Day in the Life: Finishing Associate for High Vacuum Manufacturing


Day in the Life

Take a step behind the scenes of our manufacturing process as we explore a typical day in the life of a Finishing Associate at ANCORP. Each delicate detail is a reflection of our commitment to uncompromising quality. As members of a proud U.S. manufacturer of high vacuum components, valves, and flanges, ANCORP Finishing Associates are skilled at delivering beautiful, high-quality polished pieces and are an integral part of our team.

Starting the Day with Purpose

Damon Penny, a seasoned Finishing Associate, sets the tone for the day with a clear mission. The mornings at ANCORP unfold purposefully, guided by a shared commitment to unparalleled craftsmanship.

I was looking for a place where I could take pride in the work I do every morning. It’s about creating an environment where, regardless of the challenges, we come together as a team to make it right.”

Quality in Every Manufacturing Phase  

High-quality finishes are not merely a goal; they are an uncompromising standard.  As components arrive at a finishing station, a well-orchestrated sequence begins. Each piece is washed, cleaned, and degreased in meticulous preparation for final polishing in our state-of-the-art finishing machines. Our skilled Finishing Associates undertake this meticulous process, seamlessly deburring parts, smoothing and preparing surfaces, and polishing various products, including ball valves, flanges, adapters, and other components. Every step is optimized, ensuring a flawless finish and quick turnaround times for your orders.

Damon guides us through this intricate process, underlining the significance of ensuring that each product emerges flawless from the finishing touch.

When we receive parts, whether it’s the end caps…or the bodies for the ball valves, our focus is on getting those parts up there as quick as possible.

Crafting Excellence, Together

Collaboration in manufacturing is not just encouraged; it’s essential. This commitment to collaboration extends beyond the workshop floor and into our business philosophy as a collective effort to achieve excellence from the coordination in our manufacturing processes to the seamless interaction between different departments; teamwork is the backbone of ANCORP.

Damon, who also serves as a coach, sheds light on the teamwork and shared responsibility that defines our workplace.

Everyone here is great. It’s like a family environment. I’m a coach, so everything I’m involved with, everything, [is] around teamwork. We’re a team, and that’s how I look at it.”

Join our Team 

As we close out on a Finishing Associate’s day, we invite you to consider where you might find your fit at ANCORP. With various positions contributing to the craftsmanship, quality, and collaboration taking place everyday, we would love to have you join our team.

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In endearing memory of Damon Penny, whose humor and kindness left an indelible mark on our company. His legacy continues to inspire us.