Buffing Machine Tender

Tend automatic buffing machines that buff parts.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Buffing Machine Tenders do?

Tends automatic buffing machine that buffs parts, such as automobile hardware or trim: Loads parts on holding fixture of revolving table that is preset for regular indexing and starts machine. Removes buffed parts and examines them for surface defects. Places buffed parts into shallow tray and covers them with cardboard separators. Informs BUFFER I or BUFFING-LINE SET-UP WORKER of buffing defects. May maintain count of buffed parts and parts which do not meet specifications.

Should I be a Buffing Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • How to become a Buffing Machine Tender

    Most Buffing Machine Tenders 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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