Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, & Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Also called: Grinder, Grinder Operator, Process Equipment Operator, Centerless Grinder Operator
In the Marine Corps: Machinery Repairman
In the Navy: Machinery Repairman
What they do:Set up, operate, or tend grinding and related tools that remove excess material or burrs from surfaces, sharpen edges or corners, or buff, hone, or polish metal or plastic work pieces.
On the job, you would:
- Inspect or measure finished workpieces to determine conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as gauges or micrometers.
- Lift and position workpieces, manually or with hoists, and secure them in hoppers or on machine tables, faceplates, or chucks, using clamps.
- Set up, operate, or tend grinding and related tools that remove excess material or burrs from surfaces, sharpen edges or corners, or buff, hone, or polish metal or plastic workpieces.
Engineering and Technology
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Math and Science
Hand and Finger Use
Reaction Time and Speed
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
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