Filer and Sander

Shape metal eye castings to fit in wooden shuttles.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Filer and Sanders do?

Shapes metal eye castings to fit in wooden shuttles: Files and sands eye castings to specified shape and smoothness, using vise, hand files, and emery cloth. Removes completed castings from vise and places castings in containers. Cleans brass particles from files by drawing file card through file grooves.


Should I be a Filer and Sander?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Filler and Sander, Sander and Filer, Singer and Unloader

    How to become a Filer and Sander

    Filer and Sanders 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 Filer and Sander-related education!
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