Beveling and Edging Machine Operator

Operate machines that bevel, pencil edge and polish glass or mirror edges.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Beveling and Edging Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates one or more machines to bevel, pencil edge, and polish rectangular glass or mirror edges: Loosens calibrated gauge with wrench and turns gauge to set grinding wheels to cut bevel to close tolerances. Presses buttons and turns handwheels to start flow of coolant and polishing compound onto grinding wheels. Starts machine and places glass or mirrors on conveyor of machine. Observes ammeter to determine grinding load. Turns handwheels to adjust grinding wheels. May move glass from machine and wipe edges to remove polishing compound. Feels edge for smoothness. Rejects defective glass or mirror and readjusts gauge.


Should I be a Beveling and Edging 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
    Beveling and Edging Machine Operator

    Beveling and Edging 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 Beveling and Edging Machine Operator-related education!
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