Disc-Pad Grinder

Tend machines that smooth and polish asbestos disk pads for brake linings.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Disc-Pad Grinders do?

Tends machine that smooths and polishes asbestos disk pads for brake linings: Places disk pads on automatic feed tray of machine. Adjusts grinding head of machine according to specified thickness of polished pads. Starts machine that automatically feeds pads through enclosed grinding and washing units. Observes operation to detect machine malfunctions. Stops machine and clears detected jams. Measures random sample of polished disk pads to determine if pads are ground according to specifications, using caliper. Adjusts grinding mechanism as required, using handtools. Records data, such as production and downtime, when machine breakdown occurs.


Should I be a Disc-Pad Grinder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Disc-Pad Grinder

    Most Disc-Pad 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: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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