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Core Grind/PFKNH



Normal, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Company Overview

Help us make the best golf balls in the world! From our Covington, Georgia manufacturing facility, we supply golf equipment to many of world-renowned golfers including Tiger Woods and Jason Day.

Whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone Golf name you know that you are a valued teammate who is part of our larger mission to serve society with superior quality. We start by offering each teammate more than just a salary. We provide formal training, competitive performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build your future.

We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole selves to work and know they are supported. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. So, show us what you’re made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we need.

Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is headquartered in Covington, Georgia and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Our mission is simple: Bridgestone Golf serves dedicated golfers with superior quality golf equipment designed to maximize individual player’s golf experience and enjoyment.

Job Category

Production & Skilled Trades

Position Summary

The Core Grind Operator ensures center cores are ground to specific diameter and weight specifications. The operator ensures safe and proper operation of core grinding equipment. (2-2-3 Rotating Shift)


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains safe, clean, and orderly workplace per 3S standards.
  • Identify and resolve minor mechanical and quality problems.
  • Responsible for performing regular quality checks as per SOP.
  • Makes operational changes to equipment periodically during 12-hour shift.
  • Performs diameter and weight checks on finished product twice/shift or after any adjustments.
  • Operates Coopermatic filtration systems by changing tanks every 1.5 hours on four units.
  • Loads product into hoppers for grinding and checks finished ground core inventory periodically through shift.
  • Performs compression checks
  • Other duties may be assigned.


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, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate effectively with other employees.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply commonsense with understanding to provide detailed written and/or oral instructions. Ability to be flexible with problem solving and reach resolutions appropriately.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to achieve the requirements with or without a reasonable request.

Work Environment

The work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near heated equipment, moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to sharp objects, pinch points, and/or vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Steel/Composite toed shoes, heat resistant gloves, eye and ear protection is company provided (within reason) and always worn in this area. The indoor temperature is not a climate-controlled environment and can be seasonably hot or cold depending on the weather temperatures outside.

Minimum Qualifications

Typically requires a high school degree; or 1-2 year vocational training / associates degree

Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Employment Eligibility

If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.