Abrasive Mixer

Tend machines that mix abrasive compounds.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Abrasive Mixers do?

Tends machine that mixes abrasive compounds for use in making polishing and buffing wheels, and hones: Calculates amount of grit, clay, and adhesive required according to formulas. Weighs out ingredients, dumps ingredients into mixing machine, and starts mixing machine. Feels mixture and adds water and resins until specified consistency is attained. Scoops mixed compound into oscillating sieve to screen out lumps and oversized granules. Dumps compound into barrels for further processing. Records quantities of ingredients used in each mix.

Should I be an Abrasive Mixer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become an Abrasive Mixer

    Most Abrasive Mixers 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:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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