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Finishing Operator

Brand:  Matthews Environmental Solutions
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  Environmental

Apopka, FL, US, 32703


The Finishing Operator performs a variety of functions under the finishing area, which includes:  belting, chasing, clear coating, drilling & 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.



  • Visually inspects product at work station to determine work required.
  • Determines required finish operation based upon production order and ticket.
  • Performs finish process that meet quality standards of operation. Standards of operation are located on site for operators review and training.
  • Transfers product to and from work station in a safe manner.
  • Observes and follows safety precautions, rules and regulations.
  • 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.
  • Drilling and Tapping: drilling and tapping of markers.
  • General Cleaning:  operating the sand blaster and the hand blaster.
  • Hand Polishing: performing hand polishing, using air tools, and end of shift procedures.
  • Oxidation: preparing castings for oxidation, performing oxidation, performing basic oxidation techniques, and end of shift procedures. 
  • Packing & Shipping: performing the final quality inspection of castings, then packing and shipping them.
  • Painting: operating the sand blaster, and the hand blaster.
  • Hand-finishing: working with the aid of a microscope, engraving and sharpening rotary dies and inspecting parts for incoming and outgoing quality control.  
  • Responsible for maintaining work area and all equipment required to complete job.
  • Additional duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 2+ years of previous finishing experience preferred.
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary. 




  • 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.  
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold & heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment may be high.

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

The Matthews Environmental Solutions 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. It is a total solutions provider for combustion products and services with a passion for the environment and success for our clients. We are a global leader in cremation equipment, waste incinerator systems, environmental solutions, service, parts, supplies, crematory management and memorial products. We have a passion for innovation and are committed to continually finding new solutions for a varied customer base. 

Matthews Environmental Solutions and Matthews Memorialization are (MATW) Matthews International companies.  

Matthews International 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.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants.  In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.

Nearest Major Market: Orlando