Abrasive Grinder

Tend machines that face and grind specified radii on abrasives.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Abrasive Grinders do?

Tends machine that faces and grinds specified radii on abrasives: Sets machine guides to regulate angle of feed of abrasive to grinder. Places abrasive in fixture and manually feeds abrasive to grinding wheel, or starts machine that automatically feeds abrasive against grinder. Inspects abrasives for conformance to specifications, using fixed gauge and micrometer.


Should I be an Abrasive Grinder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become an Abrasive Grinder

    Most Abrasive Grinders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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