental instruments and infection prevention products. Our 10,000-plus products, hand-crafted by highly skilled artisans, are known for their precision, performance, longevity, reliability, and quality. To help dental professionals be The Best in Practice, HuFriedyGroup provides a unique combination of world class products, value-added services, clinical education, and dental community platforms that result in superior clinician performance  and enhanced safety for dental professionals and their patients. Working at HuFriedyGroup is so much more than a job, as every employee has a part in driving and supporting the organization’s inspirational vision to be a global force in advancing dental performance through Best-In-Practice dentistry that improves lives around the world.

Position Summary

Our dental segment, HuFriedyGroup, enables dental professionals to reduce risk, improve efficiencies, drive compliance, and enhance patient and staff safety.  At HuFriedyGroup, we are committed to helping dental professionals perfect their craft and deliver the highest level of care to each patient. 


Dental instrument makers and finishers will utilize eye-to-hand coordination and attention to detail to perform various critical finishing operations on the working ends of dental instruments such as buffing, sharpening, grinding, shaping, polishing, and other operations as needed. 

Job Details

$18hr Starting


Schedule: 1st Shift 

6:00 am - 2:30 pm



$1500 Sign-on Bonus! (Not applicable to internal applicants)

Healthcare, Vision, Dental, 401K Match, PTO, Company Holidays, Life Insurance, Quarterly Bonuses


  • Utilize abrasive belts and wheels to finish hardened dental instrument
  • Finish instruments with technical difficulty and with excellent precision and eye/hand coordination to achieve required product dimensions/customer requirements that are unique.
  • Progress to different product families as skills are mastered at each category level, usually after 1-2 years.
  • Detect unacceptable quality on instruments and correct any practices or processes that do not meet established standards.
  • Maintain compliance standards and specifications for products using specified measurement tools and drawings. 
  • Follow all OSHA and company-specific guidelines for safety.
  • Record work performed via bar code reader system, or in manual log where/when appropriate.
  • Complete other duties, as assigned.

Education Degree

High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  • Minimum of one year experience with machines, tools, equipment, including grinding machines and small tools for set up.
  • Basic reading and writing (English); basic math skills. Minimal to moderate physical strength is needed.
  • Ability to perform routine, repetitive operations while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Must work well under general supervision; will be required to make some independent judgments concerning product quality and take necessary corrective action.
  • Able to learn to use measuring instruments such as calipers,micrometers, protractors, and have basic blueprint reading ability. Prior work requiring manual dexterity helpful but not necessary.
  •         Ability to learn new instruments, using written specifications or an approved sample.Ability to train others to follow established work instructions and assignments.
  • Computer knowledge helpful but not necessary

Working Conditions

Lifting 10 - 25 lbs
Pulling 10 - 25 lbs
Pushing 10 - 25 lbs
Hand manipulation

Employees (and their families) may enroll in our company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, health savings account, voluntary benefits, supplemental life/AD&D plans and the company’s 401k plan. Employees are covered by an employee assistance program (also available to household members) and long-term disability. Full-time Employees are also eligible for short-term disability.  Full-time Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service and paid holidays.  Part-time Employees working 20 or more hours receive a pro-ration of the full-time PTO allocation and paid holidays based on their standard hourly work week. Full-time Employees are eligible for four weeks of paid parental leave.  Part-time Employees also receive paid parental leave, pro-rated based on their standard hourly work week.

HuFriedyGroup is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Req ID:  39976
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Chicago, IL, US, 60618

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Infection Control, Recruiting, Equipment Operator, Healthcare, Human Resources, Manufacturing