Bowling Ball Finisher

Tend buffing machines that polish surface of bowling balls.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bowling Ball Finishers do?

Tends buffing machine that removes scratches and polishes surface of bowling balls: Places ball in holding fixture, pad, or cup of buffer and coats buffing wheel and pad with abrasive compound. Changes position of ball against revolving wheel to remove grinding and sanding scratches on surface of ball. Removes ball after specified time and holds ball against finish buffing wheel, moving ball with hands to expose all surfaces to wheel. Examines ball for scratches and specified finish. May dress ball with waterproof sandpaper or rubbing compound to remove nicks, pits, and scratches prior to engraving or polishing and be designated Hand Finisher, Bowling Balls.

Should I be a Bowling Ball Finisher?

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

  • Also known as: Hand Finisher, Bowling Balls, Rubber Ball Finisher

    How to become a Bowling Ball Finisher

    Most Bowling Ball Finishers 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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