Convex Grinder Operator

Tend machines that round edges of pearl button blanks.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Convex Grinder Operators do?

Tends machine that rounds edges of pearl button blanks and forms convex surface on back of blank: Places blanks face down in automatic chucks of feed mechanism that forces blanks against abrasive wheel shaped to produce convex surface. May tend convex-grinding machine to form studs on backs of buttons, or to shape button faces. May place single blank in chuck of manually controlled convexing machine and pull on leverage bar to force blank against abrasive wheel.


Should I be a Convex Grinder Operator?

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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Convex Grinder

    How to become a Convex Grinder Operator

    Most Convex Grinder Operators 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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