Burr Grinder

Feed molded lens blanks into automatic burr-grinding machines.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Burr Grinders do?

Feeds molded lens blanks into automatic burr-grinding machine that removes burrs and sprues, smooths edges, and ejects blanks from machine. Catches blanks ejected from machine and stacks them in trays prior to grinding and polishing. May perform particular phase of operation, such as feeding blanks into machine or catching and stacking ejected blanks.


Should I be a Burr Grinder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Salvage Grinder

    How to become a Burr Grinder

    Most Burr Grinders 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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