Tool Grinders, Filers, & Sharpeners
Also called: Grinder, Grinder Operator, Machine Operator, Tool Grinder
What they do:Perform precision smoothing, sharpening, polishing, or grinding of metal objects.
On the job, you would:
- Monitor machine operations to determine whether adjustments are necessary, stopping machines when problems occur.
- Inspect, feel, and measure workpieces to ensure that surfaces and dimensions meet specifications.
- Study blueprints or layouts of metal workpieces to determine grinding procedures, and to plan machine setups and operational sequences.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
Computer aided design CAD and computer aided manufacturing CAM system
Data base user interface and query software
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