Buffing and Polishing Wheel Repairer

Repair cloth buffing and polishing wheels.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Buffing and Polishing Wheel Repairers do?

Repairs cloth buffing and polishing wheels, using handtools, standard charts, tracing lathe, and arbor press: Clamps worn wheel in steam cleaning machine to remove abrasives and bonding materials. Dismantles cleaned wheels, using handtools, and salvages cloth inserts depending upon size and condition. Assembles buffing and polishing wheels according to standard charts, by pressing inserts and spacers on wheel shaft, using arbor press. Mounts assembled wheel on tracing lathe to turn wheel surface to specified shape. Sprays or brushes abrasive bonding material on surface of polishing wheel and places it in oven to dry. Repairs polishing wheels by recoating with specified abrasive bonding material. May mount completed polishing and buffing wheels on machine.

Should I be a Buffing and Polishing Wheel Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Buff-Wheel Fabricator, Dishwashing-Machine Repairer, Polishing-Wheel Repairer

    How to Become a
    Buffing and Polishing Wheel Repairer

    Most Buffing and Polishing Wheel Repairers 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:9tgaaa&chl=no+college+%2854%25%29|certificate+%2840%25%29|associate%27s+%286%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,54,54
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