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Hone Operator

Los Alamitos, CA, US, 90720

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.


The Hone Operator is primarily responsible for the repairing and resurfacing of bearing raceways.   Repairs must be performed in accordance with Quality Control Standards, Engine Repair Manuals, and work order instructions.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform various repetitive machine set-ups, operations and adjustments.
  • Utilizes stone cutting on special purpose machines to hone inner and outer bearing raceways to very close tolerances and surface finishes
  • Operate surface-analyzer machine to verify finish, straightness and curvature of parts.
  • Works within standard procedure to manually and individually load parts and operate machine cycle
  • Visually inspects own work, re-hone or reject parts and make adjustments as needed
  • Correct or report detected discrepancies to supervisor
  • Record appropriate data as required 
  • Support Quality Management and Lean initiatives
  • Detect and report improper operation, faulty equipment, defective materials and unusual conditions to supervisor
  • Maintain work areas and equipment in a clean and orderly condition
  • Follow prescribed safety rules and regulations
  • Perform other related duties as required or directed
  • Assist in training associates as required
  • Mill Room responsibilities



High School Diploma with 1-2 years of bearing repair experience; or manufacturing/aerospace machining experience.

Basic math skills

Basic computer skills

Experience with various precision inspection tools

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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