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Finishing Operator

Brand:  Memorialization
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  Cemetery Products

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15226


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

  • Belting: Responsible for start-up, belting AIB, VA memorials, and regular memorials, changing belts as necessary and end of shift procedure. 
  • Chasing: Responsible for 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: Responsible for start-up, performing clear coating operations, operating the clear booth controls, purging the paint gun, and end of shift procedures. 
  • Drilling and Tapping: Responsible for drilling and tapping of markers.
  • General Cleaning: Responsible for operating the sand blaster and the hand blaster.
  • Hand Polishing: Responsible for start-up, performing hand polishing, using air tools, and end of shift procedures.
  • Oxidation: Responsible for start-up, preparing castings for oxidation, performing oxidation, performing basic oxidation techniques, and end of shift procedures.
  • Packing & Shipping: Responsible for performing the final quality inspection of castings, then packing and shipping them.
  • Paint: Responsible for operating the sand blaster and the hand blaster, performing painting operations, mixing paint as needed, purging the paint gun. 
  • Responsible for maintaining work area and all equipment required to do job.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of previous finishing experience preferred
  • Basic degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Basic analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
  • Basic understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand and use hands to handle or feel. 
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.

Matthews Memorialization is a leader in the memorialization industry who is committed to helping customers grow their businesses and helping families move from grieving to remembrance by providing products of superior craftsmanship and revenue generating programs and services. Within this industry, our Environmental Solutions is focused on the design and manufacture of advanced combustion systems. Matthews Memorialization is a (MATW) Matthews International company. 


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh