Grinding & Polishing Workers, Hand
Finisher, Grinder, Jewelry Polisher, Polisher
What they do:
Grind, sand, or polish, using hand tools or hand-held power tools, a variety of metal, wood, stone, clay, plastic, or glass objects. Includes chippers, buffers, and finishers.
On the job, you would:
- Grind, sand, clean, or polish objects or parts to correct defects or to prepare surfaces for further finishing, using hand tools and power tools.
- Mark defects such as knotholes, cracks, and splits for repair.
- Move controls to adjust, start, or stop equipment during grinding and polishing processes.
Arts and Humanities
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Hand and Finger Use
- keep your arm or hand steady
- hold or move items with your hands
- quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
- use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
- listen and understand what people say
- communicate by speaking
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Self Control
You might use software like this on the job:
Word processing software
Data base user interface and query software
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
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