Glass Cutting-Or-Grinding Production-Machine Tender

Tend automatic machines that cut, grind, or polish glass products.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Glass Cutting-Or-Grinding Production-Machine Tenders do?

Tends automatic machines that cut, grind, or polish glass products, such as glass tubes or glassware: Reads work orders to determine product specifications. Loads product onto machine holding and feeding devices, and starts machine that cuts, grinds, or polishes glass products. Monitors machine operation to detect malfunctions. Visually inspects parts for defects, such as cracks and chips. Removes finished product from machine after completion of cycle. May replace worn cutters or grinding and polishing wheels, using handtools. May adjust cutter spacing and fixtures to cut tubes to specified lengths. May manually grind, buff, or polish glass surfaces. May pack product for shipping. May clean machine and work area.


Should I be a Glass Cutting-Or-Grinding Production-Machine Tender?

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

  • Also known as: Glass Cutting or Grinding Production Machine Tender, Production-Machine Tender, Glass Cutting-Or-Grinding

    How to Become a
    Glass Cutting-Or-Grinding Production-Machine Tender

    Glass Cutting-Or-Grinding Production-Machine Tenders 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 Glass Cutting-Or-Grinding Production-Machine Tender-related education!
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