Automatic Grinding-Machine Operator

Tend machines that remove barks from backs of pearl button blanks.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Automatic Grinding-Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that removes bark from back of pearl button blanks, and levels back and face of blanks: Places blanks face-down on conveyor belt that feeds blanks between steel plate and abrasive wheel. Inverts blanks by hand, and repeats operation to level faces. May tend machine that inverts blanks automatically. May insert blank in holder of manually controlled machine and pull on leverage bar to force blank against abrasive wheel.

Should I be an Automatic Grinding-Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Automatic Grinding Machine Operator, Grinding-Machine Operator, Automatic, Lens Grinding Machine Operator

    How to Become an
    Automatic Grinding-Machine Operator

    Most Automatic Grinding-Machine Operators 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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