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RSS is Your Trusted Source for OD Grinder Operators

With more than three decades of expertise in staffing, we have an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges and requirements associated with operating OD Grinders efficiently and safely. We can provide your company with skilled, experienced, and reliable OD Grinder Operators who seamlessly integrate into your operations.

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OD Grinder Staffing

When you need to fill temporary positions for OD Grinders to accommodate seasonal shifts in demand or manage a time-sensitive project, RSS is here to assist. Our flexible staffing services are designed to meet your needs and ensure smooth operations.

Rapid Staffing Services: We provide swift staffing solutions to meet urgent demands while maintaining rigorous safety standards.

Tailored Staffing Solutions: The RSS team works with you to develop a staffing plan that aligns with your operational goals and budgetary constraints.

Experienced and Reliable OD Grinder Operators

Our meticulous screening process ensures that every OD Grinder Operator we onboard has a deep understanding of outside diameter grinding principles and practices, enabling them to quickly adapt to your specific needs and immediately contribute to enhancing your operational efficiency.

Positions We Fill

OD Grinder Operator

CNC OD Grinder Operator

Precision Grinder Operator

Machinist – OD Grinding

Grinding Technician

Tool and Die Grinder

And More!

Why RSS?

Reliable and Adaptable: Our staffing solutions are crafted to flexibly meet the changing demands of your operations, ensuring you have the skilled personnel necessary for seamless process management.

Minimized Overhead:  Save on labor and training costs. Reduce your number of full-time employees. With our extensive workforce, you can scale up or down as needed.

Emphasis on Safety: Your workspace’s safety is our top priority. We assure you that each OD Grinder Operator we supply adheres to the strictest safety protocols, minimizing hazards and promoting a safe working environment.

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Contact RSS to learn how our tailored temporary staffing solutions can help keep your operations running smoothly, efficiently, and safely.

Client Testimonials

Anthony M Smith, UNFI

“UNFI was at the forefront of what was going to become not only a business hurdle but a national pandemic. I was faced with multiple union strikes and staffing shortages around the United States. Upon notification of my first strike (walk-out) RSS was able to provide within 48-72 hours all the support necessary to get the distribution center up and running and on-time to customers. The customers stated that the replacement workers were better than the regular workforce.

I can not tell you how much I appreciated the support you and your team was able to provide when we were faced with a national emergency.”

Regional Vice President, U.S. largest food distributor

“I wanted to reach out and thank you for the support provided. This was new territory for our management team. When it came to contingency drivers, your team stepped up in a very significant way during a very troubling time for our distribution center. Not only were you there for us, but you proved to be extremely fast and flexible with filling our needs in under 48 hours notice. Your onsite management of your driver contingency team was the exact partnership we needed to ensure we could focus our time on our customers.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an OD grinder and an ID grinder?

OD (Outside Diameter) grinders and ID (Inside Diameter) grinders are cylindrical grinding machines, each designed to handle different aspects of machining round or cylindrical parts. The key difference between these two types of grinders lies in where the grinding operation is performed on the workpiece:

OD (Outside Diameter) Grinder:

  • Function: OD grinders are used to shape the external surface of a workpiece. This includes grinding the outer surface of cylindrical parts to achieve the desired diameter, roundness, finish, or other specifications.
  • Working Principle: The workpiece is mounted between centers (i.e., fixed points at both ends) or on a chuck, and it rotates around its axis. The grinding wheel, which also rotates, is brought into contact with the outside diameter of the workpiece, removing material to shape the outer surface.
  • Applications: OD grinding is commonly used to finish shafts, rods, rollers, and other cylindrical components.

ID (Inside Diameter) Grinder:

  • Function: ID grinders are used to grind the inside surface of a hollow part or bore. The objective can be to achieve a precise internal diameter, finish, or to remove material from the inside of a workpiece.
  • Working Principle: The workpiece is held in place while the grinding wheel, which is mounted on a spindle, is inserted into the workpiece to grind its internal surfaces. The grinding wheel rotates, and its position is carefully controlled to achieve the desired diameter and surface finish inside the bore.
  • Applications: ID grinding is often used for finishing the internal diameters of bearings, bushings, tubes, and other cylindrical components with internal features.


  • Location of Grinding Area: The most significant difference is where the grinding is performed relative to the workpiece—OD grinders work on the external surfaces, while ID grinders focus on the internal surfaces.
  • Tooling and Setup: ID grinding setups and tooling are generally more complex due to the need to accommodate internal grinding within hollow parts or bores. OD grinding setups are typically more straightforward, as they involve grinding the outer surface of solid cylindrical parts.
  • Applications: Each type of grinder is chosen based on the specific requirements of the project, depending on whether internal or external dimensions need to be precision-machined.

In essence, the choice between an OD grinder and an ID grinder will depend on the specific grinding requirements of the workpiece, including whether the focus is on internal or external dimensions.

What does and OD Grinder Operator do?

An OD (Outside Diameter) Grinder Operator specializes in operating and managing OD grinding machines, which are used to shape and finish the external surfaces of cylindrical parts. The role encompasses several key responsibilities to ensure the production of high-precision components. Here’s a closer look at what an OD Grinder Operator does:

  • Setting Up the Machine: Before starting a grinding operation, the OD Grinder Operator is responsible for setting up the machine. This includes selecting and installing the appropriate grinding wheels, adjusting the machine settings (such as speed, feed rate, and depth of cut) to match the specifications of the workpiece, and securing the workpiece in place.
  • Operating the Machine: The operator controls the OD grinder to perform the grinding operations. They oversee the machine as it grinds the external surface of the workpiece to achieve the desired dimensions, roundness, surface finish, and other specifications. This process involves careful monitoring and adjustments to ensure precision.
  • Quality Control: Throughout the grinding process, the OD Grinder Operator frequently checks the workpiece against the required specifications using various measuring instruments, such as micrometers, calipers, and gauges. Ensuring that the finished product meets all quality standards is a critical part of their job.
  • Troubleshooting: If any issues arise during the grinding process, such as deviations from the desired dimensions or surface finish, the operator is responsible for identifying the problem and making the necessary adjustments to the machine or process. This might involve changing grinding wheels, adjusting machine parameters, or performing minor maintenance tasks.
  • Maintenance: Regular maintenance of the OD grinding machine is part of the operator’s duties. This includes cleaning the machine, checking for wear on the grinding wheels, and ensuring that all components are in good working order to prevent downtime and maintain operational efficiency.
  • Record Keeping: The operator may also be responsible for maintaining records of production quantities, machine settings used for specific jobs, maintenance activities, and quality control results.
What industries do OD Grinder Operators work in?

OD (Outside Diameter) Grinders are used in various industries where precision machining of cylindrical parts is crucial. Here are some of the primary industries where OD Grinders find application:

  • Aerospace: Manufacturing and finishing precision components such as engine parts, landing gear, and hydraulic systems.
  • Automotive: Creating parts like axles, camshafts, crankshafts, and transmission shafts that require precise diameters.
  • Tool and Die Making: For the precision grinding of dies, molds, and other components used in various manufacturing processes.
  • Medical Device Manufacturing: Producing surgical tools, implants, and other medical instruments with stringent dimensional tolerances.
  • Metalworking and Fabrication: Grinding various cylindrical metal parts to specific dimensions for machinery, equipment, and construction applications.
  • Bearing Manufacturing: Precisely grinding the outer race of bearings to meet exact specifications for smooth operation.
  • Electrical and Electronics: Manufacturing components like shafts for motors and precision cylindrical components for electronic devices.
  • Defense and Military: Producing parts for military equipment and vehicles that require high precision and reliability.
  • Industrial Machinery: Making parts for industrial machines that require precise cylindrical shapes, such as rollers, shafts, and rods.
  • Energy Sector: In applications such as oil and gas, where precision-ground components are used in drilling equipment, turbines, and other machinery.

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