Automatic Grinder Operator

Tend machines that grind and hone blades and blade edges of articles.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Automatic Grinder Operators do?

Tends machine that grinds and hones blades and blade edges of articles, such as razors, knives, and garden tools: Loads blades in machine hopper or positions blades in holding fixture. Starts machine that automatically feeds blades to abrasive wheel or belt. Verifies dimensions of blades and keenness of blade edges, using fixed gauges.


Should I be an Automatic Grinder Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Grinder-and-Honer Operator, Automatic, Grinder Operator, Automatic, Magnetic Grinder Operator See More

    How to Become an
    Automatic Grinder Operator

    Most Automatic Grinder Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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