Gold-Nib Grinder

Operate machines to grind pen points.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Gold-Nib Grinders do?

Operates machine to grind pen points to specified size and shape: Inserts pen point blanks into slots on machine holder and clamps blanks into holder. Starts machine that rotates grinding wheel and advances pen point blanks against wheel to grind fine, medium, or broad points on blanks. Examines ground points for conformance with specifications. Notifies machine repairer of grinding defects. May observe grinding process through magnifying glass.


Should I be a Gold-Nib Grinder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Gold-Nib Grinder

    Most Gold-Nib Grinders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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