Grinding & Polishing Workers, Hand
Also called: Buffer, Finisher, Grinder, Polisher
In the military: see titles from the Army or Navy.
In the Army: Allied Trades Specialist
In the Navy: Machinery Repairman Apprentice
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.
- Verify quality of finished workpieces by inspecting them, comparing them to templates, measuring their dimensions, or testing them in working machinery.
- Move controls to adjust, start, or stop equipment during grinding and polishing processes.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Technology
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:
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