Bed Rubber

Tend machines that grind rough-sawed stone blocks or slabs.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bed Rubbers do?

Tends machine that grinds rough-sawed stone blocks or slabs to smooth surface and specified finish: Positions designated surface of stone on machine bed, using electric hoist. Dumps abrasive, such as grit, sand, and steel shot into hopper of machine. Starts machine, turns valves, and opens hopper gate to regulate flow of water and abrasive under stone. Measures block or slab to verify thickness with work order specifications. Removes finished stone from rubbing bed and cleans abrasive from surface, using scraper, brush, and water hose. May place lead or stone weights on block to ensure even abrading of stone.

Should I be a Bed Rubber?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Heel Sander, Rubber, Marble Rubber

    How to become a Bed Rubber

    Most Bed Rubbers 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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