Bit Sharpener Operator

Tend bit-sharpening machines to shape and sharpen bits of mining equipment.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bit Sharpener Operators do?

Tends bit-sharpening machine to shape and sharpen detachable bits of mining equipment: Inserts bits into clamps of power-driven revolving drum and fastens them in place, using wrench. Turns handwheel to move bit against grinding wheels and to turn bit to sharpen cutting and reduce it to gauge size. Lubricates sharpening machine and changes worn grinding wheels, using handtools.

Should I be a Bit Sharpener 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.
  • 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.

  • How to become a Bit Sharpener Operator

    Most Bit Sharpener 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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