Buffing Line Set Up Worker

Set up buffing line to buff metal parts to specified finish.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Buffing Line Set Up Workers do?

Sets up buffing line to buff metal parts, such as automobile trim or hardware, to specified finish, following work order and using knowledge of metals, abrasives, and finishing techniques: Reads work order to determine part to be buffed. Selects holding fixtures and bolts them to drive mechanism. Selects buffs and positions and attaches them to spindles, using knowledge of buffing operations to determine type of buffs, angle of contact, and pressure against workpiece. Sets timers to control speed of indexing, according to size and material of workpiece and to control application of lubricant and abrasive. Examines finish of first piece through buffing line for conformance to specifications. Adjusts setup to achieve specified finish. May change speed of buffing wheels by varying ratio of drive pulleys.


Should I be a Buffing Line Set Up Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Abrasive Worker

    How to Become a
    Buffing Line Set Up Worker

    Most Buffing Line Set Up Workers 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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