Website Matthews International

Finishing Operator Job Highlights

Title Finishing Operator
Type Full Time
Experience 2+ Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Apopka, FL, United States
Company Matthews International Corporation

Company Profile

Matthews International is a unique community and has created a market-leading global company serving the consumer products, memorialization, and industrial technology markets, each borne out of identification products.

Matthews Environmental Solutions, a division of Matthews Memorialization, is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of technologically advanced crematoria equipment, as well as cremation-related products and services.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Finishing Operator who will perform a variety of functions under the finishing area, which includes belting, chasing, clear coating, drilling, and tapping, sandblast operator, polisher operator, oxidation, packing, shipping, and painting.

This position works to assure accuracy and quality control and promotes the flow of materials necessary to production.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have 2+ years of previous finishing experience (preferred)


  • Belting – belting AIB, VA memorials, and regular memorials, changing belts as necessary, and end of shift procedure.
  • Chasing – examining castings and determining what needs chased, pounding down welds, filling small holes with shot, chasing the surface, letters, ribbons, emblems, vase holes edges, and ornamentation, using the appropriate tools.
  • Clear Coating – performing clear coating operations, operating the clear booth controls, purging the paint gun, and end of shift procedures.
  • Determines required finish operation based upon production order and ticket.
  • Drilling and Tapping – drilling and tapping of markers.
  • General Cleaning – operating the sandblaster and the hand blaster.
  • Hand Polishing – performing hand polishing, using air tools, and end of shift procedures.
  • Hand finishing – working with the aid of a microscope, engraving and sharpening rotary dies, and inspecting parts for incoming and outgoing quality control.
  • Observes and follows safety precautions, rules, and regulations.
  • Oxidation – preparing castings for oxidation, performing oxidation, performing basic oxidation techniques, and end of shift procedures.
  • Packing and Shipping – performing the final quality inspection of castings, then packing and shipping them.
  • Painting – operating the sandblaster and the hand blaster.
  • Performs finish process that meets quality standards of operation. Standards of operation are located on-site for operators’ review and training.
  • Responsible for maintaining the work area and all equipment required to complete the job.
  • Transfers products to and from workstations in a safe manner.
  • Visually inspects product at the work station to determine work required.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
  • Basic analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), and planning skills.
  • Basic degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook, and Internet applications.
  • Basic understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, and reasoning).
  • Possess a mechanical aptitude; ability to use a large variety of hand tools and basic knowledge of power tools, forklifts, welding equipment, and cutting torch.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines, and reporting.

Work Environment

  • Regularly exposed to wet or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold and heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Regularly lift or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, hear and see.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment may be high.

Employer’s Statement

Matthews International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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