Ball Truing Machine Operator

Set up and operate ball-truing machines that grind bowling balls.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Ball Truing Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates battery of ball-truing machines to grind bowling balls spherically to size and smooth them preparatory to finishing and polishing: Installs conical grinding rings on opposing spindles and adjusts clearances and angle of cut, using wrenches and gauges. Places rough cast ball on holding pad between grinding rings and turns valve to start cooling water to flow over ball. Starts machine and moves dial pointer to preset running time cycle on each quadrant of ball. Removes ball from holding pad and gauges it with ring or calipers and rule to ensure specified size tolerances. May mark imperfections on ball to be drilled and plugged, using crayon.

Should I be a Ball Truing Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become a
    Ball Truing Machine Operator

    Ball Truing Machine Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Ball Truing Machine Operator-related education!
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