Edger Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines to grind and polish edges and cut drip grooves.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Edger Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates machine to grind and polish edges and cut drip grooves on underside of sandstone table and counter tops: Reads work instructions written on sandstone slab. Presses buttons and pulls levers on control panel to start diamond saw and specified combination of diamond grinding and polishing wheels. Turns valve to start water flow that cools grinding and polishing wheels and saw blades during operation. Pushes sandstone slab from roller conveyor onto belt conveyor that conveys stone through grinding, polishing, and sawing process. Examines slab to determine if grinding, polishing and sawing conforms to specifications. Reprocesses slabs not meeting specifications. Lubricates machine, using grease gun. Examines diamond grinding, and cutting tools for wear and notifies supervisor of replacement need.


Should I be an Edger Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

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    How to become an Edger Machine Operator

    Edger Machine Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Edger Machine Operator-related education!
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