Finger Grip Machine Operator

Tend grinding machines that cut finger grips in sliding glass doors.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Finger Grip Machine Operators do?

Tends one or more grinding machines that cut finger grips in sliding glass doors: Sets guide rails and stops to control length, centering, and depth of cut, using wrenches, setscrews, and measuring tape. Turns valve to start flow of water to grinding wheel, and flips switch to start machine. Positions glass on table against stops and guide rails under cutting wheel and pushes or pulls lever to lower rotating cutting wheel to surface of glass and to raise cutting wheel when groove is ground. May set micro-switch that raises wheel automatically when specified depth of groove is obtained. May install cutting wheels on spindles, using wrench. May dress grinding wheels.

Should I be a Finger Grip Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Gritting Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Finger Grip Machine Operator

    Most Finger Grip Machine 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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